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SAS® Strategic Performance Management ranked highest among competitors by Yphise Analysts

New Software Product Assessment report for Strategic Performance Management concludes SAS® is superior

SAS is distinguished by independent analyst firm Yphise as the best software among competitors in an in-depth assessment report titled “Strategic Performance Management.” The Yphise AWARD goes to SAS Strategic Performance Management as best in comparison with Cognos, Business Objects, Hyperion/Oracle and others after evaluating the capacity of products to meet the expected return on investment.

“With SAS Strategic Performance Management, organisations are improving business performance in ways that positively impact the bottom line,” said Gary Cokins, Product Marketing Manager at SAS. “Leveraging SAS insights, these organisations can more effectively align resources with corporate strategy and can more naturally meet the changing demands of stakeholders.”

"SAS Strategic Performance Management provides the best coverage of our list of requirements and stands out in all four assessment dimensions," said Yphise Analyst Laetitia Bardoul from Yphise Paris labs. “This highlights its maturity and suitability for investing in this market segment. The vendor provides a single, comprehensive solution to define, communicate and monitor strategies, which can be financial or operational ones. The solution includes all the capabilities required for managing the strategies according to corporate or operational objectives.”

The Yphise reference list of requirements includes more than 160 technical or functional assessment items. The assessment confirmed that SAS Strategic Performance Management provides an easy-to-use, flexible interface for defining overall strategy. The qualification of objectives and performance indicators are entirely customisable. SAS Strategic Performance Management demonstrates usability strengths. The solution can complement finance-oriented solutions, including SAS Financial Management and SAS Activity-Based Management .

SAS provides the world’s broadest, deepest range of offerings for performance management. Its performance management capabilities bring context and direction to business intelligence initiatives and support a continuous process for improvement.