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UniCredit Group trusts Teradata, SAS to analyze sales and business network

Italian financial firm uses Teradata Appliance running SAS® Visual Analytics to analyze key business processes

DAYTON, Ohio, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UniCredit Group, a large financial institution based in Italy, is driven to develop and execute effective data governance. Toward that goal, the company worked with SAS and Teradata (NYSE: TDC) to run advanced analytics on processes directly connected to the Teradata Data Warehouse. UniCredit Group Head of Data Governance Roberto Monachino will discuss the success of UniCredit's analytics program at SAS® Global Forum, the world's largest gathering of SAS users.

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Seven years into their strategic partnership, SAS and Teradata continue to deliver innovative solutions for customers. UniCredit was the first organization to adopt and deploy the Teradata Appliance for SAS, Model 720, running SAS Visual Analytics to fully integrate data and analytics in a streamlined business process.

Monachino will highlight how UniCredit developed its program, addressing business needs in an integrated and highly governed environment. UniCredit is using the SAS and Teradata solutions to analyze its sales area and business network. More than 3,000 business and IT users of SAS software and solutions will attend the event March 23-26 at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, DC. Monachino will speak on Tuesday, March 25, at 11:10 a.m. in room Chesapeake H-I.  

Monachino will share the positive results UniCredit is already seeing from the SAS and Teradata deployment, including:

-- Making analysts more strategic with new discovery techniques.
-- Answering complex questions by delivering new insights quickly and efficiently.
-- Managing business needs in an integrated and centralized environment.

The SAS and Teradata combination enables UniCredit to explore and identify trends and patterns, helping the organization seize emerging opportunities, manage risks and make the right choices. The solution gives UniCredit the best answers to complex business questions in near-real time, providing new insights to analysts – and gaining productivity as well.

The Teradata Appliance for SAS supports SAS Analytics and connects users directly to their existing Teradata data warehouses. SAS Visual Analytics lets them quickly uncover patterns and trends from massive volumes of data and present insights rapidly, in graphical form, throughout the enterprise. Teradata BYNET adds analytic servers to provide rich new tools and algorithms to the Teradata analytic environment. The BYNET enables high-speed, fault-tolerant, warehouse-optimized messaging between nodes.

"Delivering a solution that streamlines the data to analytic insight process is critical for organizations. Together, SAS and Teradata developed and delivered this capability to the market, and we are delighted with the value UniCredit is achieving from the offering," said Elishia Rousos, SAS Senior Alliance Manager, Technology Portfolio.

"Our customers asked for appliance-ready offerings with quick time to value and low total cost of ownership. This is exactly what UniCredit is reporting," said Rick Lower, CA-AM, Teradata Alliance Director. "As our many shared customers realize increasing value to their organizations, we are confident that we represent the most formidable analytics alliance in the world."

SAS Global Forum will feature dozens of dynamic presentations by representatives of leading organizations, IT analysts and academic researchers across all industries. Teradata is a platinum sponsor of the event. Visitors can stop by Booth 26 to speak with experts and learn more about Teradata and SAS.

Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's leading analytic data solutions company focused on integrated data warehousing, big data analytics, and business applications. Teradata's innovative products and services deliver data integration and business insight to empower organizations to achieve competitive advantage. Visit teradata.com for details. Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries.

About SAS
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright © 2014 SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.

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