I'm excited to announce the availability of SAS Visual Analytics 8.2! There are just over one hundred enhancements in 8.2, and I wanted to share some of my favorites to help you begin to understand how this release will be valuable to you and your organization. If you want to know more now, there are a few links below to help. If you want to give 8.2 a try, you'll find a link to the free trial where you can use the software and even load a sample of your own data. Look for several new posts to this community from my SAS colleagues in the coming weeks that will go deeper on specific enhancements in SAS Visual Analytics 8.2.
SAS Visual Analytics 8.2 builds upon the redesigned user experience introduced in 8.1. Here's a link to the post from earlier this year that summarized the 8.1 and 7.4 releases. One of the primary goals for the 8.2 release is to enable existing 7.x customers to transition to 8.2 as soon as they are ready. If you are an existing customer, you can perform any analysis and build any report in 8.2 that you can build in VA 7.4 or 8.1, and there is a promotion utility to get all of your existing content, graph templates, and folders to 8.2. There are even new ways developers can embed reports or just individual visualizations from SAS Visual Analytics in custom web applications and pages.
Here are some of the great new capabilities available now.
Autosave for report recovery, so you don't lose any of your work
Automatic actions for one-way or two-way interactive filtering and linked selections between visualizations
Aggregate calculation enhancements
Data suppression to prevent report consumers from guessing values they are unauthorized to see
Cumulative totals across any category, not just time
Scoped aggregations, so you can have different expressions/formulas for a measure for different category crossings , such as subtotals and totals
Data-Driven Content object to include custom visualizations (e.g. D3.js & C3.js chart libraries) that share data with native visualizations
Parallel Coordinates Plot to compare items based on multiple characteristics
Better location intelligence
Custom regions, so that geographical boundaries important to your organization, like sales territories and government districts, can be displayed and shaded
Geo-clustering to show either bubbles or point markers on a map, depending on the zoom levels
These are just some of the many enhancements in SAS Visual Analytics 8.2. To learn more, check out these additional resources, and stay tuned for more community posts from SAS.
What's New in SAS Visual Analytics 8.2: Details
SAS Visual Analytics 8.2 documentation
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