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SAS 2017 - 2020

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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


  • 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

Important dates

Agreement start: 01 August 2017

Agreement end: 31 July 2020

Subsequent invoice date: 1 May

Commitment Period

From the Licence start date to 31 July 2020

Eligible Institutions

Higher and Further Education and Research Councils in the United Kingdom, and to Universities and Colleges of Further Education in the Republic of Ireland.

Other organisations aligned with Jisc’s charitable objectives of supporting education, research bodies and the public sector may ask to participate in the Agreement. Chest will liaise with the Supplier about any such requests.

Background Information

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

Product Information

Supplier Details

Licensor: SAS Software Ltd, registered in England and Wales (company number 1316437), whose registered office is Wittington House, Henley Road, Medmenham, Marlow, SL7 2EB

Product Description

SAS Education Analytic Suite

Consisting of these commonly used SAS products:

Base SAS









Enterprise Guide


SAS Bridge for Esri 









* 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)

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 Additional Modules Groups

Each module within the following groups is available to be purchased individually at extra cost.  The prices on the Products and Pricing page are per module.

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.

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.

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Service and Support


Sites may evaluate SAS Software on request to Eduserv Help by emailing help@eduserv.org.uk..

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
Email: support@sas.com
Web: Technical Support 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.

System releases, new versions and functionality

One copy of system releases and/or new versions and/or new supporting documentation will be sent by <Supplier> to Licensed Sites 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 and Cloud Computing installations are permitted, provided that the use of the Software remains solely for the “Educational Purposes” described the SAS Licence Terms and Conditions

See SAS definitions of Virtual and Cloud Computing Installations 

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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