|SmartPLS 2.0.M3||SmartPLS 3.2.8|
|Support||No support offered||Online support available|
|Latest release date||2005||2018|
|Maintenance||Not maintained since 2005||Continuous development & updates|
|Supported Java Runtime||Java 1.6||Java 8++|
|Runs on Windows|
|Runs on Mac OSX|
|Customizable style of path model (e.g. colors)|
|Copy & paste models and projects|
|Sample models included|
|Descriptive statistics and data view|
|Missing value treatment options|
|Partial least squares algorithm|
|Consistent partial least squares algorithm|
|OLS regression based on sumscores|
|Advanced bootstrapping options|
|Discriminant validity assessment|
|Importance-performance matrix analysis (IPMA)|
|Multi-group analysis (MGA)|
|Nonlinear relationships (e.g. quadratic effect)|
|Confirmatory tetrad analysis (CTA)|
|Prediction-oriented model selection|
|Finite mixture (FIMIX) segmentation|
|Prediction-oriented segmentation (POS)|
|Export of results reports||HTML||Excel, R, HTML|
|Price||Free||Free student and flexibly priced professional version|
SmartPLS 2.0.M3 was released in 2005. Since then there has been no maintenance or bugfix. Although it is very popular, SmartPLS 2.0.M3 contains some known issues that have never been fixed. You need to know these issues and some expert knowledge applying the necessary work arounds. SmartPLS 2.0.3 requires an out-dated Java Runtime Environment in Version 6, which has serious security problems and is no longer supported by Oracle. You will not be able to run SmartPLS 2.0.3 on Mac OSX. Although we continue providing free downloads and licenses for SmartPLS 2, we do not offer any support.
Please fill out the following registration form. Your key and a download link for the sofware will be send by email.
By requesting an activation key, you accept the SmartPLS 2 license agreement.
Please note, in line with the license agreement, it is a requirement to correctly cite the use of SmartPLS 2:
Ringle, Christian M., Wende, Sven, and Will, Alexander (2005). SmartPLS 2.0.M3. Hamburg: SmartPLS, http://www.smartpls.de.