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SAS Business Intelligence Review: "Trusted since ages by data analysts in Higher Ed to help decision makers make smart decisions for student success" Business IntelligenceUnspecified8.447101
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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 101
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Overall Satisfaction with SAS Business Intelligence

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.
  • 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
We use both. But SAS is always the starting point to all analytics projects. It is a wider array of products and features. Gives robust results and reporting is easier. There is always this one or two things for which you turn to some other products to fill the holes.
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.
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.
Substantial discounts to plenty of industries, ample of users to support the ever growing community and industry specific solutions that work; all make it extremely appropriate for us.

SAS Business Intelligence Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Report Versioning
Report Delivery Scheduling
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
Role-Based Security Model
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dedicated iOS Application
Dedicated Android Application
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Using SAS Business Intelligence

Users and Roles

200 - Developers of reports from organizational data and users of the data who make decisions

Support Headcount Required

12 - Developers have varied skills including SAS Programming and data modelling skills. They also perform the IT functions of maintaining security and user access in the SAS BI system

Future Planned Uses

  • more interactive dashboards
  • more smarter visualizations layering more data over each other to see relations and patterns
  • data modeling for accurate predictions

Business Processes Supported

  • 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