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249 Ratings

Alteryx

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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Alteryx ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security
  • MicroStrategy Analytics ranks higher in 2 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Mobile Capabilities

BI Standard Reporting

5.3

Alteryx

53%
6.3

MicroStrategy Analytics

63%
MicroStrategy Analytics ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

5.0
50%
2 Ratings
6.1
61%
24 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

6.0
60%
41 Ratings
6.7
67%
24 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

5.0
50%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
25 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.1

Alteryx

81%
6.4

MicroStrategy Analytics

64%
Alteryx ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.4
84%
55 Ratings
6.4
64%
23 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

7.5
75%
60 Ratings
7.1
71%
25 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.9
89%
52 Ratings
5.7
57%
17 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.5
75%
52 Ratings
6.3
63%
24 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.8

Alteryx

78%
6.4

MicroStrategy Analytics

64%
Alteryx ranks higher in 4/5 features

Publish to Web

8.2
82%
46 Ratings
5.8
58%
23 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.0
90%
51 Ratings
7.1
71%
23 Ratings

Report Versioning

4.0
40%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
21 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.9
89%
51 Ratings
6.3
63%
23 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

9.0
90%
1 Rating
5.5
55%
6 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.4

Alteryx

74%
7.3

MicroStrategy Analytics

73%
MicroStrategy Analytics ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
6.7
67%
21 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.0
80%
53 Ratings
6.0
60%
19 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

8.3
83%
53 Ratings
9.3
93%
19 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.0

Alteryx

80%
6.5

MicroStrategy Analytics

65%
Alteryx ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
6.5
65%
20 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
6.6
66%
21 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
6.2
62%
21 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.6
66%
10 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

4.0

Alteryx

40%
6.8

MicroStrategy Analytics

68%
MicroStrategy Analytics ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

4.0
40%
1 Rating
5.6
56%
20 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
15 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
5.9
59%
20 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

MicroStrategy Analytics

80%
MicroStrategy Analytics ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
6 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
7 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
5 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
4 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
6 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
6 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Alteryx is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability
  • MicroStrategy Analytics is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Alteryx

94%
78 Ratings
6.0

MicroStrategy Analytics

60%
48 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.5

Alteryx

65%
14 Ratings
9.9

MicroStrategy Analytics

99%
27 Ratings

Usability

9.2

Alteryx

92%
34 Ratings
6.5

MicroStrategy Analytics

65%
6 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Alteryx

91%
3 Ratings
9.0

MicroStrategy Analytics

90%
3 Ratings

Performance

9.1

Alteryx

91%
1 Rating
9.0

MicroStrategy Analytics

90%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Alteryx

85%
35 Ratings
5.5

MicroStrategy Analytics

55%
9 Ratings

Online Training

Alteryx

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

MicroStrategy Analytics

90%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Alteryx

91%
3 Ratings
9.0

MicroStrategy Analytics

90%
7 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Alteryx

91%
1 Rating
9.0

MicroStrategy Analytics

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx

If you work with data in any capacity, odds are Alteryx will help you get your job done better, faster, or both. While there are a plethora of published use cases and pre-built workflows to start from related to different industries and uses, one thing to keep in mind is that this is not a pre-built solution, it is a blank canvas to paint on. If you are just getting into the analytics space, this is a very easy way to learn and enter the arena. If you are already familiar with advanced analytics techniques and uses, Alteryx will take your existing skillset and capabilities and dial them up to 11!
Cory Hubbard | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MSTR is great for any organization that is looking for a way to deliver complicated data in an uncomplicated way. From business teams to marketing and finance, several departments benefit from using MSTR to keep track of KPIs enabling teams to make optimizations along the way. MSTR provides great visual representations of data enabling team members to distill thousands of data points into easily digestible charts and graphs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Alteryx

  • Pulling data from multiple disparate data sources.
  • Allows users to see the data at every step of the workflow to be able to cleanse, analyze, and optimize the data.
  • Provides an analytics platform that is easy for users of all levels to thrive in whether they are just starting out in their analytics journey or they have a master's degree in Data Science.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • They sell the product well, and make promises you will actually believe
  • "checks the box" for most features a company would need. Doesn't actually deliver them though
  • They answer the phone in a timely manner. Can't answer your questions or provide support, but the queue time isn't bad
  • They have online documentation. It's not up to date, and likely doesn't reflect the version of software you are using, but hey... they can point to it.
Jeff Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alteryx

  • It is very hard to scroll within a workflow--it goes from slow to fast and no medium speed.
  • I would love a feature to "pop out" the workflow to view in a full size window.
  • Sometimes there are errors in the workflow that appear out of nowhere and resolve themselves. But it can cause the workflow to error out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • The graph options are not as robust as an Excel user might want.
  • The metadata layer can sometimes be slower, and it takes a long time for reports to run.
  • Viewing the data feed entered can be cumbersome at times, in terms of validation with reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Alteryx

General

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

Starting Price

MicroStrategy Analytics

General

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

Starting Price

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

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.9
Based on 27 answers
I would always choose to renew MicroStrategy as long as they lead the market in features, functionality and price. The support of MicroStrategy is timely and professional, I frequently get answers to my questions within 24 hours and normally have solutions within 48 hours. Training available for MicroStrategy completely covers everything required to be able to expertly use MicroStrategy and understand data warehousing.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Alteryx

Alteryx 9.2
Based on 34 answers
The sheer breadth of the functionality and how easy it is to use makes it absolutely revolutionary for any company still using Excel, SQL, etc. The interface is drag and drop and does not require any coding, but also benefits from those with coding ability as it is fully integrated with the likes of R, Python, Spark, etc. Just how quickly the impact of Alteryx is seen is really very impressive.
Chris McEleavey | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 6.5
Based on 6 answers
The standard grid reporting could look more like the styling and object used for the Import and Visual Insight products. In addition, object properties almost seem to be hidden when first using the product. It's as if they are asking the engineers to only use the presets we make available...and, these presets are 10+ years old. On the positive side, Microstrategy seems to be the only product, not named Cognos, which can scale to Big Data. The product is "hackable" via the SDK or tricking the Intelligence Server to do uncommon things. The Microstrategy development team also seems to be very involved with their OEM partners; especially when it comes to features and enhancements. A large majority of the improvements we suggested have made it into the product or on the roadmap for future enhancements. Only suckas fall for the shiny objects from most other vendors; Microstrategy is really the only choice for Enterprise BI.
Wm. Dexter Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Alteryx

Alteryx 9.1
Based on 3 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

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 3 answers
I've never had an issue with MicroStrategy not being available due to MicroStrategy application malfunction. It is very robust and only failures I've seen were due to user error or the platform the machine running the service failed some how.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Alteryx

Alteryx 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Alteryx processes data very fast, regardless of the volume.
Alberto Guisande | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Being able to customize the performance based on the business need is extremely powerful. Proper configuration and understanding of the usage pattern is key, if the technical ability of the architect is not at top level, then the product will not be configured correctly which will lead to poor performance.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Alteryx

Alteryx 8.5
Based on 35 answers
The online community support is great. 90% of my questions about how to do even esoteric stuff in Alteryx is a search away.When I have had difficult technical problems, Alteryx support has been prompt and helpful. At conferences the support lab and tips and tricks presentations have helped me work through difficult and thorny long term problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 5.5
Based on 9 answers
MicroStrategy's support is very good. We don't have a lot of technical issues in the first place, but when we do have to open a case with them, their front-line engineers seem very capable and resolve most of the issues without escalation. Our sales team is also very good and keeps us in the loop on new features and makes sure we are satisfied customers.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Alteryx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 5 answers
I have attended many trainings offered by MicroStrategy; both distance and in-person training. I earned my CRD (Certified Report Developer) certification via the online training. I found the training to be well organized and concise. Overall I will definitely continue to increase my knowledge with MicroStrategy via the online training offering.
Shawn Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Alteryx

Alteryx 9.1
Based on 3 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

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 7 answers
We measured following KPI for the success
  • Increase in Business Feeds Loads
  • Reduction in Controllers Manual Work.
  • Conversion of Manual Work into Systematic Workflows.
  • Increase in Customer Spend
  • Reduction in Service costs
  • Reduction in time-to-market for new campaigns
  • Increase in cross sell and Up sell
  • Error reduction in customer Identification
  • Existing client retained
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alteryx

Alteryx bar far and away blows the competition out of the water. It is super easy to pick up and learn and it is so powerful. Other systems I have used are complicated and clunky often giving errors. Alteryx has made my life as a data analyst so much easier.
Matthew Salyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

Tableau is probably MicroStrategy Analytic's biggest competitor I've noticed over time, and I'm not sure why. Tableau only covers visualizations independently for each business user, which then creates the issues of every employee creating their own version of the data, and then you have 20 versions of the truth. A enterprise data warehouse and MicroStrategy's Visual Insight is a better method.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Alteryx

Alteryx 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Alteryx can scale horizontally or vertically (or both) if you need
Alberto Guisande | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 2 answers
This software is extremely scaleable, one can add more core servers which performs as a load balancing. The configurations available to manage usage patterns and daily activity are as high a caliber as any other enterprise level software. This product can be installed on both a windows and unix platform allow for integration on a budget.
Paul Campbell | 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

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • MicroStrategy was helpful for reducing the amount of time we needed to spend number crunching large data sets, and in doing so, allowed me as the primary users to spend more time gleaning insights from the data that in turn informed our leadership team to make strategic decisions.
  • By creating numerous canned reports available to all members of the team through email distribution or basic access to the platform, we were able to reduce the time I spent showing people how to pull the data in Microsoft Excel by nearly 40% .
  • We ended up needing to make many changes to the way our DMP was feeding data into MicroStrategy due to incorrect reporting that caused complications in accounting and finance.
Toreyan Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

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