SAS and VSTECS partner to accelerate analytics growth for businesses in Malaysia

VSTECS Berhad (“VSTECS”), Malaysia’s leading Information & Communications Technology distributor, has through its wholly-owned subsidiary VSTECS Pericomp Sdn Bhd, partnered with SAS to accelerate the growth of analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for businesses in Malaysia.

The partnership between SAS and VSTECS will bring analytics and AI to Malaysian SMEs and mid-sized enterprises through its cloud-native SAS Viya platform that helps customers accelerate innovation and reduce costs through operationalising analytics, while helping customers efficiently democratise analytics throughout their organisations. This is the eighth consecutive year for SAS to be recognized as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science & Machine Learning Platforms1.

As a local distributor, VSTECS will be responsible for solutions consulting, designing solutions, developing prototypes and projects, business development, implementation, and maintenance.

“Insights from data analytics can empower confident decision making and are becoming critical than ever to businesses, especially during this pandemic. Data analytics can help our customers visualise their data and SAS Viya can enable our customers to re-imagine the way analytics and machine learning are consumed, to solve business challenges faster and more accurately. We are glad to partner with VSTEC to help businesses in Malaysia through advanced analytics,” said Cheam Tat Inn, Managing Director (Malaysia) at SAS.

Mr Soong Jan Hsung, Chief Executive Officer of VSTECS Berhad added, “Intelligent machines, cloud services, data science and AI are going to be the way of the future as businesses seek to communicate in a more personalized way with customers. At VSTECS, we are cognizant of this and have been laying the foundation to tap these opportunities for the past 2 years. SAS’s analytics technology will strengthen our existing suite of products and services and with our channel reach, we are confident this collaboration will yield positive results for both parties moving forward.”

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VSTECS Berhad (“VSTECS”), and its subsidiaries, is a leading distribution hub for Information & Communications Technology (“ICT”) products, enterprise systems and provides ICT support and technical services in Malaysia. Listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, VSTECS is an associate company of VSTECS Holdings (Singapore) Limited which is in turn held by VST Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

VSTECS distributes a comprehensive range of ICT products with over 40 leading principals with a nationwide channel network of more than 4,600 resellers comprising retailers, system integrators and corporate dealers. For more information, please visit

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1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms, Peter Krensky, Carlie Idoine, Erick Brethenoux, Pieter den Hamer, Farhan Choudhary, Afraz Jaffri, Shubhangi Vashisth, 1 March 2021.

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