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Alteryx Analytics

More often than not, Alteryx can handle any situation or scenario thrown at it. Some may take a little more "trickery" along the way, but for the most part it is fairly easy to get from point A (data) to point B (results/report). And the nice thing is is that there is more than one way to produce the same result - two people with two different mindsets can ultimately create the same thing, but do so in a way that is better suited for their skill level.
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Tableau Desktop

We use Tableau when we want to obtain a fast and efficient result, since this option allows to work with data in real time or in memory, being able to extract massive data for a limited exploration quickly, using technology of database and computational graphics to analyze enormous sets of data and which is used in the different areas of the organization when we want to have quick results and easy to analyze according to the graphics presented.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
6.8
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.5
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.7
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.9
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Tableau Desktop
6.8

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.2

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.0
iFrames
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
6.7
Java API
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • Alteryx handles data imports very well and give great feedback on the import process.
  • Alteryx is incredibly feature rich. I never found myself unable to manipulate data in the way I had hoped.
  • Alteryx provides great formats for export as well.
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  • 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

  • Improved Maps/ GeoCoding system for geographical analysis should be there.
  • Running data extracts can be made more efficient. Tableau does it much better.
  • Cross-Database joins should be allowed and the data extraction should be much simpler.
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  • 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 Analytics6.5
Based on 14 answers
The performance, analytical capabilities and simplicity of Alteryx platform affects the renewal decision.
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Tableau Desktop8.9
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 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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Tableau Desktop8.7
Based on 23 answers
Tableau's main selling points are the fact that you can connect to almost any data source within a couple of clicks and the fact that you can slice-and-dice your data with just a few drags. Tableau also has the ability to grow with the user's comfort level. The most advanced you get, the more you can utilize Tableau's advance features, such as table calculations, to create truly amazing analyses.
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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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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
Have seen issues with the vertica DB driver which manifest as errors for the end user.
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Performance

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Tableau Desktop6.5
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 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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Tableau Desktop9.0
Based on 16 answers
I personally have no had any experience with the HelpDesk. However, our clients speak highly of it.
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In-Person Training

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No answers yet
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Tableau Desktop9.4
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

No score
No answers yet
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Tableau Desktop8.0
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 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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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 34 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
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Alternatives Considered

It does about as good as a code-free analytics platform such a Tableau, but does not offer as well refined insights through data visualization.
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I have used SSRS, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Excel, and Business Objects. Tableau offers more functionality than the rest and is pretty intuitive. I think SSRS is the easiest to use. Query speed is excellent with SSRS (at least when you are connected to SQL Server). Microsoft Excel is also intuitive but harder to maintain when the file is being touched by multiple people. I think Business Objects is the worst product out of all of them. Crystal Reports:Comes in 3rd place You are limited in what you can do. Nothing is intuitive. Isn't fun to use at all. The last version I used was 11 and I had to modify someone else's reports. What they left behind was a mess (isn't it always?). So having to go into CR and update the report was doable but just a painful process because of the way the UI is layed out. If the only tool you have is BO Xcelsius, and you are are trying to visualize anything beyond a few thousand rows do yourself a favor and get Tableau. Xcelsius was the USE CASE that allowed us to get Tableau. Its very limited in what it can do. Its unfortunate that companies have to keep on spending money on new tools but these older tools really are limited in what they can do and the UI's usually suck. I think SSRS has a pretty nice UI. Its simple and it allows you to do drag and drop which saves time. If you are a Microsoft shop, then you know that the best way to build reports is to let the SQL do all the heavy lifting and then just have your SSRS report do the final tweaks. I liked how easy it was to build sub-reports in SSRS. It just matches up a key found in the report and then displays all the details of that key in the sub-report. Creating parameters is also very easy to do in SSRS. Tableau is fun to use and there is a lot you can do with it. Because of how hot it is right now, you might even get new business if you tell them you are using Tableau :) (and then you can go back and measure the ROI in Tableau desktop).
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Scalability

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Tableau Desktop7.0
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

  • Surely faster than some of the other softwares that are available in the market.
  • Great for people who like to write some code from time to time.
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  • Easily able to create scalable self-service tools for users. In combination with Tableau Server, creating a tool that provides visualization of an entire data set is only slightly more difficult than providing visualization of a single group of records. This enables me to save many hours each month that were previously spent re-generating different cuts of the same report.
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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
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules
Tableau Desktop
Edition
Personal
$9991
Professional
$1,9991
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.