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June 29, 2016updated 16 Feb 2017 3:25pm

What is SAS?

Offering a huge array of software, SAS software can be used in many different areas.

By James Nunns

SAS is a software suite developed by SAS Institute that offers advanced analytics, multivariate analyses, business intelligence, data management and numerous other tasks.

The software suite, which stands for Statistical Analysis System, can be used to mine, alter, manage, and retrieve data from various different sources so that statistical analysis can be done on it.

SAS, the company, is known for developing analytics software that can be used by enterprises to gain valuable insights into their data. The company was founded in 1976 and James Goodnight is the CEO and co-founder.


SAS is a known heavyweight – but of what?

With the software, programmers are able to perform a number of different tasks such as report writing and graphics, operations research and project management and more.

The software is considered to be one of the heavyweights of the analytics community due to the capabilities that it is offered.

SAS has a strong reputation within the financial services sector and other large enterprises due to the software’s ability to provide high-end analytics capabilities and handle large data sets.

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