SAS® placed in leaders quadrant for BI platforms by industry analyst firm
CARY, NC (Feb. 01, 2011) – SAS announced today that Gartner Inc. has placed it in the Leaders quadrant in their latest Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms report.1
This puts SAS among the vendors Gartner says "are reasonably strong in the breadth and depth of their BI platform capabilities and can deliver on enterprise-wide implementations that support a broad BI strategy. Leaders articulate a business proposition that resonates with buyers, supported by the viability and operational capability to deliver on a global basis."
"In addition to the findings of the Gartner report, SAS customers constantly validate our product strategy, our service and vision," said Jim Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at SAS. "Our software builds upon a foundation of the best, most widely deployed analytics in the industry. Our loyal customers include many who have successfully tied their organization's future to SAS® technology."
SAS continues to innovate and deliver powerful technology to its global customers. The company recently extended the power of SAS BI to users of Microsoft Outlook, the world's most widely used business e-mail client. Customers most comfortable with Microsoft Office applications – including Outlook – can run reports and retrieve information for critical decisions without leaving the application.
A cornerstone of the powerful SAS Business Analytics Framework, SAS Business Intelligence helps organizations answer complex questions and position themselves for optimal success. This broad technology set meets the needs of a wide range of user types: C-level executives to frontline business professionals and highly skilled analysts to casual, occasional users.
The SAS Business Analytics Framework encompasses BI, data integration, advanced analytics and a broad set of horizontal and industry-specific business solutions that provide insights for quick action. Powered by core technology such as SAS Enterprise BI Server, only SAS offers such a range of integrated technologies and solutions.
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
1. Gartner Inc., Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms. Rita Sallam, Bill Hostmann, James Richardson, Andreas Bittner, January 27, 2011.
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