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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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Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is well suited when we are connecting to other databases and sources. The visualizations are constantly improving. This helps it to be more effective in meetings and presentations. Some of the places where it is not very appropriate is that it is not available in the cloud. This makes it a little inconvenient. The deployment needs to be more flexible and there need to be video tutorials available so that it can be more user-friendly. Added mobile support will be a major plus. This is one area that has not been explored by other BI Tools.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
6.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.7
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.4
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.2
REST API
Alteryx Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Javascript API
Alteryx Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
iFrames
Alteryx Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
Java API
Alteryx Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
6.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.1

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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  • Microsoft Power BI has excellent visualizations, patterns, spot charts.
  • It has a great length of connectivity with databases and other software. This includes: MS Access, PL/SQL, JSON, SAP HANA, MySQL, etc.
  • It's very cheap and helps focus on the right areas during presentations/meeting discussions.
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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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  • UX sometimes can be overwhelming, can be more intuitive
  • Free features always can receive more attention to gain client fidelity
  • Solutions like Power BI can always do better with their Mobile version
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics6.5
Based on 14 answers
I would love to renew, but Alteryx is not available for Mac computers.
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Microsoft Power BI10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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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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Microsoft Power BI8.9
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
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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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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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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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Alternatives Considered

I have used Tableau Desktop. We selected Alteryx because of the better pricing options they had for our firm. Although Tableau has amazing features like data blending, story designing dashboards, parameters switches, geo coding, etc. Alteryx provides decent solutions in most of these areas as well.Tableau Servers and licenses are very expensive on a per-user basis, and here Alteryx wins hands down.
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It is easy to store and retrieve data so that when there is a turnover we are able to find information that someone entered and then use that for the upcoming prospective reports. Also the visuals we are able to generate through the programming help us quickly build reports and share out to the community.
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Return on Investment

  • Faster data processes (appending various data)
  • Non-gis people have been able to to geocode/build trade areas (this is positive and negative)
  • Quickly generate a standardized way of research processes
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  • It's a good start for setting up customized dashboards.
  • Available for all users based on Office 365 platform we have in place.
  • Doesn't really allow depth of report - specifically customization of visual displays.
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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.

Microsoft Power BI

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