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SAS 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 AnalyticsBusiness 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 ManagementA 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 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,10,9,8Trusted since ages by data analysts in Higher Ed to help decision makers make smart decisions for student successIt is majorly used to explore our data and discover new patterns. It aids in answering any curious mind's research questions. And most importantly it helps share the answers and the insights to relevant stakeholders in all the ways they can understand. It makes the data analyst's job easier and decision maker's decisions smarter.,Robust software Amazing Microsoft Office Integration Always increasing number of features,It can be sometimes be little clunky Need for seamless integration with more external softwares like R Installation, maintenance and user management can be made more simpler,10,Tableau Public, Tableau Desktop and Tableau Online,9,10,200,12,more interactive dashboards more smarter visualizations layering more data over each other to see relations and patterns data modeling for accurate predictions,daily reporting of data for operational use of decision makers interactive dashboards that help executive leadership explore the impacts of their policy decisions develop strong data drive insights on budgets and constraints
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Score 8.4 out of 101
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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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Data Integration

7
The data source connectivity is decent as it connects with most of the other data management platforms allowing the reports and dashboards to be updated in real time. It also performs well when merging data from more than one source. One thing which I found missing is the support for all open source software like Python ,Apache Spark and Asterix.
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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
We easily present data from various data sources via a consistent user interface. Our numerous data models can now be presented to our users using a consistent reporting interface. This has allowed our technical team to provide a much improved level of service to our end-users for the purpose of reporting.
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February 22, 2018

SAS Business Intelligence Review: "A great product"

Score 10 out of 10
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10
SAS Business Intelligence is third party software and therefore absolutely has to "play nice" with other software platforms. It is able to connect to all major platforms and all smaller platforms that I have come across. It has also been around for an extremely long time and has a strong history and good market penetration.
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October 07, 2014

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

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Data Integration

10
Range of data sources. Those include SAS data, Excel spreadsheets, etc. SAS procedures make it possible to convert different formats to SAS datasets for wide range of processing methods. Numerous SAS functions, formats, etc. allow flexibility in presenting output results. SAS macro tools is incredible resource for efficiency of the whole process.
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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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9
Increasingly improving data connectivities. SAS applications are amazing in terms of data manipulation and data preparation for analysis and modelling. I haven't used real-time capabilities yet but it's reasonable to say they are way ahead on the curve for providing a universal solution to all data analyst needs.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (4)
8.0
Customizable dashboards (4)
7.8
Report Formatting Templates (4)
6.8
Drill-down analysis (4)
8.5
Formatting capabilities (4)
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages (4)
5.9
Report sharing and collaboration (4)
7.7
Publish to Web (4)
8.0
Publish to PDF (4)
8.6
Report Versioning (4)
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling (4)
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers (3)
7.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (2)
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (3)
6.9
Predictive Analytics (3)
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login) (4)
7.9
Role-Based Security Model (4)
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (4)
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO) (3)
8.8
Responsive Design for Web Access (3)
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application (3)
7.0
Dedicated Android Application (3)
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (3)
7.5
REST API (2)
8.0
Javascript API (2)
8.0
iFrames (2)
6.5
Java API (2)
6.5
Themeable User Interface (UI) (1)
10
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (1)
6

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