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Roambi ES for SAS: mobile BI delivered instantly to BlackBerry, Apple devices

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23 August 2011 -  SAS, the leader in business analytics   software and services, will be the exclusive worldwide provider of   Roambi ES for SAS . This new technology transforms SAS Business Intelligence reports and data into immersive, dashboard-style analytics, instantly delivered to compatible mobile devices, including the Apple iPhone   and iPad   and the BlackBerry Bold and Torch. 

SAS' strategic, global agreement with MeLLmo, creator of Roambi software, delivers mobile BI to enterprises worldwide with Roambi ES for SAS software and SAS Enterprise BI Server. Together, these products provide decision makers access to and visual interaction with critical SAS Business Intelligence data. Users can tap, turn and swipe to display, share and analyse the company's latest information. The engaging interface lets busy professionals quickly and intuitively analyse timely, critical information from SAS Enterprise BI Server. The result: smart, collaborative decision-making wherever they are.

For example, regional managers can monitor retail sales monthly performance trends, drilling down by state and by product category to compare profit margins and detect sales trends to guide purchasing and inventory decisions. Reports can be cached to devices for offline viewing and updated reports fetched when online. With flexible collaboration options, managers can share insights for timely response to market changes. 

"By extending the reach and usage of their existing BI infrastructure to mobile devices through the use of mobile visualisation tools such as dashboards, charts and graphs, organisations can more agilely respond to market changes and customer needs. This accelerates time-to-information and improves customer satisfaction and retention," wrote Aberdeen Group senior research analysts Andrew Borg and David White in a December 2010 research paper, Mobile BI: Actionable Intelligence for the Agile Enterprise

"Our customers rely on SAS for critical business insights. Roambi ES for SAS is a major productivity boost for mobile decision makers who need instant access to critical information for real-time decision making on the go," said Jim Davis, SAS senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

Today's announcement came at The Premier Business Leadership Series event in Singapore, a thought-leadership conference presented by SAS that brings together more than 600 senior-level attendees from the public and private sectors to share ideas on critical business issues.

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