Noetix vs. SAS Business Intelligence

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Noetix
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Noetix is a business intelligence software offering from Noetix.N/A
SAS Business Intelligence
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
NoetixSAS Business Intelligence
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NoetixSAS Business Intelligence
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
NoetixSAS Business Intelligence
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
10.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
5 Ratings
15% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)10.01 Ratings9.95 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model10.01 Ratings9.95 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)10.01 Ratings9.95 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
SAS Business Intelligence
6.7
5 Ratings
19% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings7.15 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings7.15 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings6.15 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
5 Ratings
14% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings5.25 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings7.15 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.85 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
SAS Business Intelligence
9.5
5 Ratings
14% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.95 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings9.95 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings9.95 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
4 Ratings
6% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
SAS Business Intelligence
5.8
4 Ratings
31% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings5.14 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings6.14 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
3 Ratings
8% below category average
REST API00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings6.13 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
NoetixSAS Business Intelligence
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.5
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
NoetixSAS Business Intelligence
Likelihood to Recommend
Magnitude Software, Inc.
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
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SAS
SAS Business Intelligence is more suited to organizations which are already using SAS as the primary software for their analytics needs. Learning curve is relatively shorter for teams already skilled in BASE SAS. For organizations already working with open source software like Julia and Python, it doesn't make much sense to use SAS BI.
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Pros
Magnitude Software, Inc.
  • 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.
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SAS
  • 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
Magnitude Software, Inc.
  • 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.
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SAS
  • 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
Magnitude Software, Inc.
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SAS
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
Magnitude Software, Inc.
No answers on this topic
SAS
SAS BI is good for creating reports and dashboards and then sharing it with the users. It also has ability to manage access to the reports and dashboards but somehow with most of the world moving to open source languages R, Python and Julia, SAS BI feels to be archaic in terms of feature set and integrations it allow[s]. Also, comparing it with other Business Intelligence tools like Tableau and Microsoft BI, the functionality of SAS BI is very limited and doesn't justify the pricing.
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Support Rating
Magnitude Software, Inc.
No answers on this topic
SAS
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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Alternatives Considered
Magnitude Software, Inc.
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.
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SAS
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
Magnitude Software, Inc.
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SAS
  • 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
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