Though both companies aren’t releasing many details, SAS Institute is broadening its business intelligence relationship with Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer. Under the terms of the new agreement, Wal-Mart will have the ability to expand its use of SAS software and services over the next two years to address unidentified business needs.
“This new relationship allows us to leverage SAS’ portfolio of advanced analytic and business intelligence software in strategic areas,” says Bill Ayers, Wal-Mart director of information systems. “Wal-Mart and SAS will move forward in a value exchange’ relationship, combining Wal-Mart’s industry expertise and SAS’ business intelligence knowledge,” says David Joseph, retail strategist at SAS.
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