sas >> Licensing SAS version 9 by individual?

by Jmyong2002 » Thu, 30 Sep 2004 05:07:11 GMT

Hi Folks:

Many of you are independent consultants. A company would like to offer a telecommuting opportunity. But their basic requirement is that the person should have home used license of SAS version 9. I have no idea on it. How much it may cost and how to get it.



sas >> Licensing SAS version 9 by individual?

by Howard_Schreier » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 01:16:35 GMT

You can get it from SAS (See the "Take Action" section on ). It will cost you thousands of dollars
each year, depending on which products are licensed.

The company in question can make the arrangement much more attractive and
economical by taking care of the software licensing for you.

telecommuting opportunity. But their basic requirement is that the person
should have home used license of SAS version 9. I have no idea on it. How
much it may cost and how to get it.

sas >> Licensing SAS version 9 by individual?

by peter.crawford » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 04:05:25 GMT

you might have an interesting discussion with a SAS salesman.

Whether paying for your licence is feasible, depends also on how much you
can earn from the telecommuting opportunity.
I would not want the risk that the opportunity is just a little longer
than the trial period for the licence !
Beware that the Learning Edition licence might not be valid for you if you
expect to make "commercial use" of it.

Peter Crawford
(who finds licencing a few modules appropriate and adequately feasible)

telecommuting opportunity. But their basic requirement is that the person
should have home used license of SAS version 9. I have no idea on it. How
much it may cost and how to get it.

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From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ] On Behalf Of Kevin
Roland Viel
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