Now you can bring speed and accuracy to tasks you once considered tedious and time-consuming with SAS/FSP software, an interactive facility for information processing.
SAS/FSP software goes beyond data manipulation. It lets you interact with your data using integrated tools for data entry, computation, query, editing, validation, display, and retrieval. The SAS System, a powerful, full-function information processing system -- puts the ability to harvest the full potential of your organization's data resources at your fingertips.
Define the Look and Feel of Your Information Flow
With SAS/FSP software, you'll have unprecedented control over data processing. First you'll gain immediate access to up-to-date data from within SAS data sets, external files, or database management systems. Then you'll enter, update, and verify data in a customized, common-sense environment. And when it's time to analyze and display your data, you'll have the full range of SAS System applications within easy reach.
Tools for Applications Developers
SAS/FSP software provides a rich and productive environment for applications developers. You can use the software's integrated tools for browsing, entering, and editing data as the springboard for sophisticated data presentation and data entry systems. You can customize the appearance of data displays or data entry windows. There is also an extensive help facility that can be customized for users at any experience level.
The software also works hand-in-hand with SAS/AF to provide a set of predefined objects for designing customized full-screen applications.
Also included with the software is SAS Screen Control Language (SCL), a tool designed especially for programmers. This advanced language provides the flexibility to build all kinds of applications, from programs that perform simple calculations to sophisticated systems that integrate capabilities from across the SAS System. For instance, full-screen applications can be built to calculate sales taxes, adjust inventory levels, credit or debit accounts, and more. You can also create pull-down menus that allow users to run complete applications in a point-and-click environment.
SCL programs can combine information obtained from program statements with interactive input from users, providing two-way communication between applications and users.
SAS/FSP software responds to your more sophisticated applications development needs. Suppose you want to include a field for monitoring inventory levels. SCL lets you specify the calculations necessary to keep track of inventory levels for each item. If the number of units ordered exceeds inventory, the user receives a message that the order cannot be filled.
Tools for End Users
SAS/FSP software's interactive applications make it simple to perform data management tasks. Users can view data from SAS files or external files, add or delete observations, and generate personalized form letters and reports...all in a menu-driven environment that can be tailored to each user's specific needs.
In addition to tools for looking at data, SAS/FSP software provides a text processor for creating letters and reports based on the data. Suppose the customer service department needs a personalized letter about a customer order. After keying in the letter and defining fields within the letter, the representative can connect the letter to a mailing list for a mass mailing. Use the same techniques to create questionnaires, reports, and other documents.
Let SAS/FSP Software Organize Your Time and Tasks
SAS/FSP software brings greater productivity and efficiency to your entire organization.