Why did your company select SAS for data analytics?
I chose it because a top consulting firm recommended that we buy software or hire more people. So, we bought software and they recommended three options, which were the same top three Gartner matrix recommended products for campaign management. The three were SAS, Unica, and Primo. I looked at all three and I liked the BI toll for SAS the best.
What was your process for selecting Qualex Consulting Services to work with?
Since we’re a gaming company, we to go through our vendor licensing and get a gaming license and SAS professional services couldn’t do that because they’re privately held, and they can’t disclose their financials. Therefore, I needed a company who would go through a distributor, EIS, and my salesperson recommended Qualex.
Can you tell me about the scope of the project in terms of what Qualex Consulting Services did?
They did the installation. They also built fire campaigns and fire reports, and then provided training afterward.
Was the training effective?
The training went well. They did it onsite. However, the people they trained left and so they had to do it again. We have a maintenance contract with them, so we still work with them every month.
Can you give us a sense of the initiatives, in either dollar terms or personnel hours?
It’s $1,500 a month for 10 hours of maintenance work. They’re really cheap and good.
When was the project completed?
It took their team 16 weeks, and they finished in late March.