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Alteryx, Inc. is a leader in self-service data analytics. Alteryx Analytics provides analysts with the unique ability to easily prep, blend, and analyze all of their data using a repeatable workflow, then deploy and share analytics at scale for deeper insights in hours, not weeks. Analysts love the Alteryx Analytics platform because they can connect to and cleanse data from data warehouses, cloud applications, spreadsheets, and other sources, easily join this data together, then perform analytics – predictive, statistical, and spatial – using the same intuitive user interface, without writing any code. Thousands of companies and data analysts worldwide rely on Alteryx daily.

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Year Founded
2010
Total Revenue (USD mm)
131
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Irvine, CA
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NYSE: AYX
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Alteryx review by Elliot Y.
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"Data Analytics Tool Saving Me Hours"

What do you like best?

The non-coding-heavy interface of Alteryx makes it easy to use, even without a computer-science background. It has a very good GUI, and the tools are well-defined and easy to understand. Alteryx capably handles massive datasets, manipulates them with ease, and helps join disparate data to form more meaningful outputs that aid in decision processes.

What do you dislike?

There are several things in Alteryx that could be made better. For example, if I want to prepend a date to an output Excel file, it would be nice to simply have a checkbox option on that output tool that says "prepend today's date to file". Currently, I have to use a formula tool that incorporates the text of the entire file path, a DateTimeNow function, as well as the rest of the file name as text, and then choose to "Replace Entire File Path" from X field to do the same thing that a simple checkbox could accomplish. I'm sure the backend coding isn't so simple, but given the massively complicated tools already built into Alteryx, I'm sure it is possible.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you currently use Informatica, Alteryx is a huge step forward, especially in its transparency of operations and ease of implementation of scheduled workflows and shared workflows.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Alteryx to assemble, clean, and join multiple sources of supply chain data into a single database that can be analyzed against internal and external necessities. Instead of relying on multiple individuals to create, interpolate, and send me data, Alteryx allows me to connect to both source databases and off-line files, and has the tools to automate the cleaning and prep of those data. Furthermore, Alteryx has advanced transposition, summarization, and union/join tools that allow me to pull together all data related to our company's list of SKUs, allowing for a one-stop shop for analysis with the formula tools and other predictive analysis tools.

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Alteryx review by Altan A.
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"End to end analytics in a single run..."

What do you like best?

It's pretty straightforward to get a grasp on your companies data, either it's small data like surveys or

big data like millions of credit card transactions or IoT sensor data....

In a single solution, Alteryx Designer you can automate an ETL process, an interactive report or a full predictive/prescriptive model. Rerun without a hassle, turn it into an API and share or even deploy it in a few minutes thru a scoring engine, it is just unbelievable...

What do you dislike?

Should be able to utilize my computer's GPU cores instead of only CPU cores...

Some additional automated data prepping like parsing HTML tables is needed for ease of use.

There are a lot of predictive, time-series, clustering modelling options ok, but additional automated modelling and hyper-parameter tuning without coding is needed...

Recommendations to others considering the product

Alteryx is super easy to learn, has well suited in-database capabilities to handle a lot of tasks a lot faster and cheaper than the competitors... You don't need to license and additional server for claculations.

All expensive calculations can be handled throu your existing investments like MySQL, SQL Server, Teradata, Orcale, SAP Hana, Hadoop etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Alteryx for analytics driven management consulting projects, data quality scoring and cleansing followed by data enrichment using Census or spatial (location intelligence) data... This then become an input into time-series forecasting or predictive models and then to linear, mixed integer optimization models...

All work is prepared in a continuous workflow and resulting tables and graphs and full reports can be pushed to PDF reports, PowerPoint slides, native Qlik and Tableau files...

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Alteryx review by Tom C.
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"Alteryx at one year using"

What do you like best?

Easy to learn, find help, training and turning over workflows to colleagues. It connects to a lot of file types and databases. The learning curve is similar to Excel in that you can start with what you need at the moment and continue to increase your skills thru video, live training and the community.

What do you dislike?

The next step to server is complex and could be improved by a local server development environment, but this is not a must have by any means.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am managing multiple file sources, blending, validating and controlling updates. This is a time saver and allows me to do more. Alteryx self documents and is easy to turn over to others to perform the processes which I develop.

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Alteryx review by Jaehoon L.
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"Functioning and extensible analytics pipelining tool"

What do you like best?

This is basically a well functioning tool but the best thing is extensibility. By adding plug-ins you can connect the tool to reporting tools such as Tableau or machine learning modules.

What do you dislike?

The desktop authoring tool often crashes. As the tool has been upgraded it got better but still it often becomes slow or crash. Considering this is a pipelining tool this must be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Although Alteryx provides a lot of functionalities of data pipelining, consider to use this when you starts to struggle with too many SQLs and pipelines. This tool has some learning curve and transition cost. If your pipeline is not so complex and you have good analysts, it is not critical to use pipelining tool. Plus, this is an expensive product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're using the tool for systemizing and optimizing clinical data extraction and report generation. A lot of messy SQLs and their metadata may be better managed by the tool.

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Alteryx review by Paul J.
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Financial Services
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"Useful ETL and Analytics at a Steep Price"

What do you like best?

Interface enables users to easily access and prepare data for analysis or other use. Lots of analytical modules/tools with deep sophistication for analysis and modeling. Extensive capabilities to get creative, design and build custom solutions. Customer service typically responsive and knowledgeable Readily manages repetitive data functions efficiently.

What do you dislike?

Lacks detailed documentation making for a steep learning curve and inefficient use of time to complete basic functions at on-boarding. Poor charting (data visualization) and reporting features. In many cases it is quicker to use Excel to perform ad-hoc data tasks and analysis. Cost makes for a challenging ROI. An occasional software crash. Current version 11 appears more stable. Data product add-on falls short in value.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Cost makes it most appropriate for the sophisticated, senior analysis. More functionality and tools than are typically required/needed at the cost. Start with a single license to train and ensure organizational ROI hurdles are met/attainable. We have experienced conflicts with the data in the data product add-on where data conflicts with third-party sources for auditing. alteryx explained these were timing/methodology issues. We use limited parts of the data plan that make it hard to justify the cost.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fisite uses alteryx to clean, organize, analyze and report on consumer survey data. Perform trade area analysis for retail clients. Analyze/model marketing data. Repetitive data preparation is more efficient.

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Alteryx review by Mike M.
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"Incredibly powerful and I only use about 1% of its capabilities"

What do you like best?

Ease of joining multiple salesforce tables without having to know SQL

What do you dislike?

The automated scheduler is an additional charge

Recommendations to others considering the product

Plan to invest some time learning the basics of the tool. There is definitely a learning curve, but there are tons of benefits once you learn how to leverage Alteryx.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Alteryx to structure and populate data for all of my Tableau dashboards. I can now build out my own data sets without burdening my IT team with SQL requests. This has allowed me to build out data and analyze issues much quicker than in the past.

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Alteryx review by Matt R.
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"Alteryx brings the Visio-like workflow paradigm to complex data normalization."

What do you like best?

Alteryx connects the dots better than any data mining/self-service program I know. It handles a lot of different data sources very easily (whether a flat file, OLAP cube, or database) and allows for normalization and data cleansing of multiple data sets. If your organization has several different systems of record, data feeds and master data tables, Alteryx will allow you to sort it all out without rewriting upstream programs or redesigning complex systems of record already in place.'

What makes it a pleasure to use is its Visio-like workflow layout - you can easily "connect" the process of your overall business workflow to a sub-process within Alteryx which takes you though each step like a flowchart.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't handle the ETL aspect very well since it's not really a database, and it doesn't have a very intuitive way to handle scheduling of workflow operations, and it doesn't have a section to manage things like lookup tables from a systemwide perspective. There is a fairly high learning curve considering the program is meant for non-experts. This product is most effectively used by data analysts, business analysts, and process/product owners.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Bringing disparate databases, systems of records, and transactional information into a harmonized end result that can be easily digested within BI tools and as well as end-user consumption.

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Alteryx review by Marissa K.
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"Great alternative to Excel when reviewing a large amount of data"

What do you like best?

This is a wonderful software for manipulating extensive amounts of data (whereas Excel would typically crash with the same amount of data). The icons make it easy to use and visualize how the "equation" should be set up. Once you get the hang of it, it's very user friendly and helpful.

What do you dislike?

It is initially very confusing because it is nothing like Excel. It is not really intuitive (depending on your background), but can become easy in time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product but potentially not necessary if not working with large sets of data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my job, we work with millions of rows of data at a time, so the biggest benefit is manipulating data before exporting to an Excel sheet.

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Alteryx review by Meredith N.
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"Alteryx Review"

What do you like best?

Alteryx is very user friendly. Unlike Access, one can easily determine what to drag into the screen to complete a query.

What do you dislike?

It does not run as fast as the software company claims. We link Alteryx to Teradata in my office and it is faster than excel linking to Teradata, however, it is not light-years faster as they claim.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Alteryx is a cool tool. Once a user is versed in the tool it will be much easier to use than access or excel.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Alteryx is helping to provide a viable solution to report out on fill rates at our depots. The tool is being used to create better reports.

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"Intuitive software for blending, prepping, and manipulating data"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to use. No coding experience necessary. Not only is this an amazing data preparation tool, it definitely optimizes your process in an automated fashion pushing for efficiency and consistency. Plus it can be fully documented allowing for compliance.

What do you dislike?

Alteryx is a bit pricey for a license. Although this is a data preparation tool, I can't help but point out the data visualization features are lacking.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are involved in analytics, I strongly recommend Alteryx. If you are an excel user, then Alteryx is definitely for you. The company's support team is amazing! They are always willing to help and their response time is less than a day.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have definitely optimized and documented many of our weekly/monthly/quarterly processes. For instance, we have brought a report that takes 2 days to prepare down to 2 minutes.

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"So Many Uses!"

What do you like best?

I can use Alteryx for almost anything! It it much easier to manipulate and match data in Alteryx than other platforms such as excel. I can combine data from different sources and file types. It has so many tools to join, match, compare, and transform data. My favorite tools are the fuzzy matching and summary tools. I also really love the data cleansing features.

What do you dislike?

It does take some time to get to know how to use alteryx. There are so many tools and more than one way to achieve the same result. However they have good basic training materials to get you started and a decent community for more complicated questions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main reason we chose Alteryx is because it has Fuzzy matching capabilities. This allows us to match leads to sales reports using company names that may not be listed exactly the same. This has allowed us to create ROI reports that we were unable to do before. Once I started using Alteryx I realized I can use it for so many different things. It has replaced excel for so many projects and has made it possible for me to quickly maneuver data in ways I was not able to before.

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"Alteryx great tool to automate processes"

What do you like best?

The ability to automate

Alteryx is flexible and allows users to quickly integrate and coordinate multiple data sources .

This reduces helps reduce costs (and time spent) and improves access to data previously difficult to aggregate. Makes it easy to cleanse, analyse,join multiple data. Also very good in reducing human error as data is being manipulated.

What do you dislike?

Nothing specific I dislike about Alteryx. This a great automation tool of the future and i am sure that it will get better and better

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great tool to automate process that you perform regularly with standard/same inputs. I love the feature that you can input data directly from the oracle database

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automation of repetitive processes to save time that will be used by process owners to do more analytical and value add tasks.

-Eliminate human error during manipulation of data

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Alteryx review by Victor C.
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"Alteryx- Blend your way to glory"

What do you like best?

>Alteryx has fantastic blending capabilities

> it can interact with most popular databases and files available today

> It is the only ETL tool in the market that can output a tableau data extract (TDE)

> Alteryx is not just an ETL tool, it can be used to perform a whole lot of analytics on your data

> Alteryx integrates with R seamlessly and can be used for predictive modelling.

> It can also be used to build reports with prompt filters

What do you dislike?

> While Alteryx outputs a tableau data extract seamlessly it cannot read a similar extract

> it does not have good support for special characters

> it is not stable and crashes frequently when multiple users access the same workflow on the server

Recommendations to others considering the product

> One should consider using Alteryx as an extension to tableau since tableau lacks the modelling capabilities necessary for analyzing any dataset.

> Alteryx can make dealing with different data sources easy

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

> We have used Alteryx to prepare and cleanse data for the tableau desktop software

> We have been able to use alteryx as an extension of tableau for building data reports used for auditing the tableau visualization.

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"Must have tool for ETL and data science"

What do you like best?

ETL capabilities, data modeling capabilities using multisource, there is no limit to how many different sources you can connect to, data visualizations are also much better, R integration for data science capabilities which allows users who do not have experience in R programming to drag and drop and see the power of R, the free certifications with a final professional certification exam and learning materials available online.

What do you dislike?

Visualizations could be more better when compared to Tableau / power BI. They should have the property which allows other tools to access the transformed data into themselves to be used for visualization purposes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for an easy to use tool for ETL, visualizations and data science with R even if you don't have any experience in programming, look no further, this is the right tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data cleansing from multiple sources, data transformation using different techniques, schema design usiing multiple sources, data modeling using multiple tables, ETL while cleansing data. Data science drag and drop features with R integration is easy to use, you may not know to code in R but you can still use the many awesome features of R via this tool

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"Lightning fast analytics with Alteryx"

What do you like best?

Speed and ease of use. Very easy to use, even if you're not a programmer. And the speed at which is processes records is faster than anything I've worked with (SQL, Oracle, etc.).

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the new releases can be buggy. Seems they are quick to put out new releases without fully vetting them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check out the community (community.alteryx.com). Lots of great stuff there to look through to get a feel for not only the product, but the helpfulness of the community. Usually the community members are more helpful than your assigned rep.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Blending and analyzing huge amounts of data very quickly, predictive analytical models, analytic apps for end-users that need not know anything about the software. Benefits are huge productivity increases which allows more deliverables.

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Alteryx review by Zachary W.
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"The most important tool in my toolkit"

What do you like best?

Alteryx has so many great aspects it's hard to choose, but at a core it would be the ability to take information from so many different sources and blend them into a single source. But it can also do some of the heavy-lifting on the analytics side and build repeatable processes with ease. It also can help users with some knowledge of stats but without a big programming chops to run some modeling, which is awesome.

What do you dislike?

The reporting is not that beautiful--you probably won't be making decks using Alteryx, but the data will be there for you!

The learning curve can be steep, as well. Be prepared to spend a good 2 weeks learning--but you should see value within the first day of playing around.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have at least 1 or 2 subject experts who will put in plenty of time to learn the software. This isn't something someone can pick up while only using it once or twice every few months.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our main business problem is that we have a treasure trove of data sitting in a bunch of different sources that we don't know how to get value from--we have Google Analytics data, sales data from Amazon and our POS system, data from our website database... and all are just a little bit different. Using Alteryx, I was able to blend all the sources of data and create processes that update data from all of the sources on a schedule. No more having to go to source X and then source Y to get the information I need--it's all in the hands of the entire organization in a central repository.

Alteryx is also my go-to tool for ad hoc analyses that wouldn't be handled well through a dashboard-type tool... of customers who have purchased in the past 12 months in this market, how many repeat again and spend over $50? Of customers who visited us through paid search, how many also end up purchases in-store? These types of weird, custom asks are a breeze with Alteryx.

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"Simplify and Expedite Excel"

What do you like best?

Alteryx is basically Excel on steroids. It's able to manage large quantities of data and manipulate it quickly. It allows you to annotate every step of the way and maintains data integrity as you can click through step-by-step and see every change that was made.

What do you dislike?

Alteryx can be a little intimidating to those at first, but once you get the hang of it it's pretty user friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the trainings and join the Alteryx community. You can find very helpful answers there to your solutions as it's likely someone else already had the same issue.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Alteryx allows us to comb through mass amounts of data quickly (seconds/minutes vs hours/days) and saves a ton of time from manual manipulation. By automating data manipulation, we also eliminate human error.

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"Great and easy to use tool for large data"

What do you like best?

Easy to use inputs, lots of documentation available, love how I can use multiple data sources easily, great for automation!

What do you dislike?

Doesn't have many options for data visualization.

It can freeze at times especially with large workflows.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check documentation, have some patience with the tool since it can get overwhelming when using it for the first time. There are lots of resources available in order for you to become an expert with this tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have used this tool to automate some of the multiple source client reports that we have. Before we used to take 4 days in order to compile and QC the data. Now we only take 1 day!!

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"Alteryx: Data Preparation and Blending Tool"

What do you like best?

Alteryx is a great data blending and data prep tool. It allows you to take data from different forms and very easily combine them into something that you can work with. This is all done through a workflow process with drag and drop tools. This makes it easy for the less technical people to transform their data without a steep learning curve. I also really like that there is a tool that turns all of the data blending that you have done into a tableau file that can be automatically imported into tableau and used there.

What do you dislike?

While touted as having great analytic capabilities, I found that Alteryx did not stand up to competitors like Tableau. The analytics capabilities that Alterx does have are a bit clunky and do not present a final product in a great way.

It is definitely more of a data prep/blend tool than an analytics tool, which I thought was not represented in the best way in its advertising.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great data prep and blending tool, however it is not ideal to be used for analytic purposes. Although it integrates fantastically with Tableau.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have the need to access data that is in many different forms. From excel files to csv files, I have been having to manually add data to a master database file, all of this is very labor intensive. With Alteryx I can decide what data entries I need as well as delete duplicates, replace words and add columns, all automatically.

This tool saves me a lot of time, was easy to learn and reduces the redundancy of the work I do.

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"Relatively New User"

What do you like best?

The interface and overall flow and feel of the product is excellent. The ability to abstract processing and to modularize is a useful software development model made more efficient by the clean, modular approach of the software. This lets users leverage prior modules and workflows effectively and somewhat transparently. This is useful in helping new users to train up on the system, helping put the examples into the context of your organization quickly by reviewing workflows and documents created by a few solo "Top Gun" users.

What do you dislike?

The product is quite expensive and would be more useful more broadly if it were less expensive per seat. This model makes it workable as a single seat,tool used by a "Top Gun", but difficult to provide to a more junior resource to become proficient. It is very complex, so it takes some time, even for a Top Gun to become expert. The product is self-evident in some ways, but has a great deal of power and complexity that must be discovered individually. Tutorials and learning modules are good, but could be more applicable to our industry and somewhat specialized use case. I would like to see even more tie-in with Salesforce, marketing analytics, demographics, etc.,

Recommendations to others considering the product

Explore the trial software, but it is very short-term.(14 days) If possible, see if you can meet with another customer or user that's been using it for some time (> 6 months) to see how it might fit into your organization. The license model makes it difficult to use broadly, but the ability to leverage prior development helps.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analytics tying into workflows, using for marketing analytics and setting up machine learning solutions. Rapid prototyping. It may be useful as an intermediate layer between the UI and machine learning, R models that we may be using, or tying into Azure Machine Learning, etc.

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"Great way to turn anyone with a bit of database experience into a data analyst."

What do you like best?

Alteryx makes it easy to connect multiple kinds of data sources together. CRM data can be joined to spreadsheets, and then uploaded into a postgres database that backs up Tableau.

What do you dislike?

Not so much a dislike, but it lacks server setup features in my opinion. In an analyst role, I'm still dependent upon IT to get me a box or AWS up and running.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you've ever been delayed on a project because you're waiting on your dysfunctional IT team to get it together or you know what needs to be done, but you're not sure you have the technical skills to do it, this is the product for you. I do wish the Alteryx server was less expensive. Between that and Tableau Online, you're looking at a large cash outlay every year.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automation. I can build something once, then make it push button for data refreshes as often as I need. It's also modular, I can build components and recycle them in multiple different work flows.

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"Alteryx is one of the best tools I've ever used"

What do you like best?

Alteryx allows you to automate so many redundant tasks. It allows your team to move faster, find insights, and pull data from multiple data sources

What do you dislike?

Honestly, I don't believe I have any complaints. The tool is amazing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use alteryx for everything. We have several processes that are now automated. For instance, Finance needs a report from me on a monthly basis. I have setup a workflow to run each month and email the report out to them without ever having to touch it again. This is a huge time saver.

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"Altering X and Y with Alteryx"

What do you like best?

Easy drag and drop. Simple to get started with and learn as you grow.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the canvas can be a little unwieldy or visually confusing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your homework. Compare against other vendors and know how a solution fits your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connecting with multiple data sources is fairly simple, as is cleaning the Data.

The best part is being to disassemble and create new geographical files, like shapefiles.

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"Big Cost and Big Possibilities"

What do you like best?

The ability to create a workflow that can be automated when it is finished. This is something that Tableau Prep can not let us do right now.

What do you dislike?

The cost is the biggest minus really. Our company has a few licenses while we are trying it out, but the cost is discouraging unless we can create more with the limited people right now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do the research and already have project ideas that can be worked on immediately. Have an Altyerx staff person to help implement this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving how we do our daily tasks to be more automated and traceable. We want to see where a disconnect can begin and how we can go about fixing it for the future.

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Alteryx review by Dan D.
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"Powerful ETL tool and easy Tableau Integration"

What do you like best?

The variety and depth of tools offered, as well as ease of use. Does not require any coding experience to use.

What do you dislike?

Slight learning curve to understand all the tools and some of the Statistical R packages aren't always straightforward.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For anyone who wants to take control of their data, the sky is the limit. Alteryx is a fantastic tool , but takes some getting used to.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Processing vast amounts of data, combined with algorithms for multivariable scoring/ranking. Some of the benefits realized are actually being able to extract data and process it quickly. Easily integrates with SQL Server and Tableau for robust data visualization.

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Alteryx review by Bipin V.
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"Best tool for Data Preparation"

What do you like best?

Plug and play is the best thing in Alteryx

What do you dislike?

I am using this tool from part 1 year, I have not come across anything which needs improvement

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data cleaning/ data massaging for Finance and Quality teams

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Alteryx review by Rana D.
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"Cut down processing hours"

What do you like best?

The fact that we can create workflows for stuff that would take us days in excel that would take us minutes to process and get an output in alteryx. Totally changed the way we do work

What do you dislike?

The fact that we have to purchase additional capabilities--geomapping, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Main problem is leveraging technology to streamline processes and work smarter, not harder. Technology is available to make our work easier, so we are leveraging readily available technology, that is also affordable. We have been able to cut so much processing time.

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What do you like best?

Alteryx uses visuals to help make data mining easier. The software is easier to understand than excel or access for data mining purposes. The training classes are hands on and worthwhile to attend.

What do you dislike?

When linked to Teradata, it does not run as quickly as promised- also a complaint with Access. Alteryx is intuitive but training classes will help the user get up to speed quicker.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Looking for customers patterns and insight in data the company gathers.

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Alteryx review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Retail
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"Great tool to combine and manipulate big data from different sources"

What do you like best?

The fact that I can manipulative data sets from all sorts of sources. I can combine data from hadoop and teradata to output a single data set into excel.

What do you dislike?

How slow the processing can be and the fact that i cant look into my browser box when the flow is running.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Whether our third party hires are completing their jobs on time. I am running reports on Alteryx to gather and complete their data. Benefits that I can collect all this data, output it in excel, and email it out all in a click of a button.

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Alteryx review by Joe M.
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"Great tool for data cleansing and automation"

What do you like best?

The easy drag and drop module based interface makes it easy to create customized solutions for anything from data automation/data cleansing to creating predictive models.

What do you dislike?

The program can be very resource intensive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reporting and monitoring automation. Allows the team to spend more time focusing on more important goals.

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"Layman's Data Aggregation tool"

What do you like best?

Software is easy to use and has made my work day less tedious.

What do you dislike?

I am still pulling files into Excel to manipulate, but that could be my lack of knowledge and not the product's shortcomings.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have cut down the time it takes to solve problems from 3 days to 3 hours. By creating and saving processes I've also been able to train others simply and easily, with very little headache.

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"Incredible way to improve speed of data transformation"

What do you like best?

I love the visual layout of the application as well as how I'm able to quickly perform complex adjustments to my data. The tool saves me hours of time and creates repeatable workflows.

What do you dislike?

There's a slightly steep learning curve but once you're familiar with the tool its easy and powerful!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building sample pipelines for data manipulation, as well as deploying full solutions for base business reporting.

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Alteryx review by Wael F.
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"The best self-service tool to get informed decisions"

What do you like best?

Its intuitive workflow environment with the drag&drop tools across data extraction, blending, preparation, transformation and advanced analytics while sharing results among variable tools

What do you dislike?

It only runs on Windows till today, Looking forward for the Mac edition

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a full overview of what is happening and what will happen in your business, you need Alteryx

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Blending data from different sources.

Preparing and cleansing data that took weeks on excel, not takes hours.

You do not need a data scientist to build predictive modeling

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Alteryx review by Ed F.
Sales Standards and Process Manager
Consumer Goods
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"Enriching data with Alteryx"

What do you like best?

it is easy to combine and enrich data. Repeatable workflows runs really fast..

What do you dislike?

Reporting features to create charts and tables are limited

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use the free trial to evaluate, the training is very good

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cleaning and enriching data for better decisions. Do more with out having to increase staff.

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Alteryx review by User in Food & Beverages
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"Fantastic data blending and processing tool, especially for ETL, but also for prepping and reporting"

What do you like best?

Ease of use. You will need basic knowledge of data storage system you're planning on processing whether it's a database or a spreadsheet. You'll also need to understand what you need to do with the data to get to what you're after, but exploring and playing with the data until you figure out how to get there is extremely rewarding and intuitive and you'll pickup data patterns quickly as long as you understand your data. Also the customer support is incredible. There is also a thriving community and lots of self-help available. It's very reasonably priced relative to other similar solutions, but might still be perceived as expensive for small businesses.

What do you dislike?

There are a few bugs with certain specific edge cases that there really isn't a solution for, only work-arounds. I can't really give specific examples because they are so edge, but they will be the types of things where you have this really specific need and it just doesn't work for no good reason. It's very reasonably priced relative to other similar solutions, but might still be perceived as expensive for small businesses.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Brave what seems like a steep learning curve and just play around with your data until you start to get a handle on how you can manipulate it. Not only is this tool crazy powerful, it will also give you new insight into how you can manipulate data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've done everything from a whole sale migration of our five individual production MySQL databases into a single SQL Server Database for a completely different ERP system, to complex business analysis and automated reporting. The only thing this tool doesn't really do well is visualizing data, but Alteryx can natively work with Qlik and Tableau data files, so, if you also use one of those, you're set.

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What do you like best?

The ability to drill into the data into some many ways. You can make whatever you want happen with data with this tool. We have solved so many complex problems with alteryx and it just won't have happened using excel.

What do you dislike?

I think Alteryx can continue to add more macros to accomplish different situations, and also have the program continue to run faster.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We solve complex tax issues using big data - millions of records and finding the correct information you need.

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Alteryx review by Jeremy R.
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Financial Services
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"Does the job, but pricey"

What do you like best?

Alteryx does a good job of self documenting complex ETL processes and making them repeatable across team members.

What do you dislike?

The pricing of the software is extremely high, limiting companies looking for people with alteryx skills.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Performing data ETL processes prior to using tableau for data visualization. Benefits are self documentation and repeatability.

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"Alteryx data enrichment"

What do you like best?

It blends and merges data so easily and precisely. Also its all visual so don't need development skills.

What do you dislike?

Its has very limited functionality in terms of what you can do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We blend data we pulled from data sources in alteryx before visualizations on tableau

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"Great for data manipulation"

What do you like best?

I like that I can quickly merge files and transform them, add columns, etc. all in the same workflow and I can save my workflows to do it again

What do you dislike?

Kind of a weird interface with the icon placement and the left to right drag.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Transforming data for tableau

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Alteryx review by Consultant in Financial Services
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"Alteryx is a powerful version of Excel"

What do you like best?

Alteryx allows you to run through large data sets with an easily changable flow. Repeated analyses are made easy because of the easy interface and powerful calculation engine

What do you dislike?

Some simple calculations in Excel are impossible to do in Alteryx

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Alteryx allowed me to analyze POS transaction data easily and repeatedly for different analyses

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Alteryx review by Diane B.
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"The best data manipulation software I have ever used"

What do you like best?

The speed of data processing (spatial/data analysis, file conversion, etc.) is faster than any other software I have used before. I like that Alteryx incorporates multiple functions including those for data analysis, statistical analysis, spatial analysis, and mapping. I primarily use Alteryx because of the superiority of the software and ease of going from one function to another. I can also convert the format of a file to a variety of formats for use in many other programs. As someone who primarily uses Alteryx to manipulate spatial and non-spatial data in a number of formats, I have found that Alteryx can view and manipulate almost every data format that I have ever used.

What do you dislike?

I think that the mapping functions could be improved. The mapping tools are not as intuitive and I find that the mapping functions are a bit limited compared to other mapping software. I also find that CASS updates can be a little irritating because we have to download an update every 2 months and sometimes we are not provided with a download link. Even though the geocoder within Alteryx is very good compared to others, it isn't as accurate as it should be sometimes. For example, a location that geocodes at the street level (100%) isn't always spot on with the location.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should use Alteryx if you are working with large data in a variety of formats and would like to quickly manipulate/analyze data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are manipulating and analyzing large data sets so that we can provide solutions for our clients.