Indian state's Directorate of Economics and Statistics uses SAS® to plan for socioeconomic development
Directorate of Economics and Statistics (DES) is the nodal statistical body of the Government of Maharashtra, India. It collects official statistics, conducts surveys and provides statistical guidance to various government departments driving policy decisions for the state's socioeconomic development.
"The role of DES is to provide timely, reliable and accurate data for decision support systems. While providing critical information to decision makers of our state, it is sacrosanct that we provide a ‘single version of truth.’ With SAS solutions, we at DES can do this easily and timely, effectively and efficiently" says S. M. Aparajit, Director of DES.
Back-end help for better planning
Collaboration leads to quality
DES relates to SAS' approach because both organizations' core functions are very similar: DES provides critical statistics and counsel for strategic policy planning and SAS provides seamless data and analysis for better decision making.
"SAS provides a central repository of the information, available to all offices / officers. Constant upgradation in SAS solutions will enable DES to perform its defined job more effectively" explains S. M. Aparajit.
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Directorate of Economics and Statistics
Managing data from disparate legacy systems hampered productivity, prompting DES to find a single platform technology that could meet the rigorous demands of a governmental statistical and research environment
SAS Business Analytics help DES generate and analyze key statistical reports through data integration, reporting and analysis.
SAS saves DES time formerly spend on data management, allowing for more focus on critical research anad analysis of data for effective socioeconomic decision making.
“SAS technology empowered us to create expertise in analytics and information management so as to create decision support system in times to come. The savings in time that we see today to analyze and generate reports by using SAS, clearly indicates that. In long term, considerable resources will be saved from the user-friendly and effective system”
S. M. Aparajit
Director of DES, Govt of Maharashtra