09-09-2014 05:58 AM
From what I know SAS FM is a very specialized SAS solution. I would recommend to get the support from SAS (pre-sales/professional services) or from a specialized SAS partner to get this right. Your SAS account manager should be able to help you with this.
09-09-2014 06:11 PM
I am a SAS Partner and I had installed and deployed SAS FM in some clients but only FM, so the data extracted from source systems we loaded it into FM Stage Area. Now we have a new requirement in other client that already have DDS for Banking, and they want to use DDS as only source data to any BI or specific solution like FM.
09-10-2014 12:31 AM
As much as I know also the current FM version still uses a staging model (and then comes with a set of pre-fabricated ETL's to load data from this model into FM). So if your client is using DDS for Banking then I assume you would have to map this model into the FM staging model. Not sure if you could simply do this by building views over the DDS which are in the structure of the staging model or if you would actually need to replicate data.
I would assume that as a SAS partner it shouldn't be too difficult for you to get such questions answered by SAS.
09-09-2014 06:29 AM
Patricks advice is a good one. The things that I would add to that: The solutions are done on top of SAS BI/DI. Make sure you understand that well to recognize what it is about. Some independent consultancy when you are feel to be in an unequal position.
09-09-2014 06:42 AM
I've proposed SAS or a SAS partner because for such specialized solutions you will want support from someone with a rather direct reach into the SAS internal global support network.
09-09-2014 06:57 AM
If the question is to use the DDS or not: I think that the Solutions Services DDS is a requirement for a complete FM solution, and not optional. But as Patrick already suggested, you need assistance.
09-09-2014 07:04 AM
If you known to BI/DI the DDS for banking admin doc is open to look at. SAS Detail Data Store for Banking. The insurance part is locked but the retails is again open. You will see the Detailed Data Store is about a predefined structure.
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09-09-2014 07:10 AM
FM was initially tied to Solution Services DDS, not banking/insurance industry DDS models. This since FM can by used by clients in (m)any industries.
If it's possible to integrate (or is already integrated) with industry solutions DDS, that has to be answered by SAS.
Great with the banking link!