What users are saying about
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
144 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
464 Ratings

Alteryx Platform

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
144 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.5 out of 101

SAP Crystal

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
464 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.9 out of 101

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.
Susan Knolla profile photo

SAP Crystal

Crystal reports is a great Business Intelligence tool for any midsize business that prefers to keep its data in-house instead of in the cloud. The learning curve for parsing data source and creating first reports could be a bit steep at the beginning, but then the cost savings are invaluable. The reports generated by Crystal are easily manipulated according to different requirements and further analyzed by the recipients.
Frank Hunt profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Platform
5.3
SAP Crystal
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Platform
5.0
SAP Crystal
8.5
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Platform
5.8
SAP Crystal
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Platform
5.0
SAP Crystal
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Platform
7.7
SAP Crystal
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Platform
7.1
SAP Crystal
7.5
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Platform
7.5
SAP Crystal
8.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Platform
8.6
SAP Crystal
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Platform
7.5
SAP Crystal
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Platform
7.1
SAP Crystal
8.2
Publish to Web
Alteryx Platform
7.6
SAP Crystal
8.0
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Platform
7.0
SAP Crystal
9.0
Report Versioning
Alteryx Platform
4.0
SAP Crystal
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Platform
7.9
SAP Crystal
8.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Platform
9.0
SAP Crystal
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Platform
7.1
SAP Crystal
7.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Platform
6.0
SAP Crystal
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Platform
7.5
SAP Crystal
7.4
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Platform
7.9
SAP Crystal
7.7

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Platform
8.0
SAP Crystal
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Platform
8.0
SAP Crystal
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Platform
8.0
SAP Crystal
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Platform
8.0
SAP Crystal
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Platform
8.0
SAP Crystal
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Platform
4.0
SAP Crystal
7.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Platform
4.0
SAP Crystal
7.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Platform
SAP Crystal
6.9
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Platform
SAP Crystal
7.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Platform
SAP Crystal
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Platform
SAP Crystal
7.1
REST API
Alteryx Platform
SAP Crystal
7.5
Javascript API
Alteryx Platform
SAP Crystal
7.2
iFrames
Alteryx Platform
SAP Crystal
7.1
Java API
Alteryx Platform
SAP Crystal
7.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx Platform
SAP Crystal
7.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Platform
SAP Crystal
6.8

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.
No photo available

SAP Crystal

  • Great visualization for static format & precise tasks: For presentation to senior management /ex-co/vendors where concise decisions need to be made, Crystal is a nice choice to slide data into presentable views.
  • Diverse data source connect: We have used it to write reports using data from DB2, SQL, Progress, Excel spreadsheets, XML data, Access, and Lotus Notes databases. It can also be used to join different database types together in one report.
  • It uses the "recurring bands" structure for page layout which is efficient and fungible for generating different types of reports. Crystal doesn't require that we set up a metadata layer before creating reports and provides direct access to tables and dimensions.
Rohit Narang profile photo

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.
No photo available

SAP Crystal

  • The option to export to Excel is very picky about report format to get a clean export. Once you know the tricks for setting up a report for this export, it's not hard to do, but it can be very tedious if the report has a lot of elements. This is the way it's been for years and SAP has indicated that it's not something that's going to be changed.
  • Crystal requires that a user knows how the data they're reporting on is configured in the database - it's not really suited for a "casual" user, but for someone with at least some technical skills in relation to databases. This is not something that can or should necessarily be changed, but it is something that potential users need to be aware of.
  • Other than new types of database connections, SAP has indicated that they will not be upgrading any functionality in "classic" Crystal. They instead have chosen to focus on upgrades to Crystal for Enterprise. The problem with that is that it requires the SAP BI Platform - either SAP BusinessObjects or SAP Crystal Reports Server.
  • One of the major things that's not being upgraded is the Charting libraries, which were last updated in the early 2000's, before SAP purchased Crystal. So, Crystal doesn't have newer chart types available.
Dell Stinnett-Christy profile photo

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.
Mark Frisch profile photo

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 10.0
Based on 19 answers
I have made my career off Crystal Reports. Business Intelligence is a niche area of Information Technology that combines technical knowledge and an understanding of how a company uses information. Crystal Reports is the most solid, flexible and reliable business intelligence tool I have worked with, allowing me to work on projects in a variety of markets and industries, from the financial to educational, to telecommunications to governmental. Understanding how to use Crystal Reports as part of a Business Intelligence career gives you the tools you need to better connect businesses to their data, deliver quality and productive solutions, and allow you the report developer to build the experience and skills to build a reputable career in the high demand world of Business Intelligence Reporting.
David Deitch profile photo

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.
Nick Lensing profile photo

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 8.1
Based on 22 answers
Crystal is very robust, but not always easy to use. It create wonderful looking reports, and so deserves a high rating. However, I have to take a couple of points off for the simple fact that I cannot hand it to a user and expect them to be able to do development with it.
Greg Goss profile photo

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.
Dan Chapman profile photo

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 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
Nick Lensing profile photo

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 4.9
Based on 15 answers
The support community can be difficult to navigate. I've also run into issues with my login. The SAP system has a bizarre mechanism for validating users that requires users to have what is called an S-ID. A basic ID may not give you access to all the features in the portal. The limitation may include not being able to perform a simple task like downloading patches and updates. This isn't a big deal for single user license but for teams it can be a pain.
Nathan Patrick Taylor profile photo

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.
Dan Chapman profile photo

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 8.8
Based on 14 answers
Just like any other implementation: When designing the differing reports, get end users' input, make sure to design the reports so that they display the information that the company requires, in the best and clearest way possible.
Test, test, test, revise when needed, and, particularly, do sufficient training so users are comfortable using Crystal Reports!
John Suit profile photo

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.
Sanket Bharaswadkar profile photo

SAP Crystal

As I said before I never used a reporting tool before Crystal Reports but I have since used SSRS. Crystal Reports blows SSRS out of the water. The reports look nicer and it was easier, faster, and better to create a report in Crystal Reports. Prior to using Crystal Reports I wrote reports by coding them using RPG on the iSeries. I could never go back to doing that.
Janet Fawcett profile photo

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.
No photo available

SAP Crystal

  • Employee Empowerment - Now that our Crystal Reports are written and published, all of our team members have access to run the same reports across the company. Previously, there was only 1 point person in charge of running reports, which took a lot of time away from other job duties.
  • Increased Employee Efficiency - One of the Crystal Reports my company uses has allowed me to take a task that took 3 days to complete and cut the time down to 4 hours. There was a lot of manual data collection and calculations that were done, which has also led to less errors.
  • Accurate real-time data - Since Crystal Reports are very quick to run, we are able to give real time data to our customers rather than maintaining oudated databases in other systems such as Excel.
Shannon Odland profile photo

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.

SAP Crystal

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

SAP Crystal Editions & Modules

Edition
SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - Full version$4951
SAP Crystal Server 2016 1 NUL$8692
SAP Crystal Server 2016 5 CAL$8,7443
SAP Crystal Reports Viewer 2016$04
SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - Upgrade$2954
  1. per user
  2. per named user
  3. per 5 concurrent users
  4. per user
Additional Pricing Details
* SAP Crystal Reports 2016 Viewer allows you to view static data within a SAP Crystal Reports file. * SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - Full version allows you to create powerful, richly formatted, and dynamic reports from virtually any data source, delivered in dozens of formats, in up to 28 languages. If you already have an older version of Crystal Reports, buy a license for SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - Upgrade at a discounted, upgrade price. * SAP Crystal Server 2016, 1 NUL includes 1 license of: SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - SAP Crystal Server 2016 - SAP Crystal Dashboard Design 2016. * As an add-on to SAP Crystal Server 2016 1 NUL, SAP Crystal Server 2016 5 CAL allows you to support a wider, intermittent audience of end users, up to five logged on at the same time.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Platform
8.5
SAP Crystal
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Platform
6.5
SAP Crystal
10.0

Usability

Alteryx Platform
10.0
SAP Crystal
8.1

Reliability and Availability

Alteryx Platform
10.0
SAP Crystal
8.0

Performance

Alteryx Platform
SAP Crystal
8.0

Support

Alteryx Platform
9.9
SAP Crystal
4.9

In-Person Training

Alteryx Platform
SAP Crystal
10.0

Implementation

Alteryx Platform
10.0
SAP Crystal
8.8

Scalability

Alteryx Platform
SAP Crystal
7.0

Add comparison