Thread regarding SAS Institute layoffs

Unhappy SAS customer

As a SAS customer, I hope the company goes down the sh--ter.

For annual license renewal, sales holds our feet the fire (lets our license expire MULTIPLE times during renewal) then takes a pound or two of flesh.

We chose SAS because it is a reliable product with reliable performance.

Our management is pushing us toward WPS, Informatica, SPSS, R, etc. because the SAS sales team contributes to an unpleasant renewal experience which negatively impacts deadlines, budgets, and the bottom line.

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A lot of customers are leaving SAS due to the constant price gouging and sales turnover. Not to mention, this technology is ancient and there are so many better options on the market today. The Spark's and DataBricks of the world have a lot of opportunity here. Lower (or free) pricing, plenty of great support, massive improvements in performance and a language that isn't proprietary and ancient.

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You would probably be amazed at how many companies have embraced WPS and moved off of SAS. We certainly were. I saw a survey on this that had the main reason being code compatibility and the 2nd most cited reason was cost containment. If you are outside of the U.S. I'd contact World Programming directly. Inside the U.S., there's a WPS reseller in Tucson AZ (MineQuest Business Analytics) that we use and are very happy with.

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