|[February 04, 2013]
SAS® Visual Analytics Now Supports Work Groups, Midsize Businesses, Large Enterprises for Data Visualization
CARY, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
The power of SAS®
Visual Analytics is now available for work groups and midsize
businesses. The new version of SAS' (News - Alert) visual data exploration software,
combining business intelligence with the world's leading analytics,
includes added graphical display options and analytical capabilities.
Designed for data of all sizes, SAS' in-memory solution for exploring
data very quickly allows users to examine all data, execute analytic
calculations on billions of rows of data in just minutes or seconds, and
present results visually. With self-service SAS Visual Analytics,
executives have instant access - via PCs or tablets - to reports or
mobile dashboards that are based on the latest data, allowing them to
make quicker, better decisions.
The best way for businesses to understand the value of SAS Visual
Analytics is to experience it firsthand. SAS created an online
environment for customers to try the software. Live today, the demos
allow users to interact with SAS Visual Analytics on their own. Please
visit the new interactive SAS
Visual Analytics Demo (www.sas.com/software/visual-analytics/demos/all-demos.html)
SAS originally introduced SAS Visual Analytics in March 2012,
specifically designed to address big data challenges and leverage the
scalability of industry-standard blade
computing systems as well as database appliances from EMC Greenplum
and Teradata (News - Alert). The new version, now available on hardware platforms
typically used as departmental-size servers, brings the power of SAS'
big data solution to departments and work roups regardless of data size.
"With powerful data exploration and display abilities, SAS Visual
Analytics is more than just a simple business intelligence product.
Merging BI and analytics in one fast, easy-to-use package, SAS sits at
the crossroads of several technologies that customers are anxious to see
converge," said Jim Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing
Officer, SAS. "SAS Visual Analytics is highly scalable, ranging from
scenarios with a handful of users to a corporate wide, global
The new scalability makes SAS Visual Analytics an excellent starting
point for organizations seeking data visualization or wanting to add
analytics for fact-based decisions. Its self-service option for business
users to explore data frees IT departments from the constant barrage of
In addition to support for departmental hardware platforms, SAS Visual
Analytics now offers new graphical and analytics features, including
forecasting, multiple-regress model options, interaction between
multiple visuals, dynamic filtering, new visualizations and more.
"SAS Visual Analytics is a fast and easy-to-use solution for our
analysts to detect correlations in our business data," said Bernd B�tow,
Managing Director at Creditreform.
"The result is improved quality and accuracy in forecasting. SAS Visual
Analytics is so easy to use that we don't need additional training."
Creditreform makes more than 24 million credit reports from 26 countries
in Europe plus China available around the clock. SAS Visual Analytics
helps Creditreform quickly detect relationships within high data volumes
and present results in easy-to-read graphics.
High-Performance Analytics Server, another SAS in-memory solution,
is also offering new deployment options. Customers who previously
required a dedicated blade server rack or a database appliance from
Teradata or EMC (News - Alert) Greenplum can now run the modeling software on hardware
platforms used for other applications.
"Customers unable to justify a dedicated system for SAS High-Performance
Analytics Server can now reap its benefits on in-place hardware," said
Davis. "With no additional hardware costs, they can run models that once
took days or hours in minutes or seconds, and produce business insight
on demand on any size data."
Among dozens of customers worldwide now uncovering business insight with
high-performance SAS Visual Analytics are XL
Marketing Convergence Inc., the Internal Revenue Service, Hong Kong
Efficiency Unit and Cosmos
SAS is the leader in business
analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor
in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS
helps customers at more than 60,000 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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