SAS, TCS Come Together To Drive BI Adoption

The partnership signals a commitment by both companies to further strengthen and develop joint solutions to meet growing demands for BI and analytics.

hidden September 15, 2008 13:35:37 IST
SAS, TCS Come Together To Drive BI Adoption

SAS, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, and Tata Consultancy Services have announced a global partnership. Together, the companies will deliver to joint customers innovative technology solutions that improve performance, enhance profitability, and deliver insight and intelligence.

"There is increasing demand for solutions that can help organisations glean timely and useful intelligence from volumes of existing data, thereby gaining a competitive edge through actions that boost organisational performance," said Dr Santosh Mohanty, global head, Technology Excellence, at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). "Business analytics – BI, analytics, data integration and performance management – meets that demand. SAS and TCS are a good combination for fulfilling the promise of business analytics and helping global companies succeed."

While TCS and SAS have worked together before on joint projects, the partnership signals a commitment by both companies to further strengthen and develop joint solutions to meet growing demands for BI and analytics. TCS will increase its consultants trained on SAS to help deliver joint SAS and TCS solutions worldwide.

Joint customers will benefit from SAS' experience in BI and analytics software combined with TCS’ consulting and services. "SAS' partnership with TCS enables joint customers to gain strategic advantage from IT and respond quickly to changing market conditions in their industry," said Russ Cobb, SAS vice president of Alliances and Product Marketing. "Most importantly, both SAS and TCS have established expertise in industries including banking, insurance, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing and government. Customers will reap the benefits of this industry-specific focus."

Ratish Panicker, SAS director of Global Outsourcing and Alliances, said, "SAS' partnership with TCS will help expand the depth and breadth of BI, analytic solutions and service offerings globally. This alliance builds on the complementary strengths of both companies so that together we can help organisations take their business intelligence to the next level."

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