SAS Visual Analytics Software


 

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.

 

SAS Visual Analytics - Data exploration
 
  • SAS Visual Analytics - Data exploration
    Data exploration
  • SAS Visual Analytics - Forecasting
    Forecasting
  • SAS Visual Analytics - Interactive reporting
    Interactive reporting
  • SAS Visual Analytics - Mobile BI
    Mobile BI
  • SAS Visual Analytics - Analyze text & social media
    Analyze text & social media
  • SAS Visual Analytics - Multiple device support
    Multiple device support
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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Abhaysingh from School of accountancy, W.P.Carey, ASU
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Smart Analytics with SAS

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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.

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Larry from Oklahoma State University
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

The best of the best

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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.

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Akash from Cognizant
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

July 2017

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.

 
 

Swapnil from California State University
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2017

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

Advice to Others

This product is good if you work on SAS programming only

 
 

Barry from Equitable Life & Casualty
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Capacity for Huge Data Sets Good for Actuaries

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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.

Advice to Others

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
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2017

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 Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Best BI product

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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.

Advice to Others

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

December 2016

December 2016

SAS Visual Analytics

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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.

Pros

Great for analytics

Cons

There can be improvements on the analytics front.

Advice to Others

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
Specialty: Government

September 2016

September 2016

Prepare dashboard and reports for ongoing campaigns

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Likes Best

The analytical power of the multiple options linked to different modules

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

Think about the gains of using low quality graphs while connecting it to the analytical power tools offered by SAS.

 
 
 
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November 2018

November 2018

SAS

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Easy to use, interface, powerful and effective

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Very high price, need more cheaper package s

Review Source: Capterra
 

Donald from Agriculture Financial Services Corporation
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

July 2018

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.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Piyush from Department of Revenue- Wisconsin Lottery

June 2018

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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Onur from BluTV
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

SAS : Kind of heavy analytical tool

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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.

Review Source: GetApp
 


April 2018

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tapan from Criteo
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

January 2018

January 2018

SAS BI - Scalable and Comprehensive BI Tool

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

martino from Generali

July 2017

July 2017

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

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- 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
 

Nadia from Sabadell

April 2017

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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

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

Advice to Others

Lower the price

Review Source: Capterra
 

Richard from AFSC

February 2017

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

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 Employees number: 10,000+ employees

February 2017

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.

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simply incredible

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from CIBC

February 2017

February 2017

Cheers to a great product!

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

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A from Brigham Young University

October 2016

October 2016

SAS is a Great Tool, but Lacks Compared to Other Products

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SAS is a great statistical software tool, but really lacks compared to other software out there. I find R and Python to be just as easy to use and are available for free. Looking at cost, R is superior to SAS.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mark Angelor Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

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Oriol from SAIMA Solutions - The Business Analytics Company
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2016

August 2016

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