SAS Visual Analytics is a Business Intelligence platform designed for companies in a wide array of industries. Accounting and CPA firms, advertising agencies, banking institutions, manufacturing companies, government entities, technology companies, and several others can tailor the software to accommodate their needs. Established companies of scaling sizes can implement the software to grow with them to the enterprise level.
Core functionalities of the system include dashboards and scorecards, ETL capabilities, online analytical processing, query and report writing, data mining and predictive analytics, and data warehousing. These applications can be offered as stand alone features, or within a fully-integrated suite. Users have access to interactive data discovery to visualize trends. Reporting and dashboards are also interactive to assist analytical data mining.
SAS Visual Analytics is browser agnostic. It can be accessed via mobile devices or desktops. The system can also be downloaded onto in-house servers.
Barry from Equitable Life & Casualty
Employees number: 51-200 employees
SAS has the capacity to handle large amounts of data from disparate sources and process that data seamlessly. Data sets of one billion records can be handled routinely by SAS. Further, the power of SAS's statistical tools is invaluable for actuaries that require a Business Intelligence tool to go beyond the 'sales by region' data visualization to provide predictive modeling functionality.
When considering SAS, it will be beneficial to perform a 'test drive' with as large a data set as possible. The goal of the testing should be to not only process the data set but to use the functionality within SAS to visualize the "story" behind the data.
Prajakta from binghamton university
Employees number: 201-500 employees
SAS visual analytics is a great tool. The quality of analytics is way better than the competitors like power bi, qlikview and others, along with decent visualizations.
Can have better visualizations.
saj from NJTPA
Specialty: Travel, Transportation & Logistics
Employees number: 11-50 employees
SAS has many software tools for many different purposes.With so many products available beyond base SAS, the match between their product line experience is great.
Ease of learning. Provides easy learning mechanisms for people with knowledge of SQL.
SAS has decent functional graphical capabilities. However, it is just functional. Any customization on plots are difficult and requires you to understand intricacies of SAS Graph package.
Globally, SAS is still the market leader in available corporate jobs. Most of the big organizations still work on SAS
Prabh jot from The George Washington University
Specialty: Software / Technology
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
I use SAS visual analytics tool and it is really handy. It offers a lot of functionalities like analytics which is limited in other BI Tools.
Great for analytics
There can be improvements on the analytics front.
See what is it that you want to accomplish by using the visual analytics tool before deciding which one you want to buy.
Henry from Canadapost
The analytical power of the multiple options linked to different modules
It is expensive and the product itself is far from the top ones on its category. the graphics look like created in excel and the interface is not the most user friendly.
Think about the gains of using low quality graphs while connecting it to the analytical power tools offered by SAS.