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"The most valuable features are the integrated properties and integrated connectivity.""The product is very stable. The performance is reliable.""I like Alteryx's browser tool because you can view how your data is handled live. There are many other valuable tools like transpose and the crosstab. You can quickly pivot your data, and there are connections throughout the database. It's so easy to create a connection. If you connect to sign apps or a more complex database, the tool contains all the tools you need.""The product offers very good analytics.""The functionality of drag and drop is the most valuable. It is a very user-friendly tool that can be understood easily. My teams also work with other solutions, such as Integration Services, and these solutions are very difficult for people who don't have technical knowledge."

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"The solution is a SaaS and does not require a complex setup.""We find it effortless to set up. We really don't have to do anything other than finding the application in the Zapier catalog. And as long as the application has been re-integrated into Zapier, they're able to then just provide the connection details and hook it up."

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"Its price can be improved. It is too expensive for our country. Because of its high price, we can't sell Alteryx Designer in this region. We used to be their reseller partner. There is also an additional cost for automating the data and running the flows, which makes it even more expensive. It will be very good if they can let users automate the data for free. Other solutions like Tableau provide this feature for free.""If the price were reduced then it would be more competitive.""Alteryx needs to improve its web governance. The gallery you use to filter the data is something else that could use some work. For instance, if you have a report connected to a database and want to filter a specific user, you should be able to suggest a specific region or a particular year. I know that the Alteryx isn't designed for data governance, but that would be great to think about.""The product could offer more connectors and more databases with support for the in-database function.""The actual usage part of it needs to be explained more. It's too vague right now."

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"System-to-system is fine, but when it comes to system-to-user, where Zapier is helping to communicate to a user, that's a one-way communication. If that user has to perform some action on that notification, the action isn't handled by Zapier. So there's no way to orchestrate that and it's very cumbersome.""The pricing of the solution is quite expensive."

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  • "It is too expensive for our country. We are a small country, so it is too difficult to sell this solution. With Alteryx Designer, if you want to automate the data and run the flows, you have to pay more money. We were trying to automate the flows, and we found out that people have to pay 600 more for this feature, which makes it even more expensive. We are a partner for Tableau, and we are working with Tableau Prep, which is like a mini Alteryx. In Tableau Prep, you can drag and drop and make new connections with the different data sources. You can make all the connections. You can also publish a source. You don't have to pay more money with Tableau. You pay like $5 per user per month to access it."
  • "Alteryx is a little bit expensive compared to competing solutions."
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  • "It's very straightforward licensing. There's only one cost you have to pay, and if you want a relevant pricing plan, I think you have two or three different models or packages which include the number of notifications or Zaps, as they call it, that you can program."
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    Overview

    Zapier is a tool for primarily non-technical users to connect together web apps.

    An integration between two apps is called a Zap. A Zap is made up of a Trigger and one or more Actions or Searches.

    Whenever the trigger happens in one app, Zapier will automatically perform the actions or searches in another app in order.

    Zaps are very lightweight and easy to set up. Zaps do not import or export old data (they only operate on new items created after the Zap is enabled). Zaps are also not kept in sync ("two way syncing") after the Zap is triggered.

    Zaps are deceivingly simple if you're used to dealing with complex and difficult integrations. Their simplicity is what enables anyone to create them.


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    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Marketing Services Firm25%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm25%
    Leisure / Travel Company13%
    Real Estate/Law Firm13%
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    Alteryx Designer is ranked 21st in Data Integration Tools with 5 reviews while Zapier is ranked 11th in Cloud Data Integration with 2 reviews. Alteryx Designer is rated 8.6, while Zapier is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Alteryx Designer writes "Good analytics and data preparation and easy to set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zapier writes "Streamlines our system-to-system task automation at the scale we need". Alteryx Designer is most compared with Azure Data Factory, Palantir Foundry, SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter and Talend Data Management Platform, whereas Zapier is most compared with Workato, AWS AppSync, Coupler.io, Talend Stitch and Mule Anypoint Platform.

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