Intriguing stories abound on the Innovation Wall


In one area of the Convention Center, writing on the wall is actually encouraged. The Innovation Wall, a giant semi-circular display in the Demo Area, shows a timeline of SAS innovations on one side with open space on the other for attendees to write about how they’ve innovated with SAS.

Attendees browsed the wall and then stopped to make their own entries. Here are a few user stories, in their own words:

“Intelligent, dynamic, parallel ETL. Self-adjusting ETL on 18-billion row database reduced run time from 12 hours to 1 hour.”

“We recently converted AF Forecasting Application for Utilities into SAS 9.2 / Enterprise Guide. The new solution leverages a generation of learning within the latest and greatest aspects of SAS. With the coming technology and the advance of smart grid, we are primed to provide the load forecasts necessary for a smarter, more efficient utility industry.”

“Replaced a process that took two days; now takes two hours using SAS. Awesome!”

"We use SAS BI Platform throughout the agency to detect fraud, abuse and unfair trade practices in futures and options trading."

"SAS helps us create adverse drug event trigger tools."

"We produce 14-page report cards and dashboards for our major accounts based on their disease management utilization and the health of their populations, in about 30 seconds. SAS has become absolutely mission critical."

“We use SAS in every way imaginable. Personally, I love how I can keep my data in one software and do so many things: query, manipulate, predict, forecast, and put everything in a nice little report / dashboard to deliver.”

“With SAS, one employee can deliver 7,000 to 8,000 reports to the midmarket. We could not offer reporting solutions for these programs to the midmarket without SAS.”

“SAS is an important part of our analytic environment. We are currently installing SAS in Latin America to start understanding the emerging markets of that region.”

“SAS is a critical part of my career so far. I’ve utilized SAS to detect fraudulent journal entry activities for large financial companies, and now I use SAS to understand customer behavior and create personas at a marketing company.”


About Author

Anne-Lindsay Beall

Senior Editor

Anne-Lindsay Beall is a writer and editor for SAS. Since joining the company in 2000, Anne-Lindsay has edited print publications, Web sites, customer success stories, blogs and digital publications. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in English from North Carolina State University. You can find her on LinkedIn at:


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