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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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Webtrends Analytics

Scenarios1. If you want to use web server log files as input to your web analytics, then Webtrends will provides a good product, with great ease of implementation. Don't even think about being cheap on hardware, and make sure Webtrends runs on real servers, not in a VM environment.2. If you want to use Data Tagging, similar to Google Analytics or Site Catalyst, Webtrends has a powerful product, just be prepared to pay.3. If you are new to Web Analytics, but it is the strategic direction, start with Webtrends on Premises.Questions to Ask1. What are you trying to accomplish?2. Can you place a dollar value on the benefit that you expect/need from Webtrends?3.Can you live with Webtrends running SaaS?
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
Webtrends Analytics
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Webtrends Analytics
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
6.7
Webtrends Analytics
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Webtrends Analytics

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.7
Webtrends Analytics
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Webtrends Analytics
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.5
Webtrends Analytics
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Webtrends Analytics
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.9
Webtrends Analytics

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
Webtrends Analytics
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Webtrends Analytics
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.5
Webtrends Analytics
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
Webtrends Analytics

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
Webtrends Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Webtrends Analytics
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Webtrends Analytics
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Webtrends Analytics

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Webtrends Analytics
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Webtrends Analytics

Pros

  • Cleaning datasets
  • Preparing data for analyzing
  • Customer data analytics
  • Transforming data from one format to other
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  • More than some of its competitors, most Webtrends' configurations (reports, dimensions, filters, content groups, measures) can be done in the admin UI, rather than in the tagging and site code. The tag itself is smart - it can sense offsite links, clicks on pdf downloads, form button clicks, and so on, which eliminates a lot of extra coding or tag modification that has to be done with other products.
  • There are so many levers and buttons in the configuration that nearly anything can be turned into a report, or a report dimension, filter, or measure.
  • It allows re-analysis of past data as far back as 90 days. Usually, you do this if you have created new custom reports, content groups, change the filters, and so on.
  • There is a software version, called On Premises. (The SaaS version is called On Demand.)
  • It has real path analysis ... it does not daisy-chain individual steps as others do. The paths it displays are what happens in actual visits, up to 20 steps long. It has forward and backward paths (one visit can appear several times depending on how many times the node was hit), paths-from-entry (one visit, one path), content group paths as well as page paths. Its one lack (that I care about) is SiteCatalyst's Pathfinder report which allows you to identify wildcard pages in a 3-step hypothetical path.
  • This isn't going to ring a bell for a lot of people, but it handles list variables much better than its competitors (basically, parameters that hold multiple values such as "choose as many as apply" kinds of variables.
  • It handles the tabulations of parameters really well. It deals with three kinds of parameters: those in the pages' URL, those placed in the WT.meta's (I don't think any competitors use this approach and it is fantastic for easily keeping URLs clean for SEO purposes), and those collected automatically by the standard tag. When tabulating parameters, its competitors require more up-front work, lots more configuration time, or severe limits on the quantity.
  • Having recently tried out Google Analytics' new Content Groups feature, I was reminded of how powerful it is in Webtrends. There's really no comparison. Furthermore, the content groups can be configured p in the UI as well as hard-coded into the page. Content Group paths can be up to 20 steps long, and are not daisy-chained.
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Cons

  • 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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  • The big downside, the elephant in the room, is that it does not (as of right now) have on-demand segmenting, drilldowns, etc. You have to think of what you want in advance and create those reports then analyze some data. This is huge. You can, of course, re-analyze old data after creating new reports but you still have to wait. (This deficiency may become obsolete with the release of Webtrends Explore later this month (May 2014).)
  • It has fewer mature integrations with other products and databases than competitors do, although I'm told it works with SharePoint better than anything else does.
  • Its attribution modeling capability is behind Google Analytics'. In my humble opinion, this could be changed quickly if Webtrends would make some tweaks to its standard visitor history files (i.e. preserve the order in which past visits were sourced beyond the single most recent one, rather than storing all those past sources as a randomized list).
  • It doesn't incorporate statistical tests, confidence intervals, or statistical associations. However, this same criticism can be applied to its competitors (other than A/B Testing products). It's a tabulation program, as they all are. In this respect, web analytics tools as a group are relatively primitive. Sorry to bring this up as a criticism of Webtrends but it's my pet peeve about the whole industry and I just have to say it. (p.s. take advantage of the heavy-duty Webtrends Scheduled Export functionality to get really granular data that you can feed to a stats program to get significances.)
  • Although the documentation, help screens, phone support and the knowledge base have improved tremendously in recent years, there is still a pretty steep learning curve because it is different from the tools that entry-level users may have already been exposed to. This can be a shock and many users are alienated at first because they just don't get some of the fundamentals at first. I'd like to see much better help screens that are thoroughly interlinked with the KB and documentation. Having superb online support would make a world of difference with the adoption of this basically powerful tool.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics6.5
Based on 14 answers
I would love to renew, but Alteryx is not available for Mac computers.
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Webtrends Analytics5.4
Based on 25 answers
Our client is currently exploring other options on an international scale. We are not sure what their final decision will be.
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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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Webtrends Analytics5.4
Based on 7 answers
If I could give it a 0, I would. Not having an intuitive user interface made it impossible to convince non-analytic business users to use the tool on their own. Even as a seasoned analyst, frequent calls were needed to get what should be simple tasks done. Account managers don't understand the tool either, and have to refer you to technical support
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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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Webtrends Analytics9.0
Based on 4 answers
It is much better than average. Down time usually occurs because of a need to refresh the server on our end.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Webtrends Analytics8.2
Based on 3 answers
The v9 admin interface and v10 reporting interface work as well as expected, but have a tendency to be pokey, especially for bulky reports and whenever you're connected to wifi. I much prefer using the REST API for all reporting for this reason, which simply dumps out the data and doesn't bother with the user interface.
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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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Webtrends Analytics8.8
Based on 8 answers
We've always had great support from WebTrends.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Webtrends Analytics9.7
Based on 3 answers
The in-person training was comprehensive enough to get you started, but I strongly recommend having a more experienced person when beginning with the tool.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Webtrends Analytics9.0
Based on 4 answers
Webtrends provides several free webinars over the course of the year, many of which I would expect to pay for. The people providing the webinars seem to have a good feel for real-world application of the product.
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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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Webtrends Analytics9.9
Based on 5 answers
Careful planning and patience. Use a non-public test site to fine tune tags and reporting. Despite best laid plans, there will be surprises when you collect the data, run the analysis and begin generating reports using the tool. Perform a tag audit to ensure tags fire as desired.
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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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Using Omniture at my current place of employment and using Google Analytics as a backup at both, Webtrends is the clear superior product. I go back to how easy the UI is to navigate and how simple it is to get user level data that isn't duplicated or doesn't try to pigeon hold you into additional services . Webtrends also has great customer service which allowed us to create custom data dumps without charging us exhorbant per data dump fees. I wish I could go back to Webtrends
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • We provided analysis that increased our sales 10 percent for our web-based products. We were able to create better products dependent on customer searches.
  • We managed vendor participation better. We had a few companies referring people to us, and we were able to track their results and cut the ones that weren't performing.
  • We were able to do stronger forecasting by looking into where and how people engaged with our site.
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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.

Webtrends Analytics

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