Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:28:09 -0400
Reply-To: Subhadra Srigiriraju <subhadrasri@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Subhadra Srigiriraju <subhadrasri@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS BI tool experiences
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Thanks Quentin! I appreciate your response.
On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Quentin McMullen
> I haven't used BI tools yet, but I'm hoping to start soon.
> Wanted to point you toward a helpful resource for getting a sense of BI
> tools. A new book from Trician Aanderud and Angela Hall:
> And their respective blogs:
> Material is written from real-user perspective rather than just marketing
> spin. Hope this is helpful,
> On Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:07:25 -0400, Subhadra Srigiriraju
> <SubhadraSri@GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >Hello SAS users,
> >Could you please share your experiences about SAS BI tool? I'm currently
> >developing reports in Base SAS using ODS and Excel. All of these are
> >static reports (with drill to detail capability on HTML views). Graphs
> >have been built in Excel, static.
> >I work for a mid-size (60-80 employees) and what we do is economic
> >research and forecasting for legal trusts. I'm a SAS report developer, I
> >have never used a BI tool. I proposed my company to bring in BI tool so
> >that it would be easier for analysts and management to drill-down to the
> >detail of the graphs and they can build their own reports going against
> >the datamarts if they wish so. They can also share these fancy graphs with
> >external customers.
> >Can someone who works in a similar environment share their experiences as
> >how BI is helping their company? I researched on SAS website and found
> >some information, but i want to learn how people use it in real world. I
> >don't want my company to spend humongous amount of money for nothing.
> >I would greatly appreciate your responses in this matter.