SAS, a long-time SAP software partner and the leader in the new generation of business intelligence, have announced that its SAS
9.1 solution has achieved "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" integration status. By achieving this level of certification, SAS has deepened its strong commitment to SAP solutions and become a member of the Powered by SAP NetWeaver partner program.
Customers seeking a business intelligence solution to fully exploit their investments in existing implementations of ERP solutions and the SAP NetWeaver platform can rely on the SAS Enterprise Intelligence Platform to integrate, store, analyse and report large volumes of data. The "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" certification emphasises how the SAS platform adds value to SAP solutions through certified integration with SAP NetWeaver, a cornerstone of SAP's Enterprise Services Architecture (ESA).
This latest certification recognises SAS' integration with the current production release of the SAP NetWeaver platform. It follows earlier integration certification of SAS solutions with the SAP Business Information Warehouse, a component of the SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence solution, and with SAP R/3.
"SAS is the perfect complement to SAP's business process platform," says Tonny Dierckx, director of the enterprise intelligence platform at SAS International. "The SAS Enterprise Intelligence Platform enables organisations to further leverage their existing investment in SAP software by providing data integration capabilities for SAP and non-SAP data for the purpose of performing analysis and reporting on any SAP application."
The SAS Enterprise Intelligence Platform adds business value by directly addressing the standardisation pressures, costs and performance issues facing organisations today. Roles-based interfaces align with individual skill levels to provide intelligence in just the right business context, speeding up time-to-decision on all levels throughout the enterprise.