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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence is more suited to organizations which are already using SAS as the primary software for their analytics needs. Learning curve is relatively shorter for teams already skilled in BASE SAS. For organizations already working with open source software like Julia and Python, it doesn't make much sense to use SAS BI.
Raman Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide is good at taking various datasets and giving analyst/user ability to do some transformations without substantial amounts of code. Once the data is inside SAS, the memory of it is very efficient. Using SAS for data analysis can be helpful. It will give good statistics for you, and it has a robust set of functions that aid analysis.
Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAS Business Intelligence
6.7
SAS Enterprise Guide
Pixel Perfect reports
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
SAS Enterprise Guide
Customizable dashboards
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
SAS Enterprise Guide
Report Formatting Templates
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1
SAS Enterprise Guide

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Drill-down analysis
SAS Business Intelligence
5.2
SAS Enterprise Guide
Formatting capabilities
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
SAS Enterprise Guide
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Report sharing and collaboration
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
SAS Enterprise Guide

Report Output and Scheduling

SAS Business Intelligence
9.5
SAS Enterprise Guide
Publish to Web
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Publish to PDF
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
SAS Enterprise Guide
Report Versioning
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
SAS Enterprise Guide
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
SAS Enterprise Guide
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
SAS Enterprise Guide

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
SAS Enterprise Guide
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
SAS Enterprise Guide
Predictive Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
SAS Enterprise Guide

Access Control and Security

SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
SAS Enterprise Guide
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
SAS Enterprise Guide
Role-Based Security Model
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
SAS Enterprise Guide
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
SAS Enterprise Guide
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
SAS Enterprise Guide

Mobile Capabilities

SAS Business Intelligence
5.8
SAS Enterprise Guide
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
SAS Enterprise Guide
Dedicated iOS Application
SAS Business Intelligence
5.1
SAS Enterprise Guide
Dedicated Android Application
SAS Business Intelligence
5.1
SAS Enterprise Guide
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1
SAS Enterprise Guide

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
SAS Enterprise Guide
REST API
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Javascript API
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1
SAS Enterprise Guide
iFrames
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Java API
SAS Business Intelligence
7.9
SAS Enterprise Guide
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

Pros

SAS Business Intelligence

  • SAS BI makes it very easy to create interactive dashboards even for someone who is not from an IT background. For some specific requirements, basic knowledge of SQL is good enough.
  • A lot of functions have been predefined which makes it very convenient to create dashboards and reports. One doesn't need to be from an IT or a programming background to understand and create dashboards.
  • It supports other programming languages like R and also has a seamless API integration with various data management platforms.
Tapan Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Enterprise Guide

  • I think the most useful aspect of SAS Enterprise Guide is the ability to use a point-and-click interface to create graphics, transform data, and perform statistics. The best part is that SAS Enterprise Guide creates base SAS code from the process, making it easy to reproduce analyses.
  • SAS Enterprise Guide makes creating summary statistics about as easy as it gets. If one doesn't know proc means or proc tabulate, one can use SAS Enterprise Guide instead.
  • The time-series forecasting procedures within SAS Enterprise Guide produce fairly good results. SAS Enterprise Guide makes time-series model comparisons relatively straight-forward.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAS Business Intelligence

  • There will be a steep learning curve for individuals transitioning from BASE SAS to SAS BI. Our department was filled with experienced SAS programmers, but that did little to prepare us for the challenges of SAS BI. Training will be a must.
  • It is possible, but extremely difficult to customize the web-based portions of SAS BI, like the Information Delivery Portal or Web Report Studio. Having an out-of-the box solution is great to get up and coming quickly, but customizing the look and feel for the web-based users will require some previous web design skills.
  • In order to fully appreciate the features of SAS BI, you absolutely need someone on your team with a background in platform administration, security, web design or some other basic IT skills. Alternatively, you may just need strong support from your IT department. Simply having a group of individuals experienced in BASE SAS will not cut it.
Nicole Jagusztyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Enterprise Guide

  • SAS Studio has some great examples that can be implemented. Adding a filter to the output datasets for one.
  • Some issues around having to enter my password every time I open it up. Some people are having this issue and others aren't. SAS admin is at a loss to work out why it's occurring.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 8.0
Based on 1 answer
On account of current user experience and the organization-wide acceptance.
Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence 6.0
Based on 1 answer
SAS BI is good for creating reports and dashboards and then sharing it with the users. It also has ability to manage access to the reports and dashboards but somehow with most of the world moving to open source languages R, Python and Julia, SAS BI feels to be archaic in terms of feature set and integrations it allow[s]. Also, comparing it with other Business Intelligence tools like Tableau and Microsoft BI, the functionality of SAS BI is very limited and doesn't justify the pricing.
Raman Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 5.0
Based on 2 answers
It's not all bad, but I don't believe that an enterprise purchase of SAS is worth the expense considering the widely available set of tools in the data analytics space at the moment. In my company, it's a good tool because others use it. Otherwise, I wouldn't purchase a new set of it because it doesn't have some of the better analytical functions in it.
Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 6.3
Based on 6 answers
I did not use the technical support of SAS EG. I can say that I have had hard time to find online tutorials or projects for SAS EG. For instance, it is hard to find completed researches or designed algorithms used with SAS EG. Sometimes it just depends on user's skill set and experience with databases and programming.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I've not worked hands-on with the implementation team, but there were no escalations barring a few hiccups in the deployment due to change in requirement & adoption to our company's remote servers.
Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence is not the cream of the crop for business intelligence applications, but it is not far behind. The software is generally easier to apply than most other business intelligence software. Additionally, SAS Business Intelligence runs smoothly in the background when making real-time updates. With that said, the software is not as efficient of many of the other business intelligence software applications that have been on the market for longer than this one.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide stacks up against others in many ways.
  1. SAS Enterprise Guide is comprehensive when it comes to every aspect of data science and analytics.
  2. SAS Enterprise Guide stacks generate results that are accurate and reliable.
  3. SAS Enterprise Guide is easy to use and is compatible with many new and old platforms
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

SAS Enterprise Guide

  • SAS EG has improved the overall efficiency as data processing is very fast and the results are highly accurate.
  • It's one license cost is much more than the salary of some of the employees here and it takes a few months to recover that cost.
  • Overall profit has increased as people learn it very fast and start deploying the work very easily.
Akshaya Bhardwaj | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAS Business Intelligence

General

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

SAS Enterprise Guide

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAS Business Intelligence
8.4
SAS Enterprise Guide
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

SAS Business Intelligence
9.3
SAS Enterprise Guide
8.0

Usability

SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
5.0

Support Rating

SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
6.3

Implementation Rating

SAS Business Intelligence
SAS Enterprise Guide
7.0

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