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"The optimization and flexibility of visualization tools."

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"It's relatively simple to create basic dashboards and reports.""We've found the product to be stable and reliable.""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.""Data handling is one of the best features of SAS Visual Analytics.""It's quite easy to learn and to progress with SAS from an end-user perspective."

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"Security could be improved thereby avoiding the necessity of a third party plugin."

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"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 installation process can be a bit complex.""The visualization should be better in SAS Visual Analytics. It is easy to use but when compared to other solutions it is lacking and the support is not very good.""The licensing ends up being more expensive than other options.""There is a need for coding when it comes to digital reporting which can be intimidating."

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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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Our primary use case is essentially as a visualization of system and application logs as well as metrics, and we have time-based analysis that we like to do as well. We are customers of ELK and I'm an… more »
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    It all depends on the purpose. For log monitoring, it's one of the best solutions out there. For SIEM or APM, there are better solutions (although some SIEM solutions are actually based on… more »
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    Hi @Faustine Chisasa,  I will go with ELK + Grafana. Elasticsearch is highly distributed, scalable and fast. You got power of storage. Logstash is highly pluggable and rich in plugins. You can use… more »
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    It's quite easy to learn and to progress with SAS from an end-user perspective.
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    Customers do have to pay for a license, as well as for Enterprise Guide, Data Integrations Studio, and so on. I do not recall any project without paying for some sort of SAS solution unless you are… more »
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    Regarding performance, they have some issues. They have always had some issues there. They are better, however, still, there are some issues around performance. The installation process can be a bit… more »
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    Kibana lets you visualize your Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack, so you can do anything from learning why you're getting paged at 2:00 a.m. to understanding the impact rain might have on your quarterly numbers.

    SAS Business Intelligence package offers business owners an all-in-one tool for data analysis. It is mainly comprised of analytics software that can handle all of the statistical analysis that a company requires. Functions include mining and managing to fetching important information from a variety of sources and even adapting that information, all for the purpose of analyzing the data for future use.

    The SAS Business Intelligence software allows users to handle, understand, and analyze their data in both past and present fields, as well as influence vital factors for future changes. Users can also create and publish reports based on their findings so that others in their field can share the information and input suggestions. The graphic presentation is another benefit that many businesses find useful when presenting their findings to others.

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    Sample Customers
    Sprint, Grab, Volkswagen, Autopilot, Voyages-SNCF.com, Just Eat, Accenture, Dell, Verizon Wireless, Kaidee, Green Man Gaming, Compare Group, Tango, Quizlet
    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
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Insurance Company17%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Transportation Company8%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    ELK Kibana is ranked 7th in Data Visualization with 1 review while SAS Visual Analytics is ranked 6th in Data Visualization with 5 reviews. ELK Kibana is rated 8.0, while SAS Visual Analytics is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of ELK Kibana writes "Visualization tools are optimized providing us with increased flexibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAS Visual Analytics writes "Easy to learn and use with good scalability potential". ELK Kibana is most compared with Tableau, Splunk, Qlik Sense, Databricks and AppInsights, whereas SAS Visual Analytics is most compared with Tableau, Databricks, Microsoft BI, Qlik Sense and MicroStrategy.

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