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Advanced analytical software for teaching and academic research

The software offered under this agreement consists of a standard SAS® Education Analytic Suite package of commonly used SAS® products.  There is also the option to licence additional individual products from SAS's Advanced Analytics Group of products and from the Business Intelligence Technologies Group.

Key Facts

Benefits of this Agreement

  • Discounts of between 95% and 98% off commercial prices  
  • Home use included as part of site licence
  • Free of charge access to SAS Joint Certificates Agreement

Key dates

Agreement start date: 01 August 2017
Agreement end date: 31 July 2020

Invoice date: on or around 1 May

Eligible Institutions

Higher Education and Further Education in the UK and Ireland.  Some Associate sites with explicit agreement from SAS.

Background Information

The first Chest Agreement with SAS was negotiated over twenty years ago.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Owner: SAS Software Limited

Product Description

SAS Education Analytic Suite, being these commonly used SAS products:

  • Base SAS;
  • SAS ACCESS (all SAS ACCESS products are
    available dependent on system requirements
    with the exception of SAS ACCESS to BAAN,
    SAS ACCESS to R3, SAS ACCESS interface to
    SAP BW, and SAS ACCESS to PeopleSoft); 
  • SAS/AF; 
  • SAS/FSP; 
  • SAS/IML; 
  • Enterprise Guide; 
  • SAS Bridge for Esri; 
  • SAS/EIS; 
  • SAS/OR; 
  • SAS/QC; 
  • SAS/LAB; 
  • SAS/ETS; 

Also included is access to the following e-Learning courses:

  • SAS Programming Introduction: Basic Concepts;
  • SAS Programming I: Essentials;
  • SAS Programming II: Data Manipulation Techniques;
  • SAS Programming III: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies;
  • SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials;
  • SAS SQL I: Essentials; Querying and Reporting Using SAS Enterprise Guide;
  • SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting.

Optional Additonal Modules Groups (available at extra cost)

Advanced Analytics Group 1 comprised of:

  • SAS® Enterprise Miner™;
  • SAS® Enterprise Miner™ for Desktop;
  • SAS® Text Miner;
  • SAS® Text Miner for Desktop;
  • Credit Scoring Add-on for SAS®
  • Credit Scoring Add-on for SAS® Enterprise Miner™ for Desktop;
  • SAS® Forecast Server;
  • SAS® Forecast Server for Desktop;
  • SAS/Genetics™;
  • SAS® Model Manager;
  • SAS® Data Quality Desktop;
  • SAS® Concept Creation for SAS Text Miner;
  • Optional Add-ons to SAS® Text Analytics for Education (each)

Advanced Analytics Group 2, comprised of:

  • SAS® Text Analytics for Education (includes SAS® Contextual Analysis, SAS® Ontology Management);
  • SAS® Data Quality Advanced;
  • SAS® Data Quality Standard;
  • SAS® Office Analytics;
  • SAS® Data Loader for Hadoop;
  • SAS® Visual Statistics

Advanced Analytics Group 3, comprised of:

  • SAS® Data Management Advanced;
  • SAS® Data Management Standard;
  • SAS® Visual Analytics

BI Technologies Group, comprised of:

  • SAS® BI Server;
  • SAS/IntrNet®

Advanced BI Technologies Group, comprised of:

  • SAS® Enterprise BI Server 

For complete product descriptions, please visit the SAS website.

Pricing and Ordering


All prices are in GBP and exclude VAT.

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Department” means a single designated subject area or academic discipline, for example Department of Statistics, and “Department Licence” is a Licence of the Software for use by lecturers, researchers, students and onsite contractors whilst doing work solely for the Licensee and within the Department.

Faculty” means a formal administrative conglomeration of subject areas or disciplines, or more than one “Department”, for example Faculty of Technology, Environment and Engineering, and “Faculty Licence” is a Licence of the Software for use by lecturers, researchers, students and onsite contractors whilst doing work solely for the Licensee and within the Faculty.

Campus” means an institution and its associated research and teaching institutes and centres within the UK and/or the Republic of Ireland, and “Campus Licence” is a Licence of the Software for use by lecturers, researchers, students and onsite contractors at the Campus whilst doing work solely for the Licensee.

The Research Only 2-User Research Start-up (PC only) Licence is for one or two named (that is, not concurrent) users in the same department. This option is only for departments that hold no existing SAS Licences. Reversion from an existing Campus, Faculty or Department Licence to a Research Only 2-User Research Start-up (PC only) Licence is not permitted. Research Only 2-User Research Start-up (PC only) Licences are valid only from the date of issue until the following 31 July and can only be renewed by written consent from the Supplier.

Windows 32bit and Windows 64bit are considered as a single platform.

* Additional Modules may be added: at a Department level to Department Licences; at a Department or Faculty level to Faculty Licences; and at a Department, Faculty or Campus level to Campus Licences. Research Only 2-User Research Start-Up (PC Only) is added at the Department level and Approved Non Degree Granting at the Campus level. Concerning Additional Modules, price shown is per module, not per group.

Payment Terms

Each Licensed Site will pay to Eduserv an annual licence fee, plus VAT, according to the products licensed and level of licence plus an Eduserv Chest Admin Fee of £350.00.  Eduserv will invoice Licensed Sites for the initial fee on receipt of a completed Order Form.

The Eduserv Fee represents a transaction charge which will not be applied when additional modules are added to an existing Licence, and where a Licensee orders multiple Licences using a single order allowing for the production of a single invoice to cover them all only one Eduserv Fee shall be applied. 

Eduserv will invoice licensed Sites for the annual charge three months in advance of each subsequent anniversary date of this Agreement (1 May).  Additional licence fees will be charged on an ad hoc basis when a site returns a signed Order Form to add additional products to their licence.

If a Site becomes licensed/licences a product(s) part way through a year, monthly pro-rating will apply.  Pro-rating will not apply to the Eduserv Chest Admin Fee.  Once a Site has committed for a licence period it will be committed until the end of that period (31 July).

Please Note: SAS will not release the licence keys for SAS software until payment has been received by Eduserv.

Agreement Period

Start: 1 August 2017 End: 31 July 2020

Commitment Period

Start: Date of Signing the Licence        End: 31 July 2020

Invoice Date: 1 May

Sites are at liberty to cancel their Licence entirely, or cancel products/platforms, on an annual basis. Refunds will not be given, therefore notice of termination of a licence must be given to Eduserv in writing by 1 May annually.  The SAS Discontinuance Form should be used to cancel products and/or platforms from a Site’s licence.

How to Order

To order SAS products under this Chest Agreement, please:

  1. Complete and return the Order Form
  2. Send a Purchase Order for the full amount due plus VAT made payable to "Eduserv"

by email:

by fax: 01225 474301

by post:
Royal Mead
Railway Place

Licence Information

Licence Type

This is not a Standard Chest Agreement.  Please be sure to read the SAS Licence Terms and Conditions on the Order Form carefully before purchasing SAS Software under this agreement.

SAS Joint Certificates Agreement

Institutions using the SAS Chest Agreement may join the SAS Joint Certificates Agreement free of charge. For further details, please contact

Termination Clauses

Sites are at liberty to cancel their Licence entirely, or cancel products/platforms, on an annual basis. Refunds will not be given, therefore notice of termination of a licence must be given to Eduserv in writing by 1 May annually.  The SAS Discontinuance Form should be used to cancel products and/or platforms from a Site’s licence.

Location and Use Permissions

The SAS Software installed at the Department, Faculty or Campus may only be remotely accessed by users from, and used in, the UK or Ireland.  If a Department, Faculty or Campus has any users outside of the UK or Ireland who are either directly employed by the site or enrolled on a course/degree offered by a site, such users may remotely access the SAS Software installed at the Department, Faculty, or Campus subject to US and UK export control restrictions. 

Personal Licences

Home use by Students and Staff is permitted, subject to the Home Use Undertakings being accepted by the Institution and brought to the attention of, and accepted by, the relevant Home User – please see Section 9 of the Order Form.

Service and Support


Sites may evaluate SAS Software on request to Eduserv Help by emailing

Product Documentation

Documentation to be provided electronically in HTML format on the media containing the software.

Training and Training Materials

SAS runs a full programme of training courses for all levels of user. In exceptional circumstances, these may be available at educational discount for Eduserv Chest customers. Please call your local SAS Training office to find more information and to ascertain eligibility for educational prices.

Details of courses are to be found on the SAS Training website.

Check out the other free SAS tutorial options, which give tips and tricks for working with SAS software and download the free SAS University Edition Software for learning statistics and quantitative methods.

Technical Support

SAS will use reasonable efforts, either by telephone, fax or email to help the Site solve specific problems with installation or use of the SAS software. This advice and support will be communicated to the nominated contact and/or his/her deputy at Licenced Sites during normal business hours within the UK. It may not be possible to solve all problems or correct all errors in the Software. Most versions of SAS Software will be supported, but if Sites do not choose to install the most current release of SAS Software, the level of technical support may diminish over time.

SAS support can be contacted at:

Telephone: 0845 4029907
Fax: 01628 483203
Web: contact website

A vast amount of technical information, as well as user communities, can be found at the SAS Support Website

System Release, New Versions and Functionality

One copy of system releases and/or New Versions and new supporting documentation will be sent by SAS to each Licenced Site as and when they become commercially available.

Platform requirements

A platform availability list and system requirements guide will be maintained by the Supplier on its website. Virtual installations are permitted, provided that the use of the Software remains solely for the “Educational Purposes” described in Schedule 4 and any virtual environment is:
(a) identified by a unique name (the “Virtual Machine”);
(b) created using commercially available virtualization software;
(c) run only on a single physical host machine (if licensed for a “single platform”) at any given time but may be moved from one physical host machine to another so long as the Virtual Machine allocated to it remains unchanged; and
(d) the physical host machine (or machines in the case of a “multi-platform” licence) must be located on Licensee’s premises.

Method of Delivery of Product

SIDS/SETINITS will be supplied to a Site when payment for the products has been received by Eduserv. SIDS/SETINITS are product authorisation codes; a program which, when applied to the Software, allows the Software to operate for its designated term.

Technical Contacts are designated to receive software and SETINITS. He/She will be from a technical background, with an understanding of SAS software, and be prepared to install/distribute the software and provide support to users.

System Requirements

Please visit the SAS website for up-to-date information.

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