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Top Rated
137 Ratings
Top Rated
137 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
45 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Looker

If you're a company who's been in business for a few years, and can afford a Looker license, then I wouldn't really look anywhere else. We've looked at a TON of data analytics/BI tools over the years and Looker is, by far, the best we've seen. However, that comes with a cost. If you're a new startup, Looker probably isn't appropriate for you because of the cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Visual Analytics

It is particularly well suited to big data collections that have good structure. It is not really designed for unstructured datasets (documents, etc). Its strength is the processing speed (particularly when implemented on Hadoop). It is not cheap but it is worth it!
Ian Macintosh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Looker
7.2
SAS Visual Analytics
6.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Looker
6.9
SAS Visual Analytics
4.3
Customizable dashboards
Looker
7.9
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
Looker
7.0
SAS Visual Analytics
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Looker
7.5
SAS Visual Analytics
6.9
Drill-down analysis
Looker
8.2
SAS Visual Analytics
6.7
Formatting capabilities
Looker
7.3
SAS Visual Analytics
5.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Looker
5.9
SAS Visual Analytics
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Looker
8.6
SAS Visual Analytics
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Looker
8.1
SAS Visual Analytics
7.9
Publish to Web
Looker
8.2
SAS Visual Analytics
7.5
Publish to PDF
Looker
7.8
SAS Visual Analytics
7.5
Report Versioning
Looker
7.6
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Looker
8.8
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Looker
SAS Visual Analytics
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Looker
6.7
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Looker
7.5
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Looker
7.9
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Predictive Analytics
Looker
4.6
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4

Access Control and Security

Looker
8.5
SAS Visual Analytics
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Looker
8.8
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Looker
8.4
SAS Visual Analytics
7.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Looker
8.4
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Looker
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Looker
6.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Looker
7.5
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Looker
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Dedicated Android Application
Looker
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Looker
6.7
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Looker
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4
REST API
Looker
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Javascript API
Looker
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
iFrames
Looker
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Java API
Looker
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Looker
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Looker
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9

Pros

Looker

  • Incredibly advanced analytics tool that is even more capable if you learn how to use LookML which is Looker's custom programming language.
  • Quick access to the raw data that is being visualized allows you to spot check for data integrity.
  • My usage with Looker is limited because of our integration but, having seen their updates over time, the integrations with Slack, Salesforce, and other tools appear to greatly improve organizations' workflows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Visual Analytics

  • Our staff are familiar with it as it is a common tool. Our training and implementation was short.
  • Installation was easy. Our staff was able to deploy to the receiving department relatively quickly. Though the download was a pretty good size.
  • Seems to crunch through large volumes of data (millions of records) pretty quickly as I've received no complaints on this front from staff.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Looker

  • Mobile viewing is HTML based, not always highly viewable.
  • Basic operations can be difficult to achieve. There is a function called table calculations which allows this.
  • Running on a single server, the entire instance can slow down if even one user schedules a large dashboard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Visual Analytics

  • Customizing a report as per the user requirement.
  • Adding more color and font styles. Presenting data in a more colorful way.
  • The website has a lot of tutorials which is more inclined to the technical side. Maybe add more to the presentation side as well.
Banbhalang Kharpuri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Looker

Looker 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We've been very happy with Looker so far, and all teams in the organization are starting to see its value, and use it on a frequent basis. It has quickly become our accessible "source of truth" for all data/metrics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Visual Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Looker

Looker 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Looker support specialists are heroes. They are knowledgeable, smart, and always vouch for your success. The availability is super quick, and even if there is no current solution for my problem, they will address it and voice it as feedback for a product.
Jasmeet S Babra | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Visual Analytics

SAS Visual Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent and fast support
suva sahu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Looker

Looker stacks up very well against the other tools we have evaluated and used. All the tools have their own pros and cons. Looker had a better edge in terms of visualizations when we chose to use it. After several updates, other tools began to have newer features. Looker still stands competitive.
Purav Vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Visual Analytics

SAS Visual Analytics stuck against IBM SPSS Modeler and Tableau in the sense that, it is far more accurate and reliable in the aspect of data and statistical analyses than others. Also, it is not just globally recognized as the leader in the field of statistical and data analysis, but also the most used statistical software worldwide. In addition, it combines the functionality of both IBM SPSS Modeler and Tableau which implies, it is comprehensive and has the widest coverage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Looker

No answers on this topic

SAS Visual Analytics

  • SAS Visual Analytics licensing cost should be reduced to enable users to use it in mass scale.
  • More statistical and mathematical equations and theories should be converted into SAS functions for reusing.
  • Because of enriched ETL and reporting capabilities SAS Visual Analytics is most preferred by business users.
suva sahu | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Looker

General

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

Looker Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SAS Visual Analytics

General

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

SAS Visual Analytics Editions & Modules

Edition
SAS Visual Analytics for SAS Cloud1
  1. Annual By Users: 5, 10, 20
Additional Pricing Details
SAS Visual Statistics and SAS Office Analytics are also available as add-ons.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Looker
8.2
SAS Visual Analytics
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Looker
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics

Support Rating

Looker
10.0
SAS Visual Analytics
10.0

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