Selerity goes for growth with bundled SAS packages for first-time users of enterprise-class business analytics
SAS, the leader in analytics, has announced a new joint initiative with Selerity – a valued SAS reseller and provider of related implementation and system hosting services since 2009 – with a well-established presence amongst medium to large organisations in both the public and private sectors.
The new move introduces ‘Selerity BA – Analytics for Everyone Powered by SAS’ – a range of bundled business analytics solutions designed and priced for smaller organisations that seek world-class business analytics capability.
As Selerity founder and Managing Director Michael Dixon explains, “Every organisation has data that can be mined for insights but at the smaller end of the market many would-be users of business analytics have not had the technical resources to get started, or have been deterred by cost. They may have tried open source but SAS has been out of their reach.”
“With Selerity BA, however, we remove those barriers by offering a range of scalable packages that make it easy for companies to replace their spreadsheet and desktop systems, and jump straight into sophisticated analytics starting from just $USD785 per month. This includes the first user license, while additional users can be added for only $USD165 per month per user!”
The packages sit on the new, cloud-optimised SAS Viya platform and come in four sizes – Programming only; Small for up to 5 users; Medium, up to 10; and Large, up to 15. Selerity will install, implement and manage the package however users prefer – in its own MS Azure or Amazon cloud, on the customer’s physical site, or in the customer’s nominated public cloud.
SAS’s involvement in the creation of the packages was managed by Dermot McCutcheon, Director of Alliance and Channel for SAS Australia and New Zealand, who said the objective was to include all the elements users will require from the word go.
“In addition to the analytics software itself, this includes daily back-up; systems administration and support via the Selerity help desk, and VA, text and data preparation. Very importantly, it also includes the data accessing engines, so that it doesn’t matter where the data lies, users will always get fast and unfettered access to it.”
A team of SAS and cloud experts, Selerity is a company focused on increasing the overall productivity of organisations that leverage the power of SAS software. Offering a wide range of services, from SAS Installation to Administration to On-Demand Support Services and several other of their own technologies, Selerity helps organisations gain better insights, quickly and more efficiently. With a dedicated team servicing customers from around the world, our clients benefit from reliable and cost-effective expertise – available anytime, anywhere.
SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®.