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Devart Excel Add-ins is really good for data comparison of one database table against another database table. There are plenty of times where the business users need help understanding with their Power BI data models are not connecting correctly and I use this tool to break down the differences between the tables they are trying to connect.
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SAS Data Management Platform is very well suited if you have common data sources like Oracle, SAP, MS SQL, etc.. Still, if there are a bit more obscure, then you need to purchase additional connectors to connect to those data sources. It is well suited when you don't have a business team with strong technical/coding background as the drag and drop interface makes creating jobs and scheduling them quite easy.
Read full review Pros Devart Excel Add-in supports connectivity with various databases - which really helps to customize and massage data. Since data is available in cloud, it is easily accessible everywhere. It can also be integrated with SSIS components making it possible to resolve complex problems. Read full review Easy to use even for non-technical people Connects to a variety of data sources Statistical transformations available as part of the module Graphical drag & drop interface Read full review Cons The data pump feature breaks sometimes The profile usage monitoring is slow The event profiler is delayed Read full review Requires third-party drivers to connect to common data sources like SFDC, MS SQL, Postgres. Debugging errors from the logs is a complicated process. E-mail alert system is very primitive and needs customization to make it more modern, Cannot send SMS alerts for jobs. Read full review Support Rating
SAS Tech Support is one of the best tech supports available. Not only do they respond faster, but they also have a global 24x7 support team that helps in case of production server issues. The staff is quite knowledgable and accommodating. They help you via e-mail, phone, or even WebEx if the issue demands. The solutions they provide are quite detailed and easy to implement even for someone who hasn't worked on SAS.
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Devart Excel stacks up very well against its alternatives. It has significant advantages as it keeps getting an update. Features are very much suitable for smaller organizations. For larger organizations the features cannot be used directly because of the size of the company and more native requirements of IT software requirements.
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SAS Data Management Platform requires third-party drivers to connect to common data sources like
, MS SQL, Postgres. Has almost all features present as compared to the alternatives we evaluated. On top of it, SAS offered statistical transformations and strong metadata management. SAS Data Management Platform was also the most cost-effective solution despite having to purchase a couple of connectors for SAP and
. The easy of applying security templates was also a feature that can be easily used as compared to others mentioned.
Read full review Return on Investment The data compare option saves our dev team a lot of time The documenter feature is nice to use for explaining table definitions The event profiler is great for usage metrics Read full review The platform enabled us to have a single repository of customers to run campaigns on. Feedback from various campaigns is stored in a single database, which makes running A/B analysis easier. Helped improve data quality due to SAS Dataflux being a part of the SAS Data Management Platform. Read full review ScreenShots Devart Excel Add-ins Screenshots