The Intelligent Welfare State

Better welfare through better decisions:
An analytics-driven approach to serving the public

A Nordic perspective

Empowerment through big data and analytics

Citizens of the Nordic welfare states enjoy a high level of public service. But a complex cocktail of factors is putting the delivery of high-level services under pressure. From the needs of an aging population to addressing structural unemployment and preventing unlawful or fraudulent benefit claims, costs are mounting while political and public expectation is growing. Government officials are compelled to take an analytical approach that enables them to:

  • Unlock the value in public data to pinpoint potential savings and improvements.
  • Calculate and compare predictive scenarios for optimal decision-making.
  • Improve anti-fraud efforts with newest technology.
  • Get the decisioning-capabilities based on data and analytics allowing clearer recommendation and reporting to managers and stakeholders in civil society.

On-Demand Webinars: Risk-Based Supervision & Control

Learn from use-cases how your organizations can improve efficiency and results with your inspection. The webinars will highlight some of the techniques being used to create more focused and correct inspections, ranging from business-rules and forecasting to self-learning AI algorithms. 

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Why governments should use big data and analytics

Across the public sector, analytical tools have the potential to unlock answers. Analytics can be applied across public functions providing insight from detailed data, whether you are an elected or appointed official, a planner or a principal, at a national or very local level.

Interested to learn more? Here is our recommended reading

Public data and information is abundant. In order to harness its potential, government bodies need to become analytical, data-driven organizations that know how to structure, analyze, report and act – based on insight. 

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The Intelligent Welfare State

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Unleash the value of public sector data

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Digital government

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Data, analytics and AI: How trust delivers value

Learn how SAS helps governments make smarter decisions with analytics

Front runners in data-driven public organizations share how they have reaped the benefit of data insight to deliver value to policy makers, civil society stakeholders, and the general public.

The Norwegian Seafood Council gives Norwegian fish exporters a competitive advantage

Artificial Intelligence and cloud computing make roads safer in Western Australia

Belgian tax authorities cut losses from carousel fraud by 98 percent using hybrid fraud detection

The Danish Fisheries Agency sees potential in using SAS® Adaptive Learning & Intelligent Agent System to improve accuracy in risk-based controls

More precise controls of misconduct in the Danish fishing industry

SAS showed great initiative in keeping the eye on the ball and focus on the results.

Up 56% 

in detecting potential misconduct.


The solutions you need to unlock the value of your data

SAS develops applications of analytics to serve needs across the public sector and across the analytical life cycle: From data collection to management, storage, cloud application and analysis – all the way to the visual presentation of findings to stakeholders.

AI & Machine Learning

New AI techniques can automate complex tasks and unlock previously hidden insights across the spectrum of public sector data.  

Data Management

Effectively manage all critical data regardless of size, type or location. Embrace efficiency and improve integration.

Cloud Computing

Get insights from your data on your terms – on-site or through a variety of cloud configurations and alternatives that suit the needs of your mission and mandate.

Internet of Things

Through advanced IoT analytics with embedded AI and machine learning, SAS enables governments large and small to make better decisions in real time – from service delivery to public safety.

Detection & Investigation

Using multiple techniques – automated business rules, predictive modeling, text mining, exception reporting, network link analysis – SAS enables governments to detect, prevent and more effectively manage both opportunistic and professional fraud.

Data Visualization

Present data and results in the most compelling way with advanced data visualization techniques and guided analysis through autocharting. Automated forecasting, goal seeking, scenario analysis, decision trees and more are at your fingertips, no matter what your skill level is.

Connect with SAS and see what we can do for you.

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