Just over a year ago, we announced our strategic partnership with Microsoft. This partnership is critical to the way we serve our joint customers’ needs as they migrate and modernize with SAS® Viya® in the Microsoft Cloud.

Here are five reasons why.

Happy customers

It all comes down to happy customers. Companies like 1-800 Flowers, S-Bank, National Bank of Greece and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank are finding huge success with SAS Viya on Azure.

Check out more customer stories like these

Industry. Industry. Industry

SAS and Microsoft announced the launch of SAS® Cloud for Intelligent Planning, SAS' first software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2022 as a part of the roll-out for the Microsoft Cloud for Retail.

We are also pleased to announce we will be bringing SAS for Improved Manufacturing Quality to the Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing. Watch the industry space for more announcements in the near future!

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Analyst recognition

Independent analysts like Tony Baer of dbInsight are recognizing the SAS partnership with Microsoft as a way of enticing new and existing customers to explore the world of analytics in the cloud.

SAS Viya is living large on Azure, here's how

New integrations

SAS and Microsoft are making it easier for everyone to use analytics to ask and answer the questions that drive organizations forward with new integrations across topic areas like IoT and Streaming Analytics, Enterprise Decision Management, and ModelOps.

Consider these options for taking the first steps on your cloud journey

13 marketplace offerings

We’ve curated 13 unique industry and platform-level offerings in the Azure Marketplace to better serve our joint customer's needs. Users can even purchase directly through the marketplace with our SAS® Viya® on SAS® Cloud

To stay up to date on the latest SAS and Microsoft news visit sas.com/microsoft.

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Nick Johnson

Product Marketing Manager

Nick is a Global Product Marketing Manager for SAS's strategic partnership with Microsoft. He is responsible for SAS Viya's integrations with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Power Platform, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365. Previously, Nick worked as a Management Consultant in the technology industry. He holds a Master's in International Development from Sciences Po Paris and likes to spend his free time cooking, skiing, and watching foreign films.

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