The SAS® Platform

Achieve excellence in analytics with a platform that's open, inclusive and dependable.


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What is an analytics platform?

An analytics platform is a software foundation that's engineered to generate insights from your data in any computing environment. Built on a strategy of using analytical insights to drive business actions, this platform supports every phase of the analytics life cycle – from data, to discovery, to deployment.

Advantages of the SAS® Platform



  • Adapts to the full spectrum of challenges you face with analytics and data.
  • Embraces all major coding languages, methods and application standards for analytics.
  • Provides an extensive suite of proven methods for handling analytical problems of any size and complexity.
  • Scales from small to big data, in motion and at rest, at the edge and in the cloud.
  • Deploys seamlessly to any operational technology or application environment.
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  • Is accessible to anyone wanting to derive insights from data, regardless of skill or experience. 
  • Provides a rich set of interfaces that cater to all users and information consumers.
  • For technical audiences – embraces programming and scripting from an array of coding languages. For business analysts and nontechnical users – provides interactive visual and cognitive interfaces.
  • Includes built-in workflows for domain experts.
  • Is easily transferable across both physical and virtual hardware environments, gleaning the most value from all available assets and protecting future investments.


  • Delivers processing power that's optimized for analytics workloads, and withstands failover.
  • Takes advantage of multithreaded, distributed computing environments, based on a common, governed code base.
  • Provides a traceable results path from project initiation to deployment, visible to any audit.
  • Protects data assets with management control over system and data access, and support for encryption and secure network connections.
  • Verifies the accuracy and validity of analytical results, evidenced by a rigorous testing framework and proven domain practices.
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Who benefits from the SAS® Platform?

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  • Operate from trusted results that are vetted and consistent.
  • Meet changing business demands with a strategic investment that addresses any analytical challenge.
  • Foster an environment of innovation and value with analytics designed for easy deployment.
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IT Management

  • Confidently manage your analytics assets – and quickly incorporate new data sources, systems and environments – using a preconfigured suite of tools.
  • Centralize control to easily extend, monitor and refine analytics applications for rapid distribution.
  • Adopt a new infrastructure and business processes with transportable analytics assets that work alongside well-established practices and existing skill sets.
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Why choose SAS?

Proven reliability, flexibility and adaptability. Trusted by the world's top organizations to deliver results that make a difference. Industry-recognized leadership in advanced analytics. Innovation driven by customer needs. Continuous platform enhancements, derived from 40-plus years of analytics experience. Market-leading analytical methods that deliver superior performance and functional value.

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SAS is named sole Leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Insight Platform Suites, Q4 2016

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