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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Using SAS For Effective Credit Risk Management Of The Commercial And Corporate Credit Portfolio After The Financial Crisis

    This paper addresses two main lessons: the first one is that credit risk management should be much more than just an add on to the credit process, but effectively implemented within the credit process and throughout decisions making. The second one is how to create a complete view and understanding...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Moving SAS Applications From a Physical to a Virtual VMware Environment

    VMware vSphere 4 provides ESX and ESXi "Bare-metal" hypervisors that install directly on top of a physical server and partition it into multiple virtual machines that can run simultaneously, sharing the physical resources of the underlying server. Each virtual machine represents a complete system, with processors, memory, networking, storage and...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2010

    SAS Helps Wescom Credit Union Forecast Potential Portfolio Losses and Save Millions

    A leading credit union, Wescom serves more than 275,000 members and has more than $2.5 billion in assets. Wescom Credit Union wanted to focus on credit risk, meet regulatory requirements, improve performance and protect against credit losses. To master these challenges Wescom chose SAS Institute. Wescom deployed SAS for credit...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2010

    Sunway University College Chooses SAS for IT Skills Training and Research Support

    Sunway University College is a world class higher education institution and leader in private education in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region. The university college wanted to increase commercial performance and ensure its IT courses were more relevant to, and sought after, by industry. To master these challenges Sunway University...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2010

    Valence Health Eases Clinical Integration Pains With SAS Analytics

    When Valence Health co-founder Todd Stockard left the benefits and actuarial group of a large consulting firm more than a decade ago, he left on a mission. Along with co-founder Phil Kamp, his aim was to help groups of independent doctors and hospitals leverage the economies of scale that come...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2010

    Boire Filler Group Unearths Insights in Client Data With SAS

    Boire Filler Group, a Toronto-based marketing analytics consulting firm, uses advanced and powerful data mining techniques to help clients improve business results. Boire Filler Group helps clients across numerous industries find insight in their data to solve such business issues as customer retention and customer acquisition. To master these issues...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2010

    Center for Responsible Lending Helps Consumers With Research Powered by SAS

    The not-for-profit Center for Responsible Lending plays a key role in researching the impact of lending practices on consumers. The Center wanted to produce fast; accurate forecasts about the impact lending laws have on consumers across the 50 US states. To master these challenges Center chose SAS Institute. Center deployed...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2010

    TrueCar Search Campaign Revenues Grow 300 Percent With SAS Analytics and Forecasting

    TrueCar is creating a new way to shop for autos with its price aggregation service. As it grows its business, the company needed a way to compile and analyze car sales data, choose the most successful web-based marketing efforts and forecast car sales - important to getting its name out...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2010

    Rhode Island Auditors Take Matters Into Their Own Hands With a Little Help From SAS, RSI

    State governments feel the pinch of economic decline as do the taxpayers who fund them. The State of Rhode Island deploys its auditors judiciously to ensure that citizens and businesses pay the right amount of tax, enabling government to deliver much-needed services, and that honest taxpayers do not suffer the...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2010

    Electric Co-Op Forecasts Demand and Transmission Needs With SAS

    The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) provides power to 144,000 customers. To keep electric costs down and to reliably serve customers, NOVEC needs to know how much power to buy, transmit and deliver for its consumers. To master these challenges NOVEC chose SAS. NOVEC deployed SAS Analytics Pro, SAS Enterprise...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    The Changing Face Of Marketing Automation

    Modern consumers are Web-savvy, mobile-loving people who typically spend more time online than reading magazines and watching TV. These changes in behavior are fundamentally changing the face of marketing - and in ways that are bringing about the convergence of direct marketing and mass marketing. The attention of consumers is...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    SAS Marketing Optimization Helps Scotiabank Gain Wallet Share

    Scotiabank is one of the five-largest financial institutions in Canada, offering deposit accounts, mutual funds, mortgages and lines of credit to 7 million customers across the country. Scotiabank mines through data from about 7 million customers on any given month to generate leads and create targeted marketing campaigns. To master...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    Washington State Amps Fraud Detection With SAS Social Network Analysis

    Washington State's Department of Labor and Industries, which administers the state's mandatory workers compensation program, has suffered its fair share of fraud in the past. In recent years, it has been tackling the issue head-on to recover as much of the estimated $100 million it loses each year to fraud....

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    SAS Helps Small Consulting Company Keep Its Clients Coming Back

    The HSM Group is the go-to firm for hospitals, medical organizations, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. HSM needs an analytic solution that can automate processes, manage large data sets, merge data sets and deal with longitudinal data without a team of programmers. To master these challenges the HSM Group...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    LA County Improves Indigent Adult Services; Supports Policy Changes and Protects Privacy With SAS

    The Los Angeles (LA) County government has approximately 96,000 indigent adults receiving social and human services from multiple county agencies, funded solely by the county's general fund. The Los Angeles (LA) County government wants to better serve indigent adults who depend on government programs. But with numerous programs in separate...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    The Changing Face of Marketing Automation: Managing Customer Dialogue in an Online, Offline, Social, Digital, Multichannel World

    Modern consumers are Web-savvy, mobile-loving people who typically spend more time online than reading magazines and watching TV. These changes in behavior are fundamentally changing the face of marketing - and in ways that are bringing about the convergence of direct marketing and mass marketing. Today's customers demand product and...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    HealthPartners Controls Costs and Improves Outcomes With Help From SAS

    US health reform efforts are encouraging health insurers to measure quality and cost-effectiveness. HealthPartners has been doing that for more than a decade. It serves 1.25 million members and is the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation. HealthPartners wanted to identify high quality, cost-efficient providers; pinpoint patients...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    SAS Scores Success for Microfinance Giant

    SAS Desktop Data Mining for Midsize Business helps ACCION Texas-Louisiana successfully lend money to small-business owners who wouldn't qualify for loans through traditional lending institutions. The nonprofit microfinance organization has been so successful that 14 microfinance organizations across the country have outsourced all or part of their underwriting to ACCION....

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    VUB Manages Risk by Looking Into the Future

    In recent years, VUB has become a risk management pioneer in Slovakia. The bank has always had a well-managed loan portfolio, resulting in minimal costs to cover credit risks. The VUB wanted to improve asset and liability management, manage interest rate risk. To master these challenges VUB chose SAS Institute....

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    Data Integration and Language Translation Bring Efficiencies

    Emcredit is the first credit bureau in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and enjoys official status in the Emirate of Dubai, meaning that banks are mandated to deal with Emcredit. Emcredit wanted to ensure data quality to help clients avoid mistakes when making decisions about creditworthiness of individual consumers and...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    Amway China Improves Replenishment Time by 20 Percent, Customer Satisfaction Soars to 97 Percent With SAS

    Throughout its rapid climb to become the direct-selling giant's largest market, Amway China clearly understood the value of analytics. Amway China's unique distribution model, together with frequent marketing promotions to react quickly to market changes, make inventory management a particular challenge. Although Amway has reached an advanced level in logistics...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    Community Care Manages Data More Quickly With SAS

    Pittsburgh-based Community Care manages behavioral health coverage for Pennsylvania Medicaid, Medicare and commercial members. Community Care needed to bring its data warehouse in-house, work with multiple sources of data and produce reports quickly. To master these challenges Community Care chose SAS Institute. Community Care deployed SAS Data Integration helps Community...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    SAS Provides Middlegame With Flexibility, Speed and Powerful Analytics

    Middlegame Marketing Sciences, LLC founder Todd Kirk operates a small consulting shop that turns out big projects for major consumer products goods companies. Middlegame wanted to consults on complex marketing plans using large databases to predict sales and profitability of different marketing strategies. To master these challenges Middlegame chose SAS...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Acting on Customer Intelligence From Social Media: The New Edge for Building Customer Loyalty and Your Brand

    As social media gains ground, it is taking some mind share away from traditional editorial sources. The role of traditional media, in terms of its influence and clout relative to specific industries and topics, is becoming smaller as respected bloggers and people who specialize in different areas of expertise become...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Turning Customer Data Into Analytical Marketing Fuel: How to Use Analytically Driven Customer Insight for Extraordinary Competitive Advantage

    As discussed in this paper, there is a new game that virtually all marketers must eventually embrace if they're going to be successful. Analytics was once just the province of a few direct marketers and market researchers, but now the entire field of marketing is being transformed by this capability....

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    Eurovida Reduces Per-Policy Operational Costs by 48 Percent With SAS Activity-Based Management

    Eurovida, one of the largest life insurance companies in the Portuguese market. The highly competitive nature of the insurance sector means that, for Eurovida, reducing costs while maximizing profits is an indispensible strategic objective. To accomplish this goal, the company implemented the SAS Activity-Based Management (ABM) solution, which enabled it...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    Northern Tool + Equipment Optimizes Prices With SAS

    Northern Tool is committed to price leadership in multiple categories. Merchants needed an automated solution with the ability to predict sales and profit outcomes based on how a product is priced. To master these challenges Northern Tool chose SAS. Northern Tool has successfully deployed two other SAS solutions: SAS Marketing...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    SAS 9.2 Software Key Highlights

    By upgrading to SAS 9.2, it will be able to take advantage of the large number of new features and performance improvements that are included in this release. In addition, it will be able to take advantage of future enhancements, maintenance updates and new SAS products and solutions that run...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Finmeccanica: Industrial Giant Relies on SAS Human Capital Management in Strategy to Gain Global Edge in Aerospace, Defense, Security Industries

    Technology, innovation, research: These strategic principles have guided Finmeccanica's growth and success throughout its history. Finmeccanica wanted to gain a greater position in global defense, aerospace and security industries by acquiring, retaining, placing and aligning executives with the decision-making skills required to advance the industrial giant's global strategies. To master...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    SAS Activity-Based Management Connects the Data Dots so That Visa Decision Makers See the Entire Client to Product Picture

    With 1.8 billion cards, purchases with Visa credit and debit cards accounted for more than 50 percent of US consumer and commercial card-based purchase transactions in 2008. Visa wanted a powerful system that can handle millions of calculations in a multidimensional analysis and reporting environment. To master these challenges Visa...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Cooperative Computer Society Implements SAS for Data Integration and Basel II Compliance

    Cooperative Computer Society (SEM Ltd.) provides comprehensive IT services to the Cooperative Banking Movement, totaling 120 cooperative credit institutions comprising 550 branches and about 1.7 million customers. SEM wanted to record, analyze and integrate risk management of 120 cooperative credit institutions to ensure compliance with Basel II regulations. To master...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Agata Advances Social Lending, Credit Scoring With SAS Text Analytics

    Traditional channels for obtaining credit, with their standardized, depersonalized procedures, are not always perfectly in tune with the rapid evolution of lifestyles and careers. Operators are beginning to realize this fact. The company Agata wanted to implement online lending model that pairs borrowers and investors without intervention from traditional institutions....

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    A Breath of Fresh Air in the UN's Judicial Capital: The Hague Rules in Favor of Climate-Neutral Future

    The Hague, circa 2050 - This city in the Netherlands, and the home of the United Nations courts, evolved throughout the first half of the 21st century into a climate-neutral town where transportation is free of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions and where energy is cleanly generated. The environment and climate...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Clinton Health Access Initiative Expands Health Care Reach With Help From SAS

    More than 90 percent of the 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS reside in developing nations with limited access to treatment. In 2002, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) - at that time known as the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative. CHAI wanted to treat as many HIV and malaria patients in...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    SAS Automates ChinaHR.com's Online Recruitment Business

    Launched in 1997, ChinaHR.com is an innovator in online talent recruitment. It was the first company to offer online recruiting services in China, and it also offers campus recruiting and recruiting process outsourcing services. ChinaHR.com needed to manually assign categories to recruitment postings. To master these needs ChinaHR.com chose SAS...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Betting on the Dice

    Established in 1980 as Resorts World Berhad, now known as Genting Malaysia Berhad (GMB), is one of the largest listed companies in Malaysia with a market capitalization of about MYR 21.9 billion. GMB wanted to obtain timely, relevant and consolidated information to gain new customer insights in order to create...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Suncorp-Metway: Actuarial Advances

    Suncorp-Metway is one of Australia's 25 largest companies and boasts a share market value of around $AU5.8 billion. Suncorp-Metway wanted to operate as one entity by bringing together disparate data systems after acquiring a competitor and adding millions of new policies. To master these challenges Suncorp-Metway chose SAS Institute. SAS...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    SAS Analytics, Data Management Accelerate Clinical Trials at Clinigene

    Clinigene International Limited is a full-service clinical research organization that partners with global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in their clinical development programs. Clinigene wanted to integrate data sources into a central repository for quick analysis of real-time data and online validation of patient eligibility. To master these challenges Clinigene chose...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    The Wet Seal Inc. Accelerates Fast Fashion With SAS Size Profiling

    The Wet Seal Inc. is a leading, US-based fast-fashion retailer of contemporary apparel and accessory items, operating 504 outlets between its Wet Seal and Arden B brands. The Wet Seal needed to optimize its size profiling process at the store level to increase sales and margins, understand and reduce sales...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Wisconsin Improves Revenue Collection and Gains Efficiency With Business Analytics

    Like many states across the US, Wisconsin is dealing with a dramatic reduction in revenue as a result of the economic crisis. Wisconsin's data was spread out in multiple, isolated systems that slowed the collection of tax dollars owed to the state. To master these challenges Wisconsin chose SAS Institute....

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Dropping Automatically Variables With Only Missing Values

    Sometimes all the values of some variables in a SAS dataset are missing or null, and the author would like to drop these variables to save disk space. Here the author introduces a macro %DROPMISS that can automatically identify and drop SAS variables that have only missing or null values....

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Finmeccanica: Industrial Giant Relies on SAS Human Capital Management in Strategy to Gain Global Edge in Aerospace, Defense, Security Industries

    Technology, innovation, research: These strategic principles have guided Finmeccanica's growth and success throughout its history. Finmeccanica wanted to gain a greater position in global defense, aerospace and security industries by acquiring, retaining, placing and aligning executives with the decision-making skills required to advance the industrial giant's global strategies. To master...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2008

    China Merchants Bank Leads the Credit Card Industry With SAS

    The bank's awareness of the market led it to develop a new strategic plan that changed from merely leading the industry to actively promoting the development of industry competition. In the face of a booming credit card industry, China Merchants Bank (CMB) needed a way to effectively manage risk. The...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    SAS Activity-Based Management Connects the Data Dots so That Visa Decision Makers See the Entire Client to Product Picture

    With 1.8 billion cards, purchases with Visa credit and debit cards accounted for more than 50 percent of US consumer and commercial card-based purchase transactions in 2008. Visa wanted a powerful system that can handle millions of calculations in a multidimensional analysis and reporting environment. To master these challenges Visa...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2008

    Fubon Financial Holdings Gets Results With SAS

    In one year, Fubon Financial Holdings saved US$2 million in its credit card division, reduced the customer service division's labor costs by 14 percent and reduced product costs by as much as 50 percent. In a maturing financial market, Fubon Financial Holdings needed to evaluate the true operating cost of...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2008

    GE Money Finds Successful Reporting in the Simplicity of SAS

    GE Money is considered to be one of the biggest financial institutions in the Czech Republic, but more importantly, a real pioneer in the comprehension and implementation of CRM in the local financial market. GE Money needed a solution with presentation layers that would allow static and dynamic reporting with...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2008

    Hua Nan Financial Holding Company Increases Cross-Selling Power With SAS

    Hua Nan Financial Holding Company is the leader in Taiwan for current deposits, holding 52 percent of all accounts. Hua Nan wanted to harness the cross-selling power of each Hua Nan Financial business unit to increase the number of products per customer and raise overall revenue for the financial group....

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2010

    SAS Helps Wescom Credit Union Forecast Potential Portfolio Losses and Save Millions

    A leading credit union, Wescom serves more than 275,000 members and has more than $2.5 billion in assets. Wescom Credit Union wanted to focus on credit risk, meet regulatory requirements, improve performance and protect against credit losses. To master these challenges Wescom chose SAS Institute. Wescom deployed SAS for credit...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Cooperative Computer Society Implements SAS for Data Integration and Basel II Compliance

    Cooperative Computer Society (SEM Ltd.) provides comprehensive IT services to the Cooperative Banking Movement, totaling 120 cooperative credit institutions comprising 550 branches and about 1.7 million customers. SEM wanted to record, analyze and integrate risk management of 120 cooperative credit institutions to ensure compliance with Basel II regulations. To master...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Bank of America Avoids Gridlock in Credit-Risk Scoring, Forecasts Using SAS

    Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, and asset management. The Corporate Investments Group needed to reduce processing time for credit-risk modeling, scoring and loss forecasting and increase ad...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Bell Canada Dials Up Improved Credit Metrics With SAS

    Canada's largest telecommunications company, Bell Canada, needed to find an edge in the highly competitive wire line, wireless, Internet and satellite TV services market. Maintaining good relationships with loyal customers was of central concern. The company turned to SAS to help it understand and segment its customer base to better...

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  • Case Studies // May 2009

    Moscow's Telecommunications Giant Calls on SAS to Identify Fraudulent Subscriber and Partner Activities and to Improve Debt Management and Product Profitability

    As the leader in the mobile communications market in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Mobile Tele Systems (MTS) has massive amounts of data it must manage and transform into intelligence. To maintain its market position, the company must stand out among fierce competition - from well-established operators,...

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  • Case Studies // May 2009

    Credit Union Australia Finds Single View of the Truth With SAS

    Credit Union Australia (CUA) is the country's largest credit union. Credit Union Australia had a requirement for a business intelligence platform but did not have either the IT infrastructure or capabilities in-house at the time. Credit Union Australia engaged IT consulting firm BearingPoint to assist in conducting a feasibility study...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    SAS Scores Success for Microfinance Giant

    SAS Desktop Data Mining for Midsize Business helps ACCION Texas-Louisiana successfully lend money to small-business owners who wouldn't qualify for loans through traditional lending institutions. The nonprofit microfinance organization has been so successful that 14 microfinance organizations across the country have outsourced all or part of their underwriting to ACCION....

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Agata Advances Social Lending, Credit Scoring With SAS Text Analytics

    Traditional channels for obtaining credit, with their standardized, depersonalized procedures, are not always perfectly in tune with the rapid evolution of lifestyles and careers. Operators are beginning to realize this fact. The company Agata wanted to implement online lending model that pairs borrowers and investors without intervention from traditional institutions....

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    VUB Manages Risk by Looking Into the Future

    In recent years, VUB has become a risk management pioneer in Slovakia. The bank has always had a well-managed loan portfolio, resulting in minimal costs to cover credit risks. The VUB wanted to improve asset and liability management, manage interest rate risk. To master these challenges VUB chose SAS Institute....

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Viseca Card Services Reduces Fraud Loss With SAS

    Viseca Card Services is a Switzerland's largest credit card company, with 1 million cards. Viseca Card Services wanted to prevent losses by detecting and preventing fraud on Viseca Card Services 1 million credit cards and more than 100,000 daily transactions. To master these challenges Viseca Card Services chose SAS Institute....

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2008

    Scotiabank International Gains Data Integration, Analytical Flexibility and Scalability With SAS

    Scotiabank is part of a complex network with many data feeds from many sources and geographies. Mergers and acquisitions by Scotiabank's International Division created many data management issues. The bank required a flexible and scalable solution that could handle the data management and delivery requirements for its operations in Caribbean,...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    SAS Marketing Optimization Helps Scotiabank Gain Wallet Share

    Scotiabank is one of the five-largest financial institutions in Canada, offering deposit accounts, mutual funds, mortgages and lines of credit to 7 million customers across the country. Scotiabank mines through data from about 7 million customers on any given month to generate leads and create targeted marketing campaigns. To master...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Nottingham Building Society Uses SAS to Manage Risk, Make Informed Credit Decisions, Meet Regulatory Demands and Treat Customers Fairly, Driving Improved Business Performance and Enhanced Customer Service

    Founded in 1849, Nottingham Building Society has 32 branches across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Nottingham Building Society wanted to enhance credit risk capability to improve business decisions and risk management, focus on customers and satisfy regulatory capital requirements and Treating Customers Fairly. To master these needs Nottingham chose...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Danish National Board of Health Uses SAS Activity-Based Management to Provide Citizens With Improved Health Care Services Without Increasing Costs

    The Danish National Board of Health's system for Diagnosis-Related Grouping (DRG) contributes toward creating a better overview and more precise hospital budgets and fees. Danish National Board wanted to help counties and hospitals to better understand the connection between activities, resources and budgets. To master these challenges Danish National Board...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Effective Visualization Techniques for Data Discovery and Analysis

    One of the best ways to understand data is through data visualization. The art of presenting data visually has matured from static graphs and dashboard widgets to interactive, animated graphs. Adding advanced analytics to support these graphs provides a competitive edge to companies by helping them better explore and understand...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Optimizing Revenues in the Hospitality and Retail Industries: Comparing and Contrasting Different Industry Problems and How SAS Analytics Is Used to Solve Them

    With the acquisition of IDeaS by SAS in 2008, SAS now offers advanced revenue optimization solutions for both the retail (SAS Revenue Optimization Suite) and hospitality industries. This paper will explore the similarities and differences in the business problems and the solutions. Specifically, one will explore how different ownership and...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Standard Least Squares Method for Identifying Problem Tools in a Manufacturing Environment

    The paper describes an analytical method to identify problem tools in a manufacturing environment. Using JMP software, one visualized a yield problem, collected a relevant data set, and created a Standard Least Squares model to identify the tools contributing most to the problem. Once identified, further analysis in JMP software...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    ELISA: Data Quality Implementation to Tax Evasion

    Since 1977, CSI-Piemonte has promoted innovation in local public administration through the use of the most modern information technology and Internet tools. Thanks to its contributions, the Piedmont Region operates on the Italian and international scene as an integrated administrative system equipped with the necessary technological infrastructure. With nine offices...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Modeling the Severity of Random Events With the SAS/ETS SEVERITY Procedure

    The new SEVERITY procedure fits probability distributions for the severity (magnitude) of random events. Important examples include events with negative impact (such as the distribution of losses claimed under insurance policies, the magnitude of damages caused by natural disasters, and the severity of outbreaks of a disease) and events with...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    SAS Presents In-Database Base Procedures in Practice

    As part of the SAS In-Database Initiative, SAS has enhanced a series of Base SAS procedures (including FREQ, RANK, and SUMMARY/MEANS) to directly leverage descriptive statistical functions supported by the DBMS partners. These enhancements allow the procedures to drive work into the DBMS using SQL generation in order to greatly...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    A Sample Paper for Improving Quality of Care for Chronic Disease in the Primary Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Program Using SAS and Electronic Medical Record Data

    In Virginia the Federally Qualified Health Center Network has long been engaged in an active primary care quality improvement effort. After a widely implemented electronic medical record system had been in use long enough for the data to mature, the authors began exploring ways to use this rich resource to...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    SAS/GRAPH Elements You Should Know - Even if You Don't Use SAS/GRAPH

    One no longer lives or works in a line printer - green bar paper environment. Indeed many of today's programmers do not even know what a line printer is or what green bar paper looks like. The work environment expects reports which utilize various fonts, with control over point size...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Tabular Reporting Data Standard

    This paper demonstrates a reporting data standard to map a tabular output table to a single standardized data set. This process can significantly standardize program code, increase readability, help reduce validation work, help facilitate future revisions, and provide a data standard to build a reporting application. Due to different table...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Analytics in the Converging Health and Life Sciences Industries: The Catalyst for the Next Generation of Healthcare

    Learn how analytics serves as a catalyst for both healthcare reform and the foundation for the next generation of healthcare. Understand the hurdles and opportunities presented as health information converges from the health and life sciences industries and presents new business opportunities for each industry and improved quality of care...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Fraud Detection With SAS Data Mining

    Fraud is a significant problem in many industries, such as banking, insurance, telecommunication, and public service. Detecting and preventing fraud is difficult, because fraudsters develop new schemes all the time, and the schemes grow more and more sophisticated to elude easy detection. Many organizations have implemented fraud detection and prevention...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Reverse-Engineer a Reference Curve: Capturing Tabular Data From Graphical Output

    Developing and marketing a new compound can not only involve demonstrating efficacy against placebo, but also against other compounds In an industry typified by active research programs and a steady stream of new data, planned analyses are often supplemented by unplanned and ad hoc comparisons against newly-published Information Such comparisons...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    RDBMS Setup and Authentication in SAS 9

    SAS V9 is a single sign-on model provided by SAS Integration Technologies to support the Business Intelligence (BI) activities of a company. The SAS V9 employs a sign-on model by means of which users can access computing resources such as RDBMS without prompting for user authentication time and again. There...

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2008

    Aligning Hiring Practices With Corporate Culture And Strategies

    Hiring employees who support, embody and act out the corporate culture is one of the best ways to ensure the company "Lives" its mission. One often hear about changing organizations - the reality is that an organization cannot change; however, the people within the organization can change. Most companies have...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2008

    Leading The High-Performance Organisation: The Premier Business Leadership Series

    To lead with confidence and outpace competitors, one needs to make better, faster decisions. The secret to success lies with analytics. Top organizations view analytics as an essential aspect of their performance strategy and are using it to navigate today's challenges and capitalize on tomorrow's opportunities.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    The Culture Of Performance: Avoiding Measure Mania, The Tyranny Of Targets And Silo Working

    Using a series of real examples, this webcast will explore the underlying beliefs, assumptions and behaviors that undermine and support strategic performance management. You will learn about tools, thinking and ideas to help you move from a culture of measurement and operational focus to one of managing the performance of...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    External Predictive Indicators: Extending The Balanced Scorecard

    Using practical examples, in this webcast Phil Jones will demonstrate how simple extensions to the modern balanced scorecard approach can provide a view of the external environment, allowing us to monitor it for changes and their implications. He will introduce and explain "External Predictive Indicators" and show how these can...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    A Mind Map Exercise To Trigger KPI Engagement

    Through this webcast specifically you'll learn: What the structure of the mind map is, why it matters, and how to get familiar and comfortable with it before you try it; the kinds of details that go on each branch of the mind map, and how to quickly make the decision...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Marketing Analytics

    In this seminar, the presenters will discuss: the power of relationship strength over more one dimensional measures such as satisfaction or likelihood to recommend. the core components of relationship strength and how to easily assess them examples of the analysis and results of assessing relationship strength for in various industries...

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