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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 (2011), 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.
“I am a statistician by education, and have over 20 years of experience developing and implementing statistical models...I was on the ground floor of SAS’s first partnering program and have had my own license since. The past few years the license for the package has stayed fairly constant at $2500-$3000, but the renewal this year is a whopping $4000. So, I am interested in how STATISTICA compares to SAS, both in terms of price and functionality.”
– Independent Consultant, Direct Marketing Insurance Industry, April 2013
“We have been trying to divorce from SAS for a number of years and it has not been easy. STATISTICA makes it easy for us because of migration and integration options, allowing us to transition at our pace and with confidence. We chose to evaluate STATISTICA for its known track record, capabilities and increasing popularity with young talent which we hired.”
– BI Manager, Major Insurance Company, Jan. 2013
“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, International Technology Company
“We have a new project and we are not keen on using SAS again as the previous project was extremely costly and did not produce the desired results... At the same time we are confident in STATISTICA’s abilities to deliver.”
– Global Head of Security and Loss Prevention, International Mining Company, Jan. 2011
“It took eight 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 have been disappointed with your competitor’s product over the last three years.”
– IT Manager, Fortune 500 energy company, in a letter to StatSoft about SAS, Jan. 2013
“As part of the redesign of our infrastructure, we need to migrate from SAS—and I am 'shocked' by the commercial proposal we received from SAS (much higher than the prices seen on the net). Our management requested that we look for alternatives.”
– IT Support Engineer via French IT Forum Developpez.com, Nov. 2012
“SAS has ridiculously restrictive conditions for consultants requiring to buy new licenses depending on the number of clients. As I told them, I am not looking for a new business partner; I just want to buy software.”
– Independent Consultant in letter to StatSoft, Nov. 2012
“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, Aug. 2010
“Overcomplicated, slow and based on old technologies. SAS shows you exactly how to NOT do business intelligence in 2012. You will not have time to analize (sic) your data...”
– Fabio, forum poster at Amplicate.com, posted 11/17/12 [extracted 11/26/12]
“SAS's pricing and licensing model is not cost-effective for a company like mine.”
– Chief Actuary, Insurance Company
StatSoft makes it easy to transition your current SAS environment to STATISTICA, either gradually or all at once. STATISTICA offers:
For a limited time, we offer to qualifying customers a special upgrade program – MSP (Migration from SAS Program) – where the initial software acquisition cost is guaranteed to be below your current SAS annual renewal cost (and StatSoft annual fees are guaranteed to remain always at only 20% of the initial cost, adjusted for CPI). As part of MSP, we also offer discounted migration service fees if our consultants are engaged to facilitate the migration process.