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1 August 2014 -31 July 2017 Print

The software offered under this agreement consists of a standard SAS® Education Analytic Suite package of commonly used SAS® products.  There is also the option to licence additional individual products from SAS's Advanced Analytics Group of products and from the Business Intelligence Technologies Group.

Key Facts

Benefits of this Agreement

  • Discounts of between 95% and 98% off commercial prices
  • No price increases in first year of the Chest Agreement
  • Home use included as part of site licence

Eligible Institutions

Higher Education and Further Education in the UK and Ireland.  Some Associate sites with explicit agreement from SAS.

Background Information

The first Chest Agreement with SAS was negotiated over eighteen years ago.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Owner: SAS Software Limited

Product Description

SAS Education Analytic Suite, being these commonly used SAS products:

  • Base SAS;
  • Enterprise Guide;
  • SAS ACCESS (all SAS ACCESS products are available dependent on system requirements with the exception of SAS ACCESS to BAAN, SAS ACCESS to R3, SAS ACCESS interface to SAP BW, and SAS ACCESS to PeopleSoft);
  • SAS/ASSIST;
  • SAS Bridge for Esri;
  • SAS/EIS;
  • SAS/OR;
  • SAS/QC;
  • SAS/AF;
  • SAS/LAB;
  • SAS/CONNECT;
  • SAS/ETS;
  • SAS/FSP;
  • SAS/GRAPH;
  • SAS/IML;
  • SAS/INSIGHT;
  • SAS/SECURE;
  • SAS/SHARE;
  • SAS/STAT;
  • SAS INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGIES.

Also included is access to the following e-Learning courses:

  • SAS Programming Introduction: Basic Concepts;
  • SAS Programming I: Essentials;
  • SAS Programming II: Data Manipulation Techniques;
  • SAS Programming III: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies;
  • SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials;
  • SAS SQL I: Essentials; Querying and Reporting Using SAS Enterprise Guide;
  • SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting.

Optional additional modules 1 (available at extra cost) - Advanced Analytics Group:

  • SAS Enterprise Miner;
  • SAS Text Miner;
  • SAS Credit Scoring;
  • SAS Sentiment Analysis;
  • SAS Enterprise Content Categorization;
  • SAS Ontology Management;
  • SAS Forecast Server.

Optional additional modules 2 (available at extra cost) - Business Intelligence Technologies Group:

  • SAS/BI Server;
  • SAS/IntrNet;
  • SAS Data Quality Solution;
  • SAS Df Power Studio.
This list is not comprehensive – customers may request other SAS BI technologies.

The prices are shown on the order form - see the Pricing and Ordering tab.

For complete product descriptions, please visit the SAS website.

Pricing and Ordering

Pricing

The pricing for Higher Education in the UK and Ireland, and for non-degree awarding institutions such as Research Councils, are shown on the Order Form.

Please note the following definitions:

Department” means a single designated subject area or academic discipline, for example Department of Statistics, and “Department Licence” is a licence of the Software for use by lecturers, researchers, students and onsite contractors whilst doing work solely for the Institution and within the Department. 

Faculty” means a formal administrative conglomeration of subject areas or disciplines or more than one "Department", for example Faculty of Technology, Environment and Engineering, and “Faculty Licence” is a licence of the Software for use by lecturers, researchers, students and onsite contractors whilst doing work solely for the Institution and within the Faculty. 

Campus” means an Institution and its associated research and teaching institutes and centres within the UK and/or Ireland, and “Campus Licence” is a licence of the Software for use by lecturers, researchers, students and onsite contractors at the Campus whilst doing work solely for the Licensee.

The Research Only 2-User Research Start-up (PC only) Licence is for one or two named (that is, not concurrent) users in the same department. This option is only for departments that hold no existing SAS Licences. Reversion from an existing Campus, Faculty or Department Licence to a Research Only 2-User Research Start-up (PC only) Licence is not permitted. Research Only 2-User Research Start-up (PC only) Licences are valid only from the date of issue until the following 31 July and can only be renewed by written consent from the Supplier.

Windows 32bit and Windows 64bit are considered as a single platform.

Additional Modules may be added: at a Department level to Department Licences; at a Department or Faculty level to Faculty Licences; and at a Department, Faculty or Campus level to Campus Licences.

Payment Terms

Each Licensed Site will pay to Eduserv an annual licence fee, plus VAT, according to the products licensed and level of licence plus an Eduserv Chest Admin Fee of £325.00.  Eduserv will invoice Licensed Sites for the initial fee on receipt of a completed Order Form.

The Eduserv Fee represents a transaction charge which will not be applied when additional modules are added to an existing Licence, and where a Licensee orders multiple Licences using a single order allowing for the production of a single invoice to cover them all only one Eduserv Fee shall be applied. 

Eduserv will invoice licensed Sites for the annual charge three months in advance of each subsequent anniversary date of this Agreement (1 May).  Additional licence fees will be charged on an ad hoc basis when a site returns a signed Order Form to add additional products to their licence.

If a Site becomes licensed/licences a product(s) part way through a year, monthly pro-rating will apply.  Pro-rating will not apply to the Eduserv Chest Admin Fee.  Once a Site has committed for a licence period it will be committed until the end of that period (31 July).

Please Note: SAS will not release the licence keys for SAS software until payment has been received by Eduserv.

Agreement Period

Start: 1 August 2014 End: 31 July 2017

Commitment Period

Start: Date of Signing the Licence        End: 31 July 2017

Invoice Date: 1 May

Sites are at liberty to cancel their Licence entirely, or cancel products/platforms, on an annual basis. Refunds will not be given, therefore notice of termination of a licence must be given to Eduserv in writing by 1 May annually.  The SAS Discontinuance Form should be used to cancel products and/or platforms from a Site’s licence.

How to Order

To order SAS products under this Chest Agreement, please:

  1. Complete and return the Order Form
  2. Send a Purchase Order for the full amount due plus VAT made payable to "Eduserv"

by email: help@eduserv.org.uk

by fax: 01225 474301

by post:
Eduserv
Royal Mead
Railway Place
Bath
BA1 1SR

Licence Information

Licence Type

This is not a Standard Chest Agreement.  Please be sure to read the SAS Licence Terms and Conditions on the Order Form carefully before purchasing SAS Software under this agreement. 

Termination Clauses

Sites are at liberty to cancel their Licence entirely, or cancel products/platforms, on an annual basis. Refunds will not be given, therefore notice of termination of a licence must be given to Eduserv in writing by 1 May annually.  The SAS Discontinuance Form should be used to cancel products and/or platforms from a Site’s licence.

Location and Use Permissions

The SAS Software installed at the Department, Faculty or Campus may only be remotely accessed by users from, and used in, the UK or Ireland.  If a Department, Faculty or Campus has any users outside of the UK or Ireland who are either directly employed by the site or enrolled on a course/degree offered by a site, such users may remotely access the SAS Software installed at the Department, Faculty, or Campus subject to US and UK export control restrictions. 

Personal Licences

Home use by Students and Staff is permitted, subject to the Home Use Undertakings being accepted by the Institution and brought to the attention of, and accepted by, the relevant Home User – please see Section 9 of the Order Form.

Service and Support

Supplier Web Address

www.sas.com

Technical Support

SAS will use reasonable efforts, either by telephone, fax or email to help the Site solve specific problems with installation or use of the SAS software. This advice and support will be communicated to the nominated contact and/or his/her deputy at Licenced Sites during normal business hours within the UK. It may not be possible to solve all problems or correct all errors in the Software. Most versions of SAS Software will be supported, but if Sites do not choose to install the most current release of SAS Software, the level of technical support may diminish over time.

SAS support can be contacted at:

Telephone: 0845 4029907
Fax: 01628 483203
Email: support@sas.com
Web: contact website  (see RHS of page for numbers & e-mail)

A vast amount of technical information, as well as user communities, can be found at the SAS Support Website

Method of Delivery of Product

SIDS/SETINITS will be supplied to a Site when payment for the products has been received by Eduserv Chest. SIDS/SETINITS are product authorisation codes; a program which, when applied to the Software, allows the Software to operate for its designated term.

Technical Contacts are designated to receive software and SETINITS. He/She will be from a technical background, with an understanding of SAS software, and be prepared to install/distribute the software and provide support to users.

System Release, New Versions and Functionality

One copy of system releases and/or New Versions and new supporting documentation will be sent by SAS to each Licenced Site as and when they become commercially available.

System Requirements

Please visit the SAS website for up-to-date information.

Training and Training Materials

SAS runs a full programme of training courses for all levels of user. In exceptional circumstances, these may be available at educational discount for Eduserv Chest customers. Please call your local SAS Training office to find more information and to ascertain eligibility for educational prices.

Details of courses are to be found on the SAS Training website.

Trials

Sites may evaluate SAS Software on request to Eduserv Help by emailing help@eduserv.org.uk .

Product Documentation

Documentation to be provided electronically in HTML format on the media containing the software.

Aimee Hemsley

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01225 470523
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