The language is the most valuable feature within the solution. It's very flexible and very powerful. If you compare it to SQL, the memory and development times are very quick. Trying to develop the code is very easy.
What needs improvement?
SAS Institute build its solutions starting from the basic modules of the platform. So each solution consists of these basic modules plus some dedicated parts that are usually quite small. To adapt to the market which is rapidly evolving… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
The solution is quite expensive. It's not cheap and it's very powerful. Therefore, most businesses can't afford to use this particular product.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
I've worked with Oracle in the past as well as Python and other solutions.
What other advice do I have?
We're a gold partner with SAS and we typically use the latest versions of the solutions we have with them. Most of our clients are enterprise-level organizations. Smaller companies may find using SAS difficult because the pricing is quite… more»