Quickly prepare data for analytics – without coding, using specialized skills or relying on IT.

Self-service data preparation from SAS – on SAS® Viya® – helps you access, profile, cleanse and transform data from an intuitive interface. Get the job done without an IT or data specialist. 

Self-service interface

Intuitive, point-and-click interface generates code automatically so nontechnical users can profile, cleanse, blend and move data without specialized skills or training.  

Access data from multiple sources

Access data from flat files, relational data sources, social media, SAS data sets, Hadoop, Teradata, CSV or text files, or any source defined by licensed SAS/ACCESS® software. 

Ability to code

Technical users who prefer to code can access the SAS Data Quality routines from SAS code or from third-party coding languages (e.g., Python).

Built-in data quality and integration

Market-validated data quality and data integration are prebuilt into visual interfaces for more consistency.

In-memory, fast processing of data

A combination of advanced analytics, data visualization and data preparation capabilities helps you quickly prepare data for analysis. Bulk data movement, including parallel read/write for some sources, speeds performance.  

Integration into analytics pipeline

Automatically integrates prepared data into the analytics pipeline, creating a seamless data discovery and data preparation user experience.  

Get the business insights you need – on your own. Act quickly. Make decisions confidently. Work more efficiently. 

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Be more productive by working autonomously.

No need for specialized skills. No coding or SQL required. Our visual interface makes data preparation easy by removing technical barriers and enabling you to blend and shape data on your own – where it then gets integrated as part of your reporting and analytics pipeline. IT is freed up to focus on more strategic work, while you get the insights you need to investigate data at will.

Prepare data faster so you're ready for action. 

Minimize the time you spend preparing data so you can spend more time analyzing it. Prebuilt transformations and data cleansing functions run in memory to increase processing speed. Advanced analytics, data visualization and data preparation capabilities are seamlessly combined. The result? You have more time to explore data, get answers and react to situations in near-real time.

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SAS Data Preparation showing data sources profile data on desktop monitor

Reuse data preparation tasks for more efficiency.  

Duplicated work wastes valuable time. SAS Data Preparation helps you share automatically generated code with IT so it can be scheduled to run during every source data update. You can also save data preparation plans to be used by others. Shared work leads to more productivity – and everyone benefits.

Collaborate with other team members.  

Working with multiple members of your team on the same project has never been easier. With SAS Data Preparation you can share jobs as centrally managed assets. Project activity feeds can be set to notify teams and individuals of changes and updates. You can share and reuse tasks and existing plans, post updates and work together to boost productivity and generate more value from your data.

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SAS Viya


This solution runs on SAS® Viya®, which has the breadth and depth to conquer any analytics challenge, from experimental to mission critical. SAS Viya extends the SAS Platform to enable everyone – data scientists, business analysts, developers and executives alike – to collaborate and realize innovative results faster, with flexible licensing and pricing options to accommodate your current and future needs.


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