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170 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx

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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Information Builders WebFOCUS

I would less recommend it because it looks like IBI is receding a bit from the European market. I would not be certain for future support. Knowledge in the market in western Europe is limitedFunctional wise the application suits almost all situations. I would for sure recommend it purely based on its capabilities
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx
5.5
Information Builders WebFOCUS
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx
5.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
7.0
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx
6.6
Information Builders WebFOCUS
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx
5.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx
8.2
Information Builders WebFOCUS
9.2
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx
8.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx
7.9
Information Builders WebFOCUS
10.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx
8.5
Information Builders WebFOCUS
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx
8.3
Information Builders WebFOCUS
10.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx
7.6
Information Builders WebFOCUS
8.2
Publish to Web
Alteryx
8.2
Information Builders WebFOCUS
10.0
Publish to PDF
Alteryx
8.2
Information Builders WebFOCUS
8.0
Report Versioning
Alteryx
4.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
6.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx
8.4
Information Builders WebFOCUS
10.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx
9.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx
7.6
Information Builders WebFOCUS
6.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx
6.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
6.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx
8.3
Information Builders WebFOCUS
7.0
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx
8.5
Information Builders WebFOCUS
6.0

Access Control and Security

Alteryx
8.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx
8.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx
8.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx
8.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
10.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx
8.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx
4.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
5.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx
4.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
9.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx
Information Builders WebFOCUS
3.3
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx
Information Builders WebFOCUS
3.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx
Information Builders WebFOCUS
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx
Information Builders WebFOCUS
8.6
REST API
Alteryx
Information Builders WebFOCUS
10.0
Javascript API
Alteryx
Information Builders WebFOCUS
8.0
iFrames
Alteryx
Information Builders WebFOCUS
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx
Information Builders WebFOCUS
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx
Information Builders WebFOCUS
9.0

Pros

Alteryx

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Information Builders WebFOCUS

  • One thing that has always been good at WebFOCUS is how they interact with the customer on items. They take suggestions and implement them. In addition technical support is timely and very detailed.
  • I think they keep up with and lead in implementing new technologies in the BI space. One case of this are the ability for user to create their own easy dashboard using the green plus buttons. Also the ability to link d3 into and have the ability to implement new types of graphs is nice.
  • I have been to a spoke at one of their user conferences and they are worth going to. In addition to all of the great seminars the interaction you get with vendors and other users is key in the growth of your knowledge. I've learned so much for my time at these conferences.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alteryx

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Information Builders WebFOCUS

  • The newest versions of WebFOCUS have an unnecessarily complicated security layout that makes configuration difficult to accomplish without bringing in the vendor for installs.
  • This software tries to cover too many bases allowing you to switch from writing code manually to creating reports using only GUI tools. This sometimes complicates screens and functionality where the two methods don't always work well together. -though its nice to have the choice.
  • The sales force is not as top notch as many software companies
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Information Builders WebFOCUS

Information Builders WebFOCUS 8.6
Based on 5 answers
This software is deeply engrained with my organization and has become a tool that would not easily be replaced without spending more money and resources to get the same results. License cost is comparable to other report writing tools and the capabilities are greater than the competition without having to buy multiple apps to do the same thing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Alteryx

Alteryx 9.5
Based on 4 answers
I found it very easy to use very quickly. Part of it had to do with the training I received from Alteryx and the other part was how intuitive the tool is out of the box. Highly recommended for analysts especially ones with little code experience. Helpful to build basic code skills.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Information Builders WebFOCUS

Information Builders WebFOCUS 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Best BI tool/product I have used. The others don't compare overall. Some can look fancier, but when you actually use them with large data and data from numerous systems/sources that is where most of the competition falls away. I also don't like downtime. I have basically none for a large user base with WebFocus. Even SAP Crystal Reports went down for 4 days once - 4 days because the admin password got locked out due to a glitch and we had zero reports for 4 days. WebFocus has never had more than a few minutes of downtime. It's like a tank that just keeps rolling. There is no other choice for reliable BI.
David Maillie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Alteryx

Alteryx 10.0
Based on 2 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

Information Builders WebFOCUS

Information Builders WebFOCUS 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Tracking availability formally for almost two years and we are at 99.8%
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Alteryx

Alteryx 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Good support, but could have used more when installing the server. Had a minor issue for a long time that took a lot of work to resolve. Other than that, there has been a lot of free training especially when brining on new designer license holders. Support is good overall.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Information Builders WebFOCUS

Information Builders WebFOCUS 7.0
Based on 5 answers
They have extremely knowledgeable techs that I have worked with over the years. Some have actually become really good friends of mine. I see them often at local user groups and when we show them how we are using their tools to save millions of dollars throughout the company
David Maillie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Alteryx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Information Builders WebFOCUS

Information Builders WebFOCUS 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It's hit and miss, the last class was overcrowded and people were having trouble connecting which took up much of the time. Instructors vary
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Alteryx

Alteryx 10.0
Based on 2 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

Information Builders WebFOCUS

Information Builders WebFOCUS 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Plan ahead on what data will be accessible and the type of security required on the database and if you will want to use security that is built into the software. It is worth consulting with the vendor on what your plan is and how they recommend you proceed in order to get results you are happy with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alteryx

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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Information Builders WebFOCUS

Webfocus handles the side of our business that is involved with our catalogs. Our catalogs is a huge revenue driver for us and this tool has been extremely useful with planning feature catalogs. Tableau is used more for marketing and merchandising purchases since we can filter data based on website sales.
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

Information Builders WebFOCUS

  • We are not yet a success story. Though we've been implementing WebFOCUS for over a year, we have very few products in our Production portal. Of course, this is not all the responsibility of Information Builders, but we were ill-advised by our 'training coordinator' in our training of staff and coming up to speed with the tools has been very slow.
  • Once skilled analysts and professional IT staff achieve a grasp of the products, they are able to very quickly create polished and well-received products.
  • The DW/BI project has helped us to establish standards and protocols of communication that will allow us to more quickly meet knowledge transfer requirements
Pamela Sprague | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Alteryx

General

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

Information Builders WebFOCUS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx
9.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx
6.5
Information Builders WebFOCUS
8.6

Usability

Alteryx
9.5
Information Builders WebFOCUS
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Alteryx
10.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
9.0

Support Rating

Alteryx
9.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
7.0

Online Training

Alteryx
Information Builders WebFOCUS
6.0

Implementation Rating

Alteryx
10.0
Information Builders WebFOCUS
8.0

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