The tasks in SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office create SAS programs that call on SAS procedures. Having a list of those procedures and being able to find them quickly in SAS Enterprise Guide will boost your efficiency.

## Selecting the correct SAS product

SAS Institute offers hundreds of SAS products, and sometimes it’s difficult to decide which tool you should use for your work. Here is a *partial* list of SAS products you might encounter and who uses them for what purpose. As a SAS customer, you might use just one of these products or a few of them; if you’re really lucky, you might use them all.

## SAS, or the SAS System

The SAS System is the original SAS product that customers have used in one form or another for more than 30 years, on systems ranging from big mainframes to laptops. It’s also known as Display Manager (the name of the windowing interface), or Base SAS, or just plain old SAS. The SAS System is primarily a tool for people comfortable with writing SAS programs. It contains the data processing and analytics engine that is at the core of most SAS products.

## SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide provides a modern, easy-to-use interface to much of the power of SAS. SAS Enterprise Guide is used by SAS programmers, business analysts (who might or might not have programming skills), and statisticians. It’s a Microsoft Windows application that can connect to SAS; you can use it to drive the SAS analytics engine running on a mainframe, UNIX, or other remote machines as a server application. SAS Enterprise Guide is like a general store for SAS, where you can get a little bit of everything that SAS has to offer.

## SAS Data Integration Studio

SAS Data Integration Studio is used to create and maintain data warehouses and data marts, which are specialized stores of data that have been prepared for effective reporting and analytics. Data experts, such as database administrators and IT specialists — people who support other folks who have to create reports — use SAS Data Integration Studio. Like SAS Enterprise Guide, this is a client application that runs on your desktop and provides an intuitive user interface, but it can connect to SAS and databases that run on machines all over your organization.

## SAS Enterprise Miner

SAS Enterprise Miner is used for data mining, or investigating patterns in large amounts of data. Statisticians and professional modelers use SAS Enterprise Miner to segment data and create descriptive or predictive models. For example, a bank might use such a model to predict how likely you are to respond to a certain credit card offering. If your data profile is similar enough to others who have responded to similar offers, SAS Enterprise Miner would produce a model that indicates you’re worth sending the offer to. Hello, Platinum card!

## SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office

Some people spend most of their working days working with a Microsoft Office application such as Excel or PowerPoint. SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office lets you open SAS data sources and run SAS analyses without ever having to leave the comfy world of your spreadsheet or slideshow. SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office is used by business analysts who don’t really need to know anything about SAS programming but need the answers that SAS can provide.

## SAS Web Report Studio

All business intelligence software vendors must have a Web-based reporting product, and SAS Web Report Studio fits that bill. SAS Web Report Studio allows you to create and distribute reports to anyone who needs them, all without leaving your Web browser.

## SAS Forecast Studio

SAS Forecast Studio analyzes time-based data and forecasting future trends and events. It’s like a crystal ball, only better! SAS Forecast Studio is used by professional modelers or statisticians who understand concepts such as seasonality and intermittent demand models. However, no SAS programming is required!

## JMP

JMP is a standalone, highly visual analytics product. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, or Linux-based computers. JMP is sometimes packaged with SAS and can work with other SAS products, but most often it’s used by researchers, engineers, and quality-control experts who want advanced analytics without a big software footprint.

## SAS procedures and locations in the SAS Enterprise Guide

The tasks in SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office cover a wide range of SAS capabilities.

These SAS tasks are easy-to-use interfaces that create SAS programs to do their work. The programs call on SAS procedures, where each procedure represents a specialized capability. And to make it even more interesting, SAS (the company) provides these procedures in product bundles, which must be separately licensed for customers to use them.

With all of this at work, it can be tricky to keep track of which tasks use which procedures that need which SAS products.

The following table lays it all out for you: all the tasks, how to find them in the menu, which procedures they use, and which SAS products are involved.

Task and Menu Location |
SAS Procedures and SAS Products |
---|---|

Import Data (Excel)File→Import Data |
DATA step; IMPORT
Base SAS |

Open Information MapFile→Open |
DATA step
Base SAS |

Linear Models
Tasks→ANOVA |
GLM
SAS/STAT |

Mixed Models
Tasks→ANOVA |
MIXED
SAS/STAT |

Nonparametric One-Way ANOVATasks→ANOVA |
NPAR1WAY
SAS/STAT |

One-Way ANOVATasks→ANOVA |
ANOVA; GPLOT
SAS/STAT; SAS/GRAPH |

t Test
Tasks→ANOVA |
TTEST
SAS/STAT |

CDF Plots
Tasks– |
CAPABILITY
SAS/QC |

Histograms
Tasks– |
CAPABILITY
SAS/QC |

P-P Plots
Tasks– |
CAPABILITY
SAS/QC |

Probability PlotsTasks→Capability |
CAPABILITY
SAS/QC |

Q-Q Plots
Tasks– |
CAPABILITY
SAS/QC |

Box Chart
Tasks→Control |
SHEWHART
SAS/QC |

c Chart
Tasks→Control |
SHEWHART
SAS/QC |

Individual Measurements ChartTasks→Control Charts |
SHEWHART
SAS/QC |

Mean and Range ChartTasks→Control Charts |
SHEWHART
SAS/QC |

Mean and Standard Deviation ChartTasks→Control Charts |
SHEWHART
SAS/QC |

np Chart
Tasks→Control |
SHEWHART
SAS/QC |

p Chart
Tasks→Control |
SHEWHART
SAS/QC |

u Chart
Tasks→Control |
SHEWHART
SAS/QC |

Append Table
Tasks→Data |
SQL
Base SAS |

Compare Data
Tasks→Data |
COMPARE
Base SAS |

Create Format
Tasks→Data |
FORMAT
Base SAS |

Data Set AttributesTasks→Data |
DATASETS
Base SAS |

Delete Data Sets and FormatsTasks→Data |
DELETE
Base SAS |

Download Data Files to PCTasks→Data |
SQL
Base SAS |

Filter and Sort
Tasks→Data |
SQL
Base SAS |

Query Builder
Tasks→Data |
SQL
Base SAS |

Random Sample
Tasks→Data |
SURVEYSELECT
SAS/STAT |

Rank
Tasks→Data |
RANK
Base SAS |

Sort Data
Tasks→Data |
SORT
Base SAS |

Split Columns
Tasks→Data |
TRANSPOSE
Base SAS |

Stack Columns
Tasks→Data |
TRANSPOSE
Base SAS |

Standardize DataTasks→Data |
STANDARD
Base SAS |

Table Analysis
Tasks→Data |
FREQ
Base SAS |

Transpose
Tasks→Data |
TRANSPOSE
Base SAS |

Upload Data to SAS ServerTasks→Data |
SQL
Base SAS |

Import from SPSSTasks→Data |
IMPORT
SAS/ACCESS |

Import from JMP
Tasks→Data |
IMPORT
SAS/ACCESS |

Import from StataTasks→Data |
IMPORT
SAS/ACCESS |

Characterize Data Wizard
Tasks→Describe |
CONTENTS; UNIVARIATE; FREQSAS/STAT |

Distribution AnalysisTasks→Describe |
UNIVARIATE
SAS/STAT |

List Data
Tasks→Describe |
PRINT
Base SAS |

List Report
Tasks→Describe |
REPORT
Base SAS |

One-Way FrequenciesTasks→Describe |
FREQ
Base SAS |

Summary Statistics
Tasks→Describe |
MEANS
Base SAS |

Summary Tables
Tasks→Describe |
TABULATE
Base SAS |

Area Plot
Tasks→Graph |
GPLOT
SAS/GRAPH |

Bar Chart
Tasks→Graph |
GCHART
SAS/GRAPH |

Bar-Line Chart
Tasks→Graph |
GBARLINE
SAS/GRAPH |

Box Plot
Tasks→Graph |
GPLOT
SAS/GRAPH |

Bubble Plot
Tasks→Graph |
GPLOT
SAS/GRAPH |

Contour Plot
Tasks→Graph |
GCONTOUR
SAS/GRAPH |

Create Map Feature TableTasks→Graph |
GPROJECT
SAS/GRAPH |

Donut Chart
Tasks→Graph |
GCHART
SAS/GRAPH |

Line Plot
Tasks→Graph |
GPLOT
SAS/GRAPH |

Map Graph
Tasks→Graph |
GMAP
SAS/GRAPH |

Pie Chart
Tasks→Graph |
GCHART
SAS/GRAPH |

Radar Chart
Tasks→Graph |
GRADAR
SAS/GRAPH |

Scatter Plot
Tasks→Graph |
GPLOT; G3D
SAS/GRAPH |

Surface Plot
Tasks→Graph |
G3D
SAS/GRAPH |

Tile Chart
Tasks→Graph |
GTILE
SAS/GRAPH |

Model Scoring
Tasks→Model Scoring |
NONE
SAS Enterprise Miner |

Canonical CorrelationTasks→ Multivariate |
CANCORR
SAS/STAT |

Cluster Analysis
Tasks→ |
CLUSTER, TREE, FASTCLUSSAS/STAT |

Correlations
Tasks→ |
CORR
Base SAS |

Discriminant Analysis
Tasks→ |
DISCRIM
SAS/STAT |

Factor Analysis
Tasks→ |
FACTOR
SAS/STAT |

Principal ComponentsTasks→Multivariate |
PRINCOMP
SAS/STAT |

Pareto Chart
Tasks→Pareto |
PARETO
SAS/QC |

Generalized Linear ModelsTasks→ Regression |
GENMOD
SAS/STAT |

Linear Regression
Tasks→ |
REG
SAS/STAT |

Logistic Regression
Tasks→ |
LOGISTIC
SAS/STAT |

Nonlinear RegressionTasks→ Regression |
NLIN
SAS/STAT |

Life Tables
Tasks→ |
LIFETEST
SAS/ETS |

Proportional HazardsTasks→ Survival Analysis |
PHREG
SAS/ETS |

ARIMA Modeling and ForecastingTasks→ Time Series |
ARIMA
SAS/ETS |

Basic Forecasting
Tasks→ |
FORECAST
SAS/ETS |

Create Time Series DataTasks→ Time Series |
TIMESERIES
SAS/ETS |

Forecast Studio Create Project WizardTasks→ Time Series |
Forecast Studio
SAS |

Forecast Studio Open Project WizardTasks→Time Series |
Forecast Studio
SAS |

Forecast Studio Override WizardTasks→Time Series |
Forecast Studio
SAS |

Prepare Time Series DataTasks→Time Series |
EXPAND
SAS/ETS |

Regression Analysis of Panel DataTasks→Time Series |
TSCSREG
SAS/ETS |

Regression Analysis with Autoregressive ErrorsTasks→Time Series |
AUTOREG
SAS/ETS |

Update Library MetadataTools |
METALIB
Base SAS |

Assign Project LibraryTools |
LIBNAME
Base SAS |