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MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics is very well suited for small and large companies and for varying degrees of budgets. The price model is fair for the type of features and functionality out of the box. There will have to be someone dedicated to MicroStrategy and the lifecycle of the business data model. It is not a light weight product on the back end, but can be very lightweight to the end users. No-SQL allows the domain experts, people who understand the business and not technology, to analyze and dig at questions without being burdened by asking database experts for advanced SQL generation. I give this product a 9 out of 10 because it is not fully HIPAA compliant and the means to make it HIPAA compliant means we must cripple some basic functionality.
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SAS Advanced Analytics

SAS Advance Analytics is well suited for data that is visual. Data where you want to see multiple graphs and models are good for this software. However, if your data is more descriptive this may not be the best program. SAS is well suited for data where you need to make comparisons on the feasibility of two different programs. Data that can be compared is perfect for this software.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
SAS Advanced Analytics
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
SAS Advanced Analytics
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
SAS Advanced Analytics
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.5
SAS Advanced Analytics

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
SAS Advanced Analytics
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
SAS Advanced Analytics
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
SAS Advanced Analytics
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.6
SAS Advanced Analytics
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
SAS Advanced Analytics

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
SAS Advanced Analytics
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
SAS Advanced Analytics
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
SAS Advanced Analytics
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
SAS Advanced Analytics
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
SAS Advanced Analytics
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAS Advanced Analytics

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
SAS Advanced Analytics
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
SAS Advanced Analytics
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
SAS Advanced Analytics
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
SAS Advanced Analytics

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
SAS Advanced Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
SAS Advanced Analytics
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
SAS Advanced Analytics
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.3
SAS Advanced Analytics
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
SAS Advanced Analytics

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
SAS Advanced Analytics
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
SAS Advanced Analytics
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAS Advanced Analytics
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAS Advanced Analytics
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
SAS Advanced Analytics

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
SAS Advanced Analytics
REST API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAS Advanced Analytics
Javascript API
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
SAS Advanced Analytics
iFrames
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAS Advanced Analytics
Java API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAS Advanced Analytics
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAS Advanced Analytics
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
SAS Advanced Analytics

Pros

  • Extremely fast and reliable sql generation, report and document development.
  • Flexibility and integration with nearly all data sources.
  • Self reliant product, many out of the box products that allow easy maintenance, development, and monitoring.
  • Cost of product is more reasonable than many other in its class.
  • Reports and documents produced can be pixel perfect and allow for extremely custom dashboards and scorecards.
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  • SAS is can be used as query builder tool which can automate a lot of excel process.
  • There are variety of statistical options available that tie up good visual analytics.
  • There are inbuilt models available for different operations which doesn't require any coding and are easy to run.
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Cons

  • Administration and implementation of MicroStrategy exposed fatal flaws in their software as a whole. I expected much, much higher quality software for the licensing/pricing demanded from MicroStrategy.
  • Although their tech support staff were always friendly, it took multiple (and I mean multiple) attempts to solve issues, some of which were never resolved. Many of which were drawn out for weeks with support staff asking me to perform troubleshooting steps that I'd outlined I'd already performed in the ticket comments when posted. Just very ineffective support as a whole.
  • Their error code base is not well documented. I can't count how many times I found an error being thrown and could not find reference of what that error meant, or was caused by. I found many people complaining about the same error in their community discussion boards, with no responses from anyone at MicroStrategy offering assistance.
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  • Navigation needs to be easier.
  • It's expensive for a small company.
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Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics9.9
Based on 27 answers
I think there are better tools available than MicroStrategy such as Tableau based simply on the ease of manipulating data sets and how quickly you can churn through data sets. The amount of time it takes to train people on MicroStrategy is a bit frustrating as well. I think MicroStrategy has great potential, but could be a better product overall.
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SAS Advanced Analytics4.5
Based on 5 answers
It's an expensive product and I don't use it everyday.
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Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics7.0
Based on 3 answers
It is difficult to learn, but once you figure it out through training, it becomes simpler and the reasons for it's complexity becomes apparent.
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SAS Advanced Analytics6.1
Based on 2 answers
If SAS Enterprise Guide is utilized any beginning user will be able to shorten the learning curve. This is allow the user a plethora of basic capabilities until they can utilize coding to expand their needs in manipulating and presenting data. SAS is also dedicated to expanding this environment so it is ever growing.
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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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SAS Advanced Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
SAS probably has the most market saturation out of all of the analytics software worldwide. They are in every industry and they are knowledgable about every industry. They are always available to take questions, solve issues, and discuss a company's needs. A company that buys SAS software has a dedicated representative that is there for all of their needs.
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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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SAS Advanced Analytics9.0
Based on 1 answer
Although nothing is perfect, SAS is almost there. The software can handle billions of rows of data without a glitch and runs at a quick pace regardless of what the user wants to perform. SAS products are made to handle data so performance is of their utmost important. The software is created to run things as efficiently as SAS software can to maximize 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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SAS Advanced Analytics10.0
Based on 2 answers
Simple. Their knowledge and accessibility. Support can be reached via email, text, chat, or phone. They can also utilize WebEx to tap into your machine and see what the user is seeing. SAS is dedicated to helping their users maximize their software.
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In-Person Training

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SAS Advanced Analytics9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAS has regional and national conferences that are dedicated to expanding users' knowledge of the software and showing them what changes and additions they are making to the software. There are user groups in most of the major cities that also provide multi-day seminars that focus on specific topics for education. If online training isn't the best way for the user, there is ample in-person training available.
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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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SAS Advanced Analytics8.0
Based on 1 answer
There are online videos, live classes, and resource material which makes training very easy to access. However, nothing is circumstantial so applying your training can get tricky if the user is performing complex tasks. When purchasing software, SAS will also allocate education credits so the user(s) can access classes and material online to help expand their knowledge.
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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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SAS Advanced Analytics9.0
Based on 1 answer
Ask as many questions you can before the install to understand the process. Since a third party does the installation your company is sort of a passanger and it is easy to get lost in the process. It also helps to have all users and IT support involved in the install to help increase the knowledge as to how SAS runs and what it needs to perform correctly.
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Alternatives Considered

Microstrategy is already used in the organization and it clearly is used by many leading industries. Tableau and Salesforce are comparatively new to this.
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R is of course much cheaper (free) than SAS Analytics, and it can do everything SAS Analytics can do and more. It is a much more technical tool than SAS Analytics, which is why some people prefer SAS Analytics.
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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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SAS Advanced Analytics9.0
Based on 1 answer
It all depends on the type of SAS product the user has. Scaleability differs from product to product, and if the user has SAS Office Analytics the scaleability is quite robust. This software will satisfy the majority of the company's analytic needs for years to come. In addition, if SAS is not meeting the users needs the company can easily find SAS solutions that will.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased efficiency through scheduled reporting.
  • Decreased manual "massaging" of data through automated reporting.
  • Standardized metrics across business verticals.
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  • With SAS, I was able to build statistical models from tremendous amounts of transactional data to identify key factors driving the company's business. SAS analysis also provided us great insights into customer segmentations as well.
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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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SAS Advanced Analytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
SAS Advanced Analytics Editions & Modules
SAS Advanced Analytics
Additional Pricing Details