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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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

Qlik is great for environments that need data analytics but do not have the budget for something such as Tableau or Power BI. It was about a tenth of the price of competitors. It took some development work on our end, but ended up saving us hundred of thousands of dollars just in comparison to other Business Intelligence tools, not including the benefits of the smarter business decisions it led us to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.5
Qlik Sense
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
Qlik Sense
7.5
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Qlik Sense
7.7
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
Qlik Sense
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Qlik Sense
7.0
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Qlik Sense
7.8
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Qlik Sense
6.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
Qlik Sense
6.7
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Qlik Sense
6.9

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Qlik Sense
6.6
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.0
Qlik Sense
6.7
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Qlik Sense
6.9
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Qlik Sense
5.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Qlik Sense
6.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.8
Qlik Sense
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Qlik Sense
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
Qlik Sense
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
Qlik Sense
7.2
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1
Qlik Sense
6.2

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
Qlik Sense
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Qlik Sense
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Qlik Sense
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Qlik Sense
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Qlik Sense
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Qlik Sense
6.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
Qlik Sense
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
5.9
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
5.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.2
Qlik Sense
6.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
Qlik Sense
7.3
REST API
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Qlik Sense
8.4
Javascript API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
7.3
iFrames
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Qlik Sense
6.9
Java API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Qlik Sense
6.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Qlik Sense
7.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
6.7

Pros

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • 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.
Jeff Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

  • I use the smart search feature often to help locate key parts of information across data sources.
  • The expression editor is fairly easy to learn even if you don't have an advanced background.
  • The data load editor has both advanced and basic functionality depending on your skill level and business needs.
Daniel Huddleston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

  • Not a lot of room for customization as we were used to in QlikView
  • UI and default navigation can be very clunky and not user friendly
  • Although the backend is fantastic, the front end experience leaves a lot to be desired. As a developer you don't have a lot of options to customized your app unless you turn to Javascript, CSS and HTML. This is not a common stack you would find in most BI developers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 8.5
Based on 6 answers
Qlik Sense is a constantly improving it's software and working with its' users to make it better. They are great at keeping their users informed of progress and care about delivering a quality product
Tami Svensrud | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 6.8
Based on 6 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.
Wm. Dexter Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 8.0
Based on 11 answers
Standard user interface and powerful analytic functions is GREAT.As technical person working in the background there are more things to do to make this a completely great tool.Some functions that should be standard requires consult scripting and hours.Now we are using it quite advanced and with many servers and in combination with QlikView. So overall I love the tool. But it could be better and user friendly and powerful in the background
Christer Andersson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 5.8
Based on 9 answers
MicroStrategy's support is very good. We don't have a lot of technical issues in the first place, but when we do have to open a case with them, their front-line engineers seem very capable and resolve most of the issues without escalation. Our sales team is also very good and keeps us in the loop on new features and makes sure we are satisfied customers.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 7.3
Based on 13 answers
Not only can you ask the support team for help, but you can also ask the community. Also with the community there is a vast amount of problems that have already been solved. The problem you are encountering has a likely chance of already being discussed and even solved in the community section saving you time from reaching out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

MicroStrategy Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 5 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.
Shawn Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 7 answers
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
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 7.3
Based on 9 answers
Hire Qlik consultants. It's better done by them or with their aid.
Mohan Suswaram | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

I did not select Qlik Sense. Both Tableau and Power Bi are better solutions than Qlik. Tableau provides better data visualizations. Power BI provides much better ease of data extraction and is more scalable for embedding into software solutions. Both provide better licensing deals (=cheaper) than Qlik. Overall, I would choose Power BI, Tableau then Qlik Sense in that order.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Toreyan Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

  • Once an app is published and running good, we can quickly see the time we save to analyze data
  • It's hard sometimes to realize the money we save by using this system
  • People start understanding the power of data and asking more questions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

MicroStrategy Analytics

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

MicroStrategy Analytics Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Must contact sales team for pricing information.

Qlik Sense

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$30 per month

Qlik Sense Editions & Modules

Edition
Qlik Sense Business$30.001
Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaSContact sales
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. none
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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
Qlik Sense
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.9
Qlik Sense
8.5

Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
Qlik Sense
8.0

Reliability and Availability

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Qlik Sense

Performance

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Qlik Sense

Support Rating

MicroStrategy Analytics
5.8
Qlik Sense
7.3

In-Person Training

MicroStrategy Analytics
Qlik Sense
9.1

Online Training

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Qlik Sense
9.1

Implementation Rating

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Qlik Sense
7.3

Scalability

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Qlik Sense

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