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V Shekhar Avasthy
Chief Data Scientist & Principal Consultant, StatLabs® at Facts n Data™ at a consultancy
Aug 23 2017

What is most valuable?

It enables statistical modeling of data using Base SAS (another product from the same vendor) as the backbone. One can create visual models to see the steps involved in… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Using Base SAS, one can do statistical analysis of data. However, Base SAS is completely code driven (doesn't have any GUI). This is a big limitation as statisticians… more »

What needs improvement?

The product is still not as intuitive as one would like it to be. For example, a competing product, IBM SPSS Modeler is nearly completely GUI driven, while SAS Enterprise… more »

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

It has an annual licensing policy with an annual renewal of almost 35%. The initial cost (and therefore renewals) are extremely expensive. One can possibly invest that… more »

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

We use multiple solutions simultaneously.

What other advice do I have?

Be sure of your needs. In most scenarios, the pricing of SAS Enterprise Miner is not justified by the value it adds.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

IBM SPSS Modeler, RapidMiner, R.
Director of Information Manager Unit at BCI with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 12 2015

What do you think of SAS Enterprise Miner?

Valuable Features:

Quantity models for data mining Performance is excellent

Improvements to My Organization:

Helps one of the banks where I've worked (CGD at Portugal) to have more knowledge of their clients Helps us obtain better campaign results (credit cards, etc).

Room for Improvement:

Price of the product Graphing functionalities

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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