SAS Visual Analytics

Visual data discovery and analytics tool

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SAS Visual Analytics Overview

What is SAS Visual Analytics?

SAS Visual Analytics is an Enterprise BI and visual discovery platform that facilitates visual data exploration and identifies business data patterns, relationships, and rapid insights from interactive visualizations. Users can find metrics vital to forecasting and predicting trends and utilize dashboard-based environments to generate distribution-ready reports all from one place.

Other features of the SAS Visual Analytics platform include data import, data discovery, augmented analytics, embedded insights, location analytics, and more. Users can create ad-hoc reports to analyze business relationships, trends, outliers, and more and the platform offers a range of report types including bar charts, scatter graphs, heat maps, vectors, pie charts, and more. Reports can be filtered and customized to drill down on specific data.

SAS Visual Analytics offers mobile apps for Android and iSO, which allow users to interact with reports and dashboards from anywhere and annotate, comment, and share content with other stakeholders.

SAS Visual Analytics Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing only available on personalized quote request.


SAS Visual Analytics Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English and 19 others, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Taiwanese, Thai

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SAS Visual Analytics Reviews

SAS Visual Analytics Reviews

Overall rating
4.3
/
5
Excellent
15

Very good
14

Average
3

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
3.7
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4.1
88% recommended this app
Donald W.

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

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.


Tapan J.

SAS BI - Scalable and Comprehensive BI Tool


Steven K.

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


Prathibha C.

usage

Reports load fast because the data is readily available in memory


Verified Reviewer

Powerful but dated

Good stuff. Dated but works.
Nothing to brag about, but checks all the right boxes


Donald W.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 23/07/2018
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Tapan J.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

SAS BI - Scalable and Comprehensive BI Tool

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 29/01/2018
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Steven K.
Industry: Warehousing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Sas for business analytics

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 05/04/2017
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Prathibha C.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

usage

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 31/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Reports load fast because the data is readily available in memory

Pros

Easy to use . Point and click interface. Anybody can develop a report without knowing having sas programming skill

Cons

The logs are misleading. There are always errors/warnings in the logs which SAS suggests safe to ignore

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees

Powerful but dated

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 05/03/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Good stuff. Dated but works.
Nothing to brag about, but checks all the right boxes

Pros

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.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8/10
Based on 33 user ratings
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SAS Visual Analytics Pricing

SAS Visual Analytics Pricing

Starting from
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Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing only available on personalized quote request.

Pricing only available on personalized quote request.

Value for Money
3.7/5
Based on 33 user ratings
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SAS Visual Analytics Features

SAS Visual Analytics Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Business Intelligence
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Filtered Views
Monitoring
Multiple Data Sources
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
Features
4.4/5
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Additional information for SAS Visual Analytics

Additional information for SAS Visual Analytics

Key features of SAS Visual Analytics

  • Create ad hoc analytics dashboards
  • Create predictive models with SAS Visual Statistics
  • Create storyboards or narratives to share ideas and insights
  • Design reports once, then distribute and publish anywhere
  • Explore data and find patterns from rich visual insights
  • Monitor key BI metrics, view analytics and share reports
  • Produce ad hoc distribution-quality reports
  • SAS Mobile BI companion app for iOS and Android
  • Send visual insights into Office apps like Outlook and Excel
  • Visually identify metrics, outliers, correlations & patterns

Benefits

• Visual Data Exploration creates compelling visuals to make BI data exploration more intuitive, aiding the more rapid identification of trends, patterns and relationships.

• Use SAS Visual Analytics to find metrics crucial to predicting trends and outcomes, while ensuring complex analytics remain easy to understand.

• Interactive reporting and dashboard features provide a self-service approach, enabling ad hoc reporting without the need for outside IT support.

• Collaborate and share data more freely between teams or workflows using the mobile apps for Android and iOS.

SAS Visual Analytics FAQs

SAS Visual Analytics FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SAS Visual Analytics.

Q. What type of pricing plans does SAS Visual Analytics offer?

SAS Visual Analytics offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Pricing only available on personalized quote request.

Q. What are the main features of SAS Visual Analytics?

SAS Visual Analytics offers the following features:

  • Create ad hoc analytics dashboards
  • Create predictive models with SAS Visual Statistics
  • Create storyboards or narratives to share ideas and insights
  • Design reports once, then distribute and publish anywhere
  • Explore data and find patterns from rich visual insights
  • Monitor key BI metrics, view analytics and share reports
  • Produce ad hoc distribution-quality reports
  • SAS Mobile BI companion app for iOS and Android
  • Send visual insights into Office apps like Outlook and Excel
  • Visually identify metrics, outliers, correlations & patterns

Q. Who are the typical users of SAS Visual Analytics?

SAS Visual Analytics has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises

Q. What languages does SAS Visual Analytics support?

SAS Visual Analytics supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Taiwanese, Thai

Q. What type of pricing plans does SAS Visual Analytics offer?

SAS Visual Analytics has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does SAS Visual Analytics support mobile devices?

SAS Visual Analytics supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does SAS Visual Analytics integrate with?

SAS Visual Analytics integrates with the following applications:

Prime Cloud

Q. What level of support does SAS Visual Analytics offer?

SAS Visual Analytics offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Forum, Video Tutorials