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Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple.ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool.The company chose to purchase a creator license for me, which was $70. With that license, you can also be an administrator. We also have 20-25 extra licenses and they cost around $20-$35 each. Those are for normal users who will be viewing the dashboards. Those are monthly charges.The cost of the solution should be improved.Be careful with the Tableau Viewer's licenses, and stay with the right number of users.The initial cost that is set according to CPU cores is expensive.We always consider pricing when considering a new solution. We are a non-profit and price is a huge concern.

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author avatarSantosh Tiwari
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There are platforms available that enable bridge between technologies. Tableau/Qlik is great visualization from performance and user interface as compared to SAS - #askginie.ai

author avatarHessa Motah
User

It totally depends on what SAS licensing are in place. Tableau provides integration with R as far as I know.

author avatarreviewer1268517 (Head of BI at a tech services company with 51-200 employees)
Real User

These products all do more or less the same things but often in a very different way. The differences that I am able to report are mainly:
-Look and feel and here Tableau is definitely superior.
-Usability, both on the user and developer side and here the products are not very far apart, I would say Tableau a little better.
-Managed data volumes and here SAS is unmatched (in Unicredit I have seen an installation that serves about 11000 users).

author avatarRaviLagu
Real User

Tableau is a great tool for visual analytics but when it comes to statistical analysis, it has limited features. You can find basic descriptive statistics like mean, median, mode, SD, Skewness, Kurtosis, etc but for advanced statistical analysis, you can have machine learning models too along with advanced forecasting. If your work does not involve advanced statistical analysis then Tableau is a great tool for basic statistical analysis. In case you have further doubts, please feel free to ask.

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Top Answer: There are platforms available that enable bridge between technologies. Tableau/Qlik is great visualization from performance and user interface as compared to SAS - #askginie.ai
Top Answer: This solution has improved insights into quantitative data.
Top Answer: Check that you need the functionality that you pay for - Tableau is not cheap.
Top Answer: The cost of the solution should be improved. Reports should be downloadable as PDF files. Emails containing images of dashboards can be scheduled, but there is still demand for creating printable PDF… more »
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SAS BITableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online
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Overview

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.

Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.

The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities to serve the needs of even the largest global enterprises in a seamless, integrated experience. Tableau is designed to fit, not dictate your data strategy, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements.

People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive—and offers a fundamentally different user experience by empowering people of all skill levels to explore and analyze data using visuals and natural language. Tableau has become the standard language of analytics for modern business users and continues to lead the industry with the most passionate and engaged user community in analytics, a customer base with millions of users at more than 80,000 organizations, and a deep commitment to customer-focused innovation

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Sample Customers
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.Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, Bank of America, Charles Schwab Corp, Citigroup, Coca-Cola Company, Cornell University, Dell, Deloitte, Duke University, eBay, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, Ferrari, French Red Cross, Goldman Sachs, Google, Government of Canada, HP, Intel, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Macy's, Merck, The New York Times, PayPal, Pfizer, US Army, US Air Force, Skype, and Walmart.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government10%
Insurance Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government11%
Media Company8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm14%
University9%
Healthcare Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company10%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise68%
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SAS Visual Analytics is ranked 17th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools while Tableau is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 17 reviews. SAS Visual Analytics is rated 0.0, while Tableau is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "The visualizations bring out patterns buried under a mountain of data. The tool offers unparalleled flexibility in terms of the types of visualisation that one can create". SAS Visual Analytics is most compared with Microsoft BI, Qlik Sense, QlikView, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio and IBM Cognos, whereas Tableau is most compared with ELK Kibana, Oracle OBIEE, Microsoft BI, IBM Cognos and Salesforce Einstein Analytics.

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