SAS Partners With Intel
The business intelligence software maker has teamed up with chip giant Intel to create blueprints for customers wishing to deploy scalable marketing automation and customer analytic applications.ORLANDOSAS Institute Inc. announced Tuesday a renewed commitment to working with partners to build solutions on its business intelligence architecture. It backed that up by introducing partnerships with Intel Corp. and Brooks Automation Inc. In addition, SAS and chip maker Intel, at the SAS Users Group International conference here, announced the availability today of two "Solution Blueprints" for specific industry solutions that combine SAS software and Intel hardware. The blueprints, the first two of several solutions the companies are expected to deliver, are for multi-channel marketing automation for retailers and enterprise customer analytics for the financial services industry. The blueprints provide a guideline for deploying such solutions including application software, middleware, operating systems, platform and hardware specifications, based on previous successful deployments.
Both blueprints involve a combination of marketing automation, enterprise performance management and customer analytics software from SAS with Intel-based hardware, including Intels Xeon processor family. Though current versions of the blueprints are based on Release 8.2 of SAS namesake BI platform, future versions are expected to incorporate the forthcoming version 9 of SAS as well as the Intel Itanium processor family, delivering performance and scalability improvements on both counts, officials said.