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Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Tableau Desktop

    81%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    137 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    163 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    142 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Tableau Desktop

    81%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    156 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    159 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    120 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    155 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Tableau Desktop

    82%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    146 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    146 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    112 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    119 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    70 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Tableau Desktop

    84%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    151 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    146 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    123 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Tableau Desktop

    84%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    136 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    115 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    126 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    74 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Tableau Desktop

    79%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    121 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    179 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    113 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Tableau Desktop

    77%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    55 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    49 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    47 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    44 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    50 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    44 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SAS Advanced Analytics is rated higher in 5 areas: Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability
    • Tableau Desktop is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, In-Person Training
    • SAS Advanced Analytics and Tableau Desktop are tied in 1 area: Online Training

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    80%
    12 Ratings
    8.6

    Tableau Desktop

    86%
    191 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    4.5

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    45%
    5 Ratings
    8.9

    Tableau Desktop

    89%
    39 Ratings

    Usability

    6.1

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    61%
    2 Ratings
    8.8

    Tableau Desktop

    88%
    66 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    100%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    20 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    90%
    2 Ratings
    6.1

    Tableau Desktop

    61%
    18 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    100%
    6 Ratings
    7.9

    Tableau Desktop

    79%
    74 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    9.0

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.4

    Tableau Desktop

    94%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.0

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    90%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    68 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.0

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    90%
    1 Rating
    7.0

    Tableau Desktop

    70%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau Desktop is better for data analysis and visualization. Its advanced visualization features helped us better understand our business and customer demographics. We use Tableau Desktop to track our team’s progress. Real-time analyses and interactive dashboards are helpful for monitoring data. We can now create and share insights in ways we couldn’t before. It’s easy to put faith in and use these insights. Tableau Desktop can compare data from previous years with weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual comparisons. It assists businesses in identifying the best and least-sold products. However, this requires expensive licenses and skilled personnel, which small businesses cannot afford.
    Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    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

    Tableau Desktop

    • An excellent tool for data visualization, it presents information in an appealing visual format—an exceptional platform for storing and analyzing data in any size organization.
    • Through interactive parameters, it enables real-time interaction with the user and is easy to learn and get support from the community.
    Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    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

    Tableau Desktop

    • Formatting the data to work correctly in graphical presentations can be time consuming
    • Daily data extracts can run slowly depending on how much data is required and the source of the data
    • The desktop version is required for advanced functionality, editing on [the] Tableau server allows only limited features
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SAS Advanced Analytics Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Tableau Desktop

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $70 per month

    Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Tableau Creator$70.001
    1. Per User / Per Month
    Additional Pricing Details
    All pricing plans are billed annually.

    Likelihood to Renew

    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

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau Desktop 8.9
    Based on 39 answers
    Our use of Tableau Desktop is still fairly low, and will continue over time. The only real concern is around cost of the licenses, and I have mentioned this to Tableau and fully expect the development of more sensible models for our industry. This will remove any impediment to expansion of our use.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    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

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau Desktop 8.8
    Based on 66 answers
    It is a good tool for creating beautiful visualizations and sharing dashboards. It does offer a variety of features and also making interactive dashboards. It is easy to learn and create custom visualizations really fast. It does offer good API connectivity to gather data. But it lacks the structure for data cleaning and processing.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    SAS Advanced Analytics 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    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

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau Desktop 8.0
    Based on 20 answers
    When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
    Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    SAS Advanced Analytics 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    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

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau Desktop 6.1
    Based on 18 answers
    Tableau Desktop's performance is solid. You can really dig into a large dataset in the form of a spreadsheet, and it exhibits similarly good performance when accessing a moderately sized Oracle database. I noticed that with Tableau Desktop 9.3, the performance using a spreadsheet started to slow around 75K rows by about 60 columns. This was easily remedied by creating an extract and pushing it to Tableau Server, where performance went to lightning fast
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    SAS Advanced Analytics 10.0
    Based on 6 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

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau Desktop 7.9
    Based on 74 answers
    The Tableau Desktop's support team has been very helpful and tend to response very quickly. After all you have paid very premium price for the product and it goes to the services. This makes using the tool much easier for these who doesn't have such experience to get help quickly.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    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

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau Desktop 9.4
    Based on 4 answers
    It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
    Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    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

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau Desktop 8.0
    Based on 4 answers
    The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
    Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    SAS Advanced Analytics

    SAS Advanced Analytics 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    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

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau Desktop 8.0
    Based on 68 answers
    Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
    David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    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

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau hands-down wins based upon functionality, interoperability with a wide variety of enterprise-class data connections, end-user support, and quality of visualizations. Tableau Desktop offers a substantially more robust, refined, and mature product. It became quickly apparent that there was no real comparison. For applications that need fast, accurate analytics using a wide portfolio of underlying data sources, Tableau Desktop is the clear winner.
    Jason Guinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    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

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau Desktop 7.0
    Based on 3 answers
    Tableau Desktop's scaleability is really limited to the scale of your back-end data systems. If you want to pull down an extract and work quickly in-memory, in my application it scaled to a few tens of millions of rows using the in-memory engine. But it's really only limited by your back-end data store if you have or are willing to invest in an optimized SQL store or purpose-built query engine like Veritca or Netezza or something similar.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    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

    Tableau Desktop

    • Tableau was acquired years ago, and has provided good value with the content created.
    • Ongoing maintenance costs for the platform, both to maintain desktop and server licensing has made the continuing value questionable when compared to other offerings in the marketplace.
    • Users have largely been satisfied with the content, but not with the overall performance. This is due to a combination of factors including the performance of the Tableau engines as well as development deficiencies.
    John Stuchly | TrustRadius Reviewer

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