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SAS® Enterprise BI Server

A fast, flexible business intelligence solution

SAS® Enterprise BI Server is a comprehensive, easy-to-use business intelligence software solution that integrates the power of SAS analytics and data integration to share insights that power better business decisions. It includes role-based, self-service interfaces for all types of users within a well-defined IT governance framework and a centralized point of administration. This helps organizations simplify and speed business intelligence deployment.

Benefits

  • Provides the information needed to drive faster, better decisions.
  • Increases data consistency, enables data-driven decisions and streamlines administration.
  • Enables vendor consolidation and standardization with a comprehensive BI solution.

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How SAS® Is Different

  • SAS offers a fast, simple and complete BI solution that adds an easy-to-use presentation layer to the world’s best analytics, enabling fact-based decision making across the enterprise.
  • SAS Business Intelligence gives users at all different skill levels immediate access to cleansed and reliable data through targeted user interfaces that make use of centralized metadata.
  • All SAS software is built upon a comprehensive, unified framework, with all components designed to work together so you can eliminate the need for constant, ongoing technology integration.

Benefits

  • Provides the information needed to drive faster, better decisions. IT managers deploying SAS Enterprise BI Server can leverage previous investments, integrate BI quickly into existing environments and provide the information needed to drive the business forward as quickly as possible. This, with the added benefit of freeing resources from tedious tasks to focus on more strategic projects, ensures that IT is a driving force behind their organization's success.
  • Increases data consistency, enables data-driven decisions and streamlines administration. Through centrally managed data, security and shared metadata, SAS Enterprise BI Server delivers consistent representation and control of information by providing reliable results that can be easily traced back to the source. This alleviates the repetitive task of validating which reports or results are correct. In addition, integration with Microsoft Office allows IT to retake control of ad hoc Excel use without impeding users' desire for this familiar environment.
  • Enables vendor consolidation and standardization with a comprehensive BI solution. SAS Enterprise BI Server ensures that IT has the breadth of BI capabilities to meet the needs of every type of user, including managers looking for dashboards, groups that want to view or build reports on the Web, analysts or power users who need advanced data exploration, and IT staff who need to deploy, manage, control and maintain the entire solution.

Features

Portal and customizable dashboards

Point-and-click dashboard development enables users to create and customize their own dashboards in just minutes from virtually any data source.

Business visualization

Interactive visualization capabilities enable information producers to dynamically explore data, investigate patterns and uncover hidden facts. An extensive suite of customizable graphic presentation options present information and insights to information consumers that are not easily detected in tabular formats.

Web and desktop reporting

A wide variety of targeted, fit-to-task interfaces for report building, viewing and distribution open the power of SAS to all types of users with varying needs and skills, speeding better decision making while relieving the burden on IT.

Mobile business intelligence
A selection of easy-to-use data visualizations enables you to monitor key indicators and track trends from mobile devices.
Microsoft Office and SharePoint integration

Business users have seamless access to SAS Analytics and business intelligence from within their Microsoft Office applications, so it is easy for them to access data, perform queries and analysis, and create reports. They can also use familiar Microsoft Office functionality to distribute results to others.

Query and analysis

Information producers can easily access and query data on their own without having to learn new skills or make constant demands on IT for data and reports.

OLAP storage and OLAP data exploration interface

A powerful, multidimensional database is designed to handle large volumes of business intelligence data, and a specialized interface makes it easy to build and maintain OLAP data storage cubes. Business users can use their Web browsers to quickly and interactively look at summaries of large volumes of data from multiple angles.

Business metadata management

It's easy to map physical data structures to readily understood business terms so that business users can self-sufficiently access consistent information. An open, central repository means metadata can be integrated, centrally managed and shared across the enterprise.

Flexible deployment options

Flexible deployment options can help you quickly integrate business intelligence into your existing organizational environment.

Guided analysis and model development

SAS® Enterprise Guide® provides a dynamic Microsoft Windows interface for guided analysis and model development that enables business analysts, statisticians and programmers to easily access data and leverage SAS Analytics and efficient processing across all enterprise platforms.

Applications development

In addition to the programming capabilities provided in SAS Enterprise BI Server, SAS® AppDev Studio™ provides a comprehensive environment for developing and customizing applications using a variety of languages and platform choices.

Demos

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Monitor performance at-a-glance with interactive dashboards

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Take action with fact-based decision support

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Self-service BI in a familiar interface

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Actionable data across the enterprise

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Mobile Analytics

With SAS partner MeLLmo, deliver actionable intelligence to decision makers on the go with interactive data visualizations through Roambi.

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Enterprise BI Dashboard

The point-and-click interface guides users through the analytical progess and makes it easy to create reports, graphs and charts."

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SAS Business Intelligence allows users to view reports and KPIs from within Microsoft Outlook.

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Web-based reporting

Our Web-based interface lets business users look at data from multiple angles and view increasing levels of detail.

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Enterprise Guide

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System Requirements

Host Platforms/Server Tier
  • HP/UX on Itanium: 11iv3 (11.31)
  • IBM AIX R64 on POWER architecture 7.1
  • IBM z/OS: V1R11 and higher
  • Linux x64 (64-bit): Novell SuSE 11 SP1; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1; Oracle Linux 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows on x64 (64-bit):
    Desktop: Windows 7* x64 SP1; Windows 8** x64
    Server: Windows Server 2008 x64 SP2 Family; Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Family; Windows Server 2012 Family
  • Solaris on SPARC: Version 10 Update 9
  • Solaris on x64 (x64-86): Version 10 Update 9; Version 11
Client Tier
  • Microsoft Windows (64-bit): Windows 7* x64 SP1; Windows 8** x64
Middle Tier
  • HP/UX on Itanium
  • IBM AIX on POWER
  • Linux x64 (x86-64)
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (x86-64)
  • Solaris (SPARC and x64)
Supported Web Browsers
  • Internet Explorer 9: Windows 7 (32-bit and x64 32-bit Web browsers)
  • Internet Explorer 10: Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32-bit and x64 32-bit Web browsers)
  • Firefox 6 and up: Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32-bit and x64 32-bit Web browsers); Linux x64: RHEL 6 and SLES 11 (32-bit Web browsers)
  • Chrome 15 and up: Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32-bit and x64 32-bit Web browsers); Linux x64: RHEL 6.1 and SLES 11 SP 1 (32-bit Web browsers)

* NOTE: Windows 7 supported editions are: Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise.
** NOTE: Supported editions include: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise.

Required and Optional Software
Current Shipping Version
  • SAS Enterprise BI Server 4.4 M2 (requires SAS 9.4 M2)
  • For customers using previous versions of SAS, please visit support.sas.com for information on migration.

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