SAS Data Management Overview

SAS Data Management is the #2 ranked solution in our list of top Data Quality tools. It is most often compared to Informatica PowerCenter: SAS Data Management vs Informatica PowerCenter

What is SAS Data Management?

Every decision, every business move, every successful customer interaction - they all come down to high-quality, well-integrated data. If you don't have it, you don't win. SAS Data Management is an industry-leading solution built on a data quality platform that helps you improve, integrate and govern your data.

SAS Data Management is also known as SAS Data Management Platform, Data Management Platform, DataFlux.

SAS Data Management Buyer's Guide

Download the SAS Data Management Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: April 2021

SAS Data Management Customers

Data Management, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Absa, Aegon, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Ausgrid, Bank of Queensland, Bell, BMC Software, Canada Post, Ceska pojistovna, Chantecler, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Credit Guarantee Corporation, Cr_dito y Cauci‹n, Delaware State Police, Deutsche Lufthansa, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, DSM, Enerjisa, ERGO Insurance Group, Florida Department of Corrections, Generali Hellas, Gitanjali Group, Gloucestershire Constabulary, GS Home Shopping, HealthPartners, IAG New Zealand, iJET, Invacare, Livzon Pharmaceutical Group, Los Angeles County, Miami Herald Media Company, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, New Zealand Ministry of Health, Nippon Paper, North Carolina Office of Information Technology Services, Orlando Magic, OTP Group, PITT OHIO, Plano Independent School District, RWE Poland, Spanish Air Force, Stockholm County Council, Telus, The Travel Corporation, Transitions Optical, Triad Analytic Solutions, UNIQA, US Census Bureau, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, West Midlands Police, XS Inc., Zenith Insurance

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about SAS Data Management pricing:
  • "While it is even free for personal use on the cloud, it can be expensive for desktop installations and enterprise use."

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PV
Senior Associate at Cognizant Technology pvt. Ltd.
Real User
Top 10
One-stop-shop solution for sorting, categorizing and summarizing your data

What is our primary use case?

SAS Data Management is not only for data management, it is a complete solution to access the data from the various sources, which can be a text file, Excel file, raw data file, CSV files, or even manual entry, and then it reads the data. Once that data is fed into the SAS, the management includes the feeding, cleansing, and then finally managing that particular data in a preferably structured way of rows and column with the proper headers that is recorded as a variable. In this way, it is similar to how a data structure will be created and the data available for reporting purposes. For a use… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "In terms of which features I have found most valuable, I would say the importing and exporting features. Additionally, the data sorting, categorizing and summarizing features, especially how it can summarize based on categories. These are the key features."
  • "One problem is accessing the data using a solution other than SAS. The SAS data, which we create in the SAS, cannot be accessed by other tools. We can't open those data in other applications. So we need to have that application in place."

What other advice do I have?

I would surely recommend SAS Data Management. When you see the pricing you may feel like, no, it's on the higher scale, I can't do it. But if you skip that and go for the best, then it's going to be a good ROI, and it is really helpful for your future. The biggest lesson I have learned using SAS Data Management is the level of accessing the data and actively providing accurate results. I really saw the accuracy of the knowledge, which had already been built into the SAS. It gives more than 90% accuracy on the available data. This is good for not only making current decisions based on the data…
Director at PurpleOak Investments
Real User
Stable data management and analysis and has a myriad of features

What is our primary use case?

I have always worked in data analysis, data warehousing and information services in the corporate environment and, more specifically, mostly in the insurance industry. I used to be a SAS programmer because I'm always interested in it. Even though I'm not using the product officially in the corporate environment. I use it personally. I use the free cloud version. I use it when I work for the agriculture industry and I do their analysis for them. I like to use it for many data analysis tasks and working with business information.

Pros and Cons

  • "This is an established product with powerful data analysis and varied options for user entry points."
  • "Very little needs to improve but perhaps a nicer graphic interface and remaining competetive in the growing field of data analytics."

What other advice do I have?

I think this is a great product. On a scale from one to ten when one is the worst and ten is the best, for me, it would have to be a ten. I have some ideas as to how it can be better, but it is a very good product.
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Senior Manager at Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited
Real User
Top 20
Easy to use software with excellent technical support but connectivity can only be done through a third-party external driver

What is our primary use case?

As in any housing finance company, we have multiple source systems. One is on-premises and is used for loan management, and recently we implemented Microsoft Dynamics which is a cloud-based CRM. We also have a system in place for our call center to manage their calls. It's called a CPS system. We require data from multiple sources to be in one central location. Previously we did not have any data warehousing, but now we are using SAS Data Integration Studio to get the data from multiple sources into a single location. This is the major use case of SAS Data Integration.

Pros and Cons

  • "The technical support is excellent."
  • "With SAS Data Management, you have to purchase an external driver, configure all of the tables for all of the data that you will extract from Salesforce. It's not a straightforward process."

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking into implementing SAS you should have a team in place. Someone who has worked hands-on with SAS implementation, and someone who has SAS administration experience, otherwise it is difficult for a layman to resolve any issues that can come up during the implementation and stabilization. This is true even with help from the technical support team because you need to understand and know how to read the log to be able to catch the errors. Since there are multiple processes in Data Management itself, you will need to know which process is responsible for what part. So unless you…
GF
Head of BI at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Very powerful, offers a variety of outputs and has good technical support

What is our primary use case?

We have customers that are typically in the finance sector and include banking and insurance companies. They require us to align or integrate their existing data warehouse into all the processes that feed into the data warehouse. We clean the data and create reports for the clients. Typically, they are visual in nature and may include Excel or PowerPoint. The solution allows for a great variety of output in the reports we provide to our clients.

Pros and Cons

  • "If you compare it to SQL, the memory and development times are very quick."
  • "We find we often have to go back and re-train users when there are changes made to the solution because the changes are not intuitive."

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 high. The best advice I can give to other organizations contemplating installation is to find someone who knows the solution very well. SAS as a platform is very, very powerful but it is very complex as well. It's complicated to use properly. It's also difficult to learn the systems. If a company finds someone who understands the solution well, however, they…
VS
Tech Lead at Complete Enterprise Solutions
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Scalable and stable with excellent technical support

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is very stable. We haven't faced any issues with glitches or bugs. We haven't had any crashes."
  • "The pricing of the solution needs to be improved. They need to work to make it more affordable."

What other advice do I have?

We're a SAS partner. We don't use the solution ourselves but we implement it for customers. We only work with enterprise-level organizations as they would be the only types of companies that could afford the solution. I would highly recommend the solution to other organizations. It's a very solid platform. It's hard to knock it down. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten.
KW
IT Consultant at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
Good monitoring but needs better stability and more documentation

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution to compare the Computer Associate of Outcome with the data management program.

Pros and Cons

  • "The product offers very good flexibility."
  • "The solution could use better documentation."

What other advice do I have?

I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using currently. We have about 100 users on the solution currently. We do plan to continue to use the product. I would recommend the solution to other organizations. In general, I would rate the solution at a six out of ten. There are still some elements that need to be improved in future releases.