SAS Institute

SAS Business Intelligence

4 / 5 18 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

SAS Visual Analytics is suitable for SMB or large organization in all industries. Small team, departmental, multiple business units or enterprise grade usage is targeted.


Average Ratings

18 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $8,000.00/year
  • Pricing Details
    SAS Visual Analytics pricing is based on total number of processor cores.
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • SAS Institute
  • www.sas.com
  • Founded 1976
  • United States

About SAS Business Intelligence

Get the right insights to anyone who needs it. Integrate and discover data on your own. Create and share interactive reports. Spark your curiosity with easy-to-use analytics. And monitor key metrics so when something goes awry, you'll know why and what to do about it.


SAS Business Intelligence Features

  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Analytics
  • Content Management
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Filtered Views
  • OLAP
  • Relational Display
  • Simulation Models
  • Visual Discovery
  • Dashboard
  • ETL - Extract / Transfer / Load
  • Metadata Management
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Web Services
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Collaboration
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drill Down
  • Financial Reports
  • Marketing Reports
  • OLAP
  • Projections
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Analytics
  • File Management
  • Forecasting
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series
  • Visualization

SAS Business Intelligence Reviews Recently Reviewed!

The best of the best

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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

Jul 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

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.

A treat to the eyes while looking upon the pretty dashboards

Jul 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Top software for big data analytics

Apr 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

Sas for business analytics

Apr 05, 2017
1/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Feature rich

Cons: Tough to learn

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

Recommendations to other buyers: Lower the price

sas base review

Feb 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

Excellent with no objection

Feb 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

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

Incredible

Feb 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy

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

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

Recommendations to other buyers: simply incredible

Cheers to a great product!

Feb 28, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality

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

Not a great product

Feb 21, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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

Recommendations to other buyers: This product is good if you work on SAS programming only

Capacity for Huge Data Sets Good for Actuaries

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

BI with Analytics

Jan 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Comments: 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.

Best BI product

Jan 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Globally, SAS is still the market leader in available corporate jobs. Most of the big organizations still work on SAS

SAS Visual Analytics

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: See what is it that you want to accomplish by using the visual analytics tool before deciding which one you want to buy.

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

Oct 12, 2016
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

Prepare dashboard and reports for ongoing campaigns

Sep 15, 2016
3/5
Overall
2.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
2.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The analytical power of the multiple options linked to different modules

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

Jul 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Aug 26, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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