My SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server Review
September 11, 2020

My SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server Review

Filippo Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

The product is used by our company to meet specific needs in the analytics field, for our CRM. In our case, it's used to manage customer segmentation logics and CRM targeting. I think it is the ideal solution, but may not find it's place in other areas or projects.
  • Integrability with different data sources. The provision of native connectors is complete and there is the possibility of implementing new ones.
  • Flexibility in power sources, thanks to the connectors with the main DB and the integration of all types of formats (XML, CSV, JSON, etc.)
  • End-to-end process with the SAS suite. Products such as SAS Visual Analytics allows the visualization of the data produced, or Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning which allows you to perform advanced analysis.
  • It is a versatile product but sometimes difficult to use due to the very close link with the proprietary programming language where specific knowledge is required.
  • Compared to competitors on the market that offer the same functions for the integration perimeter, it is certainly very expensive.
  • It is very simple to use when combined with products from the SAS suite, less so it is being used stand-alone or integrated with other well-known brands.
  • Implementation time to be expected due to the expertise on SAS tools and its language.
  • Complete and very powerful tool, especially combined with other SAS products.
  • Modern product always in step with the times and needs, certainly not cheap.
The product is best when combined with the other products of the SAS suite. In particular, it's great for the preparation, analysis and display of the data if it is carried out with the products indicated above. When it is combined with products other than those of the SAS suite, the integration and solution of the issues are complex.
It is a good product, but not the best in its field. Very functional if combined and confined to the SAS world. Unnecessarily complex and expensive if outside this scope. I believe that on the market, in relation to quality/price, there are more versatile products that allow greater integration even if less powerful and performing.
The main negative point is the use of a non-standard language for customizations, as well as the poor integration with non-SAS systems. However, there is no doubt that it is a high-performance and powerful product capable of responding optimally to certain requirements.

Do you think SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server delivers good value for the price?

No

Are you happy with SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server's feature set?

Yes

Did SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server go as expected?

No

Would you buy SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server again?

Yes

I believe that in the field of Data Integration, the SAS product is very suitable if the company uses SAS products for all the steps of the data. It is less suitable if used as a stand-alone tool. In our case, to manage customer segmentation logics and CRM targeting, it is the ideal solution.

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server Feature Ratings

Connect to traditional data sources
8
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
8
Simple transformations
5
Complex transformations
7
Data model creation
5
Metadata management
7
Business rules and workflow
6
Collaboration
7
Testing and debugging
6
feature 1
Not Rated
Integration with data quality tools
7
Integration with MDM tools
8