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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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WebFOCUS

Information Builders has built a broad and deep platform for data access, reporting, and analytics over the past 40 years. Given this, they have a suite of offerings that will fill needs of small companies to the largest. If a company is looking for a tool for a data scientist type of position their InfoDiscovery or RStat tools will fill the need, but where I feel they shine is at a mid-sized enterprise model where the platform is leveraged by everyone... at the appropriate accessibility levels. Companies should have governance over who does and sees what. I strongly recommend that only 5% of the individuals in the business should have "designer" access, and those individuals must be mentored and connected to all of the others in the company. No silos.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
WebFOCUS
8.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
WebFOCUS
9.6
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
6.7
WebFOCUS
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
WebFOCUS
7.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
WebFOCUS
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
WebFOCUS
9.2
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
WebFOCUS
8.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.5
WebFOCUS
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
WebFOCUS
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.7
WebFOCUS
9.0
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
WebFOCUS
9.3
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.5
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
9.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
WebFOCUS
9.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
WebFOCUS
9.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.5
WebFOCUS
9.9
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
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
8.8
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
8.6

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
9.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.0

Pros

  • User-friendly interface - the tool structure and general workspace are very easy to pick up on. Short learning curve from "no experience" to "beginner user".
  • Standardization - modules/wizards allow a single tool to generate results for multiple clients, all through the use of a few actions/inputs.
  • Analytics - wide range of statistical analytics tools makes it easy for a user to look at data and provide simple summary statistics, while also having the ability to build advanced regression models.
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  • Allows users to connect to and combine data from various sources
  • Allows users to create HTML launch pages even if they don't have previous experience in developing web pages. Users can tie a launch page back to a report that they wrote for their workgroup to share data access.
  • Saved queries can be scheduled to send the results so that data is automatically emailed in various formats (text, spreadsheet, Word document, etc.) as often as needed.
  • Exception reports can be scheduled so that the necessary person is emailed only when needed.
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Cons

  • Speed is somewhat lacking.
  • It isn't optimally geared for ETL.
  • Intellisense would be a nice feature
  • There is no version control.
  • The tools could use some more features.
  • More pre-built macros would be nice
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  • 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
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics6.5
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.
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WebFOCUS8.6
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.
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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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Alternatives Considered

We tested this against several COTS packages and found Alteryx to be a more cost effective solution that could be deployed to a variety of user types
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Business Objects -WebFOCUS is more centered towards the user accessing data without an administrator setting up reporting objects or setting rules on data access. Access is more free form and allows the user more freedom (for better or worse) to design and create the report they want.Crystal Report -WebFOCUS is more intuitive and easier to use and has more powerful capabilities.
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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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  • 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
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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