Considering Alternatives to SAS?
Do you use SAS for predictive modeling, advanced analytics, business intelligence, insurance or financial applications, or data visualization?
Why Choose STATISTICA?
SAS software is expensive and carries high, unpredictable annual licensing costs. SAS software is difficult to use, requiring specific SAS programming expertise, and it drives users toward dependency on only SAS-specific solutions (e.g., their proprietary data warehouses). Data visualization is integral for analytics, but SAS’s graphics have major shortcomings.
STATISTICA has consistently been ranked the highest in ease of use and customer satisfaction in independent surveys of analytics professionals. Click here to see the results of the most recent Rexer survey (2010), the largest survey of data mining professionals in the industry.
We offer the breadth of analytics capabilities and performance, including the most comprehensive data mining solution on the market, using more open, modern technologies. StatSoft software is designed to facilitate interfacing with all industry standard components of your computer infrastructure (e.g., ultra-fast integration with Oracle, MS SQL Server, and other databases) instead of locking you into proprietary standards and total dependence on one vendor.
STATISTICA is significantly faster than SAS. StatSoft is an Intel® Software Premiere Elite Partner and has developed technologies that leverage Intel CPU architecture to deliver unmatched parallel processing performance (press release with Intel) and rapidly process terabytes of data. StatSoft’s robust, cutting-edge enterprise system technology drives the analytics and analytic data management at some of the largest computer infrastructures in the world at Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.
Quotes from SAS Customers
“We acquired our SAS license seven years ago and quickly learned that with SAS, you do not pay just an annual renewal and support fee – you practically have to “buy” the software again every year. Our first year renewal fee was already 60% of the initial purchase price, and it increased steadily and every year. Two years ago, our annual fee exceeded the initial purchase price we paid, and it keeps going up much faster than the inflation. This is not sustainable.” – CEO, Technology Company
“It took 8 weeks to install SAS Enterprise Miner. The installer just didn’t work. And we’re a midsize company, so we were a low priority for SAS’s technical support.” – Engineer, Chemical Company
“Early in our evaluation, we eliminated SAS from our consideration of fraud detection solutions primarily due to the exorbitant cost.” – Chief Actuary, Insurance Company
“We had used SAS on-demand for my data mining class. A few days before finals, all of our students’ project files were corrupted. Our SAS technical support representative confirmed there was nothing that could be done to restore the files. We’re switching to STATISTICA.” – University Professor
“Now, all graduate students use R. It is getting more difficult to find SAS programmers.” – Head of Statistics, Pharmaceutical Company
“We used SAS until May 2009 when we converted to WPS. The conversion went remarkably smoothly and was completed on time. Not only did we save a substantial amount in licensing fees, we also regained functionality such as Graphs that we had previously removed because of the cost.” – Survey respondent on KDNuggets.com
How to Proceed
StatSoft makes it easy to transition your current SAS environment to STATISTICA, either gradually or all at once. STATISTICA offers:
Direct import/export to SAS files
Deployment of predictive models to SAS code to score against SAS data sets
Native integration to run R program
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