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Date:         Wed, 9 Apr 2003 11:33:10 -0400
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From:         NYASUG <NYASUG@PACE.EDU>
Subject:      NYASUG Meeting -- Final Reminder !
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Final Reminder -- One Day To Go !

NYASUG Meeting Announcement !

For members of SAS-L in the Tri-State area who are also members of the New York Area SAS Users Group (NYASUG):

The next meeting of the New York Area SAS Users Group will be on Thursday, April 10, 2003. This will be a half day meeting with 3 scheduled presentations.

This meeting will be hosted by AXA Financial. This is NYASUG's second time at AXA and we thank them for hosting this meeting. AXA Financial is in the Equitable Life Building -- directions to the site are below.

Please Note: Security Requirements !!!

In addition to a photo ID, Security requires a list of names for admission. People not on the list will not be admitted. If members want to attend, please e-mail NYASUG2002@yahoo.com with 'Meeting' in the subject line, before April 8th and your name will be added to the list. Non-members must contact Debi Reece at debi25@aol.com. Please be courteous and understanding with Security Personnel.

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Version 9.1 - Now It Gets Interesting Parts I and II

by Paul Kent

The bulk of the new functionality delivered with SAS Version 9.0 were improvements to software you already had. Version 9.1 is where the revolutionary new components begin. Paul will cover improvements, enhancements and new features in existing products (base SAS, CONNECT, SAS MDDB Server, SHARE, and SPDS) in Part I.

Part II will be a presentation of the enterprise level features of the new 9.1 Business Intelligence Platform

- portal based

- web reporting

- integrated metadata.

The latter is an important concept to SAS as it represents the platform that they are building all their new solutions on (and they hope customers will too).

Biography

Paul Kent is Senior Research and Development Director, Base SAS Research. Paul leads a team of over 160 people who create base SAS and other SAS software products, such as SAS/CONNECT, SAS MDDB Server, SAS/SHARE, and SPDS.

Paul joined SAS in 1984 as a Technical Marketing Representative and eventually moved into the Research and Development division. He has used SAS for more than 20 years and has made many contributions to the software, including PROC SQL, the WHERE clause, TCP/IP connectivity, and portions of the Version 8 Output Delivery System (ODS).

Prior to joining SAS, Paul worked with SAS software at Decision Support Services in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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SAS/Microsoft Office Integration and SAS Internet-Enabled OLAP Reporting for the Financial, Telecommunications and Pharma-ceutical Industries

by George Bukhbinder

SAS on-line analytical processing (OLAP) and Microsoft pivot tables are traditionally used for the Internet-enabled information delivery from data warehouses. This presentation addresses several factors important to the successful implementation of OLAP based on SAS multidimensional databases. We will also outline programming techniques required for creating Microsoft pivot tables and complicated Excel reports directly from SAS.

The presentation includes a demonstration of Internet-enabled OLAP used as an interface to a data warehouse and describes the business benefits of building a powerful decision support system using examples from the telecommunications and insurance industries. In addition, we will use several examples from the system developed for occupation health management to demonstrate reporting based on the integration of SAS and Microsoft Office. We will compare three different OLAP methods, based on (1) SAS multidimensional databases, (2) SAS summary tables, (3) Microsoft pivot tables.

Biography

George Bukhbinder is the President of Palisades Research, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in database design and development, statistical modeling and profitability optimization. He has worked extensively on the development and implementation of information systems for marketing support, strategic and financial planning, and web-enabled on-line analytical processing. He is a regular speaker at major national conferences.

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Agenda

08:30 - 09:00 Coffee, Bagels, Danishes etc.

09:00 - 10:00 Part I Version 9.1 - Now It Gets Interesting !

Paul Kent

10:00 - 10:30 Break and Random Access

10:30 - 11:30 Part II Version 9.1 - Now It Gets Even More Interesting !

Paul Kent

11:30 - 12:00 SAS/MicroSoft Office Integration And SAS Internet-Enabled OLAP Reporting For The Financial, Telecommunications, And Pharmaceutical Industries

George Bukhbinder

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Directions

AXA Financial is located at 1290 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue) between 51st and 52nd Streets. The meeting will be held on the 7th floor

By Subway:

IND - B, D, F or V at 47-50th Street Rockefeller Center. Exit is on Sixth Avenue at front of train(Uptown) or back of train (downtown). Walk 2 blocks North.

IND - E or V at 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue. Exit and walk 1 block West.

IND - C or E at 50th Street and Eighth Avenue. Exit and walk 3 blocks East and 2 blocks North.

Eastside - #6 at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue. Exit and walk 4 blocks West and 1 block North.

BMT - N, R or W at 49th Street and Seventh Avenue. Exit and walk 1 block East and 3 blocks North.

Westside IRT #1 or #2 at 50th Street and Broadway. Exit and walk 2 blocks East and 2 blocks North.

By Bus:

M1,M2,M3,M4,M5 on 5th Avenue?Madison Avenue

M7 Runs on 6th/7th Avenue.

M104 on Broadway

M10 on 7th Avenue

By Car:

West Side Highway to 57th Street then South to 51-52 Street and East to 6th Avenue.

East Side Highway to 61st Street then South to 51-52 Street and West to 6th Avenue.

From New Jersey. Path Train to 34th Street and 6th Avenue. Then B, D, F, or V to 47-50 Street and Rockefeller Center as above.

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For further information about this meeting, or the New York Area SAS Users Group, please contact:

Henny Wolland HWAssociates@Pop.MindSpring.Com

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