SAS announced the acquisition of privately held Teragram, the leader in natural language processing (NLP) and advanced linguistic technology. The acquisition will enhance SASâ€™ own robust text mining and analytical BI offerings, and extend them to enterprise and mobile search. More than a decade ago, SAS was among the first companies to recognize the importance of text mining, the analysis of text and other unstructured data such as Web pages, documents, email, images and other information not stored in a structured database. Today, SAS leads this important and growing space. [Read more…]
To improve service to its customers and to enhance member health outcomes, CIGNA HealthCare has selected SAS business intelligence (BI) to help analyze and communicate critical information in support of its health outreach and health advocacy programs. CIGNA has been a customer of SAS, the leader in business intelligence and analytics, for more than 20 years.
CIGNA HealthCare is one of the largest health services businesses in the United States and provides medical benefits plans, dental coverage, behavioral health coverage, pharmacy benefits, and products and services that integrate and analyze information to support consumerism and health advocacy. [Read more…]
Harry & Davidâ€™s famous juicy pears will more easily find their way into the mouths of eager customers because of SAS Enterprise BI Server. SAS, the leader in business intelligence, is helping the Oregon-based gourmet food retailer to manage its marketing activities.
â€œThe marketing department was forced to operate without a usable query tool,â€ said Tammy Miles, Senior Manager of Database Marketing at Harry & David. â€œCreating ad-hoc market analysis reports was a significant burden, and we knew we needed something more. Weâ€™ve been using SAS for more than 25 years at Harry & David, and it just made sense for us to stay with SAS. The SAS Enterprise BI Serverâ€™s high configurability and ease of use helped us keep the learning curve low. SAS is an ongoing success for us.â€ [Read more…]
Mainframes are established critical components in an organizationâ€™s technology infrastructure, housing vast amounts of data that decision makers can use to gain historical hindsight and predict future outcomes. This is why SAS has tightly integrated its Enterprise Intelligence Platform â€“ which includes data integration, intelligence storage, business intelligence and analytics software â€“ with the IBM System z mainframe. In addition, the introduction of sub-capacity pricing â€“ a pricing structure that reflects the industry movement towards server consolidation â€“ provides SAS mainframe customers with a cost-effective way of adding new workloads and new applications to the System z platform.
“As the only combined BI and advanced analytics vendor to run on the mainframe, SAS is clearly committed to helping organizations take advantage of IBM’s application and data access solutions for System z,” said Claudia Imhoff, President of Intelligent Solutions, Inc. “The BI market is growing, mainframes are established elements of a company’s technology foundation and leveraging the two together just makes sense for long-term success. Regardless of size, SAS and IBM have declared that they are in it for the long haul â€“ enabling enterprises to perform sophisticated data analysis and other BI functions while protecting and leveraging their mainframe investments.” [Read more…]
Accenture plans to expand its business intelligence services through increased collaboration with SAS, a leading provider of business intelligence (BI) software and services.
The two companies plan to work together to enhance Accentureâ€™s SASÂ® capabilities and will also team to enhance SAS software and will also team to enhance SAS-based software and product development by leveraging Accentureâ€™s industry expertise. This relationship will help Accenture deliver proven, repeatable solutions and create additional specialized capabilities to meet the increased demand for business intelligence services currently provided to clients through its Accenture Information Management Services (AIMS) organization. For SAS, the relationship will help accelerate growth of the companyâ€™s global BI software revenue by leveraging Accentureâ€™s investment in sales, marketing, training, research and development, and expertise in industry and business processes.
â€œWe are clearly seeing an increased demand for business intelligence services as organizations seek higher performance by collecting and analyzing internal and external data,â€ said Royce Bell, Chief Executive Officer of Accenture Information Management Services. â€œBy striking a closer relationship with a market-leading enterprise business intelligence software vendor, we will be able to provide our clients with even more skills and scale than previously possible.â€ [Read more…]