The SAS Customer Recognition Awards were created to recognize and reward SAS customers and partners around the globe who help us change the world through analytics. The awards will recognize customers and partners for their stand-out contributions over the past year. Not only do the awards celebrate our customers and partners, but they also highlight all the fantastic work they have accomplished. The winners will be announced at SAS Explore 2023 in Las Vegas, NV and each first-place winner will receive one trip to the event*, a SAS trophy, SAS swag and a social tile to promote their win. We will ask each first-place winner to create a short video to describe their winning submission.
*Please visit the SAS Customer Recognition Awards site for all the program details, rules and to submit an entry.
The SAS Customer Recognition Awards live on the SAS Support Community, which allows customers to submit photos, documents and videos with their entry and allows us to do online voting. Winners will be chosen based on a combination of public votes and judging panel votes.
Submit Entry Dates: April 3, 2023 – June 2, 2023
Voting Dates: June 12, 2023 – June 23, 2023
Panel Judging Dates: June 26, 2023 – June 30, 2023
Winners Notified: July 24, 2023
First Place Winners Announced: September 14, 2023 at SAS Explore (complete winner list posted in the SAS Support Community.)
Winners: First place, second place, third place (pending quantity of entries)
Categories that accept nominations
(Votes by customers combined with scores from a judging panel determine winners.)
Distinguished Partner: Awarded to a SAS partner that exceeded the customer's expectations and was essential in the customer's success.
SAS Analytics Explorers Advocate: Awarded to a SAS customer who is leveraging the SAS Analytics Explorers program to grow their skills, their career and/or their network.
Community Uplift Award: Awarded to a SAS customer who has made an impact in their community at large using SAS products.
Innovative Problem Solver: Awarded to a SAS customer who uses SAS in innovative ways to solve a business problem.
Professional Growth Award: Awarded to a SAS customer who leverages SAS resources for personal professional development or for developing their team.
Rookie of the Year: Awarded to a new SAS customer (within the last 5 years) that is using SAS to make a positive impact at their organization.
ROI Rock Star: Awarded to a SAS customer demonstrating the greatest business benefit and return on investment (ROI) using SAS products.
Curious Thinker: Awarded to a SAS customer who embodies curiosity, one of SAS' guiding principles.
Visual Storyteller: Awarded to a SAS customer who has mastered the art of using data visualizations to help educate their company and tell a story about their data.
Categories where winners are selected by SAS
Customer Impact Award – Public Sector: Awarded to a public sector customer who has had the most impact through a willingness to share their analytics journey, successes and lessons learned with others.
Customer Impact Award – Private Sector: Awarded to a private sector customer who has had the most impact through a willingness to share their analytics journey, successes and lessons learned with others.
SAS Support Community Hero: A customer that answers a lot of questions in Communities and goes above and beyond helping other users on the SAS Support Community.
Regional User Group MVP: Awarded to a Regional User Group leader demonstrating a dedicated passion for the success of user group members.
User Feedback Award: Awarded to a customer who provides valuable feedback on SAS products and has been an essential reference for product improvements. Their feedback is high-quality, provides examples and is reliable.
Valuable Voice: Awarded to a customer who has consistently engaged in our Inner Circle surveys over the last year and provided value feedback on our products and services.
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Announcing the SAS Customer Recognition Awards was published on SAS Users.