One of the best and easy to use tool for data analysis and data manipulation.
Updated September 20, 2019

One of the best and easy to use tool for data analysis and data manipulation.

Akshaya Bhardwaj | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SAS Enterprise Guide

It is used in my current project in which I use SAS9.4 and the business problem is related to the churning of customers from retail stores. For that, I use this tool to draw some inferences. Inbuilt procedures give it a lot of power by which work becomes very easy. It is used in all of the departments and as per the client requirements.
  • It can load a huge amount of data as compared to R Studio and Excel.
  • Data processing speed is very fast, millions of records are loaded into this software very easily and data manipulation is also very easy.
  • Inbuilt Statistical functions and procedures make it very comfortable to use for non analytics professionals as well.
  • It is a costly software to use as compared to R studio and Python which are free for users.
  • No addition to the packages that are currently required for Image processing etc.
  • It is just a tool that is used for data cleaning or data manipulation or to draw statistical output. I think a number of tools are doing the same. No new changes that I have seen to it from the last 3-4 years.
  • Data visualization charts are not that good using the tool.
  • SAS EG has improved the overall efficiency as data processing is very fast and the results are highly accurate.
  • It's one license cost is much more than the salary of some of the employees here and it takes a few months to recover that cost.
  • Overall profit has increased as people learn it very fast and start deploying the work very easily.
Why I prefer SAS EG: Data processing speed is much faster than that R Studio. It can load any amount of data and any type of data like structured or unstructured or semi-structured. Its output delivery system by which we have the output in PDF file makes it very comfortable to use and share that file to clients very easily.
Inbuilt functions are very powerful and plentiful. Facility of writing macros makes it far away from its competitors.
SAS EG is well suited in the case of normal reporting and when drawing some inferences. For this, the software is very good. Its coding is also very simple which makes it easier to learn for beginners. The ODS(Output Delivery System) by which we can put the output into PDF/XML formats is also a very unique feature. Scenarios where it is less appropriate include: When we need to perform EDA(Exploratory Data Analysis) through charts and graphs, then this tool fails because of poor visualizing capability.