SmartPLS 2.0.M3 vs. SmartPLS 3.3.3

Some good reasons why it`s time to change

SmartPLS 2.0.M3 SmartPLS 3.3.3
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)
Measurement Invariance
Second-order models
Nonlinear relationships (e.g. quadratic effect)
Confirmatory tetrad analysis (CTA)
Model fit
PLS Predict
Prediction-oriented model selection
Finite mixture (FIMIX) segmentation
Prediction-oriented segmentation (POS)
Weighted data
Export of results reports HTML Excel, R, HTML
Price Free Free student and flexibly priced professional version

Support for SmartPLS 2.0.M3 ended.

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.

Download and Installation of SmartPLS 2.0.M3

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,

You really want to ride an old horse?
Well, then jump on.

Register for SmartPLS 2.0.M3