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Likelihood to Recommend

Dimensional Insight

In my experience, Dimensional Insight products are excellent. They are well suited to integrate data from multiple sources and allow for dissecting information based on dimensions defined. Once you understand the logic and the powerful functions available it is easy to use, specially if you get used to using integrated visual tools. The tunnels allow for selection of a subset of data from Diver portal and the dials are great to build markers and send files in different formats to users via email.
Odalys Corominas | 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

Dimensional Insight
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Dimensional Insight
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Customizable dashboards
Dimensional Insight
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
Dimensional Insight
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Dimensional Insight
8.8
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Drill-down analysis
Dimensional Insight
10.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Dimensional Insight
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Dimensional Insight
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Dimensional Insight
9.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Dimensional Insight
9.7
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Publish to Web
Dimensional Insight
10.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Publish to PDF
Dimensional Insight
10.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Dimensional Insight
9.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Report Versioning
Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Dimensional Insight
9.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Dimensional Insight
9.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Dimensional Insight
9.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Dimensional Insight
9.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5

Access Control and Security

Dimensional Insight
10.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Dimensional Insight
10.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Dimensional Insight
10.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Dimensional Insight
10.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

Dimensional Insight
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dimensional Insight
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Dedicated Android Application
Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
REST API
Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Javascript API
Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
iFrames
Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Java API
Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5

Pros

Dimensional Insight

  • The product is excellent!
  • Experienced DI Consultants with a broad knowledge in both, product and client data.
  • Customer service and technical support is always available; very professional and investigate reported issues until resolved.
Odalys Corominas | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • I think the dashboards are quite helpful to visualize on the spot data.
  • Creation of facts and attributes is simple - I have no programming experience and was still able to create and modify these items.
  • Scheduling reports to be run on a daily, weekly, or hourly basis is simple. It provides updated data on a timed basis with no need to go back into the program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dimensional Insight

  • Technical documentation: make it easier to find examples or functions definitions.
  • Allow more flexibility in report design, maybe allow to combine columns.
  • I know with Diver 7.0 some of the missing functionality is resolved so I won't be suggesting any other improvement until we upgrade.
Odalys Corominas | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • Visual Insight have multiple limitations. Few of them are listed here - i)Cannot change default graph colors ii) text/graph formatting are very very limited iii)Add metric to Color by / Thresholds is not possible iv)one of the worst limitation of the VI in older versions is that it is not possible to create filters that apply only to a specific visualization. For example if there are 4 graphs in one dashboard & if you have filters then those filters would be applicable for all of them
  • Some formatting options are not there either on Web or Developer especially while dealing with a document. We have to use both Web & Developer to solve issues.
  • While connecting with MDX cube reporting loses a lot of features.
Abanish Mishra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dimensional Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Dimensional Insight

Dimensional Insight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Navigation thru the Diver portal is simple; some users have trouble but it also depends on how the analysts build models and present the reports with quickviews selections and report layouts. I am aware of DI capability to access reports thru mobile devices but I have not experience it first hand.
Odalys Corominas | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.0
Based on 3 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

Dimensional Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 2 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

Dimensional Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 2 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

Dimensional Insight

Dimensional Insight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall support is very good. In cases where is a delay I have been notified of the status of it and what DI expert team is investigating. I might not get a fix right away depending on pending releases and when my company decides to plan for the upgrade but response time is good.
Odalys Corominas | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 6 answers
If the staff does not know they answer they either find it out at some point, or put in a feature request. I have never been left hanging or been given an answer that is unsatisfactory to the solution. Even if there was no current solution, I was still told the logical reason and why.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Dimensional Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.8
Based on 4 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

Dimensional Insight

Dimensional Insight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I don't have direct experience with the first time DI was implemented but on subsequent upgrades there have been positive experiences with support and seamless transitions to avoid users discomfort.
Odalys Corominas | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Implementation is not easy, but also not difficult. With enough training on how to create a schema, and with the proper data warehouse schema the implementation can be very quick. If there are a lot of unknowns in the beginning phase of modeling, that can greatly extend the overall time taken for a fully implemented project.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dimensional Insight

No answers on this topic

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

Dimensional Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Dimensional Insight

No answers on this topic

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

Pricing Details

Dimensional Insight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Dimensional Insight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

MicroStrategy Analytics

General

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

MicroStrategy Analytics Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Desktop$6001
  1. per named user
SaaS Edition
Web$6001
Web$300,0002
Mobile$6003
Mobile$300,0004
  1. per named user
  2. per CPU core
  3. per named user
  4. per CPU core
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dimensional Insight
10.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.9

Usability

Dimensional Insight
9.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0

Performance

Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0

Support Rating

Dimensional Insight
9.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0

Online Training

Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8

Implementation Rating

Dimensional Insight
9.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0

Scalability

Dimensional Insight
MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0

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