Minitab releases Minitab Express, a new statistical software package for Mac and PC available through OnTheHub(TM)

OTTAWA, Aug. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Instructors and students of introductory statistics now have a new, low-cost teaching and learning software option available through the OnTheHub™ eStore and network of school-branded web stores powered by Kivuto Solutions Inc., the world's leading provider of hosted, flexible and scalable solutions for complex digital distribution requirements.

Available for Mac® and PC platforms, Minitab Express makes teaching and learning introductory statistics simple. It provides instructors with the flexibility to seamlessly teach students on either Mac or PC, and gives students access to the tools they need on the platform they are most comfortable using. Minitab Express was developed by Minitab Inc., the leading provider of software and services for quality improvement and statistics education,

"Minitab Express is designed specifically for introductory statistics courses," said Christine Bayly, Minitab Academic Sales Manager. "Its user-friendly design helps students easily perform data analysis and learn key statistical concepts, and allows instructors to share files with students on either platform. Best of all, through the OnTheHub Network, instructors and students receive steep discounts when they rent a six- or twelve-month version."

Minitab Express is available through the OnTheHub network along with Minitab 17, the world's leading software for statistical education for more than 40 years. When students and faculty visit or their school's web store they can choose either program for their specific computer platform. Pricing is identical for both programs and starts at $29.99 USD for a six-month rental. A 12-month rental is available for $49.99 USD, or academic members can try Minitab Express 30 days at no cost.

Our ongoing partnership with Minitab continues to deliver quality digital products for statistical education at deeply discounted academic prices," said Ryan Peatt, VP of Business Development at Kivuto. "With the release of Minitab Express through Kivuto's OnTheHub™ Network, students, faculty, and staff worldwide are provided with the latest and most up-to-date software, quickly and easily. We want to ensure academic members can get the statistical software they need, helping them succeed in both education and the workplace."

About Minitab

Minitab delivers software and services for quality improvement and statistics education. Minitab Statistical Software is the preferred data analysis tool for businesses of all sizes and is used in more than 100 countries by thousands of distinguished companies, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and the leading Six Sigma consultants. It has been used to implement virtually every major Six Sigma quality improvement initiative, and to teach statistics in over 4,000 colleges and universities worldwide.

About Kivuto

Kivuto Solutions is the world's leading provider of advanced digital distribution and management solutions that enable the secure delivery of digital goods to individuals, businesses, and organizations anywhere in the world. Kivuto simplifies the process of delivering any digital good to any market under virtually any terms and conditions. Over 60,000 academic institutions and departments trust Kivuto to manage and distribute software to their students, faculty and staff. The company distributes software in 195 countries and supports 14 languages.

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