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We performed a comparison between Dundas BI and SAS Visual Analytics based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Data Visualization solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Dundas BI vs. SAS Visual Analytics Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The solution has a good drag-and-drop feature for creating dashboards.""We have now the ability to create interactive and complex reports without the need for software developers and code.""It was quite easy to use. The UI was basically drag-and-drop based. So, even if you were a beginner at coding software or something else, it would be easy to catch up on Dundas BI.""With Dundas BI, you have a lot of visualization choices, and you can also do customizations by using HTML coding and JavaScript. The ease of development was one of the main factors for going for Dundas BI. The client had different reporting tools, but they wanted something that could accommodate all requirements."

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"It's quite easy to learn and to progress with SAS from an end-user perspective.""It's relatively simple to create basic dashboards and reports.""I believe that the possibilities for exploring data and formulating visual results are quite good because it allows the business analyst to have different perspectives on the data.""It integrates well with SAS, making it simple and quick for developers.""It's a stable, reliable product.""Great for handling complex data models.""Data handling is one of the best features of SAS Visual Analytics.""Visual Analytics is very easy to use. I use Visual Analytics for all the typical use cases except text mining. I used it to analyze data and monitor statistics, not text mining. I also use it for data visualization as well as creating interactive dashboards and infographics."

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Cons
"Working with the color palette is difficult in Dundas BI. They can work on different color palettes and make them organized and user-friendly. It would help a long way. Most of the time, the users face challenges in assigning colors to the fields that they have created or to the dimensions and measures in a chart.""For every object, references are generated, but sometimes, there was a problem with the references overlapping each other. Everything would go off. It would stop working, and then from the admin side, people had to do something to bring it up again.""Lacks sufficient online support.""I cannot select a visualization and see what filters are connected to it."

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"The licensing ends up being more expensive than other options.""The deployment isn't smooth. Deploying Visual Analytics on the cloud takes a lot of work, or you can use some providers that give you SAS as a service. For example, there is a provider called SaasNow. They host SAS Visual Analytics and the license. You can buy the license and deploy it there without the hassle of installation because deploying the software isn't easy.""The solution is a little weak at the front end.""It is not as mature as competitors such as Tableau and QlikView.""There is room for improvement in anti-money laundering prevention and operation monitoring, as well as operation monitoring surveillance.""The installation process can be a bit complex.""The reason we haven't rolled it out across the board is due to the fact that the licensing is so expensive.""A bit more flexibility in the temperatization will be helpful."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I'm not aware of its cost. Its licensing was probably role-wise. Most of us had reader access, editor access, or developer access. For admin, there were certain restrictions. So, I'm assuming it had role-wise licensing."
  • "I am not majorly involved in its licensing. We are not the end license purchaser of the Dundas BI. It costs somewhere around $4,000 a year for the enterprise solution, but I am not sure."
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  • "$10,000 per annum for an enterprise license."
  • "The cost of the solution can be expensive. There is an additional cost for users."
  • "Visual Analytics is expensive for a small company like mine. You also need to deploy it on a server or cloud, so you pay for the license as well as the cost of the cloud or the server that you will deploy on."
  • "SAS Visual Analytics is expensive, as is the rest of the platform."
  • "It's approximately $114,000 US dollars per year."
  • "It was licensed for corporate use, and its licensing was on a yearly basis."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I am not majorly involved in its licensing. We are not the end license purchaser of the Dundas BI. It costs somewhere around $4,000 a year for the enterprise solution, but I am not sure.
    Top Answer:I think the customer experience could be improved. I don't always want to have to contact vendor support to get my query sorted out; it takes a huge amount of time to raise a request. If I could find… more »
    Top Answer:We use this product for dashboarding and visualization. I'm a credit analyst.
    Top Answer:Great for handling complex data models.
    Top Answer:I don't directly deal with licensing. I can't speak to the exact price of the product.
    Top Answer:The solution is a little weak at the front end.
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    7th
    out of 58 in Data Visualization
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    Rating
    8.0
    4th
    out of 58 in Data Visualization
    Views
    9,338
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    13
    Average Words per Review
    550
    Rating
    8.3
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    Overview

    Dundas BI is a powerful, flexible, end-to-end business intelligence platform that simplifies the entire analytics process and empowers its users to analyze and visualize data. The solution enables organizations to create and view interactive dashboards, reports, scorecards, and more. Dundas BI can be integrated into an existing website as part of a custom BI solution or it can be deployed as the central data portal for your organization. The solution is suitable for mid-to-large sized companies.

    Dundas BI Features

    Dundas BI has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Mobile responsive dashboards
    • Smart data display
    • Calendar support for retail and manufacturing
    • Data connectivity
    • Show/hide interaction
    • Batching data builds
    • Enhanced development workflow
    • Navigation support
    • Data regulation support
    • Optimized application performance
    • Instant application portability with docker
    • Easy SaaS support with Kubernetes
    • Natural language user input
    • Enhanced application security
    • Scheduled reports with multiple export options
    • Fully open APIs

    Dundas BI Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Dundas BI. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Limitless customization: You can fully customize the Dundas BI platform, including its dashboards, data visualizations, interactions, scorecards, labels, etc. to meet your organization’s unique design requirements.
    • Effectively visualize and analyze data: The solution provides interactive data views that help you create pixel-perfect dashboards and reports that have interactive data visualizations so you can elevate your users’ abilities to effectively communicate data insights and drive faster decision-making.
    • Greater efficiency: Dundas BI can consolidate and store data from any source, providing seamless data delivery and a consistent user experience, which leads to greater efficiency. By having all your business intelligence, reporting, and data analytics needs in one single platform, you also save your organization a lot of time and effort.
    • Tailored data discovery process: Dundas BI adapts to all user types, allowing everyone to personalize it to suit their own needs and requirements, which helps users, data analysts, and developers to analyze their data quickly. The solution’s data discovery process also allows you to run ad-hoc queries, perform visual data analytics, and quickly create relevant and actionable content.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Dundas BI solution.

    A Business Intelligence Consultant at Siemens Industry says, “The flexibility of the dashboard designer is great. You can control every single pixel and no matter what the user asks for we can deliver. It has a lot of out-of-the-box options that you can use to customize your dashboard. There is also the option to use their JavaScript API, however, in 99% of the cases, the built-in options are more than enough. I also love the control you have on what queries Dundas BI is generating against our databases. This allows us to create really fast dashboards even when running against millions of records.”

    James D., System Architect at Yulista, LLC mentions that the most valuable aspect of the solution is its “ability to warehouse query results. This is good because you do not have to have a data warehouse, you let Dundas warehouse the results of a query that runs long during off hours.”

    Another reviewer shares, “The built-in ETL functionality has allowed us to combine data sources without the need for a full SSIS package. This saves time and allows for a quicker time to market.”

    SAS Visual Analytics is a data visualization tool that is used for reporting, data exploration, and analytics. The solution enables users - even those without advanced analytical skills - to understand and examine patterns, trends, and relationships in data. SAS Visual Analytics makes it easy to create and share reports and dashboards that monitor business performance. By using the solution, users can handle, understand, and analyze their data in both past and present fields, as well as influence vital factors for future changes. SAS Visual Analytics is most suitable for larger companies with complex needs.

    SAS Visual Analytics Features

    SAS Visual Analytics has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Data
    • Interactive data discovery
    • Augmented analytics
    • Chat-enabled analytics
    • Sharing and collaboration
    • Visual analytics apps
    • Embedded insights
    • Location analytics
    • Security and administration
    • In-memory engine

    SAS Visual Analytics Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing SAS Visual Analytics. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Machine learning and natural language: SAS Visual Analytics uses machine learning and natural language explanations to find, visualize, and narrate stories and insights that are easy to understand and explain. This enables you to find out why something happened, examine all options, and uncover opportunities hidden deep in your data.
    • Easy and efficient reporting: With SAS Visual Analytics, you can create interactive reports and dashboards so you can quickly summarize key performance metrics and share them via the web and mobile devices.
    • Easy to use: SAS Visual Analytics was designed to be easy to use. Its easy-to-use predictive analytics enables even business analysts to assess possible outcomes, which also helps organizations make smarter, data-driven decisions.
    • Self-service data: Self-service data preparation gives users the ability to import their own data, join tables, create calculated columns, apply data quality functions, and more. In turn, the solution empowers users to access, combine, clean, and prepare their own data in an agile way, which helps facilitate faster, broader adoption of analytics for your entire organization.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the SAS Visual Analytics solution.

    A Senior Manager at a consultancy says, “The solution is very stable. The scalability is good. The usability is quite good. It's quite easy to learn and to progress with SAS from an end-user perspective.

    PeerSpot user Robert H., Co-owner at Hecht und Heck GmbH, comments, “What I really love about the software is that I have never struggled in implementing it for complex business requirements. It is good for highly sophisticated and specialized statistics in the areas that some people tend to call artificial intelligence. It is used for everything that involves visual presentation and analysis of highly sophisticated statistics for forecasting and other purposes.

    Andrea D., Chief Technical Officer at Value Partners, explains, “The best feature is that SAS is not a single BI tool. Rather, it is part of an ecosystem of tools, such as tools that help a user to develop artificial intelligence, algorithms, and so on. SAS is an ecosystem. It's an ecosystem of products. We've found the product to be stable and reliable. The scalability is good.”

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    Sample Customers
    Coca Cola, Siemens, Verizon, Microsoft, Pitney Bowes, Scotiabank, Pepperidge Farm, Shutterstock, Norwegian Government, Boeing, Guess Inc., BP, Bayer
    Staples, Ausgrid, Scotiabank, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Xcel Energy, and Triad Analytics Solutions.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Insurance Company19%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Government13%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government11%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dundas BI vs. SAS Visual Analytics
    November 2022
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    Dundas BI is ranked 7th in Data Visualization with 6 reviews while SAS Visual Analytics is ranked 4th in Data Visualization with 13 reviews. Dundas BI is rated 8.0, while SAS Visual Analytics is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Dundas BI writes "Has a lot of integration and visualization options, but can't be easily used by business users, and working with the color palette is difficult". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAS Visual Analytics writes "Easy to learn and use with good scalability potential". Dundas BI is most compared with Tableau and Microsoft BI, whereas SAS Visual Analytics is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, Databricks, Qlik Sense and Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio. See our Dundas BI vs. SAS Visual Analytics report.

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