Analytics as a Service (AaaS)
Analytics as a Service (AaaS) is an initiative under development, anticipated to be available in FY17.
The offering is intended to be a turnkey analytics solution enabling a more extensive, yet simplified, level of visibility into procurement spend across the federal government, as well as within individual agencies. While still taking shape, AaaS is anticipated to be a government-wide shared service platform equipped with COTS analytics tools, fed by multiple data sources that will leverage advanced data mining and analytics methods.
GSA aims to consolidate the currently available wide range of disparate analytic products and services into one governmentwide service solution. Participating agencies would have access to an extensive array of data, pricing information and a number of other features. GSA intends to provide data management services to agencies at any stage of the spectrum.