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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 Power BI

Power BI is great for reporting of any type. The dashboards I create for my executive team are crisp and easy to understand. I often get complements on it, and suggestions on what other reports or data could benefit from Power BI. Power BI is still dependent on data sources, so if my data source connections break, then the report is no good. This isn't something that you can create and forget. It needs eyes on it to ensure the data is correct
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Platform
5.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Platform
5.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Platform
5.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Platform
5.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Platform
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Platform
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Platform
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Platform
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Platform
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Platform
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Publish to Web
Alteryx Platform
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Platform
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report Versioning
Alteryx Platform
4.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Platform
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Platform
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Platform
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Platform
6.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Platform
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Platform
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Platform
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Platform
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Platform
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Platform
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Platform
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Platform
4.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Platform
4.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Platform
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
REST API
Alteryx Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
Alteryx Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
iFrames
Alteryx Platform
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Java API
Alteryx Platform
Microsoft Power BI
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Platform
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

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 Power BI

  • Engaging dashboard displays with drag and drop modules to convey data in a meaningful ways.
  • Familiar Microsoft "Ribbon" type interface that creates an integral feel with the rest of the Microsoft suite of products.
  • Built-in mobile optimization window and associated Mobile applications that allow viewing from any location connected to the server.
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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 Power BI

  • It is such a powerful system that it can come across as intimidating for some without some Excel knowledge
  • I'm not a database analyst or administrator, so calling the data in can be difficult (not necessary the fault of the software, but something that could be difficult for teams without someone with database knowledge)
  • It can come across as confusing, when there is both a local Power BI and online Power BI components. They don't necessarily do the same functions. You'll definitely want to know how to use the online version as this is how you'll publish and share the results of your findings, but the local one has a lot of capabilities that don't appear to be directly available in the online version (and if so, it's not immediately apparent).
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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 Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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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 Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 9.0
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
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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 Power BI

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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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Power BI

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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Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI as I said earlier is unfortunate in relation to the panels but compared to Tableau.Although Microsoft Power BI has a general interface easier to understand in my company because we already have a signature with the package Office 365 that the integration of the same is excellent.
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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 Power BI

  • I'm using the free version, so the only investment was the time spent to learn how to use the product (which as an Excel user, was very short).
  • I use Excel to store every single bit of information about all the projects I do, and being able to see them visualized helped me see some redundant steps I was taking.
  • No negative impact at all for me.
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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 Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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