Comprehensive data management that supports analytics and decision management. And the ability to turn data into a valued asset. SAS helps institutions fully exploit and govern information assets, uncover hidden insights that improve student achievement and enhance operational effectiveness. We do this by providing:
Data integration and management. Access and consolidate all your data – regardless of source or format – into single version of the truth for data-driven decision making.
Dynamic and self-service reporting. Empower stakeholders to work independently with business intelligence tools that deliver the information that’s needed in the format – and at the time – it is required.
Data visualization. Extend the power of high-end analytics to a wider array of users, enabling even those with limited technical skills to drill down into data to analyze trends and discover the answers they need, when they need them.
Combine data from across departments. Access, integrate and visually explore data across your college or university. And gain valuable insights for making better, timelier decisions. With SAS, you can:
Share the most up-to-date information with stakeholders – in an easily consumable way – using self-service reporting and ad hoc visual data discovery and exploration.
Break down information silos and make information available, interconnected and usable with powerful data management capabilities.
Enable stakeholders and constituents to see the bigger picture, as well as drill down into the data to see more detailed information, with easy-to-use data visualization capabilities.
By creating the data mart and standardizing on SAS software, we have started to make our data available, interconnected and usable. Now, for the first time, we can see across the entire university – and start to find relationships among all types of different information.
Efficient, effective use of IT resources. Self-service reporting and analytics. Informed, enterprisewide decisions. Our higher education solutions offer a powerful, flexible business analytics framework that includes capabilities for:
Institutional research. Speed and improve processes and give institutional decision makers the insights they need to make proactive decisions. Use prebuilt reports to quickly and easily generate those most frequently needed.
Enrollment management. Access information from across multiple sources, share information easily across institutional boundaries, and uncover patterns and trends. The result? You can attract the right students, maximize retention and sustain strong relationships throughout the student life cycle.
Institutional advancement. Easily access and consolidate historical data on donors, alumni and prospects. Create predictive models that determine the likelihood of donor giving. Then cost-effectively target those prospects with the highest propensity to give.
Strategic plan development and monitoring. Slice and dice data to predict the outcomes of different scenarios in your strategic planning.
University business. Analyze information on student enrollment, faculty, courses, finance, hiring/salary, facilities, etc., for budget alignment, accreditation or resource forecasting.
Self-service reporting. Even those with limited analytical skills can quickly produce, view, interact with and interpret reports via the Web or mobile devices, with IT maintaining control of the underlying data.
Integrate data across the institution. Democratize data analysis. Identify current and future trends. And quickly and easily generate reports. With SAS you can:
Equip key stakeholders with the data management and analytics software they need to create, manage, monitor and revise effective strategic plans to successfully reach desired outcomes.
Support internal and external consumers of institutional research information using accurate, trusted data and sophisticated analysis.
Foster collaboration by enabling data consumers to instantaneously share dynamic reports and plan scenarios through the Web and on mobile devices.
Data integrity. Easy access to reports. Reliable insight into performance. SAS arms education administrators at all levels – and the public – with the right information and analytic tools for trusted knowledge. No matter the size of your organization – or your data – with SAS you can explore all relevant data quickly and easily. We help you shed a light on and transform programs, curriculums, student outcomes and more with:
Data standardization and integration. Standardize and cleanse data to ensure its accuracy and integrity. And make it accessible to all who need it.
Dynamic data exploration and data visualization. Put lightning-fast insights within everyone's reach – even the public – using self-service, ad hoc visual data discovery and exploration. And with mobile tethering, you can explore reports even when there's no Internet connectivity.
Performance measurement and management. Enable stakeholders to cascade information about the performance of current programs and overall strategy easily throughout your organization, based on a single source of current, auditable data.
Financial and performance transparency. Anyone – regardless of analytic background – can understand how your institution is doing using sophisticated analytics with user-friendly features such as on-the-fly forecasting, scenario analysis, and performance dashboards and scorecards.
Understand cause and effect. Share information. And improve your institution’s research, enrollment and administration. With SAS, you can:
Demonstrate your commitment to increased transparency with dashboards that can be shared openly with constituents.
Chart out your progress and have an open view into your performance with dynamic information that centers on core indicators – student success, faculty productivity, research and technology transfer, and finance and productivity – that can be published to the Web for anyone, anywhere to see and explore.
Provide the public and policymakers with information about how you’re addressing goals and priorities, and how you’re measuring progress.
Analytics provides the intelligence we need to implement strategies that fuel economic competitiveness, while at the same time matching our students' highest potential to real job and internship opportunities. SAS Visual Analytics will help us make those connections and show the public and decision makers how our universities are performing, and how we can grow Louisiana competitively.
— Sandra Woodley, President of the University of Louisiana (UL) System
The McKinsey Global Institute has estimated that US demand for business professionals skilled in data analytics could outstrip supply by 60 percent – or 1.5 million jobs – by 2018. Are you preparing students to fill the gap? SAS offers higher education solutions that include:
Professor workshops. Keep your statistical analysis skills at the forefront of the digital age by taking advantage of numerous professional development opportunities, training and materials designed exclusively for professors – at no charge.
Teaching resources. Teach a SAS course to degree-seeking students – or internal employees. We provide everything you need – teaching materials and instructors – free of charge.
Curriculum development assistance. Incorporate SAS into your academic offerings – for a single activity, a for-credit course, a sequence of courses building toward a degree or certificate program, or to create a new program.
Master’s program support. Develop the SAS curriculum you need to accomplish your goals with the help of SAS' expert analytical and curriculum consultants.
Certificate program design. Develop a joint certificate program in a variety of areas of SAS expertise to recognize students with advanced SAS knowledge. Use pre-existing or newly developed courses. Your university administers the program, and SAS co-sponsors the certificate, assuming minimum requirements for credit hours and covered topics are met.
SAS access on your campus. Most campuses have licenses for SAS. If your campus licenses an academic bundle, you may have free access to a selection of SAS e-Learning courses. Contact us to learn more at 800-727-0025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-demand software access. Access the analytical power of SAS software by connecting to a SAS server in the cloud through a user-friendly, point-and-click interface. SAS OnDemand for Academics provides a no-cost online delivery model to professors for teaching and students for learning data management and analytics.
Hands-on technology courses. Through a partnership between Teradata University Network and SAS, college professors and students can access SAS Visual Analytics for learning purposes. Provided at no cost, it can be accessed via a broadband Internet connection. Teaching materials are included.
Seamlessly access data from multiple sources. Apply unmatched analytic capabilities. And easily report your results. Using SAS – the market leader in statistics and analytics – you can:
Take advantage of a host of support services, such as free workshops, teaching materials, access to software and e-Learning courses.
Teach students the skills they’ll need to pursue a lucrative career with the tools and support to advance learning and knowledge for the digital age.
Seamlessly access, accurately analyze and easily report on research data with computational and analytical solutions that can access and analyze large amounts of data – something most solutions can’t do.
Worldwide demand for data experts is expected to double by 2017. But a college degree alone may not be enough to prepare students for the highly competitive analytics job market. Now you can give your students an advantage – with SAS Analytics U.
Free SAS software and resources. Easy ways to connect with students, other professors and SAS experts. And the real-world experience your students will need to succeed.
We need graduates to have the critical skills that are in demand by industry today. They need to be able to quickly add value by using their firm business background combined with their solid analytics knowledge.
Recognition. Employability. Sought-after skills. An analytic perspective on the world around you. And more possibilities to pursue your dreams. Why are students around the world using SAS in their course work and research projects? Because SAS programming is one of the most sought-after skills in the job market today. Here’s a sampling of how SAS opens doors for your research and your career:
Competitions and networking opportunities. Present your research in competitions. Compete for scholarships. Network with employers and others who are interested in your skills. Opportunities include:
Present at the Analytics Conference Series. This conference series gives you an opportunity to showcase your research in data mining, forecasting or other analytical topics, and network with leaders in both industry and academia.
The Student Poster Contest provides a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to attend the Analytics Conference and present.
SAS Certification. Here’s a great way to enhance your résumé and showcase your SAS skills. Several certifications are available, and we have great resources to help you prepare for the certification exam. Watch a short video about it, or check out some sample exam questions.
Access to SAS software. If your professor signs up to use SAS OnDemand for Academics in your course, as a student you can access it for free. With our Web Editor, you can run SAS within a browser on any operating system – including Mac. Find out if your professor has signed up by chatting with us online or calling 800-727-0025.
Support for you to learn SAS. SAS is THE market leader in analytics. We can’t emphasize enough that gaining SAS skills will launch your employability into the stratosphere. Just search for “SAS” skills on a job site, and see for yourself. Employers want you – if you know SAS. And we’re here to help with lots of resources – like free tutorials, users groups, SAS books, experts and online communities.
Learn SAS. Get recognized. Be in demand. It’s your future. Tell your professor – SAS is your statistical analysis program of choice. And here’s why:
Boost your employability. Employers put a high value on SAS skills. So, if you want to have the upper hand in competing for jobs – especially in big data careers – learn SAS. And join the hundreds of educational institutions that already license SAS software for teaching, learning and research.
Be a part of SAS’ world-renowned reputationamong businesses, governments, even NGOs. Did you know that 91 of the top 100 companies on the 2013 Fortune Global 500® list use SAS?
Get SAS for free. If your professor signs up to use SAS OnDemand for Academics in your course, you can access it free. That's right – FREE. Got a Mac? Our Web Editor lets you run SAS within a browser on any operating system. Don’t know how to use it? No worries. Each SAS OnDemand for Academics user gets free access to the associated SAS e-Learning courses. Learn at your own rate, in your own space, 24/7.