393 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.5 out of 101
48 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

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.
No photo available

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 profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.1
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8
SAS Business Intelligence
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.3
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.3
SAS Business Intelligence
6.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.9
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.1
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Formatting capabilities
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.3
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.3
SAS Business Intelligence
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.9
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7
Publish to Web
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Publish to PDF
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.4
SAS Business Intelligence
9.2
Report Versioning
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.6
SAS Business Intelligence
8.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.7
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.5
SAS Business Intelligence
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.3
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.6
SAS Business Intelligence
7.9
Predictive Analytics
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.7
SAS Business Intelligence
9.2

Access Control and Security

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8
SAS Business Intelligence
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8
SAS Business Intelligence
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8
SAS Business Intelligence
9.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.7
SAS Business Intelligence
9.2

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.7
SAS Business Intelligence
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.9
SAS Business Intelligence
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.4
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.6
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8
SAS Business Intelligence
6.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.7
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
REST API
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.9
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
iFrames
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
6.9
SAS Business Intelligence
6.3
Java API
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.6
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.9
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0

Pros

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

  • Oracle helps with easy customization of reports.
  • It helps with the creation of dashboards and the integration of different data sources.
  • Oracle BI was a package used for multiple users across our organization - publishing and distributing reports was a breeze.
No photo available

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 profile photo

Cons

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

  • It's not very friendly for those of us that like to by-pass the fuzzy interface and just write sql queries.
  • It has the ability to do sub-queries, but the performance really slows down to the point where complex dashboards simply won't run. There is not a lot of help from Oracle to help optimize.
  • It isn't suitable for having multiple authors or developers because there isn't any version control - you don't know who changed what.
  • It doesn't have the capability to have custom dashboards by user. There is a way to save a view with all the filters set - but not to select the sections that they want to see.
No photo available

SAS Business Intelligence

  • Software setup and administration can be cumbersome if you do not have the right people to tune the product to operate efficiently
  • Data Integration product can be difficult for those who do not already have some data processing experience.
  • Difficult to get some departments to buy in to using the product as they are siloed into another product.
Erik Larsen profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

Oracle BI Foundation Suite 8.3
Based on 7 answers
Unless there is a real alternative which could compete at the price point of Oracle, I don't see any alternative but to renew the product.
Nishant Bhushan profile photo

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 profile photo

Usability

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

Oracle BI Foundation Suite 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 profile photo

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

Oracle BI Foundation Suite 9.0
Based on 2 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 profile photo

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 profile photo

In-Person Training

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

Oracle BI Foundation Suite 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle University offers very in-depth training.
Tom Jaskula profile photo

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

Oracle BI Foundation Suite 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Typical product roll out however once again support was with us at all times.
Daniel J. Lewis profile photo

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

Oracle BI foundation suite has specific capabilities like scorecard and strategy management. It helps us to set specific goals, and track and manage performance.
Ashwini Chandorkar profile photo

SAS Business Intelligence

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.
Thomas Young profile photo

Return on Investment

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

  • 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 profile photo

SAS Business Intelligence

  • Positive Impact: better customer service. We have been able to deliver reports that will help multiple employees and implement any feedback they have on those reports quickly.
  • Positive Impact: increased inter-departmental discussions. We have long had a problem working in silos. Now we are pulling data from multiple departments into one report, and it becomes easy to see how what one department is doing in affecting another. We had a meeting to discuss a preliminary report on course scheduling efficiency. It included data from our Facilities folks and our academic Deans. Once we put the numbers up on the screen, there spawned a helpful discussion about how what one department can do to help another.
  • Positive Impact: organizational transparency. For the first time, our users are exposed to a wealth of data about themselves and other areas of the college. It is starting to make some question the way we do business, and if there is a better way.
Nicole Jagusztyn profile photo

Pricing Details

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

General

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

SAS Business Intelligence

General

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

Add comparison