Coming to SAS® Visual Analytics 8.3

Check out some of the new features planned for the next release.

Make once. Use again. Save time. 

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Report data views.

Easily create multiple views of your data. For example, you could hide some columns and/or add calculated columns in one view, while filtering out data in another view. You could also save your report data views to use with other reports, or share them with your team. Report data views won’t change your underlying tables, so you don’t have to worry about breaking your data.

Common filters.

Save time filtering your data using common filters. Create a filter once, and apply it to multiple objects by simply dragging and dropping it. You can even save common filters with your report data views, and share them with your colleagues.

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Saved selection states.

As you gain insights from a report, SAS Visual Analytics will remember what you select, so you don’t have to. Analyze your data, go to lunch, then pick up right where you left off when you return. You'll never again have to retrace your steps.   

Create better data experiences.

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Playable dashboards.

With playable dashboards, viewers can experience your dashboards in gorgeous full screen. Your dashboards will automatically transition between pages or objects based on the timings you set. Whether in a hallway or a conference room, playable dashboards will make it easy to keep your organization in sync with the latest metrics.

Design grid and smart guides.

A new design grid and smart guides will make designing beautiful reports and dashboards even easier. You can lay out reports with precision on a grid, or use dynamic smart guides to find the perfect size and place for your report elements.

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Object, page and report refresh rates.

Set refresh rates for individual objects, pages or your entire report. You could set your pie chart to refresh data every 10 seconds and your histogram to refresh every five minutes. With controllable refresh rates, you'll be able to create the best viewing experience for the kind of data you’re working with.

Take your tables to the next level.

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Table cell graphs.

Tables will let you see your data not just with numbers, but also with cell visualizations like bars and heat maps. These cell visualizations enable you to quickly identify problem points and see trends in your data, right from the table.

Number compaction.

Save space – and make your tables more readable – with just a click. Compact numbers simplify your big numbers into something that's easier to digest – for example, instead of $18,004,281 you would see $18M. And because numbers are compacted using a visual style, you will never lose the underlying precision of your data.

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More table enhancements.

Tables improvements will include multicolumn sorting, alternating row colors in crosstabs, and the ability to condense or expand row height, enabling you to give your cell graphs even more room to shine.

Find the 'where' in your data.

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Esri Geocoding integration.

With Esri Geocoding and an ESRI ArcGIS Online account, you'll be able to geocode location information in your data. Whether you have addresses, zip codes, country names, etc., you can geocode them and use them for visualization and analysis.   

Geographic point identification.

Quickly identify points of interest on a geomap with the new identify geographic point feature. You'll be able to easily determine location context for your geographic data – like what store is located next to one of your retail locations. 

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Animated regions.

Your location data changes across time, and you'll be able to animate your geographic regions accordingly. For example, you could see how sales change across sales regions or find out how demand for seats on a plane change with time.

Build custom apps.

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Mobile software development kits (SDKs).

Keep your employees data-driven wherever they go by using SAS® SDK for iOS and SAS® SDK for Android to create powerful mobile apps for accessing content on your SAS® Viya® server. You can customize existing SAS apps to include your corporate theme and logo, as well as preload specific reports. You can even embed SAS Visual Analytics content within your customized mobile apps. The mobile SDKs will also provide APIs for integrating your mobile apps with your mobile device management (MDM) service.

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