Three powerful SAS(R) management technologies available to education in
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K-12 and higher education can more easily and affordably employ SAS financial, strategy and human capital management software

SAS GLOBAL FORUM, SEATTLE, April 12 /CNW/ - With education budgets slashed nationwide, higher education and K-12 administrators have more need than ever for three critical management technologies from SAS. The education industry will be first to benefit from SAS Strategy Management (http://www.sas.com/solutions/spm/index.html), SAS Financial Management (http://www.sas.com/solutions/financial/fms/index.html) and SAS Human Capital Management (http://www.sas.com/solutions/hrmanagement/) in a cost-effective hosted environment, requiring no additional hardware or personnel.

Randie Allen, Assistant Superintendent, Coronado Unified School District (http://www.edline.net/pages/Coronado_USD), has supported educators from the business side for 32 years.

"The SAS hosted portal will transform education in a way that's never been done before, providing relevant and timely data to educators, students and parents - the people who know what to do with it," said Allen.

The technologies will be offered initially to education via SAS Solutions OnDemand (http://www.sas.com/solutions/ondemand/) before expanding into other industries. K-12 and higher education administrators will be able to make data-driven decisions to improve strategic performance, financial management and human capital management without costly hardware, lengthy implementations or additional staff.

The hosted solutions, available in fall 2010, accommodate universities, schools and districts with limited resources for administrative technology, quickly delivering information administrators need to manage critical functions.

SAS Financial Management is a comprehensive solution for enterprise planning, budgeting, consolidation and reporting. Users can perform instant consolidations, develop more accurate budgets, and report and analyze results. Workflow management helps centrally and securely manage closing, planning and reporting cycles, and manage the execution of strategy to improve performance.

SAS Strategy Management is a Web-based application for designing, building and managing scorecards, dashboards and diagrams, including strategy maps. It provides an interactive and collaborative environment to communicate organizational goals and strategies, monitor performance against targets, identify opportunities for improvement, and show connections between strategy and execution.

SAS Human Capital Management allows organizations to implement sound human capital management practices, focusing on analytics that directly affect performance. Organizations can consolidate human capital data and perform workforce analysis and modeling for proactive human capital management.

With more than 2,000 college, university and business-school customers in 109 countries and education specialists on every continent, SAS serves the education (http://www.sas.com/govedu/edu/index.html) industry by delivering software solutions, strategic services and academic programs that spark innovation and expand educational opportunities.

Today's announcement was made at SAS Global Forum (http://support.sas.com/events/sasglobalforum/2010/index.html), the world's largest gathering of SAS users, attended by more than 3,000 business and IT users of SAS software and solutions.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics (http://www.sas.com/businessanalytics/index.html) software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 45,000 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(R). SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. (R) indicates USA registration. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright (C) 2010 SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.

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For further information: For further information: Editorial Contact: Trent Smith, Trent.Smith@sas.com, (919) 531-4726

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