SAS Visual Analytics Review

Auto-charting helps identify the best chart for the categories and measures selected, but on deployment, it throws up errors like "ask your system administrator."


What is most valuable?

  • Correlation
  • Forecasting
  • Autocharting
  • Geomaps

How has it helped my organization?

The correlation gives us a better understanding of new data. Also, with auto-charting, it helps in identifying the best chart for the categories and measures selected.

What needs improvement?

Many things missing, including -

  • Infomaps
  • Facebook connection
  • Better objects
  • Forecasting, auto-charting, and correlation are only available in exploration but should be available in reports
  • Server issues - it is difficult to connect to the public LASR server at times, then requesting SAS support and waiting for them to answer

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for the past year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

At times it hangs with some objects like gauges, and throws up errors like "ask your system administrator." After logging in, the issue is resolved automatically.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There are times when it's not responsive.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

5/10.

Technical Support:

5/10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution was used.

How was the initial setup?

It's not straightforward, and proper guidance or a manual is required which is not provided by the SAS support team.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it in-house.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.

What other advice do I have?

It's good to go.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Business partners
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