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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Roambi

Getting Roambi up to speed in your company certainly is a quick win. After just a few days, several of our reports were mobilized, interactive and automatically updated. Building Roambi reports is not hard to do; the intuitive interface allows virtually any type of user to create his or her own reports.
Timothy Vermeiren | 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

SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
6.8
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Customizable dashboards
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Drill-down analysis
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
5.5
Formatting capabilities
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
9.7

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
9.4
Publish to Web
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Publish to PDF
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Report Versioning
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
9.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
8.8
Predictive Analytics
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9

Access Control and Security

SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
9.7
Role-Based Security Model
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
5.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
5.2
Dedicated Android Application
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
5.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
6.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
REST API
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
6.2
iFrames
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Java API
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0

Pros

SAP Roambi

  • Report templates that are easy to learn, use, update and maintain.
  • Great looking reports that stay up-to-date with what Apple is producing. When Apple rolled out the new look and feel to their iOS7 release, Roambi created a brand new set of reports within two weeks to go along with the iOS7 changes.
  • Seamless integration with our existing BI environment, SAP Business Objects XI, 3.1. This drastically reduced the time from purchase to client-ready roll out from months to weeks.
Len Bartlett, MBA | 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

SAP Roambi

  • cardex type of presentation is already innovated in roambi in 2012, even iOS safari browser idea was created from this cardex style
  • blink view is only available for sap and ms sql
  • roambi publisher is very user-friendly and understandable for non technical person as well
Anonymous | 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

SAP Roambi

SAP Roambi 7.5
Based on 12 answers
I would definitely use Roambi again because of its ease-of-use, but its lack of customization ability makes it difficult to recommend to businesses as business needs are always changing. People are picky, and on the Roambi project, we were not able to fully live up to the customer's expectations, limited by Roambi's preset limitations.
Sean Chou | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Usability

SAP Roambi

SAP Roambi 8.0
Based on 1 answer
VERY easy to use. Only limited by how the graphs and data is initially set up.
Sean Chou | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

SAP Roambi

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

SAP Roambi

We have compared Roambi against Business Objects, Reporting Services (on tablet) and Cubeware Cockpit. All those solutions lack in support of touch capabilities and responsiveness. Roambi "feels" just right. There is no training required and users love to explore the application. Compared to Roambi all other solutions feel very technical and hard to understand.
Benno Eiwen | 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

SAP Roambi

  • Increased insights on customer success metrics (using a Layers report).
  • Higher motivation of employees, better communication towards employees, tighter bonds with the company - because of Roambi Flow. Periodic Flow magazines with analytic capabilities are sent out to the employees, as we value frequent and meaningful contact - both ways.
Timothy Vermeiren | 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

SAP Roambi

General

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

SAP Roambi Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$101
Business$391
Enterprise$591
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

SAS Business Intelligence

General

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

SAS Business Intelligence Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Roambi
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Roambi
7.5
SAS Business Intelligence
9.3

Usability

SAP Roambi
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence

Reliability and Availability

SAP Roambi
10.0
SAS Business Intelligence

Support Rating

SAP Roambi
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0

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