|[July 14, 2014]
SAS Cited as a Leader in Agile Business Intelligence Platforms by Independent Research Firm
CARY, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Analytics powerhouse SAS (News - Alert) was named a leader among the companies
evaluated in "The
Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2014: The 16
Providers That Matter Most and How They Stack Up."
The Forrester (News - Alert) Research Inc. report positions SAS as a leader, with a
market presence score of 5.00 out of a maximum 5.00. The SAS strategy
score was the highest of all competitors at 4.90.
The Forrester analysis notes that "SAS has grown mostly organically, so
its architecture is more seamlessly integrated and allows for more reuse
of components than competition, which grew by acquisitions."
According to the Forrester report: "SAS, a known leader in enterprise BI
and advanced analytics, now leads the pack in Agile (News - Alert) BI. SAS products
evaluated in this research - Visual Analytics, Enterprise BI Server and
Office Analytics - received top scores for the features techology
professionals need to enable business user BI self-service, business
user capabilities to provision their own BI applications and data, as
well as the effectiveness of its ADV (agile data visualization)
"Forrester also scored SAS highly for the business user capabilities to
perform data integration tasks within the BI tool. SAS received high
client feedback scores for its agile business user self-service and ADV
functionality. Clients also gave SAS a high score for its product
vision," Forrester said.
R&D is key
"As we continue to invest heavily in research and development every year
- last year it was 25 percent of revenue - SAS has the strength to
provide innovative BI platforms, as well as analytics and data
management software that help our customers make data-driven decisions,"
said Jim Davis, SAS Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
"Our flagship data visualization package, SAS® Visual
Analytics, is a great example of our robust strategy and execution
producing a simple-to-use but powerful software."
Please read From
Basics to Big Data With SAS® Visual Analytics
to learn how SAS Visual Analytics turns big data into valuable insight.
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in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS
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