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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Platform

I wish I had found and used Alteryx Analytics years ago. Having multiple data sources with a variety of naming conventions for our businesses we spent WEEKS cleaning/reorganizing/renaming fields in our data to be able to consolidate. We did this on one set of reports for one use. Each time we wanted an update this process would need to be repeated. This took tons of useless admin time. Had we had Alteryx we could have created 1 identifier, noted all the different naming conventions or issues, selected the ones we wanted and created the workflow to use it over and over and over again on any data we wanted. Build once - use multiple times. It would have been (and now is) a HUGE time saver. Plus any new anomalies are identified by the program as errors so you can "autocorrect" them in the same workflow. Alteryx is a miracle in my opinion.
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IBM Planning Analytics

Cognos TM1's ability to store and provide fast access financial data both on-premise and in the cloud makes it a great asset during month-end or year-end closing. The speed at which it can be updated and reflect GL changes for reporting makes it well suited for PL and BL reporting. For example, when it comes budgeting season and your FI application is getting hammered a speedy application makes your user base happy. However, Cognos TM1 is not well suited for reporting when you have to store a lot of granular data, think retail transaction level stuff, as Cognos TM1 is an OLAP data structure rather than relational.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Platform
5.3
IBM Planning Analytics
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Platform
5.0
IBM Planning Analytics
6.0
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Platform
5.8
IBM Planning Analytics
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Platform
5.0
IBM Planning Analytics
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Platform
7.7
IBM Planning Analytics
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Platform
7.1
IBM Planning Analytics
9.0
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Platform
7.5
IBM Planning Analytics
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Platform
8.6
IBM Planning Analytics
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Platform
7.5
IBM Planning Analytics
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Platform
7.1
IBM Planning Analytics
9.0
Publish to Web
Alteryx Platform
7.6
IBM Planning Analytics
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Platform
7.0
IBM Planning Analytics
9.0
Report Versioning
Alteryx Platform
4.0
IBM Planning Analytics
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Platform
7.9
IBM Planning Analytics
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Platform
9.0
IBM Planning Analytics

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Platform
7.1
IBM Planning Analytics
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Platform
6.0
IBM Planning Analytics
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Platform
7.5
IBM Planning Analytics
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Platform
7.9
IBM Planning Analytics

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Platform
8.0
IBM Planning Analytics
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Platform
8.0
IBM Planning Analytics
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Platform
8.0
IBM Planning Analytics
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Platform
8.0
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Platform
8.0
IBM Planning Analytics
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Platform
4.0
IBM Planning Analytics
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Platform
4.0
IBM Planning Analytics

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
9.1
Long-term financial planning
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
8.5
Financial budgeting
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Forecasting
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
8.5
Scenario modeling
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
9.2
Management reporting
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
9.2

Consolidation and Close

Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
9.0
Financial data consolidation
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Journal entries and reports
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
8.0
Multi-currency management
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Intercompany Eliminations
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Minority Ownership
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
8.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
7.0

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
9.0
Financial Statement Reporting
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Management Reporting
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
9.2
Excel-based Reporting
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
8.5
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
7.3

Analytics

Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
8.0
Personalized dashboards
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
8.5
Color-coded scorecards
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
7.0
KPIs
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
6.2
Cost and profitability analysis
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
9.2
Key Performance Indicator setting
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
9.2
Benchmarking with external data
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
7.7

Integration

Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
9.5
Flat file integration
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
9.2
Excel data integration
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Alteryx Platform
IBM Planning Analytics
9.2

Pros

Alteryx Platform

  • Alteryx does a great job of allowing more beginner Analysts to automate many of their routine process but also allowing advanced Analysts to ability to leverage deep statistical modelling for predictive analytics.
  • Given the visual workflow nature of Alteyrx, the learning curve is not steep.
  • The Alteryx Gallery allows non-technical consumers to execute complex workflows by leveraging an intuitive web interface.
  • Alteryx allows data scientists to bring their own programming language to Altyerx, such as R or Python.
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IBM Planning Analytics

  • TM1 is tremendously more flexible than the competitor products due to its ability to calculate real-time.
  • Hierarchy changes are instantly available to take advantage of the real-time calculation. No pre-consolidations needed!
  • Native write-back capability allows for simple, integrated budgeting, forecasting and what-if analysis.
  • IBM is constantly improving the product and integrating with new products like Cognos BI, SPSS and is now beginning to integrate it with Watson Analytics.
  • New cloud versions of TM1 are now providing some really great web-based tools to simplify and streamline the presentation development and strengthen the self-service reporting, analytics and what-if analysis capacity.
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Cons

Alteryx Platform

  • Sometimes the desktop version of authoring tool crashes! It's been unstable in the previous versions but gets better. Even if it doesn't crash, it used to be slow or not responding.
  • When running several version of database drivers in local machine or server, it is tricky to set up database connections. Often you have to figure out it by googling the problem and solution. There are not many knowledge bases from Alteryx.
  • Alteryx project file creates .bak file automatically. It is useful to prevent for the purpose of back up, sometimes it's not necessary. But it is not changeable for some reason. By default, it always creates backups.
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IBM Planning Analytics

  • User interface could be more modern and intuitive
  • Better capability to brand the tool to fit your company's aesthetic
  • Built in / out of the box stock-based-compensation modeling
  • More colors and fonts for visualizations
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Platform

Alteryx Platform 6.5
Based on 14 answers
We've developed a working partnership with Alteryx. As an enablement suite, we're continuing to innovate and deliver great products with use of Alteryx in our solutions. Alteryx use expands to our global product development teams and is in use in multiple parts of our organization. Alteryx also delivers Experian demographic content to other clients in their product offering. We're highly likely to renew, but that decision is way above my pay grade.
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IBM Planning Analytics

IBM Planning Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This is a planning developer's dream. You feel like you're given a blank canvas with all the right tools to make it an artwork. It is the future of business application development.
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Usability

Alteryx Platform

Alteryx Platform 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Through a graphical UI one can perform engineering and development, other vendors do not have such a code-less interface.
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IBM Planning Analytics

IBM Planning Analytics 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The application is easy to install and to develop with. Your super users have the ability to manage the data and the user logins without IT help.
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Reliability and Availability

Alteryx Platform

Alteryx Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I use many programs and compared to others, Alteryx virtually never goes down, freezes up or gives an application error. Over a 4 year time period that I have used this program, any of these may have happened 3 times. It is an incredibly stable program that I feel completely confident in.
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IBM Planning Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Alteryx Platform

Alteryx Platform 9.9
Based on 2 answers
Overall pretty good. Depending on the quality of the question posed the CS team will get back as they are available
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IBM Planning Analytics

IBM Planning Analytics 8.0
Based on 1 answer
There are good support people in Ottawa, but having access to the development team and a TAM make the support. Without that access I don't think IBM Support would be as highly rated.
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Implementation

Alteryx Platform

Alteryx Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There is really not much to it (the installation, that is). Once you get it installed, along with any of the add-ons (demographics, R, etc.), you are up and running almost immediately. There is really no additional setup. You can immediately begin blending data, running demographics, performing spatial queries, running predictive analysis, etc. And for many of these functions, the learning curve is quite easy.
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IBM Planning Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Alteryx Platform

Talend is primarily for data integration and has quite advanced capabilities. But the user has to be more technical. Alteryx makes the process simple and any user can make use of its features.Tableau was a good choice for data visualization. We needed beautiful charts and ways to represent data. Alteryx falls short in this aspect.
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IBM Planning Analytics

  • TM1 is an in-memory solution which provides on-demand calculations and consolidations with the flexibility to instantly apply hierarchy changes and allows storage and reporting of text.
  • TM1 has an extremely fast ETL tool which can consume most data sources.
  • Cube rules virtually stand alone among the competition.
  • Most competitor products strive to match TM1 performance, flexibility and functionality.
  • As an IBM product, TM1 continues to be integrated into many other "sister" products and has a vast R&D team with deep pocket resources available and committed to continued product development.
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Return on Investment

Alteryx Platform

  • Alteryx does an excellent job of integrating consumer and spatial data to calculate and visualize things like locations within a certain drive-time radius.
  • For visualization purposes I had to move the data to excel for some decent graphs.
  • It can become very expensive.
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IBM Planning Analytics

  • Increased employee efficiency. Employees have more time to analyze the results because little time is spent gathering or compiling data
  • More accurate forecasts and predictions based on the data due to it's efficiency
  • Better planning for future years based on accurate historical data
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Pricing Details

Alteryx Platform

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Alteryx Platform Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Alteryx Designer$3,9951
Alteryx Designer with Spatial$12,9951
Alteryx Designer with Data$29,9951
Alteryx Server$45,0002
  1. per user, per year
  2. per server, per year
SaaS Edition
Alteryx Analytics Gallery$1,5001
  1. per user, per year
Additional Pricing Details
The above prices are in USD for Alteryx products and are per-year subscription prices based on a 3-year contract, with annual payment.

IBM Planning Analytics

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Planning Analytics Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Platform
8.5
IBM Planning Analytics
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Platform
6.5
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0

Usability

Alteryx Platform
10.0
IBM Planning Analytics
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Alteryx Platform
10.0
IBM Planning Analytics

Support

Alteryx Platform
9.9
IBM Planning Analytics
8.0

Implementation

Alteryx Platform
10.0
IBM Planning Analytics

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