The Oregon Department of Corrections is implementing software solutions from SAS in an attempt to improve its information management.

The software will be used to warehouse and handle data across the state corrections system, SAS said. The ODOC said it had improved productivity gains of 25 percent in some departments.

“SAS provides us with the scalability and flexibility we need to not only address the success criteria defined by our legislature, but also to implement programs that we can prove benefit community safety by changing offender behavior,” said Laura Buring, database analyst with the ODOC, in a statement.

“After evaluating a number of other options, we selected SAS because it allows us to do everything we need to do – from gathering and housing data to analyzing it for measurable results. In a short amount of time we have seen productivity gains above 25 percent in our Research and Evaluation unit, as well as increased accuracy in our reporting capabilities.”