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"The most valuable feature of this solution is data preparation.""Alteryx is so advanced. It's just drag and drop.""The solution offers excellent predicting power. The accuracy and confidence have been great.""This is a drag-and-drop tool which is easy-to-use and yet can be customized by creating your own components.""The ease-of-use allows non-technical business users to directly create their own solutions without the use of additional development resources.""Alteryx has made us more agile and increased the speed and effectiveness of decision making.""The product is very stable and super fast, five-star. It's significantly more stable than it's nearest competitor.""The design portion of this tool is easy to use without code, which his something that something we can appreciate."

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"A drag-and-drop interface for selecting creating ad hoc reports makes this product very easy to use.""The initial setup is quite straightforward.""IBM Cognos offers tools so that you can design and develop your own test queries and reporting solutions.""IBM Cognos improves the effectiveness of the sales team.""The product is a very good reporting tool and is very flexible. It allows for the users to get a scheduled report.""This solution allows you to input a wide range of file formats."

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Cons
"The event handling, such that the file system watcher, is in need of improvement.""It would be great if Alteryx could take third party tools and incorporate them.""The solution could work on the BI side of the tool to make it a bit better.""The GUI interface functions but it could stand to be updated to a more modern look and feel.""There is currently no cloud solution and this would be valuable for many clients.""The server is too expensive for what you get and it really a designer desktop on a server.""The only area where the product lags is documentation and videos on the analytical app and the batch macro.""There are no ready models to use in analytics."

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"They were lacking in the initial phases of development in the area of big data, and they still need to improve that aspect of the product.""The AI-based features could be further enhanced by the solution.""The performance is a bottleneck and something that can be improved.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say, monitoring, monitoring, monitoring. Some improvements in monitoring would be helpful. I'd like to see more monitoring of specific reports and fields. The way the auditing is now is very limited, so I'd like to see more of that - of the monitoring.""The solution seems to slow down the servers.""It would be nice to offer free online training on the tool for end-users."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is $5000 per year per production license.""We have a yearly cost that we pay for the licensing. We do not pay any costs in addition to the licensing fees.""There are some implementation services and internal effort costs at the beginning but there is nothing else.""The price for Alteryx Designer is reasonable but the price for Alteryx Server for universal collaborations is too expensive.""Opt for the three year subscription. It is 20% less than the yearly one.""ROI is huge. There are some secondary benefits, like analysts getting their post 5 PM time back or the ability to shorten all closing processes to a half or less.""It is $4,000 a year, so it is cheap versus other solutions. It also accomplishes three times the volume on the job in the same time (as the other solutions).​""I don't know much about the licensing, but there are some additional costs for certain features."

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"Pricing should be improved.""The pricing of this product is meant for medium to large-scale enterprises.""It is my understanding that the cost is very low. It's not very expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: One of the differences is that with Alteryx you can use it as an ETL and analytics tool. Please connect with me directly if you want to know more.
Top Answer: Alteryx is an extremely easy and flexible data tool, flexible in terms of drag and drop toolset and also has python, R integrations if your team requires this. It can handle over 2 billion rows of… more »
Top Answer: I am not familiar with IBM SPSS Modeler, therefore, I cannot compare these two products. Regarding Alteryx I can say the following: - An excellent desktop tool for Data Prep and analytics. -… more »
Top Answer: It depends on the Data architecture and the complexity of your requirement. Some great tools in the market are Qlik sense, Power BI, OBIEE, Tableau etc. I have recently started using Cognos Enterprise… more »
Top Answer: IBM Cognos improves the effectiveness of the sales team.
Top Answer: In terms of what could be improved, I would say, monitoring, monitoring, monitoring. Some improvements in monitoring would be helpful. I'd like to see more monitoring of specific reports and fields… more »
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Also Known As
Cognos, Cognos Analytics, IBM Cognos Analytics
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Overview

Alteryx is a self-service data analytics solution, that provides a platform that can prep, blend, and analyze all of your data, then deploy and share analytics in hours. It can automate time-consuming and manual data tasks while performing predictive, statistical, and spatial analytics in the same workflow. It uses a drag and drop tool with an intuitive user interface with no coding and programming required. Alteryx licenses are subscription-based and include all product updates and support to their customers.

Cognos Software is IBM's Business Intelligence and Performance Management solution, offering BI, strategy management, financial performance, and data analytics applications. Cognos caters to all levels in an organization with products designed for individuals, workgroups, departments, mid-size companies, and big enterprises.

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Sample Customers
AnalyticsIq Inc., belk, BloominBrands Inc., Cardinalhealth, Cineplex, Dairy Queen
More than 23,000 leading organizations across multiple industries use Cognos. Some examples of Cognos customers include BMW Financial Services, Quinte Health Care, Troy Corporation, Michigan State University, and GKN Land System.
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company17%
Computer Software Company13%
Healthcare Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Computer Software Company11%
Healthcare Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
University9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
Company Size
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about Alteryx vs. IBM Cognos and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
479,323 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Alteryx is ranked 1st in Predictive Analytics with 23 reviews while IBM Cognos is ranked 8th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 6 reviews. Alteryx is rated 8.4, while IBM Cognos is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Alteryx writes "Does a good job of end-to-end integration as well as accessing data from multiple sources or email modes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Cognos writes "View all the numbers through one single platform to make business decisions, but pay for the privilege". Alteryx is most compared with KNIME, Dataiku Data Science Studio, Databricks, Microsoft BI and RapidMiner, whereas IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, Qlik Sense, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform. See our Alteryx vs. IBM Cognos report.

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