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Finnish Supermarket Bank S-Bank Chooses SAS

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NEW YORK & CARY - Finnish supermarket bank S-Bank, a part of the S Group, has ivnitiated a relationship with SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services. “After two years of continuous growth since the launch of the S-Bank, we needed a strategic collaboration to manage data flows” ."After two years of continuous growth since the launch of the S-Bank, we needed a strategic collaboration to manage data flows," says Pekka Ylihurula, the Managing Director of S-Bank.

According to Ylihurula, SAS will provide S-Bank with a solution commonly used in the Finnish banking market for data storage and management.

"By investing in the processing of information, we can improve the effectiveness of our service network and risk management," Ylihurula says, adding that SAS was an easy choice, "SAS has a solid track record in the banking market in Finland and abroad."

Matti Suutala, Managing Director of SAS Finland, also places high value on the new relationship, "S-Bank has a very progressive approach to business analytics. As a rather new bank, it's well positioned to advance the architecture of management by information. We are very pleased with this opportunity to help the supermarket bank to develop its operations."

SAS retail customers also include Aeropostale, AutoZone, Bakers Footwear, Brooks Brothers, Burger King, Cabela’s, Carrefour, Casino, Casual Male, The Children’s Place, Eddie Bauer, Family Dollar, Hallmark, Hudson’s Bay Company, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Luxottica Retail, Macy’s, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Marks & Spencer, Northern Tool & Equipment, Office Depot, Sainsbury’s, ShopKo, Sport Chalet, Spiegel Brands, Staples, Tesco, Tilly’s, Tween Brands, Waitrose, Wakefern, Williams-Sonoma and 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.

For more information about SAS® Retail Intelligence Solutions and SAS Customer Intelligence solutions, visit SAS is demonstrating its solutions at the NRF 99th Annual Show and EXPO in Booth 1337.

About S-Bank
S-Bank is a Finnish supermarket bank with some 2.1 million customers. It is a part of the S Group. S-Bank offers its customers services in saving and paying, and financing of purchases. S-Bank serves its customers at some 1000 S Group points of service around Finland and also on-line and through its telephone service. For more information, visit (Finnish and Swedish only).

About SAS
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 45,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright © 2010 SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.

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