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SAS Enterprise Guide is a point-and-click, menu- and wizard-driven tool that empowers users to analyze data and publish results.

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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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"Graphical flow makes SQL operations easy but complexity is time-consuming"

What do you like best?

While considering to buy a product, instead of paying attention to the needs of the current employees, it's important to calculate the scale and the consequences of the possible growth and the new team members. It's especially important to recognize for startups.

What do you dislike?

SAS needs to upgrade the way product served to the customers which include UIs, end-to-end processes and simplicity.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are an analytics consulting company, SAS EG might be useful to consider for data preparation processes. If you are working with data scientist who is experienced in analytics and coding, they might complain about the accountability of the program.

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

We use SAS EG in data cleansing and preprocessing for preparing structured data to process. While SQL operations are easy to apply with graphical UI and flow, the overall structure is too complex and time-consuming. We plan to move to cloud data services in 2019.

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"Great learning tool and data manipulation software! "

What do you like best?

Because SAS programming requires knowing a specific coding language, it can be tricky at first especially for new users. SAS Enterprise Guide allows users to get assistance with things like importing their data, writing code, re-organizing/cleaning data, filtering, running basic analyses and designing a program for future use. I like that it is user-friendly, but still powerful.

What do you dislike?

The output program code doesn't always run in base SAS - so you can't use drop downs to create a streamlined program that you can run in base SAS. You still need to have a basic understanding of SAS - and data management to use the tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would highly recommend reading up on the background of SAS and how the programming language works. Often times when you are having difficulty running a program or manipulating a dataset it is because you aren't 'telling' SAS what to do correctly using code. I also suggest taking a SAS user training to assist you with using SAS.

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

Analyzing large data sets efficiently, cleaning up 'messy' data, creating reports to send to stakeholders for evidence-based decision making.

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"Great Software tool for Analytics and Reporting"

What do you like best?

It has the great processing power (easily process 1 billion records) and great for performing ad hoc analysis, automated report generation etc. However not that much suitable for generating interactive reports.

What do you dislike?

Not a good tool for creating data pipeline, can't create interactive reports and some of the features on client enterprise guide has bugs and also it is little heavy software which consumes more RAM.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a good software for data analytics and reporting but it is not a good fit for creating interactive reports.

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

Through our ETL process we load the data into datamart and then create corresponding SAS dataset on which business perform analytics and generates reports for claims.

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"SAS Enterprise Guide - Data Manipulation"

What do you like best?

I'm relatively new to SAS (came from SPSS) so there was a small learning curve, but overall i've come to find that writing your own code is pretty helpful in fully understanding what is happening behind the scenes. I use it mostly for data manipulation, getting massive data sets down to managable sizes before exporting it out

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the errors you receive when something doesn't run or work is very hard to understand. I wish there was a better way to show exactly what you did wrong, rather than a generic statement with vague instructions like "SAS is expecting a..."

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Obviously there are a myriad of options that can be used as a data mining tool, but in my experience between SPSS and SAS, i prefer SAS because i prefer to write out my code. And with more experience i know there is alot you can unlock in SAS.

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

Overall it's a great tool that can be used to pull your data, manipulate it to a managable size before exporting it out to be worked in Excel, Tableau, etc. I know that you can create graphs, charts, etc in SAS, but they aren't interactive like Tableau, so i rarely use this.

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"SAS Enterprise Guide v7.1 is a wholesome tool for Data Analytics"

What do you like best?

Among many, the best is to be able to create Project files where the entire Process flow is connected to embed programs, import & export, see the dependencies and easy to use unlike predecessors of Base SAS v9.1

What do you dislike?

Proc Import/export still does not work sometimes in the coding module and has to be triggered manually.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

In case of basic understanding of SAS, one can easily switch to EG for data analytics, writing production scripts & adhoc queries. The best part is its GUI based querying tools and creation of process flows to integrate multiple codes, imports & exports all together in one place. Highly recommended for heavy adhoc based querying work as well as creating production scripts within the analytics space.

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

We use it to check Statistical model data validation in Credit Risk. Several inbuilt features for slicing & dicing with data makes it user friendly and the ability to connect with Hadoop cluster via remote is great. Also for use of regression techniques additional statistical procedures are very useful

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"I use SAS for many projects and its functionality is the best in some areas, not so great in others"

What do you like best?

I use SAS almost exclusively for data generation in quantitative projects - the functionality and ease of data generation can't be beat once proficiency is achieved. SAS is also my go-to software for fitting multilevel (hierarchical) models - it can do almost (not quite) everything I've ever needed, and uses minimal code to do so. I have been using SAS throughout my career and would say it is the program I'm most comfortable working in, even for data management

What do you dislike?

Three things: graphs, data management, and structural equation models. The SAS graphics are so basic, it takes a lot of programming to get them to look even remotely presentable. That's not to say the capability isn't there, it just isn't worth the trouble when there are so many better programs that easily produce beautiful plots. It's a pain to transfer between programs when I've done everything else in SAS to produce the graphics elsewhere.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

With SAS enterprise miner you get a corporate solution that entities you to create accurate , predictive and descriptive models. There is a reason why sas is the leading analytics solution. Its because of tools like this.

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

The software is pretty good that it can produce such advanced models with a very simple user interface. The benefits I saw was more accurate forecasts in a quarter of the time to set up models. I used SAS enterprise miner as soon as it was launch in the market. At that time I was also using clementine from SPSS too, but the graphical analysis were much cleaner with SAS. I have not used it for many years since, though.

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"Perfect tool to analyse the data and also to generate the good reports."

What do you like best?

The syntax is very easy and all the inbuilt procedures and functions help in solving all the business problems. We can use this tool for reporting as well for generating statistical outputs. Its data processing speed is also pretty much high.

What do you dislike?

It is a costly software because many free tools are available in the market which works the same but they are less efficient. Only basic stats functions are there we can not use this tool to build neural networks solution.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a good tool for finding insights from the data and also to learn.

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

This tool helps in predicting customer behavior by loading a huge amount of data into its environment very fast and to draw the statistical results out of it.

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Insurance
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"Very good for modeling data"

What do you like best?

SAS Enterprise Guide is a wonderful too for manipulating and querying data in an organized fashion. It has allowed our organization to make informed decisions by the analysis provided.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how difficult it is to connect to various databases and external files. It also takes a long time to load.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use this as your one-stop-shop for all data analysis needs and queries

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

SAS Enterprise Guide is enabling us to quickly analyze and understand data in an intuitive way. We've realized the benefit of having it manage our important insurance data.

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"SAS Enterprise Guide"

What do you like best?

Powerful analysis and precise results

Interface to large types of databases

Simple drag and drop interface

Scripting and automation

What do you dislike?

The SAS codes saved in open source formats get distorted during import to Word or Excel and requires more time to format

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Product Templates will help you in implemntation fast. Support and User Forums are open and forthcoming. If you can afford licensing its one of the best software available

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

Education and Training purposes for various domains

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"SAS EG Review "

What do you like best?

Using the code produced from the GUI is really helpful. Can easily teach myself using the GUI.

What do you dislike?

Troubleshooting is terrible. Isolating problems is rather challenging, a VBA style troubleshooting process would be better. Also, rarely do the SAS web pages help. Could have better more general examples on them.

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

Easily able to analyze many different cuts of data. Can export with relative ease. Excel SAS plug in is not great though.

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"SAS EG is an excellent software package for health research"

What do you like best?

Easy and intuitive graphic interface, as well as straightforward coding environment, make this software package an ideal choice for both students and professionals alike.

What do you dislike?

Syntax can be a bit tedious and outdated compared to more modern computing languages.

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

We use it to carry out data management and analytics in our projects. It's a powerful statistical package that can accommodate all of our analytical needs.

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"Convenient to use"

What do you like best?

I like it’s speed and scalability. The range of options it provides to connect to different data bases and even to Hadoop data lake. Also automation option helps run scheduled scripts daily.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how heavy the tool is. It often require lots of resources to run a program in sas enterprise guide, which indeed makes system slow and sometimes hangs the system.

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

I mostly use SAS EG to connect to different data bases and pull data into sas platform. Then I do my data analysis in SAS to generate value from that data.

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"Powerful tool for data analysis and reporting "

What do you like best?

This product makes reporting and analysis of complex data painless. It uses point and click interface which makes it easy for novice users.

What do you dislike?

Some of the commands from older versions do not work with SAS Enterprise Guide.

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

I have used this product in the past for HR analytics and reporting. I find it much easier to use than some other products that are currently in the market.

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"I use SAS to gather data "

What do you like best?

I like how SAS runs smoothly. It is a good way to gather all the information and be able to export it to excel.

What do you dislike?

The interface can be hard to use. SAS can be very slow at times and will take hours to get me what I need.

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

It provides an efficient way to gather the data I need. I can be slow sometimes though.

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"it was a good experience so far"

What do you like best?

it is very user friendly and helps to get the job done

What do you dislike?

there is not much I dont like about this software

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

data analysis and tracking progress/improvement

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"SAS Enterprise Guide"

What do you like best?

easy to use, drag and drop features for new analyst.

What do you dislike?

Ability to support access from various data sources.

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

finding actionable insights from data

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"Enjoy using SAS Enterprise Guide for Data Analytics"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to use to provide summaries and visualization of my data for analytical purposes.

What do you dislike?

It is fairly basic for visualization, however, it's great for what I need it for.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need to quickly produce summaries for analysis, this is a great product. Very intuitive and functional for any level.

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

Not Applicable

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"Useful program"

What do you like best?

It works well with handling and merging data, and works especially well with manipulating datasets and filtering.

What do you dislike?

Programming in the software is not too intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Add in debug feature before running

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

Datasets are often fragmented into different tables. The merging function allows me to effectively filter and combine fields from different tables.

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"Great BI Software for data analytics modelling"

What do you like best?

the ease of use and allow data analyst to collaborate

What do you dislike?

Interface could be updated to better graphics and UI experience

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider the size of the team and be able to leverage your investment.

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

predictive modeling and analyze customer behavior

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"Excellent stability "

What do you like best?

Stability and reliability of platform. Statistical workhorse.

What do you dislike?

Takes a while to learn to use efficiently.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try.

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

Excellent, reliable results to use for actionable innovation.

SAS Enterprise Guide Features

  • Reports Interface
  • Steps to Answer
  • Graphs and Charts
  • Score Cards
  • Dashboards
  • Calculated Fields

SAS Enterprise Guide User Ratings

7.6
Ease of Use
Average: 8.3*
7.6
Quality of Support
Average: 8.6*
6.3
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.0*
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