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SAS a leader in advanced data visualization, says independent researcher

SAS Visual Analytics helps organizations find critical patterns, insight in big data

CARY, NC  (23 Jul. 2012)  – SAS is a leader in advanced data visualization, software that enables businesses to find patterns and act to avoid threats and snatch opportunities. According to new research published in

The Forrester Wave™: Advanced Data Visualization (ADV) Platforms, Q3 2012 , leaders such as SAS "demonstrate significant capabilities and a good balance of ADV features across most requirements."

The Forrester Research, Inc., report cited two SAS products for its leader ranking: SAS® Visual Analytics, a high-performance big data visualization solution, and JMP ® , SAS' desktop visual discovery offering.

"Enterprises use SAS advanced data visualization to quickly, easily and graphically derive insight from data. Data is rapidly growing in volume, velocity and variety. Knowledge workers struggling to find patterns and answers in this big data environment use SAS to unlock significant competitive value," said Jim Davis, SAS Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.

"Combining powerful visualization with SAS High-Performance Analytics , SAS Visual Analytics transforms business processes involving very large amounts of data. SAS High-Performance Analytics helps companies solve problems in minutes or hours that were previously out of reach due to data quantities. As a result, they can seize opportunity while it's still available," Davis said.

Visual diagnosis

In addition to his continuing clinical work and research projects in neonatal medicine, Dr. David Tanaka, also searches financial records for discrepancies in billing and payment to help the Duke Medical Center keep costs down and services up.

His financial analyses with SAS statistical discovery and JMP visualizations have yielded gross revenue increases of 10 to 15 percent and are now being employed to monitor and benchmark performance improvement initiatives throughout the Duke Children's service.

Searching financial records may be uncommon for a clinical professor of pediatrics, but data exploration and analysis have become second nature to Tanaka.  By looking at the data in a graphical and interactive way, Tanaka can compare how doctors may differ in their use of clinical resources or bill for the same kind of problem.

"If one doctor consistently bills much higher, well, maybe that doctor's seeing sicker kids. Or, maybe it's a problem with resource utilization. It needs to be looked into," Tanaka said.

To read more of the new Forrester report on advanced data visualization, please go here.

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