SAS Visual Analytics Features

SAS Visual Analytics

Visual data discovery and analytics tool

4.27/5 (33 reviews)

SAS Visual Analytics Feature Summary

  • Produce ad hoc distribution-quality reports
  • Explore data and find patterns from rich visual insights
  • Send visual insights into Office apps like Outlook and Excel
  • SAS Mobile BI companion app for iOS and Android
  • Create predictive models with SAS Visual Statistics
  • Visually identify metrics, outliers, correlations & patterns
  • Design reports once, then distribute and publish anywhere
  • Monitor key BI metrics, view analytics and share reports
  • Create storyboards or narratives to share ideas and insights
  • Create ad hoc analytics dashboards

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Budgeting
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Mobile apps

iOS App


3 reviews

Requires iOS 12.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


206 reviews

SAS Visual Analytics Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about SAS Visual Analytics's features:

Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 5001-10000 employees)

Its Usable

2019-04-03

its has various functions, however, its is not easy to use

Pros

- SAS provides advanced analytics of data in an organization - It can also provide predictive analytics of data - It can be used to monitor money laundering in a financial system - Users can setup alerts when suspicious transactions are identified

Cons

Too complicated for new users to understand without help - Integration to an organisations system takes time

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Tapan Jain

SAS BI - Scalable and Comprehensive BI Tool

2018-01-29

Pros

It's Visual Data Exploration capabilities to visualize the data and find patterns quickly is amazing.

Cons

Only a few open source platforms are supported and lot of common ones used by a lot of smaller organizations have been left out.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Barry Koklefsky

Capacity for Huge Data Sets Good for Actuaries

2017-02-01

Further, the power of SAS's statistical tools is invaluable for actuaries that require a Business Intelligence tool to go beyond the 'sales by region' data visualization to provide predictive modeling functionality.

Pros

The commitment to quality and innovation by the SAS organization that stands behind the product.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering SAS Visual Analytics

When considering SAS, it will be beneficial to perform a 'test drive' with as large a data set as possible. The goal of the testing should be to not only process the data set but to use the functionality within SAS to visualize the "story" behind the data.

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Prathibha chindam

usage

2020-05-31

Reports load fast because the data is readily available in memory

Pros

Anybody can develop a report without knowing having sas programming skill

Cons

The logs are misleading. There are always errors/warnings in the logs which SAS suggests safe to ignore

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

SAS VA is very easy to use. Drag and drop interface to create charts and tables.

2018-07-23

Do not need to think about all the possibilities before publishing charts and tables: let the user decide.

Pros

You make a change to a filter and your new chart is there.

Cons

It is not easy to see what amount of storage your are currently using with all the stocked data.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Piyush Gambhir

SAS Business Intelligence Suite is an extra ordinary software to deal with everythng related to data

2018-06-19

You can do everything with Data.

Pros

I have used it for ETL, reports and for modelling but we can created dashboards and so many other other things.

Cons

Biggest disadvantage is cost factor. SAS is quite costly and small organisations cannot really afford it. Now we have freewares in market like python and R replacing SAS.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Prajakta Dhanawade

BI with Analytics

2017-01-27

The quality of analytics is way better than the competitors like power bi, qlikview and others, along with decent visualizations.

Pros

Amazing Analytics

Cons

Can have better visualizations.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Anonymous
Consultant (Outsourcing/Offshoring company, 10001+ employees)
Verified Reviewer

powerful tool for data analytics and data visualization

2019-03-16

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

Pros

Coding is pretty much easy and visualization is best.

Cons

Only one factor which makes negative about this product is the price, which is really very high. For which Tableau and R can work together for giving the same results.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Donald Wildeboer

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

2018-07-23

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.

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.

Cons

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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Swapnil Palkar

Not a great product

2017-02-21

There are many visualization tools in the market far better than this product. they should make it more user-friendly.

Pros

Easy to use Sas data sets for visualizations

Cons

Not user friendly

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering SAS Visual Analytics

This product is good if you work on SAS programming only

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Prabh jot Singh

SAS Visual Analytics

2016-12-13

I use SAS visual analytics tool and it is really handy.

Pros

Great for analytics

Cons

There can be improvements on the analytics front.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering SAS Visual Analytics

See what is it that you want to accomplish by using the visual analytics tool before deciding which one you want to buy.

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Akash gupta

A treat to the eyes while looking upon the pretty dashboards

2017-07-13

A better deal in comparison to MS Excel. Also better than Tableau reader but somewhat lesser than Tableau full package.

Pros

One can make stunning dashboards using it without much expertise.

Cons

Installation is messy but that is only for single time. Interface doesn't look that good.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

My job is to test the best BI software and make sales advice,this program is suitable for the market

2018-04-10

It is one of the most intuitive software I've ever tried, very user friendly and very efficient (both usability and ease)

Pros

Excellent visualization tools such as heat maps, all in all is an easy software because it does not require long training sessions (for the front end is very intuitive), everyone can do dashboard autonomously (once the programmer has prepared the cloud data and standard fields).

Cons

It would be interesting to add the tool to create stories, or dynamic presentations (such as power point), obviously the price is high (like the most BI software), so it makes the software suitable only for large companies.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Banking company, 1001-5000 employees)

SAS for data wrangling

2019-10-17

SAS is easy to use and good for data wrangling purposes.

Pros

Preferred over open source if data privacy is a concern.

Cons

The user community is not so great as compared with another open-source. SAS is pretty expensive so companies are now switching to open sources like python and R.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Henry Martinez

Prepare dashboard and reports for ongoing campaigns

2016-09-15

Pros

The analytical power of the multiple options linked to different modules

Cons

It is expensive and the product itself is far from the top ones on its category. the graphics look like created in excel and the interface is not the most user friendly.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering SAS Visual Analytics

Think about the gains of using low quality graphs while connecting it to the analytical power tools offered by SAS.

Source: Software Advice
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Jason Laso

SAS Enterprise Guide

2018-12-29

Great for building process flows for projects and managing data.

Pros

Great for building process flows. Easy to use for people with no programming background.

Cons

For as nice as it is for people without a programming background, it can also be a hindrance for those of us who do. Sometimes the flexibility to do things is not there.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Onur Polat

Verified Reviewer

SAS : Kind of heavy analytical tool

2018-05-10

Pros

Before open-source era it was some kind of industry standart.

Cons

Open source platforms are becoming popular.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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Abhaysingh Thakur

Smart Analytics with SAS

2018-05-21

It's must learn software for management, and supply chain students.

Pros

It has numerous sets of analytic tools which are used to accomplish various goals in IT industry.

Cons

It's very renowned tool but its certifications are really expensive.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 1001-5000 employees)

SAS a good tool?

2019-01-19

Good tool and should be used.

Pros

Powerful in visualization. Easy to use.

Cons

I can do much more accurate analysis with R.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Olayinka Awoyemi

Excellent with no objection

2017-02-28

This software is excellent in relation to every segment of business intelligence.

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Source: Capterra
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martino basso

I used this platform for some years in my previous work experience as administrator/developer user.

2017-07-19

Pros

- a real user friendly tool - wide range of software and different types of installation - great customer support

Cons

- 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.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Scott Bellefeuille

Incredible

2017-02-28

This product is the best there is. very user friendly. and very efficient. The ui is so easy to use.

Pros

easy

Cons

Nothing yet, but I will certainly be vocal, if I have a bad experience.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering SAS Visual Analytics

simply incredible

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Anonymous
(Market Research company, 201-500 employees)

SAS

2018-11-07

Pros

Easy to use, interface, powerful and effective

Cons

Very high price, need more cheaper package s

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 5001-10000 employees)

Powerful but dated

2019-03-05

Good stuff. Dated but works. Nothing to brag about, but checks all the right boxes

Pros

SAS is what started the party. It's so much faster than the legacy of Cobol and mainframe based packages.

Cons

Licences are expensive. If you are using SQL you miss Moss of the raw power. SAS procs arenot the most I tuitive. And most importantly, newer packages re after 10x or more quicker. Eg. IBM aginity netezza

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Steven Kohl

Sas for business analytics

2017-04-05

We have been using SAS since the 1980's We like it, but find it pricy for a small firm such as ourselves

Pros

Feature rich

Cons

Tough to learn

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering SAS Visual Analytics

Lower the price

Source: Capterra
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