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Capital Markets: Capital Markets - General

  • IDS GmbHThis German financial-services firm counts on SAS for seamless data integration, thus providing more precise risk reports and a more accurate means for meeting government standards.
  • QuaestorThis Hungary-based enterprise -- which operates in the financial services, communications and travel industries -- boasts costs savings and efficiencies across business lines with SAS Business Analytics.

Education: Education - General

  • ACTNeeding to crunch large volumes of data quickly, the ACT testing services began to utilize SAS 9.2 and now produces thousands of year-end reports.

Education: Elementary and Secondary

  • Beech Grove City SchoolsTracking student performance lead to improvements that resulted in higher test scores and greater college enrollment rates.
  • Liberty Public School DistrictLiberty Public School DistrictWith SAS Enterprise Intelligence Suite for Education, principals and administrators gain dashboard views of student performance, freeing up their analysts to transcend historical data and start performing predictive analytics.

Financial Services: Banking - General

  • EmcreditCredit bureau relies on SAS Data Integration to make sure lenders maintain profitable customer relationships through fast, accurate decisions about creditworthiness.
  • RBCRoyal Bank of Canada (RBC) wanted a way to detect fraudulent mortgage, loan and credit line applications before they cost the bank money. The challenge was in preventing fraud without affecting legitimate customers. RBC used SAS® to build a fraud rules application that leverages powerful analytics to target suspect applications.
  • United Overseas BankBanking CRO discusses calculating the interplay between risk classes and developing better risk controls for the banking – in near-real time
  • VisaWith SAS, Visa now builds more robust, user-friendly models to calculate customer and product profitability in far less time. Now, Visa can see 100 percent of the organization by product, client, product within clients, or clients within products.
  • Viseca Card ServicesSwitzerland’s largest credit card company uses advanced SAS Analytics to reduce losses due to fraud by 15 percent – a record few credit card companies can match.
  • VUBOne of the largest banks in Solvakia uses SAS to improve asset and liability management and manage interest rate risk.

Financial Services: Lenders

  • VisaWith SAS, Visa now builds more robust, user-friendly models to calculate customer and product profitability in far less time. Now, Visa can see 100 percent of the organization by product, client, product within clients, or clients within products.

Government: Government - General

  • Canary Islands Statistics InstituteCanary Islands Statistics InstituteMeeting European Union reporting standards is a breeze with SAS.
  • Los Angeles CountyLos Angeles CountyHighly accurate social network analysis powered the county's fraud-detection efforts, generating an annual return of nearly $30 million.
  • Los Angeles CountyLos Angeles CountyWith SAS, Los Angeles County measures the costs and benefits of providing services to indigent adults and avoids duplicating services -- all without compromising privacy.
  • North Carolina Office of State PersonnelNorth Carolina Office of State PersonnelCombining multiple data sources into a single data warehouse with SAS provides a holistic view of the state talent pool as well as the forecasting and predictive modeling-capabilities that allow for proactive workforce planning.
  • Passport CanadaOnly a decade ago just 25 percent of Canadians owned a passport. Today that number has more than doubled to 57 percent. With constant fluctuations in demand for passports, it turned to SAS to help forecast future demand.

Government: Health and Social Services

  • Los Angeles CountyLos Angeles CountyHighly accurate social network analysis powered the county's fraud-detection efforts, generating an annual return of nearly $30 million.
  • Los Angeles CountyLos Angeles CountyWith SAS, Los Angeles County measures the costs and benefits of providing services to indigent adults and avoids duplicating services -- all without compromising privacy.

Government: Justice and Public Safety

Health Care: Health Care - General

  • Valence HealthValence HealthWith SAS Analytics, Valence Health helps groups of independent doctors and hospitals leverage the economies of scale that come from clinical integration while managing risk, achieving financial success and providing a higher quality of health care to patients.

Health Care: Health Care Providers

  • CareSourceCareSourceWith SAS, CareSource streamlines the integration, analysis and reporting needed to create an effective patient management system, which saves money and helps patients stay healthier.
  • Maine Medical Center100 percent of heart failure patients receive quality care as benchmarked by national organizations, and a medication error reduction process has improved 35 percent.
  • US Centers for Disease Control and PreventionReporting public health data with SAS is the best choice for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Valence HealthValence HealthWith SAS Analytics, Valence Health helps groups of independent doctors and hospitals leverage the economies of scale that come from clinical integration while managing risk, achieving financial success and providing a higher quality of health care to patients.

Health Care: Health Insurance

  • HighmarkHealth insurer saves millions of dollars by finding misdiagnosed and undiagnosed patients with one of 27 illnesses that qualify for higher Medicare reimbursements.
  • Valence HealthValence HealthWith SAS Analytics, Valence Health helps groups of independent doctors and hospitals leverage the economies of scale that come from clinical integration while managing risk, achieving financial success and providing a higher quality of health care to patients.

Insurance: Insurance - General

  • FCCI Insurance GroupUS commercial insurer expects hefty gains using SAS Analytics to select the right accounts and to price products appropriately.

Manufacturing: Manufacturing - General

  • BGF IndustriesBGF IndustriesThis manufacturer, a small-to-medium business (SMB), can resolves quality issues based on facts, not hunches, with help from SAS.
  • FaberA leading manufacturer in Italy posts a 10 percent increase in sales revenue with SAS Business Intelligence.
  • GE Consumer & IndustrialThere are leads and indicators to assist auditors in identifying fraudulent claims. In a blind test, SAS analyzed an unfamiliar set of data to show that SAS was able to identify suspect claims without industry knowledge. GE C&I now audits 100 percent of claims for suspicious activity.
  • Whirlpool Corp.Whirlpool Corp.Whirlpool achieves significant savings using SAS Warranty Analysis.

Manufacturing: Automotive

  • Shanghai General MotorsWhen it comes to warranty practices, Shanghai General Motors is the industry leader in China, thanks to SAS.

Manufacturing: Consumer Packaged Goods

  • GE Consumer & IndustrialThere are leads and indicators to assist auditors in identifying fraudulent claims. In a blind test, SAS analyzed an unfamiliar set of data to show that SAS was able to identify suspect claims without industry knowledge. GE C&I now audits 100 percent of claims for suspicious activity.

Retail: Retail - General

  • AcostaAcostaRetail grocers and consumer packaged goods clients realize greater profits and sales with Acosta’s innovative use of SAS®
  • Brooks BrothersAccurate inventory forecasts help this high-end clothing retailer remain profitable as it expands operations around the globe.
  • The Wine HouseThe Wine HouseUsing SAS, The Wine House discovered $400,000 of lost inventory, reduced aged inventory by 40 percent and has real-time access to customer data for better targeted marketing.

Retail: E-Commerce

  • Lotte.comOnline retailer measures sales increases attributed to enhanced customer insight, better understands customers' online behavior, reaches high-profit customers and influences purchase decisions with SAS for Customer Experience Analytics.

Services: Services - General

  • Dun & BradstreetData for more than 3 million Czech and Slovak companies now prepared, analyzed locally in near-real time
  • HSM GroupQuery and analysis with SAS® Analytics Pro helps this small consulting firm keep 85 percent of its clients returning for future business needs.
  • TrueCarOnline service for car dealers, buyers reports 300 percent growth in search-campaign revenues with SAS forecasting, analytics.

Services: Freight

  • DNATAThe largest airport terminal cargo operator in the Middle East uses SAS to forecast workloads and streamline productivity.

Telecommunications: Communications - General

  • QuaestorThis Hungary-based enterprise -- which operates in the financial services, communications and travel industries -- boasts costs savings and efficiencies across business lines with SAS Business Analytics.
  • VerizonMajor telecom operator produced a 360-degree view of customers in less than three months, improving campaign close rates (sales) by more than 250 percent.

Utilities: Energy and Utilities - General

  • DominionDominion counts on SAS for risk management and decision support on the commodities trading floor.
  • ENMAX EnergyOpting to implement SAS Analytics is one step that is helping ENMAX Energy achieve its goal when it comes to balancing supply and demand.
  • ODECODECRegional utility cooperative in Eastern United States keeps electricity costs to a minimum, thanks to accurate demand forecasts generated with SAS Analytics.
  • Vestas WindVestas, the world’s leading producer of high-tech wind power systems, uses SAS to achieve an accurate, enterprisewide view of all its divisions and activities.