SAS Visual Analytics Review

Easy to create a forecast, discover insights, but visualization needs work

How has it helped 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.

What is most valuable?

Agility in dashboard creation and evaluating statistics with simple models.

What needs improvement?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Normally it is stable, if the hardware is correct.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

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.

How are customer service and technical support?

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

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

QlikView and Qlik Sense, IBM Cognos suite.

How was the 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.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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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