SAS® Visual Analytics 7.5 (SAS® 9.4) Features List

Data

  • Interactively prepare data for analysis, including joining tables, defining custom calculated columns and creating custom expressions.
  • Choose from IT-managed and end-user, self-service data loading options.
  • Use data compression to load tables larger than the size of available memory into the SAS LASR Analytic Server engine for analysis.
  • Measure details to help you quickly get a feel for your data.
  • Create ad hoc calculations from your data.
  • Create drill down and drill across hierarchies in a self-service manner without the need to predefine user paths.

Discovery

  • Business users and analysts can use interactive and analytical data discovery to easily identify relationships, trends, outliers, etc.
  • Automatically choose the graph best-suited to display selected data using autocharting.
  • Quickly explore data using suggested charts.
  • Automatically find and show relationships in your data using Related Measures.
  • Choose from a rich library of more than 30 analytical visualizations.
  • Use geographical map views to quickly understand geospatial data.
  • Display the relationships and interactions between information entities using network diagrams.
  • Perform path analysis to visualize relationships between a distinct sequence of events.
  • Show metrics in infographic styles.
  • Add cell visualizations – like bars and heat maps – to your tables to quickly identify problem points and see trends in your data.
  • Generate forecasts on the fly with forecasting confidence intervals included.
  • Automatically select the most appropriate forecasting model after running multiple models against data.
  • Use scenario analysis to see how changes in different variables would affect forecasts.
  • Specify a target value for your forecast, then use goal seeking to determine the values of underlying factors that would be required to achieve the target value.
  • Depict likely outcomes with decision trees. Use the expert level to modify certain influencing parameters for the tree generation.
  • Use text analysis capabilities to automatically find topics and understand sentiment from text sources, including Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics, YouTube comments and more.
  • Filter data and drive interactions within reports using a variety of prompt controls.
  • Use self-service sorting and ranking on tables and graphs.
  • Include descriptive text with dynamic values from your data.
  • Enrich your report with external content, such as web apps, videos, images or webpages.
  • Interact with your data on a map using OpenStreetMap or Esri map backgrounds. Select individual data points or clusters of data points to drive further analysis.
  • Add custom base maps and regions to your maps to meet your business use cases (e.g., sales territories, voting districts, floor plans, seating charts).

Sharing & collaboration

  • Create reports once and view them on any channel, including web, mobile and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Choose from flexible layout and design options for web, mobile and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Share reports live across multiple users.
  • Use comments to discuss insights among users and groups.
  • Annotate, comment, share and email reports to others for increased collaboration.
  • Create alerts for a report object so that subscribers are notified via email or a text message when a business condition is met.
  • Use natural language text and voice commands to interact with your reports.
  • Distribute reports as PDFs or email in a secure manner.
  • Schedule reports once or at recurring intervals, such as daily, weekly or monthly.
  • Present your report in slideshow mode using playable dashboards.
  • Provide guest access to reports.
  • Get SAS® Visual Analytics Apps for free from:
    • The App Store for iOS iPhone and iPad.
    • Google Play for Android phones and tablets.
    • Microsoft Store for Windows 10 devices.
  • Use the app to connect and interact with your SAS Visual Analytics reports and dashboards through native apps.
  • Create custom mobile apps using the SAS SDK for iOS and SAS SDK for Android to embed insights from your SAS Visual Analytics reports:
    • Personalize the SAS apps by adding your corporate logo and choosing your own app name.
    • Preconfigure your mobile app to automatically subscribe to specified reports.
    • Develop completely customized mobile apps that embed SAS Visual Analytics content (e.g., GatherIQ).
    • Manage and secure your mobile app and data by integrating with your mobile device management (MDM) service.

Security & administration

  • Securely access content on mobile devices, both online and offline.
  • Easily manage SAS information assets, including users, servers and data, via a web-based interface.
  • Set thresholds on memory usage by the SAS LASR Analytic Server.
  • Access audit and usage reports right out of the box.
  • Ensure support for data governance and IT policy implementation with persistent user authentication and information authorization across the SAS Visual Analytics platform.

Deployment flexibility

  • Choose a traditional on-site deployment.
  • Choose a SAS Cloud deployment:
    • SAS Software as a Service
    • SAS on Cloud Providers:
      • AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud, Managed Analytic Services Providers (MASPs)
      • Cloud Deployment Patterns: SAS for Containers, SAS AWS Quick Start, SAS and Cloud Foundry

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