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170 Ratings
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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

OpenText Magellan

If you do not have a large budget and are a large organization, I would steer clear of Actuate. If you are looking to do very complex washboarding, I would not use them. Your developers have to be very skilled to work with this. Plan to bring in consultants if necessary to help your process. Adhoc reporting is weak. If your pricing is user based and you expand, this could be very expensive.
Christopher Noyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx
5.5
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx
5.0
OpenText Magellan
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx
6.6
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx
5.0
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx
8.2
OpenText Magellan
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx
8.1
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx
7.9
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx
8.5
OpenText Magellan
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx
8.3
OpenText Magellan
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx
7.6
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Publish to Web
Alteryx
8.2
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Publish to PDF
Alteryx
8.2
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Versioning
Alteryx
4.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx
8.4
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx
9.0
OpenText Magellan

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx
7.6
OpenText Magellan
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx
6.0
OpenText Magellan
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx
8.3
OpenText Magellan
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx
8.5
OpenText Magellan

Access Control and Security

Alteryx
8.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx
8.0
OpenText Magellan
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx
8.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx
8.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx
8.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx
4.0
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx
4.0
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx
OpenText Magellan
3.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx
OpenText Magellan
6.2
REST API
Alteryx
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Javascript API
Alteryx
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Java API
Alteryx
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx
OpenText Magellan
5.0

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

OpenText Magellan

  • The report outputs can vary across different types such as HTML, PDF, and Excel
  • Their open source offering is very sufficient
  • There are great boards and blogs for developers and engineers to expand and use their features.
  • The people from the company that I've worked with are professional and courteous.
Bri Gipson | 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

OpenText Magellan

  • The documentation on all the available features, but most importantly on the scripting side, can be improved
  • The standard look & feel of some basic options, like parameter selection or sorting and filtering, looks dated and can't be customized
  • The server portal needs to provide better tools
  • More integration is needed with other OpenText products
Martin Rubens | 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

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 3.9
Based on 9 answers
I am no longer working for the company that was using Actuate but I believe they would continue to use it because the stitching costs would be to high. It would require a complete rewrite of the reports and the never version of Actuate (BIRT) even required an almost complete report rewrite
Todd Bellamy | 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

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

OpenText Magellan

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

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
Jeffrey Fischer | 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

OpenText Magellan

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

OpenText Magellan

I've used JReports and Actuate is very similar but seems to have a lot more customization features for the end user of BIRT reports.
Amy Broome | 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

OpenText Magellan

  • Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
  • Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.
Anonymous | 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

OpenText Magellan

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx
9.0
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx
6.5
OpenText Magellan
3.9

Usability

Alteryx
9.5
OpenText Magellan

Reliability and Availability

Alteryx
10.0
OpenText Magellan

Support Rating

Alteryx
9.0
OpenText Magellan
9.1

Implementation Rating

Alteryx
10.0
OpenText Magellan

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