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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Analytics Server

The tool is still very good considering the complexities in data that can be modified within the tool using SQL queries. It can be used with advanced coding to integrate data from non-coherent sources. The only place where it is slightly less appropriate is where there is not a crisp UI. The UI and mobile experience could be more intuitive.
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

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
SAS Visual Analytics
6.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Analytics Server
7.6
SAS Visual Analytics
4.5
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Analytics Server
9.1
SAS Visual Analytics
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
SAS Visual Analytics
7.1
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
SAS Visual Analytics
6.9
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
SAS Visual Analytics
6.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
SAS Visual Analytics
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
SAS Visual Analytics
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
SAS Visual Analytics
8.0
Publish to Web
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
SAS Visual Analytics
7.7
Publish to PDF
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
7.7
Report Versioning
Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Analytics Server
9.5
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
SAS Visual Analytics
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Analytics Server
8.4
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4

Access Control and Security

Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
SAS Visual Analytics
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
SAS Visual Analytics
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.8
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.9
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4
REST API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Javascript API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
iFrames
Oracle Analytics Server
7.7
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Java API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9

Pros

Oracle Analytics Server

  • Ease of development and quick turnouts as the build is easier compared to some other BI tools for both reporting developers as well as the power users. The RPD development is comparatively easier to build for star schemas and also the subject areas are easier to use by the power users.
  • Easy integration of Mobile BI interface and sharing features in the same layer.
  • Easy integration of other functionality like MapViewer. Multi database type integration is enabled which is not really a distinctive feature in market, but has been improved a lot in OBIEE now.
Vineet Rai | 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

Oracle Analytics Server

  • Some issues that require the assistance of support at Oracle can be time-consuming and difficult to solve.
  • Upgrade from 10g to 11g has made the OBI Foundation Suite very performance intensive. Requires much better hardware support now.
  • Initial setup is not as straightforward as that of previous versions.
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

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.3
Based on 7 answers
Scalability and rich integration capabilities. In the future, if we go with Hyperion for the Financial Consolidation and planning purposes -BI integration with Hyperion is going to be much simpler as it has native interface connectivity and even integration capabilities with well known CRM products (Siebel) and ERP Products (Oracle EBS, Peoplesoft, SAP) is going to be easy and straight forward.
Satyendra Yenugula | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Visual Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
For me or a staff memeber that uses it frequently, its usability is sufficient. However newbies could have a few issues but find their workflow
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Visual Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 9.0
Based on 4 answers
It's fast, efficient and easy to work with. Scheduling could help when planning out a day however overall it's a big plus when rolling out and supporting Oracle.
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Visual Analytics

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

In-Person Training

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle University offers very in-depth training.
Tom Jaskula | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Visual Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
A properly implemented Endeca solution performs extremely well on the largest of datasets and it positions your organization to immediately achieve your ROI.
Tom Jaskula | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Visual Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Analytics Server

At the time we made the decision, we also evaluated other tools such as QlikView and SAP Power BI. But since our main solutions are Oracle (ERP, planning, consolidation), it was natural to adopt OBI. And it was also less expensive than the others.
Federico Shortrede | 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

Oracle Analytics Server

  • We've used OBIEE (or it's previous named product) for over 13 years and it's still the most used tool for BI by the business.
  • We moved our largest business system off of Business Object into OBI so we could gain improved performance, reliability, and easier management of metadata.
Mary BrowningSmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle Analytics Server

General

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

Oracle Analytics Server 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

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
SAS Visual Analytics
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
SAS Visual Analytics

Usability

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
SAS Visual Analytics

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
10.0

In-Person Training

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
SAS Visual Analytics

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