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SAS 9.4 for Windows

Data Analytics Software

With SAS software you can solve next-generation problems with market-leading analytics solutions.  Through advancements in high-performance computing, improvements in environment management, enhancements in data management, and expanded analytics capabilities to better manage and process "big data," SAS software's "big analytics" technologies are embedded in a framework that supports the entire decision-making process.   For more information on the capabilities of the product, go to the SAS web site.

How To Get a Copy of SAS

Remote installation is the preferred distribution method for all computers managed by Information Services or IT Liaisons.  The SAS installation is complicated and difficult, so all users are urged to take advantage of the remote install.  When a computer name is provided, this software can be installed immediately or at a time of the user's choosing.


If a remote installation is not possible, the software is available via a secured UMKC LAN connection. Any users attempting a self-install must agree to the SAS License Agreement and become registered users before installing the software suite.  Once registered, users will automatically receive information concerning license renewals and product changes.  Because the SAS installation is complicated and difficult, only very sophistcated users should attempt this install.


SAS is licensed for use by UMKC personel on personally owned computers.  However, because of the size and complexity of the software, it is not suitable for installation on all home computers.  SAS requires at minimum Windows Professional (Home versions of Windows are not supported).  It is strongly recommended that if usage of SAS is required on a personally owned computer, the user should run SAS through the Remote Labs.


Students can also use the software in all IS managed on-campus student computing labs.

Requirements for SAS

  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or 8 (Professional or higher, 32 or 64 bit)
  • Any Intel64 or AMD64 system
  • Minimum of 2 cores
  • 800MB free hard drive space minimum
  • 2GB RAM minimum; more recommended for improved performance
  • SVGA monitor (800x600) or higher-resolution monitor
  • Web Browser: Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Firefox 6 or higher

How to Renew Your SAS License

Each year around June 1 the license for SAS expires.  Computers attached to the campus network will be updated automatically.  Laptops or other isolated computers will need to apply a new license file to process the license renewal.

SAS Version 9 Renewal Instructions

For questions concerning installation or use of SAS, please contact the Call Center at (816) 235-2000 or

For further information please contact Information Services' software acquisition expert via email at or at 816.235.2220.