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Real User
Business Intelligence Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2018

What is most valuable?

I think the ease of use in the user interface is the best part of it. The ability to customize some of my streams with R and Python has been very useful to me, I've automated a few things with that. We don't use SPSS Modeler for governance or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are that this product makes us a more efficient sales staff. We're reducing the inefficiencies in the buying patterns of our customers, by calling them when we know they're ready to order, instead of waiting for them to call us.... more»

What needs improvement?

Like I said, I'm really excited about the enhanced visualization that I know is coming down the pipeline. That, to me, has always been the biggest flaw in using this. It's very difficult to get good visualization. I think mapping for... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
IT Specialist at a government with 51-200 employees
Mar 22 2018

What is most valuable?

All the statistical models that you are able to access. We have integration where you can write third-party apps. This sort of feature opens it up to being able to do anything you want. It gives you a GUI interface, which is a lot more... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided us a lot of small wins that we could bring to our leadership and it has given them confidence with what we were doing in regards to analytics. We have used this to help us pursue bigger, better products, such as IBM PureData.... more»

What needs improvement?

The platform that you can deploy it on needs improvement because I think it is Windows only. I do not think it can run off a Red Hat, like the server products. I am pretty sure it is Windows and AIX only. Every company is looking at solutions... more»
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Real User
Product owner at ING
Mar 21 2018

What is most valuable?

We are looking for ways to automate even more. So, we are trying to avoid any manual effort currently necessary. With the whole machine learning part currently at the top of the market, we are trying to see how we can improve in the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The main benefit is the ease of use. We see a lot of engineers in our site and customers that really like the way the tools are able to work with the people. This is valuable for us. Also, how it integrates with the rest of the stacks,... more»

What needs improvement?

We would like to see it more web-based with more functionality. We would like to see it less as one big, massive product, but more based on smaller services that we can then roll out to consumers. In this sense, we also are looking forward to... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Software Engineer
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

MLS allows me to set up data experiments by running through various regression and other machine learning algorithms, with different data cleaning and treatment tools. All of this can be achieved via drag and drop, and a few clicks of the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Not widely adopted at my old workplace, I only used this to create quick proofs of concept to try to convince management of the viability of a project.

What needs improvement?

Enable creating ensemble models easier, adding more machine learning algorithms.
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Alteryx
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Real User
Associate Solutions Analyst at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 31 2016

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features to me is its ability to take millions of rows of data, blend them with more millions of rows of data, then output the data set to a Tableau Data Extract can output to a *.tde, we are able to use it... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Non-computer-savvy business users used to require periodic and ad-hoc reports to spot trends or so they could work with our customers on spend allocation. Some of these reports took days or weeks to compile. Alteryx allowed us to access all... more»

What needs improvement?

The company is constantly pushing updates and making the product more user friendly and faster. Although I have about seven months’ experience using it, I don’t feel like I’ve even scratched the surface on its capabilities. I haven’t used its... more»
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Real User
Director of Engineering at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 20 2018

What is most valuable?

* The ability to quickly prototype. * The integration into all the existing environments. * The ability to not have to manage a lot of code.

How has it helped my organization?

We are creating models and putting them into production much faster than we would if we had gone with a strictly, code-based solution, like R or Python. In the time it takes to write the code to build one model, I am building three models... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like better integration into the Weather Company solution. I have raised a couple of concerns about this integration and having more time series capabilities.
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Knime
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Real User
Partner, Turkey and The Netherlands at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Dec 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Easy ETL operations * Rich algorithm set * Integrated with other languages like R, Python, and Java. * Works together with other technologies like DeepLearning4j, H2O.ai, D3.js, and Weka. * Ease of use and being a performant solution. *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

My organization's field of activity is to develop business applications for niche areas. Almost three years ago, we decided to extend our solutions with advanced analytics. KNIME let us start easy and fast into the Advanced Analytics area. We... more»

What needs improvement?

I mentioned about the distributed architecture in my previous answer, but they did with version 3.5. This time maybe I could add the integration with graph databases like Neo4j.
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Alteryx
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Real User
Director at Decision Science
Mar 07 2018

What is most valuable?

* The codeless concept and speed of processing are unique. Super intuitive to use and easy to master. No coder needed. * I did not find a data source that I could not connect to yet. * In/out, preparation, blending, parsing, and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Alteryx speeds up the time to obtain business answers/insights on data. It can quickly process huge amounts of data. It allows you to have your business prepare their own data sets, and it can even be used by IT people. The speed of... more»

What needs improvement?

Even when it already includes some AI models, this area could be improved. The another area which could be improved is the visualizations. It would be great to create the final users' visualization within Alteryx.
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Real User
Dealer Analytics Product & Services Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 26 2018

What is most valuable?

I don't use it for governance and security issues or for visual modeling. For data visualization we use ThoughtSpot, Tableau, Power BI. In terms of the graphic capability, those are existing platforms that have a larger user base, so it's unlikely that we'll use Modeler exclusively for data visualization.

What needs improvement?

I really can't think of anything off the top of my head because I feel like I'm under utilizing it as it is, because we're doing specific things. Two or three years ago, I would've said R and Python integration, but they've done that.
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Alteryx
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Consultant
Business Intelligence Consultant at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Aug 31 2016

What is most valuable?

The drag-and-drop capability to create a workflow works like drawing a flow chart. Each icon represents an action. You drag the action on the canvas and connect it to the data source, make configurations on the action, then run the workflow.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Alteryx automated some manual standard processes and the workflow is easy to maintain. Staff do not need to wait for IT to prepare data once a data warehouse is set up. The output can be shared within the company which other teams can make... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the field tracks along the workflow show the route of selected field. That would be easier to do checking or modification when designing a complex workflow. Also, data profiling would be helpful if audit/compliance... more»
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Real User
Quantitative Researcher at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sep 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Extremely easy to use, it offers a generous selection of proprietary machine learning algorithms with advanced tuning capabilities and integration with Python.

How has it helped my organization?

Customer related tasks, such as: lifetime value, acquisition, retention, cross-sell and up-sell, segmentation. Fraud detection, recommender systems, sentiment analysis, and many more.

What needs improvement?

It would be beneficial if the tool would include more well-known machine learning algorithms. However, IBM already started to include several of these algorithms by implementing Python code. Plus, each user is capable of implementing his/her... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Vp, Data And Analytics at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2018

What is most valuable?

We are big-time into data analytics. AI is another area which we want to start looking at. Digital banking is important. We are looking more into digital banking and we are trying to put some features in there. I think the trend is more on... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our go-live process has changed compared to the previously programmatic code based process. It’s not just the time to go-live but it’s also the process itself; the improvement in terms of performance, and maintenance is also important. I... more»

What needs improvement?

New features are always welcome, but I’m not the core person. A separate team can comment on this, but not me.
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Analyst at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 20 2018

What is most valuable?

It handles large data better than the previous system that we were using, which was basically Excel and Access. We serve upwards of 300,000 parts over a 150 regions and we need to crunch a lot of numbers.

How has it helped my organization?

This is a new installation for us. We have not implemented it fully. It is going live now. Therefore, the impacts have yet to be determined. We are anticipating a more streamlined process.

What needs improvement?

The speed of the system could be improved, but I think that will be fixed once we get our data in line. I do not what additional features that I would like to see in the next release as I am still learning the features in this release!
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Real User
Founding Partner at Altdata Analytics
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

* Automated data preparation, cleansing, and imputation of missing data. * Some basic form of feature engineering for classification models, automated binning, etc. This really quickens the model development process. * Automated modelling,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Pretty much the automated modeling process helps us to get going so quickly. * A lot of jobs that are stuck in Excel due to the huge numbers of rows are tackled pretty quickly.

What needs improvement?

* Formula writing is not straightforward for an Excel user. Totally new set of functions, and it takes time to learn and teach. * Automating procedures: Writing macros is not easy and difficult to learn. * It is not integrated with Qlik,... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
System Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 17 2018

What is most valuable?

* It is very easy to test different kinds of machine-learning algorithms with different parameters. You choose the algorithm, drag and drop to the workspace, and plug the dataset into this component. * When you import the dataset you can see... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With this tool we could have all benefits of a cloud environment, such as scalability and access to machine-learning applications. These features are very important when you have large datasets and critical applications.

What needs improvement?

For my project/exercise, this tools was perfect. I would like to see modules to handle Deep Learning frameworks.
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Real User
Modeling Analyst, Advanced Analytics - Decision Management at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Oct 03 2017

What is most valuable?

Well, actually, in terms of the technique that we use, and also the implementation, I prefer to use SPSS Clementine right now. It can cover a big amount of data, instead of just basic SPSS where you have limitations, how many observations you... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Similar to other tools, we can identify the pattern of the customers and we can differentiate between which customers we should target, which customer we should not target, and do some basic analysis. I think that's the thing that helps our... more»

What needs improvement?

Perhaps in terms of visualization. It's not really easy to do some data visualization, just simple, descriptive analysis in SPSS. I think that could be an area for improvement. Also, right now we're handling more and more data. Maybe, in the... more»
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Knime
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Real User
Solution Integrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

Most important, it is open-source. Next is the ETL which helps me to collect, reformat, and load the data from multiple sources into one destination, a storage database.

How has it helped my organization?

It very much helps me to do my job while supporting my organization's delivery of service to our client.

What needs improvement?

I would like it to have data visualitation capabilities. Today I'm still creating my own data visualtions tools to present my reports. In my environment, I need to access a lot of servers with different characteristics and access methods.... more»
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Consultant
Senior Consultant, Predictive Analytics at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 20 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use. Can get results quickly. * Intuitive understanding of different data types. Saves time and effort. * Descriptive statistics of my dataset. Serves as logical justification for the predictions. * Presents output in visual form.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

My organization is a consulting company that helps its clients in using technology to improve their businesses. This product was the first one that we used to demonstrate capabilities to our customers.

What needs improvement?

* Dataset modeling functionality could be easier to use. * Neural network interface for examining complex data types like pictures, audio, etc. But I suppose the Leonardo – TensorFlow integration might be taking care of that. * Data... more»
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Consultant
Chief Data Scientist & Principal Consultant, StatLabs® at Facts n Data™ at a consultancy
Aug 23 2017

What is most valuable?

It enables statistical modeling of data using Base SAS (another product from the same vendor) as the backbone. One can create visual models to see the steps involved in modelling of data.

How has it helped my organization?

Using Base SAS, one can do statistical analysis of data. However, Base SAS is completely code driven (doesn't have any GUI). This is a big limitation as statisticians, often, are not so good at programming. SAS Enterprise Miner extends GUI... more»

What needs improvement?

The product is still not as intuitive as one would like it to be. For example, a competing product, IBM SPSS Modeler is nearly completely GUI driven, while SAS Enterprise Miner lacks some features. Plus it is prohibitively expensive and is... more»
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Alteryx
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Real User
Founding Partner at Altdata Analytics
Jul 21 2017

What is most valuable?

* One-stop shop for data preparation, blending, prediction, and optimization in a single workflow. * In-database analytics native to SQL Server, Oracle, Teradata, and SAP HANA * Spatial tools for geographic analysis and data enrichment

How has it helped my organization?

We provided the whole consulting delivery on a single tool with reporting and automated PowerPoint presentations.

What needs improvement?

* GPU or multi-core CPU utilization * WYSIWYG reporting with interactive filters and graphics * Mobile integration: Triggers analytic apps through mobile phone and gets results interactively. * More statistics tools: We can use to compare... more»
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