SAS main mission is democratising analytics for organisations by enabling all personnel to access and consume analytics as per their clearance, requirements and duties. It includes IT staff, decision makers, and citizen data scientists. SAS solutions are deployed across several industries; from banking, public sector, energy, utilities, retail, telco to healthcare SAS try to cater the needs of every business entity.
In banking, the SAS platform employs applications such as fraud detection, money laundering and others which are applicable to scalable degrees across many financial institutions.
In government entities, SAS software and platform offers applications for security intelligence, smart cities, and national security as well. In healthcare and life science, SAS offers consultant applications centering on diagnostics. In manufacturing and energy, SAS offer supply chain optimisation as well as energy forecasting.
In communications and telecom sectors, SAS does customer intelligence and network analytics. SAS is always on the lookout for new ways to utilise data for the benefit of the business regardless of size. The SAS platform is flexible to address customer needs and as the company has been an expert in data analytics for more than 40 years, SAS has a lot of experience in addressing specific customer challenges with a data driven approach.
SAS, is a data solutions provider and also an institute. SAS has an academic programme, where we teach a course on the SAS language and the platform is taught and adopted in several universities and educational institute.
SAS also has an education programme where SAS provides certification for several technology trends and career paths such as data science certifications, big data, analytics certifications, and so on.
In addition to the classroom training, SAS also provides online training as well free training sessions for anyone who wants to learn the SAS language or platform.
SAS provides an open platform that caters to the entire data application life cycle. This platform is powered by artificial intelligence, which provides several capabilities centered on machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, forecasting and optimisation. The SAS platform is able to handle the whole data lifecycle from source to analytics to finally form indicators for decision-making.
As an open platform, SAS is cloud ready which means SAS can run products on the cloud remotely as well as in hybrid scenarios such as on premise and on cloud. SAS platform is compatible with any database or data source, as well as having streamlined infrastructure requirements such as servers, databases and storage. This means that the platform is scalable and can cater to any size business from SME’s to multinationals.
By Abed Hamandi, Regional Director Professional Services, Middle East and Africa, SAS.