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250 Ratings
535 Ratings

Alteryx

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SAP Crystal ranks higher in 6 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security, Mobile Capabilities

BI Standard Reporting

5.3

Alteryx

53%
8.7

SAP Crystal

87%
SAP Crystal ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

5.0
50%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
111 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

6.0
60%
42 Ratings
8.8
88%
98 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

5.0
50%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
116 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.1

Alteryx

81%
8.7

SAP Crystal

87%
Alteryx ranks higher in 2/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.4
84%
56 Ratings
8.3
83%
116 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

7.5
75%
61 Ratings
8.9
89%
134 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.9
89%
53 Ratings
8.5
85%
64 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.5
75%
53 Ratings
9.1
91%
119 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.8

Alteryx

78%
9.1

SAP Crystal

91%
SAP Crystal ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

8.2
82%
47 Ratings
9.1
91%
90 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.0
90%
52 Ratings
9.3
93%
132 Ratings

Report Versioning

4.0
40%
2 Ratings
8.8
88%
94 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.9
89%
52 Ratings
9.1
91%
96 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
51 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.4

Alteryx

74%
7.9

SAP Crystal

79%
SAP Crystal ranks higher in 2/3 features

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

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
51 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.0
80%
54 Ratings
8.4
84%
75 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

8.3
83%
54 Ratings
7.8
78%
42 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.0

Alteryx

80%
8.6

SAP Crystal

86%
SAP Crystal ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
81 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
79 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
79 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
38 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

4.0

Alteryx

40%
8.4

SAP Crystal

84%
SAP Crystal ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

4.0
40%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
62 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
45 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
57 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

SAP Crystal

79%
SAP Crystal ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
8 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
34 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
8 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
34 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
37 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
30 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Alteryx is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability
  • SAP Crystal is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Alteryx

94%
79 Ratings
9.0

SAP Crystal

90%
157 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.5

Alteryx

65%
14 Ratings
10.0

SAP Crystal

100%
19 Ratings

Usability

9.2

Alteryx

92%
35 Ratings
9.3

SAP Crystal

93%
28 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Alteryx

91%
3 Ratings
8.0

SAP Crystal

80%
2 Ratings

Performance

9.1

Alteryx

91%
1 Rating
8.0

SAP Crystal

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Alteryx

85%
36 Ratings
7.9

SAP Crystal

79%
36 Ratings

In-Person Training

Alteryx

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

SAP Crystal

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.1

Alteryx

91%
3 Ratings
8.8

SAP Crystal

88%
28 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Alteryx

91%
1 Rating
7.0

SAP Crystal

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx

Alteryx is best suited where the task is complex to the point where you feel like multiple excel spreadsheets and/or differing data sources need to be blended together to solve a problem (complex data blending). Alteryx is also best suited where you find that you are repeating the same task (automation). Alteryx may be less suited for relatively simple analysis that can be solved in a spreadsheet, although I've been using Alteryx to solve these scenarios as of late.
Josh Kyburz | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

Generation of templated reports is the strong suit of SAP Crystal. Allows users to change formats in templates bases on requirement with minimal effort.Automated report delivery requires the user to be aware of sql which cannot be expected from all users.Should support more document export formats and improve the UI for SAP B1 Users
Issac Paul | 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

SAP Crystal

  • Crystal Reports allows us to create a consistent template for all of our reports.
  • Crystal Reports and Server allows us to house a repository for all of our reports to make them easy to find and update when necessary.
  • Crystal Reports can connect to a wide variety of data sources.
  • Crystal Reports can be a little daunting when first implementing. There are a lot of nuances in learning how to truly master this software and it can be frustrating at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alteryx

  • A larger library of data sources being leveraged/licensed through Alteryx directly similar to the Experian and Dun & Bradstreet data that is available now would be ideal for additional data enrichment.
  • The ability to take R and Python-based data insights/model outputs/forecasts/etc. and pull directly into downstream tools and reporting is a bit lacking and could use improvement.
Cory Hubbard | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

  • The export of reports to Excel is very cumbersome and the results are difficult to format.
  • The design of reports and the graphical features (e.g. charts) feel quite rigid.
  • The learning curve for a non-programmer is incredibly steep, making Crystal a specialty tool.
Frank Hunt | 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

Alteryx Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SAP Crystal

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$295 per single user license

SAP Crystal Editions & Modules

Edition
SAP Crystal Reports 2020 64-Bit$4951
Upgrade Version to SAP Crystal Reports 2020$2951
SAP Crystal Reports 2016 32-Bit$4951
SAP Crystal Server 2020 1 NUL$8692
SAP Crystal Server 2020 5 CAL$8,7443
  1. per single user license
  2. per user license + first year maintenance to be added
  3. 5 concurrent users + first year maintenance to be added
Additional Pricing Details
* SAP Crystal Reports 2020 Viewer allows you to view static data within a SAP Crystal Reports file. * SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - 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 2020 - Upgrade at a discounted, upgrade price. * SAP Crystal Server 2020, 1 NUL includes 1 license of: SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - SAP Crystal Server 2020. * As an add-on to SAP Crystal Server 2020 1 NUL, SAP Crystal Server 2020 5 CAL allows you to support a wider, intermittent audience of end users, up to five logged on at the same time.

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

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 10.0
Based on 19 answers
We have been using this product for so many years and it has truly become a cornerstone to our business processes when it comes to developing and distributing information via reports. We currently have over 500 reports developed to date over about 30 systems and that will continue to grow as user needs change.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Alteryx

Alteryx 9.2
Based on 35 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

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 9.3
Based on 28 answers
Crystal is very robust, but not always easy to use. It create wonderful looking reports, and so deserves a high rating. However, I have to take a couple of points off for the simple fact that I cannot hand it to a user and expect them to be able to do development with it.
Greg Goss | 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

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

Alteryx

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

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

Alteryx

Alteryx 8.5
Based on 36 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

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 7.9
Based on 36 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.
Nathan Patrick Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Alteryx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Trainer was patient and thorough in going through the basics and willing to answer questions by email after the initial training
Anonymous | 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

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 8.8
Based on 28 answers
Just like any other implementation: When designing the differing reports, get end users' input, make sure to design the reports so that they display the information that the company requires, in the best and clearest way possible.
Test, test, test, revise when needed, and, particularly, do sufficient training so users are comfortable using Crystal Reports!
John Suit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alteryx

Alteryx is way better than Microsoft Excel. It visually lets you do things to the data, one tool at a time. And, you can just delete the tool if it did not do what you were wanting it to do. Excel is a nice app, but Alteryx expands the capability so much more, especially when combining different data sources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

Crystal reports is useful in case we want to import data from data base . We can write queries in it but Google Charts require to be implemented in our application using code so crystal reports is better than Google Charts.
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

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

SAP Crystal

  • It is a decent buy for specific departments in terms of reporting capabilities but updates and cost (frequent) demands are higher with the benefits offered.
  • So long as the requirements are not ever changing, with scheduling functionality, it's a handsome tool.
Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

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