Alteryx Connect boosts cooperation among business analysts, IT and management teams.
“Our experience shows that managers and employees can find the reports faster with the Alteryx Connect than with native search capabilities of the reporting tools. They do not need to choose the reporting tool to start with the search as Alteryx Connect searches all the report catalogues at once.”David May,
Advanced search allows for searching by object type, by folder, and by any object attribute.
When user does not apply any filters, the whole content is searched quickly. The results are displayed sorted by relevance and each object is labeled with icon identifying its type.
XML defined object templates can be modified by the administrator or new objects with required features can be created.
List of the available connectors can be found here: https://www.alteryx.com/sites/default/files/resources/files/alteryx-connect-ds.pdf
Alteryx Connect objects contain various relations to other objects e.g. each object has its owner. Specific relations between tables in database models identify the source and the target table. This is used to display the complete data transformation from the source system to the report i.e. data lineage.
Alteryx Connect contains one more graphical tool called mxGraph plugin which enable users to create interactive diagrams and include them in the edited objects.
Alteryx Connect contains a set of modern cooperation tools. Users can comment any object, provide feedback to the object owner or set tasks for them. When Alteryx Connect is integrated with the mail server, users can be notified about the content changes, questions and tasks via e-mail.
The Alteryx Connect processes can be driven by configurable workflows. Example of a simple workflow is a managed creation of the business glossary content: a steward drafts a term’s definition and sends it for review to the owner, owner can approve the definition to be published or push it back to the steward for rework.
All versions of Alteryx Connect objects are stored and users can see highlighted changes between any two versions. The time machine is a function that displays the content of catalogues valid in a chosen historical moment.
Alteryx Connect AIR can be used to display the content of catalogues within another browser window e.g. the window of the reporting tool. Users can see the data and the relevant metadata side by side without switching among windows.
„Companies can save significant amounts invested to BI development if they maintain clear and easy to use overview of the BI environment. With such an overview users can quickly and easily see whether their intended report or analysis was already prepared by someone else and avoid reinventing the wheel. With Alteryx Connect you get the right tool to achieve such savings and much more.“Martin Veselý,