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SAS Business Intelligence is good at many things, but be prepared to wait for your models to runSAS Business Intelligence is used in the department for creating user-friendly, nice-looking graphics that are easy to follow and automatically update or require minimal effort to update. SAS Business Intelligence solves the problem of offering simple real-time analytics and data visualization for users that are not technically oriented.,SAS Business Intelligence is very easy to set up and automate. Very easy. SAS Business Intelligence graphics are above average, and the user interactivity is generally better than others in the industry. SAS Business Intelligence makes doing advanced calculations much easier than other tools. That may be because the software uses SAS programming behind the scenes, and users that know SAS programming will find it easier to create business intelligence charts.,SAS Business Intelligence is generally slower than other business intelligence platforms. This surprised me because I've been a SAS user for 15 years and have found base SAS to be the most responsive and fastest processing tools around. Not sure why the SAS Business Intelligence is behind the other tools for processing speed. Although SAS Business Intelligence offers many default graphics, rearranging things is not as easy as other business intelligence tools. SAS Business Intelligence needs to work on improving the drill-down capability of the business intelligence charts. The software is behind other business intelligence tools that have been in the market for much longer.,8,Amazon CloudSearch, ArcGIS, Arcadia Data, Qlik Sense, Qlik Sense Cloud, QlikView, Azure SQL Database, Azure Stream Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Adobe Acrobat DC, Bitrix24, Oracle API Manager, Adobe Business Catalyst, Apache Hive, Apache Kafka, Apache OpenOffice, Hadoop, Apache Spark Streaming, Google Data Studio, Google Drive, Google Correlate, Google Domains, Google Forms, Amazon Cloud Drive, Oracle Advanced Analytics, Amazon Kinesis, Microsoft Access, Microsoft 365 Business, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BI, Tableau Public and SAS/Access,9,10,Tableau Online, Qlik Sense Cloud, QlikView, Google Analytics Premium, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon Kinesis Analytics, IBM SPSS, IBM SPSS Modeler, Apache HiveSAS BI - Analytics made easySAS BI is being used by Local and Central Analytics teams to generate custom insights for advertisers, vertical level insights and to create various predictive models. SAS BI is used mostly by the Analytics teams. Since we are in AdTech industry, we deal with billions of rows of digital impression data which is mined to make sense using SAS BI. SAS BI directly connects to Vertica (SQL Database) and help us summarize the data and gather some insights on how to optimize the campaigns.,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.,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.,8,Tableau Desktop,7,7,Tableau Desktop, Oracle Advanced AnalyticsA great productSAS Business Intelligence is being used primarily in our Research and Analytics departments to evaluate program changes that we might make going forward. It really is only used by a few departments by company employees who are considered subject matter experts. Other departments use the outputs that we generate to make their business decisions. Another major use is for math intensive tasks.,I use SAS daily to not only analyze data, producing reports and other outputs, but also to replicate our entire financial system to verify/duplicate calculations. Using SAS we are able to duplicate all business logic and system calculations on our local desktop. When there is odd behavior (a bug) in our financial calculations my SAS programs, which are entirely external to our core system, are often used to help identify what/where the problems occurred.,The cost for SAS Business Intelligence con prove to be a little bit prohibitive. The training for SAS Business Intelligence is often difficult to arrange and has often been canceled due to not enough people enrolled. Support at Universities used to be limited but I hear that this is changing.,10,10,10,Microsoft BI, MS SharePoint, Microsoft Access, SAP CRM, Cherwell Service ManagementBusiness Intelligence for your reporting needs!SAS Business Intelligence provides a valuable and powerful way to allow our end-users to query our data on an ad-hoc basis. Business Intelligence allows us to present the data to our users with pre-defined joins and available data elements assisting the users in designing and executing queries without requiring additional technical assistance. This provides both a cost and time savings to our technical teams.,Presentation of complex data in an easy-to-understand layout Self-service querying of data on both mobile and desktop devices Business Objects allows users to save report layouts for use in future queries,Business Objects should provide a more consistent mobile/desktop interface so operation between the two is seamless Business Objects needs to make it easier to query across disparate data sets such as Oracle to SQL to Mongo DB Our installation of Business Objects does not natively allow the export of XLSX documents, only XLS,9,,10,10,TIBCO Jaspersoft, Microsoft Office 365, Oracle Access ManagementSAS BI is the best product ever offeredSAS Business Intelligence is being used for health care economics and outcomes research and is used across the organization. It allows to develop optimal strategies of health care to treat patients and predict the cost of different options and protocols. SAS/STAT is an important part of statistical evaluation in most of the studies.,User friendly Efficient Comprehensive,More usage guides,9,,9,about 100 users, about 10 departments,10,9,8
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January 19, 2019

Review: "SAS Business Intelligence is good at many things, but be prepared to wait for your models to run"

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10
SAS has years of experience doing user control, sharing data and code across an organization, and automating reports. I don't think there is a software out there that has been doing it for as long as SAS (the creator of SAS Business Intelligence). I have never had any question about SAS Business Intelligence's security or data sharing. It's the best out there.
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January 31, 2018

SAS Business Intelligence Review: "SAS BI - Analytics made easy"

Score 8 out of 10
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7
It makes collaboration easy by letting people comment on charts and reports and then let others also contribute with their comments. It also has the feature to schedule the delivery of reports via email to designated users which makes it easy for them to remain updated even on the go rather than opening other applications or checking the report on the web for the same.
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February 28, 2018

SAS Business Intelligence Review: "Business Intelligence for your reporting needs!"

Score 9 out of 10
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10
Our Business Intelligence implementation is seamlessly integrated with our active directory structure and single sign-on. This allows simplified control for reporting and access across the entire world-wide organization.
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October 07, 2014

SAS Business Intelligence Review: "SAS BI is the best product ever offered"

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Report distribution. The newest version of ODS system provides a wide range of techniques to shape the output documents in the most user-friendly fashion. It includes formatting, style of presentation, layout. There is always a way to quickly and reliable edit the code to rerun the program for a better version of a document.
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May 14, 2016

SAS Business Intelligence Review: "Trusted since ages by data analysts in Higher Ed to help decision makers make smart decisions for student success"

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An array of sharing features and personalization available for sharing with specific stakeholders in specific ways they like. And above all you can always turn to coding and customizing it to make the visualization perfect for the need. SAS BI gives you granular control of user access.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (5)
7.7
Customizable dashboards (5)
7.6
Report Formatting Templates (5)
6.6
Drill-down analysis (5)
7.5
Formatting capabilities (5)
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages (5)
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration (5)
8.3
Publish to Web (5)
8.0
Publish to PDF (5)
9.0
Report Versioning (5)
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling (5)
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers (4)
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (3)
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (4)
7.7
Predictive Analytics (4)
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login) (5)
8.5
Role-Based Security Model (5)
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (5)
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO) (4)
9.1
Responsive Design for Web Access (4)
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application (4)
6.3
Dedicated Android Application (4)
6.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (4)
7.0
REST API (3)
8.0
Javascript API (3)
7.3
iFrames (3)
6.3
Java API (3)
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI) (2)
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (1)
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