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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.4 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

Sisense

I believe Sisense is perfectly suited for any organization of any size that have access to the proper resources, as the tool is very expensive. The data connectors come in all shapes and sizes out of the box, which allows a great deal of data control within the ElastiCubes. Additionally, while the platform only runs on Windows platforms, the web application can be accessed on any client: mobile, Apple, Windows, etc. This allows a much more flexible user experience, resulting in data and dashboards reaching further than any other tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAS Business Intelligence
6.7
Sisense
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Sisense
7.3
Customizable dashboards
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Sisense
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1
Sisense
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Sisense
8.2
Drill-down analysis
SAS Business Intelligence
5.2
Sisense
8.0
Formatting capabilities
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Sisense
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Sisense
8.9
Report sharing and collaboration
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Sisense
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

SAS Business Intelligence
9.5
Sisense
8.2
Publish to Web
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Sisense
8.3
Publish to PDF
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Sisense
8.7
Report Versioning
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Sisense
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Sisense
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Sisense

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Sisense
9.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Sisense
9.8
Role-Based Security Model
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Sisense
9.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Sisense
9.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Sisense

Mobile Capabilities

SAS Business Intelligence
5.8
Sisense
8.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Sisense
8.7
Dedicated iOS Application
SAS Business Intelligence
5.1
Sisense
9.4
Dedicated Android Application
SAS Business Intelligence
5.1
Sisense
8.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1
Sisense
7.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

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

Sisense

  • Customization - lots of supported and community plugins available. Users can also adjust the look and feel through JavaScript.
  • Innovation - Sisense is continuing to push the envelope by developing new features through Sisense Labs.
  • Customer support - the commitment to excellent customer service and ensuring organizations get the most out of their investment.
Andrew Goss | 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

Sisense

  • The usability of the application on mobile devices needs some improvement, especially navigation and filtering.
  • Dashboards that are created by multiple users can be a bit of a hassle to share by Admins.
  • If you need to embed dashboards into your website, you are require to buy a license separate from the user and platform license. This is a norm on most BI visualization tools, but Sisense can seem a bit on the high side, cost-wide.
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

Sisense

Sisense 8.9
Based on 14 answers
I think the business and myself as a user has come to rely on SiSense as a dashboarding and quick ad-hoc reporting tool. I am hoping to integrate SiSense dashboards into more parts of the business in the future. We have reduced our report turn-around time for the most part from hours/days to minutes and in some cases almost the speed of thought. Reports are also easier on the eye and more easily distributed.I would also like to say that the support and professionalism from the SiSense team has been excellent.
Anonymous | 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

Sisense

Sisense 8.0
Based on 5 answers
New V5 is ground floor of an exciting collection of possibilities. Weekly Sisense developers come up with new functionality that they share with us in their forums. The move to HTML5 has been pleasing in that widgets auto size themselves into appropriate forms in the board but everyone of them can be popped out to full page size to be looked at in more detail
Daniel Colussi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 2 answers
There are very few situations when there is unexpected downtime. Mostly during development, new dashboard implementation and during upgrades. other then that there were very few crashes.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 2 answers
SiSense is usually performing better then other solutions even if going for complex reports/dashboards(of course within reasonable frames). I haven't noticed any bad influence on other systems, usually if something happens it stays within SiSense.
Michał Becker | 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

Sisense

Sisense 9.0
Based on 11 answers
SiSense's support ninjas are very knowledgeable and are exceptionally responsive. So far, all of the issues we ran into were resolved within minimum time. My sense of dealing with the support staff at SiSense is that they are very focused on not just answering your immediate question, but also to delve into the cause of the matter.
Wicus Verhoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy and free training that allowed us quickly understand basics in SiSense and start using them. More advanced features requires some browsing through SiSense forums, but there is always support to help, and SiSense support is one of the best whith which I worked so far.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Many examples, videos and scenarios which you try on your own right away. This combined with in-person training gives you enough to utilize most of SiSense's power.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 7.1
Based on 6 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
Holke Visser | 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

Sisense

1) Easy to use, really, there is nothing too much to say. The set up is easy and not confusing. You can use it internally or externally.
2) Customer Service, having spoken to various product reps from similar industry. Sisense rep provides you with the best support to get started, and it is really appreciated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
Michał Becker | 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

Sisense

  • Report development time is reduced from 2~3 days to 2~3 hours.
  • Report querying time is improved from 0.5~10 mins to 2~30 seconds.
  • A 2-staff team delivers 10 times the BI output that we did on the old system.
  • We were able to deliver BI and data analysis for all business functions instead of a very limited group of users
Hui (Ken) Zheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

SAS Business Intelligence

Pricing Details

SAS Business Intelligence

General

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

SAS Business Intelligence Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sisense

General

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

Sisense Editions & Modules

Modules
SAP Connector
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details
Must contact sales team for pricing.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAS Business Intelligence
8.4
Sisense
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

SAS Business Intelligence
9.3
Sisense
8.9

Usability

SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Sisense
8.0

Reliability and Availability

SAS Business Intelligence
Sisense
8.2

Performance

SAS Business Intelligence
Sisense
8.2

Support Rating

SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Sisense
9.0

In-Person Training

SAS Business Intelligence
Sisense
7.3

Online Training

SAS Business Intelligence
Sisense
8.2

Implementation Rating

SAS Business Intelligence
Sisense
7.1

Scalability

SAS Business Intelligence
Sisense
8.2

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