UK insurer given ability to better understand its data assets and share insights across the organisation
Ageas, one of the UK’s leading insurance providers, has modernised its business intelligence infrastructure so it can exploit big data and better understand its customers thanks to technology provided by SAS, the global leader in business analytics.
The insurer, which employs over 6,000 people at offices across the UK and has approximately nine million policyholders, has upgraded its IT systems with a new SAS Grid environment. This will deliver new analytics capability and provide the executives and management teams with a full picture of the insurer’s business performance on a regular basis.
Angela Hails, head of business intelligence at Ageas, commented: “We’re particularly pleased about the new technology as it offers a quick and easy way to analyse key information from across the business. It also offers a stable platform to answer business challenges, as well as the capacity to scale up with growing data requirements. Ultimately it gives us the ability to better understand our customers.”
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Mike Pell, executive director, SAS UK & Ireland, commented: “We’re delighted Ageas has decided to use SAS to help develop a deeper understanding of its data. In the information economy it’s crucial that businesses like Ageas are able to properly collect and analyse that data to give them the power to know all they need to about their customers.”
SAS solutions deployed by Ageas are:
SAS® Office Analytics, which enables users to easily access and analyse large amounts of data. Guided analysis via built-in tasks and visual process flows means SAS novices can quickly perform sophisticated analyses, schedule projects, share results and embed outputs for others to use. IT is free to focus on strategic initiatives while dynamic, interactive content can be published to Microsoft Office and web users
- SAS® Grid Manager which reliably and cost-effectively meets peak computing demands by creating a shared, managed environment with workload balancing, high availability and parallel processing. Low-cost commodity hardware resources can be added incrementally, so there’s no need to size today’s environment for what you anticipate your needs will be a few years from now
- SAS® Visual Analytics, which is part of SAS’ suite of high-performance analytics solutions, and enables organisations to easily map out and understand analytic insights and share those with employees and customers across an organisation. It delivers rapid in-memory analysis for quicker analysis, and interactive dashboards for reporting in-depth data visualisation