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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Analytics

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.
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ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot is well suited for ad-hoc data searches, to derive real-time metrics, to create personalized pinboards, to explore data that you haven't thought in the past exists.ThoughtSpot is not the right tool if you are used to canned reporting, i.e. BOXI or Tableau.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
ThoughtSpot
6.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
ThoughtSpot
6.5
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
6.8
ThoughtSpot
7.2
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
ThoughtSpot
6.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
ThoughtSpot
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
ThoughtSpot
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
ThoughtSpot
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.5
ThoughtSpot
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
ThoughtSpot
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.7
ThoughtSpot
7.3
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
ThoughtSpot
8.3
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.5
ThoughtSpot
7.7
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
ThoughtSpot
6.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.9
ThoughtSpot
6.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Analytics
ThoughtSpot
6.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
ThoughtSpot
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
ThoughtSpot
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.4
ThoughtSpot
8.2
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
ThoughtSpot
7.9

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
ThoughtSpot
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
ThoughtSpot
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
ThoughtSpot
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
ThoughtSpot
7.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Analytics
ThoughtSpot
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
ThoughtSpot
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
ThoughtSpot
7.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics
ThoughtSpot
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Analytics
ThoughtSpot
8.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics
ThoughtSpot
6.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.2
REST API
Alteryx Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.4
Javascript API
Alteryx Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.7
iFrames
Alteryx Analytics
ThoughtSpot
6.9
Java API
Alteryx Analytics
ThoughtSpot
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.0

Pros

  • Excellent support for the tools through training/white papers and online support.
  • Ease of use - high common sense factor makes the program easy to learn and apply.
  • Compatibility with everything but specifically with commonly used key programs like Tableau.
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  • ThoughtSpot is very intuitive for the end user. No particular technical skills are required to start using the tool, just you need to know your data in order to search for meaningful statistical results.
  • With ThoughtSpot you are getting real-time data, which is particularly helpful when you need to make timely decisions for resolving data exceptions/issues.
  • ThoughtSpot has really cool features that help you actually get more proficient to use the tool full capacity, i.e. replay feature which shows steps by steps how to construct your question, especially helpful for more complex searches; your data can be transformed into a chart and even presentation slides; the tool is intuitive enough to learn your search pattern and even to present suggestion scenarios related to your historical searches; and so much 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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  • SpotIQ is stil relatively immature. Can do basic analysis, but marketing is a bit overdone for what it can really do at this point.
  • More graph/chart customization options.
  • More models available in SpotIQ out-of-the-box. Specifically, would like to see multiple linear regression.
  • Live query options - would be good if ThoughtSpot would support the ability to directly query our existing in-memory databases (e.g. HANA, Spark).
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics6.5
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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ThoughtSpot8.0
Based on 2 answers
We have had success with the initial use cases and there are more use cases that can receive return on investment. I don't give it a 10 because other products like Tableau are building functionality that may start to compete in the coming years.
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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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ThoughtSpot8.1
Based on 24 answers
User experience has been well designed. It doesn't take very long to get the system up and running for initial use - the support offered by ThoughtSpot is very responsive because of the focus of the company to make their users/customers successful.
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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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ThoughtSpot7.0
Based on 1 answer
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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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ThoughtSpot7.0
Based on 1 answer
Understand use case and model and design accordingly
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Alternatives Considered

Although microstrategy is a good tool, Alteryx is a unique tool in terms of providing such capabilities.
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Compared to most reporting and analytics tools of a similar nature, ThoughtSpot seems to work particularly well with financial and sales related data. In terms of ease of use, ThoughtSpot ranks above average. On the other hand, there are dozens of basic features (esp. reporting) from tools like Oracle that are surprisingly not available on ThoughtSpot.
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Return on Investment

  • The ease of use of this tool allows your data team to get off the ground quickly and efficiently.
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  • Too early to assess.
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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.

ThoughtSpot

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