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Score 8.6 out of 101
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Score 8.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaconda

Anaconda is excellent if all you do is data science. If you are already a python developer, then it may be more frustrating having multiple ways to manage your distribution and your packages. It has very clear use cases and makes starting off in data science much easier than figuring out all you'd need to install in Vanilla Python.
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SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence is well-suited for companies that already have employees doing SAS programming or companies that want to move into a more advanced, paid business intelligence platform. The software is a natural extension of the base SAS system, and base SAS programmers should enjoy the visual capabilities offered by SAS Business Intelligence. The software, of course, is not only for established SAS customers. It is easy enough for non-SAS programmers to figure it out, but it will be easier for experienced professionals. SAS Business Intelligence is ideal for companies looking to have reports automated, such as accounting reports, processing reports, statistical reports, and various other business reports. The software is not appropriate for one or two person shops, unless you are the type that wants to create reports for yourself. I think it would be hard to justify the cost if the company does not have executives interested in real-time visualization and analytics. If they're not going to use it, it's not useful.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Anaconda
7.0
SAS Business Intelligence
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Anaconda
10.0
SAS Business Intelligence
Extend Existing Data Sources
Anaconda
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
Automatic Data Format Detection
Anaconda
3.0
SAS Business Intelligence

Data Exploration

Anaconda
7.5
SAS Business Intelligence
Visualization
Anaconda
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
7.0
SAS Business Intelligence

Data Preparation

Anaconda
7.5
SAS Business Intelligence
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Anaconda
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
Data Transformations
Anaconda
9.0
SAS Business Intelligence
Data Encryption
Anaconda
6.0
SAS Business Intelligence
Built-in Processors
Anaconda
7.0
SAS Business Intelligence

Platform Data Modeling

Anaconda
8.1
SAS Business Intelligence
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Anaconda
10.0
SAS Business Intelligence
Automated Machine Learning
Anaconda
6.5
SAS Business Intelligence
Single platform for multiple model development
Anaconda
8.5
SAS Business Intelligence
Self-Service Model Delivery
Anaconda
7.5
SAS Business Intelligence

Model Deployment

Anaconda
6.5
SAS Business Intelligence
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Anaconda
7.0
SAS Business Intelligence
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Anaconda
6.0
SAS Business Intelligence

BI Standard Reporting

Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
7.6
Customizable dashboards
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Report Formatting Templates
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
6.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Formatting capabilities
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
8.8
Publish to Web
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Publish to PDF
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
9.2
Report Versioning
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
8.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
9.3

Access Control and Security

Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
9.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
9.3

Mobile Capabilities

Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
6.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Dedicated Android Application
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
6.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
REST API
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
iFrames
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
6.2
Java API
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaconda
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0

Pros

Anaconda

  • Everything is in one place, so it's very convinient
  • It's easy to switch between multiple functionalities
  • Performance and Speed - Python and R run smoothly and efficiently.
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SAS Business Intelligence

  • Robust software
  • Amazing Microsoft Office Integration
  • Always increasing number of features
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Cons

Anaconda

  • It's still a little buggy. Especially the launcher.
  • It's not always easy to set up. It's not exactly difficult: a Google search away for most things, but silly stuff like path names, installing custom fonts and colors. That kind of thing.
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SAS Business Intelligence

  • SAS Business Intelligence is generally slower than other business intelligence platforms. This surprised me because I've been a SAS user for 15 years and have found base SAS to be the most responsive and fastest processing tools around. Not sure why the SAS Business Intelligence is behind the other tools for processing speed.
  • Although SAS Business Intelligence offers many default graphics, rearranging things is not as easy as other business intelligence tools.
  • SAS Business Intelligence needs to work on improving the drill-down capability of the business intelligence charts. The software is behind other business intelligence tools that have been in the market for much longer.
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Likelihood to Renew

Anaconda

Anaconda 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's really good at data processing, but needs to grow more in publishing in a way that a non-programmer can interact with. It also introduces confusion for programmers that are familiar with normal Python processes which are slightly different in Anaconda such as virtualenvs.
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SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence 9.3
Based on 3 answers
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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Usability

Anaconda

Anaconda 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's really good at installing and getting started. It's less usable and configurable after that. If you stay in the ecosystem, and don't know how to Python any other way - it works really well.
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SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Anaconda

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SAS Business Intelligence

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

Anaconda

  • I am using the Opensource
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SAS Business Intelligence

  • 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

Anaconda

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

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