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Wescom Credit Union Forecasts Potential Losses, Saves $100 Million  »
Credit unions were traditionally limited to forecasting solutions that considered individual loan-risk levels. But recent banking issues prompted an improved understanding of the way broader economic variables, such as a high unemployment rate, affect the individual loan risk and portfolio risk. With SAS, Wescom can forecast potential portfolio loss, exceed regulatory requirements, improve performance and lending accuracy – and save hundreds of millions of dollars in potential losses.
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Predictive Analytics Leader »
SAS has been named a leader among nine vendors in The Forrester Wave: Predictive Analytics and Data Mining Solutions, Q1 2010 . SAS predictive analytics and data mining solutions were evaluated (and earned top overall ranking) in three categories  – current offering, strategy and market presence – including perfect scores for functionality, professional services, licensing and cost, direction and company financials criteria.
Union Bank Take Two »
After its Basel II success with SAS for credit risk management in May 2009, Union Bank has decided to use SAS OpRisk VaR, a sophisticated, yet user-friendly analytic value-at-risk model, to slice, dice, drill down, adjust, trend and plot its operational loss data.
Best Place to Work for in America: So what? »
SAS Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis takes a candid look at what the FORTUNE ranking means to our customers and says about SAS’ stability and bottom line.
Credit Risk Modeling Using SAS® »
Struggling with risk management challenges? Learn new and advanced techniques in credit risk modeling. Register today!
What can SAS/STAT® Training do for you? »
SAS® Training helps professionals master the increasingly rich functionality of SAS/STAT software.  This comprehensive program of analytics training is available as instructor-led training, Live Web and e-Learning courses.
New SAS® Enterprise Miner™ e-Course »
Learn with the engaging and dynamic format that brings you training via audio and flash movies. This training, which is equivalent to the instructor-based courses, includes many interactive features including demos, practices and quizzes.
Webcasts & Events
SAS Global
Forum 2010

Apr. 11-14
Seattle, WA
Got Bad Data? Part 3
On Demand 
Ri$kMinds 2010
May 10-13
Talking Points
Positive Creativity Solves Puzzle  »
Banking CRO discusses calculating the interplay between risk classes and developing better risk controls for the banking – in near-real time
Grid Computing Primer »
Tackle the subject of parallel programming, a process that reduces the time required to perform many risk calculations and banking processes, including portfolio optimization, mark-to-market portfolio valuation, stress test scenario valuation, sensitivity analysis and value at risk computation.
Build a better model? »
Today, the delicate balance between risk and return rests on sophisticated risk models-often flawed models. Bart Baesens introduces macroeconomic factors to strengthen these models rather than traditional probability of default to second guess them.
The Case for Investing in Business Analytics »
Examine the reasons that organizations of all sizes and in all industries are turning to business analytics solutions to automate or support decision making.
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