SAS Introduces Retail and Manufacturing Intelligence Solutions to the Hong Kong Market

Scaling SAS Applications on the HP Integrity Platform



Aug 16, 2006, 01:00 ET from SAS Institute

    HONG KONG, Aug. 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- SAS, the leader in business
 intelligence, today introduces its Retail Intelligence Solution (RIS) and
 Manufacturing Intelligence Solution which are built on the integrated, open
 and extensible SAS(R) Enterprise Intelligence Platform, to the Hong Kong
 market. The combination of these new solutions and HP Integrity servers
 offers unmatched capabilities for organizations in retail, distribution and
 manufacturing in Hong Kong to turn vast amounts of data into insightful
 information to address today's unique business challenges.
     "The SAS Retail Intelligence and Manufacturing Intelligence Solutions
 offer a winning combination of SAS technology and the domain expertise
 which we gained from our proven successful user cases worldwide, to solve
 business pains in these industries by delivering accurate, in-depth
 analytics and intelligence," said Edvan Chan, General Manager, SAS Hong
 Kong and South China.
     "For more than 20 years, HP and SAS have worked together to help
 customers gain insights into all aspects of their businesses. HP Integrity
 servers offer unparalleled flexibility and simplified management so that
 customers have high-availability, scalability, and attractive
 cost-of-ownership for their award-winning SAS solutions," said Kris Chan,
 Director, Commercial Accounts and Alliances, Technology Solutions Group, HP
 Hong Kong.
     SAS(R) Retail Intelligence Solution (RIS) can be tailored to meet
 retailers' specific needs in key areas:
      -- analyzing customer behaviour, transactions and store performances with
         pre-built analytical models;
      -- optimizing marketing ROI  and delivering more effective promotion
         campaigns given limited budgets, channel capacities and other
         constraints
      -- calculating base sales volume and demand lift with best-in-class
         demand forecasting and demand modelling tools, to achieve better in-
         stock positions; and
      -- measuring and managing optimal sourcing strategies that achieve
         corporate objectives while effectively managing supply risks and
         reducing costs.
     SAS(R) Manufacturing Intelligence Solution (MIS) and can help
 manufacturers through:
      -- improving production quality within the entire organization, from
         designing experiments and assessing product reliability to monitoring
         process stability and determining process capability;
      -- identifying items that have reached reorder thresholds and then
         generating recommended order quantities for each item based on cost
         and service-level targets through spares management;
      -- characterizing the past and making statistical inferences about the
         future in order to predict and prevent critical warranty issues; and
      -- identifying questionable warranty claims through advanced analytics,
         so fraud can be detected before a claim is paid.
 
     Contact:
 
      Queenie Tse
      Tel: +852-2105-3681
 
 

SOURCE SAS Institute
    HONG KONG, Aug. 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- SAS, the leader in business
 intelligence, today introduces its Retail Intelligence Solution (RIS) and
 Manufacturing Intelligence Solution which are built on the integrated, open
 and extensible SAS(R) Enterprise Intelligence Platform, to the Hong Kong
 market. The combination of these new solutions and HP Integrity servers
 offers unmatched capabilities for organizations in retail, distribution and
 manufacturing in Hong Kong to turn vast amounts of data into insightful
 information to address today's unique business challenges.
     "The SAS Retail Intelligence and Manufacturing Intelligence Solutions
 offer a winning combination of SAS technology and the domain expertise
 which we gained from our proven successful user cases worldwide, to solve
 business pains in these industries by delivering accurate, in-depth
 analytics and intelligence," said Edvan Chan, General Manager, SAS Hong
 Kong and South China.
     "For more than 20 years, HP and SAS have worked together to help
 customers gain insights into all aspects of their businesses. HP Integrity
 servers offer unparalleled flexibility and simplified management so that
 customers have high-availability, scalability, and attractive
 cost-of-ownership for their award-winning SAS solutions," said Kris Chan,
 Director, Commercial Accounts and Alliances, Technology Solutions Group, HP
 Hong Kong.
     SAS(R) Retail Intelligence Solution (RIS) can be tailored to meet
 retailers' specific needs in key areas:
      -- analyzing customer behaviour, transactions and store performances with
         pre-built analytical models;
      -- optimizing marketing ROI  and delivering more effective promotion
         campaigns given limited budgets, channel capacities and other
         constraints
      -- calculating base sales volume and demand lift with best-in-class
         demand forecasting and demand modelling tools, to achieve better in-
         stock positions; and
      -- measuring and managing optimal sourcing strategies that achieve
         corporate objectives while effectively managing supply risks and
         reducing costs.
     SAS(R) Manufacturing Intelligence Solution (MIS) and can help
 manufacturers through:
      -- improving production quality within the entire organization, from
         designing experiments and assessing product reliability to monitoring
         process stability and determining process capability;
      -- identifying items that have reached reorder thresholds and then
         generating recommended order quantities for each item based on cost
         and service-level targets through spares management;
      -- characterizing the past and making statistical inferences about the
         future in order to predict and prevent critical warranty issues; and
      -- identifying questionable warranty claims through advanced analytics,
         so fraud can be detected before a claim is paid.
 
     Contact:
 
      Queenie Tse
      Tel: +852-2105-3681
 
 SOURCE SAS Institute