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IDC Report: SAS Remains Top Advanced Analytics Provider


The IDC research showed analytics leader SAS with a 36.2% share of the 2012 global market, up from 35.3% in 2011. The IDC report profiled Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft, SAS, and Teradata.



CARY, NC (Jul. 08, 2013) – Once again,SASSAS advanced analytics holds a commanding market share, according to an IDC report titled Worldwide Business Analytics Software 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares. SAS has held this leading position since IDC started tracking advanced analytics in 1997.

The IDC research showed analytics leader SAS with a 36.2 percent share of the 2012 global advanced analytics, up almost a percentage point from a year earlier and twice the market share of the next closest competitor. In fact, all of the named advanced analytics providers’ market share combined totaled just 24.9 percent.

SAS’ 2012 share in advanced analytics of 36.2 increased from 35.3 percent in 2011 and 34.9 percent in 2010, outpacing growth of the overall advance analytics market, according to IDC.

In addition, IDC ranked SAS as a top five overall business analytics provider. SAS was also among top five contenders in numerous subcategories, including: query and reporting, content analytics, data warehouse generation, supply chain, services operations, and CRM analytic applications and financial performance and strategy management.

The market research numbers, with SAS as the top advanced analytics supplier, reflect customer confidence that SAS Analytics with its 37-year pedigree offers customers improved organizational performance, said Jim Davis, SAS Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.

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Here is another summary of IDC report: IDC Forecasts Strong Growth for Business Analytics Software Market .

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