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Gitanjali Group selects SAS® Visual Analytics to boost decision making

Leading retailer and manufacturer in India's jewelry market will closely manage supply chain through data visualization

MUMBAI  (07 maj 2013)  – Gitanjali Group will use SAS® Visual Analytics to explore and analyze business data, including supply chain and profitability metrics. The world's largest integrated manufacturer and retailer of diamonds and jewelry expects SAS' high-performance analytical solution to enhance decision making and widen the acceptance of advanced analytical modeling within the organization.

With SAS Visual Analytics, users can explore data and execute analytic correlations on massive data rapidly, in just minutes or seconds.

"Since Gitanjali Group was established in 1966, we have traveled on an excellent growth path," said Sam George, Chief Information Officer at Gitanjali Group. "At Gitanjali, we have always leveraged technology to overcome business challenges and deliver value to customers. With SAS Visual Analytics, we can simply drag and drop business parameters to quickly generate insightful visual reports and manage the demand and supply chain across various brands."

The company will streamline its operational and supply chain processes by using SAS High-Performance analytical solutions. Additionally, with SAS Visual Analytics, business users at Gitanjali Group will have easy and instant access to reports via the Web or mobile devices.

"Gitanjali Group, a world-class jewelry retailer and manufacturer, selected SAS Visual Analytics to increase data-driven decision making and facilitate breakthrough business outcomes," said Sudipta K. Sen, SAS Regional Director of Southeast Asia and Country Manager for SAS India. "As it continues its rapid growth, Gitanjali Group's decision to place its trust in SAS Visual Analytics affirms the value of this powerful solution."

To experience advanced data visualization in a self-service environment, try the interactive SAS Visual Analytics demonstration.

About Gitanjali Group

Gitanjali Group is the world's largest integrated branded jewelry manufacturer-retailer with sales over $2.5 billion. Established in 1966, today its activities are spread across the entire value chain from rough diamond sourcing, cutting, polishing and distribution, and jewelry manufacture, to jewelry branding and retailing gold and diamond jewelry in India and abroad.

The Group pioneered a jewelry retail revolution in India by launching Gili in 1994. It today owns and distributes eight out of the top 10 Indian jewelry brands including Gili, Nakshatra, Asmi, D'Damas, Sangini and Diya. Over the last two decades, the Group has expanded its operations in the US, UK, Belgium, Italy and the Middle East to China, Singapore and Japan.

Today the Group owns a large retail chain in the US, Samuels Jewelers Inc.; has acquired a number of premium brands such as Stefan Hafner, Valente, Io Si, Poratti and others in Italy; and has a fast-developing presence in China, the Middle East and other new markets.


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