Compare Microsoft BI vs. SAS Visual Analytics

Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 32 reviews while SAS Visual Analytics is ranked 19th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 2 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.4, while SAS Visual Analytics is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "Valuable dashboard and automated reporting features but should have better integration with RPA and Tableau platforms ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAS Visual Analytics writes "Easy to create a forecast, discover insights, but visualization needs work". Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau and TIBCO Spotfire, whereas SAS Visual Analytics is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and QlikView. See our Microsoft BI vs. SAS Visual Analytics report.
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Pros
This solution has improved our ability in making decisions and explaining data.I like the downloadable visualizations a lot. I think that they give the user a very nice starting point in creating awesome dashboards, with the right way to tell their data story.If you are not very technical this tool could be very useful.The feature I find most valuable is the ability to publish Power Bi reports, using an embedded link, directly onto a website.There was a lot of manual work involved with Excel, whereas once we moved on to Microsoft Power BI, it was a cleaner dashboard and it was faster too.The uploading of information is very easy, as you just use an Excel sheet to start work right away and obtain the benefits of Power BI.Because this solution is very easy, and very visual, you can have results in minutes.It is a good platform for data analysis, organization, and all of the other interim performances that are necessary.

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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.Simplifies report designs and quickly displays tables and graphs.The speed to display charts and react to users' choices is great.

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Cons
We would like to have better SQL support for queries.Some kind of expression wizard, where the user can build a complex expression without any knowledge of DAX, can be a good addition to the product.Adding paginated reports to this tool could be of great help for users who want to move away from SSRS.I would like to see Machine Learning for Power Bi Pro users or an intermediate license to enable Machine Learning if you don't have access to a Premium account.I think because I'm moving more into RPA, I'd definitely like to see integration across the RPA, Power BI, or Tableau platforms, because that integration could then make automation and mundane reporting much faster.I would like to see the product offer more graphics to impact different audiences.I would like to see a feature that connects with a Machine Learning platform like a RapidMiner or Azure Machine Learning Studio. It would be great to have a Machine Learning application link to connect.It could have more of a hold on big data. Manipulating big data on this solution complicates things. This needs to be improved.

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Better connectivity with other data origins, better visualization, and the ability to create KPIs directly would all help.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.The charts and tables could use better sorting, primarily using other variables than the ones on the figure. If they could implement views like in the older version (previous to Viya), it would be very nice.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I very much recommend the free trial mode.It is reasonably priced.No comment on pricing.It is a cheap solution for our needs.No comment.It is free.It is part of our Office 365 license.The costs are small and the benefits are high.

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Licensing is simple.

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50,081
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42,949
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Average Words per Review
319
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8.4
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14,778
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11,898
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2
Average Words per Review
216
Avg. Rating
8.0
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI ProSAS BI
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Overview

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.

Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.

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
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.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
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company17%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Logistics Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm9%
Media Company6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider10%
Retailer10%
Renewables & Environment Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Government15%
Financial Services Firm9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise59%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft BI vs. SAS Visual Analytics and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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