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CEO at a tech services company
Feb 28 2018

What is most valuable?

The ever increasing number of functions and analytics which are added to the product each year. They have provided virtually everything we have needed to accomplish our task, as well as continuously improving our accuracy.

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed us to integrate all necessary activities, including them in a single, easily manageable process. Prior to our adopting SAS to drive the solution, a combination of database software, manual activities, and custom programming... more»

What needs improvement?

The company has always utilized user feedback to improve the product and has continuously exceeded my expectations. The only feature I would like to see them add is one they already have, but in a different product. I.e., I would like to see... more»
Real User
Information Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 28 2018

What is most valuable?

SAS is a third-party software, therefore it absolutely has to "play nice" with other software platforms. It is able to connect to all major platforms, and all the smaller platforms that I have come across. It has also been around for an... more»

How has it helped my organization?

SAS Business Intelligence is well-suited for our large corporation. We have demand for scalable and reliable insights into information which is housed in our large systems.

What needs improvement?

The training for SAS Business Intelligence is often difficult to arrange. It is often cancelled due to not enough people being enrolled.
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Statistician at a insurance company
Feb 28 2018

What do you think of SAS Analytics?

Primary Use Case Mostly used for quantitative analyses which include descriptive and inferential statistics. It is also used for generating reports and summary statistics of findings. • Improvements to My Organization It has improved the level of efficacy and validity of our reports. This has also extended to the area of customer service and relations. • Valuable Features The availability of various statistical concepts, including statistical techniques and methods. • Room for Improvement It is more on the side of the cost. It is relatively expensive. It is not an easy software to afford. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Previous Solutions We did use a previous solution. We switched for a better quality of result. • Pricing, Setup Cost and...
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Senior Biostatistician at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 01 2018

What do you think of SAS Analytics?

Primary Use Case The primary use of SAS Analytics in my area is mostly of statistical modeling, such as logistic regression, survival analysis, and longitudinal analysis as well as producing tabular summary results. • Improvements to My Organization It has facilitated timely analysis results with quality work, meaningful output, and consistent data use. • Valuable Features Modeling ones and figures, such as PROC LIFETEST, PROC LOGISTICS, PROC GPLOT. PROC FREQ and PROC MEANS, are also among the valuable features. • Room for Improvement In the graphical area much more improvement is still needed. Once a SAS figure is produced one would like to modify things, such as titles, legends, and incorporate risk sets as a footer on the plots. • Use of Solution More than...

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What is SAS Analytics?

SAS was founded in 1976 and actually began as a project at North Carolina State University to analyze agriculture research. It has since become a global company that is recognized for its innovation in data analytics and business intelligence. SAS is redefining what's possible with data analytics through greater efficiency, strong information value chains, effective collaboration tools, and state-of-the-art visualization software. SAS Analytics is designed for use in a variety of industries including government, manufacturing, higher education, defense & security, banking, automotive, communications, and much more. SAS Analytics is a business intelligence (BI) solution that has the ability to reveal patterns and anomalies in data, identify relationships and different variables, and predict future outcomes. Users of SAS Analytics will benefit from making more sound, better informed business decisions based on company data and market trends. Data mining, data visualization, text analytics, forecasting, statistical analysis, and more are all available through SAS Analytics. Staples, which boasts $27 billion in sales across the globe, has a business philosophy that prioritizes customer loyalty and satisfaction. In order to better engage their customers, Staples utilizes SAS Analytics to plan finely tuned marketing campaigns. Through forecasting and advanced analytics, Staples has been able to rely on fewer contractors, and cut their marketing budget, while improving their customer retention rate.
SAS Analytics customers
Aegon, Alberta Parks, Amway China, Axel Springer, Bank of America, Belgium Special Tax, CAP Index, CareSource, CBE Group, Cemig, Center for Responsible Lending, CESCE, Ceska sporitelna, Chantecler, Chico's, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, CIGNA Thailand, City of Wiesbaden, Germany, Confused.com, Creditreform, Des Moines Area Community College, Deutsche Lufthansa, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, DIRECTV, Dow Chemical Company, Dow Chemical Company, Dun & Bradstreet, EDF Energy, Electrabel GDF SUEZ, ERGO Insurance Group, Erste Bank Croatia, Farmers Mutual Group, Finnair, Florida Department of Corrections, Geneia, Generali Hellas, Genting Malaysia Berhad, Grameenphone, Grandi Salumifici Italiani, HealthPartners, Highmark, Hong Kong Efficiency Unit, HP, Hyundai Securities, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family ServicesInc Research, ING-DiBa, Institut Pertanian Bogor, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), IOM, Kelley Blue Book, Lenovo, Lillebaelt Hospital, Los Angeles County, Maspex Wadowice Group, National Bank of Greece, New Zealand Ministry of Health, New Zealand Ministry of Social Development, Nippon Paper, NMIMS, North Carolina Department of Transportation, North Carolina Office of Information Technology Services, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC), Oberweis Dairy, ODEC, Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, Oklahoma State University, OneBeacon, Orange Business Services, Orange County Child Support Services, Organic, Orlando Magic, OTP Bank, Plano Independent School District, Project Odyssey, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, RSA Canada, SCAD, Scotiabank, Singapore National Library Board, Sobeys Inc., SRA International, Staples, Statistics Estonia, Swisscom, SymphonyIRI Group, Telecom Italia, Telef‹nica O2, Town of Cary, Transitions Optical, TrueCar, Turkcell Superonline, UniCredit Bank Serbia, University of Alabama, University of Missouri, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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