can anyone please tell me what a SAS license consists of, i.e. how many admin users, power users, etc.? And what kind of licenses can I lease: single user license, multi-user license, core related license? anything else?
Thanks and Best,
To get a thorough answer, contact your SAS representative.
Basically, client-server SAS licenses depend on the CPU power (# of cores) of the server, not on user counts.
This is a typical setinit.sas file for SAS 9.2:
PROC SETINIT RELEASE='9.2';
SITE=sitenumber OSNAME='operating_system_designator' RECREATE WARN=33 GRACE=62
BIRTHDAY='creation_date'D EXPIRE='expiration_date'D PASSWORD=a_number;
CPU MODEL=' ' MODNUM=' ' SERIAL=' ' NAME=CPU000;
EXPIRE 'product_number_1' 'product_number_2' .... 'product_number_X'
'expiration_date'D / CPU=CPU000;
A contract covering licenses is made by negotiations. It is up to you and the sales representative to agree on the contents.
For a classic single users SAS-base DMS approach (Eguide included) you have: Order SAS® Software: Order Form
For a server based approach as kurt said the server is leading.
Some impression you get by the system requirements of a tool/solution for example System Requirements--SAS® Enterprise Miner(TM) 13.1.
As the party having not all information and maybe not knowing impact of choices you are in a weak position for negotiations.
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