SAS Visual Analytics

About SAS Visual Analytics

SAS Visual Analytics is our flagship offering for self-service data preparation, visual discovery, interactive reporting, and dashboards--as well as easy-to-use analytics--with governance. SAS Visual Analytics allows non-technical users to create, share and execute BI and Analytics workflows for interactive reporting and free-form exploration. The primary functional components supported by SAS Visual Analytics are:

• Self-service Data Preparation
• Data Exploration & Analytics including Augmented Analytics
• Interactive Reporting
• Location Analytics
• Conversational AI through chatbots on SAS Conversation Designer
• Automated Explanation using Natural Language
• Outlier Detection for report consumers
• Data Explain for report consumers

Visual Analytics support sharing and collaboration of insights to decision makers as they make collective decisions as part of their tasks or process or jobs, including in embedded insights using APIs and SDKs. The goal is for everybody to take decisive action and stay agile as market conditions change and business needs demand a quick response.


Key benefits of SAS Visual Analytics

SAS Visual Analytics gives you a single application for reporting, data exploration and analytics.

See the big picture – and underlying connections.
Quickly spot important relationships in your data using suggestions and clearly identified related measures. Use machine learning and natural language explanations to find, visualize and narrate stories and insights that are easy to understand and explain. Find out why something happened, examine all options and uncover opportunities hidden deep in your data. Automatically highlight key relationships, outliers, clusters and more to reveal vital insights that inspire action.

Turn seeing into understanding with dynamic visuals.
Create stunning interactive reports and dashboards. Quickly summarize key performance metrics and share them via the web and mobile devices. Executives and front-line staff can quickly interact with and collaborate on insights, slice and dice them to find their own answers, and better understand business performance.

Get answers backed by data, results driven by insight.
Easy-to-use predictive analytics enables even business analysts to assess possible outcomes and make smarter, data-driven decisions – no programming required. Smart algorithms reduce the need for manual experimentation. And you can work collaboratively with experts to focus on what’s most relevant.

Add the 'where' to the 'what.'
Add geographical context to your analyses and visualizations by combining traditional data with location data. Location analysis brings the “where” dimension to the forefront so you can analyze data in new ways to get the full picture before making decisions while identifying location-specific opportunities.

Streamline the discovery process.
Self-service data preparation gives business users the ability to import their own data, join tables, apply data quality functions, create calculated columns and more – all with drag-and-drop ease. By empowering users to access, combine, clean and prepare their own data in an agile – and trusted – way, SAS Visual Analytics facilitates faster, broader adoption of analytics for your entire organization.

Gain chat-enabled insights.
An intuitive, low-code visual interface enables you to create and deploy custom, natural language chatbots. Get text responses, access data, reports and visualizations, and even apply analytics and AI through a natural language, conversational interface. Configure bots within the SAS environment for easier access to insights, or connect to external services to roll them out to the world. Now getting insights from data is as easy as sending a message.

Leverage the best of both platforms.
Use Microsoft productivity tools from Microsoft 365 for seamless access to analytics from SAS. Drill down into your data, access and interact with reports in SAS Visual Analytics and embed insights in your Microsoft applications like Excel and Outlook. Then share them with your closest collaborators.


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Donald
Donald
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2018/07/23

The ability to connect with all third parties (that we use) and merge their data together in one...

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.

Tapan
Tapan
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

SAS BI - Scalable and Comprehensive BI Tool

Reviewed on 2018/01/29

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.

Sai
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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SAS Misrepresentative Sales Team

Reviewed on 2022/05/13

We love the software, however our experience with the sales team and return on our price point has...

We love the software, however our experience with the sales team and return on our price point has been very negative.

Pros

The software itself is very versatile and is extremely equipped for Cloud Based setup and use.

Cons

We are a women and minority owned small business who were extremely excited to become SAS software users in 2021. In spite of the high upfront cost to our small business (we paid $14,000+ for a year or use), we received a notification our software would be expiring less than five months after we had been connected to our technical setup representatives and had the software for less than six months.

This was after we had let the sales representative [SENSITIVE CONTENT] know that we were not ready to sign on until Q4. However, [SENSITIVE CONTENT] and his colleague [SENSITIVE CONTENT] stated we would lose our discounts and pressured us to sign stating we would be really helping out SAS' Q3 Closing sales.

We started early in good faith only to find out the people to help us get ready for setup weren't even provided to us until just before December. The SAS team stated our original technical onboarding person had an illness or emergency and then we didn't hear back with a new contact [SENSITIVE CONTENT] until about a month later. 

Sending an early licensing termination to us for software that the SAS company failed to provide a technical setup contact for until well past the first 60 days is fraudulent. 

In spite of our good faith sign up in Q3 based on the SAS sales teams statements, we were left post signing with no support from a technical setup representatives provided to us until two months later.

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Reasons for Switching to SAS Visual Analytics

Good Cloud Based Setup

Response from SAS Institute

Thank you so much for taking the time to share a business review; your feedback is important to us. We're so sorry you weren't satisfied with your SAS experience and want to follow up if you'd like to email [email protected] to ensure you receive the support you need. We appreciate you taking the time to help us improve our customer experience and look forward to assisting you.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

SAS for data wrangling

Reviewed on 2019/10/17

I am working as a full-time SAS developer in my current organization. SAS is easy to use and good...

I am working as a full-time SAS developer in my current organization. SAS is easy to use and good for data wrangling purposes. If your primary goal if to work on model development I would prefer other languages like python and R which has numerous libraries and free to use.

Pros

I worked as a Data wrangler and data scientist in my current organization. I like the ecosystem and customer support of SAS. It is easy to learn if you have basics SQL knowledge. It is faster than python/R. Preferred over open source if data privacy is a concern.

Cons

The user community is not so great as compared with another open-source. SAS is pretty expensive so companies are now switching to open sources like python and R.

Christhian
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Great Statistical tools

Reviewed on 2023/07/22

Good experience using SAS!!Recommend it!

Good experience using SAS!!Recommend it!

Pros

SAS is a great and powerful tools for analytic.

Cons

Although it is oriented for Analytics there's a lack of flexibility on the features.

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SAS Visual Analytics FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SAS Visual Analytics.

SAS Visual Analytics offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$8 000,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Pricing only available on personalized quote request.

SAS Visual Analytics has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

SAS Visual Analytics supports the following languages:

Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, European Portuguese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

SAS Visual Analytics supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

SAS Visual Analytics integrates with the following applications:

AWS CloudFormation, AWS CloudTrail, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodePipeline, AWS Config, AWS Direct Connect, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Key Management Service (KMS), AWS Management Console, AWS Secrets Manager, AWS Storage Gateway, AWS VPN, Amazon Aurora, Amazon EC2, Amazon EMR, Amazon Redshift, Amazon S3, C3, D3, Google Cloud, Google Cloud BigQuery, Google Cloud Compute Engine, Google Cloud Datastore, Google Cloud Load Balancer, Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, SAS Analytics Pro

SAS Visual Analytics offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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