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Alteryx Analytics

Top Rated
111 Ratings

WebFOCUS

26 Ratings

Alteryx Analytics

Top Rated
111 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

WebFOCUS

26 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 101

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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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WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS is a good comprehensive tool for BI for companies. I feel that scenarios where you want the user to interact and be able to ingest data in different formats would be a good use of the tool. Performing data discovery is easier with InfoAssist, especially the most recent versions, and allows users to customize their views and provide comments.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.6
WebFOCUS
8.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
WebFOCUS
9.5
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
5.8
WebFOCUS
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
WebFOCUS
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
WebFOCUS
8.5
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.1
WebFOCUS
9.2
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
WebFOCUS
8.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.6
WebFOCUS
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
7.9
WebFOCUS
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.6
WebFOCUS
9.1
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
WebFOCUS
9.4
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.6
WebFOCUS
9.3
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
WebFOCUS
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.9
WebFOCUS
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
8.1
WebFOCUS
9.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
WebFOCUS
9.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.7
WebFOCUS
9.9
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.7
WebFOCUS
9.6

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
WebFOCUS
9.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
WebFOCUS
9.6
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
WebFOCUS
8.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
WebFOCUS
9.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.6

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
WebFOCUS
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
WebFOCUS
9.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Analytics
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics
WebFOCUS
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.3
REST API
Alteryx Analytics
WebFOCUS
10.0
Javascript API
Alteryx Analytics
WebFOCUS
10.0
iFrames
Alteryx Analytics
WebFOCUS
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.0

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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  • Great technical support - If you have a question or issue they will get back to you very fast and get it resolved. Never had a problem with their support.
  • I can get ANY data I want from practically any source, read it, filter it and display it quickly in a report, graph, etc...
  • I love the way LDAP is used in WebFocus 8 to grant user access. We use this through portals, folders, etc... This way if a user is in a certain LDAP group or groups they have access and can see and run certain reports. If not, they can't see anything.
  • I love the ability to completely customize reports, graphs, dashboards, portals, etc... We can finetune anything to any data and present it in anyway we see fit and do it quickly. Far quicker turn around then SAP Crystal Reports or any other comparable BI platform.
  • Very high reliability and uptime. No other BI product comes close. It's basically set it and forget it. It runs like a tank.
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Cons

  • Improve work flow in modules, sometimes buggy when dealing with multiple files
  • On-screen wizard could help demonstrate common best practices
  • Add more tools that could benefit the user without them having to create macros
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  • Disconnect between new world knowledge base and 'old school' employees. Sales system engineers and training personnel know and understand the latest technology (to some degree). Long time employees who are in tech support, consulting and after-sales system engineering are apparently NOT required to stay current with the latest version. Too many times, we've been told that we could solve our problem by writing code. We are NOT a development shop.
  • Documentation is unimaginative and incomplete. We learned that there are ways to do things that are not recorded anywhere. For example, when using the change control management (export/import) tool to set up production for development, must first and separately export the security/groups/roles/rules configuration before any of other components.
  • We were not told about the enterprise domain templates available to quickly establish security/groups/roles/rules and a simple portal. Learned the hard way.
  • The organization is very East Coast centric. Technical Support becomes sparse after 2:00 West Coast time. The Summit appears to always take place back East and at hours that are painful for those traveling from other time zones.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics6.5
Based on 14 answers
I will likely continue to use Alteryx because it allows quick, customizable data analysis. Often, I will be given a business question, which I might not know how to answer, but after getting into Alteryx, dragging and dropping some tools, I can formulate the answer. At the same time, this is definitely a niche software (not something that would ever be adopted by my entire company), which makes it a bit less appealing to some.
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WebFOCUS8.6
Based on 5 answers
It is a great product. It is providing the value for the license we are paying.
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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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WebFOCUS10.0
Based on 2 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.
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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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WebFOCUS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Tracking availability formally for almost two years and we are at 99.8%
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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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WebFOCUS10.0
Based on 2 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
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Online Training

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WebFOCUS6.0
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
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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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WebFOCUS8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Breadth of Deployment

Our company kept it contained in the marketing department. Other departments may not understand it.
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Our organization has about 100 developers distributing reports to an audience of several thousand. In addition there are hundreds of report launch pages on the company's intranet that were created by the various departments that use the tool. The tools is leveraged by finance, engineering, marketing, labor relations, operations, and technical services.
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Alternatives Considered

Although microstrategy is a good tool, Alteryx is a unique tool in terms of providing such capabilities.
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The reason we chose WebFOCUS is because it seemed the easiest to use to create great reporting products. Also, we really liked that the code is transparent and readily available. We were confident in Information Builder's longevity and believed that ultimately, our staff would prefer working with it's integrated, drag and drop tools over Microsoft's less cohesive approach.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Alteryx Analytics7.2
Based on 16 answers
Doesn't really allow for much collaboration in real time other than sharing flat files with coworkers. Have to utilize a 3rd party cloud hosting platform in order to try to collaborate on a workflow.
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WebFOCUS8.8
Based on 12 answers
WebFOCUS allows users to create ADMIN users, to create Developer profile for developers, UAT users with only testing privileges. So security wise it is clear. Admin users can handle administrative privileges like killing jobs if running long, track the jobs running on the webfocus server and give privileges of adding/deleting/modifying users. As of sharing, many company's internal reports can be shared as it gives feature to save reports in HTML/Excel and PDF formats.
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Data Integration

Alteryx Analytics8.9
Based on 16 answers
I love Alteryx where it can merge data from multiple data sources. The output options are amazing and we can analyze the data however we want.
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WebFOCUS9.5
Based on 12 answers
It can very well integrate with relational databases like Oracle, SQL Server using JDBC drivers and open source tools like Java. So merging data can be done easily. For eg. on webfocus reports can call a Oracle package/procedure using a REFCURSOR to get the data from Oracle database itself. You can very well fetch data and then rearrange it in webfocus
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Return on Investment

  • It gets the job done fast.
  • It lends itself well for people with a less-technical aptitude to understand the data process.
  • It empower the user to come up with any possible solution to a problem.
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  • Identify the problem easily through our dashboards. Faster action can taken through that.
  • User satisfaction.
  • Providing good service to the customer.
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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.

WebFOCUS

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