Demand for analytics software in Finland increased by over 50% in 2010

SAS Institute responds to growing demand by integrating Nordic and Baltic countries into one operating region and hiring new staff.

SAS Institute, a leader in business analytics software and services, is integrating the Nordic and Baltic countries into one operating region and preparing for an increase in demand for analytics software by taking on 50 new employees. In Finland the demand for analytics software increased by more than 50% in 2010, according to Matti Suutala, managing director of SAS Institute Finland.

“The solutions we produce for our customers are wider in scope, more complex and often cross national borders. By joining together as one region we can offer our clients flexible regional know-how from seven local offices,” says Bent Sorensen, regional director of SAS Institute.

SAS Institute is establishing three Centers of Excellence in the Nordic and Baltic region. These units will bring together experts from different countries to serve clients that operate across borders and also enable SAS Institute to compete for the biggest commissions. SAS Institute has 560 employees in the region and its turnover was EUR 150 million in 2010. IDC, Gartner and Forrester predict that the global demand for analytics software will increase by 7-8% in 2011.

Source: SAS Institute