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SAS Named as a Leader in Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms by Independent Research Firm

by Steve Polilli, Media Relations, SASFriday, August 01, 2008

CARY, N.C.- July 31, 2008 - SAS has been selected as a Leader in the July 2008 Forrester Wave: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2008.

“SAS is the best one-stop BI shop that includes high-end analytics from a single vendor,” according to the report from the influential research firm. “We see no reason SAS can’t continue on its amazing track record of uninterrupted 32-year growth.”

“Even though several other vendors realize or are starting to realize the value of providing higher-end analytics tools like statistical analysis and predictive modeling, SAS is pretty hard to beat in this category, especially when it comes to embedding such analytical routines in powerful DBMS engines like Teradata,” (NYSE:TDC) said the Forrester report.*

Companies around the globe, and in diverse industries, have deployed SAS BI and predictive analytics to gain competitive advantage.

SAS Tailor-Made for Success

“Using SAS® Enterprise BI Server, Brooks Brothers has been able to turn data into an increasingly strategic corporate asset,” said David Donovan, IT Manager, Retail Brand Alliance-Brooks Brothers. “We are now able to focus on the performance indicators that matter most and proactively determine what actions will yield the most favorable results. We use our data to power better business decisions.”

With more than 210 US and 120 global partner stores, Brooks Brothers requires a fast, flexible and highly-capable BI solution. The retailer, whose history stretches back to 1818, found what it needed from SAS.

“As we expected, the SAS BI solution allows Brooks Brothers to quickly see how actions contribute to reaching our goals, but the more we use SAS software, the more its value increases,” said Donovan. “This aligns perfectly with our corporate mission to offer a superior combination of products, service, delivery and communications. We deployed SAS and our customers benefit.”

SAS differs from most BI vendors by providing a very broad range of capabilities with significant commonality and ease of use across applications, without being tied to one data structure or another application. SAS offers highly tailored solutions for specific industries, such banking, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing and retail.

“Our customers such as Brooks Brothers understand that to lead in their business sectors they must take advantage of leading technology. SAS is the BI leader with over 30 years of independent BI innovation and some 44,000 customer sites using our technology to drive their businesses,” said Jim Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at SAS. “Independent research firms such as Forrester continue to confirm customers’ wise choice of SAS.”

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business intelligence and analytical software and services. Customers at 44,000 sites use SAS software to improve performance through insight from data, resulting in faster, more accurate business decisions; more profitable relationships with customers and suppliers; compliance with governmental regulations; research breakthroughs; and better products and processes. Only SAS offers leading data integration, storage, analytics and business intelligence applications within a comprehensive enterprise intelligence platform. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. www.sas.com

* Forrester Research, The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2008, Boris Evelson

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