EY extends strategic alliance agreement with SAS Canada to help organizations improve bottom line with advanced analytics

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(Toronto, 7 March 2017) Today EY Canada announced a strategic alliance with SAS Canada, which will leverage achievements realized from EY’s alliance with SAS in the US – accelerating the delivery of disruptive analytics services, designed with distinctively Canadian realities in mind.

“Combining EY's cross-sector experience and local knowledge with SAS' market-leading advanced analytics platform, our alliance will allow EY and SAS together to help Canadian organizations and governments gain better insights into their data to drive a better return on data assets, improve customer experience and facilitate strategic advantage,” says Alex Mohelsky, EY’s Canadian Data and Analytics Leader.

The Canadian alliance focuses on combining SAS' advanced analytics platform and innovative lifecycle management approach with EY's consulting and market experience, giving clients a single access point for advanced analytics service offerings, including areas such as:

  • Risk analysis and reporting
  • Stress testing and capital management
  • Financial crime and fraud prevention
  • Forensic investigation, fraud detection, surveillance, and litigation/regulatory response
  • Tax reporting and information management
  • Improvements in core operations, such as insurance claims fraud management.
  • Healthcare analytics, fraud and prescription abuse
  • Workforce management, modernization and restructuring

“EY’s deep industry and functional experience combined with SAS’ market leading analytics platform will help our clients get the most out of their data investments,” said Doug McLaren, Director of Alliances and Channels, SAS Canada. “Together EY and SAS will help to enable and accelerate the delivery of analytics services to help organizations achieve greater return on their data investment by making better decisions faster.”

“In the world today, harnessing the power of data to compete and thrive is not an option for organizations – it’s imperative,” adds Mohelsky. “We’re excited to work with our Canadian clients on made-in-Canada analytics and technology-enabled solutions, to support their growth today, and in the future.”

EY will continue to work closely with SAS' research and development organization to collaborate on the development of new analytics offerings and expand its solution portfolio to address industry-led and globally-relevant client challenges.

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About SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

The Canadian subsidiary of SAS has been in operation since 1988. Headquartered in Toronto, SAS employs more than 300 people across the country at its Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montréal offices. For more information, please visit www.sas.com/canada

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY is proudly celebrating 150 years in Canada. For more information, please visit ey.com/ca. Follow us on Twitter @EYCanada.

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