About SAS Global Communications

About SAS

We design, deploy and manage the networks on which our customers run their businesses in an increasingly digital world. We monitor tens of thousands of devices across 65 countries, and power managed services for some of the UK’s biggest ICT brands. 

 

32 years convergence experience
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20 years hybrid WAN experience
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Who we are

Founded:   1989

Headquarters:  Horsham, West Sussex, United Kingdom

No. employees:  120

Status:   Privately held

Chairman:   Colin Mattey

Turnover:    £20 million

No. customers:   250+

Coverage:    UK and International

Market focus:  Corporate mid-market and entry Enterprise

What we do

We design, deploy and manage the networks on which our customers run their businesses in an increasingly digital world.  We help them become more successful by providing innovative technology and excellent advice, by keeping our promises and going the extra mile.

Our SD WAN and SASE enabled global hybrid networks blend carriers and technologies to optimise cost and delivery.  Bonded 4G circuits deploy sites within days to mitigate circuit delays and guarantee critical dates.

Our world-leading management platform improves application performance by monitoring the entire application path, raising 95% of key issues proactively. End to end digital processes deliver Right First Time with clear, accurate bills.

We monitor tens of thousands of devices across 65 countries, and power managed services for some of the UK’s biggest ICT brands.  We strive to delight our customers and are proud to have achieved multiple awards and a Net Promoter Score over 70. 

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Services

Managed SD WAN & SASE

Managed Networks

4G Rapid Site Deployment

Network & Application Monitoring

Voice Services

SASnet Internet Services

SAS Gateway Services

Managed Firewall Services

Managed Cisco Umbrella

Managed Cisco DUO MFA

Infrastructure Readiness Services

Managed Applications

Why choose SAS to manage  your network?

We design for end user experience

We design around users, their applications and our clients’ priorities, so their networks truly deliver the user experience that they need

Our best-in-class process and resource delivers right first time

We have developed a best-in-class process to Consult, Design, Deploy and Support, and we have resourced it with the best expertise available, to guarantee that clients get precisely the network they need, delivered right first time

We can connect sites in days, not months

Customers increasingly need sites deployed rapidly, but most fixed line technologies take months to deliver.  Our reliable bonded 4G circuits can deliver up to 40 Mbps in two days

Our Hybrid Network gives reach, rapid deployment and performance - cost effectively

Our platform and our carrier independence lets us blend multiple vendors and access technologies to meet client needs anywhere in the world. We offer the most advanced
SD-WAN and SASE networks.

We identify and solve problems faster by seeing the whole application path

Most suppliers can see when a link is down, some can see when it's over-utilised.

We can tell clients which application, user or device is the root cause of the problem, and follow the path of an application across the network

We are easy to do business with

Clients love working with SAS.  Our Net Promoter Score is consistently over 70. 

Partners

As a managed service provider, we provide an end to end service but this is underpinned by a broad range of best of breed partners. We specialise in multi-carrier, hybrid networks, so most of our networks draw from a range of carriers. Similarly, we are agnostic about network vendors so we've partnered with a range of best of breed vendors to suit the wide range of needs our customers have. Here's a sample of some of our partners.

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talk talk business
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Awards

We're a multi award winning business. Our awards reflect the innovation that we have created over many years. Our innovations directly help everyone of our customers to be more successful.

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Accreditations

ISO-9001

ISO 9001

Certification endorses our consistent performance and service levels alongside the quality of our processes at all levels.

ISO 9001-01

ISO 27001

Certification allows us to specify and deliver ICT products and services which meet international quality and information security standards.

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ISO 22301

Ensures we develop and implement a resilient business continuity plan, safeguarding the interests of our customers, employees and our business

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ISO 45001

Provides SAS with a recognisable Health & Safety management system to protect our staff, and also minimise risk for both our employees and customers.

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PRINCE2

Our policy is to employ Project Managers who are trained and accredited in Prince 2 so that they bring a professional and consistent application of best practice methodologies.

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ITIL

We employ ITIL practices in the design, management and implementation of all of our ICT services

Customers

We have a wide range of customers across every sector. We serve businesses of any size, any sector, around the globe. Although many of our customers are UK headquartered and because our customers are buying managed services, the majority of them are mid-sized. The one thing we can say about our customers is that they love doing business wth us which is why we have a Net promoter of over 70. Here's a representative sample of customers to give you a feel for the types of businesses we support.

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customer logos16
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customer logos13
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Energy-Assets-Customer-Logos12
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Our customers love...

  • Our responsiveness
  • Level of support
  • Customer Service
  • Stability
  • Resilience
  • Security of our solutions
  • Technical skills
  • Competence

We’re valued as their strategic partner and an extension of their team.

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Dennis Eagle

Meraki SD WAN drives down deployment costs

 

“My team is limited; having SAS manage the network gives us the confidence that if something goes wrong, someone with specialist knowledge will be on hand around the clock to address it.”

Maciej Jozefiak
IT Manager

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Barratt Developments

Barratt modernises site & sales office IT process with an outsourced solution from SAS

 

“One of the greatest benefits we’ve seen from our relationship so far is having a partner we’ve got faith in. We have confidence that they’ll get it right and get it done right-first-time round. I do feel that we’re in a safe pair of hands.”

Ade Brant
Group IT Director

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Digraph

Digraph drives down costs and ramps up sales

 

“We now have a scalable, cost-efficient network template for opening new branches. We’ve also got a service partner that can give us advice and practical solutions and provide skills we don’t have in-house so for me, in the future, the way we work with SAS today should remain the same.”

Ash Chauhan
IT Consultant

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A14 Joint venture

31km of greenfield connectivity and a BYOD and BYOCD facility for 650 users over multi-SIM 4G

 

“We’re in an environment that’s changing fairly frequently so speed of mobilisation is key. Without SAS’s 4G WAN solution, we wouldn’t have been operational in the time frame; with delays on the fibre installation affecting every site, the whole project would have been at least three months late in starting.”

James Morgan
Head of IT Infrastructure

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metro bank

Metro Bank relies on SAS network to support 40% increase in number of stores.

 

“The greatest impact of having SAS onboard is their proactivity – they have become part of the Metro Bank being,” said John. “If I phone SAS, I’ll get a positive response no matter what I ask. They don’t need to build a big commercial model to do this. SAS is partnering on the technical side.”

John Rabbetts,
Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations

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Princes

SAS designed and implemented a hybrid WAN solution to engineer a smooth transition to AWS

 

“The most notable outcome is that we’ve double our SAP performance and halved the cost. That’s made a big difference to the business and allowed people to be more productive. Instead of sitting at the hourglass when reports are being run, reports are now instant.”

Arwel Owen
Enterprise Systems Manager

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uk distillery firm

Real-time network monitoring helps UK Distillery Firm plan for UX led Application services.

 

“We’re now directly monitoring the network via an SAS node on the WAN.  This is so much better than before, when we had a single point of failure and would lose polling data whenever the internet connection or Data Centre was unavailable”

James
IT Project Manager

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European Bank real estate arm

After a critical network failure, a SAS bonded 4G WAN solution was installed and working within five days, restoring all site connectivity.

 

“The way SAS manages the implementation and delivery of service is the single biggest reason I’d recommend the company. Throughout this project, there was constant communication with me and the delivery of each communications solution was near perfect, first time.”

Peter
Head of IT

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MENTIONS & TESTIMONIALS

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In addition to its technical expertise and track record in supporting businesses similar to ours. SAS's values and focus on customer service meant it was a great cultural fit for Metro Bank.

John Rabbetts
Metro Bank

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The service from SAS has been exceptional. Their skills, their friendly and professional manner and their diligent support have contributed a great deal to our success.
  

Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia
Euro Car Parts

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What I love about you guys, is that you make me look good. Whenever there's a problem, it's always YOU that tells ME and you're already fixing it.
  

Max Hammond
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Summary

  • Leading managed services provider for SME and corporate mid-market
  • Managing over 250 customer networks in over 65 countries
  • Leader in hybrid networking – 4G/5G globally
  • Thought-leader in SD-WAN and SASE
  • Leader in monitoring and managing the end user experience – Network, Infrastructure and Application
  • Leader in Proactive and Predictive management – 95% proactive
  • Loyal and growing customer base
  • Net promoter score consistently over 70
  • Strong channel partnerships with vendors and carriers
  • Experienced management team and stable workforce
  • Excellent financial metrics

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