SAS Business Intelligence Review: "Trusted since ages by data analysts in Higher Ed to help decision makers make smart decisions for student success"https://www.trustradius.com/business-intelligenceSAS Business IntelligenceUnspecified8.4451012016-05-14T17:51:08.147Z
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
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.
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.
SAS Business Intelligence Feature Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports
Report Formatting Templates
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Report Delivery Scheduling
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
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