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SAS Visual Analytics
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SAS Visual Analytics Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

SAS Visual Analytics product overview

What is SAS Visual Analytics?

SAS Visual Analytics is our flagship offering for self-service data preparation, visual discovery, interactive reporting, and dashboards--as well as easy-to-use analytics--with governance. SAS Visual Analytics allows non-technical users to create, share and execute BI and Analytics workflows for interactive reporting and free-form exploration. The primary functional components supported by SAS Visual Analytics are:

Key benefits of using SAS Visual Analytics

SAS Visual Analytics gives you a single application for reporting, data exploration and analytics.

See the big picture – and underlying connections.
Quickly spot important relationships in your data using suggestions and clearly identified related measures. Use machine learning and natural language explanations to find, visualize and narrate stories and insights that are easy to understand and explain. Find out why something happened, examine all options and uncover opportunities hidden deep in your data. Automatically highlight key relationships, outliers, clusters and more to reveal vital insights that inspire action.

Turn seeing into understanding with dynamic visuals.
Create stunning interactive reports and dashboards. Quickly summarize key performance metrics and share them via the web and mobile devices. Executives and front-line staff can quickly interact with and collaborate on insights, slice and dice them to find their own answers, and better understand business performance.

Get answers backed by data, results driven by insight.
Easy-to-use predictive analytics enables even business analysts to assess possible outcomes and make smarter, data-driven decisions – no programming required. Smart algorithms reduce the need for manual experimentation. And you can work collaboratively with experts to focus on what’s most relevant.

Add the 'where' to the 'what.'
Add geographical context to your analyses and visualizations by combining traditional data with location data. Location analysis brings the “where” dimension to the forefront so you can analyze data in new ways to get the full picture before making decisions while identifying location-specific opportunities.

Streamline the discovery process.
Self-service data preparation gives business users the ability to import their own data, join tables, apply data quality functions, create calculated columns and more – all with drag-and-drop ease. By empowering users to access, combine, clean and prepare their own data in an agile – and trusted – way, SAS Visual Analytics facilitates faster, broader adoption of analytics for your entire organization.

Gain chat-enabled insights.
An intuitive, low-code visual interface enables you to create and deploy custom, natural language chatbots. Get text responses, access data, reports and visualizations, and even apply analytics and AI through a natural language, conversational interface. Configure bots within the SAS environment for easier access to insights, or connect to external services to roll them out to the world. Now getting insights from data is as easy as sending a message.

Leverage the best of both platforms.
Use Microsoft productivity tools from Microsoft 365 for seamless access to analytics from SAS. Drill down into your data, access and interact with reports in SAS Visual Analytics and embed insights in your Microsoft applications like Excel and Outlook. Then share them with your closest collaborators.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Chat
24/7 (Live rep)
FAQs/Forum
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support

Training options

Live Online
Videos
Documentation
Webinars
In Person

SAS Visual Analytics pricing information

Value for money

3.8

/5

40

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
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SAS Visual Analytics features

Functionality

4.4

/5

40

Total features

104

15 categories

Most valued features by users

Data Visualization
Reporting/Analytics
Data Import/Export
Visual Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
API
Dashboard
Search/Filter

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SAS Visual Analytics users reviews

Overall Rating

4.3

/5

40

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.12/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
I have a great experience with this tool as this is very easy to use and EDA(Exploratory Data Analysis) through charts are very much effective and attractive.
This software is excellent in relation to every segment of business intelligence. It covers every aspect of our business and provides the opportunity synergize.
Coding is pretty much easy and visualization is best. Also, customer support is high and It can fetch billions of records for processing and processing speed is very high.
Cons
The SAS team stated our original technical onboarding person had an illness or emergency and then we didn't hear back with a new contact [SENSITIVE CONTENT] until about a month later.
However, it is just functional. Any customization on plots are difficult and requires you to understand intricacies of SAS Graph package.
I came from non-coding back ground so it was very tough for me. when i learnt R, I was worried more and then shifted to SAS.

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Donald W.

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Financial Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Very powerful, flexible, and works with all third parties we need.

Reviewed 4 years ago

The ability to connect with all third parties (that we use) and merge their data together in one system then analyze the structured information in a consistent and reliable way makes SAS Business Intelligence a very powerful system. The ability to run code that we made 10 years ago is also very nice.

Pros

The ability to connect with all third parties (that we use) and merge their data together in one system then analyze the structured information in a consistent and reliable way makes SAS Business Intelligence a very powerful system. The ability to run code that we made 10 years ago is also very nice.

Cons

The complexity and inconstancy of the product is not always the most desirable. Often times doing similar things requires very different approaches. SAS Business Intelligence has been around for such a long time that different "procs", as they are called in their system, often have extreme variance in syntax.

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Tapan J.

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Internet, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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SAS BI - Scalable and Comprehensive BI Tool

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It's Visual Data Exploration capabilities to visualize the data and find patterns quickly is amazing. The features such as heat maps helps us understand where most of the traffic for an advertiser is coming from and helps the advertiser to target the customers more effectively. Creating Dashboards doesn't require a lot of technical know how and anyone can start making dashboards. Also, these dashboards and reports simplifies collaboration as different people are able to share their comments by directly commenting on the visuals or charts. Another feature which interests me is that it allows to integrate with other open source platforms like R.

Cons

Such a comprehensive set of features with a brand like SAS obviously comes with a price but I find the price to be over the top for the small and medium organizations. Only a few open source platforms are supported and lot of common ones used by a lot of smaller organizations have been left out. Further, user interface looks dated and needs a facelift to match other players like Tableau.

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Brad C.

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Higher Education, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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SAS Visual Analytics Review

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

I like the ability to quickly pick up the software and gain insights about our data, as well as its ability to plug seamlessly with the SAS products used by our institution. The dashboard canvas is easy to navigate in a minimal amount of time and easy-to-find tutorials teach advanced functions.

Cons

I dislike the adaptive canvas sometimes. In other BI tools, the canvas resizes reasonable to the end-users resolution but there are times that SAS VA makes images used on these canvas' either too small or too large.

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Sai S.

Management Consulting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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SAS Misrepresentative Sales Team

Reviewed 7 months ago

We love the software, however our experience with the sales team and return on our price point has been very negative.

Pros

The software itself is very versatile and is extremely equipped for Cloud Based setup and use.

Cons

We are a women and minority owned small business who were extremely excited to become SAS software users in 2021. In spite of the high upfront cost to our small business (we paid $14,000+ for a year or use), we received a notification our software would be expiring less than five months after we had been connected to our technical setup representatives and had the software for less than six months....

Vendor response

Thank you so much for taking the time to share a business review; your feedback is important to us. We're so sorry you weren't satisfied with your SAS experience and want to follow up if you'd like to email SAS_Cares@sas.com to ensure you receive the support you need. We appreciate you taking the time to help us improve our customer experience and look forward to assisting you.

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David M.

Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wuss drm

Reviewed 3 months ago

Very positive

Pros

Very intuative interface and functionality makes sense

Cons

Costly my not be getting good value for pirice

SAS Visual Analytics FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does SAS Visual Analytics offer?

SAS Visual Analytics has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of SAS Visual Analytics?

SAS Visual Analytics has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


Q. What languages does SAS Visual Analytics support?

SAS Visual Analytics supports the following languages:
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish


Q. Does SAS Visual Analytics support mobile devices?

SAS Visual Analytics supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does SAS Visual Analytics offer an API?

Yes, SAS Visual Analytics has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does SAS Visual Analytics integrate with?

SAS Visual Analytics integrates with the following applications:
Amazon Aurora, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, AWS VPN, Microsoft Azure, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CloudFormation, AWS Direct Connect, AWS Management Console, Amazon EC2, Amazon EMR, Google Cloud Compute Engine, SAS Analytics Pro, Google Cloud Datastore, AWS CodeCommit, AWS Config, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Google Cloud BigQuery, Google Cloud, OpenShift, Google Cloud Storage, AWS Secrets Manager, AWS Key Management Service (KMS)


Q. What level of support does SAS Visual Analytics offer?

SAS Visual Analytics offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Chat, 24/7 (Live rep), FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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