Alteryx, the analytics cloud platform company, is expanding its partnership with Google Cloud to provide Looker Studio users with native access to a free limited version of Alteryx Designer Cloud‘s AI-powered data preparation capabilities and enhanced connectivity. According to the company, this new integration builds on Alteryx and Google Cloud’s commitment to make it easier for customers to surface critical insights for decision-makers in a timely manner.

The new Alteryx Designer Cloud and Looker Studio integration will initially provide users enhanced cloud connectivity to Excel and CSV files and storage platforms like Sharepoint and OneDrive. Users will also be able to efficiently transform data and improve data quality using Designer Cloud’s data preparation capabilities, allowing them to prep their data up to 10 times faster, and leading to greatly improved decision intelligence.

Further, Designer Cloud’s intuitive self-service interface enables non-technical workers with functional domain knowledge to prepare their own data as part of their process of building data visualizations. The free version of Designer Cloud available on Looker Studio will have limited features with the option to upgrade to the full Designer Cloud experience.

“In today’s macroeconomic environment, time to insight is key to thriving and gaining competitive advantage,” said Alteryx’s Adam Wilson, senior vice president and general manager of Alteryx Analytics Cloud. “Alteryx provides Looker Studio’s millions of monthly active users with access to critical new data sources and saves them a significant amount of time by cleaning up their data in just a few clicks. They’ll be able to increase their productivity by automating the refinement of raw data and the blending of diverse sources to create new data products that will drive key business initiatives.”

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