SAS Institute has been successful, moving beyond a business intelligence. Lately, it has lately focused on sustaining its technology leadership, expanding in some vertical markets, and becoming more attentive to the low-end market.
bi leadership business model
described as a mere BI vendor. Its product portfolio now spans more than one hundred products (some grouped and integrated, while others remain as standalones), and extends far beyond data mining tools, embracing a gamut of applications, from geographical and statistical visualization to fraud detection and DW administration tools. Products include CRM, financial intelligence, human capital management (HCM), IT management, patent intelligence, performance management, process intelligence, risk management,