Loading product reviews...
4.6 out of 5.0 (15 ratings)

Reviews Distribution

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
We don't have any qualitative reviews for this vendor yet


View other vendors in this market
We have aggregated ratings data on SAS but all of our reviewers have opted out of sharing their qualitative review feedback. In certain cases we allow reviewers to withhold their qualitative review feedback from public view, in order to protect their confidentiality.
  • 4 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): SAS Enterprise Guide

    Great statistics but operational drawback.

    Overall Comment

    Great statistical package. It is hard (sometimes impossible) to stop a task running on a server.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    May be better to use SAS Enterprise Guide on local machines if it is possible.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Great statistics!

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    It is hard (or impossible) to stop running task.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    We need more control on a running task.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    We satisfied with SAS selection and do this again.

    3 of 3 peer(s) found this review helpful.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Base SAS,SAS Enterprise Guide

    SAS is still the standard in terms of a single querying and analytics solution.

    Overall Comment

    Generally responsive support and existing relationship with the vendor.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    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.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    SAS Enterprise Guide is a very powerful software that does a very good job querying complex data.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    SAS is very expensive.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Generally satisfied with the vendor.

    Product capabilities - overall comment

    Powerful sofware for both statistical analysis and data manipulation/ETL work.

    Service & support - overall comment

    Sometimes simple.

    Integration & Deployment - Overall comment

    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

    Product(s): Base SAS

    Good but expensive from a service provider standpoint.

    Overall Comment

    Decent product but expensive.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Go Open source.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Expensive for service providers.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Go with Open source.


  • 4 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Base SAS,SAS Enterprise Guide,SAS/STAT

    Good for advanced statistics but requires experienced users.

    Overall Comment

    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.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    EG is easy to use, advanced users need to have access to tool for advance statistical analysis.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    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

    Product(s): SAS University Edition

    SAS University edition offers more than I expected.

    Overall Comment

    The vendor provide great support.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Try SAS University Edition that comes with SAS 9.4 and SAS Studio, a web interface to Base SAS.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    I like the fact that the product is free and the service level is very good.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    It's a little bit slow while processing large data, compare to SAS Base.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    I wish they include SAS GRAPH module.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Install SAS University Edition for education.

    Product capabilities - overall comment

    The product is a little slow when processing large data set

    Service & support - overall comment

    The support is great

    Integration & Deployment - Overall comment

    No Integration needed and the product is a standalone on my PC.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Base SAS

    Great product but installation needs expertise.

    Overall Comment

    Proactive customer support when needed.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Follow the instruction more carefully. Budget some extra time for any unwanted IT network issues.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Faster and efficient for my work.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    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.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    A more precise instruction for specific type of IT environment.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    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.

    Service & support - overall comment

    We got great product support all the time.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Base SAS,SAS Enterprise Guide,SAS Enterprise Miner,SAS Office Analytics,SAS Visual Analytics,SAS/STAT

    A solution that supports an advanced analytic and predictive team without compromises.

    Overall Comment

    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.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    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.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    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.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    We have used the product since 2004 and for the analytics team have no notable dislikes...best of class for analytics.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Project management was a bit too formal given the project was time and materials.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    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.

    Product capabilities - overall comment

    As noted elsewhere in this review, SAS is a best in class analytic product that does not encumber analytic team.

    Service & support - overall comment

    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

    Product(s): Base SAS,SAS Enterprise Guide,SAS Enterprise Miner,SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop,SAS Office Analytics,SAS Visual Analytics,SAS Visual Statistics,SAS Text Miner,SAS/Access,SAS/IML,SAS/OR

    Natural fit within the existing Analytics Toolset.

    Overall Comment

    Great to work with and quite transparent with what the products can and cannot do.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Base SAS

    New SAS 9.4 University edition is perfect for learning SAS Studio and Base SAS

    Overall Comment

    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.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    You will find this is procedural programming friendly with many years of experience over the computer revolution decades.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    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.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    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.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    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.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    I would have learned statistical programming sooner.

    Product capabilities - overall comment

    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.

    Service & support - overall comment

    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.

    Integration & Deployment - Overall comment

    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

    Product(s): Base SAS,SAS Enterprise Guide,SAS Office Analytics,SAS/Access,SAS/ETS,SAS/IML,SAS/OR,SAS/STAT

    SAS - allowing us to move into the future.

    Overall Comment

    Great customer service, fantastic support, very familiar with software

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Talk to your client rep.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Ease of use, integration with other products (SQL Server etc.)

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Nothing.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Nothing.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Get SAS sooner

    Product capabilities - overall comment

    Does exactly what I need it to.

    Service & support - overall comment

    Client rep very helpful, support was extremely easy to get in touch with and easily fixed my problem.

    Integration & Deployment - Overall comment

    Easy to install, easy to use, easy to integrate!


Show More Reviews

Ratings Overview

1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Evaluation & Contracting

Overall rating of product evaluation and contract negotiation

(13)
3.9

Ability to understand your organization's needs

(12)
4.3

Timely and complete response to product questions

(14)
4.0

Pricing and contract flexibility (pricing and terms)

(13)
3.5
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Integration & Deployment

Overall rating of integration and deployment

(14)
3.9

How long did your deployment take?

0 - 3 months (<3)

3 - 6 months (<6)

12 months or more


Availability of quality 3rd-party resources (integrators, service providers, etc.)

(6)
4.2

Ease of integration using standard APIs and tools

(7)
4.1

Quality and availability of end-user training

(11)
4.6

Ease of deployment

(14)
3.9
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Service & Support

Overall rating of service and support

(15)
4.3

Did you purchase a support package from vendor?

Yes

No


Timeliness of vendor's response

(11)
4.5

Quality of technical support

(12)
4.5

Quality of peer user community

(11)
4.7
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Product Capabilities

Overall rating of product capabilities

(15)
4.7

Data Access and Manipulation

(14)
4.7

Data Exploration and Visualization

(14)
4.4

Predictive Analytics

(11)
4.5

Forecasting

(12)
4.6

Optimization

(9)
4.6

Simulation

(10)
3.8

Delivery, Integration & Deployment

(11)
4.0

Platform and Project Management

(8)
3.9

Performance and Scalability

(12)
4.3

User Experience

(12)
4.5
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Additional Context

What was the nature of your involvement?

Analytics User

Executive Sponsor

Analytics Team Leader

Rollout and Install

Business Analysts

Data Steward

Other...


Why did you purchase an Advanced Analytics Platforms Solution?

Customers

Product Development/R&D

Process or Operational Efficiency

Risk/Compliance

Strategic or Financial Planning

Product/Service Delivery

Other...


What other vendors were considered? Multiple responses allowed.

IBM

KNIME

RapidMiner

Angoss

Microsoft

RapidMiner 

Revolution Analytics

Salford Systems

Salford Systems 

SAP

SAS

Other...


What were the key factors that drove your decision?

Ability to maintain and manage large number of models

Vendor viability

Alignment with existing data infrastructure investments

Product roadmap and future vision

Alignment with existing enterprise application investments

Alignment with existing data BI investments

Ongoing cost of supporting infrastructure and personnel

Relationship with external service providers

Local vendor presence

Other...


In which region(s) did your deployment take place? Multiple responses allowed.

North America

APAC