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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

Yellowfin

Yellowfin is well suited for:
  • All type of organisations from small, medium to large enterprises applications
  • All type of users in an organisations - Business users , Analysts and consumers
  • Large clustering installation with high volume of transaction under Linux platform with high number of concurrent users
  • Low budget customer engagements
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Yellowfin
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Yellowfin
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Yellowfin
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Yellowfin
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Yellowfin
8.1
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Yellowfin
8.3
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
Yellowfin
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
Yellowfin
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
Yellowfin
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Yellowfin
8.1
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Yellowfin
8.2
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Yellowfin
8.0
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.2
Yellowfin
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Yellowfin
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.1
Yellowfin

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
Yellowfin
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Yellowfin
7.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Yellowfin
7.8
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Yellowfin
6.5

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Yellowfin
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
Yellowfin
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Yellowfin
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Yellowfin
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Yellowfin

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Yellowfin
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Yellowfin
9.1
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Yellowfin
8.5
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Yellowfin
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Yellowfin
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Yellowfin
REST API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Yellowfin
Javascript API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Yellowfin
iFrames
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Yellowfin
Java API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Yellowfin
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Yellowfin
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Yellowfin

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

  • Presentation of information for executive reporting.
  • Collaboration and action task assignment on pinpointed issues highlighted in reports and dashboards.
  • End client easy self - service reporting.
Nicky Downing | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Abanish Mishra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

  • Initially the Yellowfin business model was difficult to align to the VSV model but through some simple negotiations a workable model was reach which made in commercial application viable
  • Some additional licensing models could also be of value as we do not use the product in a pure business intelligence only application.
Johan Pietersen | 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

Yellowfin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Wm. Dexter Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based centralised architecture with best user interfaces.
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
99.9% availability
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
  • Availability of 24x7x365 support team to cover all regions
  • Technical team well trained
  • Knowledge of product
  • Proper product documentation and support guidelines
  • Defined SLA
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

MicroStrategy Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Yellowfin provides 3 levels of training to support consumers, business analytics, developers and Administrations :
  1. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 1 (Exploration)
  2. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 2 (Advanced)
  3. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 3(Expert)
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Shawn Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
Samir Kumar Sahoo | 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

Yellowfin

We ran a full procurement project to select Yellowfin and started with a long list of over 20 BI products. Key reasons for choice were ease of use, visual looks, product integrations and cost (both licence purchase and development of content).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
Samir Kumar Sahoo | 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

Yellowfin

No answers on this topic

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MicroStrategy Analytics

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

Yellowfin

General

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

Yellowfin Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Yellowfin
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.9
Yellowfin

Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Yellowfin
8.2

Reliability and Availability

MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0
Yellowfin
9.1

Performance

MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0
Yellowfin
8.2

Support

MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0
Yellowfin
8.2

In-Person Training

MicroStrategy Analytics
Yellowfin
9.1

Online Training

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
Yellowfin
8.2

Implementation

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Yellowfin
9.1

Scalability

MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0
Yellowfin
8.2

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