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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SAS/Access

SAS/Access is well suited for companies who need to manipulate and analyze large databases and data-sets. It does the same thing as SQL, and if you already know basic SAS coding it is easier to pick up. SAS/Access works well with analyzing data from multiple data-sources at once, including large databases stored in external and virtual environments like Hadoop. Data can be easily reassembled from relational databases for use by the user. SAS/Access is not necessary if you are only pulling data from one database that you have the physical file for.
Nikardi Jallah | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Data Management Platform

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.
Ravi Lagu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

SAS/Access
9.7
SAS Data Management Platform
8.0
Connect to traditional data sources
SAS/Access
10.0
SAS Data Management Platform
10.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
SAS/Access
9.5
SAS Data Management Platform
6.0

Data Transformations

SAS/Access
8.5
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
Simple transformations
SAS/Access
9.0
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
Complex transformations
SAS/Access
8.0
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0

Data Modeling

SAS/Access
8.8
SAS Data Management Platform
6.4
Data model creation
SAS/Access
9.0
SAS Data Management Platform
Metadata management
SAS/Access
9.0
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
Business rules and workflow
SAS/Access
9.0
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
Collaboration
SAS/Access
9.0
SAS Data Management Platform
5.0
Testing and debugging
SAS/Access
8.0
SAS Data Management Platform
2.0
feature 1
SAS/Access
SAS Data Management Platform
7.0

Data Governance

SAS/Access
9.7
SAS Data Management Platform
8.5
Integration with data quality tools
SAS/Access
9.5
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
Integration with MDM tools
SAS/Access
10.0
SAS Data Management Platform
8.0

Pros

SAS/Access

  • Secure connections to databases
  • Managed access to databases and data
  • Customized access to databases
Larry Burns | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Data Management Platform

  • 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
Ravi Lagu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAS/Access

  • Syntax for the connection string can be tricky
  • Specification of the data source driver can be tricky
Jim Metcalf | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Data Management Platform

  • 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.
Ravi Lagu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAS/Access

SAS/Access 10.0
Based on 4 answers
I have always received excelled service working with SAS technical support. Additionally, the tool is used so widely that there are many online resources and use cases that allow you to see many other uses or support routes.
Larry Burns | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Data Management Platform

SAS Data Management Platform 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Ravi Lagu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAS/Access

Datastage might be the closest one. Being a full ETL tool, it's weird to compare both. Datastage might be more robust for extraction but it lacks the simplicity that the end users need for everyday data extract and analysis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Data Management Platform

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.
Ravi Lagu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAS/Access

  • Bring usable data together quickly for downstream consumption e.g. modelling and reporting.
Horst Wolter | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Data Management Platform

  • 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.
Ravi Lagu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAS/Access

General

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

SAS Data Management Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAS/Access
10.0
SAS Data Management Platform
7.0

Support Rating

SAS/Access
10.0
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0

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