SAS Institute Inc has broadened its strategic alliance with global IT consultancy firm Accenture to strengthen its business intelligence services. The extended agreement will allow both companies to engage in closer joint sales, marketing, training and development.
Both companies have partnered for over a decade. Accenture has roughly 10,000 consultants working in its Information Management Services practice and has pledged to sharpen its focus on the SAS Enterprise Intelligence Platform.
Cary, North Carolina-based SAS is really looking to tap into Accenture’s industry expertise to fuel its vertical analytic applications business.