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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Analytics

It is very well suited for mid-sized data operations. One person working on a project is ideal. I have not used Alteryx in a collaborative project, so can't say for sure. It is quite powerful and compares well with the competitors. If you have data from disparate sources, it helps to have a tool like Alteryx.
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Tableau Desktop

Great for visualizing basic and complex analytics, can be very useful in a myriad of situations, for example it can be summarized up for grand views for executives and plenty of drill down opportunities for more analyst level staff. This allows the staff to performing the analytics to save time by not having to duplicate reports on different levels for different staff.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
5.3
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Tableau Desktop
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.1
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.4

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.4
REST API
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.6
iFrames
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Java API
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Pros

Alteryx Analytics

  • It can independently generate required analytics instead of having to require specialists.
  • The ability to read and write in a multitude of formats: from Excel, Access tables, Tableau and Teradata to MapInfo, ESRI, Google Earth, etc.
  • Single drag and drop workflow instead of multiple tools.
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Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau, you can easily analyze information, interact, filter, drill down and graph data
  • Tableau allows you to work with multiple data sources, allowing you to convert them into visualized information in easy-to-analyze graphs
  • You can use unlimited amounts of data
  • It facilitates access to the information you need at the right time.
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Cons

Alteryx Analytics

  • The visualization that Alteryx provides can be improved much more than where it stands tonight.
  • It doesn't seem to be able to process Big Data as efficiently as I would have liked.
  • There are a lot of things that you need to learn.
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Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics

Alteryx Analytics 6.5
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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
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Usability

Alteryx Analytics

Alteryx Analytics 10.0
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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.7
Based on 23 answers
There is a learning curve but they have dozens of videos to step you through projects which are a great start for anyone. They are nice and short but cover a specific area with linkages to the next video in the series. I've often fired up one similar to a new project of mine and simply stepped through it. This is where you get the boss to give you a large second (or even third) monitor to boost your productivity. If she doesn't then start looking for a better place to work!
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Reliability and Availability

Alteryx Analytics

Alteryx Analytics 10.0
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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
I have really never faced any serious issue with this tool, although in some versions there were crashing issues were there.
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Performance

Alteryx Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.2
Based on 9 answers
It performs as well as could be expected; the challenge is making sure the data is organized correctly to optimize performance.
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Support

Alteryx Analytics

Alteryx Analytics 9.9
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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
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In-Person Training

Alteryx Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
Extensive and beneficial - users have shown great benefit of training and put it to practical use.
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Online Training

Alteryx Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
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Implementation

Alteryx Analytics

Alteryx Analytics 10.0
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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
There is a Server installation training video on Tableau's website. I highly recommend that everyone watch it. It only takes a few minutes and could save you quite a bit of time.
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Alternatives Considered

Alteryx Analytics

We tested this against several COTS packages and found Alteryx to be a more cost effective solution that could be deployed to a variety of user types
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Tableau Desktop

I haven't used other tools for a number of years - when I made the selection my criteria were ease of use (including, slicing & dicing data at will), connectivity to various data sources (especially REST API - which Tableau doesn't support natively but now has a way to use through the Web Data Connector). An element that is often overlooked is the ecosystem: other services or tools complementing & extending Tableau, the support community, training opportunities, books and even the availability of skilled resources in the field. And finally, price was a factor.In some cases I use Klipfolio as an alternative to Tableau dashboards. I see it as a matter of "fit to task" and data-maturity. Sometimes Tableau dashboards are just overkill for building nice-looking, simple dashboards where my client doesn't need too much controls (i.e. no highlighting or segmentation at will).
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Scalability

Alteryx Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
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Return on Investment

Alteryx Analytics

  • It gets the job done fast.
  • It lends itself well for people with a less-technical aptitude to understand the data process.
  • It empower the user to come up with any possible solution to a problem.
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Tableau Desktop

  • Increased productivity: ability to automate recurring reports and speed creating new reports. Decreased error rate. Reduced days of effort to hours.
  • Increased client satisfaction: better visuals; more flexible, deeper exploration available; faster, higher quality delivery
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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.

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Tableau Desktop
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.

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