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OCS Consulting retains its SAS Gold Partner status in 2018

‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, November 14, 2017 – OCS Consulting, an international IT Services and Consultancy organisation, announced that it will retain its SAS Gold Partner status in 2018. Again, OCS Consulting has met all criteria to be a SAS Gold Partner.  The criteria required to achieve Gold Partner status includes a certain volume in SAS Software sales, holding a number of SAS certifications by its staff and earning SAS awarded Competency Badges. OCS Consulting is a Gold tier SAS partner and SAS Resell partner for the Dutch, Belgian and UK markets.

As an employer, OCS Consulting continuously invests in the knowledge and expertise of its staff. It strives to have all its consultants certified within their own domain, resulting in 70 SAS certifications across 12 different disciplines. In February 2017, it was the first partner in Europe and second in the world to earn all three competency badges offered by SAS. In addition, one of its senior consultants was awarded the SAS Community Super User status.

Competency badges are awarded by the SAS Partner Program to partners that demonstrate their organisation’s expertise in three major tracks: sales, technical sales and post-sales. Competency in all three tracks demonstrates that the partner not only has the expertise to sell SAS software licenses but also to install, configure, implement and administer the SAS software. On top of that, it recognises the expertise to use SAS software to produce insightful visualisations, generate predictive models, and integrate and improve the quality of data.

“OCS Consulting has an exceptional focus on delivering quality services. By having a team of over 45 SAS certified consultants, they have achieved 70 certificates in the fields of data management, visualisation and analytics,” said Kirsten Hurkens, Partner & ISV Manager at SAS.

About OCS Consulting
OCS Consulting (est. 1984) is an international IT consultancy with offices in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Our Dutch office is the group’s centre of excellence for SAS data analytics and business intelligence with strength in the Financial, Life Sciences, Retail, Utilities, Transport and Government sectors. OCS supports its clients with specialist services in data science, reporting, data integration, (bio) statistics and statistical programming. In many cases, OCS takes responsibility for the installation and configuration, implementation and administration of the SAS environments. Since 2008, OCS is a SAS Reseller Partner for all official SAS software licenses, including JMP®. We are unique in that we deliver all services necessary to get the best out of the SAS platform.

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