Altair SmartSight vs. SAS Visual Analytics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Altair SmartSight
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Altair SmartSight (formerly Carriots Analytics) is a cloud data analytics platform for embedded, Big Data, and IoT applications. It provides secure and rapid free-form data visualization and exploration, scalable throughout the enterprise in real time.N/A
SAS Visual Analytics
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
SAS Visual Analytics provides a complete platform for analytics visualization, enabling users to identify patterns and relationships in data that weren't initially evident. Interactive, self-service BI and reporting capabilities are combined with out-of-the-box advanced analytics so everyone can discover insights from any size and type of data, including text.
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Annual By Users: 5, 10, 20
Pricing
Altair SmartSightSAS Visual Analytics
Editions & Modules
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SAS Visual Analytics for SAS Cloud
Annual By Users: 5, 10, 20
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Altair SmartSightSAS Visual Analytics
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSAS Visual Statistics and SAS Office Analytics are also available as add-ons.
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Features
Altair SmartSightSAS Visual Analytics
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
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Ratings
SAS Visual Analytics
8.3
11 Ratings
2% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
-
Ratings
SAS Visual Analytics
8.8
12 Ratings
9% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
-
Ratings
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
12 Ratings
10% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
-
Ratings
SAS Visual Analytics
9.7
10 Ratings
19% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
-
Ratings
SAS Visual Analytics
8.3
11 Ratings
3% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
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Ratings
SAS Visual Analytics
8.7
9 Ratings
9% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
-
Ratings
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
5 Ratings
15% above category average
REST API00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Altair SmartSightSAS Visual Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(5 ratings)
9.0
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(5 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(5 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Altair SmartSightSAS Visual Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
Altair Engineering, Inc.
As per my knowledge and Altair Product experience, It is really a good product that comes with multiple features like IoT, BigData, dashboards, and other things. I personally really enjoyed using the services provided by Altair. It is well suited for the organizations who don't spend much time setting up their own platform, maintenance, and much more because Altair not only provides the platform but they will care about your products with good customer support and maintenance. I only found a bit low in the case of machine learning and AI products because I have checked different products that provide these services with good accuracy.
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SAS
I was in a meeting with the client and there I have to show them some analytic data to them. But I was confused about how I will manage to show big data to clients with accuracy. But then the SAS Visual Analytics software helps me in presenting accurate data at the moment and it was very presentable and through that, I got the deal for that business.
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Pros
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • The global navigation bar with links to the library for easy access and management within the platform.
  • Simplified task viewer where we can find the profile, performance, help, resources and a link also to manage your account.
  • System administrators can define profiles for task execution.
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SAS
  • Provides the flexibility to the end user to slice and dice the data.
  • Anyone can make predictive models with the help of in-built algorithms without the need to write a single line of code or knowledge of what's under the hood of algorithms.
  • The feature to simply ask a question related to data and getting a response in form of text, chart or graph is amazing.
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Cons
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Integration with other systems could be better.
  • Ability to handle large amount of data.
  • Expertise services might be better.
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SAS
  • SAS is relatively expensive when compared to other BI tools and requires a large amount of upfront fee which becomes an issue for smaller organizations.
  • UI for the dashboards looks a little date in comparison to competitors like Tableau and Microstrategy.
  • Integration with other open source software like Python needs to be built in.
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Likelihood to Renew
Altair Engineering, Inc.
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SAS
SAS really is the cutting edge in Business Intelligence. That is all they do! They are constantly coming out with new products, product upgrades, and their tech support is second to none. In addition, their support of Education has made our ability to acquire their product possible.
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Usability
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Very user-friendly UI and visual representation is also good for the price offered. Good tool but lacks some advanced and AI-based insights. It has an edge over other tools for the price of this tool. It has some great potential and i would consider this in my top 5 when considering tools of this domain
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SAS
SAS BI is good for creating reports and dashboards and then sharing it with the users. It also has ability to manage access to the reports and dashboards but somehow with most of the world moving to open source languages R, Python and Julia, SAS BI feels to be archaic in terms of feature set and integrations it allow[s]. Also, comparing it with other Business Intelligence tools like Tableau and Microsoft BI, the functionality of SAS BI is very limited and doesn't justify the pricing.
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Support Rating
Altair Engineering, Inc.
I only had one problem with the software, and the support system response was very quick.
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SAS
When you call tech support, you are immediately routed to a person who can answer your question. Often they can answer on the spot. However, if they cannot, you are given a track number and then followed up with. There have been times when I have had multiple track numbers open and they will actually TRACK YOU DOWN to ensure that your problem has been resolved. Issues do not fall into black holes with SAS. They are also willing to do a WebEx with you to diagnose the problem by seeing your environment, which is always helpful.
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Alternatives Considered
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Altair smart sight stacks up against all the products mentioned above because it comes with a wide variety of applications and services like Big Data, IoT services, Embedded systems, cloud-based service, data visualization, Machine learning, dashboarding, and much more. I have used the other products like Logi Composer, Tableau CRM, and PowerBI but they only handle the specific use cases. So Because of that Altair Smartsight really provide a good and wide range of solution.
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SAS
I have used Crystal Reports, Jaspersoft and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). I would recommended Business Intelligence over SSRS and Crystal Reports. SSRS is very SQL-centric and Crystal Reports is more of an end-user tool. I would recommend Jaspersoft over Business Intelligence for developing a seamless web-based reporting interface but I highly recommend Business Intelligence for end-user ad-hoc reporting.
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Return on Investment
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • The workflow interface consists of the workflow canvas where we do our actual pipeline and workflow execution log, display information and each process.
  • You can use it to create a workflow and the available execution profiles in which to run them.
  • We currently have one session running for each workflow.
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SAS
  • SAS Visual Analytics licensing cost should be reduced to enable users to use it in mass scale.
  • More statistical and mathematical equations and theories should be converted into SAS functions for reusing.
  • Because of enriched ETL and reporting capabilities SAS Visual Analytics is most preferred by business users.
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