Use Excel?- get upgraded, get Alteryx Analytics
Updated September 13, 2019

Use Excel?- get upgraded, get Alteryx Analytics

Rishi Bavishi, CSSGB, CAPM | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Alteryx Analytics

Alteryx was adopted by one of our analytical department and reffed by them on their achieved success. Now Alteryx is extensively used in 4 different departments with wide range of tasks. Alteryx is best used for handling large size of data which excel is not capable of. It is a brilliant tool with great visualization that deals with SQL codes in the background. It has predictive analysis capabilities and is compatible with "R" making it a even more greater tool.
  • Predictive analysis - forecasting with different models as ESM / Arima etc.
  • Data clean up, sorting, linking multiple excel files, joining data.
  • Generating reports, scheduling reports, auto emailing of reports.
  • Expanding more functionality is nice to have.
  • Better input and deletion of links between operations.
Although microstrategy is a good tool, Alteryx is a unique tool in terms of providing such capabilities.
Unless there's totally different kinds of datasets, it works with any flat file sheets and is very easy to play with data. If you have files in shared folders the run time depends on the size and speed of accessibility as well, but for most part it works really smooth.
There are some formats that need to be worked on in Alteryx for example using "%" in reporting as you have to go through few extra steps to build such special characters and it makes it a little annoying. It also needs a small fix on when you share data in emails to make it better visualized.
Alteryx is best used for corporations that rely on large excel files and have too many reporting tasks to perform everyday. It will make repetitive tasks to run through just one click. It is also recommended for initial predictive analysis such as forecasting, demographic analysis and behavior analysis. Since it's compatible with "R", it adds even more functionality.

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