SAS Institute South Africa has announce the new membership of Quantec Research to its local reseller programme. Quantec is a locally-based consulting firm that specialises in financial and socio-economic database development, and brings to the partnership a unique value proposition and set of competencies.

Since 1994 Quantec has specialised in providing business and country intelligence, economic and financial data, quantitative analytical software, economic forecasting and consultancy services to its nearly 200 clients. Quantec currently services both the local and international markets in the NGO, tertiary education, government and finance sectors.
As a member of the reseller programme, the company will be able to take advantage of SAS’ training, certifications, user conferences and partner summits.
“With SAS as a partner we can offer the ultimate array of software solutions and applications available for the turnkey market,” says Claude van der Merwe, MD of Quantec. “With our understanding of the importance of positioning combined with SAS’ software solutions we will be unmatched in our potential to understand and analyse businesses, including on the forecasting and expansion potential front.”
As a specialist in risk analysis with a focus on forecasting, market segmentation and analysis, Quantec fills a niche in the Business Intelligence market, and is able to provide a highly focused service to its clients.
The SAS product offerings will offer Quantec the ability to bundle its own proprietary data with leading BI applications, allowing them to integrate SAS with their own in-house data to develop systems for risk analysis, bench marking, forecasting, market sizing, planning, and so forth.
“Quantec has strong software development, database, data warehouse, and quantitative analytical skills. This, when combined with an impressive client list and fantastic supplier relationships makes them ideal as a SAS reseller,” says Nathalie Ing, partner manager at SAS South Africa.
“We look forward to having them on board as part of our reseller programme,” she concludes.