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SAS 9.4 or SAS Analytics Pro

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SAS 9.4 or SAS Analytics Pro

Hi All, 

I am in a position to make a decision if I should go for SAS 9.4 or SAS Analytics Pro. Price is not a problem for me. Can you guys suggest me which one has more functions and features. If they are same, why they list two different product then?

 

Thanks,

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Re: SAS 9.4 or SAS Analytics Pro

SAS Analytics Pro is a bundled package, it seems intended for small businesses or consultants, in my opinion.

 

In general, with SAS you're going to license components as well, even with SAS 9.4.

For example, you'll highly likely want

SAS/ACCESS to PC Files -> a way to interact with Excel/Access files.

 

Other commonly used modules, in no particular order:

SAS IML - > Matrix language operations

SAS STAT -> Stat procedures

SAS/OR -> Operational Research type questions, optimization, scheduling falls under here

SAS/ETS -> Economic and Time Series Modeling procs.

SAS/GRAPH -> Graphing procedures

SAS Interface to ODBC -> ability to connect to servers

 

SAS Analytics Pro consists of Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS/Graph. It's a pretty basic package and you'll likely want more than that IMO.

If you're doing things like neural networks, MBA, ensemble models and data mining you may also want SAS Enterprise Miner. If you're dealing with Text Analytics, you'll want to add on that component. 

 

It really comes down to what you need though, and talking to a SAS sales rep is your best bet.

 

 

 

Regular Contributor
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Re: SAS 9.4 or SAS Analytics Pro

Hi Reeza,

Do you mean SAS 9.4 have all the features of SAS Analytics pro plus some additional feature??

Super User
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Re: SAS 9.4 or SAS Analytics Pro

Just saying "SAS 9.4" will tell you only what version of SAS you are referring to. SAS is as @Reeza said module based. The only required module is Base SAS. Than you can add modules of choice, depending on your requirements and preferences.

 

SAS Analytics Pro is a bundle, designed to meet many basic needs by minor SAS shops, with statistical/analytical users.

 

What are your requirements? What kind of analysis do wish to perform? Are you a single user at your organization?

Speaking with a SAS sales representative is at some stage is a must (or any SAS allocated reseller).

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Super User
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Re: SAS 9.4 or SAS Analytics Pro

As @LinusH indicates, SAS 9.4 is a portion of SAS Analytics Pro, and it may be better to explain what you're going to use SAS for so we can recommend what you need.

 

 

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