SAS for Advanced Analytics
Remy Welch | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 19, 2015

SAS for Advanced Analytics

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAS Analytics

My organization uses SAS Analytics for advanced analytics. It is used in various departments, including human capital and information management. It is used for predictive modeling, data manipulation, clustering and optimization.
  • SAS Analytics is excellent for modeling. You can use a variety of modeling techniques and SAS Analytics produces robust reports on the model you are creating.
  • SAS Analytics is excellent for data exploration. It has good etl capabilities, and once you have the data loaded you can preform a lot of statistics and other explorative measures.
  • SAS Analytics does not have very good graphic capabilities. Their advanced graphics packages are expensive, and still not very appealing or intuitive to customize.
  • SAS Analytics is not as up-to-date when it comes to advanced analytical techniques as R or other open-source analytics packages.
  • SAS analytics has helped our employee efficiency, as it provides analytics procedures that do not require as much background knowledge as other analytics tools.
  • R Studio
R is of course much cheaper (free) than SAS Analytics, and it can do everything SAS Analytics can do and more. It is a much more technical tool than SAS Analytics, which is why some people prefer SAS Analytics.
SAS Analytics is best for preforming advanced analytics for personal exploration.

SAS Analytics Support

SAS analytics has legendary support, both from customer services representatives and advanced analytics experts.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
No - It's not licensed to me.