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Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.6
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
REST API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Javascript API
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
iFrames
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Java API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5

Pros

  • Visual representation of data
  • Ease of use for setting up and modifying dashboards
  • Intuitive UX for non-experienced users
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Cons

  • Sharing custom dashboards
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Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics9.9
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.
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Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics7.0
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.
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Reliability and Availability

MicroStrategy Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

MicroStrategy Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

MicroStrategy Analytics10.0
Based on 3 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.
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Online Training

MicroStrategy Analytics7.8
Based on 4 answers
The MicroStrategy training is incredible, they have great online teachers. I was fortunate to be learning MicroStrategy while also implementing a project from scratch. This helped to solidify a lot of the concepts and be able to ask questions about real world problems in addition to class room exercises.
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Implementation

MicroStrategy Analytics8.0
Based on 3 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.
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Breadth of Deployment

Our customers are mainly internal to the business having a user base in the hundreds. The types of users who are active with MicroStrategy range from business analysts to software developers.
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Alternatives Considered

We didn't select MicroStrategy, our IT department did. The team has since moved to Tableau, which is better suited to their needs.
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Collaboration and Sharing

MicroStrategy Analytics7.1
Based on 15 answers
My organization utilizes the feature by allowing different departments pull different data sets for different purposes. In addition, we have standardized custom reports that are created by one group and could be utilized by another group, this way there is consistency in numbers across the enterprise.
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Data Integration

MicroStrategy Analytics7.4
Based on 15 answers
Connectivity occurs in three different objects: DB Instance, DB Connection, and DB User; these objects can be confusing to a less mature user/engineer. However, MSTR connects to almost everything out there natively which is a major plus. Normally, they provide connectors to new SQL/NoSQL data stores prior to industry's adoption of these technologies.
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Scalability

MicroStrategy Analytics10.0
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.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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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
MicroStrategy Analytics
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
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