SAS recognizes global partner innovation and collaboration

In difficult times like these, it is especially important to have the support of a strong partner ecosystem. A vibrant alliances community brings SAS® software to life, creating innovative new applications to solve business problems, guiding customers through deployment, and helping them get the most out of SAS for all their analytics needs. In honor of this, SAS proudly recognizes the 2020 global partner award recipients for their outstanding collaboration, innovation and contributions.

“A robust partner community is critical to address the growing customer demand for evolving analytics solutions and delivery models,” said Helen Morin, SAS Vice President of Global Alliances and Channels. “SAS’ vast partner ecosystem of consulting firms, resellers, OEMs and managed analytic service providers continues to help customers implement SAS technology in the way that best fits their individual needs to solve their most complex business problems. We congratulate all our 2020 award winners and look forward to continued partnership with them on projects that help transform the world.”

Global Partner of the Year – Ernst & Young

EY is a $36.4 billion global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Over the past several years, EY has collaborated closely with SAS on its Trade Risk Analytics Compliance Kit (TRACK), which offers next-generation transaction monitoring to support the unique risks associated with international trade finance. Delivered in a software as a service (SaaS) model to simplify deployment and operations, TRACK has helped financial services customers around the world better meet increased regulatory demands and was the 2018 winner of the SAS Excellence in Innovation award. In 2019, cross-industry alignment between SAS and EY helped customers drive business forward and achieve positive results.

Channel Partner of the Year – ITOCHU Techno-Solutions

This is ITOCHU Techno-Solutions’ third consecutive win as the SAS Channel Partner of the Year. In 2019, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions invested heavily in its SAS skills, nearly doubling its number of employees with SAS certifications. ITOCHU Techno-Solutions has helped expand SAS’ presence in the manufacturing, utility and life science industries.

Excellence in Innovation – Pegasus Knowledge Solutions

Pegasus (PKSI) is a SAS Gold partner and an advanced analytics solution provider. With over 20 years’ experience delighting customers, PKSI formed a strategic partnership with SAS to help customers transform their employee data into HR insight and drive improved business outcomes. SAS awarded PKSI its annual Excellence in Innovation award for its development of an end-to-end HR analytics solution, Advanced Workforce Analytics (AWA). This solution aggregates customers’ HR data from multiple silos, blends with third-party data, and provides predictive insights as dashboards or interfaces to the customer’s operational systems. PKSI’s prebuilt data models ingest data and proprietary data science models to deliver insights to help customers’ HR business challenges around identifying, recruiting, managing and improving their workforces. Now delivered with SAS® Viya® as part of the SAS Managed Analytics Service Provider (MASP) program, AWA does not require customers to have in-house data science and data engineering teams to support their HR business needs.  

SAS recognized the following organizations as Regional Partners of the Year:

  •        Asia Pacific: Accenture
  •        Canada: Core Compete
  •        Latin America: Accenture
  •        North EMEA: Deloitte
  •        South EMEA: Accenture
  •        United States: Stratacent

SAS partners hold almost 10,000 sales and technical credentials in both core and emerging SAS technologies. This awards program recognizes partners’ investments in SAS and the community it creates to meet our customers’ needs, innovate in new ways and bring to life The Power to Know®

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