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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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

BI was used to manage our parts and machines. It can be used to manage your factory or systems to properly allocate items to select places. However the system does not respond well, and it can scale well provided you have an actual team knowledgeable in this field. Once you get it set up it works well, but of course, if you try and add new implementations, it can become hazardous to your business.
Michael Diaz-Suarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.9

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
REST API
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Javascript API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
iFrames
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Java API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • This software is easy to initially learn, and very powerful in producing reusable reports.
  • It is much faster than my company's internal manual queries. The ability to build off of a saved query and share queries to other users is a great positive.
  • My favorite part is that you can run queries in the background and it does not interfere with your current work or slow your computer down.
Anonymous | 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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • The installation can be very complex and time-consuming, it requires a lot of planning and foresight as to what role the software will play in the organization.
  • The software has a relatively large learning curve that takes dedicated users months to get comfortable with, the UI is a bit intimidating for new users.
  • SAP could organize their help better, it can be difficult to find dependable solutions to issues via their website and support channels.
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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 22 answers
The institution has decided to move in a different direction, and will be using MSBI for reporting. I have been very happy with the Business Objects suite of tools, and will continue to use them heavily until we make the transition.
Robert Scrimshaw | 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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.8
Based on 10 answers
From a server and client side perspective. the Business Intelligence Platform provides a foundation for all aspects of content development, distribution, analysis, collaboration and self service. Ease of use from targeted content delivery through controlled accessibility. Content exporting in the format of the users choice. Scheduling for internal or external delivery. Public and private folders for secure content access when requied. Web based for viewing on the users device of choice without the need to download additional applications.
Anonymous | 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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
Based on 7 answers
When we implemented 3.1, we had a tough time managing the system: It took almost a year to stabilize.

With 4.0, we want to roll out to more users, and are holding back because of fears about the performance issue
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 17 answers
Overall, the tool (Web Intelligence 4.2) is fast and solid. One issue is a dependability on JAVA for a full feature report creation/edit capabilities (as opposed to limited HTML option). Second, planned end of JAVA support by major browsers (Chrome is already not supporting JAVA applet).
Dariusz Zyskowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.7
Based on 18 answers
SAP has released various versions of SAP BO BI. starting from 3.1 and going to 4.0,4.1,4.2 and latest being 4.3. SAP provides support to these new versions. As new versions keep on coming, support for the very old software goes out of scope from SAP. it is when the different organization plans to get their BO content migrated from a lower version to a newer version. The newer version had definitely added functionality and features which ease the work of users.
Saurabh Raheja | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

MicroStrategy Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
Based on 3 answers
SAP authorized training is best, Please go ahead with it. Even lot of online training options/videos available for self learning
Dharmesh Shah | 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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't used it or got feedback from the end user.

Content looks to be pretty detailed. Focused on SQL but not BW.
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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 15 answers
Hire specialists and experienced staff. Mix some beginners so that everyone is not a leader but a learner too. Plan well; architect well; break down implementation in small steps and move towards larger steps. Create a centralized and authorized SAP Business Objects implementation team.
Priyanka Musale | 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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Some organizations use Spotfire which is far more advanced in terms of its analytical capabilities vs. Lumira/PA etc. but the sharing/storage side of the BI Platform is far superior and much better managed. The ability to create user groups, access levels etc. on BI Platform helps to keep the platform secure.
Josh Anderson | 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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 2 answers
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform supports SOA Service Oriented Architecture. You can start/restart/enable/disable all the servers. You can seamless do load balancing and clustering. It supports all leading application and web server. Supports LDAP SSO integration.People who can work on excel with training they can work on SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence, dashboard, Lumira, Information design tool product suite. Tool is very user friendly and easy to learn and implement
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • Management of data and reporting has a significant ROI. It's pointless to have data if you don't know what to do with it.
  • By the license model, we can plan your deployment model to demonstrate ROI and considerable data validity.
  • Customer adoption and adaptability bring ROI due to data viewing in the required fashion and tool usage.
Md Tuhin Sarker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MicroStrategy Analytics

General

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

Starting Price

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General

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

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8

Reliability and Availability

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

Performance

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0

Support Rating

MicroStrategy Analytics
5.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7

In-Person Training

MicroStrategy Analytics
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

Online Training

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0

Implementation Rating

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0

Scalability

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0

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