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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

Vena Solutions

Any organization that has the same P&L for multiple business units would benefit greatly! Franchises, etc are a perfect fit.Any organization that has multiple shadow systems in Excel can all be brought together in Vena.Hotel management would be a great fit!Reits and other infrastructure companies would be a great fit!
Darrell Rooney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx
5.5
Vena Solutions
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx
5.0
Vena Solutions
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx
6.6
Vena Solutions
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx
5.0
Vena Solutions
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx
8.2
Vena Solutions
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx
8.1
Vena Solutions
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx
7.9
Vena Solutions
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx
8.5
Vena Solutions
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx
8.3
Vena Solutions
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx
7.6
Vena Solutions
8.4
Publish to Web
Alteryx
8.2
Vena Solutions
7.8
Publish to PDF
Alteryx
8.2
Vena Solutions
7.8
Report Versioning
Alteryx
4.0
Vena Solutions
8.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx
8.4
Vena Solutions
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx
9.0
Vena Solutions

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx
7.6
Vena Solutions
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx
6.0
Vena Solutions
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx
8.3
Vena Solutions
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx
8.5
Vena Solutions
8.3

Access Control and Security

Alteryx
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx
8.0
Vena Solutions
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx
8.0
Vena Solutions
9.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx
4.0
Vena Solutions
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx
4.0
Vena Solutions
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
7.8

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.1
Long-term financial planning
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.2
Financial budgeting
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.3
Forecasting
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.2
Scenario modeling
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
7.9
Management reporting
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.1

Consolidation and Close

Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.1
Financial data consolidation
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.0
Journal entries and reports
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
7.1
Multi-currency management
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
7.8
Intercompany Eliminations
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.4
Minority Ownership
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
7.6
Local and consolidated reporting
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
9.1
Detailed Audit Trails
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.6

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.6
Financial Statement Reporting
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.4
Management Reporting
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.8
Excel-based Reporting
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
9.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
9.5
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
7.6

Analytics

Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.8
Personalized dashboards
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.0
Color-coded scorecards
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.6
KPIs
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
9.5
Cost and profitability analysis
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
9.6
Key Performance Indicator setting
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
9.2
Benchmarking with external data
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.0

Integration

Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.1
Flat file integration
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
8.8
Excel data integration
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
9.3
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Alteryx
Vena Solutions
6.1

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

Vena Solutions

  • Vena provides all the customizable flexibility and advanced calculation that you can squeeze out of Excel because Excel is used as the front-end. You can tailor the reporting and budget templates to your exact needs and leverage your existing Excel skills.
  • Even though you work in Excel, the data is all controlled by a multi-dimensional cloud database. So your work is safe. Changes are auditable, and nobody has to rely on sharing Excel files between each other and tracking the latest version.
  • Vena's workflow system can be extremely simple if that's what you need. Or you can build some fairly complex process flows for any task.
Aaron Andersen | 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

Vena Solutions

  • The tool uses at least four different query and data manipulation languages, once you get your data to the tool. All of which are proprietary, limited flavors of other languages (such as SQL and MDX).
  • The use of a MongoDB back end has resulted in the ongoing use of floats for numeric data storage. This works fine if you are budgeting at a high level. However, if you are leveraging their transaction-level features, you will see divergence due to the inherent issues of floating point being unable to precisely represent decimal values.
  • There is very little community documentation around the tool, and the documentation provided by the vendor is sparse, poorly written, and often out of date or just plain wrong. This extends to their sample code as well
  • There is currently no direct way to feed data from your source system databases. The primary method is dumping data to flat files and either executing the uploads manually through the web UI or wrapping a java-based CLI with Powershell or windows batch for local execution. There is also a preview of a logic app if you have Azure as part of your infrastructure
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

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 8.1
Based on 9 answers
We have been extremely satisfied with the Vena Solutions product and have been able to become more efficient in our budgeting, forecasting and salary planning processes, as well as adding functionality and accuracy that was not possible in the past. Administrators no longer have to keep track manually of each department's budgeted net, but can use a report created in Vena to report this information, as well as see which departments have not yet submitted information. Customer service has always been very responsive as well
Lori Lambert | 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

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 7.3
Based on 16 answers
It is extremely easy to use the software right away because:- it is Excel-based, so there is little to no learning curve for creating templates and reports- the admin of the tool itself is very simple and intuitive (processes, workflows, etc)The downside to that flexibility is the increased risk of human error, which can be mitigated by additional control and check files.
Anonymous | 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

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Contact with Vena Solutions technical support is quick and experts in the field always respond. It is not necessary to go through a large form to explain the problems and then answer more questions to receive a direct answer, we simply send a message indicating the specific problem and they are immediately there to actively help us
Charlotte Byrne Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Alteryx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Vena Solutions pages load quickly and only a few times does it get a bit slow, only when there are many integrations and the reports are long. But in general it is always fast and honestly I am very satisfied with the speed in the generation of statistical reports and the pages
Jeremiah Adrian Howard Ross | 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

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 8.7
Based on 90 answers
From initiate setup to going live, Vena's customer representatives and technicians have proven to be responsive and enthusiastic in getting our company up and running. They have been patient with our questions and frustrations and worked to troubleshoot issues that have come up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Alteryx

No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

The training was all at once. There needed to be more modules that could be broken up over time to allow users to handle their day job and the training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Alteryx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 4.5
Based on 1 answer
I would like to see more modules and case study work through of techniques to master to excel within the software package. The current online information is stale and not representative of current software version. It could be much more interactive and informative. Much of the online help articles are stale.
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

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 6.4
Based on 4 answers
The Vena consultant had great knowledge of both the Vena solution and Excel and Excel functions. He was able to help suggest ways to build our templates that met our requirements using Excel functions we had not previously considered using. And we have been able to use the Excel information he provided in other ways outside of Vena. He was very patient and flexible as we learned the Vena tool and created templates
Lori Lambert | 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

Vena Solutions

The only tools that are similar are more in the BI realm and Vena provides a much more robust way of interacting with data that the visualization that a BI solution provides. Again, the self-service model of the tool allows for the tool to grow with the individuals of the company, which is an element other tools struggle with.
Avo Koulakian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Alteryx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Vena solutios is a software that provides robust tools that help different departments in their statistics and we can visualize a lot of promising and visually attractive data. Vena Solutions' level of scalability is high and sustainable over time thanks to the fabulous technical support that is ready to help us at all times
Charlotte Byrne Brown | 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

Vena Solutions

  • From my observation, we did get a return on investment. We have FP&A tool first and foremost.
  • We are dealing with 1 financial system to get data as suppose to several sources from before.
  • For sure, Vena Solutions helped many finance teams domestically within our company with financial reporting.
jamie Luangaphay | 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

Vena Solutions

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0*

* per user

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx
9.0
Vena Solutions
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx
6.5
Vena Solutions
8.1

Usability

Alteryx
9.5
Vena Solutions
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Alteryx
10.0
Vena Solutions
9.1

Performance

Alteryx
Vena Solutions
9.1

Support Rating

Alteryx
9.0
Vena Solutions
8.7

Online Training

Alteryx
Vena Solutions
4.5

Implementation Rating

Alteryx
10.0
Vena Solutions
6.4

Scalability

Alteryx
Vena Solutions
9.1

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