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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 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 Hyperion
7.3
SAS Visual Analytics
6.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
SAS Visual Analytics
4.5
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Hyperion
7.6
SAS Visual Analytics
7.0
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
SAS Visual Analytics
6.8
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
SAS Visual Analytics
6.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Hyperion
6.8
SAS Visual Analytics
7.9
Publish to Web
Oracle Hyperion
6.4
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6
Publish to PDF
Oracle Hyperion
6.5
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6
Report Versioning
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Hyperion
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Hyperion
7.1
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Hyperion
6.9
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4

Access Control and Security

Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAS Visual Analytics
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Hyperion
6.6
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Hyperion
5.6
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Hyperion
6.1
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Hyperion
6.2
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

Financial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Hyperion
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4
REST API
Oracle Hyperion
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Javascript API
Oracle Hyperion
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
iFrames
Oracle Hyperion
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Java API
Oracle Hyperion
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Hyperion
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Hyperion
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9

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 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 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 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 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 Visual Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Visual Analytics

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

General

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

Oracle Hyperion 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 Hyperion
7.8
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Hyperion
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics

Support Rating

Oracle Hyperion
8.0
SAS Visual Analytics
10.0

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