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Score 7.7 out of 101

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
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.1
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.2
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.2
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.5

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.2

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
REST API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Javascript API
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
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
7.7

Pros

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • MicroStrategy Analytics has the best mobile BI on the market right now. The level of efforts (LOE) is very low for this type of development.
  • MicroStrategy Analytics's self-serve BI is very valuable to our business users and can cut development for BI developers by enabling business users to find business answers themselves.
  • The caching of Intelligence Cubes in MicroStrategy Analytics is a game changer. I have I-cubes with billions of rows stored in memory, ready at any moment.
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Cons

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • Our team of business analysts needed a nimble tool for ad hoc analytics. MicroStrategy required greater technical knowledge than our typical user possessed and the process of creating a new view was extremely cumbersome and time-consuming.
  • We regularly needed to combine data from our warehouse with other data sources. While MicroStrategy has this capability, the level of technical knowledge required was beyond that of a typical business analyst and took too long. Part of the challenge was that our IT department imposed tight governance on the introduction of new data into the warehouse (which is common), so the minimum SLA on this process was 4 hours. This is simply not acceptable when a senior executive needs analysis for a decision right away. While I cannot fault MicroStrategy for our company's IT governance policy, they should add the capability to combine data from the warehouse with data outside the warehouse without requiring that it be added to the warehouse.
  • While MicroStrategy has some light-weight and reasonably priced user licenses, the capabilities we needed for ad hoc analysis required a far more expensive user license.
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Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.9
Based on 27 answers
It didn't meet the team's needs.
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Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.0
Based on 3 answers
It is difficult to learn, but once you figure it out through training, it becomes simpler and the reasons for it's complexity becomes apparent.
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Reliability and Availability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
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 Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
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 Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
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 Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.8
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 Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 8.0
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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Alternatives Considered

MicroStrategy Analytics

Microstrategy is already used in the organization and it clearly is used by many leading industries. Tableau and Salesforce are comparatively new to this.
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Scalability

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.
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Return on Investment

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • We abandoned the tool as it was not meeting our needs.
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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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