I have recently been assigned to assist in getting in control of a BI environment where chaos and anarchy prevail. This is not the first time – actually, it is the fifth time – and every time it has been an environment based on SAS Institute software.
This has nothing at all to do with the software from SAS Institute, and the reason behind chaos is often the lack of version control and lack of distinction between development and production. I think one of the primary reasons why SAS Institute software seems to be overrepresented as part of chaotic BI environments comes from the fact that SAS Institute over the years have been successfully selling to Business where most competitors have been more successful selling to IT.
Author: Erik Haahr