SAS Analytics Pro is a cloud-based business intelligence solution that provides businesses functionalities to access, manipulate, analyze and present information. The solution features data mining and data visualization capabilities and also includes data access, transformation and reporting. It uses 4th generation programming language and supports SQL.
SAS Analytics Pro features statistical analysis and reporting capabilities. The statistical techniques are updated by the solution to reflect current methodologies. The solution also helps users to read data in common formats and files.
Analytics Pro helps users in data visualization, presentation and delivery by providing them various maps, graphs and charts. Additionally, it offers features such as geolocation analysis, cross-platform support and a prebuilt library of ready-to-use programs.
Services offered are billed on a per-user basis that includes support via phone, email, an online support portal and a knowledge base.
Abhaysingh from School of accountancy, W.P.Carey, ASU
Employees number: 51-200 employees
For recent graduates, this tool is a boon.
This is another master tool from SAS. It is very famous in the industry and most required to land a high paid jobs in this field.
Again it's a SAS product so it's not free rather expensive. Its certifications are also not easily available in the market.
Anders from Rgion Uppsala
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
You can write code och use menues. Fast for prototyping and data management. Will miss it if I goes to employer with other system.
Includes most stat algoritms you need.
You may need ETS also.
Larry from Oklahoma State University
Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees
This product is very easy to implement and even easier to use. The analysis tools provided are superior to any of SAS's competitors.
I cannot think of one con. The product is so easy to use and once you've developed your datasets, you can do almost anything. It does take planning to use properly, but using the SAS Datamanagement Process helps.
Nathan from Array Services Group
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services
SAS allows users free reign to manipulate, aggregate, and present their data any way they see fit. Not only does the software allow for seamless connection to internal databases, but it can also be used to create SAS datasets, ultimately taking the burden off of critical databases and minimizing risk to the company.
The learning curve and breadth of knowledge is very large. It takes a while for a user to become proficient with SAS and the training tools can be quite expensive for the small and medium size companies.
I recommend companies look at what is available besides SAS from subscription software down to free downloads. This will allow the company to really focus on what they want their software to achieve and what is available. Many are surprised by what it costs to get their analytics needs met, but we were particularly happy with the cost-benefit of choosing SAS. For the price, it is the best, but we didn't realize that until we need what else the market provided.