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Alteryx Room for Improvement

Senior Capacity Planner at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The solution does have a bit of a learning curve.

I initially managed the product completely. Then, when the user base grew, another group just took it over. What they're struggling with is it's not as mature as Tableau in the user management area. It was tougher to manage the server part of it right away, especially since the user base has grown. When you get hundreds of users in there, trying to manage access to the product is a little tougher than Tableau.

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MA
Data Analytics Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

I still haven't had any issues with the Alteryx designer. I don't have anything to speak negatively of now, however, I'm sure there are some features that need improvement.

The technical support could have a little bit of improvement.

They should work to make the solution less expensive. 

The product needs some more tools for the image processing part. That would be pretty good. There's an image processing suite, however, it could use a little bit of improvement as well as the visualization aspect. 

They should maybe add some capabilities for more interactive dashboarding. That would be great.

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Director at Decision Science

Even when it already includes some AI models, this area could be improved.

Another area which could be improved is the visualizations. It would be great to create the final users' visualization within Alteryx.

Finally, the UI does not reflects the amazing tool Alteryx is.

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Master Data Senior Business Process Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Our IT team has a lot of restrictions. Therefore, we cannot extend all the functions and all the features that Alteryx has, unfortunately. That's due to the fact that the internal restrictions we have are from a security standpoint.

The desktop license is expensive.

The screen when you are looking into your workflows and your ETL processes needs to be improved. You cannot manage it very well. For example, the column size, and items like that should be adjustable.

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RP
Director at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees

I think the only area where the product lags is documentation and videos on the analytical app and the batch macro. We have learned the hard way, but I see people struggling there. Secondly, the tools for data science are not as user-friendly as KNIME.

Additional features that could be included would be improved documentation, more user-friendly data science, and the pricing should be more competitive. 

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VH
Solutions Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

For the most part, the solution is very complete, and there isn't much missing.

The designer license lacks a few features that the server has.

There's a big jump in terms of pricing between license tiers. I'm not sure I understand why the price jumps are so high.

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Coordenador Financeiro at Icatu

A colleague of mind mentioned that the solution should have more options for the visualization of data. The visualization filtering could stand improvement. 

The documentation could be improved upon. 

The price could be better. Though we are satisfied with the solution, we feel the price to be a bit on the expensive side. We make use of another ETL solution, the PowerCenter. We would like to improve on and escalate Alteryx, but find it too expensive at the moment to do so. 

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WM
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The principal problem is the pricing. They're expensive products. They don't have an option to scale the product while the customer is starting to use the product. There are no options for customers that want to move from smaller scale and expand the solution to the rest oth the organización. The Designer (pleople who develope models and flows) cost 5,195 USD each one, but if you want to collaborate, you have to buy a server which cost 80,000 USD not matter how many users you have, so you cannot scale from a small group of users to a large one.

It's only available as an on-premises solution.

It would be ideal if the product offered some sot of option for smaller companies.

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ME
Logistics improvement Analyst at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees

Alteryx brands itself as a tool that you can use to avoid having to code. In reality, however, as soon as you start with your task, it gets just a little complex. Alteryx is just as complicated as coding, in my opinion. It is great for relatively simple data mining and data extraction type tasks, and I sure that it can do very advanced things, in particular when you look at the tool installation. That said, as soon as it becomes advanced, it is not very easy to use. In fact, it's quite complicated, so when persons with a coding background attempt to use it, they fall back on trying to code something, instead.

The biggest complaint that I have is that the online help is not very comprehensive. It is very formal, but there are not a lot of examples and use cases, and there are many signs there are difficult to understand. I think that it's a challenge.

In the future, I would like to see improvements made to the machine learning capabilities such that they are comparable with Python.

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Technical Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

There could be a bit of improvement related to performance. Sometimes it demands a lot of resources for running it, like memory and search. One thing that I would like to see is the ability to get all the versions. Currently we have just the current version and the previous version. Sometimes they have no old workflows. They will run and they are in previous versions but we don't have access to it. It would be helpful to have an opportunity to download, maybe not the first one, but a couple past versions that have been useful.

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MJ
Advance Analytics PO at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees

With some of the features in the database, they don't offer certain things, like Keynote or transposing. I'm not sure, if, with the latest update, they've added these capabilities in or not.

The solution can be quite complex in some aspects.

For some specific coders, it's still is a kind of concern that they don't have coding options available. We're moving to Dataiku due to the fact that it caters to both coders and clickers (those who prefer drag and drop).

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LW
Senior Data Architect, Total Rewards Analytics and Insights at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

I can't recall a feature that may be lacking. Overall, we've been happy with the solution.

It's a technical product and those that don't have proper training will have to deal with a steep learning curve.

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Executive at Suyati Technologies

It should have Linux support. It currently supports only Windows. It does not support any other platform. Its price should also be lower.

Their US partner management program is actually unresponsive. One of the reasons why we don't have a formalized partnership plan with them is because their partner management team is atrociously unresponsive. This is something that they need to change.

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Manager - Analytics at Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd (Bookmyshow)

The solution just lacks in terms of data visualization. That is why we use Tableau and Qlik in our organization. They help to pick up the slack. If data visualization was added, Alteryx would be a very good tool, and much more complete.

The solution could maybe use a connector as a direct input for MySQL or something like that. Right now, we use ODBC connectors for MySQL. If a direct connector was available on this product that would be very helpful, especially for our organization.

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MJ
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The deep learning models are not currently supported by Alteryx. The world is moving towards more advanced machine learning with deep learning models and integration, and Alteryx should do the same. The advanced features are not there, given that most companies are constantly increasing the size of data. Alteryx is not very robust when it comes to working on large sets of data. The new platforms that are coming onto the market, even the open source technologies, are moving really fast. Alteryx needs to find an edge.

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JH
QA Validation at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The only weakness I would say is on the visualization side of having that dynamic incapability.

I know that it is dependent upon having the on-premise and cloud server environments, but even there, the product functionality is somewhat limited.

This would reduce the need to integrate it with other products.

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RC
Commercial Intelligence Coordinator at a international affairs institute with 5,001-10,000 employees

We've had a lot of issues within the Alteryx Server. It really could be improved.

There are memory management issues in terms of the Mongo database that they manage. There could be a better user interface for the gallery, which is where we automate the workflows. 

Sometimes workflows tend to queue up, and they tend to get canceled for some reason that we don't know sometimes. 

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SC
Product Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

For the area in Alteryx, such as the server the prices are high and it would be better to reduce the fees.

Some of the new tools in the intelligence Suite are the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and the Natural Language Processing (NLP) language for English characters. We are hoping that the NLP features will also support Chinese characters.

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KD
Solutions Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

The solution could improve in the visualization. There is a reporting palette available, but I do not think organizations would rely just on that one pallet. We need a BI tool for larger implementation reporting. The visualization cannot just be the basic visualization but immediate reporting.

When comparing this solutions' BI tool to major competitors, such as Tableau and Power BI, the competitors both massively use visualization and dashboarding whereas this solution does not. However, this solution is much further ahead in other areas, for example, deployment. When it comes to just the visualization it not fair to compare these solutions.

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General Surgeon at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

The interface could be improved. Currently, when you are looking at the information on the screen it is broken down into three parts of the screen. For example, when doing algorithms and you want to see the results on the screen this is when it gets really difficult to view. However, this is fine visually to work with on a big screen but when you are working with a laptop screen it is not very comfortable. Everything is very small.

You have to know to use it. You have to have some training and it's hard. This could improve.

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KP
Director, Innovation & Analytics at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

There are no ready models to use in analytics. There is no content. You have the tools but you don't have the content.

In the next release, I would like to see Auto Machine Learning.

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SS
Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

There are a few imputation techniques which they really need to include. Things you'd find in Python. And there are advanced techniques coming in every day there. Alteryx needs to update more quickly. There are also a few things from geospatial or updating perspectives that are still better in open-source software than what you find in Alteryx.

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Project Leader at Bain & Company

They can provide some pre-built tools for predictive analytics instead of us having to build all the tools.

It should also be improved from the visualization aspect. It should have better visualization capabilities. There are tools out there that have better visualization capabilities, which Alteryx is lacking currently.

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RF
Director, Digital Experience & Media at Qdoba Restaurant Corporation

The server is too expensive for what you get and it is really a designer desktop on a server. It is not worth the money.

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SK
Technical Design Expert at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees

This is a proprietary tool and maybe the open source part of it could be improved. If there was an open source edition it would be an advantage; at least the training part of it could be freely available and then people would be more likely to adopt it.

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GB
Business intelligence specialist at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The workflow and pipeline need to improve. For example, if you have a job running, and you need to run another, the scheduling could be easier in Alteryx.

In the next release, I would like to see the completed pipeline, improved workflow with data, easier, and better scheduling to allow tasks to run one after the other.

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AK
Co-Founder at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

I honestly can't think of anything that needs to be improved.

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