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SAS Indonesia launches SAS® Visual Analytics for better analyze and visualize big data

  • Super-fast, in-memory solution offers high performance
  • Delivered instantly to the iPad® and Android tablet

Jakarta  (Nov. 28, 2012)  – In about 10 seconds, new SAS Visual Analytics able to proceed 1.1 billion (1,100,000,000) rows of data, each with 47 columns of data, and then reported to the iPad® and Android tablet. This new in-memory business intelligence (BI) solution from SAS offers the speed plus self-service to eliminate the traditional wait for IT-generated reports for organizations with big data. Business users–both decision makers and analysts– are able to explore and analyze the data, generate new report, and view report instantly. 

IDC defines Big Data technologies as a new generation of technologies and architectures designed to extract value economically from very large volumes of a wide variety of data by enabling high-velocity capture, discovery, and/or analysis. SAS Visual Analytics is such a technology platform.

Erwin Sukiato, Country Manager of SAS Indonesia said, "Today, we are launching SAS Visual Analytics in Indonesia and targeting banking, insurance, retail, manufacturing, telco, and oil and gas. Around 100 business-minded personas and CIO/IT personas are attracted to attend our product launching and seminar on Instantly and visually exploring big data with powerful analytics."

"We are in the process of building our list of formal references for SAS Visual Analytics. The first three customers of the product are Cosmos Bank in Taiwan, SM-MCI in the Philippines and XL Insurance in North America. For example, in retail, SM-MCI has vast amounts of transaction data every day that collected from its hypermarket and grocery business, including details at the SKU level. From the data, the MCI team programs marketing card renewals and measuring promotional response." Erwin explained.

With SAS Visual Analytics, organizations can:      

  • Apply the powerful statistics calculations to massive amounts of data.
  • Visually explore data at the speed of sight.
  • Share fresh insights with everyone, everywhere, via the Web or iPad® and Android tablets.

The new solution – a member of the SAS High-Performance Analytics family – enables to explore huge volumes of data simultaneously by many users, gives organizations an unprecedented way to tap into big data to surface unexpected insights, provide answers to complex problems and identify new and better courses of action more quickly. With the product,  users able to spot patterns, identify opportunities for further analysis and convey visual results via Web reports, the iPad® or an Android tablet. 

During the launch, Vincent Cotte, Product Marketing Manager of South East Asia Pacific at SAS and Hendrayana Kartiman, Pre-Sales Manager of SAS Indonesia demonstrated the workflow of the product.

The key component of SAS Visual Analytics – our innovative SAS® LASR™ Analytic Server – speeds data exploration and visualization. This in-memory analytic engine will extend across our software product portfolio.

In the products, there are three components based on the organizations' role:

  • Decision makers (managers and CXO's) want to understand the business performance, they are able to view and comments on the report instantly.
  • Analysts are able to explore and analyze data with SAS Visual Analytics Explorer and create new report to access SAS Visual Analytics Designer.
  • IT or data managers are able to manage the environment and prepare data. The data preparation interface and SAS Visual Analytics enable IT personas to load data into SAS LASR Analytics Server and to monitor its performance.

Key capabilities are:

  • SAS Visual Analytics Explorer to perform ad-hoc data analysis and discovery.
  • SAS Visual Analytics Designer to quickly create high-impact report.
  • SAS Mobile BI downloads the contents to the business colleagues' mobile devices and enables them to continue the works offline. In the application, the colleagues could also view, interact, and provide comments to the report.

SAS realized that mobile BI provides decision makers at every level or your business with timely access to critical information and decision making data. In fact, Aberdeen Group1 highlights that 54% organizations utilize mobile BI for competitive advantage, 18% organizations report an increase in customer satisfaction, and 84% of executives achieve goals and Key Performance Indicators.

To learn more about SAS Visual Analytics and screenshots, please visit http://www.sas.com/technologies/bi/visual-analytics.html 

1 Mobile BI: Actionable Intelligence for the Agile Enterprise, Aberdeen Group, Sponsored by SAS, 2011

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