SAS Activity-Based Management Review
It helped determine the organization's true cost of providing its products but there were deployment problems because the installation was extremely difficult.


Valuable Features

The product is designed for very specific accounting based projects such as cost allocation and maybe transfer pricing.

Improvements to My Organization

The product helped determine the organization's true cost of providing its products and services to customers.

Room for Improvement

The interface is poorly designed and could really use an improvement to compete with other comparable software.

Use of Solution

I've been using it for three months.

Deployment Issues

There were problems because the installation was extremely difficult and there was a lack of support from the vendor.

Stability Issues

User role role based access is required to operate the software. This causes some instability when working on projects.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

SAS has generally pretty good service. However, for this specific software there didn't seem to be a lot of resources dedicated to supporting it..

Technical Support:

SAS has generally pretty good service. However, for this specific software there didn't seem to be a lot of resources dedicated to supporting it..

Previous Solutions

The original software was owned by another company, and SAS acquired them. There was some level of backward compatibility but it wasn't that smooth of a transition.

Initial Setup

It's very complex so the software needs IT support to install. Mid-tier servers with role-based access are required to connect the users to the actual server.

Implementation Team

It was an in-house implementation.

ROI

Fortunately, the software did not cost us much as we were able to be obtained through a software bundled agreement.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

It cost a lot of in-house resources to get this product to work. The software itself was not very expensive through the agreement we had with the vendor.

Other Solutions Considered

No because legacy models were created in this system, we had to use it. There are a wide range of other options in data analytics that could provide similar capabilities.

Other Advice

Only implement this product for very specific purposes, if you need very complex scalable accounting projects. You need an IT support team to deploy and maintain this software.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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