TORONTO (March 28, 2007) � Continuing to address the growing demand for its data integration (DI) and business intelligence (BI) software and services, SAS Canada today announced that Source Evolution has joined the SAS Alliance, a partnership that will help increase the BI market penetration of both companies in eastern Canada.
This relationship will help deliver proven, repeatable solutions and create additional specialized capabilities to meet the increased demand for industry-focused business intelligence software and services in both the public and private sectors.
According to Pat Finerty, SAS Canada�s Vice President of Alliances and Business Development, Source Evolution�s high level of expertise, customer acclaim and strong presence in the eastern region fit perfectly with SAS Canada�s strategic, selective approach to partnering.
�SAS Canada has entered into a formal relationship with Source Evolution due to the incredibly positive feedback we received from our clients,� he said. �We consistently heard that Source Evolution delivers tremendous value during its engagements and is recognized for its thought leadership in the fields of data integration and business intelligence.�
�For SAS, the decision to work formally with Source Evolution was an easy one,� said Mario Ianniciello, Regional Director, SAS Canada. �Its rapid growth and demand in the marketplace is a testament to the skills, expertise and reliability of the organization. Having had an opportunity to work with Source Evolution in the past, we found the company to be a cultural fit with SAS, in that it puts its clients first and works hard to understand customer requirements and deliver solutions that add real business value.�
�We are proud to be a partner with SAS,� said Yves Perron, President and CEO, Source Evolution. �We are currently experiencing phenomenal growth in eastern Canada. This partnership allows us to expand our BI capabilities and deliver SAS� leading data integration and business intelligence technology while increasing our footprint in the market. This partnership combines a wealth of experience and industry knowledge and enables us to provide our customers with proven BI solutions with the goal of helping them attain their business objectives.�
SAS and Source Evolution recently worked together at the Public Health Infocentre at the Institut national de sant� publique du Qu�bec (INSPQ), a Quebec provincial government organization that was founded in 1998 to improve the coordination, development and use of expertise in public health.
�The combination of SAS software and the consulting partnership between SAS and Source Evolution helped us define the data warehouse strategy that allows officials across the provincial healthcare landscape to have direct access to the information they need to support their actions and decisions,� said Andr� Simpson, Assistant Director of Quebec�s Infocentre de sant� publique (Public Health Infocentre). �SAS and Source Evolution helped us deliver this portal well before our deadline. Their work on the portal has helped reduce the amount of time people spend generating and organizing data and provided more time for producing insightful decision-support information.�
About Source Evolution
Listed as one of Profit magazine�s hot 50 Canadian emerging growth companies in 2006, Montr�al-based Source Evolution is a leading Canadian information technology company. The company�s focus is business intelligence (BI), and its services include strategic consulting, architecture, development and project management for enterprise and government sectors.
Source Evolution provides its customers with access to proven BI best practices and leading industry expertise. The company�s value proposition is based on helping clients address their evolving business requirements and new challenges, all the while improving business performance and driving sustainable growth. www.sourceevolution.com.
SAS has the most complete solution on the market for supporting the entire intelligence-creation process within all areas of a business � from corporate performance to HR to finance to sales and marketing. This end-to-end enterprise intelligence infrastructure, known as the SAS Intelligence Architecture, gives businesses the agility they need to adjust to changes in the marketplace. Building on existing IT investments, the SAS Intelligence Architecture allows companies to remain responsive to the needs of the market, employees, suppliers and other stakeholders. www.sas.com