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SAS® Visual Analytics

Visual data exploration at its best

Get pertinent answers from any-size data. Smart data exploration makes it clear. Interactive reporting makes it collaborative. Self-service analytics makes it usable by anyone. And scalability and governance make it the perfect fit.



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See the bigger picture.

Visually explore all relevant data – smartly, quickly, easily. Interactive data discovery lets you look at all options. Find out why something happened. Identify critical drivers. The software automatically highlights key relationships, outliers, clusters, trends and more, guiding you to critical insights that inspire action.

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Goodbye, static BI!

Quickly create dazzling interactive reports and dashboards. Then easily share them via the web, mobile devices and Microsoft applications. Recipients can slice and dice to arrive at relevant information using filters and drill-through capabilities.

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Got curiosity? Get answers.

Now anyone can make sense of complex data. Predictive analytics combined with easy-to-use features mean everyone can assess possible outcomes and make smarter, data-driven decisions – without coding. And data scientists can use our interactive predictive modeling environment, SAS Visual Statistics, which is available as an add-on.

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Tap social media and other text data.

Know what’s being said – good and bad – about your brand by applying sentiment analysis to text data from a variety of sources – Twitter, Facebook, Google Analytics or stored in Hadoop. Quickly determine which topics warrant further exploration – or action – and get in front of opportunities and issues.

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Get The Power To Know® on the go.

Mobile BI capabilities give executives and front-line employees access to dashboards and reports they can interact with easily from tablets and smartphones – anytime, anywhere. Mobile tethering lets you explore reports even when there's no connectivity. So answers are always in reach, no matter where you are.


Visual Analytics Devices


  • A single application for BI, data exploration and analytics. Design and distribute BI reports and dashboards. Explore data through interactive data visualization and easy-to-use analytics. All from one application.
  • Innovative visualization techniques. Present data and results in the most insightful way with an array of advanced data visualization techniques and guided analysis through autocharting.
  • Collaboration and storytelling. Share live, dynamic charts, visuals and reports through familiar Microsoft Office and SharePoint applications via integration with SAS Office Analytics.
  • Autocharting. Start your exploration from the best point, using autocharting to automatically pick the best graph for your data.
  • Powerful, easy-to-use analytics. Have forecasting, goal seeking, scenario analysis, decision trees, path analysis and other techniques right at your fingertips.
  • Text sentiment analysis. Gain insight into hot topics in social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics) and other text data, and know whether sentiment is positive or negative.
  • Interactive charts, dashboards and reports. Enable everyone to glean insights from any size and type of data, including Hadoop.
  • Robust report design. Design reports once, then distribute and publish them anywhere.
  • Integration with mapping technologies. Easily add geospecific information to reports.
  • Mobile BI. View dynamic reports and dashboards, and interact and collaborate with others, through native mobile BI apps for Apple® iOS and Android tablets and smartphones.

Flexible, Scalable Deployment Options

Run SAS Visual Analytics on commodity hardware, on database appliances, or in a private, public or SAS Cloud. The choice is yours.

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What People Are Saying


Learn how DirectPay drives business agility with SAS Visual Analytics.

OTP Bank

"Thanks to SAS Visual Analytics, the portfolio analysis team is now able to generate reports in 10-20 seconds; previously, this activity required an entire day."


SAS is a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2015.

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