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Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight is well suited in any organization that is making business decisions based on performance data whether it be Marketing, Sales, Call Center, etc. It is a great tool especially for mature organizations that have a lot of data to work with. Amazon QuickSight may be not as well suited for newer organizations that are just beginning to drive data/performance metrics. The data available becomes more and more valuable to more that you have.
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SAS Business Intelligence

SAS BI is a great BI tool as it incorporates the advantage of SAS which is proven to be robust over the years. SAS BI is more suitable for a relatively larger organization which is looking for self-service BI tools where most of the users are not technically proficient. Also, since license fee is an on a higher end, smaller organizations will find it hard to afford SAS.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
7.5
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
SAS Business Intelligence
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
SAS Business Intelligence
7.6
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
SAS Business Intelligence
6.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
6.7
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
7.3
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
SAS Business Intelligence
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
9.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
8.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
SAS Business Intelligence
7.7
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
9.0

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.5
SAS Business Intelligence
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
SAS Business Intelligence
9.1

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
9.7
SAS Business Intelligence
6.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
9.4
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
6.3
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
6.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
6.3
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0

Pros

  • Amazon QuickSight is a really easy program to learn how to use.
  • Amazon QuickSight allows our team to customize the data using the various data sets, which makes the available reports incredibly powerful to our organization.
  • Our organization has the ability continually adjust our reports and build new reports as business needs change.
  • Even though our organization has different reports built for different departments, each department can still access and understand reports from across the company.
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  • SAS BI makes it very easy to create interactive dashboards even for someone who is not from an IT background. For some specific requirements, basic knowledge of SQL is good enough.
  • A lot of functions have been predefined which makes it very convenient to create dashboards and reports. One doesn't need to be from an IT or a programming background to understand and create dashboards.
  • It supports other programming languages like R and also has a seamless API integration with various data management platforms.
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Cons

  • One of the primary challenges I've had with Amazon QuickSight so far is that some of the reports I want to build use data from different data sets. Instead of being able to put all of the information I want to see into one report.
  • Some of our Amazon QuickSight reports only update every 24 hours. It would be great to see that data in real-time.
  • I would remove the various time zones from Amazon QuickSight and only use the time zone we are in.
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  • Software setup and administration can be cumbersome if you do not have the right people to tune the product to operate efficiently
  • Data Integration product can be difficult for those who do not already have some data processing experience.
  • Difficult to get some departments to buy in to using the product as they are siloed into another product.
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Likelihood to Renew

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SAS Business Intelligence9.3
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There is no other product that can match SAS. There are some products that can compare to ETL but lack the analytics that SAS has. Others can perform a limited set of analytical procedures but lack the data processing that comes with SAS. Using thin client allows users to access data whenever they have an internet connection.
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Support

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SAS Business Intelligence10.0
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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

All of the other reporting platforms my organization has used previously were within our CRM and not a standalone program. In that we were very limited in being able to slice and dice the data the way that we wanted to
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There is no contest. SAS is easier maintain and has much more in the way of analytics than MicroStrategy has. It can pull from more than one data source and when the underlying architecture changes, it is much easier to maintain. More savvy analysts can perform more with SAS due to its data manipulation background.
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Return on Investment

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  • Positive Impact: better customer service. We have been able to deliver reports that will help multiple employees and implement any feedback they have on those reports quickly.
  • Positive Impact: increased inter-departmental discussions. We have long had a problem working in silos. Now we are pulling data from multiple departments into one report, and it becomes easy to see how what one department is doing in affecting another. We had a meeting to discuss a preliminary report on course scheduling efficiency. It included data from our Facilities folks and our academic Deans. Once we put the numbers up on the screen, there spawned a helpful discussion about how what one department can do to help another.
  • Positive Impact: organizational transparency. For the first time, our users are exposed to a wealth of data about themselves and other areas of the college. It is starting to make some question the way we do business, and if there is a better way.
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Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

SAS Business Intelligence

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details