SAS Visual Analytics vs. Sisense for Cloud Data Teams

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SAS Visual Analytics
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
SAS Visual Analytics provides a complete platform for analytics visualization, enabling users to identify patterns and relationships in data that weren't initially evident. Interactive, self-service BI and reporting capabilities are combined with out-of-the-box advanced analytics so everyone can discover insights from any size and type of data, including text.
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Annual By Users: 5, 10, 20
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
Score 6.4 out of 10
N/A
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data) is a data visualization tool that allows users to connect to their SQL databases to create sharable, interactive dashboards. In addition to SQL, its analytics integrate with R and Python, allowing users to prep datasets, perform analysis, and create their own visualizations. Sisense acquired Periscope Data in mid-2019.N/A
Pricing
SAS Visual AnalyticsSisense for Cloud Data Teams
Editions & Modules
SAS Visual Analytics for SAS Cloud
Annual By Users: 5, 10, 20
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SAS Visual AnalyticsSisense for Cloud Data Teams
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSAS Visual Statistics and SAS Office Analytics are also available as add-ons.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
SAS Visual Analytics
8.3
12 Ratings
2% above category average
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
9.2
19 Ratings
9% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.012 Ratings8.810 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.012 Ratings9.119 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates9.011 Ratings9.617 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
SAS Visual Analytics
8.8
13 Ratings
9% above category average
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
8.9
19 Ratings
10% above category average
Drill-down analysis9.013 Ratings9.015 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.013 Ratings9.218 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.011 Ratings8.610 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration10.012 Ratings8.619 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
13 Ratings
10% above category average
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
9.6
18 Ratings
14% above category average
Publish to Web9.012 Ratings9.612 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.013 Ratings9.612 Ratings
Report Versioning9.010 Ratings9.612 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling10.012 Ratings9.615 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers9.07 Ratings9.47 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
SAS Visual Analytics
9.7
11 Ratings
19% above category average
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
8.7
19 Ratings
6% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.010 Ratings8.318 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization10.011 Ratings8.817 Ratings
Predictive Analytics9.010 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
SAS Visual Analytics
8.3
12 Ratings
3% below category average
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
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Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)9.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
SAS Visual Analytics
8.3
10 Ratings
4% above category average
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
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Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access10.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Application9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
6 Ratings
15% above category average
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
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Ratings
REST API10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Javascript API9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
iFrames9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Java API9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
SAS Visual AnalyticsSisense for Cloud Data Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(18 ratings)
8.4
(19 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
SAS Visual AnalyticsSisense for Cloud Data Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
SAS
I was in a meeting with the client and there I have to show them some analytic data to them. But I was confused about how I will manage to show big data to clients with accuracy. But then the SAS Visual Analytics software helps me in presenting accurate data at the moment and it was very presentable and through that, I got the deal for that business.
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Sisense Ltd
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams is suited so well for our project that works with lots of data and needs some ways to share data internally or externally with our clients. It's very easy to pull out the data from the sense in best and in a suitable format and moreover a huge number of options are available there to represent the data. All features of this Sisense for cloud data teams software can be taken advantage of if you have a team who are well versed in data analytics, data management, and programming.
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Pros
SAS
  • Provides the flexibility to the end user to slice and dice the data.
  • Anyone can make predictive models with the help of in-built algorithms without the need to write a single line of code or knowledge of what's under the hood of algorithms.
  • The feature to simply ask a question related to data and getting a response in form of text, chart or graph is amazing.
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Sisense Ltd
  • Rapid deployment of polished T-SQL-based data visualization charts and dashboards. Periscope supports a variety of database technologies, and allows users to write custom queries to display data.
  • Included caching to reduce server load.
  • Outstanding customer service/support, with expert advice as needed.
  • Constant updates and new features.
  • Built-in SQL formatters take the pain out of manipulating date/time objects.
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Cons
SAS
  • SAS is relatively expensive when compared to other BI tools and requires a large amount of upfront fee which becomes an issue for smaller organizations.
  • UI for the dashboards looks a little date in comparison to competitors like Tableau and Microstrategy.
  • Integration with other open source software like Python needs to be built in.
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Sisense Ltd
  • Include more appropriate updates in their monthly newsletter as opposed to the general overview that doesn't always have the most pertinent information at the forefront.
  • There are bugs at times when certain dashboards are down, though not in an overwhelming way.
  • If you do not tag something it shows up in multiple views and may be accessible to people that it should not be, though that is a user error it may make sense to prompt for a tag and security setting.
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Likelihood to Renew
SAS
SAS really is the cutting edge in Business Intelligence. That is all they do! They are constantly coming out with new products, product upgrades, and their tech support is second to none. In addition, their support of Education has made our ability to acquire their product possible.
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Sisense Ltd
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Usability
SAS
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.
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Sisense Ltd
My company has had Periscope for various use cases in the past and I think that this program opens up complex data reports to non-technical people in a really accessible way (even though the learning curve is a big one). We are now integrating Sisense for Cloud Data Teams at a larger level both for internal data exploration and for customer facing dashboards and reports.
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Support Rating
SAS
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.
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Sisense Ltd
Support is world-class through email and ticketing. I only switch to email support when I can’t access help via the help center.
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Alternatives Considered
SAS
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.
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Sisense Ltd
Google Analytics works well but it does not have all of the bells and whistles that Periscope Data offers. Google Analytics is best used in a Google environment but if you are using other tools and programs outside of the Google universe, then Periscope Data is a much better option.
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Return on Investment
SAS
  • SAS Visual Analytics licensing cost should be reduced to enable users to use it in mass scale.
  • More statistical and mathematical equations and theories should be converted into SAS functions for reusing.
  • Because of enriched ETL and reporting capabilities SAS Visual Analytics is most preferred by business users.
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Sisense Ltd
  • Very positive - has allowed us to glean insights quickly and in real time.
  • Definitely helpful for evaluating performance of accounts and employees.
  • Versatile - we even use it with recruiting metrics, our software team uses it to test feature deployment.
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