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The Company

Salford Systems specializes in state-of-the-art machine learning technology designed to assist data scientists in all aspects of predictive model development.


Salford Systems' technology was developed and enhanced in direct collaboration with original creators of modern machine learning and data mining. We maintain an active R&D program, leveraging our ties to leading universities.

The Software

Salford's tools are known for their ease of use, capability of working with large volumes of data, high-speed model development, robustness and reliability and consistent delivery of ultra-accurate models. Salford's modeling automation tools guide novice data scientists through the complex process of model development and help expert data scientists develop world-class predictive models.

The Services

Salford Systems offers corporations and management consulting companies a variety of analytical and strategic consulting services. Salford teams business consultants and technical Ph.D.s with scientific programmers to find innovative solutions for complex modeling and data analysis problems. Areas of specialization include database mining, segmentation, targeting and choice modeling. Salford Systems maintains a rapid response data mining center equipped with six high speed servers and massive storage capacity. Demonstration cost-effective projects and proof of concept studies can be planned and executed in as little as four weeks, and assessments of the value of large scale data mining projects can be generated quickly. Salford Systems conducts large scale data mining projects from initial conceptualization to the final installation of productivity software.

To bolster its services, Salford Systems offers an ongoing series of database mining training seminars for CART® and other innovative tools. Companies can receive on-site training or send representatives to seminars presented periodically in most major U.S. cities.

The Founder

Dan Steinberg, Ph.D.
President and Founder

Dan Steinberg, President and CEO of Salford Systems, founded the company in 1983 just after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard. He also served as a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego, and has participated in dozens of consulting projects for Fortune 100 clients. He has been honored by the SAS User's Group International (SUGI) and led the modeling teams that won the KDDCup 2000 and the 2002 Duke/Teradata Churn modeling competition. Dr. Steinberg has published articles in statistics, econometrics, computer science, and marketing journals, and has been a featured data mining issues speaker for the American Marketing Association, American Statistical Association, the Direct Marketing Association and the Casualty Actuarial Society.

How and Why Salford Systems got started

Dan Steinberg was always interested in analytic methodology and in software to make the methodology easy to use, from his days as a grad student in Econometrics at Harvard. The company started with statistical products for the IBM mainframe in 1983 and shifted development efforts to the PC in 1985.

Two distinguished professors and a network of colleagues have been key to our innovation strategy. We began by building on the genius of Leo Breiman (Stats UC Berkeley) and Jerome H. Friedman (Stats, Stanford) and combined their groundbreaking technological innovations with our own experience as practitioners of data analysis and predictive modeling. Breiman contributed new ideas up until a year before his death in 2005, and Friedman continues to provide us with innovations. We regularly tackle challenging problems for major corporate clients, and are thus stimulated to devise new solutions along with improvements to our core technologies.

In May 2017, Salford Systems was acquired by Minitab, Inc. (, which provides quality improvement software to more than 90% of Fortune 100 companies.



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