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."


Valuable Features

  • Correlation
  • Forecasting
  • Autocharting
  • Geomaps

Improvements to 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.

Room for 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

Use of Solution

I have been using this solution for the past year.

Deployment Issues

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.

Stability Issues

There are times when it's not responsive.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

5/10.

Technical Support:

5/10.

Previous Solutions

No previous solution was used.

Initial Setup

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

Implementation Team

We implemented it in-house.

Other Solutions Considered

No other options were evaluated.

Other Advice

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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