On 1 Oct 02 15:33:07 GMT, newlin@ATTBI.COM (Boyd Newlin) wrote:
>This quote was on Phastar web site "Making SASŪ programming of clinical
>trial reports obsolete". Thats just great, this system will replace
>programmers .... what are they supposed to do? How would you like a machine
>take over your livelyhood!?!?
my feeling on this is all they did was reduce my load of the "bs"
work, as there is always more waiting for me to do on my lists, i have
not been removed from my job, just moved off to do other things.
things i may like even better than producing yet another report almost
just like the last one.
so most of the time i welcome these sort of canned programs if they
are realy usefull, but i will point out that while SAP reported it
would have the same effect, from my recolection of the large number of
help wanted ads for SAS programmers to make a report with SAP data
that was actualy usefulll, i suspect many of these pronouncments as
being pre-mature. [could i have dragged that sentance on any more...]
>From: Kevin Kane [mailto:kk014d0889@BLUEYONDER.CO.UK]
>Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 6:28 PM
>Subject: Clinical trials SAS code generator
>Please find details of a new JAVA and SAS based reporting system for
>clinical trials data at http://www.phastar.co.uk. The system also generates
>macro-free code and can create report-ready summary tables for a complete
>directory of datasets. The PHASTAR system is currently under beta-testing
>and will be available from the end of October.
>Would this product be useful to you? I'd be interested to hear feedback,
>Kevin Kane, MSc