Compare SAS Visual Analytics vs. Tableau

SAS Visual Analytics is ranked 17th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 2 reviews while Tableau is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 28 reviews. SAS Visual Analytics is rated 8.0, while Tableau is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of SAS Visual Analytics writes "Easy to create a forecast, discover insights, but visualization needs work". 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 Tableau, Microsoft BI and QlikView, whereas Tableau is most compared with Qlik Sense, SAS Visual Analytics and Oracle OBIEE. See our SAS Visual Analytics vs. Tableau report.
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Pros
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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This solution has transformed us from an Excel reporting environment to one of visual exploration.The most valuable features are data discovery and fine visualizations.​Data is easily understood at all levels of the company.Business insights are shared across various departments.Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.The ability to create complex calculations.​Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.Tableau's support could improve.

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Cons
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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I would like Tableau to handle geospatial data better in terms of multiple layers and shapefiles.The SQL programming functionality needs to be improved.​Conditional formatting could be an interesting feature to provide to final users.The data preparation/blending options are very basic. They could be improved.Tableau is a company that does not respect partners.Licensing and pricing options could be made better so that more users would be able to use it.The performance could be better.Improvements can be made in template support. The workbook file structure is really hard to version control. If there was some sort of version control support offered particularly for workbooks, that would help big time.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing is simple.

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Be careful with the Tableau Viewer's licenses, and stay with the right number of users.Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple.ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool.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.Tableau is an expensive solution, though it comes with its advantages.The price could be higher for the quality of software, so they revised the pricing in this version, and I agree with the price for top version. The top version costs about $70 per month, and the price is cheap for the quality.I like the payment model. For the people who need to create, they buy their licenses. Everyone else can use the free Tableau Viewer. This is much better than some of the competitor products, which require full licences for everything.

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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%
Insurance Company10%
Government10%
Transportation Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm17%
Government12%
Software R&D Company10%
University8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm14%
University9%
Healthcare Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm17%
Software R&D Company11%
Healthcare Company9%
Comms Service Provider7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise54%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise64%
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