I.T. Co. and SAS – a new cooperation milestone


I.T. Co. and SAS – a new cooperation milestone
I.T. Co., one of the leading national system integrators, and the Russian office of SAS Company, the world’s leader in the field of business analytics solutions, announce signing a partner agreement.

“Within the framework of this partnership, SAS’s expertise, advanced technologies and ability to attract the best international experts are combined with I.T. Co’s experience and industry expertise. The partnership will enable our teams to switch to systematic joint implementation of complicated projects related to deployment of analytical solutions in different industries,” says Valery Pankratov, General Director of SAS Russia/CIS.

The partnership with the leading vendor of analytical solutions allowed I.T. Co. to extend the range of offers in building of efficient business management systems. “The SAS platform is unique in that it provides not just analytical reporting – it provides in-depth analytics which allows dealing with many forecasting and optimization tasks, creating models of developments, choosing the most acceptable actions and planning the work with consideration for many factors. It may serve as a basis for decision-making systems that factor in specifics of customers’ activity and provide managers with all the information required to make quick and informed decisions in the most suitable form and at any time,” noted Yaroslav Makarov, Commercial Director of I.T. Co’s Custom Software Engineering Center.

The cooperation of SAS and I.T. Group of Companies started back in 2008. For the past years, several major projects were implemented with the help of SAS solutions. They include creation of the cost rates system for RZD OJSC, development of the information and analytical system for calculation of modes and optimization of power exchange in Moscow power networks and others.

Until recently, the partner of SAS in I.T. GC was Aplana. Now, the Custom Software Engineering Center of the system integrator, I.T. Information Technologies, gathered enough expertise to get the partner status and opened a center of competence that develops practices of SAS analytical applications.

“We are grateful to IT for their interest in our products and solutions. The concluded partnership agreement demonstrates that the largest Russian integrators began to understand the importance of in-depth analytics, the necessity to work not only with analytical reporting and data visualization tools but also with the tools that enable companies to look into the future and adjust their operations based on the resulting forecasts and conclusions,” comments Valery Pankratov.

About SAS
SAS is the world’s largest private IT-company specializing in development and sale of BI solutions and services.
The company was founded in 1976, and today its 400 offices all over the world employ more than 13.5 thou employees. About 25% of annual revenue is reinvested in R&D. For 37 years the revenue of SAS has been annually increasing, and in 2012 it reached 2.87 bln USD. SAS customers include over 60 thousand organizations in 135 countries. Among others, 90 out of top hundred companies listed in 2012 FORTUNE Global 500®. According to IDC survey as of 2012, SAS takes over 35% share in the world’s in-depth analytics market.
SAS started working in Russia and CIS countries in 1996. SAS offers its customers a full range of solutions and services in the field of business analytics: consulting, implementation, training and technical support. SAS customers in Russia and CIS include all the top 10 Russian banks (Sberbank of Russia, VTB, Gazprombank and so on), RZD, Aeroflot, as well as the largest companies from telecommunications and fuel and energy sectors.

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