SAS is rolling out a new product, the “Forecast Server” which it says is designed to help businesses improve accuracy of forecasts and management of the forecast process.

The server, which includes patent-pending technology, includes business intelligence applications such as “time series mining” that SAS said uncovers “time-related patterns and trends” as well as an interactive user interface designed for “easy forecasting”.
SAS announced the server at its Forum International in Lisbon, Portugal.

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SAS also announced that Whirlpool Corp. has installed Warranty Analysis and SAS Text Miner applications as part of its efforts to reduce warranty costs and improve customer loyalty.

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SAS also named the University Hospital Aachen in Aachen, Germany, received its annual Enterprise Intelligence award. The hospital deployed a strategic performance management information system from SAS. The award is given to a SAS client that demonstrates gains in productivity, cost or time savings, or achievement of organization or business goals in using SAS products.

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