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SAS Visual Analytics

Explore data, discover new patterns, create rich visuals and share insights with SAS Visual Analytics. This easy-to-use business intelligence tool produces interactive visualizations backed by analytics, explained in terms that are easy to understand. The software also automatically highlights relevant findings and significant discoveries with no coding required.

Features:

  • Spot correlations, forecast trends, and predict outcomes visually
  • Combine interactive reporting with self-service analytics
  • Visual data exploration capabilities paired with powerful predictive analytics

SAS Visual Statistics

Taken together with Visual Analytics, this solution provides a complete platform for business data discovery. Build scenarios to target specific groups or segments, and quickly perform complex analytic computations using an in-memory engine. Refine models on the fly using unprecedented data volumes.

Features:

  • Interactive, self-service BI
  • Point and click application
  • Customizable data models

SAS Analytics Pro

This package combines Base SAS, SAS/STAT and SAS/GRAPH. SAS’ advanced analytics software is infused with cutting-edge, innovative algorithms. Apply the latest statistical methodologies to analyze your data to get accurate answers.

Features:

  • Analysis of variance and regression
  • Forecasting
  • Text analytics
  • Categorical and Multivariate analysis
  • Mixed-models analysis, survey data analysis, and more

SAS Enterprise Miner

This data mining solution allows users to simplify data preparation and interact with their data quickly and intuitively. Enterprise Miner offers dynamic charts and graphs as well as a drag-and-drop interface for ease of use and power.

Compatibility & Integration

  • Work from a single point of control to access relevant data
  • Intuitive interface and auditing tools to monitor processing
  • Standardize, parse and deduplicate data in the Hadoop Cluster
  • Load data from relational data sources or SAS datasets to and from Hadoop for advanced analytics

Mobile Access

SAS Mobile BI is available to be downloaded for Android and iOS.

  • Access and interact with reports, graphs, tables, KPIs and data grids
  • Filter and drill into data in reports
  • Interactively explore vast amounts of data
  • Share insights and connect to the SAS in-memory server

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Client Interview
Sep 11 2015

Automotive Industry Antitrust Consulting Case

4.5

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
2.5
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Confidential spend
 
Research
 
501-1000 employees
Associate at Strategic Advisory and Consulting Firm
Jeffrey Hunt
1
 
Verified
The Review

BACKGROUND

Can you provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

We're an economic and data analysis firm, primarily involved with litigation consulting. At the time of this project, I was in the antitrust competition policy section. I helped with research on litigation cases and cases involving mergers.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that incited the need for this platform?

There were two reasons. One was for our own data analysis. If we needed to do original things ourselves, SAS was a great way to do that. Second, even if everyone is proficient in a different program, and you want to use that program because it's better than SAS for certain tasks, you would still need to use SAS because you would still be sent code from the other side, and that side used SAS. Without a perfect translation of the code to another program, you're not going to be able to do anything. Even in that scenario, it's necessary to have SAS.

SOLUTION

How does your company implement this platform or software?

I used it on every single case I was on; the biggest case I was on was a case involving collusion in the automotive industry. Most codes used by opposing experts and experts on our side is in SAS. Not all of it, but most of it. If I was the one who had to redo, or check, or try to find weaknesses in the code, I would do that in SAS. If we're trying to find weaknesses in methodology that maybe could have biased the results, you have to use SAS because that's what they used. It was a useful tool to dig into the data and provide the aggregation of data that we needed. Day to day, I was in SAS pretty much every day for maybe 50 percent of the day or more.

Was your company considering other platforms? Why this platform?

We mix and match products. On any given case, we use a wide variety of programs. It would have been impossible to do this case without using all three of SAS, Stata, and Excel. All of those would have been necessary to complete this case because that's what other sites had already used. We actually used R as well. We would not have been able to get a full understanding of the case without any of the four. SAS was, by far, the most used out of those. It has many network externalities and I think, in many ways, that's why SAS is still on top because it's what everyone else is using. Obviously, this isn't to say SAS doesn't have its own strengths, but it's definitely part of the reason why it's so hard to dislodge by cheaper products.

On an annual or monthly basis, how much does your company spend to utilize the platform?

I know it's a fairly high number. We've had around 15 versions of SAS over time. Some people had more included in their licenses than others have. All of these add-ons cost extra or less, depending on what you have.

RESULTS

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

The case is still ongoing, so even if I were allowed to say what the result was, I wouldn't be able to say too much about that. I can tell you that SAS was useful in the function that I was using it, which was to find errors in the experts' code. In this case, it was more than normal.

FEATURES

Were there any software features or tools that really impressed you?  

I like to load data into SAS a lot. I think SAS is better than the programs I've used for that. It's good for repetitive tasks, and having it do the same thing repeatedly with one little part changed. It has huge advantages over other programs with that. It's also good at being able to do almost everything. With SAS, there's not much that it can't do that other programs can do. It's pretty versatile.

Looking back, are there any areas of the software upon which you feel could be added or improved?

The coding was much less intuitive. I picked it up eventually, but I was lucky to have a month to learn it when we were slow. I also know SAS costs more than any other main competitor.

Have you had to interact with the platform's support team or reference their support resources?

Not as often as my company as a whole. Whenever we had a problem with our license, that would generally run through our IT [information technology] department. I would just report the issue. If I had any problems, the turnaround time for help was definitely satisfactory.

OVERVIEW

We have a few quick questions and, for each question, we ask you to rate the software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What would you give the software for functionality of the features available?

That's got to be a five. The features are the program's greatest strength.

What would you give the software for ease of use or ease of implementation into your business?

Two and a half. Some people might be able to pick it up quickly, but relative to its competitors, it's fairly complex.

For support, as in responsiveness of the team or helpfulness of the resources available?

Four.

For overall satisfaction with the platform?

Four and a half.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague or similar business?

Five. I would definitely recommend it.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Features
  • 2.5 Ease of Use
  • 4.5 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Aug 25 2015

Consulting Firm's Implementation of SAS - Risk Reporting for Large Bank

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Confidential spend
 
Computer Software
 
51-200 employees
 
Toronto
President of Denologix
Shaz Ahmed
1
 
Verified
The Review

BACKGROUND

Can you please provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

We specialize in business intelligence and solutions. We do a lot of big data work with clients. I am the president of the organization. I have a background in enterprise architecture, so I help in that area when I can, and I provide technology direction for the company, among other things.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that incited the need for this platform?

One of the largest banks in Canada had a problem when they were reporting for risk. As you know, banks in the last few years have had to worry about how much risk they are able to take, and they have to report on that. You have to process your entire portfolio of loans and mortgages, or any kind of revolving or nonrevolving debt. They had a problem with performance. It was taking them two to three days to collect all the data and then synthesize it to say what debts are riskier than others.

SOLUTION

How does your company implement this platform or software?

SAS was brought in because it can be multi-threaded and can run on larger machines. It also provides tools that can help with multi-stage screening when you have raw data, bringing it to staging and processing all of that into more useful data. Finally, when you're actually doing the bucketing, as they call it, it can create different bands of good loans or bad loans. It had several products that can help you start with raw data, and take it all the way to creating bands of these types of debts.

Was your company considering other platforms? Why this platform?

All debts obviously, at some level, do that, but the client has cobbled together different tools. Because some parts of this were done at different times, different tools were chosen, and different companies provide tools for different steps of the process. It was cobbled together in a piecemeal manner.

Informatica provides ETL [extract, transform, and load], Oracle provides raw data processing, as well as Microsoft. Many of these tools provide ways for you to move the data around. Then, when you consider data warehousing tools, they have the intelligence to allow you to do that as well as the reporting tools like Microstrategy, Business Objects, Crystal, and all that. Then, at the very end, there are even business tools that can actually calculate credit risk for you. Those are more specialized tools. We are actually using many different tools, but they all have certain weaknesses. Because of the fact that they were using different tools, it was very difficult to manage them under one umbrella and have them automated. It was a struggle to see which one should be updated, and when that should happen.

By having it under one SAS umbrella, things became a whole lot clearer and easier, because SAS provides tools. They have a platform, and you can pick and choose different tools to work with. By picking SAS, the underlying language was the same, and you had different tools looking at the data at different stages of this process. SAS really helped because we had just one tool. That means it's obviously faster to implement.

On an annual or monthly basis, how much does your company spend to utilize the platform?

The cost was between $1.5 million to $2 million annually. There's a first-year fee, and then there's a renewal fee.

RESULTS

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

When we first started the project, the client's processing took anywhere between two to three days. Using SAS, we were able to cut that time down to just two and a half to three hours of processing. So, obviously, a huge time and cost savings for the client there.

FEATURES

Were there any software features or tools that really impressed you?  

The biggest thing that stands out to me is that SAS has an amazing ability to run in parallel. It can chop up the data in many chunks, and then process them and bring them together. This parallelization makes the processing much faster.

Looking back, are there any areas of the software upon which you feel could be added or improved?

One thing that SAS is working toward, and they need to, is that because they come from the legacy mainframe environment, there is not a lot of emphasis on the user interface and making it easy to understand. It's not always intuitive. That's where the effort needs to be, to make the product more intuitive for end users.

Have you had to interact with the platform's support team or reference their support resources?

I would say their support is better than average. I haven't had anybody who was unhappy with the support, and we have been dealing with them a long time. The response is within 24 hours generally and, many times, it's faster.

OVERVIEW

We have a few quick questions and, for each question, we ask you to rate the software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What would you give the software for functionality of the features available?

Five.

What would you give the software for ease of use or ease of implementation into your business?

Four.

For support, as in responsiveness of the team or helpfulness of the resources available?

Four.

For overall satisfaction with the platform?

Five.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague or similar business?

Five.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Features
  • 4.0 Ease of Use
  • 4.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Aug 12 2015

Consulting Firm's Implementation of Base SAS

4.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
3.0
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
Confidential spend
 
Marketing and Advertising
 
11-50 employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Analytics Manager, Anthem Marketing Solutions
1
 
Verified
The Review

BACKGROUND

Can you please provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

I'm one of the analytics managers at Anthem Marketing Solutions. We are a team of big data consultants that specializes in leveraging customer and marketing performance data, and turning it into action with direct, measurable results. I manage the day-to-day analytics for one of our clients, our restaurant loyalty program client.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that initiated the need for this software?

The biggest question the client was posing, which SAS was great in helping us answer, regarded a regression project. It was an answer to the question of, "How are members in the loyalty program doing better in terms of sales compared to people who are not in the loyalty program?" In order to answer this question, we needed to analyze millions of rows of transaction data, which SAS is well equipped to do, and come up with a regression methodology that SAS again was well-equipped to do, especially contrasted with SQL [structured query language], which is a great platform for big data analytics, but lacks statistical power. One great thing about SAS is that it has this statistical power that can handle very large data sets.

SOLUTION

How does your company implement SAS?

Our implementation revolved around performing regression modeling for a large amount of data.

Was your company considering other platforms? Why this platform?

SQL and SAS were the main two that we were considering. I think sometimes based on the preference of a particular analyst, R is sometimes mentioned, but R can't handle the size of data sets that we were using for this particular project. Clearly, SAS was the very best option, it was a no-brainer for us.

On an annual or monthly basis, how much does your company spend to utilize the platform?

That's a good question that I actually don't know the answer to. I'm not involved with that sort of thing, but I know that it is quite high. I've been told qualitatively that it's a really high number.

RESULTS

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

One major takeaway was that the incremental value of a member versus a nonmember to this client is very significant. Probably, we can say that a member will visit a restaurant an extra time per quarter versus someone who is not in the loyalty program.

I've been using SAS for about eight years, and we've got some people in the office who've been using it for probably more than 10 or 20 years. We've got a lot of SAS loyalists in the office. We do appreciate it, and we probably couldn't do a lot of our work without it.

FEATURES

Were there any software features or tools that really impressed you?  

I think something as simple as processing a variation is something that SQL can't easily do, Excel can't easily do that. There are other procedures that SAS has that we can't do on any other platform. Even being able to correlate and aggregate data through clustering methodologies, segmentation and, of course, modeling, that's what SAS is really great at. I would say the way that SAS creates graphs on the fly is a little bit tricky to use, but it's really useful for people who know how to use it. That way, they can show graphs while they're coding, of the results that they're getting in SAS, which is fantastic.

Another strength would be the powerful analytic capabilities that some other platforms lack, and how everything is integrated. You can import and export data easily into and out of SAS so that you can use an ODBC [Open Database Connectivity Driver] and other means, to get your results into any format that you want, whether it's Excel, Tableau, or a variety of other tools. It's common that we need to do the regressions in SAS and then present them in a way that's easier to understand for the client, in a different program. For us, the answer is most often Excel. What's nice about SAS is that you can output as many versions or iterations of results as you want easily, and then you can analyze them in Excel. People who don't know how to code in SAS can still leverage and interpret the results outside of SAS because it can easily get converted into Excel.

Looking back, are there any areas of the software that you feel could be added or improved upon?

We are aware that there are a lot of add-ons to base SAS. We've been interested in some of the other add-ons, including tax analytics, social media analytics, and visual analytics. It gets very expensive being able to incorporate some of these new features. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to use them very much, but I'm sure if we had a chance to test them out we'd really enjoy it and get a lot out of it.

Have you had to interact with the platform's support team or reference their support resources?

When we were vetting for additional modules that we might consider adding to our suite of base SAS, we dealt with a representative who was helpful in trying to get us the information that we wanted. We went through a couple of iterations of calls trying to explain what our needs were, and he seemed to listen to what we wanted. Unfortunately, he was not as tech-savvy, but what was nice was that SAS had some expert consultants who helped them in situations like ours, showed us examples, and talked through what our needs were. It was nice that some additional resources were brought on to help us vet these additional modules.

OVERVIEW

We have a few quick questions and, for each question, we ask you to rate the software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What would you give the software for functionality of the features available?

Four. I would not give it a five just because there is a steep learning curve. It's a really complicated program. Even though the functionality might be there, it's not always obvious to know how it works or how to make things work the way you want them to.

What would you give the software for ease of use or ease of implementation into your business?

Three. From the mindset of how well does the program work, how well does it do what you want it to do, I would say occasionally you'll get some random errors, and it doesn't really tell you how to fix whatever error is happening. It would be helpful if the error handling was a little bit more descriptive. I think that relates to the functionality and ease of use.

For support, as in responsiveness of the team or helpfulness of the resources available?

Four.

For overall satisfaction with the platform?

Four. In general, I'm very satisfied. A couple things: price is definitely one thing and how it's prohibitively expensive to add on additional features, which we are interested in.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague or similar business?

Four.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Features
  • 3.0 Ease of Use
  • 4.0 Support
  • 4.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Aug 10 2015

Medical Use Case for Enterprise Guide

4.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
Confidential spend
 
Information Technology and Services
 
51-200 employees
 
Charlottesville, Virginia Area
Director of Commercial Analytics at Elder Research
Daniel Bailey
1
 
Verified
The Review

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Andrew Fast: Elder Research is a consulting firm – a professional services firm. Companies hire us to provide high-end predictive analytics and data science solutions within their business context. In that, we are software-neutral, vendor-neutral. We work and are partners with all the major statistical platforms. Often, we end up working with the platform and the situation that is best for our client. What we're about is delivering value from data, typically through software systems, to help them realize that value and put it into practice.

Daniel Bailey: For full disclosure, we are a SAS partner, and have been a SAS partner for almost 10 years now.

What is your position and responsibilities?

A: I'm Andrew Fast. I'm the chief scientist and my role is to be a technical leader across the company, but particularly focused on the commercial data science consulting systems.

D: My name is Daniel Bailey, and I am the director of commercial analytics for all Elder Research. I lead the various data science projects in delivering solutions for our commercial clients.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with SAS Enterprise Guide?

D: I prepared a case study with regard to a client that we used SAS Enterprise Guide to help with their challenges. We've had several clients use SAS software throughout our history.

A: Enterprise Guide is fit for a number of our clients, both in government and in commercial spaces. Most of our users of Enterprise Guide are people who are newer to analytics, in a sense, not having gone deeply into the deep predictive analytics yet. Typically, they move up to Enterprise Miner when they're looking at higher-level analytics. We've used Enterprise Guide in a lot of different places, for different customers, from typical insurance to regulatory oversight, to marketing and sales kind of approaches.

D: With that, I can tell you a little bit more specifically about a business challenge one of our clients was facing. One of our clients is a large national medical insurance company who's known for being an industry leader in innovating and moving with the new, changing best practices with relation to the health care field. They were looking to create analytic capabilities that help them comply with the Affordable Care Act and everything that's going on now with what it means to be an accountable care organization, looking to be able to tie the payment and care-delivery models together and tie that to provider reimbursement.

As such, they wanted to create a performance-based health care scoring model that tied the payment and care-delivery models together. The challenge was great. They had a lot of data, millions of members, hundreds of thousands of providers, administering more than 50 different networks across the United States.

This model, being performance-based, needed to look at the different longitudinal data stretching during five years of provider history, and then they really needed to make sure, being in the highly regulated healthcare industry, that the solution was repeatable, defensible, and statistically sound. As such, the SAS Enterprise Guide tool provided the capabilities that they needed to tackle this problem. That was the challenge.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

D: To meet this challenge, we leveraged the SAS Enterprise Guide platform to create an automated custom reporting and operational capability, really leveraging the built-in GUI [graphical user interface] that it provides as well as the extension code notes that give a more robust computer programmer the opportunity to extend the functionality of the platform beyond the GUI.

This allowed the organization to integrate these performance-based scores with other operational systems and provide key workflow reports that were used for determining provider reviews. SAS Enterprise Guide made a lot of user reporting related to their SAS report capability and their SAS web report easy. We needed regular scoring, we needed to leverage a lot of data using the OLAP [online analytical processing] capabilities and the database connection capabilities while providing integration, exposing certain tables, views and integration into other operational systems and supporting the regular reporting to the different business units.

The decision to use SAS had a lot to do with the IT [information technology] support and compliance in a complex regulatory environment like health care.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

D; We've prepared some dollar amounts, but without getting prior approval with the client, I will not mention them.

RESULTS

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

D: With regard to results, the capability that we developed for them with analytic solution has been in production for multiple years now. Of course, we've had a couple different iterations and improved over time, but it truly led to significant health care savings while ensuring better outcomes. The capability has become an integral part of multiple business units' workflows, such as network build out, provider quality management and other business units. The software package has had quite a significant impact on the organization.

How did SAS Enterprise Guide support team perform?

D: The support team has always been outstanding. When we send an e-mail, help comes back quickly. If they couldn't follow up quickly with an email, they'll get on the phone with you and walk you through it, step by step, to understand whatever there is and resolve it.

Sometimes, it's as simple as in you put in the code, and they see the issue with the code and send you a revised set of code to make it work. Their support team has always done well, in my experience.

What distinguishes SAS Enterprise Guide from other solutions?

D: SAS Enterprise Guide has some nice graphing capabilities and flexibility with their graphing, such as the ability to upload their PDFs as well as being in Acrobat so you can get more of a dynamic graph instead of just a static graph. The graphing capabilities were nice.

Is there anything SAS could improve or function differently?

D: It's a GUI platform, but it allows and has the full SAS ecosystem behind it. Allowing an experienced SAS programmer to extend the GUI capabilities, but SAS is a coding language. You have to be able to code in SAS to leverage it. As such, I think with some of the GUI options for algorithms could be increased. A non-programmer only gets what they have put in interface, but you actually have a lot more at your disposal. I think they could add some more options for the different statistical algorithms available to you. They're there, but you have to write SAS code to get to them, as opposed to being able to access them through the user platform.

We have five additional questions. For each of these, we ask that you rate SAS Software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best score. What would you give the software for desired functionality of the features available?

D: Four. I think they give a lot of functionality. I don't give a five because they could provide users even more, but not quite as much through the GUI.

What would you give the software for ease of use and implementation?

D: Four. They have a nice workflow – pretty easy to use and intuitive. We didn't install it for our client, but traditionally the setup of SAS has been relatively hard. When we used the implementation it wasn't exactly easy. However, they've made a lot of strides in the last year or so, simplifying their deployment and implementation.

For support and responsiveness of the team or resources available?

D: Five. I've always felt like their support has been tremendous.

Overall, satisfaction with the platform?

D: Four.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague or similar business?

D: Four. SAS's platform is good for complex regulatory environments. They do a lot to make sure that you're in compliance with the environment you're working in. Specifically with this tool being GUI, it made a lot of sense since we were working with not just analytics professionals within the company, but we also had business analysts that were using it. Often, these kind of users didn't have as much of a statistical background. GUI made it easier for business analysts to interface with the tools.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Features
  • 4.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 4.0 Willing to Refer
 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Internal data analysis

3.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
2.0
Support: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
3.0
the reviewer
 
Other: Government
 
501-1000 employees
 
Baltimore, MD
Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

We have moderately large safety datasets that not only get analyzed internally, but also must be available to the public. SAS Enterprise BI provides the flexibility to serve both those purposes. The key features of SAS for us include backward compatibility with previous SAS versions, visual data exploration, interactive analysis and dashboards. It has performed well, even when porting programs over from earlier versions of SAS

Pros:

It is easy to make standardized queries and visualizations for public access to our data.

Cons:

Like all SAS products, there is a very steep learning curve.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

SAS data Analysis

5.0

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Business services
 
1001-5000 employees
 
Macon, GA
Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

This solution was selected, because my department has a large variety of analytics users in which some lack advanced analytics skills. Since this BI platform has more advanced and smaller statistical functions and algorithms, it provides these users with better insights into our analytical applications. A few of the features I typically use are (1) The Metadata Management tool: This allows me to search, capture, store reuse and publish metadata objects (i.e. dimensions, measures, hierarchies, etc) and to report layout objects, parameters and so on. (2) Cloud Deployment: For building, managing and deploying analytics and analytic applications in the cloud. (3) Development and Integration: For building reports, dashboards, queries and analysis. This solution has performed beautifully. It is quick, efficient and effective. It allows me to get my work done without being a BI professional. Additionally, I have benefited by having more storage for my data and being able to connect to both cloud service and on-premise data without moving the data into the cloud to analyze.

Pros:

I like that it enables me to make outstanding business decisions based on the data that I have retrieved and analyzed. It makes a great tool for me, because I can manipulate data, receive useful insights and make recommendations which helps my department increase revenue and lower costs.

Cons:

Thus far, I have not found anything that I do not like about SAS. At present, it is optimized to meet my daily needs.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Excellent data at your fingertips

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Financial services
 
101-200 employees
 
Charleston, WV
C Level Executive
1
The Review

Experience:

SAS Enterprise BI has been extremely important in the recent upswing in success for my company. The analytical data that it provided is easy to use and it's user friendly. The problem it has solved is easy access. Other companies' data isn't as clear cut. Our employees can access and understand our external information much more easily and I credit SAS Enterprise BI with that. We use the following features: Information Delivery Portal, Dashboards, Web Infrastructure, Web Report Studio, Platform Documentation, Library, Environment Manager, and Mobile Reports. The first word that comes to mind is excellency. It's so great to have the necessary data literally at my fingertips and because of that we have gained efficiency which has led to higher profits.

Pros:

I like the compilation of information and the ease of use. Employees that aren't well versed with this platform are able to not only use it, but understand it.

Cons:

To be honest, I have yet to find something that I dislike.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Faster data analysis

4.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
3.5
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Education
 
5001+ employees
 
Orlando, FL
Associate
1
The Review

Experience:

SAS is the primary data analysis tool in our education environment. One challenge we faced was cost, even with education pricing. All the BI applications are used. SAS lets us do faster data analysis. It also offers more dynamic delivery options.

Pros:

The community support is great.

Cons:

Cost is a big drawback.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Data importing and analysis

4.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
Health care & life sciences
 
2-10 employees
 
Columbus, Oh, OH
Associate
1
The Review

Experience:

I have used SAS ever since I was in grad school. It is very user friendly but time consuming with recoding data. The features of use to me are data importing, data analysis, and graphical analyses. So far SAS has performed pretty well. It is easy to present results to investigators.

Pros:

SAS is user friendly.

Cons:

It can be time consuming to recode data.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Consistent and reliable

4.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Business services
 
201-500 employees
 
Sioux Falls, SD
Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

I chose SAS because it is consistent and reliable. SAS is used for Analytical processing, data visualization, trend analysis, and generating reports. SAS has an online market analysis tool and an integrated invite system that helped us predict consumer behavior and effectively manage their communications with the company.

Pros:

SAS is easy to integrate with our current business environment, and provides easy report generating capabilities.

Cons:

Lacks drag n drop features, not possible to incorporate page breaks, analyzing queries not possible.