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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: The power to see and be seen.The Institutional Research Department at the college uses the full functionality of SAS BI to manipulate data, and produce reports and dashboards. These products are placed on the SAS Information Delivery Portal for use by administrators, deans and other staff across the college in data-driven decision making. Having a centralized repository for reports that are timely, interactive and easy to use has helped our employees in their decision making.,Collect and combine data from multiple sources. For example, data from the college database, the National Student Clearinghouse and our student services tracking software can combine to feed one report. Condense millions of rows of data into a single, easy to use report. For example, we can produce a cube that is collapsed at a high level, and users can drill down to their area of interest in seconds. Create interactive reports. It was important that our reports contained the ability for users to play with the data. They had to be able to filter large datasets, drag and drop comparison groups into graphs, and drill down to student-level data. SAS BI provided all of this and more.,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.,10,Positive Impact: better customer service. We have been able to deliver reports that will help multiple employees and implement any feedback they have on those reports quickly. Positive Impact: increased inter-departmental discussions. We have long had a problem working in silos. Now we are pulling data from multiple departments into one report, and it becomes easy to see how what one department is doing in affecting another. We had a meeting to discuss a preliminary report on course scheduling efficiency. It included data from our Facilities folks and our academic Deans. Once we put the numbers up on the screen, there spawned a helpful discussion about how what one department can do to help another. Positive Impact: organizational transparency. For the first time, our users are exposed to a wealth of data about themselves and other areas of the college. It is starting to make some question the way we do business, and if there is a better way.,10,1000,6,To provide timely, appropriate data to decision makers at the college. To provide transparency of the college's data. To promote a culture of evidence or assessment culture at the college.,To develop and deliver an auto-graduation system for the college, as well as propel other initiatives to address the completion agenda like reverse transfer and a near-graduates reach-out program.,We hope to get into forecasting in the near future, as in predicting enrollment and completion trends.,No,10,Yes,Shortly after our install of the product, we had a deadline to produce a large number of reports for the college. SAS was able to provide us assistance in producing the foundation for many of those reports, as we were all just starting to learn the product. By providing several basic reports using our data and according to our specifications, we were able to modify them quickly to our final specs. It also sped our learning of the product by having some examples ready to go.SAS 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 31, 2018

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

Score 8 out of 10
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SAS 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.
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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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Use Cases and Deployment Scope

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.
Read Ken Sparks's full review
February 22, 2018

SAS Business Intelligence Review: "A great product"

Score 10 out of 10
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SAS 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.
Read Donald Wildeboer's full review
June 06, 2014

SAS Business Intelligence Review: "SAS BI: The power to see and be seen."

Score 10 out of 10
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The Institutional Research Department at the college uses the full functionality of SAS BI to manipulate data, and produce reports and dashboards. These products are placed on the SAS Information Delivery Portal for use by administrators, deans and other staff across the college in data-driven decision making. Having a centralized repository for reports that are timely, interactive and easy to use has helped our employees in their decision making.
Read Nicole Jagusztyn's full review
October 07, 2014

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

Score 9 out of 10
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Use Cases and Deployment Scope

SAS 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.
Read Alex Rubin's full review
May 20, 2014

SAS Business Intelligence Review: "SAS is the total package"

Score 9 out of 10
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This product is used by several departments across the organization. While it was slow getting groups engaged, it has solved the problem of accumulating data from different sources into one place where it can be reported on and analyzed, thus serving the need of having the identical data pulls across all organizations. It also solved the issue with having analysts using thin-client to access the data which alleviated the need to have software installed on their workstations.
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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"

Score 10 out of 10
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It 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.
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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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