We performed a comparison between Alteryx and Microsoft BI based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Predictive Analytics solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It is a stable and scalable solution."
"Alteryx's connectivity is essential. We like the ability to connect the solution to multiple sources. It's easier than other data modeling and extraction solutions. It's built on a self-service concept, so it's easy for anyone to open the tool and directly import or export data from it."
"I like that I can merge data from different sources into one place."
"Alteryx is a simple and easy-to-use solution."
"Its initial setup is easy."
"It is one of the most complete and great customer service that I experienced with a software company/ecosystem."
"I like the solution's velocity, the speed with which it processes data, and its ease of use."
"Alteryx has helped us spend more time identifying results instead of performing analysis manually. It has helped us in our loading process, including scrubbing data and identifying data elements that need to be corrected. It enables us to understand our data sets a lot better."
"The initial setup is relatively simple."
"The solution is easy to use and charts can be built quickly with the tools."
"We have found the product very stable and reliable."
"It's pretty easy to set up the product."
"My understanding is that the initial setup is pretty easy."
"I like having the ability to connect Excel files as data inputs."
"I like that I can use Power BI to upload data. That is very important for me. The visualization is also convenient and easy to use."
"Like all Microsoft products, it is very easy to set up initially."
"Even when it already includes some AI models, this area could be improved."
"They should work on its pricing."
"The scalability worries me a lot at the moment because the cost of the solution is high and it is not growing considerably. Unfortunately, we started during early COVID times and because of the economic downturn, all the cost cuttings, and everything, it is not growing as expected."
"The solution is improving continuously. They have, for example, just added automatic insights. If they continue to improve on their overall service offering, that would be ideal."
"I'd like to see more artificial intelligence business tools or features in Alteryx."
"The gallery could improve in Alteryx. Additionally, if there was a Conditional Join feature it would be beneficial. Since I do not have this feature I have to use Python scripts."
"If there is any way to make the learning curve less steep, that would be ideal."
"Mastering Alteryx, a comprehensive solution, takes time. However, once you have gained proficiency with its layout and how to drag, drop, and connect components, it becomes remarkably easy, yet still thorough."
"Microsoft should offer additional features for visualization and have additional features for slicing and dicing that data."
"You do need to do some hard coding for certain things in Microsoft BI."
"Areas for improvement would be the construction of reports and the dashboard budget."
"Power BI doesn't support some open-source data sources that are new, such as SnowSQL, Iceberg, or ClickHouse."
"Power BI's drillthrough feature could be improved. I didn't like drillthrough and those options much, but I did like it in MicroStrategy."
"There is no column-level security in Microsoft BI, and this is a feature that most of our customers are looking for. That is something that should be implemented."
"There is room for improvement in terms of pricing for the solution."
"The initial installation is difficult."
Alteryx can be used to speed up or automate your business processes and enables geospatial and predictive solutions. Its platform helps organizations answer business questions quickly and efficiently, and can be used as a major building block in a digital transformation or automation initiative. With Alteryx, you can build processes in a more efficient, repeatable, and less error-prone way. Unlike other tools, Alteryx is easy to use without an IT background. The platform is very robust and can be used in virtually any industry or functional area.
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Alteryx Features Include:
Some of the most valuable Alteryx features include:
Scalability, stability, flexibility, fast performance, no-code analytics, data processing, business logic wrapping, scheduling, ease of use, data blending from different platforms, geo-referencing, good customization capabilities, drag and drop functionality, intuitive user interface, connectors, machine learning, macros, simple GUI, integration with Python, good data transformation, good documentation, multiple database merging, and easy deployment.
Alteryx Can Be Used For:
Some of the benefits of using Alteryx include
Reviews from Real Users
"Automation is the most valuable aspect for us. The ability to wrap business logic around the data is very helpful." - Theresa M., Senior Capacity Planner at a financial services firm
"Alteryx has made us more agile and increased the speed and effectiveness of decision making." - Richard F., Director, Digital Experience & Media at Qdoba Restaurant Corporation
"The scheduling feature for the automation is excellent." - Data Analytics Engineer at a tech services company
"The product is very stable and super fast, five-star. It's significantly more stable than its nearest competitor." - Director at a non-tech company
“A complete solution with very good user experience and a nice user interface.” - Solutions Consultant at a tech services company
"There are a lot of good customization capabilities." - Advance Analytics PO at a pharma/biotech company
Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that connects to all your data sources and turns your data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business, ensuring data accuracy, consistency, and security.
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.
The BI platform empowers members of your organization to make data-driven decisions that drive strategic actions quickly by allowing them to work together easily on the same data, share insights, and collaborate on reports using other Microsoft Office applications.
Microsoft BI Benefits
Some of the benefits of using Microsoft BI include:
Reviews from Real Users
Microsoft BI stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its integration options and its data analytics capabilities.
Tariq R., an operations & BI analyst at American Hospital Dubai, writes, “Power BI is a complete ecosystem. It has an integrated ETL tool and good connectivity with applications such as Office 365 and SQL. Power BI supports the DAX and Power Query M languages. These languages are making Power BI very strong in data analytics, and you can do many types of analysis. ”
Alteryx is ranked 1st in Predictive Analytics with 31 reviews while Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 83 reviews. Alteryx is rated 8.4, while Microsoft BI is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Alteryx writes "Allows you to organize, document workflows, low-code capabilities, and quick data processing speed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "User friendly, easy to set up and great for analyzing data". Alteryx is most compared with KNIME, Databricks, Dataiku Data Science Studio, RapidMiner and Tableau, whereas Microsoft BI is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, Tableau, KNIME, Domo and Oracle OBIEE. See our Alteryx vs. Microsoft BI report.
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