The most powerful all-in-one data platform out there.
February 17, 2022

The most powerful all-in-one data platform out there.

Chris McEleavey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Modules Used

  • Alteryx Connect
  • Alteryx Analytics Gallery
  • Desktop

Overall Satisfaction with Alteryx

I implement Alteryx across multiple verticals and across all levels of organisations. I've been using Alteryx alongside many other ETL/ELT, Business Intelligence, and Enterprise Warehousing solutions for many years. I am constantly impressed by how rapidly it can be deployed and how the benefits can be seen on day one. This platform can revolutionise businesses that are still dependent on Excel, SQL, or other legacy platforms and can immediately remove the bottleneck many businesses have due to IT being the focal point of data reporting and analytics. With the constant development of the platform and the vast global community, Alteryx is always at the cutting edge, whether that be constant improvements to the standard data blending and prep tools to the emergence of automated machine learning, image analysis, etc. Basically, Alteryx can do everything with your data. Code-free.
  • Data prep and blending from unlimited sources
  • Advanced analytics with automated machine learning
  • Connect to all major technology platforms and write your own connectors
  • Automation of repetitive tasks
  • Rapid deployment and quick learning curve due to code free interface
  • Easily integrate all data sources
  • Spatial analytics
  • Data visualisations could be improved, but it syncs with Qlik, Tableau, PowerBI etc.
  • On average, we see the time to deploy to be around 10% of what it would take a SQL team.
  • One major client reported a task deemed impossible by a team of around 20 IT employees using SQL over the course of 9 months was done by one consultant using Alteryx in just over 12 days.
  • The impact is huge. Every user can now do what every coder can do in a fraction of the time—no need to learn to code.
The two listed are the closest to having an Alteryx-like functionality, with Knime being the better offering of the two. Neither comes close to the breadth of functionality available in Alteryx.
Knime has a very good predictive analytics offering, but to get to the point where you can use them, I would recommend Alteryx, which then makes it pointless having Knime as you would use the automated machine learning capabilities in Alteryx.
Talend lacked the functionality and is clearly aimed at a more technical audience.

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The sheer breadth of the functionality and how easy it is to use makes it absolutely revolutionary for any company still using Excel, SQL, etc. The interface is drag and drop and does not require any coding, but also benefits from those with coding ability as it is fully integrated with the likes of R, Python, Spark, etc.
Just how quickly the impact of Alteryx is seen is really very impressive.
The Alteryx community is the best software community I've ever seen. It is incredibly expansive, with online training, videos, comprehensive how-to guides, tool mastery documentation, and a very active and vibrant user base.
There are many advanced users active at all times of the day. The community is gamified, so users are given bonuses for answering questions ensuring all queries are answered promptly, usually by the contributors building the solution in Alteryx.
The platform itself is very stable and constantly updated.
Alteryx also embraces the partner model so that all Alteryx users can be supported by their partners.
This is one of, if not the best software platform available. All data problems we've ever come up against have been handled by Alteryx, and the vast majority could be handled by non-technical business users, such as the simplicity of the drag and drop interface.
Don't let the simplicity fool you into thinking it lacks complexity. Everything you would need to do with your data you can do rapidly in Alteryx.

Alteryx Feature Ratings

Using Alteryx

10 - Consultants and data scientists. We use Alteryx both internally to carry out our own internal analytics and reporting and with our clients to help them achieve rapid ROI. Our staff are highly skilled, advanced certified Alteryx consultants.
We also have Alteryx users in our sales team and finance. Alteryx is used to produce our financial reports and to connect to our many data sources.
  • Helping clients automate their repetitive tasks currently carried out in Excel/SQL, etc.
  • Carry out advanced analytics in many verticals
  • Provide a holistic view of a company's data position
  • Provide clean data models for front end BI visualisation tools
  • Automation of a comprehensive collections process for a water company
  • Carried out advanced analytics for an online marketing company that allowed them to automatically adjust their online pricing and click-through rates
  • Automate the entire HR benefits calculations for a major US retail outfit
  • Used predictive analytics in the NHS to reduce hospital re-admittance rates
  • Used web-scraping to automatically retrieve competitor pricing
  • Highlighted student likely to fail or withdraw from courses in a University

Evaluating Alteryx and Competitors

Alteryx Support

Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
No. Not required.

Using Alteryx

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Data Prep
  • Data governance
  • Spatial analytics
  • Predictive analytics
  • Time Series modeling
  • Email distribution of reports
  • Automation of repetitive tasks
  • App development
  • Connectivity to third party systems
  • Data modeling for BI front ends
  • Text analysis
  • Image processing

Integrating Alteryx

  • Power BI
  • Outlook
  • Salesforce
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Analytics
  • DataRobot
  • Google Big Query
  • Dynamics CRM
  • Google Sheets
  • SharePoint
  • Anaplan
  • Amazon S3
  • Adobe
  • JIRA
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Marketo
  • MongoDB
  • OneDrive
  • CtrlHub
  • Excel
  • Amazon Redshift
  • SAP
  • Databricks
  • Python
  • HDFS
You can integrate with anything. The platforms mentioned are out of the box, and there are many more I haven't personally used, but you simply select the connector, and away you go. You can also write your own connector as Alteryx can connect to anything that has a connector such as an API, ODBC, etc. The connection is very straightforward.
  • File import/export
  • Single Signon
  • API (e.g. SOAP or REST)
  • ETL tools
1. Engage a skilled partner. Talk to Alteryx and ask for a partner they would recommend. There are certifications provided by Alteryx that prove the proficiency the partner has in the platform. If you can find one with an Expert certified consultant, that would be a good start. There are only about 30 Expert qualified users in the world, so it's a high bar!

2. Provide the users with support when they are setting up. A skilled partner will obviously help with this, but ensure the users have time and support to learn the product.