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Know IT the first Nordic partner to SAS Institute

Published: 10 November, 2011

SAS Institute has appointed to Know IT, as the first company, the status of Nordic partner. Know IT has an explicit strategy of operating throughout the Nordic region. Currently, Know IT has operations focused on SAS®Software in Stockholm, Göteborg, Oslo as well as operations in the start-up phase in Finland. The Nordic region is an important market for SAS Institute as well, with clients operating in several Nordic countries.

- SAS Institute has long experience of collaborating with Know IT. With their knowledge of BI solutions and consultancy organizations in the Nordic countries, Know IT has the capability of delivering the right competence throughout the Nordic region. We look forward to developing our relationship with Know IT further on the growing business analytics market, says Patric Hellgren, Nordic Alliance Lead at SAS Institute.

Know IT currently has more than 100 BI consultants specialized in SAS products and solutions, making Know IT Scandinavia’s largest independent consultancy firm in this area.
- Our partners are an important part of our overall growth strategy, says Bent Sørensen, Nordic Director at SAS Institute. More and more of our clients are active throughout the Nordic market and Know IT meets the expectations we have and requirements we place on our partners in the Nordic region, says Bent Sørensen.

- The appointment as Nordic partner confirms our position as the leading supplier of qualified services surrounding SAS solutions in the Nordic region. One important reason that achieved this status is our Nordic organization and having built up solid competence over time. We have prioritized certifications and training, which are a prerequisite for supplying successful projects, says Johan Langgren Canestrini, head of Know IT IM AB.

SAS Institute is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. The company has more than four million users in over 120 countries worldwide.