SAS® Visual Analytics


Organizations of all sizes are sifting through diverse data sets to make business decisions. To do this, you need a self-service business intelligence and analytics solution that lets you:
• Visually discover and explore data.
• Design and share interactive reports and dashboards.
• Use easy-to-understand analytics. SAS Visual Analytics for SAS Cloud combines powerful BI, data discovery and analytics accessed from a cloud environment so you can quickly and easily find answers to complex questions. Data is persisted and analyzed in memory so results are delivered nearly instantly.

Data visualization software that offers full-size power for any size budget.

Think you can’t afford the world’s best analytics? Now you can. From individual analysis to exploratory analytics, we support whatever size environment you require. Whether on-site or in a cloud (including the SAS Cloud), we have an option that will fit your needs. And when your business grows, we’ll grow along with you. Integrate more – and bigger – data sets. Apply more complex analytical techniques. SAS Visual Analytics will fit you now and in the future. So grow, grow, grow.


Quickly create interactive reports that are attractive and meaningful. Then easily share them via the web, mobile devices and Microsoft applications through integration with SAS® Office Analytics.





  • Lack of timely information. With IT facing ever-increasing demands, decision makers often are unable to get the information they need when they need it.
  • Inaccurate or inconsistent data. Information flows in from multiple sources and is probably not consistent.
  • Difficulty accessing and manipulat­ing source data. Business users spend too much time sorting, filtering and importing data into environments for analysis and formatting.
  • Ineffective information sharing across the organization. Better decisions are impossible if employees do not have the ability to share analytical results.
  • Over-dependence on silo spread­sheets. Multiple types of reports are maintained, with each department believing theirs is the accurate version.
  • Pressure to comply with increasing regulatory requirements. Poor control over data access and manual, error-prone processes can lead to regulatory non-compliance.

The SAS® Solution

SAS Visual Analytics enables you to gain insight from all of your data, no matter the size of your data, with no need to subset or sample the data.

On the surface, SAS Visual Analytics is an integrated suite of web applications that offers intuitive, drag-and-drop interactions, rapid, highly visual responses, and role-based access to functionality.

Behind the scenes, SAS® LASR Analytic Server applies analytics to big data. The server functions as an analytic platform, providing speedy, secure, multi-user access to in-memory data in a distributed computing environment. The server also handles smaller data sets and supports an alternate, single-machine configuration.

SAS Visual Statistics has been fully integrated into SAS Visual Analytics. All model building tools are now available in the SAS Visual Analytics Explorer. SAS Visual Statistics enables you to derive predicted values from the predictive models. These new variables contain the prediction information for your models and can be used in other visualizations.

At the foundation, SAS Visual Analytics is built on the SAS® Intelligence Platform, which provides a robust, metadata-centric environment for a wide range of business intelligence and analysis activities.

SAS Mobile BI enables users to view SAS Visual Analytics reports on Apple iPads and iPhones or Android tablets and smartphones.



About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 50,000 sites improve perfor­mance and deliver value by making bet­ter decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.


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