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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Low-Code Development

    8.5

    Appian

    85%

    SAS Business Intelligence

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Appian ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Visual Modeling

    8.4
    84%
    71 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Drag-and-drop Interfaces

    8.5
    85%
    70 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform Security

    8.6
    86%
    69 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform User Management

    8.1
    81%
    70 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reusability

    8.8
    88%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform Scalability

    8.6
    86%
    71 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.7

    SAS Business Intelligence

    67%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    5 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    5 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    5 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    SAS Business Intelligence

    70%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    5 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    5 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    5 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    SAS Business Intelligence

    95%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    SAS Business Intelligence

    86%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    4 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.9

    SAS Business Intelligence

    99%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.8

    SAS Business Intelligence

    58%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    4 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.1
    51%
    4 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    4 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    SAS Business Intelligence

    73%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    3 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    3 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Appian is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
    • SAS Business Intelligence is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Appian

    87%
    138 Ratings
    8.2

    SAS Business Intelligence

    82%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Appian

    90%
    19 Ratings
    9.3

    SAS Business Intelligence

    93%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.6

    Appian

    86%
    96 Ratings
    6.0

    SAS Business Intelligence

    60%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.1

    Appian

    81%
    174 Ratings
    8.0

    SAS Business Intelligence

    80%
    3 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    9.0

    Appian

    90%
    1 Rating

    SAS Business Intelligence

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    6.0

    Appian

    60%
    2 Ratings

    SAS Business Intelligence

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.7

    Appian

    17%
    9 Ratings

    SAS Business Intelligence

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Appian

    Appian works great for automating manual processes and integrating multiple systems through its toolset. It gives great flexibility for establishing rules for approvals, routings, escalations, and the like. Because of the low code toolset, it's very easy to deploy and make changes as needed as processes evolve and as the organization learns to utilize the system better. Minimal maintenance is required to support the applications build on the platform. Some of the automated testing integration with tools like Jenkins is limited so that may be an issue for some.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    SAS Business Intelligence is more suited to organizations which are already using SAS as the primary software for their analytics needs. Learning curve is relatively shorter for teams already skilled in BASE SAS. For organizations already working with open source software like Julia and Python, it doesn't make much sense to use SAS BI.
    Raman Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Appian

    • Allows at a glance workflow documentation which assists in the need we have for information readiation.
    • Drag and drop interface for workflow development greatly speeds our apps time to market.
    • Using the advanced features of Appian, we are able to create working sites in a fraction of the time it would take to do so using "traditional" development.
    Richard Owens | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    • 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.
    Tapan Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Appian

    • Search issues when type ahead and database search are used in the same field.
    • Buttons implementation where user is require[d] to click on the button description - if clicks on the button outside that text - button will not work.
    • Problems with using certain off-the-shelf performance tools like WebLoad or Neoload. That is because of different dynamic variables being used internally in Appian - which these tools are unable to correlate. We are still investigating using other tools like Jmeter to overcome dynamic correlation problem for performance testing.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    • There will be a steep learning curve for individuals transitioning from BASE SAS to SAS BI. Our department was filled with experienced SAS programmers, but that did little to prepare us for the challenges of SAS BI. Training will be a must.
    • It is possible, but extremely difficult to customize the web-based portions of SAS BI, like the Information Delivery Portal or Web Report Studio. Having an out-of-the box solution is great to get up and coming quickly, but customizing the look and feel for the web-based users will require some previous web design skills.
    • In order to fully appreciate the features of SAS BI, you absolutely need someone on your team with a background in platform administration, security, web design or some other basic IT skills. Alternatively, you may just need strong support from your IT department. Simply having a group of individuals experienced in BASE SAS will not cut it.
    Nicole Jagusztyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Appian

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0

    Appian Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Free$0
    Standard60.002
    Flat FeeContact Sales3
    EnterpriseContact Sales4
    1. none
    2. per user per month
    3. one fixed price per app, unlimited users
    4. unlimited number of apps, priced by user
    Additional Pricing Details

    SAS Business Intelligence

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SAS Business Intelligence Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Appian

    Appian 9.0
    Based on 19 answers
    We recently renewed our license with Appian. We are convinced that its flexibility, relative ease of use, the support they provide, there mobile advancements and their general willingness and desire to see us succeed all contributed to our reason to renew our agreement with Appian
    Michael Campbell, PMP,CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Erik Larsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Appian

    Appian 8.6
    Based on 96 answers
    Appian is a low code environment, because of this, a very good visual interface is required. Appian is providing a feature-rich dashboard [that] we can use for building the dashboards and other interfaces. Appian also provides patches and releases to enhance these features. A developer can start off development just by going through a basic course from the Appian learning community.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    SAS Business Intelligence 6.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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.
    Raman Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Appian

    Appian 8.1
    Based on 174 answers
    Appian is one of the leading low code business automation platforms that support RPA, decision rules, case management, workflow automation, and machine learning all in a single bundle. But it is also harder to implement and replace the traditional business process.
    Nabin Poudel | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    SAS Business Intelligence 8.0
    Based on 3 answers
    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.
    Nicole Jagusztyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Appian

    Appian 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    As analyst I participated in a developer boot camp. At times it was hard to keep up but most of the time it made sense. Trainer took the time to explain and slowed pace down to answer questions etc.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Online Training

    Appian

    Appian 6.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Very boring; hard to get through quickly, but rather effective in demonstrating the use of the platform.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Appian

    Appian 1.7
    Based on 9 answers
    It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
    Peter Newnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Appian

    Appian has enormously transformed and keeps on updating the product every quarter to meet the latest needs of the world with new innovations & technologies being integrated within the platform. What gives more pleasure than a product that keeps on continuous[ly] improv[ing]?
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    SAS Business Intelligence is not the cream of the crop for business intelligence applications, but it is not far behind. The software is generally easier to apply than most other business intelligence software. Additionally, SAS Business Intelligence runs smoothly in the background when making real-time updates. With that said, the software is not as efficient of many of the other business intelligence software applications that have been on the market for longer than this one.
    Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Appian

    • I believe it has negatively impacted our release dates. There may have been a misunderstanding as to the learning curve, even though it is "low code."
    • The look and feel of the applications created using Appian have uniformity and it's easier to have "reuse" between applications.
    • There is less developer control when it comes to features. I think this mainly has to do with the amount of plugins available. I would think there should be many more available plugins. But again, our use case is probably different than most others.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    • Having a stable reporting environment. That is, everyone is using the same starting data, thus alleviating differences for timing, etc.
    • Allows for a simple reporting environment for executives which do not have the technical knowledge to gather the data
    Erik Larsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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