||SAS Alliance Programs
The SAS Alliance builds a complementary and valuable relationship with our partners. It is designed to create new avenues for delivering and implementing SAS solutions. The alliance is derived from a network of strategic partnerships that include:
- Complimentary hardware, application, and software providers
- Outsourcing, application and data service providers
- Systems integrators and consultants
This network of partners, combined with SAS software and solutions, gives organizations access to unparalleled domain, industry and technology expertise. Our partners contribute high-level business knowledge, while SAS contributes functional and technical expertise around solution areas. Together, we align our go-to-market initiatives and center those activities around solving our collective customers’ most critical business challenges.
All members of the SAS Alliance meet the same high standards for market knowledge, vision, integrity and customer satisfaction that SAS sets for itself. SAS Alliance members can be in one or more of the following programs: Technology, Consulting, Application, Outsourcing, OEM, Reseller or Affiliate.
- Technology Program
The Technology Program drives targeted lead-generation programs to support joint revenue initiatives. Technology Program members offer services for implementing SAS solutions and applications to existing and potential customers.
- Consulting Program
The Consulting Program establishes targeted SAS solution practices with other business organizations around the world. Consulting Program members commit significant time, resources and expertise to deliver high-quality services and support to customers.
- Application Program
The Application Program promotes the integration of strategic SAS technologies into third-party software solutions. This integration extends SAS’ coverage in specific market segments and provides customers with world-class intelligence solutions.
- Outsourcing Program
The Outsourcing Program allows partners to host applications in a professionally managed environment, allowing customers to reduce ownership costs while maintaining access to mission-critical applications.
- OEM Program
The OEM Program is designed for independent software vendors (ISVs) to embed or integrate SAS software technology into their enterprise software applications. The application may be sold as an installable product or via a hosted or software-as-services solution.
- Reseller ProgramThe Reseller Program enables partners to sell within predefined accounts, industries and solutions. Resellers implement SAS software as part of a complete solution. This program is currently unavailable in Asia Pacific.
- Affiliate Program
The Affiliate Program is designed for individual consultants, consulting organizations or single-practice teams within a large firm who are willing to continuously update their SAS skills and knowledge. Through the SAS Alliance, SAS provides program management with additional infrastructure (such as Web) support to SAS affiliates.
Platinum members consist of global companies that have products and/or services that provide major strategic and critical advantages to SAS software and solutions. Platinum members and SAS make substantial investments in the relationship in order to build solutions-targeted SAS practices. SAS engages Platinum members early in the development process to ensure the smoothest integration possible. Additionally, SAS dedicates a worldwide relationship manager and team to develop and deploy a strategic business plan with Platinum members.
Gold members work to support and deliver SAS technology. They are more regional in their market reach and are typically smaller in revenues and resources than Platinum members. Account management of Gold members remains within the geographies and is implemented by the SAS regional or country business relationship manager. Gold members have program support from our worldwide organization, which works with the local SAS contact to develop and implement a joint business plan and strategy.
Silver members work to support and deliver SAS technology. They receive field support from SAS regions, countries or districts. SAS provides program support and infrastructure via such avenues as partner summit meetings and Web support. Silver members are charged a program participation fee in return for the support and infrastructure they receive from SAS.