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Alteryx Analytics

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.
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SAS Business Intelligence

SAS BI is a great BI tool as it incorporates the advantage of SAS which is proven to be robust over the years. SAS BI is more suitable for a relatively larger organization which is looking for self-service BI tools where most of the users are not technically proficient. Also, since license fee is an on a higher end, smaller organizations will find it hard to afford SAS.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
6.7
SAS Business Intelligence
7.6
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
SAS Business Intelligence
6.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.5
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.7
SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.5
SAS Business Intelligence
9.0
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.9
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
8.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
SAS Business Intelligence
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.5
SAS Business Intelligence
7.7
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
SAS Business Intelligence
9.0

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
SAS Business Intelligence
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
9.1

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
SAS Business Intelligence
6.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
6.3
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
6.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
REST API
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
iFrames
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
6.3
Java API
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0

Pros

  • Data ingestion: Alteryx is capable of connecting with a multitude of data sources from SQL databases to cloud-hosted solutions like Salesforce, Tableau, or Google Analytics. Also supports OleDB & ODBC connections.
  • Dynamic data munging: Alteryx has a great variety of processing tools to clean and prep data including: dedupe, formulas, joins, union, sort... Performing these functions really quickly on even moderately equipped laptops or desktops. It's dynamic in that it can easily handle changes in data by allowing extra columns to flow through.
  • Macros: have a process that you are consistently running in separate workflows? Build a macro, be it a batch or iterative, Alteryx can do it. I've built 40-50 macros and use at least 4+ in every workflow I design so data is handled the same way in every workflow for consistency and cutting down on copy/pastes.
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  • I use SAS daily to not only analyze data, producing reports and other outputs, but also to replicate our entire financial system to verify/duplicate calculations.
  • Using SAS we are able to duplicate all business logic and system calculations on our local desktop.
  • When there is odd behavior (a bug) in our financial calculations my SAS programs, which are entirely external to our core system, are often used to help identify what/where the problems occurred.
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Cons

  • I've had issues with the scheduler tool getting frozen or stuck in previous versions. For about the last 2-3 months the latest software version has been much more reliable. Previously I had to restart the Alteryx service on my machine at least once a week, which meant my workflows weren't running while the service had been stuck and data wasn't moving.
  • Some of the connectors, like the Tableau Online connector, should become supported by Alteryx. The online community is fantastic and has created a ton of useful macros and it would be great if Alteryx would adopt, support, and enhance some of the most widely used and useful.
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  • It can be sometimes be little clunky
  • Need for seamless integration with more external softwares like R
  • Installation, maintenance and user management can be made more simpler
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics6.5
Based on 14 answers
I personally have moved to a different position that does not require data analysis tools. I really enjoyed working with Alteryx and think it is a great tool, but have moved to a different organization and role.
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SAS Business Intelligence9.3
Based on 3 answers
SAS really is the cutting edge in Business Intelligence. That is all they do! They are constantly coming out with new products, product upgrades, and their tech support is second to none. In addition, their support of Education has made our ability to acquire their product possible.
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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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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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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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SAS Business Intelligence10.0
Based on 1 answer
When you call tech support, you are immediately routed to a person who can answer your question. Often they can answer on the spot. However, if they cannot, you are given a track number and then followed up with. There have been times when I have had multiple track numbers open and they will actually TRACK YOU DOWN to ensure that your problem has been resolved. Issues do not fall into black holes with SAS. They are also willing to do a WebEx with you to diagnose the problem by seeing your environment, which is always helpful.
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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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Alternatives Considered

Alteryx was surely a better option compared to RapidMiner but when compared against IBM SPSS it is behind for advanced analytical techniques and model scoring, visualization capabilities and neural networks functionalities. SPSS also has a diverse range of analytical techniques and models compared to Alteryx. RapidMiner provides a Studio component for design, a Server component, a Hadoop connector called Radoop and a component for stream processing.
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We use both. But SAS is always the starting point to all analytics projects. It is a wider array of products and features. Gives robust results and reporting is easier. There is always this one or two things for which you turn to some other products to fill the holes.
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Return on Investment

  • Definitely, an increase in employee efficiency. With the right tools and hardware, Alteryx can reduce the processing time significantly.
  • Automation and/or automatic report scheduling frees up a lot of time that can be used elsewhere.
  • Licensing updates are somewhat not handled easily and quite often create issues with modules to run slowly and/or not being active.
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  • Positive Impact: better customer service. We have been able to deliver reports that will help multiple employees and implement any feedback they have on those reports quickly.
  • Positive Impact: increased inter-departmental discussions. We have long had a problem working in silos. Now we are pulling data from multiple departments into one report, and it becomes easy to see how what one department is doing in affecting another. We had a meeting to discuss a preliminary report on course scheduling efficiency. It included data from our Facilities folks and our academic Deans. Once we put the numbers up on the screen, there spawned a helpful discussion about how what one department can do to help another.
  • Positive Impact: organizational transparency. For the first time, our users are exposed to a wealth of data about themselves and other areas of the college. It is starting to make some question the way we do business, and if there is a better way.
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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.

SAS Business Intelligence

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
SAS Business Intelligence Editions & Modules
SAS Business Intelligence
Additional Pricing Details