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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Analytics

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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Factiva

A large part of our work depends on the ability to source quality media content from a breadth of dependable sources globally. This is Factiva's bread and butter: it has a very comprehensive list of 'quality' media sources such as nationals, dailies, business journals and magazines from around the world that are easily mined for the content they hold. If you're thinking about anything other than these 'traditional' media sources then Factiva probably isn't your thing. It doesn't do social media.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
Factiva
3.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Factiva
6.0
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
6.7
Factiva
2.1
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Factiva
1.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
Factiva
3.1
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
Factiva
4.0
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Factiva
1.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.5
Factiva
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Factiva
1.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.7
Factiva
6.8
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Factiva
5.0
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.5
Factiva
10.0
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Factiva
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.9
Factiva
5.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
Factiva
5.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Factiva
1.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.5
Factiva
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
Factiva
7.0

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
Factiva
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Factiva
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Factiva
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Factiva
6.0

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Factiva
5.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Factiva
5.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics
Factiva
5.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics
Factiva
6.0

Pros

  • Alteryx provides an integrated workflow management environment for data blending, analytics, and reporting. It is also very extensible to be connected to a variety of data connections including major databases (Oracle, etc.), analytics tools (R), and visualization tools such as Tableau through its plugins. Our department used Oracle and Tableau already and it was well integrated with Alteryx.
  • The workflow authoring environment in Desktop is easy to use so that most of the users (if they are a bit skilled data developers or analysts) may not need the training to use its basic functions. Drag and drop interface and icons are intuitive to understand.
  • When running Alteryx workflows, it is easy to monitor and track what's the progress by seeing percentages. It is helpful to balance and manage bandwidths of database servers, especially when to populate large data sets.
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  • Factiva has some quality news sources within its database. You know it's a robust, reliable and trustworthy source of content.
  • The Boolean logic search engine can seem a little daunting at first, but it is a very powerful tool to help you get the most out of running searches. The syntax and query structure generally follows the same as most 'keyword search' engines, but it has some quirks that you need to be aware of - operators in lower case, or running multi word / phrase searches outside of quote marks.
  • The filtering capability is simplistic but highly sophisticated. Filter content by source, region, language, company, industry and subject matter to really help hone results. The amount of back data readily available in the tool is impressive too meaning that running historical searches over large a timeframe is quick and easy.
  • Results shown include a highlighted section to indicate where keywords have matched - a nice addition to help you quickly identify the relevant bits of content you need.
  • You have the option to further tailor searches, and the ability to save individual searches for quick recall is a nice feature.
  • The tool is fast. It can handle complex searches and mine data going back years very very quickly. Most impressive
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Cons

  • Poor documentation
  • Costly
  • Overkill for simple tasks
  • Not many options for data visualization
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  • While the source list available is strong, there is limited if next to no social media in the tool. OK, it's Factiva, we know it doesn't do social media, but if it ran social media searches in the same way it handled news searches this would be a formidable tool for anyone to use.
  • Export functionality is good but a little restrictive. While the tool exports a multitude of formats (headlines only, headlines and full text etc) the number of records you can export in one hit is relatively small if your initial search returns 1,000s of items. This is a shame given how powerful the tool is in running queries and building a deck of results.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics6.5
Based on 14 answers
I personally have moved to a different position that does not require data analysis tools. I really enjoyed working with Alteryx and think it is a great tool, but have moved to a different organization and role.
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Usability

Alteryx Analytics10.0
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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Reliability and Availability

Alteryx Analytics10.0
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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Support

Alteryx Analytics9.9
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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Implementation

Alteryx Analytics10.0
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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Alternatives Considered

Alteryx's UI is fantastic insomuch that training can really be self-driven, albeit with several Google searches a day and visits to the Alteryx community. The other solutions we looked at were much less intuitive and not nearly as flexible, automated, and didn't give you the capability to watch the data be changed through every step of the process like Alteryx can do through browses and data samples.
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I often used Twitter as an alternative to Factiva. Additionally, I used a number of link-gathering resources such as Google alerts.
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Return on Investment

  • Definitely, an increase in employee efficiency. With the right tools and hardware, Alteryx can reduce the processing time significantly.
  • Automation and/or automatic report scheduling frees up a lot of time that can be used elsewhere.
  • Licensing updates are somewhat not handled easily and quite often create issues with modules to run slowly and/or not being active.
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Pricing Details

Alteryx Analytics

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Alteryx Analytics Editions & Modules
Alteryx Analytics
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.

Factiva

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Factiva Editions & Modules
Factiva
Additional Pricing Details