SAS Access Overview

SAS Access is the #17 ranked solution in our list of top Data Integration Tools. It is most often compared to Toad Data Point: SAS Access vs Toad Data Point

What is SAS Access?
SAS/ACCESS is an out-of-the-box solution for integrating SAS and third-party databases. You can read, write and update data regardless of the database or platform. Because the data appears native to SAS, there is no need to learn Structured Query Language (SQL) or any other database-specific query languages.

SAS Access is also known as SAS/Access.

SAS Access Buyer's Guide

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SAS Access Customers
Los Angeles County, West Midlands Police, Credit Guarantee Corporation, Canada Post, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about SAS Access pricing:
  • "The pricing model is complex and is based on modular packages as well as the size of the applicable environment."

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C Dove
Data Architect at levvel
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Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 17, 2020
Connect databases and create access to simplify complex processes with this powerful tool

What is our primary use case?

The company I worked for needed to use SAS/ACCESS to connect to various database platforms within the company. While I have not worked with any customers where they need SAS scripting or SAS administrative support or environment design, up until the present I was using SAS (Statistical Analysis System) and SAS/ACCESS a lot to resolve access issues. I currently work for a consultancy and we do a lot of different things. Primarily we help customers from two perspectives: a project-oriented perspective or an evaluation and white paper perspective. This is to help evaluate where they are within… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable part of SAS/ACCESS is what it is made for: connecting to remote systems that are not part of your physical SAS environment."
  • "The pricing model needs to be reconsidered and adjusted."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to people considering this as a solution would be that if they need a relatively straightforward method for connecting to various data sources, then I would advise using this. It is a particularly good solution if the data sources are not on the same physical platform type or environment. If their SAS is on a Windows server, for example, but they have to connect to Unix based databases or vice versa that is a perfect place to use this tool. If their SAS is on a Unix box and they are now trying to connect to things like Microsoft SQL Server, SAS/ACCESS is worth its weight and cost in…