SAS Institute has announced that customers can use now cell phones and devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), to access, explore and act on information in its Intelligent Warehouse.
The institute also previewed the upcoming Release 8e of SAS software, which further expands SAS e-intelligence capabilities.
"Wireless access helps companies get ahead and stay ahead of competition," said Jim Davis, director of product strategy at SAS. “Our software frees decision-makers from their desktop Pcsto conduct business from the airport or golf course… virtually anywhere."
Information in an organization's data warehouse is also accessible to field sales support and others who spend much of their time away from the office. SAS Institute's AppDev StudioTM software supports many styles of Web-client information delivery applications development. The applications are deployed via SAS/IntrNet® software, a component of AppDev Studio. Customers use AppDev Studio to develop wireless applications that run on cell phones and personal digital assistants.
SAS Institute, the world's largest privately held software company, markets business solutions for vertical industry and departmental applications, as well as an integrated suite of software tools and consulting services. These allow companies to transform the wide variety of data within their organizations into information that business users and researchers need to make better decisions. SAS software and services are used at more than 33,000 business, government, and university sites in 115 countries. SAS Institute's 1999 revenues totaled $1.02 billion.