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SAS Business Intelligence Review: "Business Intelligence for your reporting needs!"
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February 28, 2018

SAS Business Intelligence Review: "Business Intelligence for your reporting needs!"

Score 9 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with SAS Business Intelligence

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
I have used Crystal Reports, Jaspersoft and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). I would recommended Business Intelligence over SSRS and Crystal Reports. SSRS is very SQL-centric and Crystal Reports is more of an end-user tool. I would recommend Jaspersoft over Business Intelligence for developing a seamless web-based reporting interface but I highly recommend Business Intelligence for end-user ad-hoc reporting.
We easily present data from various data sources via a consistent user interface. Our numerous data models can now be presented to our users using a consistent reporting interface. This has allowed our technical team to provide a much improved level of service to our end-users for the purpose of reporting.
Our Business Intelligence implementation is seamlessly integrated with our active directory structure and single sign-on. This allows simplified control for reporting and access across the entire world-wide organization.
  • Business Intelligence is excellent for ad-hoc query implementations. We are able to provide connections to numerous data sets through a consistent user interface
  • Business Intelligence is amazing for hiding the database implementation from users and presenting ONLY what you wish them to see
  • Business Intelligence is less for suited for a seamless integration into a web site as reports are generally presented through the BO report interface

SAS Business Intelligence Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
10
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
5
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
7
Publish to PDF
9
Report Versioning
8
Report Delivery Scheduling
8
Delivery to Remote Servers
8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Not Rated
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
10
Single Sign-On (SSO)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
Dedicated iOS Application
6
Dedicated Android Application
6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
6
REST API
7
Javascript API
7
iFrames
5
Java API
5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated