PRESS RELEASE SAS Competency Badges

OCS Consulting First Partner in Europe to Earn All Major SAS® Competency Badges
Badges earned for analytics, data management, and visualisation

‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, February 15, 2017 – OCS Consulting, an international IT Services and Consultancy organisation, today announced that it is the first partner in Europe and second in the world to earn all three competency badges offered by SAS Institute. SAS competencies are held by SAS partner organisations by having credentialed consultants in all six tracks — Sales, Technical Sales, Programming, Installation and Configuration, Implementation, and Administration – in a particular competency category.

“We are delighted to see that our continuous investment in SAS software expertise is recognised. We are committed to ensure that we remain leading edge in the implementation of the SAS Business Intelligence platform to increase business value for our clients,” said Yves Poriau, General Manager of OCS Consulting Netherlands.

OCS Consulting is a Gold-level SAS partner and Resell partner for the Dutch market. Competency badges are awarded by the SAS Partner Program to partners who demonstrate their organisation’s expertise in three major categories across three tracks: sales, technical sales and post-sales. Competency in all three tracks demonstrates that the partner has the expertise to sell SAS software licenses; use SAS software to produce insightful visualisations, generate predictive models and integrate and improve the quality of data; and program, install, configure, implement and administer SAS software.

“We are proud to acknowledge OCS Consulting is the first SAS partner in Europe and second in the world to obtain all three competency badges.” said Michael Gomes, Manager SAS Consulting Services at OCS Consulting.

“OCS Consulting has an exceptional focus on delivering quality services. It speaks for itself that they have a team of over 35 SAS certified consultants, that all together, have achieved 50 certificates in the fields of data management, visualisation and analytics,” said Patricia Auroy, North West Europe Director Alliance & Channel at SAS.

About OCS Consulting
OCS Consulting is one of the market leaders in SAS consultancy in the Netherlands. Offering specialist services for data analysis and reporting, business intelligence, data management, and data integration, OCS has been supporting clients in sectors such as life sciences, financial services, retail, and government since its inception in 1998. For more information, please visit our website at www.ocs‑

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Michael Gomes