Anonymous UserData Science Manager at a comms service provider
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The common metadata environment means that the entire organisation has the same definition of core measures rather than these being derived in spreadsheets or specific reports."
"The solution's user security is extremely effective. You can profile very well. All the users and all the functionality is protected and that includes information and data segregation."
"It provides flexibility for creating reports. It is very good for creating highly-complex reports. I like this solution because when I buy BusinessObjects, it comes with many components, such as reporting, dashboard, and data visualization tools. Its performance is good. It is running on top of SAP BW and SAP HANA."
"It is stable and robust. It has pretty direct integration with SAP ERP. It is easy to use."
"The setup is pretty easy. It's not hard at all."
"If I were to compare it with Power BI and I wanted to build proper well-formatted reports, BusinessObjects Business Intelligence does that much better. Power BI is just getting into that space. They've concentrated more on visualization, which is what the SAP Lumira does. With Web Intelligence, you are able to build reports that users can interact with. They can also do a lot of querying themselves. It is robust in terms of security and integration. It is also quite scalable."
"SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is definitely scalable."
"To share a metadata service layer, you don't need to add a user or write a SQL query. Instead, you can present a raw database to your end user."
"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."
"This solution is complex to configure and administer."
"The self-service area, or dashboard, needs some improvement. While the reporting itself is great, the dashboard and Analytics Cloud are not user friendly."
"Its data visualization tool is not as good as Power BI and Tableau. Currently, for data visualization, you need to spend more money to buy another solution such as Power BI or Tableau. It is also very hard to integrate it with other third-party solutions. Its integration with other solutions should be improved."
"Its price should be better. It is expensive and not cost-effective. It should also be improved in terms of end-user experience. It requires further improvements for usability and ease of use. It should have more dashboarding metrics and much faster integration with ERP so that when you double click, you can instantly see the scenario-based result."
"The UI could be updated a bit."
"I don't like the fact that I have to use two tools. Web Intelligence is good for reporting and all kinds of stuff, but I would rather have one product. All the reporting features of Web Intelligence should be developed within Lumira. A lot of predictive abilities have been brought into the cloud version of SAP Analytics. It would be nice to see a lot of newer technologies and AI. Predictive capabilities are becoming a little more standard. Instead of having to get another model, we are just looking for one solution to deal with analytics including predictive."
"There should be more integration with other platforms."
"The solution could be less expensive. It's a bit pricey now."
"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."
"Its price is fair."
"It is not cost-effective. It is expensive."
"I have always found SAP BI to be expensive. It is expensive even when you compare SAP BI Cloud with Microsoft Power BI. Power BI is probably around $9.99 per month, and the cheapest SAP BI is around $20, which is double. In terms of price, Power BI is definitely a lot better. If you have budget issues, you may want to go for Power BI."
"We purchase licenses through Epic. So, we get an Epic price as opposed to the SAP price. If we were going to use other products like Webby that they offer or exclusively use BI Launch Pad, it would cost a lot because half of our employees would touch it in some fashion. So, we use Epic-Crystal integration to keep the licensing cost down. I believe the BI Launch Pad licensing is something like $800 for each, and the Crystal Report licensing is something like $500 for each, but that's not what we pay."
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.
The SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence (BI) platform is a flexible, scalable information infrastructure that helps you more easily discover and share insights for better business decisions. The integrated, unified infrastructure enables scalability from one to many tools and interfaces on premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid approach.
Alteryx is ranked 1st in Predictive Analytics with 28 reviews while SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is ranked 5th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 14 reviews. Alteryx is rated 8.2, while SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is rated 8.0. 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 SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform writes "Once you are stable on a BusinessObjects release, it is worth staying there for a while". Alteryx is most compared with KNIME, Dataiku Data Science Studio, Databricks, RapidMiner and SAS Enterprise Guide, whereas SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP Analytics Cloud, Oracle OBIEE, MicroStrategy and IBM Cognos. See our Alteryx vs. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform report.
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