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SAS Vs SAP Which is Best to Study?

Updated Jan 08, 2020

While there are some of the significant differences between SAP and SAS, which have been listed below, while both are equally strong and offer an edge over each other, yet there are a couple of factors where either of them is stronger than the other.

Let us have a look and get to know more about these differences between SAP (System Applications Products) and SAS (Statistical Analysis System):

Differences between SAP and SAS

Topics SAP (System Applications Products) SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
Purpose SAP is an (Enterprise Resource Planning, more commonly known as ERP. SAP is a German acronym which is spelt in English as “Systems, Applications and Products in data processing”. Statistical Analytical Solution or SAS provides complete and comprehensive analytics, including business intelligence and predictive analysis.
Methodology The predictive analysis tool in SAP is much trusted and tested thus forming an essential component of the Business Intelligence capabilities SAS is equipped with a universal Inter-connect. Point to point topology, which comes with a disk connection with scalable throughput. SAS is known to be a very flexible and efficient way of leveraging increasing amounts of data.
Affordability The SAP solutions are affordable and are offered on-demand, easy to implement and maintain right from an affordable on-premise solution to the on-demand monthly subscription; these solutions can be applied in a few weeks. SAS is not only efficient but is also know to have controlled costs to a great extent.
Architecture SAP-based the architecture of R/3 on a three-tier client/server model: Presentation Server-The presentation server is a program. It is usually installed on a user’s workstation. Application Server- This is a set of executables which collectively interpret the ABAP/4 programs and manage the input and output for them. Database Serve- This is a set of executables that accept database requests from the application server. SAS comes with a well-crafted technical architecture. All the Information is consolidated and unified, which helps in further simplifying maintaining and accessing accurate data.
Technology The company launched SAP S/4HANA, the newest generation of the SAP Business Suite. This was written natively for the SAP HANA platform. Besides cloud, on-premises and hybrid deployment options to customers, the application also offers much faster analytics, benefits including a smaller data footprint, higher throughput, faster analytics and access to data. This also facilitates existing SAP Business Suite customers to upgrade to this product from SAP Business Suite. SAS was initially designed for addressing the storage interconnect requirements of the enterprising computing environments. SAS has an inbuilt database technology, which is extremely flexible and is an efficient way of leveraging increasing quantity of data. It effectively uses the massively parallel processing or MPP architecture of the database or o the data warehouse for scalability and better performance.
Companies TCS, IBM and Accenture India are some of the well-known companies using SAP Infosys, Capgemini and Cognizant are some well-known organization using SAS.