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SAS Visual Analytics awarded Best Business Application by readers

03 December 2012 - SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, has been awarded 'Best Business Application' for its Visual Analytics solution at this year's awards. SAS fought off competition for the coveted title from the likes of Google, NetSuite, CA Technologies and Polycom.

SAS® Visual Analytics is an in-memory business intelligence solution that uses a highly visual interface to bring powerful analytics to a broader class of users. As the newest product in the SAS High-Performance Analytics family, organisations can apply the power of SAS Analytics to massive amounts of data in order to pave a fast, simple and cost-effective path to business insight and better decisions.

Mark Wilkinson, managing director, SAS UK and Ireland commented on the accolade: "With organisations increasingly acknowledging the value of big data on their balance sheets, the ability to analyse this information rapidly and accurately to deliver innovation and efficiency is becoming crucial. SAS is committed to helping companies globally use growing volumes of data to make fact-based decisions. It's fantastic to be recognised in this key category by the V3 readers."

Madeline Bennett, editor at, said, "As companies struggle to manage ever-growing amounts of data, it's fitting that SAS has been rewarded for its Visual Analytics solution. This award is clear recognition that our IT professional readership values SAS' technology above the competition."

Voted for by readers, the V3 Technology Awards recognise and reward top brands, service providers and products aimed at developing the business IT industry. This year the awards were hotly contested, with almost 300 entries from more than 100 companies.

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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 60,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know® .

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