SAS is a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, 2015

Forrester Research report calls SAS Business Intelligence offerings “formidable.”

The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q1 2015

One-stop shopping for data management and BI products.

In an increasingly crowded and complex Business Intelligence market, SAS was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q1 2015 report by Forrester Research Inc. According to the report, SAS is one of eight well established, mature BI vendors that continue to lead the pack. Why? Because of the completeness, comprehensiveness and integration of our entire BI architectural stack.

“Enterprises today seek deeper insights to remain competitive, and increasingly look for faster insight, to improve agility. BI and analytics are more important than ever,” said Jim Davis, SAS Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer.


“Customers most often chose SAS because we set the pace for BI with technologies such as fast in-memory processing, self-service visual data exploration, big data support through Hadoop and the industry’s most widely used analytics,” Davis added.

With a top possible score of 5.00, Forrester rated SAS 4.41 on market presence, 4.35 on strategy and 4.18 on current offerings. The Forrester BI Wave evaluated SAS® Visual Analytics, SAS® Office Analytics and SAS® Enterprise BI Server, resulting in a leader designation for the company. To better understand the BI market and SAS’ position, check out the full Forrester report.


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Although firms have known SAS as a leader in advanced and predictive analytics for years, don’t overlook the fact that it also has a formidable BI platform. Firms engage with SAS on BI to benefit from one-stop shopping for data management (ETL, MDM, and data quality) and BI products, expertise with business domain and industry vertical applications, and data management professional services. Using SAS BI can also help clients reduce their dependence on a single “full software stack” vendor.

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