SAS Business Intelligence Adoption Made Easy

Mark J

Updated · Oct 26, 2010

Business analytics leader SAS says it is extending the power of query and reporting within Microsoft Outlook, the world's most widely used email package. As mentioned in this Business Wire release, SAS offers Microsoft Office integration in SAS BI Server and SAS Enterprise BI Server with new support for access through Outlook.

“‘Leveraging Outlook is a great way to make BI more pervasive, particularly for casual users, because email is more widely used than even Excel. As I discussed in a Sept. 27 ‘Ease of Use in BI' report, email is rated significantly easier to use than BI tools, and easier-to-use BI tools boast a 10 percent higher adoption rate than BI usage overall,' said Cindi Howson, BI Scorecard founder and author of Successful Business Intelligence: Secrets to Making BI a Killer App.”

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