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What is SAS Business Intelligence?

SAS offers an integrated, robust and flexible presentation layer for the full breadth of SAS Analytics capabilities

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Product Description

SAS offers an integrated, robust and flexible presentation layer for the full breadth of SAS Analytics capabilities


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SAS
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1-800-727-0025
Year Founded
1976
HQ Location
Cary, NC
Twitter
@SASsoftware
62,295 Twitter followers
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22,147 employees on LinkedIn®
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SAS offers business analytics software and services, and is an independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster.

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IT Specialist
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Even for someone not from an IT environment, it is very easy for SAS BI to generate interactive panels. It allows us to split millions of data rows into a single report. In case our economic calculations contain weird behavior, SAS Business Intelligence is frequently used to define where are the issues happening and are totally internal to our core structure. The programming tools such as R are consistent and the API integrates perfectly with a big number of Data Management software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some member of our team had a lot of SAS skills, as they had worked with other SAS software, and even for them it was hard to deal with SAS Businesses Intelligence. So, training is crucial to work with this complex software. It won't be enough simply to have a band of individuals with SAS knowledge. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For ad-hoc query applications, SAS business intelligence is outstanding. The application is a direct expansion of the SAS foundation scheme and the graphic capacities offered by the SAS Business Intelligence are just amazing. There is no need for a sourcing group to integrate information into a system before joining information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SAS Business Intelligence is used in the office to produce images which are easy to monitor, so that either they run automatically or need minimum power and to upload. To gain a deeper knowledge in our sector, the millions of rows of data acquired from digital printing can be easily processed with SAS Business Intelligence. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Human Resources Executive
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is very simple to present complicated information in a model that is simple to comprehend. It allows users to save reports for use in their future queries with the Business Objects functions. Also, to understand and create panels, you don't have to be from an IT or programming environment, as all the process is mechanical and simple When we implemented SAS BI in our organization, we had to be able to filter big information sets and drop comparison groups into graphs, and that's exactly what this great tool has offered us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The price of SAS Business Intelligence is very high, which makes it too expensive for some companies. At first, the setup and administration of software can be difficult if the correct individuals to modify the product effectively are not available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SAS BI is better suited for a big company, where most users are not technically skilled in searching for self-service BI platforms. If you have strong IT help or someone with IT experience in your team, the application of SAS BI will work better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SAS Business Intelligence offers a useful and effective way for our end customers to ad-hoc consultation of our information. Multiple departments of my organization use this product, but it is mainly used in the IT department. These products can be used by members of the team on the SAS information delivery portal. Since it was implemented, it has saved our technical team a lot of money and time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology Specialist
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SAS Business Intelligence is very easy to configure and automate. It comes with many functions predefined, which makes it very convenient to create panels and reports that provides our users the ability to play with data. With SAS Business Intelligence, we can duplicate all business logic and system calculations on our local desktop in the most efficient way possible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

My main complains come from the Business Objects feature. I thinks it must provide a more consistent interface to operate better between devices. Also, it should facilitate requests through different data sets, if they could add SQL it would be great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SAS Business Intelligence is a great tool as it combines the strengths of SAS in a single platform. I consider it’s most suitable if you have different data sources that must be combined, or if you need to hide database implementations to users, so you can present it only what you want them to see. However, I think SAS Business Intelligence is not suitable for one or two store people, as it will make difficult to justify the costs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company uses SAS Business Intelligence's full functionality to manipulate data, produce reports and panels and for mathematical intensive tasks. This tool is mainly used by the Analytics team of the IT department and engineering department. Since it was implemented in our company, it has solved the problem of analysts who use thin-clients to access data, as SAS Business Intelligence facilitates the need to install software on their workstations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

it is a very powerful and useful software, because it allows you to connect with third parties in a very dynamic way and also combine your data all this included in a single system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It tends to be very complex to use because the functions are not so simple to manage which makes using and understanding the software a bit tedious Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a very flexible software that helps you improve the data and to be in contact with third parties in a practical and easy way Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The tool has a lot of functionalities and provides an interactive interface which makes the task fun to do. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dont have any dislikes for this tool but there is always a corner for improvement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It would be a nice decision to go ahead with SAS for day to day BI Operations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using this tool in our day to day Etl and analytics operations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Being new to SQL and programming, SAS provides a drag and drop feature for quick queries. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lack visualization capabilities, have to use external software to create visualizations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Health care data - finding insights in claims Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AG
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Easy to use and intuitive software for analytics and data mining. Great for big data and business intelligence in the workplace. Given the evolving need for data mining, this product let's us analyze data in very intelligent ways. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have not found a feature that I do not like yet... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If requiring a product for business intelligence and/or analytics, this is a great product I have been using so far. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not Applicable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's a nice platform to work with large amounts of data and process information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing that I have so far encountered, so far, great application with many functions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

N/A Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Strategic decision making based on data manipulation is a great benefit, helping us shape our decisions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The user interface is quite impressive. The Data visualization along with greater flexibility are unique factors.

There are various modules under this software and are all connected. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The cost of the software is a bit higher than expected. Free courses are not generally offered with the package. SAS coding becomes vital on advance level of data preparation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

With better understanding in SAS coding, exceptional results can be achieved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using it for many statistical problems and specially using for forecasting customer demand based on different dependent and independent variables. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UB
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SAS has enhanced our metrics reporting by streamlining repeating processes. We've saved time and increased accuracy by building reports that run themselves. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a learning curve but very much worth it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were having inconsistent reporting when it was a manual process due to occasional exclusions. SAS really agreed that for us, and allowed us to use our data sets in new ways to anticipate opportunities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Analyst
Pharmaceuticals
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

ETL capability . It imports and processes the data efficiently Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Time consuming . It does not prompt the syntax while coding Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sales and commercial operations . Ease to develop a tailor made report for business functions Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The ease to adapt this program in ones day to day activities Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not that much it’s a bit clunky in certain areas but with patience it’s easy to adapt Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It’s a great investment and will add to the fluidity of your day to day tasks Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Customer retention data and analytics Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AR
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SAS has a wide range of products, making it kind of complex, but at the same time powerful and adaptive. now they're moving to the cloud, and that it's going to make things faster,and lighter. I 've worked with them for many years, and I wouldn't change. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Considering the costs, maybe not so accessible (quite high license price) compared to other statistical software but anyway the quality of the tools is really high. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SAP does help get the right information to anyone who needs it, and to Integrate and discover data as well as creating report Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SAS helps in getting the right information to anyone that may need it. It also Integrates, and elf discover data while creating interactive reports Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lead Project Manager
Utilities
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Best tool to create reports and point at different systems. Continued use to develop more reports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not easiest to develop and create reports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to view a lot of data in one system or report Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Subcontract Manager
Defense & Space
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Depending on how your system is set up SAP can be extremely useful tool that provides insight into your supply chain processes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As with any SAP product it is only as useful as the money you put into it. Unfortunately our company does not have the financial resources to continually update and improve SAP therefore we are left with a sub optimal product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Supply chain optimization Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Big Data Enigineer
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

1 SAS Business Intelligence provides EM,EG,SMC,MM and so on.It's all the application about model building together.

2 It's very convient for building models and deploying models.

3 SAS provides restful statistical examples and easily IT support through the IT support service.

4 SAS is easy doing business with but need to master sas program language and model building progress.

5 SAS Business Intelligence with guided analytics capabilities to broaden the reach of advanced analytics for us. It's very useful for us to master sas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1 SAS Business Intelligence cost much.

2 Also it's not so popular like python or R. It provides Big data solution through 9.4 which is not convient for us.

3 It didn't provides software edition for Mac OS.

4 To some extent this was the truth that it is not easy to master for the students compared to R or python.

5 Can it do distributed computation? I am not sure about this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

provides more cases for customer and more product for different environment.

provides an open soruce edition for people who is now at work.

Mush coursera is kindly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have use sas to do statistical analysis and build models such as customer churn, product preditive, credit score and so on.

I do projects with it for the customers about product recommendation and Intelligent marketing. Through sas I can easily load my data from TD Warehouse and other sources. Through sas I can efficiently build my model with kinds of algorithms and compare each of then. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love that everything is easy to use, can store a lot of data and the response is instant. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I dot not like about this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The software is a great way to access reports for us anytime and anywhere. This makes it easier to research any issues in data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UL
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Many tools to look at data in different ways. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Tools can be hard to find with all of the various tabs and subtabs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To better interact with a very large financial data base.

You can review data in many different ways. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I can look at my whole business and it has everything I need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

That I can't use it for purchase orders with our other system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's useful for looking at the totality of your business Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

forecasting Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Analyze Data is one of my favorite things to do and this system helps Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike not having the option of telling stories through data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you implement it to your systems Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been able to tell stories and close deals Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SAS Business Intelligence deploy real-time analytics directly to mobile devices and Microsoft applications Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

User interface is not very attractive, it seems a bit oldish. Also price is high relatively. Also less support online as compared to other "famous" BI tools like Tableau. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Spend some time and you'll be used to the UI and it will seem much easier and user friendly than initial impression Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am dealing with a large project data to improve productivity in a manufacturing firm. Best way is to find real time where are things lagging using this tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Statisticien
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like the fact that it is well integrated with other SAS software and results can be made accessible to someone with almost no statistical background. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be pricey if you want the complete suite to prepare your data and share with numerous users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You have to know what your are going to use this product for. It meshes well with the other SAS tools. It can be cloud based if you do not wish to buy physical servers or have no control on your IT services. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am analyzing datasets with a few million records from web servers and I can prepare more custom and faster reports that the project manager can "play" with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The UI of the program is very easy to learn. Once you learn the basics, you can get right into the software. If you have previous data or statistics background, the learning curve is even shorter. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The installation process is a bit long and requires technical information from IT such as server information and ports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend SAS BI to others because it is very efficient when you work with a lot of data. It allows you to query efficiently multiple databases and join them together for all you analytic needs. In addition, it is super fast and trump other softwares such as SMART. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have to perform analytic on large volume of customer data in house. With SAS, data queries and manipulation is much more efficient than MS Access. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Associate, Analytics Consulting Epocrates
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We primarily use SAS Base as our analtyical tool and I found with some basic SQL knowledge that the tool was very easy to learn. The documentation online is extremely useful. The tool is extremely powerful and you are often able to execute complex business questions. with just a few lines of code. The ability to build out macros is great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I find the UI to be outdated and clunky compared with more modern tools. It could be easily improved by allowing the windows to snap or re-arrange automatically. On occasion the log will also cease to update and it is necessary to restart. Additionally the tool is not cheap so migrating to a newer version is often not economically feasible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you have some SQL background. It makes the tool much easier to pick up and much more powerful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use SAS for data management and analysis for sales, product, and marketing teams. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how it automates my Whole Foods data dumps that are too large to run in excel. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The complexity of the code makes it very unusable and has made me shy away from even using it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using it to combine large amounts of sales and store data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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