Analytics leader SAS enters KMWorld's Hall of Distinction

SAS honored for helping customers exploit big data for better decisions

SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, has been inducted into the KMWorld Hall of Distinction for its thought-leadership in analytics and continuous support of educational goals through white paper contributions and KMWorld webcasts. On-demand webinars moderated by KMWorld's Andy Moore, Text Analytics: The Evolution of Corporate Intelligence and What's the Big Deal about Big Data?, feature discussions with executives from SAS and other companies about ways organizations can derive business value from the volume, variety and velocity of structured and unstructured content to improve performance.

SAS customers consider SAS a strategic partner. "I've worked with SAS on a variety of opportunities: a success story, an industry webcast, a press release – even a trip to the United Kingdom to meet one-on-one with several utilities accounts," David Hamilton, Manager of Load Forecasting at ODEC. "I enjoy networking and providing input into product development. These activities generated positive exposure within our organization and within our industry."

"Customers count on SAS to help solve their most complex business issues," said Fiona McNeill, Global Product Marketing Manager for SAS Text Analytics. "Customers told us they need high-performance solutions to get real value from their structured and unstructured assets. We listened and developed SAS® High-Performance Analytics backed by the industry's most comprehensive range of consulting, training and analytical services to help them seize opportunities that would otherwise remain unrecognized."

SAS recently began shipping SAS Visual Analytics, applying the power of SAS to massive amounts of data. The newest member of the SAS High-Performance Analytics family enables users to visually explore data based on any variety of measures, quickly and easily. Fresh insights are shared widely through the Internet or iPad®s. Visit the SAS High-Performance Analytics website for videos and the white paper, SAS High-Performance Analytics: What Could You Do with Faster, Better Answers?

About SAS

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 70,000 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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