SAS Business Intelligence reviews
door SAS Institute
Beoordeeld op 29-1-2018
SAS BI - Scalable and Comprehensive BI Tool
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.
Minpunten: 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.
Beoordeeld op 23-7-2018
Very powerful, flexible, and works with all third parties we need.
Opmerkingen: 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.
Pluspunten: 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.
Minpunten: 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.
Beoordeeld op 10-4-2018
My job is to test the best BI software and make sales advice,this program is suitable for the market
Opmerkingen: It is one of the most intuitive software I've ever tried, very user friendly and very efficient (both usability and ease)
Pluspunten: 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)
Minpunten: 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
Beoordeeld op 16-3-2019
powerful tool for data analytics and data visualization
Opmerkingen: I have a great experience with this tool as this is very easy to use and EDA(Exploratory Data Analysis) through charts are very much effective and attractive
Pluspunten: Coding is pretty much easy and visualization is best. Also, customer support is high and It can fetch billions of records for processing and processing speed is very high.
Minpunten: Only one factor which makes negative about this product is the price, which is really very high. For which Tableau and R can work together for giving the same results.
Beoordeeld op 5-3-2019
Powerful but dated
Good stuff. Dated but works.
Nothing to brag about, but checks all the right boxes
SAS is what started the party. It's so much faster than the legacy of Cobol and mainframe based packages.
Love the advanced features and the power.
Licences are expensive.
If you are using SQL you miss Moss of the raw power.
SAS procs arenot the most I tuitive.
And most importantly, newer packages re after 10x or more quicker.
Eg. IBM aginity netezza
Beoordeeld op 19-6-2018
SAS Business Intelligence Suite is an extra ordinary software to deal with everythng related to data
Opmerkingen: It is complete BI suite. You can do everything with Data.
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.
Minpunten: 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.
Beoordeeld op 23-7-2018
SAS VA is very easy to use. Drag and drop interface to create charts and tables.
Opmerkingen: 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.
Pluspunten: 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.
Minpunten: 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.
Beoordeeld op 3-4-2019
Opmerkingen: its has various functions, however, its is not easy to use
- SAS provides advanced analytics of data in an organization
- It can also provide predictive analytics of data
- It can be used to monitor money laundering in a financial system
- Users can setup alerts when suspicious transactions are identified
- It is not easy to use. Too complicated for new users to understand without help
- Integration to an organisations system takes time
Beoordeeld op 15-8-2017
The best of the best
Pluspunten: Easy to use, more features and auxiliary components than you could ever wish for, great customer service and technical support.
Minpunten: I cannot think of many cons for this product. The only thing that might be considered a con is the server architecture required.
Beoordeeld op 13-7-2017
A treat to the eyes while looking upon the pretty dashboards
Opmerkingen: A better deal in comparison to MS Excel. Also better than Tableau reader but somewhat lesser than Tableau full package.
Pluspunten: 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
Minpunten: Support is not up to the mark. Installation is messy but that is only for single time. Interface doesn't look that good.
Beoordeeld op 28-2-2017
Opmerkingen: This product is the best there is. very user friendly. and very efficient. The ui is so easy to use. Love this product.
Minpunten: Nothing yet, but I will certainly be vocal, if I have a bad experience.
Beoordeeld op 29-12-2018
SAS Enterprise Guide
Opmerkingen: Great for building process flows for projects and managing data.
Pluspunten: Great for building process flows. Easy to use for people with no programming background.
Minpunten: For as nice as it is for people without a programming background, it can also be a hindrance for those of us who do. Sometimes the flexibility to do things is not there.
Beoordeeld op 19-7-2017
I used this platform for some years in my previous work experience as administrator/developer user.
- a real user friendly tool
- wide range of software and different types of installation
- great customer support
Minpunten: - 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.
Beoordeeld op 5-4-2017
Sas for business analytics
We have been using SAS since the 1980's
We like it, but find it pricy for a small firm such as ourselves
Pluspunten: Feature rich
Minpunten: Tough to learn
Beoordeeld op 27-1-2017
BI with Analytics
Opmerkingen: 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.
Pluspunten: Amazing Analytics
Minpunten: Can have better visualizations.
Beoordeeld op 10-5-2018
SAS : Kind of heavy analytical tool
Pluspunten: 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.
Minpunten: Open source platforms are becoming popular. It's still too expensive. Post-sales support is not good.
Beoordeeld op 28-2-2017
sas base review
Opmerkingen: 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.
Beoordeeld op 17-4-2017
Top software for big data analytics
Opmerkingen: 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.
Beoordeeld op 19-1-2019
SAS a good tool?
Opmerkingen: Good tool and should be used.
Pluspunten: The Best thing about this tool is you can almost all sort of analysis even if you don`t have an IT background. Powerful in visualization. Easy to use. Great customer support team.
Minpunten: As compared to R and python its use is limited. I can do much more accurate analysis with R. Also there is cost factor too. Its price is very high.
Beoordeeld op 15-9-2016
Prepare dashboard and reports for ongoing campaigns
Pluspunten: The analytical power of the multiple options linked to different modules
Minpunten: 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.
Beoordeeld op 12-10-2016
SAS is a Great Tool, but Lacks Compared to Other Products
Opmerkingen: 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.
Beoordeeld op 28-2-2017
Excellent with no objection
Opmerkingen: This software is excellent in relation to every segment of business intelligence. It covers every aspect of our business and provides the opportunity synergize.
Beoordeeld op 7-11-2018
Pluspunten: Easy to use, interface, powerful and effective
Minpunten: Very high price, need more cheaper package s
Beoordeeld op 13-12-2016
SAS Visual Analytics
Prabh jot S.
Opmerkingen: 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.
Pluspunten: Great for analytics
Minpunten: There can be improvements on the analytics front.