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Alteryx Analytics

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110 Ratings

Alteryx Analytics

Top Rated
110 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

SAS Business Intelligence

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Analytics

Well suited: if an organization already has a lot of running ETLs or pipelines but need to systemize them, Alteryx is a good choice. It would be good to figure out how well Alteryx would be harmonized with the existing components, but in a general sense, it may be well harmonized. Less appropriate: Alteryx is good for "automation", but some data developers and analysts may prefer to remain and keep using SQL tools. One should be careful of not just adding "one more layer or tool" into the existing pipeline and make it more complicated to manage.
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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
7.6
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
5.8
SAS Business Intelligence
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
SAS Business Intelligence
6.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.1
SAS Business Intelligence
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
SAS Business Intelligence
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.6
SAS Business Intelligence
5.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
7.9
SAS Business Intelligence
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.6
SAS Business Intelligence
8.2
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.6
SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.9
SAS Business Intelligence
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
8.1
SAS Business Intelligence
7.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.7
SAS Business Intelligence
6.9
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.7
SAS Business Intelligence
8.4

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
SAS Business Intelligence
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
7.9
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
SAS Business Intelligence
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
REST API
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
iFrames
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
6.5
Java API
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
6.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0

Pros

  • Alteryx provides an integrated workflow management environment for data blending, analytics, and reporting. It is also very extensible to be connected to a variety of data connections including major databases (Oracle, etc.), analytics tools (R), and visualization tools such as Tableau through its plugins. Our department used Oracle and Tableau already and it was well integrated with Alteryx.
  • The workflow authoring environment in Desktop is easy to use so that most of the users (if they are a bit skilled data developers or analysts) may not need the training to use its basic functions. Drag and drop interface and icons are intuitive to understand.
  • When running Alteryx workflows, it is easy to monitor and track what's the progress by seeing percentages. It is helpful to balance and manage bandwidths of database servers, especially when to populate large data sets.
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  • Collect and combine data from multiple sources. For example, data from the college database, the National Student Clearinghouse and our student services tracking software can combine to feed one report.
  • Condense millions of rows of data into a single, easy to use report. For example, we can produce a cube that is collapsed at a high level, and users can drill down to their area of interest in seconds.
  • Create interactive reports. It was important that our reports contained the ability for users to play with the data. They had to be able to filter large datasets, drag and drop comparison groups into graphs, and drill down to student-level data. SAS BI provided all of this and more.
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Cons

  • 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.
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  • There will be a steep learning curve for individuals transitioning from BASE SAS to SAS BI. Our department was filled with experienced SAS programmers, but that did little to prepare us for the challenges of SAS BI. Training will be a must.
  • It is possible, but extremely difficult to customize the web-based portions of SAS BI, like the Information Delivery Portal or Web Report Studio. Having an out-of-the box solution is great to get up and coming quickly, but customizing the look and feel for the web-based users will require some previous web design skills.
  • In order to fully appreciate the features of SAS BI, you absolutely need someone on your team with a background in platform administration, security, web design or some other basic IT skills. Alternatively, you may just need strong support from your IT department. Simply having a group of individuals experienced in BASE SAS will not cut it.
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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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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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Breadth of Deployment

Our company kept it contained in the marketing department. Other departments may not understand it.
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about 100 users, about 10 departments
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Alternatives Considered

Haven't used any other products that come close to comparing to Alteryx...
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Collaboration and Sharing

Alteryx Analytics7.2
Based on 16 answers
I haven't had a chance to use Alteryx for collaborating, as I was only working on it. But I had to share a lot of reports, and analytics.
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SAS Business Intelligence9.0
Based on 5 answers
Our Business Intelligence implementation is seamlessly integrated with our active directory structure and single sign-on. This allows simplified control for reporting and access across the entire world-wide organization.
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Data Integration

Alteryx Analytics8.9
Based on 16 answers
We had many different sources of data. It was difficult to integrate them. We also had difficulty in cleaning datasets and preparing for the analytics. Alteryx is very powerful in that regards. And it is very easy to use, even for a business user. Not much technical know-how is required. But it is always good to have SQL knowledge.
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SAS Business Intelligence9.0
Based on 5 answers
We easily present data from various data sources via a consistent user interface. Our numerous data models can now be presented to our users using a consistent reporting interface. This has allowed our technical team to provide a much improved level of service to our end-users for the purpose of reporting.
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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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