SAS Visual Analytics Review
Easy to create a forecast, discover insights, but visualization needs work


Improvements to My Organization

Quick deployment to dashboards and analytics features (using SAS Visual Statistics and Enterprise Guide). Easy to create a simple forecast and discover business insights using segmentation tools.

Valuable Features

Agility in dashboard creation and evaluating statistics with simple models.

Room for Improvement

  • Connectivity with other data origins
  • Visualization is poor
  • Create KPIs directly

Use of Solution

One to three years.

Stability Issues

Normally it is stable, if the hardware is correct.

Scalability Issues

There are scalability issues. It depends on the data volume and number of end-users. VA requires a lot of hardware resources to move volumes of data.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Seven out of 10 for the SAS Support home page and direct support.

Previous Solutions

QlikView and Qlik Sense, IBM Cognos suite.

Initial Setup

The straightforward part: Create a dashboard and calculate attributes. You don’t need programming experience using SAS Visual Analytics. You can export to Excel or PDF directly. The complex part: Creating a relationship between tables.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Compare pricing online with other vendors; licensing type is simple.

Other Solutions Considered

Qlik, IBM Cognos, MicroStrategy, and others.

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

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