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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

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 Design Studio

SAP Business Objects is well suited for the scenarios where most of the logic is written on the backend (in some other application) and one can expose that data for the business users through Business Objects. It is easy to schedule the report, format the same and download the data for analysis. Some simple calculations can also be added on the BO side as needed It is not very appropriate for complex calculations/logic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.5
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
7.7
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
7.4
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.3
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
3.5
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.6
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.5
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
9.0
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.8
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
9.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.0
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
7.0

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.2
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
7.0
REST API
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
7.5
Javascript API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
7.0
iFrames
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
6.5
Java API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
5.0

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 Design Studio

  • visualize data
  • enable interactions
  • real-time connectivity
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 Design Studio

  • Design studio should have a click to go for selection of other data source as well .
  • Many charts and design can also be added which are missing as of now
  • There should be more inbuilt functions that can be used to handle the data on the Reporting side.
Rakesh Sharma | 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 Design Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Design Studio

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 8.7
Based on 3 answers
SAP Business Objects is a great tool for operational reporting. It provides a lot of capabilities for scheduling the reports for end users as well as for Adhoc data analysis by business users. One can easily format a report in SAP BO. The tool is not very difficult to learn for both End users and Developers.
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 Design Studio

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

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

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

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Support for simple matters is adequate, never required too much support.
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

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Design Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Design Studio

The SAP design studio is tightly bound with the SAP data source which is good for performance, maintenance, and scalability. There are lots of add-ons are there in Design Studio which makes it more interactive in data visualization and analysis. Data binding from the data sources option is great when dealing components like with charts and cross tabs the mapping of an alias is automatically done.
Rakesh Sharma | 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 Design Studio

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

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

  • Positive impact for providing Adhoc and Scheduled reports to business users
  • Positive impact for supporting data analysis
  • Positive impact for less training time for users and developers
Anonymous | 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 Design Studio

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 Design Studio
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.9
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.7

Reliability and Availability

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

Performance

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

Support Rating

MicroStrategy Analytics
5.8
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.7

Online Training

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

Implementation Rating

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

Scalability

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

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