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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Analytics

Well suited: if an organization already has a lot of running ETLs or pipelines but need to systemize them, Alteryx is a good choice. It would be good to figure out how well Alteryx would be harmonized with the existing components, but in a general sense, it may be well harmonized. Less appropriate: Alteryx is good for "automation", but some data developers and analysts may prefer to remain and keep using SQL tools. One should be careful of not just adding "one more layer or tool" into the existing pipeline and make it more complicated to manage.
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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 Analytics
7.9
IBM Planning Analytics
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
IBM Planning Analytics
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
6.7
IBM Planning Analytics
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
IBM Planning Analytics

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
IBM Planning Analytics
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
IBM Planning Analytics
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
IBM Planning Analytics
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.5
IBM Planning Analytics
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
IBM Planning Analytics

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.7
IBM Planning Analytics
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
IBM Planning Analytics
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.5
IBM Planning Analytics
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
IBM Planning Analytics
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.9
IBM Planning Analytics

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Alteryx Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics
9.5
Financial Statement Reporting
Alteryx Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Management Reporting
Alteryx Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Excel-based Reporting
Alteryx Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Alteryx Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Alteryx Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics
7.3

Analytics

Alteryx Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Personalized dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Color-coded scorecards
Alteryx Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
KPIs
Alteryx Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Alteryx Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
Alteryx Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0
Benchmarking with external data
Alteryx Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics
10.0

Integration

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

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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  • 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

  • Poor documentation
  • Costly
  • Overkill for simple tasks
  • Not many options for data visualization
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  • TM1 web has bugs in formatting.
  • No text editor provided for Rules.
  • Not able to compare multiple user sand boxes for planning analysis.
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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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IBM Planning Analytics10.0
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 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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IBM Planning Analytics9.0
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 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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IBM Planning Analytics8.0
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 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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  • 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

  • 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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  • Internally, using TM1 has streamlined our inter and intra-team communication.
  • Internally and externally, TM1 has improved our accuracy in predictive analytics of our project costs and completion targets.
  • Externally, we are better able to deliver the project needs of clients through transformation of their raw data into meaningful, appropriate, timely and insightful information.
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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.

IBM Planning Analytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
IBM Planning Analytics Editions & Modules
IBM Planning Analytics
Additional Pricing Details