Alteryx - the Power of Coding for Non-Coders
Updated August 02, 2022

Alteryx - the Power of Coding for Non-Coders

Luke Shaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Alteryx

Alteryx is used by a variety of small teams within our group to prepare and revise Excel reports from their raw state to be ready for a variety of both client-facing and dashboards. Essentially, a number of reports need to be consolidated with new variables created, so that the data is clean and easy to manipulate when creating the dashboards we need in Microsoft Power BI.
  • Cleanse data
  • Automate repetitive tasks
  • Provide a simple but power GUI
  • Making syntax more clear on portions where code is necessary
  • Stop having the "Start Here" tab open every time you open the software
  • Save massive amounts of time at all management levels
  • Provide an easy way to transform culturally to a data-driven organization

Do you think Alteryx delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Alteryx's feature set?


Did Alteryx live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of Alteryx go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Alteryx again?


I have no coding background, but Alteryx has helped me develop comfort with code, because it has introduced me to it so gradually. Alteryx's GUI is powerful and easy to use, but it will eventually drive you to find simple code in order to get syntax right. I have been blown away by how comfortable I've become using Alteryx, though I still only scratch the surface of the product's full capabilities.
You can't just call Alteryx tech support unless you're paying for it. Regular users have to send in an extremely detailed email with all the information laid out. With the price of the subscription, I consider that unacceptable.
I regularly recommend Alteryx for solving a variety of data reporting issues. The only reason it doesn't get more mileage in our group is that data analytics is a side project for me, rather than my full-time role. If you need to regularly revise a spreadsheet in the same way, it can trim the time from hours to a single button click. The workflow I currently use each day involves Alteryx analyzing and displaying trends over years with detail that drills down to the day. It has to read and write just under 2000 files at this point to do that and accomplishes that within about 6 minutes after I click the Run button. If my computer were faster, it would take even less time. The only situations I haven't been impressed with Alteryx for have been in presenting data. If you want a pretty output, just use Power BI afterward though.

Alteryx Feature Ratings

Using Alteryx

I’m not sure of the entire organization’s use, but I’ve seen it across a number of different service lines. Consulting and pure data science users are up there, but there were a number of more tactical industry-specific job roles that used Alteryx as well. I expect most commercial real estate research to begin using Alteryx over the next few years.
1 - Most Alteryx support is conducted by the Alteryx customer service team itself. In-house IT handles product installation and licensing, but when it comes to questions about how to use the product, we only have one resident expert, and he was formerly a customer support rep for Alteryx for a number of years. It takes years to build expertise in such a powerful and wide-ranging software.
  • Automating industry report writing
  • Reduce or eliminate time spent manually editing spreadsheets in a repetitive way
  • Consulting
  • Research
  • Data science
  • Report automation