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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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Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is best suited as a front end to other databases as well as for small to medium databases where the user determines that they have gone beyond the design and function capabilities of Excel. Microsoft Access is less suited when there is a need for heavy database use and complex data queries. All in all, for the average Office user who needs a database program, Access is a solid choice.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Platform
5.3
Microsoft Access
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Platform
5.0
Microsoft Access
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Platform
5.8
Microsoft Access
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Platform
5.0
Microsoft Access

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Platform
7.7
Microsoft Access
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Platform
7.1
Microsoft Access
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Platform
7.5
Microsoft Access
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Platform
8.6
Microsoft Access
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Platform
7.5
Microsoft Access

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Platform
7.1
Microsoft Access
Publish to Web
Alteryx Platform
7.6
Microsoft Access
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Platform
7.0
Microsoft Access
Report Versioning
Alteryx Platform
4.0
Microsoft Access
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Platform
7.9
Microsoft Access
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Platform
9.0
Microsoft Access

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Platform
7.1
Microsoft Access
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Platform
6.0
Microsoft Access
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Platform
7.5
Microsoft Access
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Platform
8.0
Microsoft Access

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Platform
4.0
Microsoft Access
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Platform
4.0
Microsoft Access

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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Microsoft Access

  • One good aspect of Microsoft Access is how the software can be customized for different applications. This is very useful because we are able to use this software for multiple applications, which makes it cost-friendly.
  • Another strong point of Microsoft Access is the skill required to customize, the amount of programming required is less than most other database programs. This is good for a beginner looking to get into database management.
  • Microsoft Access is one of the more cost-friendly database applications, and most of the time it comes with Microsoft Office. Other database programs can be expensive and not as easy to use.
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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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Microsoft Access

  • Well, it requires a lot more training or research than other more "intuitive" Microsoft products.
  • The buildout of custom reports is highly complex, and I think that area, in particular, could be more intuitive.
  • Queries can be difficult to develop if you don't know the right language or terminology, and I think that those terms could be better visible in the ribbon.
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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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Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 9.5
Based on 16 answers
I and the rest of my team will renew our Microsoft Access in the future because we use and maintain many different applications and databases created using Microsoft Access so we will need to maintain them in the future. Additionally, it is a standard at our place of work so it is at $0 cost to us to use. Another reason for renewing Microsoft Access is that we just don' t have the resources needed to extend into a network of users so we need to remain a single-desktop application at this time.
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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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Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Microsoft Access is easy to use. It is compatible with spreadsheets. It is a very good data management tool. There is scope to save a large amount of data in one place. For using this database, one does not need much training, can be shared among multiple users. This database has to sort and filtering features which seem to be very useful.
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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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Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 6.8
Based on 3 answers
Within my organization, support for MS Access is minimal. Although we have a license for the software, ITO is a very limited resource for supporting issues with using Access. Microsoft provides technical support and helps with using features but it is very limited. I do better using google to figure things out. In addition, I have not found any Advanced class that has truly helped with answering my technical questions. It truly has been trial and error and collaborating with other users who have found ways to get things done. Google is my friend.
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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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Microsoft Access

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No answers yet
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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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Microsoft Access

MS Access is the little brother to all these products. In no way is it as feature-rich as the competition I have selected. It is, however, great when used properly. It does not have the same level of security, availability, access, or recoverability as anything listed above. But, it is cheap and lightweight. If this is your first exposure to a relational database, MS Access is a great way to cut your teeth. I have been a DBA for 10 years now, and I learned all database fundamentals from first experimenting and using MS Access.
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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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Microsoft Access

  • It has had a tremendous positive impact because the work in our department simply could not be done without this tool. Group policy, security settings, and other permissions simply do not allow us to pursue more involved programming solutions.
  • It saves us literally days of work every month by the automation it provides, turning what used to be a very manual, very labor-intensive process into a streamlined, more accurate, more efficient way of doing the job.
  • It allows us to help other users in our area who do not have a programming background, showing them how their lives can be made easier with a few lines of code in Microsoft Access, VBA, etc.
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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.

Microsoft Access

General

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

Microsoft Access Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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