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More powerful than ever, SAS® Analytics software fuels innovation

Enhancements target professionals solving challenging problems

CARY, NC  (Aug. 02, 2010)  –  With new releases of three leading SAS Analytics products, SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, remains the vendor remarkable organizations call to solve challenging business problems, Announced during the Joint Statistical Meetings, enhancements arm organizations with econometric, optimization and statistical capabilities that surface opportunities, mitigate risk and streamline business processes. 

Enhancements foster exploration

Now available, the latest releases of SAS’ econometrics, operations research and statistics software help boost analytical power, improve productivity and increase scalability. SAS’ ever-expanding core analytics capabilities extend to even more types of data and users. 

Enhancements to SAS software for econometrics help users evaluate the severity or magnitude of events. With the ability to describe the distribution of losses from insurance claims, the magnitude of damage from natural disasters or the severity of disease outbreaks, organizations can take more effective actions.

With SAS software for operations research, organizations can now model and investigate systems with complicated relationships or significant random elements. The new tool for discrete event simulation models is solving manufacturing, banking, customer service and health care challenges.

Updates to SAS software for statistics will enable analytics professionals to store model information and reuse it to perform additional inference and scoring without refitting the model, and thus perform additional analysis in a single, easy step. 

“SAS has always forged advancements in analytics,” said Radhika Kulkarni, VP of Advanced Analytics R&D at SAS. “SAS Analytics support better decisions and outcomes by collecting, exploring, analyzing and interpreting patterns, relationships, trends and anomalies in data. Our enhanced analytics software is helping organizations handle challenging data issues and solve complex problems in ways they never could before.”

Agility powered by analytics: the competitive advantage

Analytic skills in organizations are scarce and valuable. SAS equips creative problem solvers to be more effective and efficient. Online targeting platform leader [x+1] uses SAS Analytics to maximize its FORTUNE Global 500® clients’ return on investment in digital media. SAS helps [x+1] move new solutions to market quickly – critical in the competitive online-marketing industry. 

“The breadth and completeness of SAS Analytics let us use any modeling methodology we need, unlike black-box tools with limited capabilities,” said Leon Zemel, Executive Vice President of Optimization at [x+1]. “With SAS, we can deliver just the right audience to our clients in real time, every time. These clients boast performance lifts of 30 to 80 percent by selecting the right creative.”

SAS’ enhanced products, SAS/ETS ® for econometrics, SAS/OR ® for operations research, SAS/STAT ® for statistics and other SAS analytic capabilities, including data mining, text analytics, forecasting, quality improvement and model management enable customers to accelerate understanding by testing alternatives, building models and measuring results for continuous innovation and improvement.

In addition to award-winning analytics products, SAS delivers packaged horizontal solutions such as SAS Customer Intelligence and SAS Risk Intelligence, and industry solutions for health care, banking, insurance, retail, communications and more. SAS’ extensive education, 24/7 technical support and analytical services help worldwide customers make the best possible decisions in the face of uncertainty.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 45,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know® .

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