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Alteryx Analytics

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Alteryx Analytics

Top Rated
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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Score 9.3 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 Enterprise Guide

SAS/Enterprise Guide is a great tool to give to an analyst in a company. I call it the swiss knife of analytics. It allows lots of functionalities from the integration of data and transformation to predictive modeling (if you have the Stat module).I recommend it for ad-hoc data querying and manipulations.For ETL processes, I suggest going with a proper ETL software that has data tracability.As for reporting, it will work just fine but don't expect the same levels of customizations and "wow" as reporting softwares such as Tableau.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.7
SAS Enterprise Guide
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
6.2
SAS Enterprise Guide
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.4
SAS Enterprise Guide
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.1
SAS Enterprise Guide
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.1
SAS Enterprise Guide
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.5
SAS Enterprise Guide
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
7.8
SAS Enterprise Guide

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
SAS Enterprise Guide
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.4
SAS Enterprise Guide
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.8
SAS Enterprise Guide

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
8.1
SAS Enterprise Guide
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.7
SAS Enterprise Guide
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.6
SAS Enterprise Guide

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
SAS Enterprise Guide
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

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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  • Get detailed information about a datasource quickly with built in statistical tasks.
  • Join data from different of different nature from multiple sources (provided you have the associated SAS/Access component).
  • Structure projects with a visual interface and allow dependencies between them. Easy to structure and maintain.
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Cons

  • Poor documentation
  • Costly
  • Overkill for simple tasks
  • Not many options for data visualization
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  • I would like to see advance interactions with external databases to be able to kill ongoing queries from SAS. As of now, you can stop pretty much any ongoing process besides the one running on a remote database (killing SAS/EG doesn't stop the remote process)
  • When creating prompts for programs, it would be nice to be able to have conditional prompts (based on the selection of other prompts). The prompts are clearly a recent feature and constantly under development but I wish it would be more powerful.
  • More of a SAS metadata issue but when loading SAS/EG (first connection to the server), it takes a few seconds which feels like a long time. I really don't understand why the initialization of the session can take so long. Don't get me wrong, this has no real impact on productivity but that 10s delay just feels really like eternity when you want to run some code in a new session.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics6.5
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.
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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
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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
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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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Implementation

Alteryx Analytics10.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

I have used Tableau Desktop. We selected Alteryx because of the better pricing options they had for our firm. Although Tableau has amazing features like data blending, story designing dashboards, parameters switches, geo coding, etc. Alteryx provides decent solutions in most of these areas as well.Tableau Servers and licenses are very expensive on a per-user basis, and here Alteryx wins hands down.
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I haven't used SPSS myself but from what I was told, integration of data was much more limited and not easy to used.Also, the number of people with SPSS knowledge is less than the number of SAS users so finding workforce can be an issue.The whole SAS solution just made much more sense (more integrated, easier to work with, easier to find people to work with it).
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Collaboration and Sharing

Alteryx Analytics7.2
Based on 17 answers
Nice capabilities. Developing and publishing dashboards is very user friendly. After publishing permissions can be assigned based on hierarchy in a particular so you can control who can or who cannot view dashboards.Report distribution can be done very easily as dashboards can be downloaded in the pdf format. Alteryx Analytics' server is pretty secure for paid versions and has a lot of online help as well if you are learning server management.
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Data Integration

Alteryx Analytics8.8
Based on 17 answers
I love Alteryx where it can merge data from multiple data sources. The output options are amazing and we can analyze the data however we want.
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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 (cost): SAS made a bundle that include unlimited usage of SAS/Enterprise Guide with a server solution. That by itself made the company save a lot of money by not having to pay individual licences anymore.
  • Positive (insight): Data analysts in business units often need to crunch data and they don't have access to ETL tools to do it. Having access to SAS/EG gives them that power.
  • Positive (time to market): Having the users develop components with SAS/EG allows for easier integration in a production environment (SAS batch job) as no code rework is required.
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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 Enterprise Guide

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