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Score 8 out of 100
267 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.8

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    58%
    MicroStrategy Analytics ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7
    57%
    24 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    24 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.4
    54%
    25 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.9

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    59%
    MicroStrategy Analytics ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    23 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    25 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    17 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    24 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.0

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    60%
    MicroStrategy Analytics ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3
    53%
    23 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    23 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    21 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    23 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.9
    49%
    6 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    69%
    MicroStrategy Analytics ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    21 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.4
    54%
    19 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    19 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.9

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    59%
    MicroStrategy Analytics ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    20 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    21 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    21 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    10 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.3

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    63%
    MicroStrategy Analytics ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.9
    49%
    20 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    16 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.4
    54%
    20 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    79%
    MicroStrategy Analytics ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    6 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    5 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    4 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • D3.js is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    D3.js

    89%
    3 Ratings
    5.7

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    57%
    48 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    99%
    27 Ratings

    Usability

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    59%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Performance

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    D3.js

    80%
    2 Ratings
    4.9

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    49%
    9 Ratings

    Online Training

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    90%
    5 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    90%
    7 Ratings

    Configurability

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    90%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    MicroStrategy Analytics

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Open Source

    It's well suited for dynamic data, especially when multiple users are using the application and generating data, it helps us to get analytics of the data for users.
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    MicroStrategy

    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
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    Pros

    Open Source

    • It provides multiple ways of visualizing data easily.
    • It is fast and light on system resources. It is built with JavaScript and visualizations can be easily hosted on the web across browsers.
    • It has a huge community backing it so it is easy to find people to help with whatever you're doing.
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    MicroStrategy

    • 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.
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    Cons

    Open Source

    • Hard to code, not a kids play toy.
    • No tutorial from official documentation.
    • Requires web development experience.
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    MicroStrategy

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    D3.js

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    D3.js editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      MicroStrategy Analytics

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      MicroStrategy Analytics editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Must contact sales team for pricing information.

        Likelihood to Renew

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        MicroStrategy

        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.
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        Usability

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        MicroStrategy

        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.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        MicroStrategy

        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.
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        Performance

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        MicroStrategy

        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.
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        Support Rating

        Open Source

        Support can be improved by providing more educational videos.
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        MicroStrategy

        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.
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        Online Training

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        MicroStrategy

        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.
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        Implementation Rating

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        MicroStrategy

        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
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        Alternatives Considered

        Open Source

        Protoviz does not require as much knowledge of programming to build visualizations as with D3.js or Google Charts. Highcharts or AnyChart are other alternatives that are more specific to building charts only
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        MicroStrategy

        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.
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        Scalability

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        MicroStrategy

        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.
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        Return on Investment

        Open Source

        • Rapid Development using templates helps faster delivery of the project.
        • Documentation requires a lot of time to study.
        • D3 creates high-quality visual effects which can be used over large screens.
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        MicroStrategy

        • 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.
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