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MicroStrategy Analytics

206 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

MicroStrategy Analytics

It is appropriate when wishing to show big data to a group that needs to make informed decisions quickly, and that does not have a technical background and cannot get bogged down in percentages and technicalities. For those that want it, however, Microstrategy provides gridded reports that make detailed examination of data easy. Both are simple to create
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.1
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.6
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.2
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4

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
8.1
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 Insight is a very good tool for data discovery and for create quick dashboard presentation. This is is basically a online web based portal where you have capability to quickly slice & dice the data . Also it provides you options to create derived metrics & derived attribute (MSTR 10) with various mathematical or statistical functions. One of the major mention would be the map based data visualization where you can plot data based on Latitude & Longitude.Also with MSTR 10 following limitations were removed i) using hyperlink ii) HTML 5 is implemented instead of Flash ,so easy to be rendered in mobile too iii) Adding images is possible for hardcoding company logo & symbols
  • Drilling Capabilities. This requires some good backend data modeling. Once you bring in all the facts and dimensions you are supposed to establish relationship between them & create hierarchies. Then it would be easy to drill more & more. For example - Device hierarchy - (Device Used by User--> Browser-->Operating System)
  • Data Source Connectivity.
  • Enterprise Manager is basically BI to BI environment which is used by administrators or executives to track reporting usage, report performance,developer efficiency or frequency of usage & thousands of other statistics which proves to be very helpful in monitoring the efficiency of the whole environment. Once you set up Enterprise miner( which is a bit tricky) you will be able to access all the in built documents or you can custom built dashboard based on your usage
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Cons

  • Perhaps it was the nature of the size of the company I previously worked for, but the amount of time it took for changes and upgrades to be implemented was a bit frustrating at times.
  • It would be incredibly helpful if users had the ability to make changes to metrics and attributes without having to rely to heavily on MicroStrategy developers, it would make the product a great deal more useful.
  • Being able to distribute rich MicroStrategy reports without sending enormous emails was problematic at times. If there was a way to let data rich reports being distributed via email live in a web environment would be a big plus for the platform.
  • Being unable to view reports on smartphones was a bit of a pain at times as well, particularly when you need to send reports to colleagues working off-site without a laptop or desktop computer available.
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Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics9.9
Based on 27 answers
MicroStrategy is one of the "legacy" BI vendors, but they have managed to keep up with the new entrants and even innovate. I believe this is the best BI technology, and unless they came up with ridiculous pricing, we should renew.
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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 Analytics7.5
Based on 14 answers
This capability really easy and handy to support especially if you have to provide limited access to virtual person or an intern. Data sharing and using inbuilt features are really easy and gives a lot of options. Subscriptions to reports and read/write capabilities are also helpful in terms of flexing up for modifications under reports.
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Data Integration

MicroStrategy Analytics7.1
Based on 14 answers
The range of data sources is great which would deserve a rating of 10. The ease of retrieving real time data is good but not great so I would give that a rating of 8. The interfaces must be run before you can get real time data which sometimes has issues that is the reason for the lower than 10 rating
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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

  • Primary source of data warehouse for all report creation makes this tool invaluable to business.
  • Report creation and save for later use makes this a tool we can go back to again and again.
  • Ability to can reports and edit allow us to analyze business and better serve our internal and external customers.
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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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