SAS Enterprise Miner Reviews

SAS Enterprise Miner is the #3 ranked solution of our top Data Mining tools. It's rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to IBM SPSS Modeler - SAS Enterprise Miner vs IBM SPSS Modeler

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Real User
Professor at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 27 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution is able to handle quite large amounts of data beautifully. The modeling and the cluster analysis and the market-based analysis are the solution's most valuable aspects. I like the flexibility in that I can put SAS code into… more »

What needs improvement?

I don't know if there are any features this solution needs. While I don't personally need tutorials, I can't say that it wouldn't be helpful for others to have some to help them navigate and operate the system.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't deal with the pricing of the solution. I don't know what it costs the university.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I previously worked with SAS as a STAT package.

What other advice do I have?

I use the latest version of the solution. For me, SAS Enterprise Miner is not a standalone product. It's an effective tool, however, for data mining, especially for large amounts of data. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
Shilpa Prakash
Real User
Analytics Lead at Pegasus
Dec 23 2019

What is most valuable?

Most of the features, especially on the data analysis tool pack, are really good. The way they do clustering and output is great. You can do fairly elaborate outputs. The results, the ensembles, all… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It's a VSL service provider, so improvement to an organization depends on how the client designs the implementation for the plan. Clients would be better reviewers of how the solution has improved… more »

What needs improvement?

The solution should be faster. Virtualization could be much better. The solution could add some freeware. The text analytics, for example, aren't there in the VSL version. It requires a separate… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is quite expensive. The pricing is too high.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used IBM products. This solution is more flexible and robust.

What other advice do I have?

I'm a SAS Enterprise Miner certified professional. I'm both a consultant and a user of the solution. Our company is using the on-premises deployment model, although we mostly use in-house products. I… more »
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Real User
Head of Model Development at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is very good for data mining or any mining issues.

What needs improvement?

We are using a very old version of SAS Miner, so I'm not sure if my opinions would be relevant for many people as they may be out-of-date. From my point of view, a useful feature that we need from this tool is a history of development. When a user develops a model, each step of development requires new steps, and we want to be able to audit all these steps due to our regulatory requirements in… more »

What other advice do I have?

We were using the on-premises deployment model, however recently we switched solutions and now we are using FICO instead of SAS. I'd recommend an open-source product over SAS, as I believe them to be the future. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
Real User
Executive Head of Collections at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 01 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of the solution is the data management and analytics. They also have very good integration.

What needs improvement?

The main issue with the solution is the high cost, it's very expensive. You really need to be a corporate company to buy the software. Individuals or small business wouldn't be able to afford it. Technical support could also be improved.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product but there are open source products like Python that can do the same thing for free. Solutions like Jupiter Notebooks and Anaconda are also available. I would rate this product an eight out of 10.
ChunqiangGong
Real User
Director at EBI
Dec 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The data processing of the solution is very good, easy to use, both for enterprise and personal use.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps the organization to build the DS part easily.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs a language integration like Python for the user with more efficiency programming; SAS is kind of a powerful tool in past years that focus in SAS environment. but Python is more open and popular, which will be more acceptable in today's data science area.

What other advice do I have?

We use the cloud deployment model. Our clients want to use more popular and more open-source tools, so SAS isn't so popular in our region. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. I'd rate the solution higher if it was easier to use. Right now, it requires too much effort to explain the tool to… more »
HarisSulehria
Real User
Business Intelligence Developer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 06 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that you can use multiple algorithms for creating models and then you can compare the results between them.

What needs improvement?

The visualization of the models is not very attractive, so the graphics should be improved. I would like to see the user interface improved a bit.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The license is really expensive. This solution is for large corporations because not everybody can afford it. It is a little bit tricky because you have to buy a license for each and every component that you use. For example, we wanted to… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used different solutions for Visual Analytics, but they have been for personal use.

What other advice do I have?

We did not deploy this solution for our customer. Rather, we used Enterprise Miner to create a solution that was operationalized for production. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Real User
Data Analyst at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Jan 31 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the decision tree creation. I like the interface, I think that it's ok. It's useful and helps you complete the things that you need to with the modeling and the analysis.

What needs improvement?

The ease of use can be improved. When you are new it seems a bit complex. The initial setup could be simplified. When you want to do something or you want to use a tool, it can be difficult to find where to go and to know what to click. In the next release, I would like it to be more compatible with other products, and to have better visualization.

What other advice do I have?

If they are sure of what they want to do with the product then it is more than enough. The important part is that you have to know what you want it to be used for. Overall it is a good solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Real User
Founder and CEO with 11-50 employees
Nov 13 2019

What is most valuable?

Normally I use the SAS 6 Miner, it's a component of SAS Enterprise Miner. It's very useful.

What needs improvement?

The user interface of the solution needs improvement. It needs to be more visual.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For me, the pricing is $3000 monthly for the license. There aren't any additional costs.

What other advice do I have?

Currently, I am using the desktop version of the solution, but I do plan to move to the cloud. In terms of advice, I'd tell other organizations to be specific about their use case as there are many components that can be used. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

What is SAS Enterprise Miner?

SAS Enterprise Miner is a solution to create accurate predictive and descriptive models on large volumes of data across different sources in the organization. SAS Enterprise Miner offers many features and functionalities for the business analysts to model their data. Some of the business applications are for detecting fraud, minimizing risk, resource demands, reducing asset downtime, campaigns and reduce customer attrition.
Also known as
Enterprise Miner
SAS Enterprise Miner customers
Generali Hellas, Gitanjali Group, Gloucestershire Constabulary, GS Home Shopping, HealthPartners, IAG New Zealand, iJET, Invacare
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