Alteryx software


28 reviews(5.0/5)
28 reviews(5.0/5)

Alteryx is a business intelligence platform for data analysts that offers data mining and predictive analytics. It allows users to blend data from disparate sources, including Microsoft Excel, Hadoop, and Salesforce, with built-in drag-and-drop features to prepare raw data for analytics. The software provides a multi-deployment option that includes on-premise and SaaS (Software as a Service).

Analysts can create analysis modules/sequences (a sequence of steps that determine how data will be processed or combined with other sources of data for further analysis). Results from such data modules can be shared as a report or exported to other sources, such as Microsoft Excel or data visualization software such as Tableau or QlikView. Users can download reports in multiple formats, including Excel, XML and PDF files. The solution creates the dataset for analysis or visualization using data quality, integration, and transformation tools.

Pricing is on an annual per user or per server basis.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    Pretty Intuitive to use

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    I think once you get the hang of it and learning all the tools that are available, its not that bad to use. I think for people who have less SQL/software engineering skills who want to do ETL, this is a great product. Someone who has a strong software engineering and database background it is hard for us to let go of some of our habits.

    Cons

    chaining/scheduling workflows is not built in
    there needs to be more support for non MS SQL Server people including oracle, postgres, and redshift.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dinesh Kumar from Lennox International Inc

    Specialty: Accounting / CPA

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    September 2018

    Great tool for Process Automating

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    Amazing tool for process automation and integration

    Pros

    Easy drag and drop interface for creating workflows.
    Easy to debug (easy to track and monitor the workflows while it is running)
    Can Integrate "R" code with Alteryx
    Alteryx provides variety of features for text data cleaning (including fuzzy matching, regular expressions and table joins)
    Without much coding alteryx provides machine learning for predictive analytics (drag and drop features)

    Cons

    At times Alteryx is slow in responding
    Expensive tool
    Not good for data visualization
    Very few training videos

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • William from CRCHC

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    Prep like a pro

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    Pros

    The software allows data prep options for just about any scenario imaginable. If you need to omit rows, add columns,

    The layout involves a flowchart and the user assigns cleanup steps based on a flowchart scheme he so desires.

    The user with a SQL background will have a better understanding and capabilities of the back-end processes.

    Cons

    Does require a bit of practice to get used to the layout and customizable features. Would recommend taking an online or in person course. There is a learning curve, especially for individuals like myself without a data background.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Lincoln from doTERRA International LLC

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    August 2018

    Alteryx simplifies and Enhances Data Preparation

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    I've loved working with Alteryx. After just 4 months of using the software, I have managed to automate over 20 daily or weekly processes that used to take all my time. I now have more time to create meaningful reports that can help management make the decisions that will keep our company moving forward.

    Pros

    Alteryx allows you to walk through your data preparation step by step to ensure that everything is following the exact process of orders that you want.

    Cons

    Occasionally, Alteryx will stop processing a workflow because of a minor error. Frequently, that minor error has a handful of different solutions, forcing you to try each solution one by one. After some experience you learn what things to look for, but when just starting out, it's a nuisance.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Raghu from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    August 2018

    A simple yet powerful ETL tool

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    Pros

    Easy to use UI, just drag and drop tools and start your data modelling.
    Geo spatial data for spatial analysis
    Blending data from different sources is quite easy.
    Create and schedule data models and it will run automatically.

    Cons

    Integration with other tools are less compared to its competitor tools such as Informatica .etc.
    Reporting option could be improved.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Carlos Alejandro from Universidad Central de Venezuela

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    August 2018

    Great Tool for non-coders

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    Pros

    It very very easy to use for your analysis, you can learn quickly to use it. Also, its is very fast for process big data analysis.

    Cons

    It could be a little expensive and for experience the whole software you have to pay something more.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Andrew from Mars & Co.

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    August 2018

    Used in Data Analytics

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    Alteryx has allowed for faster processing of large data sets, and has helped to mitigate issues that arise during the data preparation process.

    Pros

    This software greatly simplifies the process of dealing with large data sets, taking tasks that previously might require knowledge of SQL, Hadoop, and other database items, and allowing you to do it all in an intuitive manner within the Alteryx package.

    Cons

    Software sometimes runs slowly - mostly due to the size of the data sets, but also potentially due to insufficient optimizations for lower level calculations. Also expensive compared to competitors.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Daniel from Tsebo Facilities Solutions

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    July 2018

    We started using Alteryx in a pilot project in November 2017, which resulted in immediate success

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    Massive time saving on Analytical function as well as improvement in accuracy with data from disparate data sources

    Pros

    Ease of implementation, fantastic product support. Great assistance from Altyrex - committed resources at no cost to help implement, train etc. A lot of willingness to help us 'prove' the business case - i.e. make a success of the pilot project. Workshops ran in business helped getting a number of other business functions exposed and on board in support of the product. Willingness to negotiate on price as well as providing trial licences to other functions for a period of time to enable usage uptake. Willingness to understand business problem assisted greatly in successful deployment. Ease of deployment in 'non-analytics' environment was a big enabler. What is great is that it is process flow based and no extensive coding experience is required. Now busy with further business case projects in other parts of the business.

    Cons

    The cost initially seems exorbitant - especially as there are alternatives such as KNIME & Rapid Miner. Value delivered however overcame this barrier.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Vishal from Alvarez & Marsal

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    June 2018

    One tool for most of your data management and preparation needs

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    Pros

    I have been using Alteryx for past few months and it has made my life so easy when it comes to handling multiple files. You can combine multiple excel files, CSVs, any other files, 100s of MBs in size, and within minutes it carries out the entire ETL process.
    1. Ease of use - simple drag and drop
    2. Input and outputs - multiple file formats are supported
    3. Very easily handle GBs of data

    Cons

    1. A few visualization capabilities can be added to make it more comprehensive tool
    2. You have to run the entire workflow again, even if you have made a slight change - having the functionality to run just a piece or small part of the entire workflow will save much more time

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Verified Reviewer

    June 2018

    My first experience with a software of data analytics, very easy to learn and useful

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    Pros

    Everything is visual, you don't need to code anything. Alteryx have a big community that helps you to design, learn, and download macros.

    Cons

    It only gives you 14 days trial and it doesn't have a freemium version. The graphics, maps and reports are not too visually modern.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Lu from Conduent Business Services, LLC

    April 2018

    I use it daily at my job

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    Pros

    It is easy to use by drag and drop. All different functions can be used to prepare data. Also can analyse data in simple mathmatics.

    Cons

    I have to run the whole workflow when I add one more tool. Sometimes the workflow takes a lot of time.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Divya from Bain and Company

    April 2018

    Powerful tool - Excel but with a better data capacity

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    Pros

    1. Works with large size data - I have used 10GB files as well!
    2. Easy to clean and modify data - moreover, gives you option to save workflow so that you don't have to repeat the same steps again and again

    Cons

    1. Whenever I run alteryx flow, numbers become string when I open them in excel. So everytime I have to remember to add one more step to change them back to numeric which is a little cumbersome
    2. A few features are difficult to understand - help topics could have been more elaborate

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    March 2018

    Alteryx is a great software! So many uses, and really easy to learn.

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    Pros

    I like how many different ways I can get data into Alteryx, and all the easy manipulation that you can do both with and without SQL coding experience. It is very easy to use, and easy to learn on your own. They also have great customer support, and training videos.

    Cons

    I would like to see the Period Table of Alteryx with more detail, or a decision tree on inputs and outputs and uses to help figure out the best tools to use.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Emeka from Boston University College of Engineering

    February 2018

    This is a great data analysis and prediction software.

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    Pros

    I love the easy interface and the various options for different data analysis and prediction techniques. The flexibility is top-notch.

    Cons

    You might have to pay extra for extra features. It's not a big deal but it's not entirely convenient.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Drew from IDM

    February 2018

    Great analytics and overall tool

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    Pros

    The ease of use is great. We can teach people how to data analyst very quickly. The functions they continue to add have been great.

    Cons

    We have issues at times with it hanging or shutting down but customer support is quick to respond and resolve issues.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Joe from Cradlepoint

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    December 2017

    A fantastic ETL, data munging, data prep, and data processing tool

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    Alteryx can do so much more than I use it for, so I believe the only case where Alteryx wouldn't be needed is when a department/team had a full development team to prep data pre-analysis or already has a central data store fully stood up and standardized. Alteryx works extremely well with a multitude of BI and database solutions and would be a great fit for any team trying to speed up the typical daily grind of data prep and ETL so their analytics and data team can be more agile, accurate, and automated.

    Pros

    Data ingestion: Alteryx is capable of connecting with a multitude of data sources from SQL databases to cloud-hosted solutions like Salesforce, Tableau, or Google Analytics. Also supports OleDB & ODBC connections.

    Dynamic data munging: Alteryx has a great variety of processing tools to clean and prep data including: dedupe, formulas, joins, union, sort... Performing these functions really quickly on even moderately equipped laptops or desktops. It's dynamic in that it can easily handle changes in data by allowing extra columns to flow through.

    Macros: have a process that you are consistently running in separate workflows? Build a MACRO, be it a batch or iterative, Alteryx can do it. I've built 40-50 macros and use at least 4+ in every workflow I design so data is handled the same way in every workflow for consistency and cutting down on copy/pastes.

    Cons

    I've had issues with the scheduler tool getting frozen or stuck in previous versions. For about the last 2-3 months the latest software version has been much more reliable. Previously I had to restart the Alteryx service on my machine at least once a week, which meant my workflows weren't running while the service had been stuck and data wasn't moving.

    Some of the connectors, like the Tableau Online connector, should become supported by Alteryx. The online community is fantastic and has created a ton of useful macros and it would be great if Alteryx would adopt, support, and enhance some of the most widely used and useful.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Adam from OIA

    Specialty: Insurance

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    December 2017

    Alteryx is a great self selfservice ETL tool for non-coders

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    great customer service

    Pros

    no coding experience necessary, seamless integration with Tableau and SQL, great workflow icons and capabilities, great automation

    Cons

    pricing, but they are flexible, could make a cloud product that is easier to scale out to more people

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Virginia from Winston-Salem State University

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    December 2017

    Quick and easy way to move from data exploration and blending to analysis and insight

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    This software, especially the predictive analytics piece, gave me new insight into my data. I saved time during the process of merging and cleansing data that could then be put to better use exploring, analyzing, and making decisions with the data. The work that previously required collaboration between several people to complete could be done by one person in a fraction of the time, which benefited everyone.

    Pros

    Alteryx has the full package starting with excellent customer service and continuing with an straightforward drag-and-drop interface. An abundance of available nodes make it simple to pull in data from many different sources, merge, union, filter, sort, and even perform statistical or predictive analysis on your data, and then disseminate it to the proper stakeholders. The visual nature of the product makes it accessible, even for beginners with no programming background, so they can start building queries right away. What I love most is how it makes the part of my job that used to be the most tedious--data prep and cleansing--fast and effortless and even fun. There are also many online training videos and community group to help build your knowledge of the product and its full range of capabilities.

    Cons

    Alteryx may be better suited to fields other than education; however, I can still find good use cases for it in my job.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ravi from The Information Lab

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    December 2017

    Easy to use, beautiful interface, documentation in a cinch

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    So much time saved Easy to share documentation without worrying about syntax, coding and verfication Trainable to a layman analyst

    Pros

    Drag and drop interface, the ability to manipulate my data at any point and expand my analytics through spatial and predictive.

    Cons

    The Server solution could be better developed to be ready to integrate with other enterprise wide features (for example, managing users, databases, schedules)

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • SHiam from AUS

    January 2017

    Alteryx review

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    Alteryx is a data visualization software and it provides a workflow solution to analyze data. It is a robust and requires some technical skills to use. It has a user-friendly interface and a GUI interface which provides an attractive look. The trial version is available for data analyst to try the product before making any purchase decisions.

    Review Source: Capterra
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