Metacoda Survey about your SAS® Viya® plans

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In the early 2000’s we found ourselves performing repetitive manual tasks to find metadata in our consulting work supporting SAS customers. We discovered there was a broad demand amongst other SAS platform administrators for improved access to metadata, and it would be mutually beneficial for the SAS community for us to become a SAS partner.

So in 2007, Metacoda was established as a SAS partner and we started work on developing Metacoda Plug-ins for the SAS 9 platform.

Since then, Metacoda has expanded around the world and we’ve continued to develop new software features to meet the needs of SAS customers. With the release of SAS Viya, we can see there are further opportunities to provide value-added tools on the SAS Viya platform. To assist us with our future product planning, please spend a few minutes to share your feedback, experiences and thoughts in a Metacoda Survey about your SAS Viya plans.

Many thanks in advance!

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  • Paul Verhoeven ,

    So far we don’t have any plans to move to Viya.

    • Michelle Homes ,

      Thanks for sharing Paul and completing the survey. We appreciate it!

      • David Clarke ,

        We plan to move to Viya!

        • Michelle Homes ,

          You’re well on your way with SAS Viya too! Thanks David for sharing your feedback in the survey too.

          • Daniel Kaiser ,

            We already run some Viya installations and plan to move whenever all our Solutions are available for Viya

            • Michelle Homes ,

              Appreciate you sharing your SAS Viya plans and progress Daniel and thanks for your detailed responses in the survey too! :-)

              • Irma Irian ,

                We are planning to move to SAS Viya in the future. Thanks for your support.

                • Jay Kyle ,

                  We are about 50/50 between VIYA and 9.4, with 9.4 viewed as legacy. As soon as solutions are released in VIYA we move associated users to it.

                  • Michelle Homes ,

                    Good to know Irma and we’re happy to help!

                    • Michelle Homes ,

                      Thanks Jay for describing where you’re at with your SAS Viya and SAS 9 platform transition. I imagine there are others in the same situation.

                      • Tirso Martinez ,

                        I don’t believe we have any appetite for Viya at this time. SAS 9 is going to continue to always exist at our organization for Actuarial and Product/Sales, any reporting/dashboards/machine learning/AI is under development.

                        • Michelle Homes ,

                          Great to know Tirso. Appreciate you sharing how SAS is being used at your organization.

                          • John Ward ,

                            We are already using Viya 3.4 in a production environment.

                            • Michelle Homes ,

                              That’s great to hear John! Thanks for letting us know.

                              • Arthur Williams ,

                                We just signed another contract with SAS and Viya was not included.

                                • Harald Seifert ,

                                  We are planning to set up SAS Viya for production in the early 2020. Awaiting that SAS transforms their Solutions to Viya in an easy way, hopefully.

                                  • Michelle Homes ,

                                    Good to know Harald – I can imagine many other SAS customers are waiting for the solutions to be easily ported onto Viya too.

                                    • Jack Hamilton ,

                                      I don’t yet see a need for Viya. We tend to do one-off research projects and it’s not clear to me that Viya would help a lot with that if we already have SAS and R.

                                      In the long run, we will probably get Viya, as it does have some useful features. But right now I get the impression that not everything has been completely thought through.

                                      • Michelle Homes ,

                                        Thanks Jack! Good to know your short and long term plans.

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