Whether you’re a SAS programmer or a SAS Visual Analytics user, we’ve hand-picked a range of topics to advance your report development and data visualisation skills. With three conference streams to choose from and sessions delivered by our expert trainers, you’ll also have the chance to get hands-on experience, gain extended access to your own SAS environment and try out the techniques you’ve seen.
Learn how to
Customise and export your reports into ExcelCreate quality maps to bring your data to lifeExploit formats to make the most out of your reportsLearn how to combine Python and Base SASCreate dynamic reports with prompts and parametersImprove the visual appearance of your dashboardsEnhance your reports with advanced analyticsManipulate data within Visual AnalyticsIncorporate geographic analysis into your reports
Who should attend Everybody who is interested in Reporting or Visualisation.
You should have some experiences with Base SAS, SAS Enterprise Guide or SAS Visual Analytics.
This course addresses Base SAS, SAS Viya software.
Key Note - The Secrets of Storytelling
Building a narrative is a great way to engage an audience, but how do we do this in a modern business environment? The session will cover the basics of storytelling with data, its relationship to the field of business intelligence and the ever increasing skill set required to do this effectively.
Programming and SAS 9
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SAS Enterprise Guide 8 was released in June 2019. A complete redesign was implemented to include a modern and flexible user interface with tab-based organization of content and flexible window management. Additionally new functionalities like 'programming without a project' and many others can be found. We will show you how to take the most out of the new version.
Formats the unsung hero
After this session you will have a different attitude towards SAS formats. Formats not only make output more readable, they can also perform many other functions. Have you ever used formats for sorting, data cleansing or grouping? Do you know about the power of combining PROC FCMP and custom formats? Let us celebrate an unsung hero.
Overview of What SASpy Can Do and How to Use It
This session will give an overview of SASPy, and how you can connect to your SAS installation, a walk-through of the core functionality, and a look at some of the more advanced features. The goal is that you end up with a much better understanding of how to get started with SASPy using Jupyter Notebooks as the interface.
Creating Custom Microsoft Excel Workbooks
Learn step-by-step techniques to quickly and easily create attractive multi-sheet Excel workbooks using the SAS Output Delivery System (ODS), Report Writing Interface (RWI) and the ODS destination for Excel.
There’s a Map for That! What’s New in SAS Mapping Technologies
The recent worldwide epidemic has seen the growth in using maps to display important data. This tutorial demonstrates how to create compelling and informative Maps with the latest version of SAS 9.4 , integrating results with internet map services such as OpenStreetMap and Esri.
SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Viya
How to create dynamic reports and dashboards
Interactive dashboard design goes beyond the simple presentation of data. It allows business users to dynamically explore and find answers to their questions. This session looks at some creative techniques of using prompts and parameters, from basic filtering to other use cases like benchmarking, time related comparisons and flexible filtering.
Improving your dashboard design
Great dashboard design requires the developer to consider both form and function. In this session we will introduce basic dashboard design theory and demonstrate how this can be easily implemented in SAS Visual Analytics.
Enhancing your reports with advanced analytics
The intuitive nature of SAS Visual Analytics allows user to quickly create simple, interactive dashboards to share with their businesses. But what if you want to go further? In this session we will walk you through some examples of integrating advanced analytics into your reporting.
A guide to manipulating data within SAS Visual Analytics
Good data preparation is fundamental to report development, but how much do you need to do before you create the CAS table, and how much can you do in SAS Visual Analytics? In this session we will introduce a range of functionality available to your report designers and where data preparation in CAS is really the answer.
Techniques for geographic visualisation
The demand for geographic analysis is ever increasing. In this session we will explore some of the simple and advanced techniques you can use to incorporate geographic data into your analytics.
The Future of Reporting in SAS
Whether you’re a SAS9 or a SAS Viya user, this rare extended session will give you the chance to hear from our R & D product management team on the future of reporting in SAS, their vision and product roadmaps, the new continuous delivery model. You'll also get the chance to see advanced previews of some of the new functionality they intend to release.