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Score 9 out of 101
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Score 8.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Entrinsik Informer

It makes creating queries very easy for end users so not only research or technicians can do it. The availability for creating Live reports that are accessible via Excel on the network has given many of our users the ability to get the information they need in a format they can use without needing someone to translate the raw data
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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

Entrinsik Informer
7.1
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Entrinsik Informer
5.5
SAS Business Intelligence
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Report Formatting Templates
Entrinsik Informer
7.9
SAS Business Intelligence
6.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Entrinsik Informer
7.5
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Entrinsik Informer
7.0
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Formatting capabilities
Entrinsik Informer
7.0
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Entrinsik Informer
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Entrinsik Informer
8.7
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7
Publish to Web
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Publish to PDF
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
SAS Business Intelligence
9.2
Report Versioning
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7

Access Control and Security

Entrinsik Informer
8.4
SAS Business Intelligence
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
9.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
9.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
7.9
Predictive Analytics
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
9.2

Mobile Capabilities

Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1
Dedicated Android Application
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
6.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
REST API
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
iFrames
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
6.3
Java API
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Entrinsik Informer
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0

Pros

Entrinsik Informer

  • Ease of use for end-users--drag and drop interface allows for users without database knowledge to create reports.
  • The ability to map Informer to multi-valued databases like Unidata/U2.
  • The ability to link multiple databases allows for endless opportunities for data integration.
  • Reliable, dependable, and extremely stable product that works seamlessly with upgrades.
  • Allows export of data in multiple formats to allow for external download of data.
  • The dashboard product (which we don't have but we have had a trial version in the past) allows for Google map plotting to view trends in applicant/student demographics.
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SAS Business Intelligence

  • SAS Business Intelligence is very easy to set up and automate. Very easy.
  • SAS Business Intelligence graphics are above average, and the user interactivity is generally better than others in the industry.
  • SAS Business Intelligence makes doing advanced calculations much easier than other tools. That may be because the software uses SAS programming behind the scenes, and users that know SAS programming will find it easier to create business intelligence charts.
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Cons

Entrinsik Informer

  • While I don't think there is anything that is hard to use with Informer, additional functionality might be the ability to run multiple reports off of one query.
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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

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 8.7
Based on 67 answers
We are moving to give more people access and the security features allow that and can control it. Where Colleague access to colon prompt can not.
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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

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 8.0
Based on 12 answers
Once you learn the basics of how to use Informer, it is not difficult
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SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 9.1
Based on 3 answers
We have 10 concurrent licenses and we average between 6-8 at any given time during the day; and we host the application.
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SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 8.5
Based on 10 answers
Always able to get acceptable solutions in reasonable time from friendly support staff.Initial contact is always with knowledgeable person - not someone reading from a script trying to screen calls.Thanks Entrinsik for being in tune with my needs.
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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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Implementation

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Implementation was great. The person implementing was able to take care of the technical as well as training so it was nice to have one person cover all the needs at one time.
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SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Entrinsik Informer

I feel Informer is more user friendly and more easily adaptable for our needs in higher education.
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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.
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Return on Investment

Entrinsik Informer

  • Better customer service - We are able to provide students with up-to-date course schedules so that the information is no older than 5 minutes. This allows them to make informed decisions and lets them know when changes have taken place.
  • Increased employee efficiency - We have used Entrinsik Informer to create reports that are run every semester. Previously, they were having to be generated manually several times per year. This has also led to less keying errors.
  • Automation - Entrinsik Informer allows information to be exported to other servers on a schedule. This allows us to automatically create user accounts and class enrollments on our Moodle site.
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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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SAS Business Intelligence

Pricing Details

Entrinsik Informer

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
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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