A better understanding of customer buying behavior. Pricing decisions that account for willingness to pay, competition, segment characteristics and turbulent demand conditions. And greater revenue and profits. We provide solutions that enable you to create a competitive advantage by taking into account:
Optimal pricing strategy. Design and execute a pricing strategy that accounts for all of the factors that influence demand – seasonality, competitive pricing, overbooking, cancellations and no-shows, willingness to pay, etc.
Price sensitivity of demand. Capture price sensitivity fluctuations that happen over time between customer segments and as competitors change their prices.
Changing market conditions. Automatically detect and incorporate changing market conditions – whether they are one-time events or trend shifts – into your pricing decisions.
Quickly adapt to changing buyer behavior from deal-seeking and last-minute bookings fueled by flash sales, social media, mobile apps and Web searches. Make better pricing decisions faster than ever before. And create a competitive pricing advantage. With SAS, you can:
Support your pricing recommendations with accurate demand forecasts. Our forecasting engine automatically identifies the best model for each forecast and optimizes its parameters.
Reduce the hassle of implementing a so-called “off-the-shelf” solution. By incorporating our analytics into your existing solutions, you can get the benefit of revenue improvements from better analytics while minimizing disruptions to your users.
Customize to accommodate your specific needs. Our highly flexible analytics allow you to account for operating constraints and data sources that are unique to your business.
Transportation assets – railcars, aircraft and ground vehicles – running at peak performance. Optimized resources and fuel consumption. And reduced costs and asset downtime. Our software includes capabilities that address your priorities, including:
Predictive asset maintenance. Predict emerging issues and maintenance requirements so you can address them proactively to keep assets in service and to maximize uptime.
Root-cause analysis. Enable engineers to troubleshoot faster and initiate the best corrective actions for continuously improved reliability and equipment efficiency.
Workforce optimization. Optimize your workforce to ensure the right mix of skills, locations and timing in harmony with asset deployment.
Take a more proactive and predictive approach to fleet planning, maintenance and utilization. Predict emerging issues and maintenance requirements. And reduce repair and maintenance costs. With SAS, you can:
Reduce unscheduled maintenance. Increase asset availability and profits by using predictive and near-real-time performance alerts to spot issues that maintenance teams can fix during already scheduled maintenance outages.
Reduce shutdowns and downtime. Easily share critical information in an easy-to-understand format using a Web-based interface. Customizable dashboards provide an at-a-glance overview of issues and the ability to drill down to performance trends.
Discover root causes. Identify the real drivers of performance issues out of hundreds – or even thousands – of measures and conditions using state-of-the-art analytics and predictive data mining capabilities.
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In addition to the extra speed, we're also looking forward to new opportunities for data exploration and visualization with SAS Visual Analytics.
Faster, more accurate market forecasts. Better operational planning and customer service. And the ability to respond proactively to changing demand signals. With SAS, you can:
Make better, data-driven decisions about allocation and capital by exponentially improving the accuracy of your forecasts.
Assess opportunities quickly so you can allocate resources appropriately.
Improve the quality and measurability of sales and marketing plans.
Forecast more with less by extending the planning horizon from the end of the current year to a rolling monthly forecast.
Simplify and automate the sharing of plans and forecasts enterprisewide. Adapt more easily and readily to changing business cycles. And pull together the people, systems and processes necessary to achieve higher quality, lower costs and better customer service. With SAS, you can:
Ensure that your forecasts stay accurate over time by using comprehensive data management capabilities that ensure and maintain high levels of data quality and integrity.
Raise productivity and improve workflows by automating and centralizing most of your forecasting efforts.
Boost profitability by using accurate what-if analyses to understand the financial impact of changes in product and marketing mixes.
Increased customer loyalty. Better customer retention. And more targeted and responsive messaging. We help you turn customer insight into competitive advantage with comprehensive solutions for:
Marketing automation. Quickly and easily develop multichannel marketing campaigns that capture the attention – and wallet share – of your most profitable customers.
Marketing optimization. Make the most of each individual customer contact by determining how business variables – resource and budget constraints, contact policies, the likelihood that customers will respond and more – will affect outcomes.
Real-time decision management. Make better customer decisions and get more value from your real-time customer interactions.
Get a better understanding of customer behavior, needs and preferences. Find the most profitable growth opportunities. And improve the response rates of your promotions. With SAS, you can:
Develop a 360-degree view of your customers. Easily combine data from various online and offline sources for a more complete view of your customers.
Ensure the best marketing action for each customer. Combine historical offline data with current customer data – as well as in-channel data – and use superior decision engines to take the guesswork out of real-time customer interactions.
Avoid common problems like over- or under-contacting customers, budget overspending, etc. True mathematical optimization enables you to accurately predict how your business constraints will affect your overall contact strategy.