SAS’s cloud-first portfolio grows through customer success, industry solutions and strategic partners

SAS Cloud revenues grew 19% in 2021

Help progressive customers see results in the cloud more easily with the transformative power of SAS Viya

Bombay, India (May 11, 2022) – SAS boldly focuses its future on a powerful cloud analytics platform and cloud-based AI-driven industry solutions. It’s the cloud-first approach from the analytics and artificial intelligence leader that facilitates customer digital transformations. And SAS’s cloud momentum is growing: Despite the pressure and uncertainty of the pandemic, SAS’s global cloud revenue increased 19% in 2021. With results like this, SAS is expanding its broad industry portfolio with solutions that support life sciences, energy and martech.

According to McKinsey & Company, 70% of companies using cloud technology plan to increase their cloud budgets. The public cloud computing market is projected to grow to $ 800 billion by 2024, with rollouts across all sectors: retail, media, telecommunications, education, banking, insurance and more.

What drives this investment? Forrester Consulting’s new Total Economic Impact study shows how organizations are implementing SAS® Viya® on Microsoft Azure can see significant returns in as little as 14 months. One company, in fact, has more than tripled its investment in three years, results that will be explored during the webinar on May 18, Get 204% ROI with SAS Viya on Microsoft Azure.

Journey to the cloud

The first transformation of SAS to the cloud didn’t happen overnight. Using its ten-year legacy as a bridge to the future, passage no. 1 had to develop SAS® Viya® as a cloud-first analytics platform. This effort went in sync with ongoing strategic partnership investments, including Microsoft Azure. More recently, SAS has teamed up with new partner Cosmo Tech to strengthen its digital twin simulation capabilities.

“We have transformed our portfolio into cloud-native and cloud-portable so that customers can accelerate the move to the cloud and expand the use of analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence,” said Bryan Harris, executive vice president and chief technology. SAS officer. “Ultimately, we want our platform and industry solutions to be a key part of every customer’s analytics innovation.”

Because SAS is both cloud-first and cloud-agnostic, helping customers manage the complexity of analyzing data-intensive in the cloud is second nature. “Our customers don’t have to worry about the complexity of data or the ins and outs of running analytical workloads in the cloud because SAS gives them the experience they need,” said Jay Upchurch, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, SAS, which also leads the SAS Cloud Affairs. “SAS analytics in the cloud gives our customers a distinct advantage, regardless of whether they use SAS Viya or an industry solution.”

SAS helps progressive customers see results in the cloud more easily

SAS’s commitment to the cloud and AI innovation lives on in the success of its customers. Between them:

  • Georgia-Pacific uses SAS® Analytics for IoT powered by SAS Viya on AWS and is digitally transforming its manufacturing and commercial business. Using SAS, Georgia-Pacific experienced a 30% reduction in unplanned downtime at its factories and was able to detect supply chain problems early to ensure commercial deliveries arrived on time and in full.
  • Inland Revenue New Zealand it has digitally transformed using SAS Viya. This revamp helped the agency improve compliance, save taxpayer money, and improve the customer experience.
  • Iveco Group, a global truck manufacturer, digitally transformed using SAS Viya. SAS analysis in the cloud helps Iveco Group reduce truck recalls by proactively solving customer problems before they become serious.
  • the North Carolina collaboration IoT sensor data from COVID-19 vaccine storage freezers to strengthen cold chain integrity and improve dosing delivery, especially to underserved assays and rural communities.

Other clients who embrace the transformative power of SAS Viya include Kellogg’s, Ahold Delhaize and the State of Idaho. In 2021, SAS achieved the largest growth in cloud revenue from customers in Asia Pacific (growth of 48%) and EMEA (growth of 29%).

SAS differs with a broad portfolio of industrial solutions based on artificial intelligence

The experience and expertise of SAS in industry and horizontal solutions is unparalleled, with new solutions in continuous development. The latest additions include:

  • SAS 360 correspondence. As media streaming giants face front-page subscription leaks, SAS offers technology to help them put consumer desires first. This martech solution offers a cloud-based proprietary ad serving platform, fully integrated with other SAS technologies, including customer data platform, marketing planning and strategy, and customer journey optimization. Simplify the entire customer engagement process – from advertising, to marketing, to customer engagement, and ultimately, conversion.
  • SAS Clinical Enrollment Simulation Cloud. The pandemic has given the world a front row seat on the importance of clinical trials in developing life-saving vaccines and treatments. This new SAS Viya-based software-as-a-service offering enables life sciences and contract research organizations to virtually simulate the outcome of complex clinical trial enrollment processes. Available later this year on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, leverages a powerful discrete event simulation (DES) engine to model the clinical trial enrollment process as it evolves over time, facilitating insights to drive enrollment strategy and reach the objectives of the affiliated patients. The result is faster and more strategic planning of clinical trial enrollments.
  • SAS® Guardian AI grid. The IoT analytics solution helps energy companies reduce costs, protect workers in the field, and improve energy grid reliability. By applying edge computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to radio frequency (RF) emissions flowing from power distribution equipment, SAS helps energy companies better understand when air equipment failures may occur, in so you can prioritize maintenance schedules to increase safety, reliability and uptime.

SAS Hackathon teams innovate with SAS in the cloud

the SAS Hackathon is an innovation incubator and test bed for AI in the cloud. Hackathon teams use SAS Viya on Microsoft Azure, along with open source tools, to help solve some of the world’s toughest social and economic challenges.

This year’s SAS Hackathon saw the participation of 64 teams, representing 135 organizations and 75 countries. An Indonesian team used advanced analytics to help Jakarta’s local government optimize the distribution of COVID aid to millions of micro, small and medium-sized businesses. Another team from Wisconsin used AI to analyze the outcome of foreclosure policies and procedures in Milwaukee County with the aim of identifying and eliminating potential inequalities, prejudice and racism.

Today’s announcement was made during the SAS Media & Influencer virtual briefing. To be updated on the latest news from SAS, follow @SASsoftwareNews on Twitter.

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