Benefits and Insights

Why use SAS Visual Analytics?

Key differentiators & advantages of SAS Visual Analytics

  • Simplify data preparation. Interact with your big data quickly and intuitively, using dynamic business intelligence and business analytics charts and graphs to understand key relationships. 
  • Quickly and easily create better models with a reliable BI solution. Take the guesswork out of data analysis by building models that are both stable and accurate, using proven techniques and a drag-and-drop interface that's both easy-to-use and powerful. Use a range of business intelligence tools to aggregate a diverse set of data and present it in a unified format.
  • Put your best models into service. Fast. Spend less time and effort scoring new data using automated, interactive dashboards and processes that work in both batch and real-time environments.
Cost of Ownership

Cost Structure for SAS Visual Analytics:

License/Subscription Cost
  • Price is based on server capacity and user capacity and includes license and hosting infrastructure cost
  • 150, 300, 600 GB storage is provided by the SaaS Now environment. The price of additional storage is $0.50 per GB per month
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 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 per 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 per 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 per month for mentioned user capacity

  • License: $ 3500
  • Infrastructure: $3195
SAS Visual Analytics Private
  • Server Capacity: On demand
  • User Capacity: Custom made
Starts at $1,985 per annum excluding license fee
Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment?
  • On-premise
  • Cloud-based/SaaS
Pricing Model What is the pricing model? Subscription and Licensing Models
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 14 days)
Product Limitations

Some of the product limitations include:

  • According to Gartner, SAS Visual Analytics is one of the most difficult solutions to implement
  • Lacks efficiency in data preparation and data management
  • Requires manual work in forecasting
  • Content creation is very difficult and time consuming in SAS Visual Analytics
  • UI is not user-friendly and offers limited customization for plotting graphs

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

QlikView: Starting at $1,350 per user

Tableau Server: Starting at $35 per user per month

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