• edit a SAS data source in Microsoft Excel and save your changes to the server.
• refresh the SAS content to display the most updated results. The results could change
because of changes to the underlying data or changes to the SAS task or stored
process that generates the results.
• view and monitor SAS reports in Microsoft Outlook. You can share these reports by
sending e-mail, scheduling meetings, or assigning tasks in Microsoft Outlook. You
can also share a report using an instant messaging tool or by sending the report to
another Microsoft Office application, such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, or
For more information, see the Help for the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office. For
information about administrative tasks associated with SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office,
see the SAS Intelligence Platform: Desktop Application Administration Guide.
SAS BI Dashboard
The SAS BI Dashboard enables users to create, maintain, and view dashboards to
monitor key performance indicators that convey how well an organization is performing.
The application is web-based, leveraging the capabilities of Adobe Flash Player, and can
be accessed from within the SAS Information Delivery Portal.
The SAS BI Dashboard includes an easy-to-use interface for creating dashboards that
include graphics, text, colors, and hyperlinks. Dashboards can link to SAS reports and
analytical results, SAS Strategic Performance Management scorecards and objects,
externally generated data, and virtually anything that is addressable by a Uniform
Resource Identifier (URI).
All content is displayed in a role-based, secure, customizable, and extensible
environment. End users can customize how information appears on their personal
For more information, see the SAS BI Dashboard Help, which is available from within
the product, and the SAS BI Dashboard: User's Guide, available at http://
support.sas.com. For information about administrative tasks associated with the SAS BI
Dashboard, see the SAS Intelligence Platform: Web Application Administration Guide.
SAS BI Portlets
SAS BI Portlets enable users to access, view, and work with business intelligence
content that is stored on the SAS Metadata Server and the SAS Content Server. The
portlets are seamlessly integrated into the SAS Information Delivery Portal and provide
added value to portal users. The portlets include the SAS Collection Portlet, the SAS
Diagnostics Portlet, the SAS Navigator Portlet, the SAS Report Portlet, and the SAS
Stored Process Portlet. For information about configuring, deploying, and administering
SAS BI Portlets, see the SAS Intelligence Platform: Web Application Administration
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