SAS EXPERTISE

Knoware have a strong record of successfully providing SAS consultancy services to a wide range of satisfied customers for over 15 years.

We provide expertise across all aspects of SAS – as a Knoware
managed project or as a resource to fit into an existing team.

Analysts & developers for full analytics lifecycle

We provide analysts, developers and data
scientists with expertise across the full range
of the analytics lifecycle. If your business has
a requirement that is not defined as “analytics”,
our specialist SAS consultants can use their
expertise and experience to address a wide range
of other requirements.

“We provide the expertise you
need for SAS version upgrades”

Access data from
source systems or
other locations

Transform the data into
the most useful format
for your business

Analyse the data, from
simple descriptive
statistics to advanced
analytics

Produce the required
outputs – self-service
reporting, visualisation,
traditional reporting or data
feeds to other systems

Data preparation, integration & ETL

Data preparation can take many forms, including:

Formal ETL (Extract, Transform and
Load) processes, to ingest data
from source systems into an
analytics data store (data
warehouse, data lake or data vault)

Data wrangling or ad-hoc data
preparation to meet immediate
analytical needs

Data integration, to incorporate
data from various disparate
systems, or to feed analytics
outputs into other systems

Preparing data is by far the biggest task in analytics work, taking typically around 80% of the overall effort.

Our consultants are proficient in the range of SAS data preparation tools, including:

Information delivery, reporting & visualisation

Our consultants use a variety of SAS tools and techniques to produce a wide range of outputs, including:

  • Self-service interactive reporting and insights, using SAS VA, SAS EG, custom SAS web interfaces or MS Office SAS interfaces
  • Visualisation and infographics using SAS VA and other tools
  • Traditional production and ad-hoc reporting in numerous formats, including HTML, PDF, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, XML and JSON.

Design & implement effective analytics platforms

At Knoware, we pride ourselves on creating effective SAS environments,
ready for productive business use.

Our consultants go beyond simply installing the SAS software; we aim to deliver a
fit-for-purpose user environment that is reliable and secure, and we follow up by providing
business and administration users with relevant training, mentoring and documentation.

SAS upgrade & modernisation initiatives

SAS continues to provide new versions with significant new capability, with SAS Viya delivering a new generation of modern and powerful analytics software. As well as updating software regularly, there are other factors that are important in creating a successful analytics capability and productive business users. These include:

  • Supporting well-considered change management to bring stakeholders on the modernisation journey
  • Upskilling users on relevant new tools and techniques
  • Providing best-practice guidance for using the new enhanced environment.

Knoware has a SAS modernisation and upgrade methodology that has been honed
from the experience of carrying out dozens of modernisation projects.

SAS environment & coding reviews

When SAS environments or systems are not performing in an optimal manner, we can help. Problems may include:

  • Performance issues
  • Stability issues
  • Difficulties in managing and administering the environment
  • Inefficient SAS code, meaning jobs taking longer to run than necessary
  • Bad SAS coding practice, making the system and SAS programs difficult to understand
  • Minimal or no documentation, making the system difficult to understand and maintain Our expert consultants can review SAS environments and systems and either report on or directly address the issues to improve the environment promptly.

SAS platform administration

We can completely support your SAS environment. This saves you needing to have full-time specialist staff. Often SAS Platform Administration is a part-time requirement, and it is more cost-effective to use Knoware specialists as required.

Alternatively we can support and mentor your platform administration staff with our expertise and experience. This can include advice for difficult issues, using our specialist knowledge, regular environment “Health Checks”, providing additional help in peak periods or cover when your platform administration staff are away.

A SAS environment needs to be well managed and administered to keep it running well. We offer a range of SAS platform administration services to meet differing needs.

The Knoware Difference

Our consultants go beyond simply installing the SAS software; we aim to deliver a fit-for-purpose user environment that is reliable and secure, and we follow up by providing business and administration users with relevant training, mentoring and documentation.

SAS Expertise