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Introduction to the SAS® 9 Business Intelligence Platform: A Tutorial

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Introduction to the SAS® 9 Business Intelligence Platform: A Tutorial Download Paper,


Gregory S. Nelson - ThotWave Technologies, LLC.


Business intelligence (BI) is a broad category of application programs and technologies for gathering, storing, analyzing, and providing access to data to help enterprise users make better business decisions. BI applications support the activities of decision support, query and reporting, online analytical processing (OLAP), statistical analysis, forecasting, and data mining. BI includes a set of concepts and methods to improve business decision making by using fact-based support systems. This tutorial will guide participants through the landscape of business intelligence and how it has been implemented in SAS 9. We will provide a broad overview of what things we can accomplish with BI, lay the groundwork for continued learning and discuss the tools and technologies and how they interact in some common architectural scenarios. The goal of this presentation will be to get users comfortable with the concepts and vocabulary of BI. We will also provide a demonstration of the capabilities of the SAS suite of BI tools and summarize which tools are best for the various functions we have to perform using real world examples.


SAS Programmers, Managers


SAS 9 Business Intelligence Server, BI, SAS Add-in for Microsoft Office, Enterprise Guide, Web Report Studio, Information Delivery Portal, stored processes, metadata server.

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Orlando, FL - SAS Global Forum 2007


SAS Data Integration Studio, Base SAS

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