What are the best aspects of this product?
We are using base SAS, and we are abolutely satisifed with the statistical techniques coverage. SAS works with a developed programming syntax, fairly simple and easy to learn compared to similar softwares and their high-level languages. The thing that makes it shine, though, is the rich library of predefined users and functions, and the macro programming which covers a large scope of local and global variables. Overall, a well-planned product!
What aspects are problematic or could work better?
I was comparing it with SQL, and even if perceive it as a statistically powerful tool, I can't bet it is the best in terms of exporting and manipulating information. For instance, if you want to merge two different datasets, you have to open and review each set separately, unlike SQL that does this at the very moment.
What specific problems in your company were solved by this product?
My idea was to find a program that can perform all of my statistic operations, and a variety of analyses like ANOVA, ANCOVA, unvariate, and multivariate, etc. In fact, I needed more than just a program-what could describe it better is a Powerful machine that can take over my incredible workload and the hundredths of retail transcations I am dealing with. I rely completely on SAS's defined functions library and the easiness of data manipulation, and I connect the software with Exadata to make the most of both technologies and procedures.
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More than 100 Employees
What is your industry?
Marketing & Advertising
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