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Likelihood to Recommend

Noetix

If you desire to 'empower' employees to create or edit their own reports, Noetix is a great tool, though I am not particularly an 'empowerment' person. In my experience most people have enough work of their own, so to tell them they now have to create their own reports can cause problems. If someone is available, like I am, to create the reports based on user requirements, then the report can be shared with the user and they can make changes as needed. I have several users who use the same report over and over for slightly different applications, and they are happy to make the small alterations, but creating whole new reports can seem like a daunting task. I tell my users I don't want them to become frustrated. If they want to try on their own, fine, but don't waste more than half an hour, and if you start to get frustrated, stop and IM me. Ninety-nine times out of 100 I already have a report that will give them exactly what they need. I've done extensive training, and find it's quite easy for users to pick up
Darlene Mack | 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

Access Control and Security

Noetix
10.0
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Noetix
10.0
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Role-Based Security Model
Noetix
10.0
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Noetix
10.0
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9

BI Standard Reporting

Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
6.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Customizable dashboards
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Drill-down analysis
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
5.4
Formatting capabilities
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
9.5
Publish to Web
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Publish to PDF
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Report Versioning
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Predictive Analytics
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9

Mobile Capabilities

Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
5.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
5.2
Dedicated Android Application
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
5.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
REST API
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
6.2
iFrames
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Java API
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0

Pros

Noetix

  • Noetix makes reporting easy. Users can combine vtables (the Noetix term for its views), add or delete columns, add filters or parameters, sort, add totals to columns, all from an easy to use interface. It comes with a very large number of already written reports for all areas of Oracle reporting, but it also allows for custom vtables to be written, for Oracle or any database, to expand the number of available reports.
  • Noetix has an Excel add-in that is marvelous. It eliminates the need to run a report in the web application and export to Excel. The add-in can run very large reports, up to a million lines. Once a report is run in Excel, it can be saved, and then refreshed whenever needed. It's a really good tool.
  • Noetix is flexible. Joins can be added to existing Noetix vtables and also to custom vtables, to give users a large amount of data configurations to choose from. It also allows users to create calculated fields to any report.
  • Noetix is easy to administer. Users can be added or removed and grouped by the level of permission. Although, in our case, it validates against Oracle, the level of security is dictated by Noetix.
Darlene Mack | 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

Noetix

  • I like the fact that the output is standard, but I would like to be able to move columns around on the output screen, rather than having to go back to the editing screen, move the columns, then rerun the report.
  • Drag and drop of columns would be nice on the edit screen. Currently if you add a column to a report, it automatically goes to the bottom. Relocation of the column has to be done a line at a time. I would prefer to be able to grab the field I want from those available, and drop it into the report where I want it.
  • When adding a filter (or parameter), the available fields automatically come up in alphabetical order, but on the columns screen, they don't. They come up in the order they actually are in the query. That means, when creating custom vtables, to have the fields in alphabetical order, one must put them that way. It would be nice if Noetix put the fields in alphabetical order for the user.
Darlene Mack | 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

Noetix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Support Rating

Noetix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Alternatives Considered

Noetix

I believe Noetix is much easier to use than either Crystal Reports or InfoMaker. When I worked with InfoMaker I used to say it took 5 minutes to get the data and 5 hours (and sometimes days) to make it look good. The same can be true for Crystal Reports. Noetix has a standard format, and most people export to Excel anyway. Who prints reports? So formatting is not all that important.
Darlene Mack | 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

Noetix

No answers on this topic

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

Noetix

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

Noetix
10.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
9.3

Support Rating

Noetix
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0

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