Jedox vs. MicroStrategy Analytics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jedox
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Jedox is a Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management solution. According to the vendor, their solution’s unified planning, analysis and reporting empowers decision makers from finance, sales, purchasing and marketing. Additionally, the vendor says this solution helps business users work smarter, streamline business collaboration, and make insight-based decisions with confidence. The vendor also says 1,900 organizations in 127 countries are using Jedox for real-time planning…N/A
MicroStrategy Analytics
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
MicroStrategy Analytics is an enterprise business analytics and mobility platform. Key features include automatic big data analysis and reporting, data discovery and visualization, digital security credentials, and support for mobile devices.N/A
Pricing
JedoxMicroStrategy Analytics
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JedoxMicroStrategy Analytics
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMust contact sales team for pricing information.
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Features
JedoxMicroStrategy Analytics
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
9.1
4 Ratings
8% above category average
MicroStrategy Analytics
3.3
25 Ratings
84% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.14 Ratings2.922 Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.14 Ratings3.922 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates9.14 Ratings3.123 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
8.3
3 Ratings
1% below category average
MicroStrategy Analytics
3.4
23 Ratings
81% below category average
Drill-down analysis8.23 Ratings3.121 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.23 Ratings4.823 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.53 Ratings2.915 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.53 Ratings3.122 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
7.9
3 Ratings
4% below category average
MicroStrategy Analytics
4.7
22 Ratings
55% below category average
Publish to Web8.53 Ratings3.821 Ratings
Publish to PDF7.93 Ratings5.622 Ratings
Report Versioning7.03 Ratings6.519 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.23 Ratings4.821 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
5.6
3 Ratings
33% below category average
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.6
21 Ratings
36% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)5.93 Ratings3.919 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization5.53 Ratings3.118 Ratings
Predictive Analytics5.63 Ratings9.917 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
8.8
3 Ratings
0% above category average
MicroStrategy Analytics
4.0
20 Ratings
72% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)8.83 Ratings4.618 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.83 Ratings4.119 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.83 Ratings4.119 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings3.28 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
7.4
3 Ratings
8% below category average
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.8
18 Ratings
31% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.53 Ratings2.218 Ratings
Mobile Application7.03 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile7.03 Ratings3.118 Ratings
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
8.4
4 Ratings
0% above category average
MicroStrategy Analytics
-
Ratings
Long-term financial planning7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial budgeting9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Forecasting9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Scenario modeling7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Management reporting10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
9.5
3 Ratings
15% above category average
MicroStrategy Analytics
-
Ratings
Financial data consolidation10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Journal entries and reports7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Eliminations10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
9.3
4 Ratings
11% above category average
MicroStrategy Analytics
-
Ratings
Financial Statement Reporting9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Reporting9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
9.7
4 Ratings
18% above category average
MicroStrategy Analytics
-
Ratings
Personalized dashboards8.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
KPIs9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
9.0
4 Ratings
6% above category average
MicroStrategy Analytics
-
Ratings
Flat file integration9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel data integration9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
-
Ratings
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
7 Ratings
1% above category average
REST API00 Ratings3.95 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
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User Ratings
JedoxMicroStrategy Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(8 ratings)
5.5
(46 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(3 ratings)
9.9
(27 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
3.2
(5 ratings)
Availability
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(3 ratings)
2.2
(5 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
4.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
JedoxMicroStrategy Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
Jedox AG
Best suited for financial consolidation and / or as a highly customized and compact EPM / BI solution (up to 100 CCU) with individual workflows, planning and reporting functionalities, with moderate number of users (no restrictions for any industry, all industries are covered well). It also has advanced reporting & data analysis requirements and provides an integration and reporting layer of imported data from different external systems (via ETL). It can help with migrating your legacy Excel-based business models to the Web. It is not well suited for Enterprise BI applications with expecting >500 CCU (users at the same time working with the system) - this may cause serious performance issues, as all data is kept in RAM. Jedox is also less suited for applications with heavy document management requirements (document management is not an out of the box functionality in Jedox and rather requires custom development through custom widgets etc.).
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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
Jedox AG
  • Using the Excel add-in means that our team was almost instantly productive, being able to use a familiar interface to present and manipulate data.
  • Allows us to quickly do analysis and comparison of current and historic data.
  • Really good to produce meaningful management reporting that can be adapted responsively to business requirements.
  • Implementing Jedox in our budget cycle dramatically reduced the time and complexity of the process, while making it more transparent.
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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
Jedox AG
  • Diversity. Jedox can be applied to many different use cases from small to large deployments and from budgeting to enterprise class BI solutions. But rarely is one tool able to fulfill all of these requirements in one organisation. This value proposition can be complicated for prospective users.
  • Awareness. Jedox punches above its weight in capability and scalability, but not enough people have heard about it and therefore procurement processes can be drawn out as a result.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Jedox AG
For a period of 5 years all our customers using Jedox have renewed their licenses.
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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
Jedox AG
To me Jedox deserves 10/10 because it is a consistent one-in-all platform with a modern look and feel. It is intuitive to use and allows you to make intuitive applications integrating traditional business intelligence with performance management functionality. It certainly has a short
learning curve, especially for those that are familiar with MS Excel. An example: I've lost count but Jedox it is available in more than 25 languages. Another: Jedox does not require programming skills... it is developed to be used by the business.
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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
Jedox AG
Jedox has
very few bugs. Reports are available through an Excel add-in, the web and/or
mobile device (IOS/Android). In my opinion, availability also means high
performance, not having to wait for the system to give you the required reports,
analysis, dashboards instantly.
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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
Jedox AG
Jedox is the fastest OLAP tool on the market. It can use GPU cards to increase performance even more
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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
Jedox AG
Jedox support in general is a professional and fast responding team. An easy-to-use ticketing system is in place. Bug-related questions are solved fast (responses come usually in a few hours after the question), but some questions / tickets, that are not Jedox-related bugs (for example some advanced questions about Jedox functionality), may be forwarded to Application Management team for further processing and then it may take several days or even weeks to get a response here -> there is room for improvement here.
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MicroStrategy
Good user community. Support team is available if you are under AMC. You get decent support after raising the support ticket. If it is product bug they will inform you and let you know which patch will resolve the same.
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Online Training
Jedox AG
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
Jedox AG
The implementation of SSO, SAML Authentication, HTTPS, Server splitting (Frontend / Backend servers) could be more standardized and made more user friendly to set up (e.g. via setup guide). Otherwise the implementation of Jedox is quick and simple when compared to other similar technologies.
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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
Jedox AG
Calumo is similar product to Jedox. I have used it extensively in my previous role. It was a major contender when we evaluated a BI platform for NIDA. Calumo is a great product as well and it was a very close call. Where we found Jedox to be a better fit for NIDA was the ability to prepare dynamic reports with ease without the need to learn MDX which was used extensively by Calumo to make dynamic reports which expand or shrink based on the underlying data. Another major benefit we saw in Jedox was the whole ETL process could be managed within Jedox instead of doing it in SQL server which negates having a dedicated SQL specialist role when the scale expands.
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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
Jedox AG
Scalability is often another word for speed. Given enough data, enough users or enough calculations, the tool becomes slower and slower. You will find that Jedox has a very high performance that can even be increased by the use of grafical cards. Other thaen that it does not only offer BI (looking back based on historical ERP data) but also allows you to look forward through integrated budgetting, planning, forecasting, workflow and collaboration. Not easy to find a tool that can support so much business functionality. So, also pretty scalable in that respect.
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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
Jedox AG
  • Financial budgeting and Forecasting are done in a centralized fashion in Jedox now instead of a decentralized excel based approach. A lot of cost savings and improved reliability
  • Easy to use self-help Dashboards and detailed reports
  • Web-based reporting instead of excel based
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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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