Software buyers now have free access to online software trial for
analytics, reporting and visualization
CARY, NC, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The power of SAS® Visual Analytics is now available for work groups and midsize businesses. The new
version of SAS' visual data exploration software, combining business
intelligence with the world's leading analytics, includes added
graphical display options and analytical capabilities.
Designed for data of all sizes, SAS' in-memory solution for exploring
data very quickly allows users to examine all data, execute analytic
calculations on billions of rows of data in just minutes or seconds,
and present results visually. With self-service SAS Visual Analytics,
executives have instant access - via PCs or tablets - to reports or
mobile dashboards that are based on the latest data, allowing them to
make quicker, better decisions.
The best way for businesses to understand the value of SAS Visual
Analytics is to experience it firsthand. SAS created an online
environment for customers to try the software. Live today, the demos
allow users to interact with SAS Visual Analytics on their own. Please
visit the new interactive SAS Visual Analytics Demo (www.sas.com/software/visual-analytics/demos/all-demos.html)
SAS originally introduced SAS Visual Analytics in March 2012,
specifically designed to address big data challenges and leverage the
scalability of industry-standard blade computing systems as well as database appliances from EMC Greenplum and Teradata. The new
version, now available on hardware platforms typically used as
departmental-size servers, brings the power of SAS' big data solution
to departments and work groups regardless of data size.
"With powerful data exploration and display abilities, SAS Visual
Analytics is more than just a simple business intelligence product.
Merging BI and analytics in one fast, easy-to-use package, SAS sits at
the crossroads of several technologies that customers are anxious to
see converge," said Jim Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief
Marketing Officer, SAS. "SAS Visual Analytics is highly scalable,
ranging from scenarios with a handful of users to a corporate wide,
The new scalability makes SAS Visual Analytics an excellent starting
point for organizations seeking data visualization or wanting to add
analytics for fact-based decisions. Its self-service option for
business users to explore data frees IT departments from the constant
barrage of information requests.
In addition to support for departmental hardware platforms, SAS Visual
Analytics now offers new graphical and analytics features, including
forecasting, multiple-regress model options, interaction between
multiple visuals, dynamic filtering, new visualizations and more.
"SAS Visual Analytics is a fast and easy-to-use solution for our
analysts to detect correlations in our business data," said Bernd
Bütow, Managing Director at Creditreform. "The result is improved quality and accuracy in forecasting. SAS
Visual Analytics is so easy to use that we don't need additional
Creditreform makes more than 24 million credit reports from 26 countries
in Europe plus China available around the clock. SAS Visual Analytics
helps Creditreform quickly detect relationships within high data
volumes and present results in easy-to-read graphics.
SAS High-Performance Analytics Server, another SAS in-memory solution, is also offering new deployment
options. Customers who previously required a dedicated blade server
rack or a database appliance from Teradata or EMC Greenplum can now run
the modeling software on hardware platforms used for other
"Customers unable to justify a dedicated system for SAS High-Performance
Analytics Server can now reap its benefits on in-place hardware," said
Davis. "With no additional hardware costs, they can run models that
once took days or hours in minutes or seconds, and produce business
insight on demand on any size data."
Among dozens of customers worldwide now uncovering business insight with
high-performance SAS Visual Analytics are XL Group, SM Marketing Convergence Inc., the Internal Revenue Service, Hong Kong Efficiency Unit and Cosmos Bank.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the
business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps
customers at more than 60,000 sites improve performance and deliver
value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving
customers around the world The Power to Know®.
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