The Staburo SAS programming environment facilitates the creation of meaningful outputs, such as tables, listings and figures (TLFs), from client supplied data.

This process consists of two key steps:

From raw data to intermediate derived data:
Data supplied by the client is not easily turned directly into desired outputs. The first step groups and formats raw input and also calculates new needed data elements. Data and programs are examined for issues and errors.

From intermediate derived data files to TLF outputs:

During this step, statistical analyses are performed and TLF outputs produced.

Finally, all programs are scanned for error and warning messages and programs involved in the process are validated by a second programmer.