Compare Alteryx vs. Microsoft BI

Alteryx is ranked 1st in Predictive Analytics with 12 reviews while Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 30 reviews. Alteryx is rated 9.0, while Microsoft BI 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 Microsoft BI writes "Valuable dashboard and automated reporting features but should have better integration with RPA and Tableau platforms ". Alteryx is most compared with KNIME, Dataiku Data Science Studio and Microsoft BI, whereas Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau and TIBCO Spotfire. See our Alteryx vs. Microsoft BI report.
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Pros
Alteryx has made us more agile and increased the speed and effectiveness of decision making.The ease-of-use allows non-technical business users to directly create their own solutions without the use of additional development resources.This is a drag-and-drop tool which is easy-to-use and yet can be customized by creating your own components.The solution offers excellent predicting power. The accuracy and confidence have been great.The product is very stable and super fast, five-star. It's significantly more stable than it's nearest competitor.Alteryx is so advanced. It's just drag and drop.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.

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It has provided customer purchase patterns and great visualization.This solution has improved our ability in making decisions and explaining data.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.If you are not very technical this tool could be very useful.The feature I find most valuable is the ability to publish Power Bi reports, using an embedded link, directly onto a website.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.

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The server is too expensive for what you get and it really a designer desktop on a server.There is currently no cloud solution and this would be valuable for many clients.The GUI interface functions but it could stand to be updated to a more modern look and feel.The solution could work on the BI side of the tool to make it a bit better.The only area where the product lags is documentation and videos on the analytical app and the batch macro.It would be great if Alteryx could take third party tools and incorporate them.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.

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This solution needs integration with SAS and more deep analysis functionality.We would like to have better SQL support for queries.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.Adding paginated reports to this tool could be of great help for users who want to move away from SSRS.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.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We have a yearly cost that we pay for the licensing. We do not pay any costs in addition to the licensing fees.The pricing is $5000 per year per production license.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).‚ÄčIt can be a bit pricey, especially after the first year.

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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
Software R&D Company14%
Non Tech Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company6%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company19%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise75%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise67%
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