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workshops and carry out customized trainings for our customers, partners and public as well. We have also tied up with authorized training partners to help build the talent pool and recently, started working with the leading business schools in providing management development programs on SAS.
Have the private and public sector enterprises grown any affinity towards SAS? Both the private and public sectors are our customers and we are working to provide solutions to them. From manufacturing and telecom companies to banks, we have our clientele base in all the sectors of operations. They are using SAS solutions from a technology perspective, data and information management to a host of other solutions that we provide. Besides this, our products are being used in the field of taxation, security etc.
Were there any roadblocks that came across while operating in the Indian market?
governments and helping them identify frauds, because this is a clear revenue leakâ€Śit directly impacts the revenue collections. Once identified, the system starts throwing alerts which can be further investigated. So, the other areas that SAS is working in the public sector is by identifying the sentiments of the citizens from the structured and unstructured data available.
ness problems with a strong investment carried out in India. We are also investing significantly in our partner ecosystem to make sure that all
NOSHIN KAGALWALLA We been working with several state governments and helping them identify frauds, because this is a clear revenue leakâ€Ś it directly impacts the revenue collections. Once identified, the system starts throwing alerts which can be further investigated
Please elaborate on the USP that SAS vouches on while convincing a prospective customer in a highly competitive Indian market. SAS has been the market leader for analytics for several years. We have been in the business for the last 40 years and we have grown yearon-year since our inception. Analytics and Big Data have been our focus since we started and its core to our business. From an R&D perspective, we invest almost 25 per cent of our revenue in guarantee and quality, whereas the industry standards are 12 to 13 per cent. Significant amount of our revenue are ploughed back into our technology, innovation and solutions. Finally, we look to solve our customerâ€™s busi-
I am surprised by the adoption of analytics in the Indian ecosystem. There is no doubt about the immense volume of data available in the market, which is huge by any standard. However, the pain area remains in the region of skill-gap from the end-customer perspective.
the projects that we embark on are successfully delivered to the end-customers. Another area that we focus on is the skill gap or the right profile of people being reached to in the field of big data and analytics; SAS is also investing significantly in building the talent pool in the market. We do a lot of training
Thus, we are working in building the talent pool in the organization as well as investing in training programs, by tying up with business schools. These major steps are sure to bridge the skill gap. We want to assure that people who are SAS certified are having the right amount of knowledge to leverage technology. MAY 2016 / egov.eletsonline.com / egov
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