Table 6.1 SAS Intelligence Platform Clients
Desktop Applications Web Applications
• SAS Data Integration Studio
• SAS Enterprise Miner
• SAS Forecast Studio
• SAS Information Map Studio
• SAS Management Console
• SAS Model Manager
• SAS OLAP Cube Studio
• SAS Workflow Studio
• SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office
• SAS Enterprise Guide
• SAS BI Portlets
• SAS BI Dashboard
• SAS Environment Manager
• SAS Help Viewer for the Web
• SAS Information Delivery Portal
• SAS Visual Analytics
• SAS Visual Statistics
• SAS Web Parts for Microsoft SharePoint
• SAS Web Report Studio
JMP is also available on Macintosh and Linux.
The desktop applications are supported only on Microsoft Windows systems. The
exception is SAS Management Console, which runs on all platforms except z/OS. All of
the Java desktop applications use the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), provided with
SAS, which executes the application and a set of standard Java class libraries.
The web-based applications reside and execute on the middle tier. They require only a
web browser to be installed on each client machine, with the addition of Adobe Flash
Player for SAS BI Dashboard. The applications run on the SAS Web Application Server
and communicate with the user by sending data to and receiving data from the user's
browser. For example, an application of this type displays its user interface by sending
an HTML document to the user's browser. The user can submit input to the application
by sending it an HTTP response—usually by clicking a link or submitting an HTML
To supplement these clients, mobile devices (including iPad and Android devices) can be
used to view certain types of reports. This capability is enabled through SAS Mobile BI.
SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office
The SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office enables you to harness the power of SAS analytics
from Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook.
You can use the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office for the following tasks:
• generate basic statistics and charts for a data source using the Quick Start tools.
• analyze SAS or Excel data using SAS tasks.
• embed SAS content in your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
• access and view SAS data sources or any data source that is available from your SAS
server. There is no size limit on the SAS data sources that you can open.
42 Chapter 6 • Clients in the SAS Intelligence Platform