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Find out what your peers are saying about Alteryx vs. Microsoft BI and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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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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"Because this solution is very easy, and very visual, you can have results in minutes.""The uploading of information is very easy, as you just use an Excel sheet to start work right away and obtain the benefits of Power BI.""There was a lot of manual work involved with Excel, whereas once we moved on to Microsoft Power BI, it was a cleaner dashboard and it was faster too.""The feature I find most valuable is the ability to publish Power Bi reports, using an embedded link, directly onto a website.""If you are not very technical this tool could be very useful.""I like the downloadable visualizations a lot. I think that they give the user a very nice starting point in creating awesome dashboards, with the right way to tell their data story.""This solution has improved our ability in making decisions and explaining data.""It has provided customer purchase patterns and great visualization."

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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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"I would like to see a feature that connects with a Machine Learning platform like a RapidMiner or Azure Machine Learning Studio. It would be great to have a Machine Learning application link to connect.""I would like to see the product offer more graphics to impact different audiences.""I think because I'm moving more into RPA, I'd definitely like to see integration across the RPA, Power BI, or Tableau platforms, because that integration could then make automation and mundane reporting much faster.""I would like to see Machine Learning for Power Bi Pro users or an intermediate license to enable Machine Learning if you don't have access to a Premium account.""Adding paginated reports to this tool could be of great help for users who want to move away from SSRS.""Some kind of expression wizard, where the user can build a complex expression without any knowledge of DAX, can be a good addition to the product.""We would like to have better SQL support for queries.""This solution needs integration with SAS and more deep analysis functionality."

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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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"It is reasonably priced.""I very much recommend the free trial mode.""We have a premium Power BI license in-house that's quite an expensive license. It's $10 a month for four users and then I think 35,000 at the premium rate.""It is somewhere in the middle in terms of price. Licensing is quite clear.""Its cost seems to be unreasonable if you have many users, but for a lesser number of users, it is reasonable. It is $10 per month. Clients easily accept this option, so they must think it is reasonable. It is quite cheap as compared to other tools, such as Tableau. One of the best things about this solution is that it has a trial version.""Once the trial period for the BI service is over, the cost is approximately $10 USD per user, per month, so it's quite reasonable.""The pricing is very reasonable compared to any other tool.""Microsoft BI is not very cheap. A premium license costs roughly 5,000 euros a month."

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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: There are many...It would rather depend what System BI architecture or Enterprise legacy you have at your end...I would recommend as follows:  1) If you have legacies of SAP, Oracle  - look for SAP… more »
Top Answer: It realy depends in your needs. It may serve as an E2E tool but, at some circumstnaces you will need to add - Data Warehouse, Paginated reporting tool, M/L tool, Data prep tool etc.
Top Answer: The easy way to create reports and dashboards, the integration available with Microsot products like MS Excel could bring up a new experience to evaluate data and transform in information quickly.
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SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro
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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.

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.

Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.

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Sample Customers
AnalyticsIq Inc., belk, BloominBrands Inc., Cardinalhealth, Cineplex, Dairy Queen Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company20%
Computer Software Company15%
Non Tech Company10%
Healthcare Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Energy/Utilities Company14%
Government12%
Computer Software Company12%
Financial Services Firm12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government5%
Media Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise71%
Find out what your peers are saying about Alteryx vs. Microsoft BI and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
455,301 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Alteryx is ranked 1st in Predictive Analytics with 19 reviews while Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 32 reviews. Alteryx is rated 8.4, while Microsoft BI is rated 8.2. 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 Microsoft BI writes "Helps introduce data analytics in a way that students understand and appreciate". Alteryx is most compared with KNIME, Dataiku Data Science Studio, Databricks, RapidMiner and Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise, whereas Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and TIBCO Spotfire. See our Alteryx vs. Microsoft BI report.

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