SAS® OnDemand for Academics now available to all higher education instructors and students

Easily accessed data analysis technology supports teaching and learning

CARY, NC, March 12, 2008 –- SAS OnDemand for Academics, a service that quickly and easily delivers the power of SAS software to higher education, is now in general availability. Professors and students all over the U.S. can integrate advanced data analysis in their teaching and learning activities through access to SAS® Enterprise Guide, a user-friendly, point-and-click interface that provides quick access to the analytic power of SAS.

SAS OnDemand for Academics was in use the past year by a limited number of professors and students, including Dr. Michael Sobczak, visiting professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“SAS OnDemand for Academics allows students to download SAS on their own computers, avoid the hassle of trying to use computer labs, and perform statistical analysis at their own convenience,” said Dr. Sobczak. “It is a good way for students to have easy access to a very versatile and powerful program.”

To use SAS OnDemand for Academics, instructors connect to a secure Web site to register, create or update courses, and download course software for free. Students then register and download software for the created course. By secure credit card transaction, students pay a per course fee that is approximately the price of a textbook.

Access through SAS OnDemand for Academics to SAS® Enterprise Miner, an advanced predictive modeling product, and JMP® Statistical Discovery Software is in the testing phase.

“We plan to continue adding access to the SAS technologies that offer professors a strong teaching resource and students valuable analytical expertise,” said Kathy Lee, General Manager, SAS Education Practice.

With more than 2,000 college, university and business-school customers in 109 countries and education specialists on every continent, SAS serves the education industry by delivering software solutions, strategic services and academic programs that spark innovation and expand educational opportunities.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business intelligence and analytical software and services. Customers at more than 44,000 sites use SAS software to improve performance through insight from data, resulting in faster, more accurate business decisions; more profitable relationships with customers and suppliers; compliance with governmental regulations; research breakthroughs; and better products and processes. Only SAS offers leading data integration, storage, analytics and business intelligence applications within a comprehensive enterprise intelligence platform. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know® .

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