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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 solution has excellent drag and drop functionality. There's no need for coding.""The solution has been stable.""The connectors are a very good feature.""The support is very good.""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.""The most valuable feature for me is integration.""The scheduling feature for the automation is excellent.""There are a lot of good customization capabilities."

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"It's a pretty scalable product.""The solution is easy to use and flexible.""The solution overall is very useful. The reports that are generated and the reporting functionality management are beneficial.""The most valuable feature is integration with Python.""PowerBi is used to import our production data and generate dashboards, then integrates other Excel sheets to provide managers dashboards. This helps them get insights to make better OEE improvement decisions, mainly where to focus resources. We became able to see indicators from any time frame (day, week, month, or year), then could make better decisions.""The product is stable.""Technical support is quite good.""The virtualization of Microsoft BI is very good."

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Cons
"It's a technical product and those that don't have proper training will have to deal with a steep learning curve.""Deep learning models are not currently supported.""We are hoping that the NLP features will also support Chinese characters.""The interface could be improved.""The solution can be quite complex in some aspects.""It would be great to create the final users' visualization within Alteryx.""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.""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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"The solution doesn't integrate well with third-party tools.""Microsoft BI could improve by having better collaboration between developers working on the same dashboard. The developer platform is all done on a single laptop and it's difficult to have the same project files work. Two developers have to go back and forth. You have to have the project file on one developer's laptop making it difficult to co-develop.""Power BI could have better metadata management. It's easy to use for a single person. However, it lacks an enterprise-grade metadata management system, which can be a problem if you're doing an enterprise deployment with multiple users.""This solution needs integration with SAS and more deep analysis functionality.""The smart phone application could be improved, along with better graphics and faster updating.""In the future, Microsoft BI can be better by increasing user-friendliness""The solution could benefit by allowing deeper data analytics.""I would like Microsoft to include some inbuilt machine learning so that it becomes point-and-click, rather than us developing models out of API and BI connecting to that and getting the results. That process gets in the way of continuity."

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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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    The scheduling feature for the automation is excellent.
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    Since we're partners, we get licenses. That said, from the feedback I hear, the price is a little bit more on the expensive side. We do yearly subscriptions. There are machine learning suites that do… more »
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    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… 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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    Power BI is an advanced visualization tool oriented to big data with a very complete set of widgets to visualize information, control users accessing information, the configuration of governance… more »
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    Oracle OBIEE is great in allowing design and creativity per the individual needs of the organization. Dashboards are fully customizable and very user-friendly. This solution is very stable. Oracle… 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 Firm14%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    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%
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    Small Business38%
    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.
    564,143 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Alteryx is ranked 1st in Predictive Analytics with 28 reviews while Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 155 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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