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Central Access enters agreement with SAS

RIDGELAND — SAS’ Education Practice has entered into an ambassador agreement with Ridgeland-based Central Access Corporation to support improved information resources for K-12 administrators, while enhancing marketing and development opportunities for both companies. Terms were not disclosed.

Central Access, which has served the state’s schools for more than 50 years, focuses on technology systems supporting school finances and student information.

SAS said envisions working with Central Access to enhance hosted offerings such as SAS OnDemand for K-12, a solution enabling school administrators to make data-driven decisions across their districts. SAS OnDemand for K-12 includes access to SAS’ data warehousing and integration software.

SAS’ Education Practice has worked with Central Access on a test case in Mississippi that has yielded operable knowledge for one school system. In formalizing its relationship with Central Access, SAS hopes to further enhance its development efforts, and be ready to work with more schools in Mississippi in reaching their goals with data-driven decision making, said Armistead Sapp, head of SAS’ Education Practice.

Central Access president Jay Milam said, “This agreement with SAS will advance our goal to help Mississippi schools progress and improve. We encourage innovative ideas from our employees and listen to the needs of our customers, and we believe this partnership moves us all forward.”

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