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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Hyperion

Well suited: For use in multiple offices around the world. I was able to obtain financial reporting data from 5 foreign offices and then consolidate their data with 3 domestic USA offices to prepare a consolidated financial statement.Less Appropriate: Translating the financial value for consulting services could be a bit challenging because that required human interaction and judgement. It would have been great to be able to set up some software to be able to interpret this and let it run for all future project work revenue projection.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Advanced Analytics

SAS Advanced Analytics excels with projects that have at least 3 parts. The first part is the ability to address and compare different modeling types. Suppose you are an analyst interested in predicting home prices or whether an individual will reapply for unemployment insurance. There are lots of model types that could work for these two situations. SAS Advanced Analytics makes it easy (although not as easy as SAS Enterprise Miner) to compare the performance of different modeling types, such as comparing support vector machines with random forest models. A second scenario that SAS Advanced Analytics does a good job at is making the analysis reproducible. By showing the lineage of analyses, another analyst is able to follow the work of the previous analyst. This is a huge advantage for individuals working in corporations or governments. The third area SAS Advanced Analytics is useful is in text analytics. The field is huge now, and I haven't come across a software that makes text analytics as easy as SAS Advanced Analytics.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Hyperion
7.4
SAS Advanced Analytics
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
SAS Advanced Analytics
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
SAS Advanced Analytics
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
SAS Advanced Analytics

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Hyperion
7.6
SAS Advanced Analytics
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
SAS Advanced Analytics
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
SAS Advanced Analytics
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAS Advanced Analytics
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
SAS Advanced Analytics

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Hyperion
6.8
SAS Advanced Analytics
Publish to Web
Oracle Hyperion
6.4
SAS Advanced Analytics
Publish to PDF
Oracle Hyperion
6.5
SAS Advanced Analytics
Report Versioning
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
SAS Advanced Analytics
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
SAS Advanced Analytics

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Hyperion
7.1
SAS Advanced Analytics
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Hyperion
6.9
SAS Advanced Analytics
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAS Advanced Analytics
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
SAS Advanced Analytics

Access Control and Security

Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAS Advanced Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAS Advanced Analytics
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Hyperion
6.6
SAS Advanced Analytics
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
SAS Advanced Analytics
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
SAS Advanced Analytics

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Hyperion
5.6
SAS Advanced Analytics
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Hyperion
6.1
SAS Advanced Analytics
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
SAS Advanced Analytics
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
SAS Advanced Analytics
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Hyperion
6.2
SAS Advanced Analytics

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Oracle Hyperion
8.2
SAS Advanced Analytics
Long-term financial planning
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
SAS Advanced Analytics
Financial budgeting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
SAS Advanced Analytics
Forecasting
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
SAS Advanced Analytics
Scenario modeling
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
SAS Advanced Analytics
Management reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
SAS Advanced Analytics

Consolidation and Close

Oracle Hyperion
7.8
SAS Advanced Analytics
Financial data consolidation
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
SAS Advanced Analytics
Journal entries and reports
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
SAS Advanced Analytics
Multi-currency management
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
SAS Advanced Analytics
Intercompany Eliminations
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
SAS Advanced Analytics
Minority Ownership
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
SAS Advanced Analytics
Local and consolidated reporting
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
SAS Advanced Analytics
Detailed Audit Trails
Oracle Hyperion
7.6
SAS Advanced Analytics

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Oracle Hyperion
8.2
SAS Advanced Analytics
Financial Statement Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
SAS Advanced Analytics
Management Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
SAS Advanced Analytics
Excel-based Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.9
SAS Advanced Analytics
Automated board and financial reporting
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
SAS Advanced Analytics
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
SAS Advanced Analytics

Analytics

Oracle Hyperion
7.5
SAS Advanced Analytics
Personalized dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
SAS Advanced Analytics
Color-coded scorecards
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAS Advanced Analytics
KPIs
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
SAS Advanced Analytics
Cost and profitability analysis
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
SAS Advanced Analytics
Key Performance Indicator setting
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
SAS Advanced Analytics
Benchmarking with external data
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
SAS Advanced Analytics

Integration

Oracle Hyperion
8.0
SAS Advanced Analytics
Flat file integration
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
SAS Advanced Analytics
Excel data integration
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
SAS Advanced Analytics
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAS Advanced Analytics

Pros

Oracle Hyperion

  • This product handles budgeting by Employee and/or Position very well. It is highly flexible and allows Hyperion administrators the ability to develop a planning application that fits a variety of different business needs.
  • It is great at calculating benefits using business rules to automate the population of these fringe costs in the overall budget planning process. This greatly reduces user error.
  • It allows you to seed the operating budget based on changes to key drivers, such as percentage increases, flat dollar increases and more detailed changes using business rules.
  • Allows visibility into the plans for each unit across the organization, rolled up into an overall budget for the campus.
  • It handles the creation of budgets with multiple chartfield segments or dimensions, which most other budgeting systems cannot handle well. It can aggregate these very quickly.
Teal Sexton | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Advanced Analytics

  • Complex Survey Analysis- SAS is a great resource if you need to analyze complex survey data. One can easily write code for this by inserting (survey) in front of the procedure with the weight, cluster, and strata variables. (ex: surveyfreq)
  • Modeling/ Graphing- SAS creates clean and easy to understand graphs and models which take visual data to the next level.
  • Support- There is a large SAS Advanced analytics online support in place. It is easy to find help on many procedures that you will use in this software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Hyperion

  • One pain point for us is the consolidation and translation process. Needing to translate the data over and over again is frustrating and there is no visibility into how many users are running a translation. If multiple users attempt to translate the same data set, say goodbye to your performance but you have no way of knowing! (Unless you want to pull up a task audit which is not a very realistic expectation). It has the been the quickest way for us to bring the system to it's knees. The consolidation process performs in direct correlation to the complexity of the calculation/consolidation rules. So, while the product is extremely flexible, you still have to be careful how you design your rules and calculations to make sure that you do it on the smallest subset of data as possible to avoid large processing times. This makes sense, but requires some significant expertise that most organizations do not have in-house.
  • The Hyperion Financial Reporting product is ridiculously outdated and clunky to use. The interface for designing reports is not intuitive, and not easy to modify once a report is built. I think there must be a strategic decision to move away from it and go to something more like Oracle BI because I just can't understand why in the world they don't update the reporting product. It also requires a significant level of expertise to be able to use. Not a great solution at all if you want multiple end-users to create reports in something other than Excel. Nobody except the HFM admin (which I used to be) in our company even touches this module.
  • Another pain point is the amount of IT support that is required to run this thing, and again, specialized knowledge of Hyperion products and how they work is required for IT to adequately support it. This goes for application servers and the Oracle database that the applications are running on.
Matt Downing | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Advanced Analytics

  • SAS Analytics does not have very good graphic capabilities. Their advanced graphics packages are expensive, and still not very appealing or intuitive to customize.
  • SAS Analytics is not as up-to-date when it comes to advanced analytical techniques as R or other open-source analytics packages.
Remy Welch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 5.0
Based on 1 answer
We're in the middle of the road because we are not sure that other products on the market fit the bill for what we need yet. Hyperion is expensive and burdensome from an administrator and maintenance standpoint, but it still seems to be the best solution for what we need. Show us an equally capable SaaS consolidation product and we'll talk again.
Matt Downing | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Advanced Analytics

SAS Advanced Analytics 4.5
Based on 5 answers
Not only does SAS become easier to use as the user gets more familiar with its capabilities, but the customer service is excellent. Any issues with SAS and their technical team is either contacting the user via email, chat, text, WebEx, or phone. They have power users that have years of experience with SAS there to help with any issue.
Nathan Och | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Advanced Analytics

SAS Advanced Analytics 6.1
Based on 2 answers
If SAS Enterprise Guide is utilized any beginning user will be able to shorten the learning curve. This is allow the user a plethora of basic capabilities until they can utilize coding to expand their needs in manipulating and presenting data. SAS is also dedicated to expanding this environment so it is ever growing.
Nathan Och | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Advanced Analytics

SAS Advanced Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
SAS probably has the most market saturation out of all of the analytics software worldwide. They are in every industry and they are knowledgable about every industry. They are always available to take questions, solve issues, and discuss a company's needs. A company that buys SAS software has a dedicated representative that is there for all of their needs.
Nathan Och | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Advanced Analytics

SAS Advanced Analytics 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Although nothing is perfect, SAS is almost there. The software can handle billions of rows of data without a glitch and runs at a quick pace regardless of what the user wants to perform. SAS products are made to handle data so performance is of their utmost important. The software is created to run things as efficiently as SAS software can to maximize performance.
Nathan Och | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The premium support team provides much needed dedicated customer service which we are after for what we have paid for this service. We are satisfied with the service and support and do not have any instance where there was an issue that requires escalation to get the right support team. Though the incidence of major issues that requires the premium support are less, we prefer to keep this as a safety net.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Advanced Analytics

SAS Advanced Analytics 9.5
Based on 4 answers
SAS is generally known for good support that's one of the main reasons to justify the cost of having SAS licenses within our organization is knowing that customer support is just a quick phone call away. I've usually had good experiences with the SAS customer support team it's one of the ways in which the company stands out in my view.
Yoni Dvorkis | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Advanced Analytics

SAS Advanced Analytics 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAS has regional and national conferences that are dedicated to expanding users' knowledge of the software and showing them what changes and additions they are making to the software. There are user groups in most of the major cities that also provide multi-day seminars that focus on specific topics for education. If online training isn't the best way for the user, there is ample in-person training available.
Nathan Och | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Advanced Analytics

SAS Advanced Analytics 8.0
Based on 1 answer
There are online videos, live classes, and resource material which makes training very easy to access. However, nothing is circumstantial so applying your training can get tricky if the user is performing complex tasks. When purchasing software, SAS will also allocate education credits so the user(s) can access classes and material online to help expand their knowledge.
Nathan Och | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Advanced Analytics

SAS Advanced Analytics 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Ask as many questions you can before the install to understand the process. Since a third party does the installation your company is sort of a passanger and it is easy to get lost in the process. It also helps to have all users and IT support involved in the install to help increase the knowledge as to how SAS runs and what it needs to perform correctly.
Nathan Och | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Hyperion

I use Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Mangement because the company I work at requires me to use it in the Financial Planning sector as most of their data is stored in it. I am open minded and ready to use other performance management tools created by Oracle if my work permits.
Ricky Bhatia | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Advanced Analytics

We had major use of SAS in forecasting where it doesn't require high level of coding knowledge and which has highly efficient models built in which can give good results on forecasts without lot of manual intervention. This tool was designed specifically for forecasting and hence was always a better choice compared to other tools.
Rishi Bavishi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Advanced Analytics

SAS Advanced Analytics 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It all depends on the type of SAS product the user has. Scaleability differs from product to product, and if the user has SAS Office Analytics the scaleability is quite robust. This software will satisfy the majority of the company's analytic needs for years to come. In addition, if SAS is not meeting the users needs the company can easily find SAS solutions that will.
Nathan Och | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Hyperion

  • Oracle Hyperion allows us to automate and consolidate financial data that used to be performed manually in spreadsheets. From that perspective the ROI is huge.
  • Oracle Hyperion functionality is extensive and allows us to perform most functions for planning, consolidating and reporting on our financial data.
  • One negative with Oracle Hyperion is that it is complicated to implement and maintain. It takes expertise at all levels (infrastructure and management) to realize the benefits from it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Advanced Analytics

  • SAS Advanced Analytics is not the cheapest software on the market. The overall cost was weighed against free, open-source software tools. The overall return, I think, was quite positive because SAS Advanced Analytics saves enormous amounts of time compared to the open-source software tools.
  • At first, adopting SAS Advanced Analytics was a negative return because it took time for individuals to change their analytics habits and adjust to superior tools available at their discretion.
  • SAS Advanced Analytics has replaced the need to hire less expensive R or Python programmers. So, although the software requires an initial expensive upfront investment, the ease of use makes it so that other areas of expenditure save money.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Hyperion

General

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

SAS Advanced Analytics

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Hyperion
7.8
SAS Advanced Analytics
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Hyperion
5.0
SAS Advanced Analytics
4.5

Usability

Oracle Hyperion
SAS Advanced Analytics
6.1

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Hyperion
SAS Advanced Analytics
10.0

Performance

Oracle Hyperion
SAS Advanced Analytics
9.0

Support Rating

Oracle Hyperion
8.0
SAS Advanced Analytics
9.5

In-Person Training

Oracle Hyperion
SAS Advanced Analytics
9.0

Online Training

Oracle Hyperion
SAS Advanced Analytics
8.0

Implementation Rating

Oracle Hyperion
SAS Advanced Analytics
9.0

Scalability

Oracle Hyperion
SAS Advanced Analytics
9.0

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