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Foundation Tools

Providing strength and integration for SAS® products and solutions

SAS is an integrated system of software that enables you to do everything from accessing data across multiple sources to performing sophisticated analyses and delivering information across the organization as needed. SAS foundation products are available as individual software modules, and they serve as the foundation for SAS solutions.

" The ability to provide data in a timely manner and to ensure data integrity are the two major gains we have realized using SAS for decision support."

—Robert Muzny

Senior Systems Analyst


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Components of Foundation Tools

  • Base SAS – A flexible and extensible fourth-generation programming language for data access, transformation and reporting, Base SAS forms the foundation for all SAS solutions.
  • SAS AppDev Studio – An application development product that supports the creation of Java applications that leverage the back-end business analytics power of SAS.
  • SAS/CONNECT – Establishes connections between networked computers with various operating systems and enables organizations to combine the resources of these machines for maximum benefit.
  • SAS Enterprise Guide – A powerful Windows client application that provides a GUI for transparently accessing the power of SAS.
  • SAS Information Delivery Portal – Provides a single access point for aggregated information via a Web-based interface. It also includes point-and-click dashboard development.
  • SAS Integration Technologies – Provides a large collection of APIs that enable access to SAS application from industry-standard platforms, as well as API support for message-oriented middleware, LDAP and WebDav.
  • SAS Grid Computing – Provides enterprise job scheduling, workload balancing and the ability to parallelize application workloads across a virtual pool of resources in a distributed environment.
  • SAS Intelligence Storage –  Provides flexible data storage options to support business intelligence and analytic application requirements.

How SAS® Is Different

  • As part of an integrated framework, all SAS software components and services are managed from a single point, reducing the administrative effort for maintenance of applications, users and security.
  • With SAS, data consistency is assured because metadata is stored in a single metadata repository and is shared across all SAS technologies and solutions.
  • With SAS, you can license ready-to-use, specialized solutions or you can build your own applications to deliver the business intelligence and analyses you need.

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