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Director, Digital Experience & Media at Qdoba Restaurant Corporation
Real User
Top 20
Good data preparation and machine learning capabilities have helped improve decision making

Pros and Cons

  • "Alteryx has made us more agile and increased the speed and effectiveness of decision making."
  • "The server is too expensive for what you get and it really a designer desktop on a server."

What is our primary use case?

We have many use cases for this solution.

For example, we used it for data prep and blending as well as machine learning. We built customer 360, have used it for labor optimization, and demand forecasting.

How has it helped my organization?

Alteryx has made us more agile and increased the speed and effectiveness of decision making.

What is most valuable?

All of the features are valuable to us.

The data prep and blending are great but so is the machine learning functionality.

We used spatial analysis, which is a good feature.

What needs improvement?

The server is too expensive for what you get and it is really a designer desktop on a server. It is not worth the money.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Alteryx for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is fairly stable and we have had no major issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

With respect to scalability, it is rather good at handling large data sets.

How are customer service and technical support?

Grazitti Interactive is very responsive and very helpful.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another solution prior to this one.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very easy.

What about the implementation team?

We used Grazitti Interative. They are excellent!

What was our ROI?

We did not calculate a specific ROI.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The server pricing is high.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before choosing Alteryx.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
SK
Technical Design Expert at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Good at data transformation; lacks an open source edition, particularly the training aspect

Pros and Cons

  • "Good data transformation."
  • "Lacks an open source edition which would be helpful."

What is our primary use case?

This is a data science solution, more like an ETL tool where you have data that you want to convert or transform. I'm a solutions architect and support the platform. The application is being maintained by a different team. We are customers of Alteryx. 

What is most valuable?

The solution does a good job with data transformation. We're using it for our business modeling.

What needs improvement?

This is a proprietary tool and maybe the open source part of it could be improved. If there was an open source edition it would be an advantage; at least the training part of it could be freely available and then people would be more likely to adopt it.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this solution for a couple of months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven't had any problems with stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I haven't found any scalability limitations. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. 

What other advice do I have?

The choice of product really depends on your needs. I would prefer to use NinePlatform for open sources certainly, but if you're after a proprietary solution because you have different needs, then I think Alteryx is a really good solution if you are looking for a scale. It all differs from case to case depending on requirements.

It's about the feasibility of the product for your specific use case, so I rate this solution a six out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Business intelligence specialist at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
User-friendly, reliable, good documentation, and has good support

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature for me is integration."
  • "The workflow and pipeline need to improve."

What is our primary use case?

I use Alteryx for integration, data integration, and advanced analytics with several companies.

What is most valuable?

Alteryx integrates well. The most valuable feature for me is integration.

I can read data from a database on the web and import it into my Alteryx database.

It is very easy to use. 

It's quite user-friendly, which I enjoy.

What needs improvement?

The workflow and pipeline need to improve. For example, if you have a job running, and you need to run another, the scheduling could be easier in Alteryx.

In the next release, I would like to see the completed pipeline, improved workflow with data, easier, and better scheduling to allow tasks to run one after the other.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Alteryx for one year.

We are using the latest version.

The Alteryx server is running on an EC2 AWS computer, and we have the desktop version installed on our notebooks.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Alteryx is a stable solution. We had no issues with bugs or glitches.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is easy to scale.

How are customer service and support?

Technical support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

It took us two years to implement Alteryx in our organization.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. I like it.

I would rate Alteryx a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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AK
Co-Founder at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
An easy-to-use, end-to-end data analytics platform

What is our primary use case?

We use Alteryx for aggregating different Excel data and doing general analytics. Within our company, there are five employees using Alteryx.

What is most valuable?

It's super easy to learn how to use it — the learning curve is very small.

What needs improvement?

I honestly can't think of anything that needs to be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Alteryx for five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Alteryx is both scalable and stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very supportive.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

Our in-house team deployed this solution; it…

What is our primary use case?

We use Alteryx for aggregating different Excel data and doing general analytics.

Within our company, there are five employees using Alteryx.

What is most valuable?

It's super easy to learn how to use it — the learning curve is very small.

What needs improvement?

I honestly can't think of anything that needs to be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Alteryx for five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Alteryx is both scalable and stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very supportive.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

Our in-house team deployed this solution; it was a quick process.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't know much about the licensing, but there are some additional costs for certain features.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this solution to other interested companies. The real question is: do you really want people doing self-service analytics?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Alteryx a rating of eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
Sebastien Peyron
Technical director, BGFi Data & Analytics - Asia Pacific at Positive Thinking Company
Real User
Good data preparation features help to provide flexible and accurate analytics

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for self-service data preparation from data warehouses and data marts.

How has it helped my organization?

It gives the power back to the end-users. It brings flexibility and accuracy to our new analytics.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is data preparation. Alteryx Connect (data catalog) is also really important for us.

What needs improvement?

The event handling, such that the file system watcher, is in need of improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for one year.

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for self-service data preparation from data warehouses and data marts.

How has it helped my organization?

It gives the power back to the end-users. It brings flexibility and accuracy to our new analytics.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is data preparation.

Alteryx Connect (data catalog) is also really important for us.

What needs improvement?

The event handling, such that the file system watcher, is in need of improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for one year.
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are one of the principal partners and trainers of Alteryx in Singapore