318 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 101
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Score 8.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Analytics Premium

Great for almost any site, really. If you want to get up and running with data as quickly as possible, GAP is a solid way to go.
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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

Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Report Formatting Templates
Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
6.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Formatting capabilities
Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7
Publish to Web
Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Publish to PDF
Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
9.2
Report Versioning
Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
8.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
Google Analytics Premium
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

Google Analytics Premium

  • Segmentation - It's very easy and intuitive to build segments and then apply them to reports. GAP makes it very intuitive to see data with segments, you can see the original data and the segmented data side by side without any extra steps.
  • Demographics Reporting - The reason why this is such a great feature is because it is utterly painless to implement and turn on in reporting. Once it's on, it runs like clockwork and reports on such insightful data.
  • Profile Administration - GAP, by far, does the best job in managing users accessing GA profiles. The UI is very clear and the customization capabilities go above and beyond other analytics vendors.
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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.
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Cons

Google Analytics Premium

  • In-Page Analytics - This feature has given our team a headache or two, and breadth of troubleshooting threads in the support community speaks to this as well. For lack of a better way to explain, its buggy.
  • Content Experiments - This feature certainly has value and it's place in the world of free analytics tools, but it is simple and limited. There is tremendous potential to have all this marketing data drive a multi-faceted and variate testing /optimization scenario. But our business will likely leverage a complementary tool for anything requiring this level of complexity.
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew

Google Analytics Premium

Google Analytics Premium 8.3
Based on 10 answers
For large organizations or enterprises, having the ability to do custom analysis with unsampled reports alone justifies the expense.
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SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence 9.3
Based on 3 answers
SAS really is the cutting edge in Business Intelligence. That is all they do! They are constantly coming out with new products, product upgrades, and their tech support is second to none. In addition, their support of Education has made our ability to acquire their product possible.
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Usability

Google Analytics Premium

Google Analytics Premium 8.2
Based on 4 answers
Google has a great strategy in that it gets people to adopt its products at a mass scale. It gets people in by giving them the product for free. It keeps them around by having a solid product that is easy to use. This applies to Google Analytics Premium, which takes advantage of the developments of the free version. In fact, sometimes the simplicity of its usability is held against GA, in that the advanced power users want to avoid interfaces and wizards and just get right to raw querying and modeling of data themselves. But overall, I believe that the usability of this product will be what helps GA Premium take the throne in terms of enterprise analytics solutions - it will be most likely to be adopted by the full enterprise.
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SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
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Support

Google Analytics Premium

Google Analytics Premium 10.0
Based on 5 answers
If you purchase Premium through a reseller like LunaMetrics, you are going to be taken care of. The additional amount of support and services that a reseller provides to make sure you have the best experience with the product is the reason why the reseller program exists to begin with. Support doesn't have to be just reactive, it can be proactive as well.
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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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Online Training

Google Analytics Premium

Google Analytics Premium 7.0
Based on 1 answer
There is a ton of information online about Google Analytics, but Google Analytics Premium users will have dedicated support and training from Google or an Authorized Reseller.
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SAS Business Intelligence

No score
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Implementation

Google Analytics Premium

Google Analytics Premium 9.1
Based on 2 answers
If you already have the basic version of GA installed, "getting" GA Premium happens immediately through a virtual flipping of the switch - no need to re-implement. You'll want to expand your use of custom dimensions and metrics (you get 10x the amount with Premium). Ideally, you'll be using a tag management solution to talk with GA Premium, in concert with implementing a dataLayer (to note, Google's Tag Manager platform is covered under the same GA Premium SLA, and it's free). There are some welcomed "configurations" with GA Premium, such as integrating with DoubleClick products, activating data driven attribution models, and building roll-up executive reports - but all of these are easy point and click solutions. In comparison with any other enterprise analytics solution, implementing GA and GA Premium is traditionally easier and more flexible. And if you have any trouble or need an extra set of hands for implementation, GA Certified Partners like LunaMetrics can help
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SAS Business Intelligence

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Alternatives Considered

Google Analytics Premium

Google Analytics Premium is the best system in my opinion because it comes straight from the company that runs the Internet. Since we put a lot of money into Google advertising and bringing traffic to our site, the ability to have real-time information with support staff makes it top-notch.
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SAS Business Intelligence

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Return on Investment

Google Analytics Premium

  • Clients trust us because we have data proof
  • Clients don’t know how to use it so we get more business
  • It helps us produce the best results for our clients
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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

Google Analytics Premium

General

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

Google Analytics Premium Editions & Modules

Google Analytics Premium
Edition
Google Analytics Premium
$150,000 1
Google Analytics
Free
1. Up to 1 Billion hits/month
Additional Pricing Details

SAS Business Intelligence

General

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

SAS Business Intelligence Editions & Modules

SAS Business Intelligence
Additional Pricing Details

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