CARY, N.C. — State Auto, which works with independent insurance agencies in 27 states, is seeking to improve use of corporate data by utilizing SAS analysis software and the SAS Business Intelligence Server.

“SAS is generally known to have among the best analytics available,” said Kim Bailey, vce pesident of the Information Resources Division at State Auto. “Now, SAS’s leadership extends to the business intelligence environment with SAS Enterprise BI Server. This solution addresses our goals by giving us the ability use common data access tools to work with our data assets from an analytics and a business intelligence perspective. We believe we can harness the prowess of SAS analytics on top of a common, easy-to-use business intelligence foundation.”

State Auto plans to use the SAS applications to provide a more comprehensive view of customer experience as well as reducing costs by improving the access and review of results throughout the company. State Auto is based in Columbus, OH.