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Find out what your peers are saying about Alteryx vs. Microsoft BI and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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Pros
"The connectors are a very good feature.""Alteryx speeds up the time to obtain business answers/insights on data.""You get more support with Alteryx, and it's good for non-sophisticated users who can benefit from the support included in the price.""The feature that I have found most valuable for Alteryx is its geo-referencing feature, it is very good. I use it a lot, especially for supply chain.""The most valuable feature of Alteryx is user-friendliness.""The GUI is simple and it integrates with Python.""It's super easy to learn how to use it — the learning curve is very small.""The philosophy of the citizen data scientist is the key piece, which means the no-code analytics capability. This is the feature that attracted us the most."

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"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.""The tool is very flexible so it allows creativity.""The most valuable feature is definitely the visual aspect and the DAX capabilities to virtually do anything.""I think the visualization part is valuable.""Microsoft B's beneficial features are that it is a Microsoft product and it is well known by the staff here in the company. It suited the available skills.""My understanding is that the initial setup is pretty easy.""It integrates with all of the Microsoft tools.""Previously we used Excel, which took a long time - two or three weeks - to bring the data into a uniform format, whereas BI can do the same job in a day."

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Cons
"The solution can be quite complex in some aspects.""There are a few imputation techniques which they really need to include.""The only area where the product lags is documentation and videos on the analytical app and the batch macro.""The only weakness I would say is on the visualization side of having that dynamic incapability.""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.""Even when it already includes some AI models, this area could be improved.""Deep learning models are not currently supported.""Lacks an open source edition which would be helpful."

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"Power BI could be improved by implementing more options for data integration. Nowadays, the cloud takes care of scalability and security. As we all know, data sources are increasing, so we get data from a variety of streams. But if we could get the downstream data into the database and update the reports more easily, Power BI would be better.""I would like to be able to use more predicting data science features without having to use R.""There are some limitations in Power BI; you have to work in the Power BI base. However, if you want something not out-of-the-box and you want something custom, you have to do a lot of work.""In my opinion, the software is a little bit limited in terms of the flexibility it offers, with regard to the design of the visualization.""The biggest thing with Microsoft right now is better support. There should be more timely support. We can do 90% of it ourselves by the same token. When we're into the 10%, we do not get timely support via Microsoft's support team.""I would like to see some AI incorporated into this solution in the future.""I would like to see more visualization options.""Capacity could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The license is really expensive, we cannot afford to have two or three. It takes away all the budget of my area."
  • "Its price should be lower. The key thing that we see is that talking about ROI is an important element at the time of purchase. Cost becomes a factor in every discussion. Justifying the ROI for these kinds of workflows is always a challenge, and the only way to counter the challenge is by addressing the pricing."
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  • "We have a premium Power BI license in-house that's quite an expensive license. It's $10 a month for four users and then I think 35,000 at the premium rate."
  • "It is somewhere in the middle in terms of price. Licensing is quite clear."
  • "Its cost seems to be unreasonable if you have many users, but for a lesser number of users, it is reasonable. It is $10 per month. Clients easily accept this option, so they must think it is reasonable. It is quite cheap as compared to other tools, such as Tableau. One of the best things about this solution is that it has a trial version."
  • "Once the trial period for the BI service is over, the cost is approximately $10 USD per user, per month, so it's quite reasonable."
  • "The pricing is very reasonable compared to any other tool."
  • "Microsoft BI is not very cheap. A premium license costs roughly 5,000 euros a month."
  • "This product offers good value for the money."
  • "Microsoft BI is free for the personal edition, but there is also a paid-for professional version."
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    Questions from the Community
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    I like the solution's velocity, the speed with which it processes data, and its ease of use.
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    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… more »
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    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… more »
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    There are many...It would rather depend what System BI architecture or Enterprise legacy you have at your end...I would recommend as follows:  1) If you have legacies of SAP, Oracle  - look for SAP… more »
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    Also Known As
    SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro, MS BI
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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
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Pharma/Biotech Company10%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Alteryx vs. Microsoft BI and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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    Alteryx is ranked 1st in Predictive Analytics with 29 reviews while Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 158 reviews. Alteryx is rated 8.2, while Microsoft BI is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Alteryx writes "Efficient, with great automation capabilities but technical support is not as good as it once was". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "A complete ecosystem with an builtin ETL tool, good integrations with python and R, and support of DAX and Power Query (M languages)". Alteryx is most compared with KNIME, Dataiku Data Science Studio, Databricks, SAS Enterprise Guide and Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, whereas Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE, MicroStrategy, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and SAP Analytics Cloud. See our Alteryx vs. Microsoft BI report.

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