SAS, the leader in business intelligence and an established member of the SAP Software Partner program, announced that SAS 9.1 has been certified to integrate with the new SAP NetWeaver integration and application platform, specifically for the interface of SAP R/3 Enterprise (Release 4.7). As one of the first members of the SAP Partner program, SAS has achieved this certification for the SAP NetWeaver platform in the ABAP Add-on and Decision Support categories. The certification of SAS 9.1 underscores SAS' commitment to helping its customers attain true enterprise intelligence by making it easy for decision makers to access data from any source.
SAS' data integration strategy involves accessing and analyzing data from any corporate enterprise application data source. SAS 9.1 delivers world-class analytic, data manipulation and business intelligence capabilities within a completely new framework that is highly scalable and interoperable, as well as easy to use and manage. These capabilities integrate well with SAP NetWeaver, which is a unique foundation for building business solutions from disparate systems across the network, allowing companies to realize additional value from existing IT investments without costly customizations.
Data is a business' most valuable asset. By making data a generalized and available resource - regardless of the source or platform on which that data resides - SAS helps corporations fully leverage the inherent value of that data. SAS ETL(Q) (Extraction, Transformation and Load integrated with Data Quality) is the integration platform that enables customers to retrieve data from any source. From data management tools to business reporting interfaces to unparalleled analytic capabilities, SAS delivers reliable and easy-to-use technologies that leverage historical investments to drive immediate results.
Further validating its commitment to SAS customers running SAP as their operational system, SAS extended its data integration capabilities with SAS solution adapters for SAP applications, which provide predefined ETL of SAP data into a SAS solution. This enables SAS customers to process their SAP solution data faster, which ultimately impacts their ROI. SAS solution adapters exist for financial management, human capital management, IT management, supplier relationship management, activity-based management and strategic performance management. In this way, SAS is ensuring that its customers are able to access data easily and use that data to conduct analysis that will help them direct business performance in specific areas or industries that are most relevant to them. In addition, SAS Enterprise Guide Version 1.2, a Windows interface, is SAP integration certified for SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW).
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