4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jun 17, 2016
Great statistical package. It is hard (sometimes impossible) to stop a task running on a server.
May be better to use SAS Enterprise Guide on local machines if it is possible.
It is hard (or impossible) to stop running task.
We need more control on a running task.
We satisfied with SAS selection and do this again.
3 of 3 peer(s) found this review helpful.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jun 7, 2016
Generally responsive support and existing relationship with the vendor.
Open source technologies are very viable and used by analytics talent who are younger in their careers. While SAS isn't going away anytime soon, having flexibility in terms of the available tools for analysts to use in their roles makes it easier to find qualified junior level analysts to hire.
SAS Enterprise Guide is a very powerful software that does a very good job querying complex data.
SAS is very expensive.
Generally satisfied with the vendor.
Powerful sofware for both statistical analysis and data manipulation/ETL work.
Our internal IT team had experience with SAS implementation and I have a few SAS experts on my team. The integration and deployment was very smooth and quick.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Mar 14, 2016
Decent product but expensive.
Go Open source.
Expensive for service providers.
Go with Open source.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Mar 14, 2016
Working with SAS is generally hard, in my experience. The sales and technical team do not seem to communicate well. I have tried in the past to implement at a larger scale but have stopped short due to the complexity of working through getting appropriate involvement.
EG is easy to use, advanced users need to have access to tool for advance statistical analysis.
Provide better feedback on licensing options. Provide a more similar look and feel to SPSS and improve on data manangement and blending capabilities.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Feb 3, 2016
The vendor provide great support.
Try SAS University Edition that comes with SAS 9.4 and SAS Studio, a web interface to Base SAS.
I like the fact that the product is free and the service level is very good.
It's a little bit slow while processing large data, compare to SAS Base.
I wish they include SAS GRAPH module.
Install SAS University Edition for education.
The product is a little slow when processing large data set
The support is great
No Integration needed and the product is a standalone on my PC.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 3, 2015
Proactive customer support when needed.
Follow the instruction more carefully. Budget some extra time for any unwanted IT network issues.
Faster and efficient for my work.
Complexity of coding. There are so many different things that can be done and so many best way of doing things. Also there is possibility of mistake due to its higher level of complexity.
A more precise instruction for specific type of IT environment.
Would have longer conversation with the vendor in presence of two persons from my organization, In case, one of them misses some important points for implementation.
We got great product support all the time.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 17, 2015
The product overall is best of class and for an analytic team that is challenged with being on the leading edge, having a product that can keep up is critical.
Like all analytic exercises, it is all about the data. As advanced as the product is, the condition of our data is the limiting factor. One can not spend enough time structuring the data in a model that is maximized for analytic efficiencies.
The product is outstanding, best on the market. While the start-up time can be a bit protracted for more traditional programs, EG offers a powerful approach to getting analysts started fast with VA being a huge advancement in the amout of time analysts spend at their desk coding.
We have used the product since 2004 and for the analytics team have no notable dislikes...best of class for analytics.
Project management was a bit too formal given the project was time and materials.
Be more diligent with our IT partners in insisting on better data structures to insure more successful transfers of data to the cloud in a more sustainable approach that is designed to be efficient in the analytic space.
As noted elsewhere in this review, SAS is a best in class analytic product that does not encumber analytic team.
There were a few challenges along the way but SAS deployed a number of experts from within the organization to assess the situation and conduct full diagnostics beyond what we would have expected...resulting in a better understanding of future steps we may need to deploy as we load the system with additional analysts.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 17, 2015
Great to work with and quite transparent with what the products can and cannot do.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 26, 2015
The new SAS University edition was free to use and then as soon as I got stuck I found the online support community for this edition was ready with quick answers.
You will find this is procedural programming friendly with many years of experience over the computer revolution decades.
There are many friendly users ready to help. There is a deep knowledge base for Base SAS built over many years of user experience and many users in a wide array of industries.
I think getting stuck with programming problems sometimes is frustrating. There are solutions and the problems are always solved and one accepts that most work is going to be difficult at times.
I am trying to better understand the relation between business intelligence and statistics and this is an on going education project for me. I hope the company can help me in publishing more educational material in this area.
I would have learned statistical programming sooner.
Amazingly beyond statistics the products have been around for many decades and are good for many other tasks such as data handling and data presentation.
The online communities and conferences generally support an active and friendly and most important helpful user community. I generally can get help from user provided content and the companies own press house. I tend not to use the formal support department.
The SAS University edition, Base SAS 9.4 and SAS Studio show no problems with what I am trying to learn and teach.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 23, 2015
Great customer service, fantastic support, very familiar with software
Talk to your client rep.
Ease of use, integration with other products (SQL Server etc.)
Get SAS sooner
Does exactly what I need it to.
Client rep very helpful, support was extremely easy to get in touch with and easily fixed my problem.
Easy to install, easy to use, easy to integrate!