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SmartPLS is one of the leading software tools for partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM).

SmartPLS 3 is a milestone in latent variable modeling. It combines state of the art methods (e.g., PLS-POS, IPMA, complex bootstrapping routines) with an easy to use and intuitive graphical user interface.

Joe F. Hair, DBA Director, Cleverdon Chair of Business, University of South Alabama, USA

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With more than 2,500 citations in academic publications, SmartPLS is one of the leading software tools for partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM). Researchers and practitioners enjoy the success of using the PLS-SEM method’s capabilities for their projects by running our intuitive and easy-to-use software.

SmartPLS is endorsed by the authors of the book on PLS-SEM
"A Primer on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM)"

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Full of Features

To Save You Time And Headaches

SmartPLS lets you do:

  • Partial least squares (PLS) path modeling algorithm (including consistent PLS)
  • Ordinary least squares regression based on sumscores
  • Advanced bootstrapping options
  • Blindfolding
  • Importance-performance matrix analysis (IPMA)
  • Multi-group analysis (MGA)
  • Hierarchical component models (second-order models)
  • Nonlinear relationships (e.g. quadratic effect)
  • Confirmatory tetrad analysis (CTA)
  • Finite mixture (FIMIX) segmentation
  • Prediction-oriented segmentation (POS)
  • and more...

Lift the Treasure of Your Data

The intuitive graphical user interface lets your create pretty path models with SmartPLS in minutes.

Do you want to stay on top of your files? Our Project Explorer helps you organizing your data and models efficiently in separate projects. You can easily export, import and archive your projects when using SmartPLS.

You find all information that you need to assess the outcomes and to competently write-up your paper in the SmartPLS results reports. They are well-organized and provide a good orientation. You can export all results to Excel, HTML or R.

Get on board easily

SmartPLS offers a rich portfolio of analyses and reports. But don´t worry! Each algorithm is explained by our built-in documentation. Our default algorithm settings represent the best choice for most computations. Start right away, save a lot of time and focus on the results of your analysis!

SmartPLS 3 adds a number of new and useful “bells and whistles” to the software’s capabilities, and of course to the researcher's ability to better understand measurement issues and structural patterns.

Dr. Marko Sarstedt, Professor of Marketing, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany.

Pricing and License Options

50% off on all prices for students and faculty. Volume discounts available, too.

SmartPLS 3
SmartPLS 3
SmartPLS 3
Datasets max. 100 rows Unlimited Unlimited
Projects Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Access to all algorithms
Customize Colors, Fonts and Borders
Export results to Excel, R and HTML
Copy result tables to the clipboard
Export the graphical model
Prioritized technical support
Method Support Service
Results Review Service
Personal support via Skype
no license required
 400/year *
one installation
 4,000/year *
up to 3 installations
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Flexible Licensing and further discounts

Licensing is very flexible. Please check out the price calculator on the order form.
We offer licenses for single or multiple months and years as well as network license for concurrent use.
Additional discounts apply for volume orders and long-term licensing.

SmartPLS 3 Comes With:


Installation problems? Don't know where to start? Our support staff will guide you through doing your first analysis with SmartPLS. As a paying customer you will get an answer to any question within 24 hours.

30-Day Free Trial

Get started with no risk. Just download, install and choose the 30-day-trial option in the initial screen. If you don´t like the software after 30 days, stop using it and owe nothing.

A Money-Back Guarantee

If you are not thrilled by our software, we do not want your money. We will refund any payment made within the last thirty days if you are unsatisfied for any reason.

Download and Installation

The latest release is 3.2.6

If you want to download the previous version, SmartPLS 2, click here

What our customers say

I have a long background in technology IT (product management and engineering) and I¹ve developed applications for many years. I think that SmartPLS 3 is the nicest SEM product on the market, today, and I definitely prefer using it instead of rather antiquated tools like AMOS and MPLUS.
Lori D. Kendall, Ph.D. Student in Management, Case Western Reserve University

I recommend SmartPLS to my students, and one of my graduate student is preparing his Ph.D. thesis with SmartPLS program. He is very happy to solve the difficulty of dealing with hard data for his analysis.
DaeShik Park, Professor, Chungnam National University, Korea

PLS-SEM is a key multivariate analysis method for researchers and scholars. SmartPLS 3 gives easy access to the method. I profited in my research and Ph.D. theses from the intuitive ways to draw models and to easily get the outputs with graphics for many useful analyses.
Julen Castillo Apraiz, Ph.D. Researcher, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Having become familiar with PLS, and especially the SmartPLS tool, I have applied the technique to the Metlife Customer Satisfaction Survey data across multiple markets. The results are very useful and, thanks to SmartPLS, very easy to compute.
Martin Caplin, Metlife, United Kingdom.

Covariance-based approach limits lead us to use the variance based approach and smartpls software. Many studies done in this area. for expanding this approach among researchers with Persian language we written a book with collaboration my friends. It seems that this approach will soon become an integral part of most analysts, especially in the realm of social sciences. The new version of the software is more comprehensive, and especially at the CTA has attracted many comments. This software can help researchers to comprehensive understanding of develop and evaluate of the measurement and structural models.
Rasoul Gholamzadeh, Faculty Member of Payam Noor University, Iran

PLS-SEM showed a very encouraging development in the last decade. The method has a place in the heart of the researchers. Today, SmartPLS is the most popular software to use the PLS-SEM method. The SmartPLS team of developers has been working hard to release SmartPLS 3. After seeing and using the latest version of the software, I say it is ABC, amazing, beautiful, and complete.
Hengky Latan, Independent Researcher at University of Pattimura, Indonesia

I have used successfully used SmartPLS for my PhD research in which a pretty complex model has been investigated. I have been working with different software and I have found the SmartPLS software very easy to use. However, this has not restricted the potential power of the software that has allowed me to analyse the direct and indirect effects within my model. I strongly recommend SmartPLS to scholars should they be searching for partial least square software.
Masih Fadaki, PhD (Supply Chain Management, RMIT University), Category Manager (University of Melbourne), Melbourne, Australia

SmartPLS 3 is becoming the state of the art PLS-SEM software. Packed with useful features and easy to use interface it enables me to be more focused on research rather than the tool employed. It comes with a fair price model, securing future development and support. With both a Windows and OSX version, SmartPLS 3 is a winner!
Darko Etinger, at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia

Questions and Answers

How is SmartPLS Student licensed?

SmartPLS Student does not require a specific license nor any kind of registration. Just download the latest release and choose the Student option in the initial license dialog.

How is SmartPLS Professional licensed?

SmartPLS Professional requires license keys you can purchase online. We provide single user licenses as well as network licenes for concurrent use. All licenses are time-based depending on your purchase.

Can I use SmartPLS offline?

It depends on your type of your license. If you are using the Student version or purchased a single user license for SmartPLS Professional, you can use the software without beeing connected to the internet. If you are using a network license you need to be connected to the internet or to your companies network.

Can I switch licenses safely?

Yes! You can up- or downgrade from SmartPLS Student to SmartPLS Professional and vice versa or use different Professional licenses. Your data and PLS models will remain intact and can be opened no matter which license you choose.

Do you provide licenses for computer labs?

Yes. We can provide single user licenses that allow for multiple activations (multi-key). We also provide network licenes for concurrent use - the necessary licensing server may be either hosted by us or within your organizations computer network.

Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

Yes. We will refund any payment made within the last thirty days if you are unsatisfied for any reason.

If I have questions about SmartPLS, who can I talk to?

We do our level best to answer all support requests within 24 hours. All questions are answered by our in-house support team and lead engineer. (Your business is too important to trust to a call center.)

Can I charge people for courses with SmartPLS?

Of course! But you need to pay the full price for all SmartPLS licenses used with your course and may not claim the academical discount of 50%.

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