SAS EXPERTISE

Knoware has a strong record of successfully providing SAS consultancy services to a wide range of satisfied customers for almost 25 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 and developers for full analytics lifecycle

Knoware provides analysts, developers and data scientists with expertise across the analytics lifecycle to address a wide range of requirements such as:

  • Accessing data from source systems or other locations
  • Transforming data into the most useful format for your business
  • Analysing data, from simple descriptive statistics to advanced analytics

Outputs can include:

  • self-service reporting
  • visualisation
  • traditional reporting or data feeds to other systems.
“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 and 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 and visualisation

Our consultants use a variety of SAS tools and techniques to produce:

  • 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, implementation and managing effective analytics platforms

At Knoware we pride ourselves on creating effective SAS environments optimised for productive business use. Our consultants go beyond installing the SAS software and aim to deliver a fit-for-purpose user environment that is reliable and secure. We follow up by providing business and administration users with relevant training, mentoring and documentation.
We can also provide tailored hosting and/or support packages to meet your business needs.

SAS upgrades, modernisation and Cloud migration

Successful analytics capabilities and productive business users rely on a well-maintained platform. Knoware can help organisations take their SAS analytics and performance to new heights with the help of sound architecture and controlled migration to the Cloud.

Knoware can also help with:

  • Supporting change management
  • 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