Global firms iJET, Feu Vert dig out value with SAS® Data Management

SAS® updates transform data management, speed and simplify processes for companies worldwide

Companies worldwide know: quality data equals competitive advantage. SAS® Data Management helps many of them improve, organize, and control data – turning data silos into integrated information that allows organizations to make better decisions, faster.

Built to allow business users and IT to collaborate on ways to improve data, SAS Data Management provides access to more data sources, such as Hadoop, PostgreSQL and SAP HANA. And new in-database data quality capabilities within the Teradata platform helps users perform complex data quality tasks using the processing power of the host system. Updates to SAS Federation Server keep data at the source and create virtual business views for low latency access. Other enhancements consolidate integrated workflow and data remediation, enterprise process orchestration, and other capabilities into a fresh, intuitive interface.

Companies deriving measurable benefit from SAS Data Management include iJET International, Feu Vert and more.

Safety in quality data

iJET monitors global threats 24x7 and links these threats to the locations of its clients' travelers, expatriates, and operational assets and facilities. The company's operational risk management solutions serve more than 500 multinational corporations and government agencies to protect people and assets, and meet Duty of Care obligations.

With so many people in motion, iJET creates master data records of information like employee travel overseas, expatriate employee locations and global operational facilities. The company tracks 14 million trips annually. Using SAS to provide that quality data is current and always available, iJET and its clients have the facts necessary to take action day or night, should political unrest, a natural disaster or other emergency situations arise.

iJET turned to SAS to improve data quality, create master records and enforce governance – all while reducing manual efforts and time to action.

"Data is the lifeblood of this organization. It's what makes iJET better than the competition. With SAS, we have cleaner, better data," said Rich Murnane, Director of Enterprise Data Operations & Data Architect, iJET International. "Our clients rely on an accurate picture of potential threat exposure to their travelers, expatriates and assets. In the event of a threat or emergency, having accurate data easily available is critical. Ultimately, it is used to save lives."

"Data quality is fundamental to iJET's business – it has to be right," said Falguni Sanghani, Senior Data Analyst for iJET International. "Before SAS Data Management, we could spend up to three weeks to completely clean data for just one client. Now, we can rapidly and accurately deliver data to clients who need to act based on reliable information."

Falguni was named 2012 Data Steward of the Year for her dedication to managing corporate data and transforming iJET's data management processes.

Master data management to meet customer needs

"SAS MDM helped us reduce our cost per customer contact," said Marie-Pierre Dussolliet-Berthod, CRM Manager at Feu Vert. Feu Vert is the European manufacturing leader in car accessories and services, with 400 retail outlets in Europe, including more than 300 in France alone. To improve the accuracy and quality of its customer data, Feu Vert selected the SAS Master Data Management (MDM) solution.

"Using SAS MDM, we manage critical customer data from seven sources, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and e-business platforms," Dussolliet-Berthod said. "Our new customer hub feeds the quality master data back into operational applications. SAS has improved the accuracy of customer and prospect data so we better understand individual needs. By extending marketing offers tailored to customers, we're growing both market share and revenue faster."

SAS Data Management was also recognized as a Leader in Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools 1 and in the Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools 2.

For more information on how a data management strategy can drive business value, please read TDWI Best Practices Report: Managing Big Data .

1. Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools, Ted Friedman, October 7, 2013 2. Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, Eric Thoo, et al, July 17, 2013 Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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