Get Started with Platform

Last modified: September 17, 2021

Docs are available before the release of Designer Cloud so you can get a sneak peek. This content might change between now and the official release.

Platform is the home for all Alteryx's cloud-based apps, including Designer Cloud. Scale your analytic workflows across your organization with an easy-to-use browser experience.

Global Menu

Select the global menu to access the Alteryx Platform Home page, all of your Alteryx cloud apps, and quick links.

Picture showing location of global menu closed.

Picture showing location of global menu open.


Select the home icon or the Home tab when in Alteryx Platform. From there, you can easily get started with Designer Cloud, Take a Tour of Alteryx's cloud products, Join Our Community, or Find Answers in the Help docs. You can also see your recent files or create a New Workflow in Designer Cloud.


You can access any of your apps using the global menu from anywhere in Alteryx Platform. Your favorites, like Designer Cloud, are always easy to find.

Quick Links

The quick-links section allows you to quickly go where you need to be. Manage your assets, like workflows. (Your assets are also available from the Assets tab in Alteryx Platform.) You can also ask for help from other members of Community, or find answers in the Help docs.

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