Compare Alteryx vs. Microsoft BI

Alteryx is ranked 9th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 9 reviews while Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 31 reviews. Alteryx is rated 9.2, while Microsoft BI is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Alteryx writes "Speeds up the time to obtain business answers/insights on data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "The ability to perform complex business modeling through DAX calculations stands out in a crowd". Alteryx is most compared with KNIME, Dataiku Data Science Studio and Microsoft BI, whereas Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau and IBM Cognos. See our Alteryx vs. Microsoft BI report.
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Pros
Shortens the time required to start analyzing data and looking for insights, minimizing the tasks that do not add value to the business and maximizing the analysis phase.Alteryx speeds up the time to obtain business answers/insights on data.It is one of the most complete and great customer service that I experienced with a software company/ecosystem.The tools are built-in. You just plug and play, drag and drop, once you understand how to use the tools, it is easy.It helps clean messy data and provides spatial analysis.It saves time on a lot projects. ​The analytics are easy​.It allows for manipulation and automation, which has greatly reduced the amount of time required per project.

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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 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.Because this solution is very easy, and very visual, you can have results in minutes.It is a good platform for data analysis, organization, and all of the other interim performances that are necessary.Tech support is very helpful.My primary use is for view of the dashboard.It ingegrates nicely with Office 365.It is a powerful tool that helps our data analysis processes.

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Cons
Even when it already includes some AI models, this area could be improved.It would be great to create the final users' visualization within Alteryx.I think better visualization would be helpful to this solution.It is a little bit pricey.It seems to me that it is not always user friendly.Alteryx could be improved in the area of analytics and central governance.The next feature release should include easier reporting.In the database, it should be more functional and connect to more big data, especially using IPI.

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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 the product offer more graphics to impact different audiences.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.It could have more of a hold on big data. Manipulating big data on this solution complicates things. This needs to be improved.We did have some issues building the Microsoft blog.Powerpoints are not available in the report server.The report server feature is quite limited.It would be nice to use other connectors to link with the data.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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).​It can be a bit pricey, especially after the first year.The seat is too expensive.​Very transparent.​

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I very much recommend the free trial mode.It is reasonably priced.No comment on pricing.It is a cheap solution for our needs.No comment.It is free.It is part of our Office 365 license.The costs are small and the benefits are high.

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Also Known As
SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro
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Alteryx
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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
REVIEWERS
Consumer Goods13%
University13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Software R&D Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm24%
Software R&D Company15%
Manufacturing Company12%
Comms Service Provider7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Energy/Utilities Company16%
Manufacturing Company12%
Logistics Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm15%
Software R&D Company13%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise35%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise56%
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