||The SAS Alliance Technology Program
Members of the SAS Alliance Technology Program drive targeted
lead-generation programs to support our joint revenue initiatives. For the best execution of
SAS solutions and applications, members of the Technology Program offer a variety of services
to joint and potential customers that include system sizing, configuration options, benchmarking,
system optimisation and performance testing.
The SAS Alliance has developed a comprehensive, worldwide program to support our Technology Program members. The program is a combination of technical, training, sales, marketing, and account management support. Eligibility for certain programs is based on the partner's level of commitment to the partnership.
SAS has formed successful relationships with leading business and technology organizations over the
past twenty-five years. These partnerships enable SAS to maximise the value we provide to customers
by providing the most technologically advanced and sophisticated solutions in the software industry.
These relationships ensure tight integration with other vendors. SAS R&D Partners are leaders in their
respective fields. The R&D Partner Program is tiered into three levels: Platinum, Gold and Silver,
which are based on the scope and breadth of the relationship as well as the commitment made with
Each R&D partner relationship is unique -- to most effectively prioritise and allocate resources,
R&D Partners are tiered into three levels: Platinum, Gold, and Silver.
Please review the SAS Alliance Program Guide for
information on requirements and benefits of the Technology and R&D Programs.
- Platinum -- Platinum Partners are global companies that have products and/or services
that they distribute and support worldwide. They have global brand identity and their products are
integrated with SAS technology. Platinum Partners and SAS make substantial investments in the
relationship. Additionally, SAS dedicates to the partner a worldwide relationship manager to
jointly develop and execute a strategic technology integration plan.
- Gold -- Gold Partners are more regional in their market reach and may have a smaller or
singular technology focus. Gold Partners receive programmatic support from staff within SAS Business
Development and Channel Services.
- Silver -- Silver Partners have limited presence or have a less mature or new technology
for whom SAS is developing and/or testing. SAS provides programmatic support to Silver Partners.