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SAS® Information Delivery Portal

Using the power of SAS® to securely deliver information to the entire enterprise and beyond

SAS Information Delivery Portal provides a single access point for aggregated information via an easy-to-use Web-based interface. The solution provides a common front end for SAS intelligence, Web-based SAS solutions and other digital content in a role-based, secure, customizable and extensible environment.

Benefits

  • Make decisions faster and more efficiently.
  • Enhance security and reduce IT costs.
  • Make more strategic use of IT.

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Features

  • Search and information delivery
  • Customization and personalization
  • Notifications
  • Security
  • Integration
  • Extensibility
  • Support for open standards

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SAS Information Delivery Portal provides secure and targeted delivery of customized information to users within and beyond the enterprise.


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How SAS® Is Different

SAS offers a comprehensive business intelligence platform with unmatched advanced analytical capabilities.

  • Access information when you need it and in a format you can understand. 
  • See historical information and monitor current trends.
  • Gain invaluable insight into the future with integrated analytics. 
  • Integrate quickly and easily into existing environments. 
  • Address the needs of users across the organization.

Benefits

  • Make decisions faster and more efficiently. SAS Information Delivery Portal provides role-based, personalized interaction with information, complete with metadata search and a centralized metadata repository. It reduces the amount of information that must be reviewed while ensuring that all relevant information is taken into account, enabling faster and more efficient decision making.
  • Enhance security and reduce IT costs. Because SAS Information Delivery Portal provides role-based security and a single point for administering all aspects of information delivery systems, IT maintenance work is reduced and consistent security is ensured. Encryption and authorization mechanisms protect information assets from unwanted exposure.
  • Make more strategic use of IT. SAS Information Delivery Portal integrates metadata all the way from data resources through information dissemination. Users can satisfy their information needs with easy-to-use search capabilities, reducing demands for IT involvement in day-to-day intelligence creation and sharing and freeing IT resources for more strategic projects.

Features

Search and information delivery
  • Provides an intuitive zero-client, browser-based user interface.
  • Allows browsing of repositories to locate SAS applications and SAS Stored Processes.
  • Renders RSS content sources.
  • Search through information and applications in the portal by titles, keywords and descriptions.
  • Combine various search results into portlets, publish to a channel or bookmark them for later viewing so that search results are surfaced in personal workspaces.
Customization and personalization
  • Interactive portlets based on the Adobe Flash technology, with continued support for non-Flash-based SAS Stored Processes and reporting portlets to accommodate corporate security or Web accessibility standards.
  • Customize the interface to incorporate company colors and logos.
  • Point-and-click wizards enable users to create, delete and reorder pages; add and remove content; and modify page layout to organize their personal workspace.
  • Multiple themes can be offered in a single implementation. 
  • Interface is translated into many languages, including English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional).
Notifications
  • Portal pages contain portlets that are updated upon page refresh, including KPIs going out of range.
  • Users can point and click to generate emails containing password-protected links to portal content.
  • Personal alerts of completed stored processes.
Security
  • Fully integrated with the security model of SAS 9.4. Set security and group membership using SAS Management Console.
  • Assign content and application access for specific roles and individual users. Users providing information can easily choose the correct role, minimizing the risk of sharing sensitive information with unauthorized people.
  • Allows utilizing 128-bit encryption (SSL) for securely sending information.
Integration
  • Single sign-on capabilities integrate the portal with other Web applications and third-party products.
  • Third-party portal support with four portlets (JSR 168) for WebSphere.
Extensibility
  • SAS® AppDev Studio™ enables rapid portlet deployment and easy customization of applications.
Support for open standards
  • J2EE-compliant Web application for zero-footprint clients (only JavaScript and cookie enabled). 
  • WebDAV used for storing and sharing documents as well as publishing and subscribing.
  • RSS (Rich Site Summary) content sources can be integrated and rendered.

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SAS Information Delivery Portal provides secure and targeted delivery of customized information to users within and beyond the enterprise.

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System Requirements

Host Platforms/Server Tier
  • HP/UX on Itanium: 11iv3 (11.31)
  • IBM AIX R64 on POWER architecture 7.1
  • IBM z/OS: V1R11 and higher
  • Linux x64 (64-bit): Novell SuSE 11 SP1; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1; Oracle Linux 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows on x64 (64-bit):
    Desktop: Windows 7* x64 SP1; Windows 8** x64
    Server: Windows Server 2008 x64 SP2 Family; Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Family; Windows Server 2012 Family
  • Solaris on SPARC: Version 10 Update 9
  • Solaris on x64 (x64-86): Version 10 Update 9; Version 11
Client Tier
  • Microsoft Windows (64-bit): Windows 7* x64 SP1; Windows 8** x64
Middle Tier
  • HP/UX on Itanium
  • IBM AIX on POWER
  • Linux x64 (x86-64)
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (x86-64)
  • Solaris (SPARC and x64)
Supported Web Browsers
  • Internet Explorer 9: Windows 7 (32-bit and x64 32-bit Web browsers)
  • Internet Explorer 10: Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32-bit and x64 32-bit Web browsers)
  • Firefox 6 and up: Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32-bit and x64 32-bit Web browsers); Linux x64: RHEL 6 and SLES 11 (32-bit Web browsers)
  • Chrome 15 and up: Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32-bit and x64 32-bit Web browsers); Linux x64: RHEL 6.1 and SLES 11 SP 1 (32-bit Web browsers)

* NOTE: Windows 7 supported editions are: Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise.
** NOTE: Supported editions include: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise.

Required/Optional Software
  • SAS Information Delivery Portal must connect to an environment running Base SAS and the SAS Metadata Server.  Base SAS, which includes the SAS Metadata Server and SAS Management Console, is licensed separately.
  • For more detailed Web tier and Java information, see Third-Party Software for SAS 9.4, as the third-party dependency versions vary by operating system platform.

Please consult your local SAS sales representative if you have questions about your platform requirements. Also, for more detailed information, please visit our support site at http://support.sas.com/resources/sysreq/.

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