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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Discoverer is well suited as a reporting tool where data integration doesn't play a major role. Discoverer suits very well situations where a user has to run a query every day. Discoverer reports can be scheduled and the user can just view the data instead of running the query manually. Also, Discoverer takes away the pain of managing the database credentials. Discoverer is not well suited to situations where the whole enterprise wants to view the same dashboard. Discoverer is more of a departmental BI tool. Discoverer doesn't offer many options to integrate data unless one has to create and handle integration using PL/SQL.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAS Business Intelligence
6.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
SAS Business Intelligence
5.3
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAS Business Intelligence
9.5
Publish to Web
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Publish to PDF
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Report Versioning
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9

Access Control and Security

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
SAS Business Intelligence
5.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
SAS Business Intelligence
5.1
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
SAS Business Intelligence
5.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
REST API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1
iFrames
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Java API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAS Business Intelligence
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0

Pros

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • SQL friendly which allows for fast adoption for those users who know how to write in SQL. This makes integration with other programs much easier.
  • Accessing data is very fast even with larger data sets.
  • The layout is clean and organized similar to a spreadsheet which allows for easier viewing and analyzing of the data.
Joseph R. Sweeney | 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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • There is always room for more scalability and optimization of performance.
  • Oracle BI changes a lot from version to version. A smoother transition into a new version would be very helpful.
  • Oracle BI's reporting tool is a little hard to use at first. The UI/UX of the tool can use improvement.
Jatel Desai | 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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Discoverer was already in place when I joined the company so I was not involved in the selection process. However, I have been involved in the review of Discoverer as compared to alternatives including Business Objects, OBIEE, and SSRS. On a cost benefit analysis Discoverer always came out on top. Changing to another tool never provided enough additional functionality to overcome the cost of conversion and ongoing maintenance.
Glen Norman | 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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • We have used Discoverer to respond to state sales and use tax audits and saved the company more than the cost of the product. Discoverer has thus assisted in our objective of managing costs.
  • Discoverer is used to provide reports for EEOC reporting assisting our goal of complying with all government requirements.
Glen Norman | 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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.3
SAS Business Intelligence
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
SAS Business Intelligence
9.3

Support Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0

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