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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BizNet Software

My favorite part is using if for analytical review reports, especially budget to actual reviews. I can make changes to the GL based on issues found during the review and the report updates immediately without having to update, re-key, verify changes, etc. I know it is going to be updated and correct every time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MSTR is great for any organization that is looking for a way to deliver complicated data in an uncomplicated way. From business teams to marketing and finance, several departments benefit from using MSTR to keep track of KPIs enabling teams to make optimizations along the way. MSTR provides great visual representations of data enabling team members to distill thousands of data points into easily digestible charts and graphs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

BizNet Software
8.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
Customizable dashboards
BizNet Software
8.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
BizNet Software
8.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Pixel Perfect reports
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

BizNet Software
7.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
Drill-down analysis
BizNet Software
6.5
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Formatting capabilities
BizNet Software
8.5
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
BizNet Software
7.8
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.2

Report Output and Scheduling

BizNet Software
8.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
Publish to Web
BizNet Software
10.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.4
Publish to PDF
BizNet Software
8.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Report Versioning
BizNet Software
9.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
BizNet Software
8.4
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

BizNet Software
7.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
BizNet Software
7.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Predictive Analytics
BizNet Software
7.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8

Access Control and Security

BizNet Software
8.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
BizNet Software
8.4
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
Role-Based Security Model
BizNet Software
9.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
BizNet Software
9.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4

Mobile Capabilities

BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
Dedicated iOS Application
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Dedicated Android Application
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
REST API
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Javascript API
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
iFrames
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Java API
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1

Pros

BizNet Software

  • Once a worksheet has been created, you can change a single cell and update the entire report. This makes it much easier than recreating a report every time you start.
  • It draws data directly from our database that can be filtered down in various ways. This allows us to get the data that we really need quicker.
Ryan Palumbo | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • They sell the product well, and make promises you will actually believe
  • "checks the box" for most features a company would need. Doesn't actually deliver them though
  • They answer the phone in a timely manner. Can't answer your questions or provide support, but the queue time isn't bad
  • They have online documentation. It's not up to date, and likely doesn't reflect the version of software you are using, but hey... they can point to it.
Jeff Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BizNet Software

  • Access to comprehensive training for new users is lacking. While the pay-based BizNet University has some useful videos it doesn't allow for other learning styles.
  • Having to create a separate OCBC data source and linked server for each arm of business opened is sometimes a hassle.
Viola Avery | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • The graph options are not as robust as an Excel user might want.
  • The metadata layer can sometimes be slower, and it takes a long time for reports to run.
  • Viewing the data feed entered can be cumbersome at times, in terms of validation with reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BizNet Software

BizNet Software 6.1
Based on 2 answers
Lack of communication from BizNet on new policies with the resellers, changes in the policies that affect the client aren't positive in my opinion
Lisa Beach | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.9
Based on 27 answers
I would always choose to renew MicroStrategy as long as they lead the market in features, functionality and price. The support of MicroStrategy is timely and professional, I frequently get answers to my questions within 24 hours and normally have solutions within 48 hours. Training available for MicroStrategy completely covers everything required to be able to expertly use MicroStrategy and understand data warehousing.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BizNet Software

BizNet Software 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Excel knowledge is a prerequisite to use BizNet well.
Rick Findley BS, MS, CGFM | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.0
Based on 6 answers
The standard grid reporting could look more like the styling and object used for the Import and Visual Insight products. In addition, object properties almost seem to be hidden when first using the product. It's as if they are asking the engineers to only use the presets we make available...and, these presets are 10+ years old. On the positive side, Microstrategy seems to be the only product, not named Cognos, which can scale to Big Data. The product is "hackable" via the SDK or tricking the Intelligence Server to do uncommon things. The Microstrategy development team also seems to be very involved with their OEM partners; especially when it comes to features and enhancements. A large majority of the improvements we suggested have made it into the product or on the roadmap for future enhancements. Only suckas fall for the shiny objects from most other vendors; Microstrategy is really the only choice for Enterprise BI.
Wm. Dexter Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

BizNet Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 3 answers
I've never had an issue with MicroStrategy not being available due to MicroStrategy application malfunction. It is very robust and only failures I've seen were due to user error or the platform the machine running the service failed some how.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

BizNet Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Being able to customize the performance based on the business need is extremely powerful. Proper configuration and understanding of the usage pattern is key, if the technical ability of the architect is not at top level, then the product will not be configured correctly which will lead to poor performance.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BizNet Software

BizNet Software 9.1
Based on 3 answers
We have only had a few occasions to call on the support team over 4 years, but every time our need was met in a superior manner.
Dave Kolstad | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 6.0
Based on 9 answers
MicroStrategy's support is very good. We don't have a lot of technical issues in the first place, but when we do have to open a case with them, their front-line engineers seem very capable and resolve most of the issues without escalation. Our sales team is also very good and keeps us in the loop on new features and makes sure we are satisfied customers.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

BizNet Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 5 answers
I have attended many trainings offered by MicroStrategy; both distance and in-person training. I earned my CRD (Certified Report Developer) certification via the online training. I found the training to be well organized and concise. Overall I will definitely continue to increase my knowledge with MicroStrategy via the online training offering.
Shawn Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BizNet Software

BizNet Software 9.1
Based on 3 answers
We went pretty seamlessly into BizNet, but could have had lots of trouble if the professional service was not aware of our set up and use.
Rick Findley BS, MS, CGFM | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 7 answers
We measured following KPI for the success
  • Increase in Business Feeds Loads
  • Reduction in Controllers Manual Work.
  • Conversion of Manual Work into Systematic Workflows.
  • Increase in Customer Spend
  • Reduction in Service costs
  • Reduction in time-to-market for new campaigns
  • Increase in cross sell and Up sell
  • Error reduction in customer Identification
  • Existing client retained
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BizNet Software

FRX - Great Plains Report Writer - These do produce financial reports but are much more tedious to set up.BizNet is much more flexible and easier to use. The functionality is an Excel add-on which allows us to use the powerful functionality of Excel as well as Biznet's functionality to do data retrieval from Sage 100 general ledger.
Kevin Mulhearn | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

Tableau is probably MicroStrategy Analytic's biggest competitor I've noticed over time, and I'm not sure why. Tableau only covers visualizations independently for each business user, which then creates the issues of every employee creating their own version of the data, and then you have 20 versions of the truth. A enterprise data warehouse and MicroStrategy's Visual Insight is a better method.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

BizNet Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 2 answers
This software is extremely scaleable, one can add more core servers which performs as a load balancing. The configurations available to manage usage patterns and daily activity are as high a caliber as any other enterprise level software. This product can be installed on both a windows and unix platform allow for integration on a budget.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BizNet Software

  • BizNet continues to pay for itself.
  • I am sure we haven't even learned to use half of what it is capable of and their customer service is top notch.
  • I would say that BizNet continues to have a positive impact on our entire financial portion of our business.
Sherma Thorne | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • MicroStrategy was helpful for reducing the amount of time we needed to spend number crunching large data sets, and in doing so, allowed me as the primary users to spend more time gleaning insights from the data that in turn informed our leadership team to make strategic decisions.
  • By creating numerous canned reports available to all members of the team through email distribution or basic access to the platform, we were able to reduce the time I spent showing people how to pull the data in Microsoft Excel by nearly 40% .
  • We ended up needing to make many changes to the way our DMP was feeding data into MicroStrategy due to incorrect reporting that caused complications in accounting and finance.
Toreyan Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BizNet Software

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$4,500*

* per install plus starter pack licenses

BizNet Software Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
BizInsight 7 (Stand-alone)$301
BizBroadcast$651
  1. per user, per month
SaaS Edition
BizInsight 7 (Stand-alone)$301
BizBroadcast$651
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
BizNet Training - Standard Package (3 Seats) $795.00 Yearly BizNet Training - Premium Package (3 Seats) $995.00 Yearly BizNet Training - Premium Plus Package (3 Seats) $1,295.00 Yearly Education Block $695.00 Installation Training $225.00

MicroStrategy Analytics

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

MicroStrategy Analytics Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Must contact sales team for pricing information.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BizNet Software
8.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

BizNet Software
6.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.9

Usability

BizNet Software
9.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0

Reliability and Availability

BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Performance

BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Support Rating

BizNet Software
9.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.0

Online Training

BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Implementation Rating

BizNet Software
9.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Scalability

BizNet Software
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

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