Choosing InetSoft Style Intelligence over SAS Business Intelligence

The InetSoft promise of easy, agile, and robust business intelligence is now backed up by a professional analysis.

To create its comparison of InetSoft Style Intelligence and SAS Business Intelligence, analyst firm G2 Crowd compiled reviews and ratings done by independent users of the two BI vendors, comparing the BI tools in the areas of reporting and building reports, self-service, advanced analytics, and the strength of the overall platform.

The result? InetSoft outranked SAS Business Intelligence in 21 out of 28 categories. So, according to independent BI users, whhat are those InetSoft strong points?

When compared to SAS Business Intelligence, InetSoft's BI product was ranked highly in the general ratings of Meeting Requirements, Ease of Use, Ease of Setup, Ease of Admin, Quality of Support, Ease of Doing Business With, and Product Direction. This is due to InetSoft having a more comprehensive and user friendly interface complete with clear and detailed documentation for both users and developers, along with a personable and responsive support team to handle the occasional customer issue.

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Maximize Self Service with this SAS Business Intelligence Alternative

Style Intelligence's advanced tools for visualization are rich in functionality; the level of customizing through Javascript is striking and supports a large variety of use cases. Once again, reviews on G2 Crowd establish the uniqueness of InetSoft's BI platform, choosing InetSoft as the winner in the ratings of Dashboards, Graphs and Charts, Scorecards, and Steps to Answer..

When it comes to business intelligence reporting, self-service can mean the difference between having the answer you need when you need it and waiting on IT for help.

InetSoft's solution delivers best when it comes to meeting changing business needs of any organization. With Style Intelligence, power users can do incredibly complicated data mashups and reporting and deliver the results to end users with ease. InetSoft makes this process easier than many other BI vendors, not just SAS Business Intelligence. In this critical category of Self Service - Data Column Filtering, Data Discovery, and Search were compared and InetSoft's Style Intelligence rated higher than SAS Business Intelligence on each parameter.

InetSoft Scored Higher than SAS Business Intelligence in the Following Areas

The detailed list of categories & parameters where InetSoft Style Intelligence scored over SAS Business Intelligence is presented below. Please click here or the G2 logo to go over the individual reviews.


  • Meets Requirements
  • Ease of Use
  • Ease of Setup
  • Ease of Admin
  • Quality of Support
  • Ease of Doing Business With
  • Product Direction (% Positive)

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Reports
  • Steps to Answer
  • Dashboards

  • Building Reports
  • Integration APIs
  • WYSIWYG Report Design
  • Self Service
  • Calculated Fields
  • Data Column Filtering
  • Data Discovery
  • Collaboration/Workflow

  • Platform
  • Customization
  • User, Role, and Access Management
  • Sandbox/Test Environments
  • Beating SAS Business Intelligence in Advanced Analytics

    Advanced Analytics, a key differentiator for any BI platform, should deliver capabilities like data mining and predictive modeling.

    In the category of Advanced Analytics, InetSoft won out over SAS Business Intelligence in the areas of Data Visualization. Companies that focus on data driven decision making can expect a strong competitive differentiation, and Style Intelligence helps an organization achieve that.

    These high ratings recognize InetSoft's unique capability of end-user defined data mashup, which allows even business users to combine fields from different data sources that were not previously modeled, and even import external data sources such as spreadsheets, to create a new dashboard or report.

    InetSoft: Delivering Maximum Value to its Users

    In evaluating the overall BI platform, InetSoft's value was also recognized in the areas of Customization, User, Role and Access Management, and Sandbox/Test Environments. InetSoft's reporting software provides powerful administrative tools that give precise security and access control over users and roles.

    The InetSoft product set offers tremendous flexibility to support a range of application development philosophies, from "heads down, hands on" coding (programmatic), to the use of high-level intuitive and visual report development and server administration tools. If necessary, it is possible to combine the use of the high-level tools with the programmatic approach, thus utilizing the best of both worlds. To learn more of InetSoft's positive ratings by G2 crowd, click the ad below.

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