Overview of SAS Products

Base SAS
Base SAS software includes the DATA step programming for data access, data manipulation and
reporting using simple statistical and utility procedures. Must be installed on your system to run
most of the other SAS products.

Allows you access data used by other software packages. You can read and, in some cases, write
data in their native formats without having to leave SAS. Most of the popular database software is supported, and each has its own SAS/ACCESS product.

Allows you to write your own interactive SAS applications. Applications written with SAS/AF
software allow users quick-and-easy access to information without knowing the SAS language.

Is a menu-driven front end to SAS software. You make choices from menus, and SAS writes the program for you. Programs can be stored for later use.

Connects computers running SAS software. Data can be shared between the computers, and programs developed on one computer or operating environment can be transferred to another for processing.

SAS Enterprise Guide
Providing a graphical user interface to power SAS. This is a Windows only product, but can be used to access SAS servers on other systems.

SAS Enterprise Miner
A data mining tool and it is a complete product in itself. It provides an easy-to-use front-end to the SEMMA (Sample, Explore, Modify, Model, Assess) process for business users.

Produces high-resolution plots, charts, and maps.

Allows you to save data in multidimensional database (MDDB) formats for use with online analytical processing (OLAP) (otherwise known as slicing and dicing your data).

Statistical analysis with a number of procedures, providing statistical information such as analysis
of variance, regression, multivariate analysis, and categorical data analysis.

SAS Visual Analytics
Includes both a suite of business intelligence (BI) tools and a platform to provide uniform access to data. The goal of this product is to compete with the popular reporting tools like Business Objects and Cognos. SAS® Business Intelligence or Visual Analytics tool gives you the information when you need it, in the format you need. The SAS Difference Other vendors provide business intelligence solely in the form of historical reports that give you hindsight but limited insight. SAS Business Intelligence allows you to understand the past, monitor the present and predict outcomes as you move your business ahead.