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Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    5.3

    Alteryx

    53%

    IBM SPSS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Alteryx ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    5.0
    50%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    6.0
    60%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    5.0
    50%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    8.1

    Alteryx

    81%

    IBM SPSS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Alteryx ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    8.4
    84%
    56 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    7.5
    75%
    61 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    8.9
    89%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    7.5
    75%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    7.8

    Alteryx

    78%

    IBM SPSS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Alteryx ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    8.2
    82%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    9.0
    90%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    4.0
    40%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    8.9
    89%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    7.4

    Alteryx

    74%

    IBM SPSS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Alteryx ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    6.0
    60%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    8.0
    80%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    8.3
    83%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    8.0

    Alteryx

    80%

    IBM SPSS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Alteryx ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    4.0

    Alteryx

    40%

    IBM SPSS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Alteryx ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    4.0
    40%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Alteryx is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability
    • IBM SPSS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Alteryx

    94%
    79 Ratings
    7.7

    IBM SPSS

    77%
    64 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    6.5

    Alteryx

    65%
    14 Ratings
    10.0

    IBM SPSS

    100%
    16 Ratings

    Usability

    9.2

    Alteryx

    92%
    35 Ratings
    6.0

    IBM SPSS

    60%
    9 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    Alteryx

    91%
    3 Ratings
    6.0

    IBM SPSS

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    9.1

    Alteryx

    91%
    1 Rating
    6.0

    IBM SPSS

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    Alteryx

    85%
    36 Ratings
    5.0

    IBM SPSS

    50%
    10 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    Alteryx

    91%
    3 Ratings
    5.0

    IBM SPSS

    50%
    8 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.1

    Alteryx

    91%
    1 Rating
    5.0

    IBM SPSS

    50%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Alteryx

    Alteryx is best suited where the task is complex to the point where you feel like multiple excel spreadsheets and/or differing data sources need to be blended together to solve a problem (complex data blending). Alteryx is also best suited where you find that you are repeating the same task (automation). Alteryx may be less suited for relatively simple analysis that can be solved in a spreadsheet, although I've been using Alteryx to solve these scenarios as of late.
    Josh Kyburz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM SPSS

    If you aren't comfortable programming and you need to do statistics, SPSS is a great choice. Psychology undergrads, for example, have to take statistics. Their difficulty with the programming portion cuts into their ability to learn the actual analyses, so SPSS is good for that. I would love to see IBM SPSS invest more in their UI/UX and increase the usability of this tool because it could be so much better. Their iconography is a mess, there's very little feedback, and don't even get me started on that last "big update" that basically truncated all functionality. The biggest thing I would like to see is to have the "Analyze" function broken into categories, or other buttons, or be able to customize it in some way. Having to repeatedly go through drop down menus to run analysis after analysis is a huge time suck, and very error prone (easy to click on the wrong thing). Lastly, one of the biggest challenges for beginning (and even experienced!) statisticians is interpreting output. More tool tips, feedback, integrated coaching, or something like that to help people understand more about what they are seeing could be so beneficial.
    Natasha Hardy,  M.S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Alteryx

    • Pulling data from multiple disparate data sources.
    • Allows users to see the data at every step of the workflow to be able to cleanse, analyze, and optimize the data.
    • Provides an analytics platform that is easy for users of all levels to thrive in whether they are just starting out in their analytics journey or they have a master's degree in Data Science.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM SPSS

    • SPSS has been around for quite a while and has amassed a large suite of functionality. One of its longest-running features is the ability to automate SPSS via scripting, AKA "syntax." There is a very large community of practice on the internet who can help newbies to quickly scale up their automation abilities with SPSS. And SPSS allows users to save syntax scripting directly from GUI wizards and configuration windows, which can be a real life-saver if one is not an experienced coder.
    • Many statistics package users are doing scientific research with an eye to publish reproducible results. SPSS allows you to save datasets and syntax scripting in a common format, facilitating attempts by peer reviewers and other researchers to quickly and easily attempt to reproduce your results. It's very portable!
    • SPSS has both legacy and modern visualization suites baked into the base software, giving users an easily mountable learning curve when it comes to outputting charts and graphs. It's very easy to start with a canned look and feel of an exported chart, and then you can tweak a saved copy to change just about everything, from colors, legends, and axis scaling, to orientation, labels, and grid lines. And when you've got a chart or graph set up the way you like, you can export it as an image file, or create a template syntax to apply to new visualizations going forward.
    • SPSS makes it easy for even beginner-level users to create statistical coding fields to support multidimensional analysis, ensuring that you never need to destructively modify your dataset.
    • In closing, SPSS's long and successful tenure ensures that just about any question a new user may have about it can be answered with a modicum of Google-fu. There are even several fully-fledged tutorial websites out there for newbie perusal.
    Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Alteryx

    • A larger library of data sources being leveraged/licensed through Alteryx directly similar to the Experian and Dun & Bradstreet data that is available now would be ideal for additional data enrichment.
    • The ability to take R and Python-based data insights/model outputs/forecasts/etc. and pull directly into downstream tools and reporting is a bit lacking and could use improvement.
    Cory Hubbard | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM SPSS

    • SPSS is not free and is fairly pricey.
    • For those requiring advanced procedures not on SPSS, programmable coding, like in R Statistics, may be more limited and not as robust and use of R or other programs might be needed.
    • Statistical Package for Social Sciences and can only be used to perform only statistical operations. Further purchases of other packages will be required.
    • Default graphics are far from publication quality. Generally, it’s better to use other programs for graphics.
    • Information about effect size and confidence intervals is missing for many techniques.
    Craig West | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Alteryx

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Alteryx Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    IBM SPSS

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $99 Per User Per Month

    IBM SPSS Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Subscription$99.001
    1. Per User Per Month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM SPSS

    IBM SPSS 10.0
    Based on 16 answers
    It's super easy to use for newbies and super powerful for power users! It does EVERYTHING you are usually asked to do analytically. Their Help Desk is PHENOMENAL. And I find the upgrade and renewal price to be a good deal.
    Lance Huntley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 9.2
    Based on 35 answers
    The sheer breadth of the functionality and how easy it is to use makes it absolutely revolutionary for any company still using Excel, SQL, etc. The interface is drag and drop and does not require any coding, but also benefits from those with coding ability as it is fully integrated with the likes of R, Python, Spark, etc. Just how quickly the impact of Alteryx is seen is really very impressive.
    Chris McEleavey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM SPSS

    IBM SPSS 6.0
    Based on 9 answers
    SPSS is beginner friendly and user-friendly for beginner analysts and simple statistical tests. It's "click and go" interface does take some learning, but overall this is much easier than other programs I have used and seen. Compared to SAS software, SPSS takes a great deal less familiarizing and it not a matter of learning a coding language like SAS and RStudio.
    Julie Ressalam, MPH | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 9.1
    Based on 3 answers
    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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM SPSS

    IBM SPSS 6.0
    Based on 2 answers
    SPSS can tend to crash when I am trying to do a lot of data. This can slow me down when I need to do a lot of data
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Alteryx processes data very fast, regardless of the volume.
    Alberto Guisande | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM SPSS

    IBM SPSS 6.0
    Based on 2 answers
    SPSS does the job, but it can be slow. I do have to plan a lot of time to get through a huge amount of data.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 8.5
    Based on 36 answers
    The online community support is great. 90% of my questions about how to do even esoteric stuff in Alteryx is a search away.When I have had difficult technical problems, Alteryx support has been prompt and helpful. At conferences the support lab and tips and tricks presentations have helped me work through difficult and thorny long term problems.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM SPSS

    IBM SPSS 5.0
    Based on 10 answers
    I have not contacted IBM SPSS for support myself. However, our IT staff has for trying to get SPSS Text Analytics Module to work. The issue was never resolved, but I'm not sure if it was on the IT's end or on SPSS's end
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 9.1
    Based on 3 answers
    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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM SPSS

    IBM SPSS 5.0
    Based on 8 answers
    Have a plan for managing the yearly upgrade cycle. Most users work in the desktop version, so there needs to be a mechanism for either pushing out new versions of the software or a key manager to deal with updated licensing keys. If you have a lot of users this needs to be planned for in advance.
    Rebecca T Barber, MBA, PHD | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Alteryx

    Alteryx is way better than Microsoft Excel. It visually lets you do things to the data, one tool at a time. And, you can just delete the tool if it did not do what you were wanting it to do. Excel is a nice app, but Alteryx expands the capability so much more, especially when combining different data sources.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM SPSS

    [IBM] SPSS is by far the best of the statistics software applications in terms of functionality and accessibility, but its biggest drawback is price. SPSS is prohibitively expensive in comparison to the other competing statistics applications such as R and SAS, making the purchase of a license for an individual very expensive if not covered by employer.
    Kenton Woods | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Alteryx can scale horizontally or vertically (or both) if you need
    Alberto Guisande | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM SPSS

    IBM SPSS 5.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I am neutral because I have not had to look into scalability since I am using as a student.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Alteryx

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM SPSS

    • IBM SPSS has allowed me to quickly analyze data for research.
    • IBM SPSS has allowed me to complete analyses in order to submit research findings to conferences and complete manuscripts.
    • IBM SPSS has enabled me to meet research objectives set out in grant proposals.
    Ariana Tart-Zelvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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