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Alteryx Analytics

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112 Ratings

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Alteryx Analytics

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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Analytics

More often than not, Alteryx can handle any situation or scenario thrown at it. Some may take a little more "trickery" along the way, but for the most part it is fairly easy to get from point A (data) to point B (results/report). And the nice thing is is that there is more than one way to produce the same result - two people with two different mindsets can ultimately create the same thing, but do so in a way that is better suited for their skill level.
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SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal Report is well suited for those companies that posses ERP systems based on SAP, if you're willing to learn how to use the tool and set goals to master the reporting features this is the right tool for you and your company. You can develop and deliver amazing results with the reports. However, if you're looking for an intuitive tool that allows you to set up fast track to achieving decent reports with integration capability try to use BI tools that allow you to use a cross-reference from diverse sources.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.7
SAP Crystal
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAP Crystal
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
6.2
SAP Crystal
7.6
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
SAP Crystal
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.4
SAP Crystal
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.1
SAP Crystal
7.7
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.1
SAP Crystal
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.5
SAP Crystal
7.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
7.8
SAP Crystal
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
SAP Crystal
8.2
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAP Crystal
8.0
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.4
SAP Crystal
8.7
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
SAP Crystal
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.8
SAP Crystal
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Analytics
SAP Crystal
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
8.1
SAP Crystal
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAP Crystal
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.7
SAP Crystal
7.2
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.6
SAP Crystal
7.7

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
SAP Crystal
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAP Crystal
7.9
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAP Crystal
7.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
SAP Crystal
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Analytics
SAP Crystal
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
SAP Crystal
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
SAP Crystal
7.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics
SAP Crystal
7.4
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Analytics
SAP Crystal
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics
SAP Crystal
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Analytics
SAP Crystal
7.4
REST API
Alteryx Analytics
SAP Crystal
7.5
Javascript API
Alteryx Analytics
SAP Crystal
7.7
iFrames
Alteryx Analytics
SAP Crystal
7.0
Java API
Alteryx Analytics
SAP Crystal
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx Analytics
SAP Crystal
7.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Analytics
SAP Crystal
7.1

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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  • Crystal is very good at presenting the data exactly how you want it. There is a robust set of options for formatting and presentation.
  • It can connect to a wide variety of data sources. We primarily use SQL sources. As a DBA, I generally prefer to have Crystal access views rather than people writing direct queries, but the option is there to do both.
  • There are lots of options for data manipulation once the data set is in Crystal. For example, if you pull some raw data out of a sales table, there are a great many ways to calculate, manipulate, and transform the data into whatever you need.
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Cons

  • Excel reporting - reports in PDF are fairly straightforward, but trying to output results in Excel can prove to be tricky/ugly.
  • Chart creation - current chart tool is very basic; needs to be a way to customize the look/feel of a chart more, as well as an easier way to incorporate "big" data that can be easily reported on/viewed.
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  • The learning curve in creating content in Crystal Reports can be steep. This is not a tool that I feel should be wielded by casual users.
  • Crystal isn't great anymore for ad-hoc reporting. At one point in my career, I used Crystal for ad-hoc reporting, but with the advent of web-based and visual reporting tools that can be wielded by the general user population, I wouldn't even think of going to Crystal for one-off type reports.
  • Crystal Reports doesn't have its own scheduling component. So you'll need to either code up or buy a separate solution for report distribution.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics6.5
Based on 14 answers
The product fulfills business needs and it is a pleasure to work with the provider.
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SAP Crystal10.0
Based on 19 answers
Crystal is a best in breed reporting tool. No other tool can compete in terms of produce highly formatted reports.
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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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SAP Crystal7.9
Based on 22 answers
I rarely give a 10. It was over-all very easy to use and learn quickly.
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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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SAP Crystal8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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SAP Crystal5.9
Based on 15 answers
The support community can be difficult to navigate. I've also run into issues with my login. The SAP system has a bizarre mechanism for validating users that requires users to have what is called an S-ID. A basic ID may not give you access to all the features in the portal. The limitation may include not being able to perform a simple task like downloading patches and updates. This isn't a big deal for single user license but for teams it can be a pain.
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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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SAP Crystal8.6
Based on 14 answers
Document your process completely.
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Breadth of Deployment

Our company kept it contained in the marketing department. Other departments may not understand it.
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It is not widely adopted; Crystal Reports is a niche that is allowed to co-exist with the Cognos corporate standard. If it came up for a vote, Crystal Reports would not be adopted.
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Alternatives Considered

Haven't used any other products that come close to comparing to Alteryx...
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I experimented with SSRS but found that it was geared toward people who want to write code. I also found it hard to recreate my standard report layouts, like invoices, because SSRS is page-based and doesn't really have recurring bands outside of table/grid objects.
I have also created reports within MS Access but found the expression language is much stronger in Crystal. I found no easy way to create running totals.
I have skipped over tools like Cognos Impromptu because they require that you set up a meta data layer before you do anything else.
I have also skipped over visualization tools like Qlik and Tableau because they focus on the visual and don't provide much help creating actual reports.
My web site has an in-depth feature comparison between Crystal Reports and 7 other tools. In most cases I enlisted a specialist in the other tools to review the supported features. You will find a link to the comparison at the very bottom of the main page of my web site.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Alteryx Analytics7.2
Based on 17 answers
  • One can invest in an Alteryx server which makes publishing "Alteryx analytics apps" easy and thus facilitates sharing of data solutions across teams, it also offers access control so the right users have access to the right stuff
  • Alteryx also offers a feature using which one can receive an email with the results of a workflow attached after its successful completion
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SAP Crystal7.2
Based on 106 answers
Security AccessSharing of data across multiple departmentsReport Distribution
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Data Integration

Alteryx Analytics8.8
Based on 17 answers
I believe Alteryx's connectivity is second to none. With full ODBC and OleDB support along with a bunch of standard connectors, I don't know of another tool that can connect to as many data sources as Alteryx. Alteryx is fantastic at joins and takes out the mystery of left/inner/right by allowing you to preview the data pre-join and post-join quickly and easily to troubleshoot any issues.
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SAP Crystal8.2
Based on 110 answers
I have only used Crystal Reports within one stack configuration, although I have used it across multiple services and client end points. As far as I have seen, the results work real-time with our custom designed back end databases and data points merging product indexes along with customer and supplier information.
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Return on Investment

  • Strong ROI
  • Increased efficiency of the analytics teams
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  • Employee Empowerment - Now that our Crystal Reports are written and published, all of our team members have access to run the same reports across the company. Previously, there was only 1 point person in charge of running reports, which took a lot of time away from other job duties.
  • Increased Employee Efficiency - One of the Crystal Reports my company uses has allowed me to take a task that took 3 days to complete and cut the time down to 4 hours. There was a lot of manual data collection and calculations that were done, which has also led to less errors.
  • Accurate real-time data - Since Crystal Reports are very quick to run, we are able to give real time data to our customers rather than maintaining oudated databases in other systems such as Excel.
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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.

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SAP Crystal

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
SAP Crystal Editions & Modules
SAP Crystal
Edition
SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - Full version
$4951
SAP Crystal Server 2016 1 NUL
$8692
SAP Crystal Server 2016 5 CAL
$8,7443
SAP Crystal Reports Viewer 2016
$04
SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - Upgrade
$2954
1. per user
2. per named user
3. per 5 concurrent users
4. per user
Additional Pricing Details
* SAP Crystal Reports 2016 Viewer allows you to view static data within a SAP Crystal Reports file. * SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - Full version allows you to create powerful, richly formatted, and dynamic reports from virtually any data source, delivered in dozens of formats, in up to 28 languages. If you already have an older version of Crystal Reports, buy a license for SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - Upgrade at a discounted, upgrade price. * SAP Crystal Server 2016, 1 NUL includes 1 license of: SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - SAP Crystal Server 2016 - SAP Crystal Dashboard Design 2016. * As an add-on to SAP Crystal Server 2016 1 NUL, SAP Crystal Server 2016 5 CAL allows you to support a wider, intermittent audience of end users, up to five logged on at the same time.

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