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SAS a Leader in Cross-Channel Campaign Management says independent research firm

SAS is a Leader in The Forrester Wave™:Cross-Channel Campaign Management Platforms, Q1 2012

02 February 2012 - SAS is a Leader in The Forrester Wave™:Cross-Channel Campaign Management Platforms, Q1 2012, with SAS Customer Intelligence top-ranked in the current offering and strategy categories. SAS – named a leader in Forrester's last CCCM Wave evaluation too – also received among the highest scores for optimisation, analytics and reporting, application usability, corporate strategy and financials. 

Business analytics software provider SAS, a leader in integrated marketing management, demonstrated "deep capabilities in optimisation, interaction management, analytics and cross-channel integration."   

Forrester wrote, "SAS's quick integration of Assetlink's programme-planning features into its customer intelligence suite rounds out the company's advanced capabilities in optimisation, analytics, and campaign design."

One of the several hundred clients leveraging the suite is YouSee, Denmark’s largest provider of cable television.  The company uses SAS to plan cross-sell and up-sell activities, and tailor the customer experience across multiple channels.

"SAS provides YouSee with an analytics platform that enables us to use customer data more intelligently," said Anders M.R. Sørensen, chief marketing officer at YouSee. "Gaining insight into our customers' preferences helps us achieve more effective customer interactions across all of our channels, which include the Web, call centre and stores. One way that we use the intelligence SAS provides is to arm our call centre staff with real-time information to help them personalise customer conversations and offer advice on products that are the best fit for that customer. These fact-based dialogues are much more successful than just relying on the employee's gut feeling and intuition." 

SAS offers extensive capabilities across the core areas in marketing, including strategy and planning, information and analytics, cross-channel orchestration and interaction, and customer experience. "SAS has earned analyst validation for being a Leader in Cross-Channel Campaign Management (Forrester 2012) and Integrated Marketing Management (Gartner 2011)," said Wilson Raj, SAS global product marketing principal for customer intelligence. "We believe this industry recognition underpins SAS's commitment to transform our customers' marketing with an integrated marketing management approach—that affords them operational excellence, agile multi-channel campaigns, and true business accountability."

Deployment options for SAS Customer Intelligence solutions include: on-premise, enterprise hosting and software as a service (SaaS).

SAS was placed in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner Inc.'s  Magic Quadrant for CRM Multichannel Campaign Management  and  Magic Quadrant for Integrated Marketing Management   in 2011 and in 2012 was recognised as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Marketing Resource Management.  SAS Customer Intelligence is the most comprehensive suite of integrated enterprise marketing solutions available on the market today. Solutions include SAS for Customer Experience AnalyticsSAS Digital MarketingSAS Marketing AutomationSAS Marketing Optimization, and SAS Real-Time Decision Manager.

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