Business intelligence (BI) is a broad category of applications and technologies for gathering, storing, analyzing, and providing access to data to help enterprise users make better business decisions. BI applications include the activities of decision support systems, query and reporting, online analytical processing (OLAP), statistical analysis, forecasting, and data mining. Business intelligence software allows companies to gather, store, analyze and provide access to data to help users make better business decisions.
Many companies using CRM, SCM or ERP systems have not been able to truly take advantage of the data in these systems. Without Business Intelligence tools, there can be a shortfall of timely, accurate reports related to the business processes these systems manage.
SAS is the leader in business intelligence and analytics. SAS software enable companies to control costs, drive revenue, achieve capital efficiency and lead with confidence. SAS business intelligence helps companies to integrate data from across the enterprise, and deliver self-service reporting and analysis to everyone's fingertips. So decision makers spend less time looking for answers and more time driving decisions.
SAS Enterprise BI Server provides a suite of ad hoc query and reporting capabilities, and applies the power of SAS analytics and data integration to create an easy-to-use BI platform that is unique to the BI marketplace. SAS quickly integrates with the IT environment by linking to the existing databases and systems, and provides business users with seamless access to reports and analysis. Additionally, SAS offers a comprehensive BI platform for streamlined deployment and administration, while providing a familiar interface for easy reporting and analysis for all skill levels across the organization. Although other vendors provide business intelligence solely in the form of historical reports that give you hindsight, but limited insight, SAS helps organizations understand the past, monitor the present and predict outcomes as they move their business ahead.