Giri Balasubramanian

Giri Balasubramanian

Giri Balasubramanian
Executive Director
PRA International

How long have you been using SAS®?

12 years.

What SAS products have you used in the past? What products and solutions are you currently using?

I have used Base SAS, SAS Analytics, SAS Data Integration Studio, SAS/STAT®, SAS/GRAPH®, SAS/ACCESS® Interface to ODBC, SAS/ACCESS Interface to PC Files.

What is a problem you have solved using SAS?

I have resolved many issues in SAS. For example the extraction of data from Excel using PROC IMPORT and DDE technique allowed me to develop utilities in SAS to parse a SAS program and identify any code violation issues.

What is the most innovative way you have used SAS?

I have tried to use different languages within SAS to resolve items that cannot be resolved by SAS by way of an embedded approach.

What is your most memorable SAS moment?

SAS is the smartest tool to analyze the data and the smartest language designed to handle analytics.

How has SAS changed in the time you have been using it?

SAS has rolled out new versions and improved upon the usability and offerings.

Have you ever attended a SAS users group meeting or SAS Global Forum? If yes, please list them.

Not yet.

Has your work with SAS been influenced by any other members of the SAS community?

Yes.

If you could point a new SAS user to one resource, what would it be?

SAS/STAT.

SAS Circle of Excellence - 10 Years

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