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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

We combine data from various data sets. Most of my files are in flat files and stored by various teams. The data is added daily so we need a fast way to analyze it. Furthermore, we incorporate external data such as statistics Canada and economics. For these, [Tableau Desktop] needs to be responsive. I then use it to analyze the information. Also, the data is visualized by various teams and presented to executives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable dashboards
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Formatting capabilities
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to Web
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Predictive Analytics
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Access Control and Security

SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2
REST API
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Javascript API
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Java API
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAS Advanced Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3

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

  • The Visualizations graphics are really good and the color options help in designing attractive charts. They help to convey more information and can be made interactive.
  • You can add filters with offer you to plug and play with values and understand different outcomes.
  • You can drag and drop options while creating charts and dashboards. also it is a very fluid layout.
Anonymous | 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

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 8.9
Based on 61 answers
I think it is easy to use and provides beautiful charts. It is easier to do storytelling or to give a quick overview about your work.Tableau also makes it easy to share the dashboards and manage access right to them.I would recommend Tableau as one of the best visualization tools out there.(From my point of view, Tableau is like Apple and Power BI is like Android phone).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

SAS Advanced Analytics

SAS Advanced Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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 10 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 1 answer
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 9 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 9.7
Based on 4 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 8.4
Based on 54 answers
Tableau support team took their own time to reach out with their solution. However, Tableau online community forums where many visitors and user are ready to lend a hand to others and share their experiences provide support and help in any issues encounter during the development phase.
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 1 answer
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 36 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

If we do not have legacy tools which have already been set up, I would switch the visualization method to open source software via PyCharm, Atom, and Visual Studio IDE. These IDEs cannot directly help you to visualize the data but you can use many python packages to do so through these IDEs.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

SAS Advanced Analytics

General

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

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAS Advanced Analytics
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

SAS Advanced Analytics
4.5
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

SAS Advanced Analytics
6.1
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

SAS Advanced Analytics
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

SAS Advanced Analytics
9.0
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

SAS Advanced Analytics
9.7
Tableau Desktop
8.4

In-Person Training

SAS Advanced Analytics
9.0
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

SAS Advanced Analytics
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

SAS Advanced Analytics
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

SAS Advanced Analytics
9.0
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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