SAS Overview

Last Updated : 29 June , 2004

Center of Excellence

SAS Overview
An integrated system that enables us to perform
 Data entry, retrieval and management  Report writing and graphics  Statistical and Mathematical Analysis  Business planning, forecasting and DS  Quality, OR and project management  Application Development

Milestones
Started in 1976 as software package for Statistical Analysis By early 80s SAS branched out into graphics, spreadsheets and online data entry Today SAS products range from C Compilers to Web enabling software's 33K customers in over 110 countries 3.5 million users

SAS System Functionality
DataBa se Raw Data … User Interfaces Access Data Present Repor t Graph ics Analyze Manage Data Entry and Editin g Retrie val Forma t… Statist ics Foreca st

App Development Tools

SAS System Architecture
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Graphs

RDBMS

SAS Base

Drill Down Reports

ERP/Legacy

Files

SAS Base Components
SAS Language SAS Procedures Macro Facility Data Step Debugger Output Delivery System (ODS) SAS Windowing Environment

Terminology
SAS Data Sets SAS Data Libraries SAS Catalog Observations Variables

Why SAS?
Platform Independence Portability Data Access from diverse sources Powerful Tools for various Business needs Data warehousing Made Easy Single integrated system

Key SAS Products
Assist Access Connect Share EIS AF AppDev Studio IntrNet
 MDDB Server  Graph  Insight  Stat  ETS  EMiner  WebHound  Warehouse Admin.

The SAS Data Warehouse The SAS Data Warehouse The Integrated, Open, End-to-End Solution The Integrated, Open, End-to-End Solution

SAS/Base Warehouse Admin
Operational

SPDS

OLAP tools
Customer

Data Extractor Transformation Engine

RDBMS

Metadata

Data Mining H-OLAP Query and Reporting Internet Exploitation
Market Risk

Legacy

Loader
SAS

EIS DSS
Product

Scheduler
External

Data Visualisation

SAP

Metadata Manager

Information Environment

OO RAD Intelligent Client/Server

Quality

Future

Management

Organisation

Exploitation

Questions

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