|[September 23, 2013]
SAS® Visual Analytics Helping Energy Companies Transform Big Data, Power Better Decisions
CARY, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
In a smart power grid, when you turn on the lights, turn up the air
conditioning or plug in an electric vehicle, it generates data. In the
digital oilfield, new sensor technology provides data on drilling or
production in near-real time. As the push for smarter infrastructure
puts pressure on energy professionals to innovate their business models,
they look for insights in all that operational and customer data.
Energy leaders worldwide rely on SAS®
Visual Analytics to explore data to uncover hidden opportunities.
SAS (News - Alert) Visual Analytics software helps Essent Belgium NV and OMV Solutions
GmbH in Austria analyze consumption trends, identify demand patterns,
target customer segments, and proactively manage asset performance.
Utilities and oil and gas companies in the US, South Africa, Portugal,
Italy, New Zealand, and China also selected SAS Visual Analytics to help
them analyze smart grid data, and enhance sensor data and customer
behavior data so they can uncover opportunities for improvement and make
precise decisions. This SAS YouTube (News - Alert) video channel highlights ways energy
analytics can speed answer from big data.
Making big data pay off
"In this era of big data, energy companies are expected to understand
their customers better and use resources more wisely," said Professor
Tao Hong, Associate of the Energy Production & Infrastructure Center at
the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. "Achieving this goal
requires advanced analytics, including forecasting and optimization, as
well as integrated data management. SAS Visual Analytics speeds those
tasks that used to take days. Now, it's done in minutes or even seconds
- paving the way for entirely different business models."
"With SAS Visual Analytics, users can explore big data, discover new
patterns, and easily share insights with others in the organization,"
said Alyssa Farrell, Energy Product Marketing Manager at SAS. "Whether
preparing for a storm or aggregating risk across commodities, SAS
delivers clear, compelling visuals that make complex decisions simpler."
SAS works with more than 500 energy customers worldwide, including 160
investor-owned utilities in North America. The Fast
and Furious white paper describes ways IT teams guide users to
run their own queries, perform analyses, get quick answers to their
questions and create their own reports. To see how advanced data
visualization can make sense of all kinds of data, demo SAS Visual
SAS is the leader in business
analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor
in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS
helps customers at more than 65,000 sites improve performance and
deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been
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