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Chartis: SAS a category leader in enterprise fraud technology

Robust data orchestration and advanced analytics capabilities underpinned by a single underlying platform distinguish SAS’ anti-fraud offering

MARLOW, UK (April 20, 2021) – In the latest chapter of SAS’ decades-long narrative of innovation in financial services, Chartis has named the analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) giant a RiskTech Quadrant® Category Leader in enterprise fraud solutions. SAS is the marketplace’s most consistent leader, maintaining its position as a Category Leader in enterprise fraud management since the quadrant debuted in 2013.

“The industry flocked to new technologies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in e-payments and mobile banking, triggering a wave of digital fraud many were unprepared to combat,” said Phil Mackenzie, Senior Research Specialist at Chartis. “Against this backdrop, flexibility and agility have been important to SAS’ solution – and several other key functions, including simplified data management and real-time transaction scoring, can help financial firms achieve enterprise-wide monitoring on one platform.”

The Vendor Analysis report is based on Chartis’ quadrant report, Financial Crime Risk Management Systems: Enterprise Fraud; Market Update and Vendor Landscape, 2021, published in February. That report evaluated the completeness and market potential of 20 top RiskTech and FinTech vendors’ enterprise fraud management offerings. Among other categories, SAS earned high ratings in:

  • Advanced/proprietary fraud detection techniques.
  • Real-time transaction monitoring.
  • Behavioral monitoring.
  • Card fraud.
  • Mobile fraud.
  • Electronic payments fraud.
  • Libraries of prepackaged fraud rules.

The Vendor Analysis notes that SAS® Fraud Management “simplifies data integration, enabling users to combine all internal, external and third-party data, and is built to offer better predictive models tuned to organisations’ needs through optimised ML. By bringing together this functionality on a single technology platform, the solution gives users the flexibility to scale up or out as their business changes, and to respond faster to new threats as they arise.

Also, according to the Vendor Analysis, “SAS delivers the architecture that is most appropriate for the type of fraud an organisation is tackling – real-time payments, for example, and/or card fraud, application fraud and deposit monitoring. Each of these use cases requires a different approach to integration, data requirements, analytics, rules, and alert and case management. However, the underlying platform remains consistent in all instances.”

SAS has also earned analyst recognition for banking technology for anti-money laundering, model risk governance, credit risk 2.0, real-time interaction management and more.

“SAS’ longevity as an enterprise fraud Category Leader reflects continual advances to meet the market’s – and our customers’ – evolving needs,” said Alex Boothroyd, Senior Banking Fraud Solutions Specialists, SAS UK & Ireland. “However, the fraud landscape can change rapidly as we’ve witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s vital that financial institutions have the capabilities and agility to quickly identify new emerging threats and adapt their anti-fraud technology. Not only will this protect against losses from fraud and damage to reputation, but it will enhance customer experience.”