SAS Visual Analytics

SAS Visual Analytics

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Score 9.2 out of 100
SAS Visual Analytics

Overview

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Reliable companion

10 out of 10
December 13, 2018
SAS Visual Analytics is being used by my organisation for various operations. It is used for statistical and data analysis. In addition, …
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Popular Features

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Formatting capabilities (8)

10.0
100%

Drill-down analysis (8)

10.0
100%

Pixel Perfect reports (7)

10.0
100%

Publish to PDF (8)

10.0
100%

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Pricing

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SAS Visual Analytics for SAS Cloud

Cloud
Annual By Users: 5, 10, 20

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

10.0
100%

Ad-hoc Reporting

10.0
100%

Report Output and Scheduling

10.0
100%

Data Discovery and Visualization

10.0
100%

Access Control and Security

9.9
99%

Mobile Capabilities

9.9
99%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9.9
99%

Product Details

What is SAS Visual Analytics?

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.

BI & Analytics Features

Platform

  • Administration via Windows App
  • Administration via Web Interface
  • Live Connection to External Data
  • Snapshot of External Data
  • Multi-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
  • ETL Capability
  • ETL Scheduler

Supported Data Sources 

  • MS Excel Workbooks
  • Text Files (CSV, etc)
  • Oracle
  • MS SQL Server
  • IBM DB2
  • PostgreSQL
  • ODBC
  • Cloudera Hadoop
  • Hortonworks Hadoop
  • EMC Greenplum
  • IBM Netezza
  • HP Vertica
  • SAP Hana
  • Teradata
  • Salesforce
  • SAP
  • Google Analytics

Standard Reporting Features

  • Customizable dashboards
  • Report formatting templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Drill-down analysis
  • Output formatting
  • Predictive modeling
  • Report sharing & collaboration

Report Output & Scheduling Features

  • Publish to Web
  • Publish to PDF
  • Output raw supporting data
  • Report delivery scheduling

Data Discovery & Visualization Features

  • Multiple pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots, etc.)
  • Location analytics/geographic visualization
  • Predictive analytics
  • Machine learning models
  • Pattern recognition & data mining
  • Integration with R/other statistical packages

Access Control and Security Features

  • Multi-user support (named login)
  • Role-based security model
  • Multiple access permission levels (Create/Read/Delete)
  • Report-level access control
  • Table-level access control (BI-layer)
  • Row-level access control (BI-layer)

Mobile Capabilities

  • Responsive design for web access
  • Dedicated iOS application
  • Dedicated Android application
  • Dashboard/Report/Visualization mobile interactivity

Additional Features

  • SAS Visual Analytics also includes web-based self-service data preparation, text analytics, forecasting, pathing, prescriptive and descriptive analytics.

SAS Visual Analytics Screenshots

Regardless of the device, size of data or complexity of questions, Visual Analytics helps you unlock the information in your data.Explore your data using analytics and interactive data visualizations.Perform self-service data preparation for agile BI.

SAS Visual Analytics Integrations

  • Google Analytics
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Digital Marketing snd Social Media: Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Salesforce
  • All major Hadoop distributions

SAS Visual Analytics Competitors

  • Tableau
  • Qlik
  • SAP Lumira
  • Microstrategy

SAS Visual Analytics Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)5%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)25%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)70%

SAS Visual Analytics Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported Languages26

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SAS Visual Analytics?

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.

What is SAS Visual Analytics's best feature?

Reviewers rate Pixel Perfect reports and Customizable dashboards and Report Formatting Templates highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses SAS Visual Analytics?

The most common users of SAS Visual Analytics are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews and Ratings

 (49)

Ratings

Reviews

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December 13, 2018

Reliable companion

Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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SAS Visual Analytics is being used by my organisation for various operations. It is used for statistical and data analysis. In addition, it is also used for data mining and modeling. That is, for developing predictive models, forecasting and estimation. It is also used for developing dashboards to provide descriptive outcomes of various research data analytical outcomes. It helps to eradicate the problem associated with scalability, compatibility, etc.
  • Predictive modelling.
  • Data and statistical analysis.
  • Dashboard development.
  • Data mining.
  • Can't find any yet.
This software is well suited for developing predictive models that are based on the use of appropriate statistical algorithms, considered in relevance to the proposed predictive model. It is also well suited for conducting various statistical analyses which are based on business needs. It is also good for developing dashboards which is descriptive in nature, but useful in providing the management executive with instant opportunity to make decisive decisions.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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I use SAS Visual Analytics to build reports for my coworkers. I build dashboards based on census data and website logs. The dashboards are all interactive and the user can choose themes or subsets. They do not have any software (except Office) for those analyses besides what I provide them and they are all happy with the results.
  • Very fast, even with tens of millions of records
  • Nice visually
  • Simple to use with mostly drag and drop
  • Sorting with values not used in a chart or table
  • Views built from a table instead of always creating a table
Reporting to users who do not have access to specialized software Dashboards with a lot of interactivity, so users decide by themselves what characteristics they want to see. Integrates very well with other SAS products.
February 22, 2018

Best analytical tool.

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Visual Analytics is being used for attrition analysis; we want to focus on why people leave and where. It's only used in a small department of merchant solutions.
  • Easy to use Interface
  • Face Paced Results
  • Drag and drop analytics perks
  • For what we use it for, we can't find any flaws. We strictly use it for our use case and have not noticed any downfalls.
If you are a business looking for a visual appealing tool that is easy to use, look no further.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use SAS Visual Analytics in visualising credit risk data for Regulatory reporting and Analysis. It has been very helpful in finding the gaps in data quality and understanding the data better from a business standpoint.
  • Visualisation capabilities.
  • Statistical techniques.
  • Integration with most of the data sources.
  • Features from competitors like Tableau, PowerBI, etc.
  • Basic Data modelling (star and snowflake) for data transformation before dashboards.
  • Performance Tuning.
It is well suited for companies which are already in SAS environment and have lot of data in SAS for Analytics. If you don't have any SAS products or expertise, this need not be the first SAS tool you should look at. Explore Tableau, PowerBI and assess based on "fit for purpose."
Banbhalang Kharpuri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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SAS Visual Analytics was used to identify data type, and for filtering data fields as per requirements. For me, it appeared like SPSS combined with R language. This interface is very helpful and made it easy for me to use the software. To get the desired result and output, it is very easy to relate. For regular R users, writing algorithms is very easy and visuals appear side by side.
  • Stock market analysis.
  • Resource utilization and optimization.
  • Pivot table analysis.
  • Customizing a report as per the user requirement.
  • Adding more color and font styles. Presenting data in a more colorful way.
  • The website has a lot of tutorials which is more inclined to the technical side. Maybe add more to the presentation side as well.
For the industry I was working it, it was very well suited. We conducted regular analytics of the number of orders completed a week. It gave us insight on how we grew week to week. While it was easy to work on quantifiable data, it was difficult to work on qualitative data. One suggestion I would add is that if SAS could provide options that would allow qualitative data to be quantified.
February 20, 2017

Preferred by our users.

Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
It is used by a single department. We use it to better analyze our medical data we receive to look for trends and benchmark area results and improvements. This is a new method for us, and we are still evaluating the need.
  • Our staff are familiar with it as it is a common tool. Our training and implementation was short.
  • Installation was easy. Our staff was able to deploy to the receiving department relatively quickly. Though the download was a pretty good size.
  • Seems to crunch through large volumes of data (millions of records) pretty quickly as I've received no complaints on this front from staff.
  • Support. Have had billing and license/key issues. The first time my staff reached out to support, they recommended contacting our site admin for help (me). If we could help ourselves, why would we contact? Support seems lacking.
  • Download. The install file is huge and can be an issue for remote employees, or areas where networking is poor.
Its best suited for a staff that already knows how to use it. If they don't, might look for a simpler solution.
October 18, 2016

Eye Candy on steroids

Ian Macintosh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
SAS Visual Analytics is one of our key products. It allows us to present detailed and complex statistics in a meaningful way. It also allows us to look at the data with 'fresh eyes' and see correlations that may not otherwise be evident. For 'big data' organizations this is a great tool.
  • Present data across a range of axis in a meaningful way
  • bring out correlations that could lead to some interesting research
  • it's FAST!
  • Securing individual records or fields from view
  • additional view types
It is particularly well suited to big data collections that have good structure. It is not really designed for unstructured datasets (documents, etc). Its strength is the processing speed (particularly when implemented on Hadoop). It is not cheap but it is worth it!
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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We are an agency that provides marketing and database consulting solutions to multiple clients. Depending on the needs of the client we use SAS Visual Analytics to provide BI dashboards where client can get access to updated data as soon as it is available and drill down on the metrics they are interested in. It also allows them to export the data behind a chart (bar chart, pie chart etc.) in different formats.
We also use it internally for exploration, we have used decision trees and network diagrams in the past.
  • Visualization of large amount of data is faster because of the SAS engine behind it.
  • Features like decision trees, box plot, scatter plot, and histogram are very easy to use for exploring large data. It also has some unique features like Sankey Diagrams which can be used to show a flow of a process.
  • Customization options for the design of reports, making it visually more appealing.
  • Better HTML5 support.
  • More tutorial videos or literature on the features that are present in SAs visual analytics
Well Suited for:
Providing BI dashboards that can be accessed across multiple devices.
Visualizing/exploring large amounts of data.

suva sahu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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SAS Visual Analytics is used by the fraud, risk and marketing team in our organization for portfolio analysis of various DC and PLCC clients. SAS Visual Analytics is used to create various dashboards for marketing, SRM and other departments for better and easier analytics usage.
  • The risk team uses risk analysis reports created by team members for mitigating future risks and challenges.
  • Supply risk management uses SAS VA analytics dashboards on daily basis for their research and decision making. SAS VA has LASR analytics servers which are very fast and tuned for analytics queries.
  • SAS VA is used by the finance and marketing team to create their own reports out of SA LASR tables as per their need. SAS VA does have both ETL and analytics capability which makes it a complete analytics package.
  • More advanced dashboard features like multiple tabs creation.
  • Should have option to export dashboard reports to multiple formats with original format intact.
  • Latency time of reports and response should be increased.
SAS Visual Analytics is mostly suited for all scenarious because we can customize the code as per our need using base SAS and can write business logic or equations.
Excellent and fast support