SAS Visual Analytics software


25 reviews(4.0/5)
25 reviews(4.0/5)

SAS Visual Analytics is a cloud-based Business Intelligence solution designed for businesses of all sizes across various industries. Accounting and CPA firms, advertising agencies, banking institutions, manufacturing companies, government entities, technology companies, and several others can tailor the solution to accommodate their needs. The solution can also be deployed on-premise.

Key features 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 provided to assist analytical data mining.

SAS Visual Analytics can also be accessed via mobile devices. Support is offered via phone, email and through an online knowledge base.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Donald from Agriculture Financial Services Corporation

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    July 2018

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

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    SAS VA is very easy to use. Drag and drop interface to create charts and tables.

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    Better decision making. Getting more from our data. Do not need to think about all the possibilities before publishing charts and tables: let the user decide.

    Pros

    Very easy to use. All necessary charts are there, and more. It is very simple to add data and then to add more calculated fields. Since data is in memory, everything is fast. You make a change to a filter and your new chart is there. You can start with the Visual Analytics module, and grow from there.

    Cons

    The security features, which seems more than adequate, are sometimes harder to use. It is not easy to see what amount of storage your are currently using with all the stocked data.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Piyush from Department of Revenue- Wisconsin Lottery

    June 2018

    SAS Business Intelligence Suite is an extra ordinary software to deal with everythng related to data

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    It is complete BI suite. You can do everything with Data.

    Pros

    I am using this since last 8 years and you can do everything with data using SAS BI.
    I have used it for ETL, reports and for modelling but we can created dashboards and so many other other things.

    Cons

    Biggest disadvantage is cost factor. SAS is quite costly and small organisations cannot really afford it. Now we have freewares in market like python and R replacing SAS.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Abhaysingh from School of accountancy, W.P.Carey, ASU

    Specialty: Engineering

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2018

    Smart Analytics with SAS

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    Value for Money

    It's must learn software for management, and supply chain students.

    Pros

    This software is widely used in the industry. It has numerous sets of analytic tools which are used to accomplish various goals in IT industry.

    Cons

    The most important drawback is, this software is not free. It's very renowned tool but its certifications are really expensive.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Onur from BluTV

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    SAS : Kind of heavy analytical tool

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    Pros

    It has lots of out-of-box packages. Before open-source era it was some kind of industry standart. It plays well with big data.

    Cons

    Open source platforms are becoming popular. It's still too expensive. Post-sales support is not good.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

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

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    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

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tapan from Criteo

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    January 2018

    SAS BI - Scalable and Comprehensive BI Tool

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Larry from Oklahoma State University

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    August 2017

    The best of the best

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    Pros

    Easy to use, more features and auxiliary components than you could ever wish for, great customer service and technical support.

    Cons

    I cannot think of many cons for this product. The only thing that might be considered a con is the server architecture required.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • martino from Generali

    July 2017

    I used this platform for some years in my previous work experience as administrator/developer user.

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    Pros

    - a real user friendly tool
    - wide range of software and different types of installation
    - great customer support

    Cons

    - Considering the costs, maybe not so accessible (quite high license price) compared to other statistical software but anyway the quality of the tools is really high.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Akash from Cognizant

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    July 2017

    A treat to the eyes while looking upon the pretty dashboards

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    A better deal in comparison to MS Excel. Also better than Tableau reader but somewhat lesser than Tableau full package.

    Pros

    It is easy to use and very handy. One can make stunning dashboards using it without much expertise. It is equally good for novice and pro. Data connection process is smooth. Overall 4/5

    Cons

    Support is not up to the mark. Installation is messy but that is only for single time. Interface doesn't look that good.

  • Nadia from Sabadell

    April 2017

    Top software for big data analytics

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    SAS has a wide range of products, making it kind of complex, but at the same time powerful and adaptive. now they're moving to the cloud, and that it's going to make things faster,and lighter. I 've worked with them for many years, and I wouldn't change. Also service support is more than great here in Spain.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Steven from KOM International

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2017

    Sas for business analytics

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    We have been using SAS since the 1980's We like it, but find it pricy for a small firm such as ourselves

    Pros

    Feature rich

    Cons

    Tough to learn

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Richard from AFSC

    February 2017

    sas base review

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    It's really been awesome. As I can remember, I told a colleague sometime back, before I got into SAS that, his problem would have been better solved if i had a package with programming abilities, as he wanted me to do some analysis for him. I found out later when I got into SAS that, it was exactly the package I was talking about. I haven't regretted at all using SAS.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Olayinka from Education

    February 2017

    Excellent with no objection

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    This software is excellent in relation to every segment of business intelligence. It covers every aspect of our business and provides the opportunity synergize.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Scott from TD Canada Trust

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    February 2017

    Incredible

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    This product is the best there is. very user friendly. and very efficient. The ui is so easy to use. Love this product.

    Pros

    easy

    Cons

    Nothing yet, but I will certainly be vocal, if I have a bad experience.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • John from CIBC

    February 2017

    Cheers to a great product!

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    N/A

    I have not used it, but it's a great product. It will be less development time for organizations, and benefit to all users.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Swapnil from California State University

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    February 2017

    Not a great product

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    There are many visualization tools in the market far better than this product. they should make it more user-friendly. For instance, Tableau works best for visualization with easy drag and drop solutions.

    Pros

    Easy to use Sas data sets for visualizations

    Cons

    Not user friendly

  • Barry from Equitable Life & Casualty

    Specialty: Insurance

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    February 2017

    Capacity for Huge Data Sets Good for Actuaries

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    Value for Money

    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.

    Pros

    The commitment to quality and innovation by the SAS organization that stands behind the product.

  • Prajakta from binghamton university

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    January 2017

    BI with Analytics

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    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.

    Pros

    Amazing Analytics

    Cons

    Can have better visualizations.

  • saj from NJTPA

    Specialty: Travel, Transportation & Logistics

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    January 2017

    Best BI product

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    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.

    Pros

    Ease of learning. Provides easy learning mechanisms for people with knowledge of SQL.

    Cons

    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.

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