An advantage that does not get enough attention, migrating to the SAS Grid will help your business save money.
In June of 2017, Forrester released the “The Total Economic ImpactTM Of SAS Grid Manager” white paper. Forrester studied a current SAS customer that made the investment to consolidate multiple SAS licenses to a grid environment. The paper clearly shows the benefits in efficiency and how efficiency gains translated to ROI over a 3 year period. The paper explains why this customer was a good candidate for the move which can become a template for why anyone would be a good fit for a SAS Grid migration.
In summary, the customer showed a 67% ROI over the 3 year period. If you are current SAS customer and wondering if you are a good SAS Grid computing candidate, here are some attributes to look for within your company:
- multiple SAS licenses
- many SAS jobs being run with little or no governance
- high priority jobs competing for finite resources with lower priority jobs
- poor job scheduling
- redundant and increasing license fees
- increasing hardware and maintenance fees
- increasing processing acceleration
Zencos has worked with many new and experienced SAS customers to make their journey to SAS Grid computing success and can consult with you to evaluate whether moving to the SAS Grid makes good business and financial sense. After agreeing on a path, Zencos can also help with the implementation.
Read the entire Forrester white paper for more details.