Cost of Ownership

Typical cost structure for SAS Business Analytics:

License/Subscription Cost

- On-Premise:

  • License fee includes an upfront fee to own the software plus IP for a fixed term, along with installation, customization and integration costs
  • Price is based on server capacity and user capacity and includes license and hosting infrastructure cost

- Cloud-based/SaaS:

  • Recurring subscription-based pricing model – per user per month
  • - Combination of server capacity and user capacity plus upfront cost for customization and support services
Maintenance Cost
  • On-Premise: An additional cost over and above the upfront cost has to be paid for ongoing support and maintenance
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: Upgrades and add-ons are managed directly in the cloud at no extra cost
Installation/Implementation Cost
  • On-Premise: Typically charged over and above the license cost
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: Included in the subscription cost
Customization Cost Will vary depending on the functional requirements such as configurable dashboards, dashboard and operational reporting needs, type of data elements required for tracking, complexity of workflows, forms to collect additional data, UI changes, etc.
Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost Dependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system.
Training Cost Provides free E- Learning and Online demos
Recurring/Renewal Costs
  • On-Premise: Includes cost for updates, maintenance, upgrades, and patches
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: Renewal cost is equivalent to the fees paid monthly or annually
Pricing Details
Product Name Description Price/Details
SAS Business Intelligence & Analytics: Integrated Suite

- An Enterprise BI platform encompassing following key products:

  • SAS Enterprise BI Server
  • SAS Enterprise Guide
  • SAS Office Analytics
  • SAS Visual Statistics
  • SAS Visual Analytics (Flagship product)
SAS Business Intelligence price starts from $8,000/year
SAS Visual Analytics VA4

    - Server Capacity

    • 4 cores
    • 61 GB RAM
    • 150 GB Storage

    - User Capacity

    • 1-2 heavy users
    • 5 report users
    • 25 report readers

- $1,365/month for mentioned user capacity

  • License: $585
  • Infrastructure: $780
SAS Visual Analytics VA8

    - Server Capacity

    • 8 cores
    • 122 GB RAM
    • 300 GB Storage

    - User Capacity

    • 2-3 heavy users
    • 10 report users
    • 50 report readers

- $3,395/month for mentioned user capacity

  • License: $1755
  • Infrastructure: $1640
SAS Visual Analytics VA16

    - Server Capacity

    • 16 cores
    • 244 GB RAM
    • 600 GB Storage

    - User Capacity

    • 3-5 heavy users
    • 20 report users
    • 100 report readers

- $6,695/month for mentioned user capacity

  • License: $3500
  • Infrastructure: $3195
SAS Visual Analytics Private

    - Server Capacity

    • Server Capacity: On demand
    • User Capacity: Custom made
Starts at $1,985/annum excluding license fee
Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment? Cloud - based/SaaS & On-Premise
Pricing Model What is the pricing model? Subscription and License-based
Minimum Commitment Is there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase? Typically, a minimum commitment of 1-3 years is required for license based solutions
Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Available
Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? Available (for SAS Visual Analytics module and SAS Visual Statistics module)
Product Limitations

Some of the product limitations include:

  • SAS Business Intelligence and Analytics solution does not support API feature
  • The solution offers fairly high license cost which makes it unsuitable for small and medium-sized businesses
  • Reporting capabilities of SAS Business Analytics does not include automated report scheduling functionality
  • The solution is rich in terms of functionalities but the learning curve is steep for beginners/users
  • The solution does not offer Predictive Analysis and trend indicators functionality

Microsoft Power BI: Starting at $9.99/user/month

Tableau Big Data Analytics: Starting at $35/user/month

Qlik Sense: Starting at $20/user/month

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