SAS users in Australia, your vote counts!

SAS Software CEO, Dr Jim Goodnight, presenting at SAS Forum Australia 2013
SAS Software CEO, Dr Jim Goodnight, presenting at SAS Forum Australia 2013

Have your say today!

As Hanlie Erwee (Customer Advocacy Manager) promised at the Australian SAS user group meetings last year, the SAS user survey is now ready and waiting for your input.

Please take a few minutes to contribute and vote about what you want for future SAS Australia events and learning.

Personally, we’d love to see a continuation of in-person events and SAS Australia Forum again soon.

Having attended many SAS forums and conferences around the world, the events that stand out are the ones where users are most connected, valued, and open to sharing.

The last SAS Australia Forum was in 2013 – just imagine how great it would be to get together again with all the comradery, support and investment that we’ve seen grow in recent years.

So, think about where you are in your career as a SAS user and your next steps.

We certainly find that being involved in the wider SAS community is valuable for us both personally and professionally. Here are a few tips from Michelle if you’d like to get more involved with the SAS community online at Read more

Metacoda SASGF 2018 Interview

Analytics Platform Success!

Metacoda Hello

With a third of the year having already flown by, we hope you’re well on the way to meeting your goals for 2018…

Metacoda’s year has been fantastic, thanks largely to our supportive community – your patronage, interest and friendship inspire us!

Contact us any time via your favourite channel to say g’day, share your Metacoda koala antics, ask questions, provide feedback on our software, or simply keep us updated about your SAS® platform success.

See you in person or online soon!

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Taking Metacoda Innovation to Europe!

Metacoda Environment

What a global year we’re having at Metacoda!

Having already been part of SAS Global Forum in Dallas, SAS Forum Deutschland, SAS Forum UK and SAS Users of New Zealand, we’re heading back to Europe in October.

As Australians, we’re pleased to be making the most of our long journey by visiting three different SAS events in three beautiful countries:

  • Netherlands for the SAS Forum (as sponsor)
  • Denmark for the SAS Forum (as sponsor and presenter)
  • Norway to visit their user group, Foreningen av Norske SAS-brukere (FANS) (as presenter).

The aim of our trip is to meet SAS customers, to learn how the communities use SAS software, and to share our innovative latest version, Metacoda Plug-ins 5.0. The new version includes powerful new features and additional functionality, including the Metacoda Identity Sync Plug-in, and enhancements to our Metacoda Testing Framework, Metacoda Security Plug-ins and free Metacoda Utilities.

We’ve had some great feedback so far and look forward to talking in person with some of our northern European customers in October.

Read on to see where we’ll be and what we’ll be doing (and don’t forget Read more

SAS Forum Netherlands 2014

Last Tuesday, September 30th 2014, I attended the annual SAS Forum Netherlands event at the Congress Centre in Nieuwegein NBC. The theme was “Creating the Analytical Advantage” and it set the scene for an inspiring and energetic day for the 1,200 participants. There was a level of excitement in the air that I have found to be synonymous with SAS events.

The SAS Netherlands Forum website includes a nice overview of the day’s events and a translation of the page can be found here.

The SAS Netherlands Forum 2014 YouTube Channel also includes a video summary of the event (embedded below)

SAS Netherlands Forum 2014 video

Thanks to our customers, supporters and new friends for a wonderful day and a memorable trip. A special thanks to our friends at PW Consulting and EOM for the help they gave us, and congratulations to Bart Heinsius and his EOM team for being recognised with a Solution Innovation Award.

SFNL2014-Michelle Google Glass
SFNL2014-PW Consulting
SFNL2014-EOM Bart Award

Here’s to catching up again at a future SAS conference.

P.S. Some photos I took can be found on the Metacoda Facebook SFNL2014 album.