SAS and the state of North Carolina entered its partnership to offer an enterprise software license to North Carolina government agencies in December 2004. As the state standard for data Integration, business intelligence and advanced analytics, the license agreement provides access to SAS's full suite of products and solutions. These products and solutions may be licensed on a variety of operating systems and platforms, including servers, mainframes and desktop licensing.
Licensing Information for State Agencies
The SAS Enterprise License Agreement is administered by the N.C. Department of Information Technology. It works with state agencies on an annual basis to determine what licensing and software maintenance requirements exist and negotiates the agreement at the aggregate level to obtain the lowest fees for the state. Each agency is then responsible for paying its portion of the fees. Generally, these fees are discounted substantially for participating North Carolina government customers.
The following SAS resources are also available to state agencies through the Enterprise License Agreement
- SAS Enterprise Professional Training Offer: NCDIT administers a block of pre-paid training units that are available to state agencies for various SAS training options including public courses, on-site training and e-learning on the web. Contact your agency training coordinator for SAS training options.
- SAS Technical Resources and Customer Support: State agencies have access to a dedicated SAS team to support agency business needs and implementations. SAS Technical Support can be reached 24 hours a day, at 919-677-8008, and online at http://support.sas.com.
- SAS Professional Services Delivery: State agencies can engage and procure SAS consulting services through the Professional Services Delivery team. The Enterprise License Agreement provides a Master Services Agreement with reduced rates for the state of North Carolina.
- Center for Excellence: SAS will offer support to the state as it establishes a user group for North Carolina agencies by providing a group adviser to help facilitate and make recommendations. The Center of Excellence provides the state with a collaborative environment for users to meet and exchange ideas, discuss new projects and share best practices.
Kristen Burnette, Contract and Vendor Manager
SAS Education Training Manager
John Colvard, SAS