Users love having the latest SAS Enterprise Guide versions, with all the bells and whistles. But their IT department can be slow to provide deployments of the latest upgrades. This is because some enterprises have multiple SAS platforms, and complex user and deployment environments, which give rise to compatibility issues. These issues need to be dealt with before an upgrade deployment can occur. So IT either spend a long time resolving the issue, or stick with an older version (defer the upgrade).
SAS could assist enterprise IT departments provide upgrades more quickly and cheaply by including a 'Save as type' selection within SAS Enterprise Guide, allowing users to save their projects to work with previous versions of SAS Enterprise Guide. This would be a similar function to Microsoft Word, where the Save as type option allows users to save as *.docx, Word 97-2003 etc.