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Score 8.6 out of 100
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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

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is well suited for flat file databases, although the pivot column feature can help other types. Particularly great where visualizations can provide better insights than data tables so great for deep insights into trend evolution. Can be challenging to build profit & loss statements with subtotals and percentages based on sales as one single neat statement.
Jay Mistry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx
5.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx
5.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx
6.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx
5.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx
8.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Publish to Web
Alteryx
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
Alteryx
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Report Versioning
Alteryx
4.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx
8.4
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx
6.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Access Control and Security

Alteryx
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.9

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx
4.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx
4.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
REST API
Alteryx
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
Alteryx
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
iFrames
Alteryx
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Java API
Alteryx
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

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

Microsoft Power BI

  • Reporting, reporting, reporting. Power BI is great for reporting. I can create a number of different charts, views, and dashboards for a number of different audiences. It's very helpful for executives to see the big picture, but dynamic enough to take the same data sources and create detailed reports on very specific elements.
  • Power BI is easy to use. We went from manual data entry and report creation in Excel to Power BI. There was a learning curve, but I was able to find enough training online to get started.
  • Automating the report creation is wonderful. It takes all the manual work out of my old daily processes. My supervisors and bosses have been impressed too. They think it's magic, which makes me look good.
Richard Crane | 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

Microsoft Power BI

  • Initial creation of reports, even from processed data sets is not simple.
  • The on-premises reporting (crucial for a defense industry company) is extremely expensive, as it is only included in the Power BI Premium package.
  • User training is usually required to ensure that full functionality of the dashboards and their built in features are utilized.
Rick Botha | 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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | 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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.0
Based on 10 answers
The languages within Power BI can be quite the learning curve, but the actual dashboard functionality is a breeze. The most difficult aspect for me has been learning different languages to get the most out of Power BI (DAX, M). But the ease of creating great looking and interactive dashboards has been outstanding.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.0
Based on 7 answers
[Microsoft] Power BI support is pretty generic, and it does take time to reach a right resource. Very often their solutions are KB articles not really relevant to my problem. This an area for improvement. I always try to research my issue on PBI message boards/user community sites.
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

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Microsoft Power BI

I am not a data analyst, but as a user, I prefer the UI of Power BI compared to Periscope Data. Periscope Data has some really great functionality and can build some really useful reports, but Power BI seems to have more useful visuals and is easier for non-database admins/non-data analysts to generate some interesting, basic reports that help them in their role. I've also found courses to help you learn how to use Power BI, from the simple functions up to more complex processes (and get a certification for it) for which I was unable to find for Periscope Data.
Steffany Winkelmann | 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

Microsoft Power BI

  • I'm using the free version, so the only investment was the time spent to learn how to use the product (which as an Excel user, was very short).
  • I use Excel to store every single bit of information about all the projects I do, and being able to see them visualized helped me see some redundant steps I was taking.
  • No negative impact at all for me.
jim paroly | 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

Alteryx Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$9.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx
6.5
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Alteryx
9.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Alteryx
10.0
Microsoft Power BI

Support Rating

Alteryx
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Implementation Rating

Alteryx
10.0
Microsoft Power BI

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