SAS named sole leader for enterprise insight platform suites
As technology continues to change, organizations struggle with a multitude of software options. In their report, Forrester Research says that enterprise architects need "a simplified way to develop and deploy data analytics applications that meet your firm’s thirst for insights at the moment of the most important customer and employee decisions."
The report said SAS “leads the pack” of evaluated vendors and is able to differentiate itself with a clear vision of offering an insight platform that supports implementation of insight at the point of decision.
Mike Frost, SAS technology director, said, "The SAS customer community, always willing to share their opinions with us, is a great source for direction on technology trends. Our customers have always guided our innovation and continue to be our inspiration.”
SAS is identified as the only Leader in the report, based on its scores in the strategy, current offering and market presence categories. The other six providers were considered Contenders or Strong Performers.
SAS offers a balance between strength of current offering and a platform strategy. SAS has best-in-class analytics coupled with a breadth of good data management for streaming, virtualization and master data management. It has made progress simplifying its tools, and its recently launched SAS Viya offers promises to go even further in modifying and simplifying its architecture.
The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Insight Platforms Suite, Q4 2016