Getting IT on Board with Alteryx
Answer IT’s toughest questions so you can empower your analysts with the Alteryx Platform
You already know that to get the rapid insights you need, you need to empower your analysts with the Alteryx Platform. You’ve seen how analysts can use the platform to produce faster, more relevant answers to your business questions. Now you need to take it to the next level by getting the Alteryx Platform for everyone on your team or the whole enterprise.
To do that, you’ll probably need IT approval. And to convince IT, you need to be prepared to answer their questions and even overcome some objections. Here’s how to respond to some of the most common questions that IT groups ask, plus some tips for how to engage with these folks so you can get your analysts what they need.
A Proactive Approach Pays Off
Since you’ll have to work with IT, engage them early and proactively. It helps build the relationship and a faster approval process. If you make the effort to understand IT’s concerns and offer the information they need up front, they may be pleasantly surprised, because it’s a relatively rare occurrence. They may even feel you are reading their minds. (We won’t tell them about this guide if you don’t.)
Accentuate the Positive
Remember the big picture: With Alteryx, IT can transform its relationship with the business into a true collaboration, resulting in a partnership rather than a bottleneck. Of course, IT doesn’t think of themselves as a bottleneck. From their perspective, they have many other priorities beyond your analysts’ requests for data. Take a look at three points that will put you and IT on the same page.