SAS® business intelligence platform 'formidable,' says independent research firm
Report cites "excellent capabilities" in analytics; ranks SAS a leader in Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms
07 January 2014 - In naming SAS a leader in The Forrester Wave™ Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2013, Forrester Research, Inc. , noted that "SAS customers particularly praised its data integration, information delivery, technical architecture, analytics, operational capabilities, and corporate and product vision."
The independent research firm evaluated three SAS BI products:
Ten other vendors were included in the report.
"SAS isn't just about analytics - it also provides an enterprise grade BI platform. Although firms have known SAS as a leader in advanced and predictive analytics for years, don't overlook the fact that it also has a formidable BI platform," stated the report authored by Forrester analyst Boris Evelson.
Forrester examined 72 criteria in three broad categories:
"Whether it's a global enterprise seeking visualisation and big data insight in Hadoop, or a departmental workgroup wanting self-service reporting and dashboards, SAS BI delivers," said Jim Davis, SAS Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "With innovation like SAS Visual Analytics in-memory technology, the accessibility of SAS Analytics via popular Microsoft Office applications, and the advanced analytics underlying our entire portfolio, customers can expect exceptional return on investment from SAS."
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 65,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world
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