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What is Altair SLC?

Altair is a global tech company that provides SaaS solutions for product development, HPC, and Data analysis. Many organizations have developed SAS language programs that are vital to their operations. Altair SLC runs programs written in SAS language syntax without translation and without needing to license third-party products. Altair SLC reduces users’ capital costs and operating expenses thanks to its superb ability to handle high levels of throughput.

Formerly part of World Programming.

Who Uses Altair SLC?

Use Altair SLC to connect to, acquire, profile, prepare, manipulate, model, deploy and export data and results.

Where can Altair SLC be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Altair
  • Located in Bedford, US
  • Founded in 1985

Altair SLC support

  • Phone Support

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France and 12 others

Languages

English, French, German, Japanese

Altair SLC pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Altair SLC does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

About the vendor

  • Altair
  • Located in Bedford, US
  • Founded in 1985

Altair SLC support

  • Phone Support

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France and 12 others

Languages

English, French, German, Japanese

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Features of Altair SLC

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Dashboard
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Forecasting
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Query Builder
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Visual Analytics

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Reviews of Altair SLC

Average score

Overall
3.9
Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.1
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Dr Dean Gordy
Dr Dean Gordy
Senior Lead Analytics Consultant in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Banking, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Flexible & Powerful Analytic Toolset for a price small businesses can afford

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

The product is easy to use if you know SAS programming. They have their own ML PROCS that are better than SAS offerings. The cost is very reasonable and support is prompt and thorough.

Cons:

I do not use the GUI Workflow side of the product so I am unable to rate that. Most complaints or issues I have had are so rapidly solved by support that many disadvantages are transitory. I would say that the set of extra windows is confusing to me when doing SAS coding and troubleshooting. They do not have all options in certain procedures that you would get with SAS 9.4.

Altair Response

last year

Thank you for your nice review!

MarcPaul
Data Analytics Innovation Specialist in US
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I love SAS but....$$$

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

I've been programming in SAS for nearly 40 years and it's indispensable for working with large data sets and statistical analysis. I love the software but let's face it, SAS pricing is not transparent, is too expensive, and they charge for additional functionality like SAS/Stats. I've been using SLC (formerly WPS) for over 10 years and have had no problems with compatibility to Base SAS. There have been a few statistical procedures that were not initially supported but when I requested them they were implemented within the year. I could not be happier with SLC. Their support team has been great, too.

Cons:

Honestly, there is nothing that I do not like about the software. It lives up exactly to my expectations and has not failed me in any way. That said, I would like to see a connector to Tableau hyper datasets. That could make my life easier.

Altair Response

2 years ago

Thank you for your detailed review, we really appreciate it! We will check into the connector request you have as well.

Joseph
Director of Business Intelligence in US
Hospital & Health Care, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Ruined the product

1.0 2 years ago

Comments: I'm switching analytics platforms.

Pros:

None and i'm typing more words to fill the minimum word count

Cons:

I've had to rewrite most of my code since the most recent upgrade. Customer support has been dismal and beyond useless.

Altair Response

2 years ago

I'm very sorry to hear that you are switching analytics platforms after so long with WPS. Unfortunately we appear to have let you down in the transition from WPS 3 to WPS 4 when many changes were made to our ODBC database connectors and we recognise that it is unsatisfactory to have to rewrite any code just to deal with database driver upgrades. Our tech support team are now embedded in Altair tech support team and we are available to help if you want to look again at getting WPS 4 to run as it should on your systems.

Isabell
Staff Data Engineer in US
Pharmaceuticals, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A robust product that is worth the money

5.0 last year

Comments: Overall we have been very happy working with Altair.

Pros:

Setup is fairly easy, ease of use as a standalone but works well with Python, and the database connections are so far stable and easy to configure.

Cons:

1. Sorting large datasets have always been a challenge. Some of this is due to our config settings, as by default we always compress datasets and use the sas7bdat engine, but the way the product works with the Windows OS to balance cpu/memory can be frustrating.2. GETTING TO THE DOCUMENTATION! You must bookmark it once you find it else it takes 10 minutes to figure out how to get to it, as it gets lost in the midst of everything else that is on the site.

Olivier
Responsable Actuariat et Data analytics in France
Insurance, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Good product

4.0 last year

Pros:

- the ability to code in SAS - the ability to mix Python, R and SQL with the SAS language- server mode operation- fiability of the product

Cons:

- I would have liked to see more training on this very feature-rich product via more tutorials or to make these resources more visible.- get logs of python or R programs encapsulated in SAS code- more monitoring tools