National Bank of Greece adds SAS and Microsoft Azure to improve efficiency

The National Bank of Greece (NBG) has added SAS and Microsoft to its business transformation plan to improve efficiency.
SAS for analytics needs of CIOsNBG selected the SAS platform and Microsoft Azure Cloud to address its complex business challenges efficiently.

The bank has established an enterprise analytics and decisioning engine, managed by the Business Analytics Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE acts as a catalyst in the bank’s effort to integrate new analytics technologies into specific daily operations. SAS Viya is helping NBG achieve CoE goals including operationalizing analytics.

“With the SAS Viya implementation in the cloud, we have significantly improved the CoE’s development of new analytics infrastructure by decreasing the costs and the complexity of processes,” said Pantelis Maraveas, Assistant General Manager of Retail Segments, Bank Analytics and Liability Products at NBG.

The self-service data mining, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities of SAS Viya, as well as the flexibility of Azure, also help the bank innovate faster by moving from design phases to rollout phases with increased efficiency. Developers use code from several different programming tools, such as Python, R, Java and Lua.

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