An Idea Exchange for SAS software and services

by Super User
on ‎08-28-2014 02:42 PM

I started participating in the ballots about the days of SAS 6.08 though then it was responding to a direct invitation.

by SAS Employee Community_Help
on ‎08-28-2014 02:50 PM

@ballardw thank you for responding to this survey.. Is there anything we can do to improve the way we have SASware Ballot (now online, in the communities)?

by Respected Advisor
on ‎08-28-2014 04:39 PM

Ballot questions could very well replace the "Trending" boxes on this Forum.They would be far more useful there, to SAS and to Forum members. - PG

by PROC Star
on ‎08-28-2014 05:10 PM

Sadly, I often wonder if there is less data coming in to SAS through the SASware ballot, since it was moved online.  I really liked (and like) the idea of it being online.  But somehow when it was an annual event, it felt more important, and it felt like SAS responded to it, even if the only evidence of response was tabulation of the results.  Right now, the most popular ballotware item was voted on only 92 times!  Surely the annual ballot received more responses.

I wonder if evidence of an official SAS response to suggestions would encourage more votes.  That is, imagine if for every  idea, or perhaps every idea that received 20 up votes, SAS developers added a response with their assessment of the idea, and an indication of whether it is seen as a viable feature to plan on adding in a future release.  Perhaps even with an assessment of priority, e.g. don't add feature | add in next release | add in a future release (beyond next release).   Something like that might help users feel like their votes on ballot items have an impact.

by SAS Employee Community_Help
on ‎08-29-2014 07:46 AM

pgstats, this is a great idea and I'm looking into feasibility. If I can change it I will..

by SAS Employee Community_Help
on ‎08-29-2014 07:48 AM

Very valuable feedback. I'm bringing this up with management.  Your comments are valid and a want you to know I have head them and agree. Thank you,,

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