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SAS® Sustainability Reporting

Measure and manage the triple bottom line: environmental, social and economic

SAS Sustainability Reporting provides a single source of information about an organization’s sustainability performance. It supports globally accepted sustainability KPIs and provides embedded analytic routines to forecast results and prove relationships between metrics. The solution provides all the necessary tools to capture, clean and transform data relevant to sustainability.

Benefits

  • Standardize on a performance management framework.
  • Capture a single source of trusted sustainability business knowledge.
  • Simplify data collection, improve data quality and provide an auditable record to support reporting requirements.
  • Know which metrics are related and which initiatives will have the greatest effect.
  • Communicate strategy, goals and objectives to facilitate effective execution.

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Features

  • Business intelligence with integrated advanced analytics
  • Dynamic performance management from global standards
  • Data integration
  • Security and role-based authorization
  • Interactive dashboards, collaboration and alerts

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Track historical consumption over time and project future performance.


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How SAS® Is Different

With increasing requests for sustainability data and reports, organizations need to efficiently manage data, provide transparency and document performance.  Only SAS provides:

  • A solution designed for multiple users, including the sustainability director, the corporate responsibility team, corporate strategists, environmental managers and financial or operational analysts.
  • A visionary approach to advanced analyses, allowing you to quickly determine the performance measures that truly matter.
  • A sustainability solution that packages the power of SAS Analytics into an easy-to-use, point-and-click environment.
  • Flexible BI platform that quickly runs reports on today's data or allows the user to easily generate custom data views.

Benefits

  • Standardize on a performance management framework. As a flexible user-driven solution, SAS Sustainability Reporting allows you to create your own set of performance indicators, or follow externally published standard frameworks. The solution makes it easy to add, adapt or create new performance indicators using its Web-based, point-and-click interface. The underlying performance management technology makes it easy to create hierarchical relationships, roll-ups, formula-driven metrics and specialized visualization techniques.
  • Capture a single source of trusted sustainability business knowledge. You need a source of information that you can trust, both for internal planning and external reporting. By establishing a platform that is broad enough to handle multiple stakeholder demands, yet nimble enough to respond quickly, organizations are positioned for optimal analysis and reporting efficiency. For internal problem investigation, navigate easily through hierarchical dashboards or strategy maps. Quickly focus on hidden anomalies through flags and alerts. Share knowledge and collaborate by using notes and discussion threads.
  • Simplify data collection, improve data quality and provide an auditable record to support reporting requirements. Automatically extract, transform and cleanse virtually any data, in any format, on any platform with ease. SAS provides complete transparency into the source of each data element for audit. Schedule the collection of data to meet your needs – monthly, weekly or even daily. Powerful analytics identify suspect data so you can address quality issues before data is added to reports. Web forms capture manual data and show prior-period results to help flag anomalies.
  • Know which metrics are related and which initiatives will have the greatest effect. Reporting on historical numbers is only half the story. Use SAS software's embedded analytics to understand relationships between metrics, run time-series forecasts and perform simple what-if scenarios. In return, you'll get invalu¬able insights into the future and defendable statistics to support your strategy and commitments.
  • Communicate strategy, goals and objectives to facilitate effective execution. Engagement of internal stakeholders is a key factor in suc¬cessful strategy execution. Employees at every level of the organization must have a clear sense of how their actions contribute to overall goal achievement. SAS software's visual strategy diagrams create compelling illustrations of the relationship between performance objectives established for various business units.

Features

Business intelligence with integrated advanced analytics
  • Web-based reporting, analysis and deployment.
  • Forecasting, statistical correlation procedures and predictive analytics.
  • Integration with SAS Energy and Emissions Management.*
  • Integration with ESRI* applications.
  • Scope and analysis variable inclusion and adjustment.
Dynamic performance management from global standards
  • Measurement frameworks; industry-specific or your specific organization's KPIs.
  • Web interface to design or select dashboards.
  • Dashboard speedometers signal KPI status with multiple thresholds or range values.
  • Drill-down to investigate problems or link to reports and spreadsheets.
  • User-customizable alerts and user subscription to alerts based on personal thresholds.
  • Display of any time period for any metric type (actual, target, status).
  • Display values, colors, range icons or descriptive text.
  • Strategy/process diagram editor reads from and writes to underlying database dynamically.
Data integration
  • Read/write data on any technology platform in batch and real time (including Excel, Oracle, DB2, SAP and legacy systems).
  • Web interface for manual data collection.
  • Embedded data quality processes.
  • Data warehousing or data mart capability.
Security and role-based authorization
  • Security for specific elements or rows, templates, projects and scorecards.
  • Assignable user roles on user action permissions.
Interactive dashboards, collaboration and alerts
  • Dials, sliders, meters or traffic lights on results lead to notes, trend charts or custom reports.
  • Quick navigation to scorecards, strategy maps, diagrams or reports; children can be compared in a single view.
  • User-defined organizational or personal thresholds and alerts that create flags, notes and e-mails.
  • Identification of children failing to meet thresholds, even if the parent is showing strong progress.
  • Searchable comments on metrics and objectives.

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Track historical consumption over time and project future performance.

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Interactive visual diagrams provide performance information in a simple format.

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System Requirements

Client environment

Operating systems

  • Windows XP Professional (SP2 or later)
  • Windows Vista – Business, Enterprise and Ultimate (32-bit and x64-bit)

Additional software

  • A Web browser with cookies and JavaScript enabled is required.
  • Supported browsers include: Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 and 7.
  • Minimum hardware: Intel/AMD x86 or x64 1.8 GHz processor with 500MB of RAM

Server environment

Operating systems

  • Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition, SP2
  • Minimum hardware: Intel/AMD x86 or x64 with 4 cores and 16GB of RAM

Data tier

Operating systems

  • Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition, SP2

Database server 

  • MySQL Pro 5.0.80 for Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit
  • MySQL Connector/J 5.0.8, commercial version

If SAS does not provide MySQL Pro for you, obtain a copy of the Connector/J jar and MySQL database from your MySQL representative.

Minimum hardware: Intel/AMD x86 or x64 with 4 cores and 16GB of RAM

Required/optional software

  • JRE 5 Update 12 (Sun)
  • Oracle WebLogic 10.3
  • Optional: Microsoft Office 2000 (SP3 or later), 2003, 2007 for using the included Excel Add-Ins

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