In the most basic terms, if an application is installed on the machine that the user is sitting at, that machine is the client tier.
There are three types of SAS client applications.
These slides represent an example of which BI tools might be used by each group and does not serve as a recommendation.
The traditional SAS windowing environment, SAS Display Manager, is still available in SAS to develop and run SAS programs.
SAS programs can also be developed using the point-and-click interface in SAS Enterprise Guide.