Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 18:22:01 -0500
Reply-To: Phil Rack <philrack@MINEQUEST.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Phil Rack <philrack@MINEQUEST.COM>
Subject: Re: Rant: I really hate the SAS pricing structure
I would certainly pass on the opportunity to spend that much extra money
just because of an additional processor. Sheesh!
Chris, have you considered a hybird solution? Perhaps keeping SAS on the
desktop for analytics and licensing WPS on the server to do reporting and
data aggregations. Many people don't realize that WPS can read and write
SAS data sets. You also get the ability to retain using the SAS language.
I just jumped out on the WPS website http://www.teamwpc.co.uk/home and you
can license WPS for a Windows Terminal Server with a two core processor
for $2861. Four cores will set you back $5721. More pricing information