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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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Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is not appropriate for real-time dashboards. It is fantastic for EOD or dashboards which need to be refreshed every 10-15 minutes. Qlik Sense makes a fantastic Data Warehouse, if that is what your ultimate goal is. If you have the resources, you can extend the out-of-the-box functionality to suit your needs. Unfortunately, if you do not have the resources, you may struggle with the back end of Qlik Sense.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Qlik Sense
7.1
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
Qlik Sense
6.3
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.3
Qlik Sense
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
Qlik Sense
7.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Qlik Sense
7.3
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Qlik Sense
8.6
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Qlik Sense
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Qlik Sense
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Qlik Sense
6.7

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Qlik Sense
6.7
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Qlik Sense
8.0
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Qlik Sense
7.5
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Qlik Sense
6.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.2
Qlik Sense
5.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Qlik Sense
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Qlik Sense
6.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.7
Qlik Sense
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.2
Qlik Sense
7.3
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Qlik Sense
5.8

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Qlik Sense
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Qlik Sense
7.7
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1
Qlik Sense
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Qlik Sense
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Qlik Sense
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Qlik Sense
6.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Qlik Sense
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Qlik Sense
5.5
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Qlik Sense
4.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
Qlik Sense
6.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Qlik Sense
7.2
REST API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Qlik Sense
7.6
Javascript API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Qlik Sense
7.3
iFrames
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Qlik Sense
7.5
Java API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Qlik Sense
7.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Qlik Sense
6.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Qlik Sense
6.9

Pros

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.
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Qlik Sense

  • Running consistently without errors which gives users confidence in the system and its numbers
  • Easy to configure and customise to adopt to manyfold sources (facebook, google analytics, filemaker, SAGE, various Excel sheets)
  • Easy to navigate within the table and graphs (drill down, slice & dice, filter, sort) and easy to export results.
  • Geoanalytics is cool
  • Very customizable user and role based security
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Cons

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.
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Qlik Sense

  • Visualizations have sometimes worked slightly differently between releases requiring the need for some re-work when upgrading. Most of these have been appearance only but are still annoying.
  • Enterprise product should come with the ability to email common reports. People still want/need this but don't need all the functionality of the Nprinting product. Basic email functionality should not need to be a separate purchase. Perhaps give the basic functionality with the product to give people exposure to it would actually increase the take rate on Nprinting.
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Likelihood to Renew

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.
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Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 6.4
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

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.
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Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 8.4
Based on 6 answers
It's very simple and easy to use, with minimal learning curve
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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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Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 7.7
Based on 5 answers
Quick and responsive usually
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Online Training

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.
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Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 8.7
Based on 4 answers
Hire Qlik consultants. It's better done by them or with their aid.
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense, from a developer side, is way easier to pick up quickly while still holding the most functionality. Tableau is nice and has similar features to Qlik, but having to create each visualization/chart on its own sheet before building a dashboard is very much living 5 years ago. The ability to create master items in Qlik is parallel to this, but Qlik has the added feature of editing the charts/visualizations at the data level within the dashboard itself. I just finished a graduate program in Data Science, at the end of which we were all asked how we felt about Tableau. The overwhelming response was that, as you dig deeper into Tableau, you realize that it is not as easy and fun as it seems on the surface. With Qlik, I have had the opposite experience. The farther I dig into its full functionality, the more I find it to be useful at every level.
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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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Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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.
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Qlik Sense

  • Positive - we have been able to dramatically reduce customer churn rate with increased business visibility.
  • Positive - reduced reporting complexity by pushing/flagging employees for specific needs, thus reducing the need for best-guess reporting.
  • Positive - overall ROI has been more than measurable from a simple complexity reduction standpoint. No more creating custom reports on a monthly basis. Once a report or dashboard has been created, that report becomes a standard for us and can be easily modified for future use.
  • Positive - we've been able to reduce head-count for report generation.
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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

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

Qlik Sense

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
tiered pricing*

* per user

Qlik Sense Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Qlik Sense Perpetual$1,5001
  1. 1-50 users
SaaS Edition
Qlik Sense Subscription$8401
  1. 1-50 Users
Additional Pricing Details
Qlik Sense Enterprise: Perpetual license basis, based on number of users Qlik Sense Enterprise: Subscription, based on number of users Qlik Sense Desktop: FREE Qlik Sense Cloud: FREE

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