ASR Analytics: Managing Complex Data with SAS Software

Jeremy Howard, Principal
The ubiquity of data and its increasing volume has driven organizations toward the adoption of multiple information systems. According to a recent research by the International Data Corporation (IDC), Big Data technology and services market is likely to see growth rate of 26.4 percent in CAGR by 2018. This phenomenon along with the advent of other technology trends such as cloud and digitalization further stresses on the need for statistical analysis and digitized reports that serve as a valuable source for business enterprises. Statistical Analysis System (SAS) software are thus sought to transform large amount of data into insights using business tools like visualization, mobile, dashboards, to create integrated and interactive reports. An expert in the fields of Business Intelligence (BI), predictive modeling, and data mining, ASR Analytics LLC (ASR), delivers high-end analytic consulting services to clients both in the public and private sectors through SAS software. “We strongly believe that data related complexities can be addressed by data analysis, internalizing the processes, and mining relevant information,” expresses Jeremy Howard, Principal, and ASR Analytics.

The firm combines the process to allow organizations to use data extracts for designing and building support system, decision making, and developing advancements in analytical applications that enable a quantum leap in performance of firms. Some of the services of ASR include managing disparate data into a single database that is robust, scalable, and optimized for analytics. Additionally, the organization deploys BI frameworks in enterprises software like SAP BusinessObjects, Cognos, SAS, and Tableau. The firm also constructs multi-dimensional Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) cubes or reports that support interactive visual analysis of data. There is an inbuilt warning system in the software that alerts the users during times of crisis, enabling proactive intervention. ASR’s stimulation models are designed to predict the impact of proposed changes and perform “What-if” analysis.


We strongly believe that data related complexities can be addressed by data analysis, internalizing the processes, and mining relevant information


Alongside these tasks, ASR engages in developing optimization models using multiple variables and constraints that assist clients for making decisions based on their resources.

In addition to their unique capabilities and specialization in the SAS arena, ASR is enriched with focus groups and interview groups that help build foundation knowledge and guides for quantitative research.

In one instance, ASR's Student Success Analytics (SSA) helped Davison County Community College (DCCC) for Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) reporting by tracking daily data changes for specific groups of students and academic program attributes in a time series for longitudinal analysis. DCCC was able to smoothly assess the performance of the cohort groups, identify the areas of improvement, and demonstrate their commitment to unique academic missions.

Moving ahead, ASR Analytics envisions further modifications of its services to enable its clients with better data visibility and management. The company also plans to focus on providing high-end analytic and management consulting services to help business executives and program managers to be able anticipate and analyze data to drive their business.

Company
ASR Analytics

Headquarters
Potomac, MD

Management
Jeremy Howard, Principal

Description
Delivers high-end analytic consulting services to clients both in the public and private sectors