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SAS drives strategic purchasing

SAS Institute has updated its software to provide stronger Supplier Relationship Marketing capabilities.

SAS Institute has announced the release of the latest version of the SAS Solution for Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), version 2.0. The new version offers enhanced analytic, scorecarding and information-delivery capabilities, the company said.

Features in the new version include:

  • Strategy alignment and scorecarding - The procurement scorecard enables companies to determine how well the sourcing process is functioning within a department, division or the entire organisation.

  • Centrally managed, publish-and-subscribe framework as part of an SRM portal - The use of publish-and-subscribe technology allows IT managers to set up channels of interest and specify who should have access to it.

  • Enhanced data warehousing and analytics - SAS has updated its data warehousing technology to include data quality tools and improved capabilities for transforming data into a warehouse.

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