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A Quick Guide To Help You Prepare For A SAS Software Negotiation

Three Areas You Must Understand If You Want To Save Money For Your Organization

January 17, 2013

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SAS's software products help organizations apply analytics to business scenarios. Now deeply embedded in many large organizations around the world, SAS has become a market leader. It's common to see total SAS solutions cost organizations more than $1 million, with subsequent annual subscription fees often approaching 30% of the initial first-year cost. Those costs often draw the attention of SVM professionals who want to ensure their organization is getting value for mon ey because they know that once SAS is deployed, it is very difficult to displace. To make any headway at the negotiating table with SAS, SVM professionals need to first research and understand three areas: licensing, pricing, and contract. This report discusses the three areas and presents key sources of information that will help you through your next negotiation.

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Table of Contents

  • SAS Leads Its Market And Is Not Easy To Negotiate With
  • Understanding SAS Licensing
  • Understanding SAS Pricing
  • Understanding The SAS Contract
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