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Chapter 1
Value of the SAS Intelligence
Platform
About the SAS Business Analytics Framework and the SAS
Intelligence Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Components of the SAS Intelligence Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Components Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Data Management Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Business Intelligence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Analytics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Supporting Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Strategic Benefits of the SAS Intelligence Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Multiple Capabilities Integrated into One Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Consistency of Data and Business Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Fast and Easy Reporting and Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Analytics Available to All Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
About SAS Visual Analytics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
About the SAS Business Analytics Framework
and the SAS Intelligence Platform
The SAS Business Analytics Framework encompasses a comprehensive set of business
solutions, technologies, and services from SAS. Through this framework, organizations
can address their most critical business issues and then add new functionality over time
to enable continuous performance improvement. All of the functionality is available
from one vendor and through one framework, thus reducing the total cost of ownership.
The technologies that provide the foundation for the SAS Business Analytics
Framework, as well as for industry and line-of-business solutions offered by SAS, are
delivered through the SAS Intelligence Platform. The SAS Intelligence Platform is a
comprehensive, end-to-end infrastructure for creating, managing, and distributing
enterprise intelligence. It includes tools and interfaces that enable you to do the
following:
extract data from a variety of operational data sources on multiple platforms, and
build a data warehouse and data marts that integrate the extracted data
store large volumes of data efficiently and in a variety of formats
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