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Gartner names SAS a leader in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications report

SAS was placed in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Inc. Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications published July 8, 2014. We believe the position reflects SAS’ continued innovation in the market and high level of customer service.

Retailers choose SAS® for improved insight, competitive edge

While the days of the corner store are gone, retailers continue to work toward having meaningful one-to-one relationships with consumers. To maintain a competitive edge in modern market conditions, retailers invest in SAS® Analytics to transform data into useful information. Data-driven insights empower retailers to make better, consumer-oriented decisions like optimizing merchandise assortments, display space and the sizes they stock.

SAS’ unparalleled retail business knowledge – coupled with powerful, advanced analytics – allows retailers to anticipate customers' wishes, empowers retailers to act, and delivers bottom-line value. SAS even takes retailers into the future by anticipating and predicting business concerns.

“Innovation is everything. The only way to get there is through analytics. With data-driven insights, retailers can maximize profits, minimize costs and realize new opportunities. We feel the Gartner report reflects our focus on creating the most powerful retail analytics on the market and the value they give back to businesses,” said Alan S. Lipson, SAS Principal Retail Industry Marketing Manager.

To learn how to improve customer satisfaction, merchant productivity and financial performance, please read Integrated Merchandise Planning Overview, a resource for retailers that demonstrates the value of unlocking data-driven insights through advanced analytic solutions.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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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