Phocas Business Intelligence vs. SAS Data Management Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Phocas Business Intelligence
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Phocas helps users discover data and provides results in real time.  It is designed for non-technical users and delivers a simple yet powerful analytical capability that quickly turns data into a chart, graph or map.  It brings up data on local, regional or global sales, inventory, forecasts, prices, profit margins, budgets and more. Phocas, based in the United Kingdom, is a business intelligence firm with offices in…N/A
SAS Data Management Platform
Score 7.0 out of 10
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SAS Data Management Platform is a data integration solution, from SAS.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Phocas Business IntelligenceSAS Data Management Platform
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPhocas has built its business model on exceeding customer expectations. We’ve operated on a subscription basis from the start and in the words of Phocas Group chairman and co-founder Paul Magee: ‘That puts the onus on us to perform’. And we like that. In fact, our whole company ecosystem is built around that ‘light bulb moment’ when customers achieve a breakthrough by seeing their business through fresh eyes.
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Community Pulse
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Features
Phocas Business IntelligenceSAS Data Management Platform
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.0
4 Ratings
10% above category average
SAS Data Management Platform
-
Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.6
4 Ratings
17% above category average
SAS Data Management Platform
-
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Drill-down analysis10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.3
4 Ratings
10% above category average
SAS Data Management Platform
-
Ratings
Publish to PDF10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Versioning8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.3
4 Ratings
2% above category average
SAS Data Management Platform
-
Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.9
4 Ratings
14% above category average
SAS Data Management Platform
-
Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)9.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.5
3 Ratings
17% above category average
SAS Data Management Platform
-
Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
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Ratings
SAS Data Management Platform
8.0
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
-
Ratings
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
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Ratings
SAS Data Management Platform
6.4
1 Ratings
24% below category average
Metadata management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
-
Ratings
SAS Data Management Platform
8.5
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Phocas Business IntelligenceSAS Data Management Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(4 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Phocas Business IntelligenceSAS Data Management Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Phocas
If you would like your data in one place with easy access, this is the software for you. You can have data from multiple systems and bring it into one view so that you have a quick and easily visible dashboard for the data you wish to see.
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SAS
SAS Data Management Platform is very well suited if you have common data sources like Oracle, SAP, MS SQL, etc.. Still, if there are a bit more obscure, then you need to purchase additional connectors to connect to those data sources. It is well suited when you don't have a business team with strong technical/coding background as the drag and drop interface makes creating jobs and scheduling them quite easy.
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Pros
Phocas
  • Custom reports are simple to create.
  • The ability to manage users and their dashboards is solid.
  • Easy to navigate web interface makes the software accessible from anywhere.
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SAS
  • Easy to use even for non-technical people
  • Connects to a variety of data sources
  • Statistical transformations available as part of the module
  • Graphical drag & drop interface
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Cons
Phocas
  • Phocas needs to make it easier to connect to different types of databases.
  • The data in Phocas needs to be updated faster in some cases.
  • It needs to provide functions to create better charts and graphs.
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SAS
  • Requires third-party drivers to connect to common data sources like SFDC, MS SQL, Postgres.
  • Debugging errors from the logs is a complicated process.
  • E-mail alert system is very primitive and needs customization to make it more modern,
  • Cannot send SMS alerts for jobs.
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Usability
Phocas
It is a very user-friendly product and is easy to understand. You can get your data from just a quick click and the dashboard loads. You can take the data and drill down easy to find what you are looking for.
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SAS
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Support Rating
Phocas
Support is responsive. You log a call and they will respond quickly and resolve your issues. We have only had great experiences with the support team.
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SAS
SAS Tech Support is one of the best tech supports available. Not only do they respond faster, but they also have a global 24x7 support team that helps in case of production server issues. The staff is quite knowledgable and accommodating. They help you via e-mail, phone, or even WebEx if the issue demands. The solutions they provide are quite detailed and easy to implement even for someone who hasn't worked on SAS.
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Alternatives Considered
Phocas
Phocas is easy to use for end users and can be used on desktops, laptops, and phones.
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SAS
SAS Data Management Platform requires third-party drivers to connect to common data sources like SFDC, MS SQL, Postgres. Has almost all features present as compared to the alternatives we evaluated. On top of it, SAS offered statistical transformations and strong metadata management. SAS Data Management Platform was also the most cost-effective solution despite having to purchase a couple of connectors for SAP and Salesforce. The easy of applying security templates was also a feature that can be easily used as compared to others mentioned.
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Return on Investment
Phocas
  • It has given our business a view on data
  • We can access it from anywhere
  • You can have multiple dashboards for different information
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SAS
  • The platform enabled us to have a single repository of customers to run campaigns on.
  • Feedback from various campaigns is stored in a single database, which makes running A/B analysis easier.
  • Helped improve data quality due to SAS Dataflux being a part of the SAS Data Management Platform.
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