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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization
  • Sigma Computing ranks higher in 2 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting

BI Standard Reporting

6.7

SAS Business Intelligence

67%
7.8

Sigma

78%
Sigma Computing ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

7.1
71%
5 Ratings
7.3
73%
35 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

7.1
71%
5 Ratings
8.1
81%
61 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

6.1
61%
5 Ratings
7.9
79%
50 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.0

SAS Business Intelligence

70%
7.8

Sigma

78%
Sigma Computing ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

5.2
52%
5 Ratings
7.5
75%
59 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

7.1
71%
5 Ratings
7.5
75%
63 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
7.3
73%
5 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

9.8
98%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
61 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

9.5

SAS Business Intelligence

95%
7.1

Sigma

71%
SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
41 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
7.4
74%
47 Ratings

Report Versioning

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
6.8
68%
41 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
7.9
79%
48 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

9.9
99%
4 Ratings
6.4
64%
23 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.6

SAS Business Intelligence

86%
6.7

Sigma

67%
SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 2/3 features

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

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
56 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.9
89%
4 Ratings
6.6
66%
26 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

9.9
99%
4 Ratings
6.2
62%
18 Ratings

Access Control and Security

9.9

SAS Business Intelligence

99%

Sigma

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

9.9
99%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

5.8

SAS Business Intelligence

58%

Sigma

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

7.1
71%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Application

5.1
51%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

6.1
61%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

7.3

SAS Business Intelligence

73%

Sigma

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Javascript API

6.1
61%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

iFrames

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Java API

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAS Business Intelligence is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • Sigma Computing is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • SAS Business Intelligence and Sigma Computing are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

SAS Business Intelligence

79%
9 Ratings
8.2

Sigma

82%
66 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.3

SAS Business Intelligence

93%
3 Ratings
7.3

Sigma

73%
2 Ratings

Usability

6.0

SAS Business Intelligence

60%
1 Rating
7.8

Sigma

78%
44 Ratings

Availability

SAS Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Sigma

73%
2 Ratings

Performance

SAS Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Sigma

82%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

SAS Business Intelligence

80%
3 Ratings
8.0

Sigma

80%
57 Ratings

Implementation Rating

SAS Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Sigma

82%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

SAS Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Sigma

73%
1 Rating

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

Sigma

Joining large datasets from your company's ERP or other internal systems is a great use case for Sigma. This will allow people within the company to analyze historical trends in the data and inform the forecast. I'd also recommend using Sigma to create visual dashboards for higher-level executives. This tool seems to have the best performance when it comes to large datasets. I don't think Sigma is in the position to replace ad-hoc analysis done in Excel that requires the maximum level of flexibility with the ability to modify formulas easily on the fly. The formulas in Excel are also much more extensive and are much better for sensitivity analysis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sigma

  • Easy to learn but with enough depth to appeal to more advanced BI users.
  • Constantly updating and improving the tool.
  • The parameter and filter functionality is on point. It makes creating enterprise quality reporting a breeze for our team.
  • The SQL writer is very straight forward and the fact you can write directly in SQL gives Sigma a huge leg up on other BI tools that use their own languages.
Jordan Seib | 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

Sigma

  • The user interface had at least one big change in the past two years, which was confusing.
  • I would like to be able to create and run report on the fly, instead of having to schedule them.
  • Better navigation using tabs and menus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAS Business Intelligence

General

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

Starting Price

Sigma

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

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

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Because we are very satisfied with the product and would most likely renew because of the services it provides. It is a tool that you bring into your organization and let it change the way you analyze your data, present your data and share you date within the Respective teams
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | 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

Sigma

Sigma 7.8
Based on 44 answers
Sigma is a modern business intelligence (BI) and analytics application built for the cloud. Sigma provides live access to cloud data warehouses using an intuitive spreadsheet interface empowering business experts to ask more of their data. Sigma is self-service analytics as it was meant to be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Yes, as long as you don’t conduct user error sigma is always up and running and waiting for you to complete your dashboards
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 2 answers
It depends, it loads quickly for smaller dashboards but when loading larger amounts of data it takes more time to do so
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence 8.0
Based on 3 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

Sigma

Sigma 8.0
Based on 57 answers
Support team is helpful in answering questions and providing help with using the UI. There are knowledgeable people within the support team.There are also good online support tools. There are significant community support resources available.There is however lack of a live support. It would be useful to have live phone number or chat to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I don’t have enough insight as I was not a big piece of this implementation
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | 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

Sigma

Sigma is the first software that I have used that allows me to easily access data tables. I do not have other experience with similar software, but I do like the fact that Sigma doesn't require extensive SQL knowledge. I am not sure if other similar software will have that capability and ease of use.
John Nham, CPA, CFE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It is a cloud service offering that is able to expand based on your usage
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | 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

Sigma

  • Sigma has allowed business users to vastly increase their access to data, driving much more data-driven decision-making.
  • Sigma has freed up the data team from routine data-gathering, allowing the team to focus on building higher-level tools and products that unlock value for the company.
Peter Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer

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