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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

Sigma

It is well suited for analyzing large data sets, or bringing together several data sets in one place for analysis. The tools provided are very powerful. It is not good for people who want to start using it quickly with little experience. It is great when you need to be able to quickly export reports or data sets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx
5.5
Sigma
6.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx
5.0
Sigma
5.8
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx
6.6
Sigma
7.2
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx
5.0
Sigma
6.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx
8.2
Sigma
7.2
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx
8.1
Sigma
7.2
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx
7.9
Sigma
6.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx
8.5
Sigma
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx
8.3
Sigma
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx
7.6
Sigma
6.9
Publish to Web
Alteryx
8.2
Sigma
7.2
Publish to PDF
Alteryx
8.2
Sigma
7.4
Report Versioning
Alteryx
4.0
Sigma
6.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx
8.4
Sigma
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx
9.0
Sigma
6.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx
7.6
Sigma
6.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx
6.0
Sigma
6.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx
8.3
Sigma
6.3
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx
8.5
Sigma
5.5

Access Control and Security

Alteryx
8.0
Sigma
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx
8.0
Sigma
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx
8.0
Sigma
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx
8.0
Sigma
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx
8.0
Sigma

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx
4.0
Sigma
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx
4.0
Sigma

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

Sigma

  • Easy to learn but with enough depth to appeal to more advanced BI users.
  • Constantly updating and improving the tool.
  • The parameter and filter functionality is on point. It makes creating enterprise quality reporting a breeze for our team.
  • The SQL writer is very straight forward and the fact you can write directly in SQL gives Sigma a huge leg up on other BI tools that use their own languages.
Jordan Seib | 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

Sigma

  • It does not provide the same amount of features as the marketing leader such as tableau.
  • There are limited calculated fields.
  • A data quality tool can help visualize data before you analyse it , which are super helpful. So far it is not available in Sigma yet.
Anonymous | 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

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Because we are very satisfied with the product and would most likely renew because of the services it provides. It is a tool that you bring into your organization and let it change the way you analyze your data, present your data and share you date within the Respective teams
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | 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

Sigma

Sigma 7.6
Based on 43 answers
I use Sigma in my daily finance and accounting functions. I find that Sigma is pretty easy to use. There are certain reports that I used to email out to the Executives on a weekly basis. Since we have onboarded Sigma, the standard reports are auto emailed out on a weekly basis at a prescheduled time.
John Nham, CPA, CFE | 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

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Yes, as long as you don’t conduct user error sigma is always up and running and waiting for you to complete your dashboards
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Alteryx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 2 answers
It depends, it loads quickly for smaller dashboards but when loading larger amounts of data it takes more time to do so
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sigma

Sigma 7.8
Based on 56 answers
Support team is helpful in answering questions and providing help with using the UI. There are knowledgeable people within the support team.There are also good online support tools. There are significant community support resources available.There is however lack of a live support. It would be useful to have live phone number or chat to use.
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

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I don’t have enough insight as I was not a big piece of this implementation
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | 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

Sigma

Sigma [Computing] is the easiest to use. Visualizations and calculations can be created easily without writing code. It's super intuitive and also has nice charts and visuals. Sigma [Computing] also allows users to write their own SQL queries without having to learn another language to create reports. Other BI tools have their language or functions which users must learn before they are able to fully use the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Alteryx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It is a cloud service offering that is able to expand based on your usage
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | 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

Sigma

  • Sigma has allowed business users to vastly increase their access to data, driving much more data-driven decision-making.
  • Sigma has freed up the data team from routine data-gathering, allowing the team to focus on building higher-level tools and products that unlock value for the company.
Peter Jaffe | 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

Sigma

General

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

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