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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL

We have used it successfully as mentioned on two large programs, but again it is an enterprise tool so I am only speaking from the standpoint of my team. Hundreds of teams across our enterprise use this every day. We keep our decision tracker out there as well as important program documents required by our SDLC process like requirements, etc. We also publish test results for the team to see. We use SharePoint to share test data across the organization as we can not just email files back and forth. We can rely on the security settings of SharePoint to allow access to only those team members that need to see the test data. And even though our test data is masked, we still control access to it. I would recommend that any team can benefit from using SharePoint and it gives a good place to store program/project files. It becomes the source of the truth and you just keep putting the most current versions and save them to SharePoint.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Tapan Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
6.8
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
SAS Business Intelligence
5.3
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
SAS Business Intelligence
9.5
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
SAS Business Intelligence
5.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
SAS Business Intelligence
5.1
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
SAS Business Intelligence
5.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
SAS Business Intelligence
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0

Pros

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Business Intelligence

  • Collect and combine data from multiple sources. For example, data from the college database, the National Student Clearinghouse and our student services tracking software can combine to feed one report.
  • Condense millions of rows of data into a single, easy to use report. For example, we can produce a cube that is collapsed at a high level, and users can drill down to their area of interest in seconds.
  • Create interactive reports. It was important that our reports contained the ability for users to play with the data. They had to be able to filter large datasets, drag and drop comparison groups into graphs, and drill down to student-level data. SAS BI provided all of this and more.
Nicole Jagusztyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 8.8
Based on 7 answers
This was a long-term buy-in from a corporate perspective, to remain in the SharePoint space. Migration is certainly possible, which is good for planning and having options further out. At this point, the only planned migration is to eventually move the architecture up to SharePoint/SQL 2013. At that point, we will be able to leverage some greater efficiencies, some enhanced content design and management features, and some more current social features. It is well worth a full consideration in any shop looking at a new implementation of or migration to SharePoint (although you will probably be considering 2013 versions or beyond in those discussions), but the platform should be a strong competitor to any alternatives. Realizing the capability of a fully-branded and customized website was not part of the original choice for the architecture at Lincoln, but seeing it implemented and functioning now with this capacity far beyond original expectations has certainly cemented plans to continue using it.
Tim Ritter | 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

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Over all very similar to other microsoft products
John Dopson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft have good local teams
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Nicole Jagusztyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

MS SharePoint / SQL

I have used both Google Drive and Zoho Docs which seem similar to MS SharePoint. The main differences I noticed as a user is that the user interfaces in both Google Drive and Zoho Docs were much more intuitive and they were much easier to navigate than MS SharePoint. There are a lot more things that you can do with MS SharePoint, but for a smaller company, it may not be worth the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Business Intelligence

I have used Crystal Reports, Jaspersoft and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). I would recommended Business Intelligence over SSRS and Crystal Reports. SSRS is very SQL-centric and Crystal Reports is more of an end-user tool. I would recommend Jaspersoft over Business Intelligence for developing a seamless web-based reporting interface but I highly recommend Business Intelligence for end-user ad-hoc reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • I've installed SharePoint in many different industries and each industry has seen greater collaboration among their teams both locally and nationally. The ability to collaborate more efficiently has reduced the need to have employees centrally located.
  • Companies which have used SharePoint in a end user training portal have had great ROI, since they can create the content once and share with all their users who subscribe to their training service. The web content management aspect of SharePoint is a very helpful feature.
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

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

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

SAS Business Intelligence

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
SAS Business Intelligence
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
SAS Business Intelligence
9.3

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
SAS Business Intelligence

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
SAS Business Intelligence

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