A great product but licenses are costly
June 04, 2019

A great product but licenses are costly

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

SAS has been used by many users in our organization, mainly business and retail users for running various modeling using SAS optimizer. It allows the user a wider range of capabilities to cleanse and manipulate the data.
  • Manipulation of data
  • Interact directly with visualizations that refine analyses
  • Wide range of delivery reports
  • Licenses are very costly
  • Its not easy to move SAS users to other open source products because of the easy programming in SAS.
  • We looked at how this tool could not only help us now but what it can do to expand our business intelligence in the future.SAS is great because they have so many different modules and products that a company can simply add capabilities as they grow their internal business intelligence division.
SAS integration is not easy because there are various PAM related modules which require additional vendor involvement. Overall once all integrations are set up, it's a great tool and provides multiple options to users for running their model.
It worked as expected.
Overall SAS is a great product and it's been in the market for decades.
SAS Enterprise Data Integration allows the user a wider range of capabilities to cleanse and manipulate the data. Not only can the data be pulled directly into SAS, but before it is finalized it can be transposed, graphed, or altered. Depending upon the number of use cases and business requirements, think before investing.

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server Feature Ratings

Connect to traditional data sources
10
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
10
Simple transformations
10
Complex transformations
10
Data model creation
10
Metadata management
9
Business rules and workflow
9
Collaboration
10
Testing and debugging
8
feature 1
9
Integration with data quality tools
9

Using SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

170 - Retail, Business, Finance users
3 - SAS Administration is a must along with Unix experience.
  • Data modelling
  • Data governance
  • Data optimizer
  • Evaluate other alternatives to avoid license cost
Its overall support, product and cost

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server Support

Its overall cost, support and product
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Knowledgeable team
Immediate help available
Support cares about my success
Poor followup
Problems left unsolved
Escalation required
Need to explain problems multiple times
Slow Initial Response
They have funded the SAS upgrade project last year.

Using SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
Unnecessarily complex
Requires technical support
Cumbersome
Lots to learn
  • SAS programming
  • API calls
  • Integration with warehouse and big data
  • Encryption
  • Data governance