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"The most valuable feature is that it is able to slice and dice the data.""All the different platforms are well integrated.""Navigating through the data to make analysis is really quick."

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"It's relatively simple to create basic dashboards and reports."

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"It's wonky, and not super user-friendly with Excel.""Extracting data is a little slow.""It would have been better if the solution was not just a tool kit."

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"There is a need for coding when it comes to digital reporting which can be intimidating."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Our licensing cost is approximately $50,000.00 per year."

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"$10,000 per annum for an enterprise license."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Navigating through the data to make analysis is really quick.
Top Answer: I think the price is okay, of course it's always good to have a discount.
Top Answer: It would have been better if the solution was not just a tool kit. They did not embed some functionalities already developed, we are having to develop them ourselves. It would be helpful to have… more »
Top Answer: It's relatively simple to create basic dashboards and reports.
Top Answer: We pay a little over $10,000 for an annual enterprise license. It gives us an unlimited number of users but we're questioning whether it's worth the cost if we can't get users on board. There is some… more »
Top Answer: The powerful nature of SAS can sometimes work to its detriment, because there is a need for coding when it comes to digital reporting and that's a little overwhelming or intimidating for some of my… more »
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Also Known As
Cognos TM1, IBM Cognos TM1
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IBM Planning Analytics is an integrated planning solution that uses AI to automate planning, budgeting, and forecasting and drive more intelligent workflows.

Built on TM1, IBM’s powerful calculation engine, this enterprise performance management tool allows you to transcend the limits of manual planning and become the Analytics Hero your business needs. Quickly and easily drive faster, more accurate plans for FP&A, sales, supply chain and beyond.

SAS Business Intelligence package offers business owners an all-in-one tool for data analysis. It is mainly comprised of analytics software that can handle all of the statistical analysis that a company requires. Functions include mining and managing to fetching important information from a variety of sources and even adapting that information, all for the purpose of analyzing the data for future use.

The SAS Business Intelligence software allows users to handle, understand, and analyze their data in both past and present fields, as well as influence vital factors for future changes. Users can also create and publish reports based on their findings so that others in their field can share the information and input suggestions. The graphic presentation is another benefit that many businesses find useful when presenting their findings to others.

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Sample Customers
ManpowerGroup, Convergys, AIG, Orchard Brands, Citibank, InterGen, Northwestern University, EF Education First, Ironside, Bazan Group, CSOB Insurance, Macquarie Group, Charles Stanley, SATO, Government of Sint Maarten, BMW Financial Services
Staples, Ausgrid, Scotiabank, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Xcel Energy, and Triad Analytics Solutions.
Top Industries
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm18%
Insurance Company9%
Transportation Company9%
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm10%
Company Size
Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise23%
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise53%
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IBM Planning Analytics is ranked 5th in Business Performance Management with 3 reviews while SAS Visual Analytics is ranked 10th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 1 review. IBM Planning Analytics is rated 6.4, while SAS Visual Analytics is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Planning Analytics writes "Quick data analysis, reliable, AI improvement needed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAS Visual Analytics writes "Very powerful, relatively simple to create basic dashboards and reports". IBM Planning Analytics is most compared with Microsoft BI, Jedox, SAP Analytics Cloud, Tableau and Oracle Essbase, whereas SAS Visual Analytics is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, Qlik Sense, Databricks and Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio.

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