SAS BI & Analytics

SAS BI & Analytics

A suite of integrated BI and Analytics solutions from SAS

4.3/5 (31 reviews)

SAS BI & Analytics Overview

SAS Business Intelligence & Analytics is an Enterprise BI platform encompassing six key products. Including SAS Enterprise BI Server, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Office Analytics, SAS Visual Statistics and crucially, SAS Visual Analytics – the seamlessly integrated suite provides “limitless” BI tool and feature sets. SAS Visual Analytics resides at its core, facilitating visual data exploration, identifying business data patterns, relationships and rapid insights from interactive visualizations. Find metrics vital to forecasting and predicting trends, utilising dashboard-based environments to generate distribution-ready reports all from one place. With SAS Visual Statistics, a rich drag-and-drop interface enables the creation of descriptive and predictive models, with platform support for Hadoop, Teradata, Greenplum, SAP HANA and Oracle databases.

SAS Office Analytics aids collaboration by surfacing results and analytics insights into Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook and Excel – valuable for sharing ideas between workflows and teams. This emphasis on easy, fast data access and reporting then extends beyond the office to keep Business Intelligence informed and refreshed while on the move. As part of the SAS Visual Analytics solution, SAS Mobile BI is a companion app available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Access reports and dashboards at anytime while leveraging multi-touch gesture support to navigate data, reports and report elements such as graphs, tables, KPIs and data grids.

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

SAS BI & Analytics Reviews

Overall rating
4.3/5
87% positive reviews
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Tapan J.

SAS BI - Scalable and Comprehensive BI Tool

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/01/29
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It's Visual Data Exploration capabilities to visualize the data and find patterns quickly is amazing. The features such as heat maps helps us understand where most of the traffic for an advertiser is coming from and helps the advertiser to target the customers more effectively. Creating Dashboards doesn't require a lot of technical know how and anyone can start making dashboards. Also, these dashboards and reports simplifies collaboration as different people are able to share their comments by directly commenting on the visuals or charts.
Another feature which interests me is that it allows to integrate with other open source platforms like R.

Cons

Such a comprehensive set of features with a brand like SAS obviously comes with a price but I find the price to be over the top for the small and medium organizations. Only a few open source platforms are supported and lot of common ones used by a lot of smaller organizations have been left out. Further, user interface looks dated and needs a facelift to match other players like Tableau.

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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Donald W.

Very powerful, flexible, and works with all third parties we need.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/07/23
Review Source: Capterra

The ability to connect with all third parties (that we use) and merge their data together in one system then analyze the structured information in a consistent and reliable way makes SAS Business Intelligence a very powerful system. The ability to run code that we made 10 years ago is also very nice.

Pros

The ability to connect with all third parties (that we use) and merge their data together in one system then analyze the structured information in a consistent and reliable way makes SAS Business Intelligence a very powerful system. The ability to run code that we made 10 years ago is also very nice.

Cons

The complexity and inconstancy of the product is not always the most desirable. Often times doing similar things requires very different approaches. SAS Business Intelligence has been around for such a long time that different "procs", as they are called in their system, often have extreme variance in syntax.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

My job is to test the best BI software and make sales advice,this program is suitable for the market

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/04/10
Review Source: Capterra

It is one of the most intuitive software I've ever tried, very user friendly and very efficient (both usability and ease)

Pros

Excellent visualization tools such as heat maps, all in all is an easy software because it does not require long training sessions (for the front end is very intuitive), everyone can do dashboard autonomously (once the programmer has prepared the cloud data and standard fields). Excellent feature that allows users to share comments directly on the charts (on the Qlik suite is not possible for example)

Cons

It would be interesting to add the tool to create stories, or dynamic presentations (such as power point), obviously the price is high (like the most BI software), so it makes the software suitable only for large companies. The minimum requirements for accommodating the engine on the server are high

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9.0/10

powerful tool for data analytics and data visualization

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/16
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I have a great experience with this tool as this is very easy to use and EDA(Exploratory Data Analysis) through charts are very much effective and attractive

Pros

Coding is pretty much easy and visualization is best. Also, customer support is high and It can fetch billions of records for processing and processing speed is very high.

Cons

Only one factor which makes negative about this product is the price, which is really very high. For which Tableau and R can work together for giving the same results.

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9.0/10

Powerful but dated

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/05
Review Source: Capterra

Good stuff. Dated but works.
Nothing to brag about, but checks all the right boxes

Pros

SAS is what started the party. It's so much faster than the legacy of Cobol and mainframe based packages.
Love the advanced features and the power.

Cons

Licences are expensive.
If you are using SQL you miss Moss of the raw power.
SAS procs arenot the most I tuitive.
And most importantly, newer packages re after 10x or more quicker.
Eg. IBM aginity netezza

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SAS BI & Analytics Pricing

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Pricing only available on personalized quote request.

SAS BI & Analytics Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Visual Analytics

  • API
  • Charting
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Third Party Integration
  • Trend Analysis

Additional information for SAS BI & Analytics

Key features of SAS BI & Analytics

  • Create ad hoc analytics dashboards
  • Create predictive models with SAS Visual Statistics
  • Create storyboards or narratives to share ideas and insights
  • Design reports once, then distribute and publish anywhere
  • Explore data and find patterns from rich visual insights
  • Monitor key BI metrics, view analytics and share reports
  • Produce ad hoc distribution-quality reports
  • SAS Mobile BI companion app for iOS and Android
  • Send visual insights into Office apps like Outlook and Excel
  • Visually identify metrics, outliers, correlations & patterns

Benefits

  • Visual Data Exploration creates compelling visuals to make BI data exploration more intuitive, aiding the more rapid identification of trends, patterns and relationships.

  • Use SAS Visual Analytics to find metrics crucial to predicting trends and outcomes, while ensuring complex analytics remain easy to understand.

  • Interactive reporting and dashboard features provide a self-service approach, enabling ad hoc reporting without the need for outside IT support.

  • SAS Visual Statistics utilizes distributed, in-memory processing for creating and editing descriptive and predictive data models via a drag-and-drop interface.

  • Collaborate and share data more freely between teams or workflows by sending visual insights to Microsoft Office apps with SAS Office Analytics.

  • SAS Mobile BI app freely available for iOS and Android integrates with SAS Visual Analytics to offer remote access to reports and dashboards.
  • SAS BI & Analytics FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for SAS BI & Analytics.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does SAS BI & Analytics offer?

    SAS BI & Analytics offers the following pricing plans:

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Pricing only available on personalized quote request.

    Q. What are the main features of SAS BI & Analytics?

    SAS BI & Analytics offers the following features:

    • Create ad hoc analytics dashboards
    • Create predictive models with SAS Visual Statistics
    • Create storyboards or narratives to share ideas and insights
    • Design reports once, then distribute and publish anywhere
    • Explore data and find patterns from rich visual insights
    • Monitor key BI metrics, view analytics and share reports
    • Produce ad hoc distribution-quality reports
    • SAS Mobile BI companion app for iOS and Android
    • Send visual insights into Office apps like Outlook and Excel
    • Visually identify metrics, outliers, correlations & patterns

    Q. Who are the typical users of SAS BI & Analytics?

    SAS BI & Analytics has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises

    Q. What languages does SAS BI & Analytics support?

    SAS BI & Analytics supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Q. What type of pricing plans does SAS BI & Analytics offer?

    We do not have any information about what SAS BI & Analytics pricing plans

    Q. Does SAS BI & Analytics support mobile devices?

    SAS BI & Analytics supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does SAS BI & Analytics integrate with?

    SAS BI & Analytics integrates with the following applications:

    DataTap

    Q. What level of support does SAS BI & Analytics offer?

    SAS BI & Analytics offers the following support options:

    Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials