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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

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal is well suited for data analysis, customized report creation, and formatting. It is a pixel perfect reporting system having the ability to create scorecards and helps in data mining. It supports multiple languages which is a breeze for global organizations. It may prove to a roadblock when the learning curve is fast in the organization having high employee turnover.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx
5.5
SAP Crystal
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx
5.0
SAP Crystal
8.5
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx
6.6
SAP Crystal
7.7
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx
5.0
SAP Crystal
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx
8.2
SAP Crystal
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx
8.1
SAP Crystal
7.3
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx
7.9
SAP Crystal
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx
8.5
SAP Crystal
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx
8.3
SAP Crystal
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx
7.6
SAP Crystal
8.4
Publish to Web
Alteryx
8.2
SAP Crystal
8.2
Publish to PDF
Alteryx
8.2
SAP Crystal
9.0
Report Versioning
Alteryx
4.0
SAP Crystal
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx
8.4
SAP Crystal
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx
9.0
SAP Crystal
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx
7.6
SAP Crystal
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx
6.0
SAP Crystal
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx
8.3
SAP Crystal
7.2
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx
8.5
SAP Crystal
7.8

Access Control and Security

Alteryx
8.0
SAP Crystal
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx
8.0
SAP Crystal
7.9
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx
8.0
SAP Crystal
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx
8.0
SAP Crystal
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx
8.0
SAP Crystal
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx
4.0
SAP Crystal
7.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx
4.0
SAP Crystal
7.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx
SAP Crystal
7.1
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx
SAP Crystal
7.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx
SAP Crystal
7.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx
SAP Crystal
7.0
REST API
Alteryx
SAP Crystal
7.4
Javascript API
Alteryx
SAP Crystal
6.8
iFrames
Alteryx
SAP Crystal
7.1
Java API
Alteryx
SAP Crystal
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx
SAP Crystal
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx
SAP Crystal
6.8

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

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

  • 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

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

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 9.5
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

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 8.8
Based on 27 answers
The interface of SAP Crystal will be very familiar to most users as it follows the same text-based WYSIWYG interface as many other commonplace software. The build-in plugins, adapters and middleware to common data sources makes it rather easy to pull data for visualization and reporting. However, when dealing with less structured data, some more work needs to be done
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 7.0
Based on 20 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 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

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 8.8
Based on 14 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

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

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

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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Pricing Details

Alteryx

General

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

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

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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx
9.0
SAP Crystal
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx
6.5
SAP Crystal
10.0

Usability

Alteryx
9.5
SAP Crystal
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Alteryx
10.0
SAP Crystal
8.0

Performance

Alteryx
SAP Crystal
8.0

Support Rating

Alteryx
9.0
SAP Crystal
7.0

In-Person Training

Alteryx
SAP Crystal
10.0

Implementation Rating

Alteryx
10.0
SAP Crystal
8.8

Scalability

Alteryx
SAP Crystal
7.0

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