Transform data into useful, high-value information for downstream process decisions
Even though there are significant benefits to improving data quality at the downstream plant level and across its marketing operation, many downstream oil and gas companies have difficulty implementing the corrections needed to improve data for increased use in their information technology systems.
Gartner positions SAS in the Visionaries quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools
How SAS® Can Help
In your efforts to improve your refining and marketing processes, respond better to regulatory inquiries and adjust to changing market demands, your universe of data is expanding in size and complexity. SAS helps to transform that data into useful, high-value information to make wider ranges of administrative, operational and management decisions. With SAS, you can:
- Profile, monitor and actively manage enterprise data quality. Determine what systems or processes are propagating data quality problems, and what efforts will be required to correct them, so you can improve key data areas and processes for better planning and project execution.
- Create one set of governance rules. Define data correction rules to reflect organizational changes and cleanse data. Specialized interfaces make it easy for business analysts and data stewards to create data quality improvement processes and visualize the impact of their efforts.
- Provide decision makers with trustworthy information. Accurate and reliable data drives consistent reporting and analytics. Automatically integrate quality processes into data integration routines to improve business intelligence and analytic results.
Build confidence that data is timely, correct and applicable.
- Data profiling: Assess your organization's data, examining the structure, completeness, suitability and relationships of your information assets.
- Data enrichment: Append geographic, demographic, product hierarchy or other internal or external information to your data.
- Data monitoring: Create customized rules to validate and audit operational processes. Automate the enforcement of business rules in batch or real time across the enterprise.
Data consolidation: Profile data to understand the actual content of the data before ETL and ensure that the data brought over is consistent and useful. Consolidate and integrate data within business intelligence environments to enhance the value of data used to make critical business decisions.
How SAS® Is Different
Only SAS enables you to combine and analyze huge quantities of data to make discoveries, solve complex problems and deploy accurate results and information throughout the enterprise.
- An integrated and comprehensive solution. Designed to work together in an integrated fashion, SAS provides all the features you need to analyze data strengths and weaknesses and manage enterprise data governance initiatives.
- Continued confidence that your data is trustworthy. Profile, monitor and actively manage the quality of enterprise data.
- An enterprisewide view of data. Standardize data across multiple systems and business units to gain a real "enterprise" view that takes advantage of all your data.
- Flexible architecture and delivery options. SAS provides the flexibility to build the right solution for your specific upstream exploration and production needs.
As the oil and gas industry continues to face challenges for optimizing production, SAS' flexible data management architecture can be a competitive differentiator for advanced decision support and performance management.
Related Products and Solutions
SAS® Enterprise Data Integration Server
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server is a powerful, configurable and comprehensive solution designed for managing big data that can access virtually all data sources; extract, cleanse, transform, conform, aggregate, load and manage data; support data warehousing, migration, synchronization and federation initiatives; support both batch-oriented and real-time master data management solutions; and create real-time data integration services in support of service-oriented architectures.
SAS® Data Quality Solution
SAS Data Quality Solution provides an enterprise solution for profiling, cleansing, augmenting and integrating data to create consistent, reliable information. With SAS Data Quality Solution you can automatically incorporate data quality into data integration and business intelligence projects to dramatically improve returns on your organization's strategic initiatives.
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