Info-Tech Research Group praises SAS® for strong history in analytics and robust BI capabilities; calls SAS a
"clear choice for organizations that require knowledge discovery and
CARY, NC, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Business analytics leader SAS is positioned as a champion for midmarket Business
Intelligence in the latest Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape: Mid-Market BI. The report evaluated SAS Business Intelligence for Midsize Business on a number of criteria, including features, usability, affordability
and architecture, while measuring the company's viability, market
strategy, reach and channel development.
Based on these criteria, Info-Tech Research Group stated that SAS is "a
clear choice for organizations that require knowledge discovery and
"Big data and self-serve analytics are changing the nature of BI.
Smaller organizations require nimble solutions that can extract data
from various sources and drive insight," said Barry Cousins, Senior
Research Analyst, Info-Tech Research Group. "SAS has been a pioneer in
the analytics market. By combining this expertise with powerful
business intelligence, SAS has developed a solution that empowers
midsized businesses to explore their data to find the trends and
insights they need to act."
Major trends driving the business intelligence market include the
ability to access BI on mobile devices, the use of intuitive interfaces
that promote self-service for business users, and in-memory analysis
for quickly generating reports, according to Info-Tech.
SAS Business Intelligence for Midsize Business addresses these trends by enabling businesses to integrate data from
across the organization to provide self-service reporting and analysis
regardless of user skill level. In the report, Info-Tech stated: "SAS
is a champion due to its strong history in analytics and robust BI
The analysis also said the following about SAS and SAS Business
Intelligence for Midsize Business:
SAS's solution integrates with Microsoft Office, enabling business users
to work within a familiar interface;
With powerful analytics available out-of-the-box, SAS supports
predictive models as well as statistical analysis, regression,
forecasting and correlations;
The solution has extensive, easy-to-use visualization capabilities,
including interactive visualization environments, a library of graphics
for presentations, and the ability to create custom graphics.
"SAS is committed to providing midsized businesses with an easy-to-use
BI solution that enables business users to gain valuable intelligence
from data across the organization, without relying on IT" said Ritu
Jain, SAS' Director of Midmarket Strategy. "This report validates our
approach to helping customers turn corporate data into a strategic
asset. Combining our analytics expertise with business intelligence
enables organizations to ask better questions of the data for more
intuitive insights, important to drive business forward."
To read the full report visit: www.sas.com/news/analysts/Info-Tech-Research-Group-Mid-Market-BI-VL.PDF
About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of more than 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information
Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a
14-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's
fastest-growing full-service IT analyst firm.
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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1 "Info-Tech Vendor Landscape: Mid-Market BI, Sept. 2012"
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