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MicroStrategy Analytics is a platform for Business Intelligence (BI) and self-service analytics. It enables organizations worldwide to analyze the vast amounts of data stored across their enterprises to make better business decisions. MicroStrategy currently has 3 versions: - MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise: Enterprise-grade business intelligence - MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop: Free self-service visual analytics - MicroStrategy Analytics Express: Free cloud-based self-service visual analyticshttps://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/qq/iH/PZORMI8Q2P14.PNGIntensive and reliable toolMicrostrategy Analytics is widely used in the company across all departments. Different level of access can be provided to different level of responsible persons. It is a very easy tool to get access of past data with different reports and presenting it with the help of variety of dashboard and VIs. Data collection and analysis is an essential function of it.,Data collection/data access- The tool uses different attributes and metrics to generate data for you in a required format with required filters. Data Visualization- The tool has great function of creating Dashboards which are specially useful for higher management to review it. Data Analytics- With great amount of functions, it does most of the excel work within itself. Eliminates excel in most of the fronts.,Better user interface- The only thing that comes out is there is a high scope of modifying user interface. Currently it is not as good as Tableau in terms of user interface.,8,salesforce and Tableau,8,9,Salesforce Analytics Cloud, WebEx Meetings, SAS Advanced AnalyticsMicrostrategy , very good but..We are trying to use it across all the organization as the only tool where you can find all the data of the company, making all kind of dashboards for managers and final users. We've also made "live" dashboard showing the status of the company. The major problem is to make end users move from Excel to MS. The company leaves all this effort to the IT Team and does not make this a strategic decision.,Easy of use Has improved a lot the visualization of data Fast,For use it take a lot of time to prepare the correct data. I don't know it there is some MicroSrategy magic solution to make it faster Better comunication with client Improve dashboards, losing with competitors,9,,8,7MicroStrategy ReviewIt is being used across our health center in every department, from admin to ops to clinics. We are trying to use it with our scheduling program's data feed to solve TAT issues, staffing issues, and tracking issues. We've implemented several new policies around appointment cancellations due to findings in Microstrategy data. We also take in a feed from our EMR system for patient data research.,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.,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.,8,Tableau Online,5,6,Tableau OnlineMicroStrategy - excellent tool in the right handsWe use MicroStrategy to provide a business intelligence solution for our clients. We use it to create reports and dashboards that our clients can use to analyze their business.,Customized dashboards between the desktop and web applications. Shared objects which allows reusability in a number of different reports.,Web tool still doesn't have all the customization possible in the developer application. Rigid star scheme requirements creates complications in unstructured data. I would love to see out of the box "what-if" scenario functionality.,7,7,8MicroStrategy - Why, When & Where ??Microstrategy is used as a reporting solution in my work environment. Microstrategy is used to interact on Hadoop, Microsoft SQL Server Tables, and SSAS MDX Cubes. Microstrategy's Visual Insight is used as a self service tool replacing Pivot tables & graph building in Excel.,Visual Insight is a very good tool for data discovery and for create quick dashboard presentation. This is is basically a online web based portal where you have capability to quickly slice & dice the data . Also it provides you options to create derived metrics & derived attribute (MSTR 10) with various mathematical or statistical functions. One of the major mention would be the map based data visualization where you can plot data based on Latitude & Longitude.Also with MSTR 10 following limitations were removed i) using hyperlink ii) HTML 5 is implemented instead of Flash ,so easy to be rendered in mobile too iii) Adding images is possible for hardcoding company logo & symbols Drilling Capabilities. This requires some good backend data modeling. Once you bring in all the facts and dimensions you are supposed to establish relationship between them & create hierarchies. Then it would be easy to drill more & more. For example - Device hierarchy - (Device Used by User--> Browser-->Operating System) Data Source Connectivity. Enterprise Manager is basically BI to BI environment which is used by administrators or executives to track reporting usage, report performance,developer efficiency or frequency of usage & thousands of other statistics which proves to be very helpful in monitoring the efficiency of the whole environment. Once you set up Enterprise miner( which is a bit tricky) you will be able to access all the in built documents or you can custom built dashboard based on your usage,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.,8,Tableau Desktop, Tableau Online, IBM Cognos, Microsoft BI,9,8
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January 21, 2018

MicroStrategy Analytics Review: "Intensive and reliable tool"

Score 8 out of 10
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8
The range of data sources is pretty wide, it is practically using enormous amount of different sources. Platform is able to smoothly bring in multiple data sources simultaneously, combining, preparing, and transforming these as per business needs. It takes a definite time to update its values until its ETL process completes or it has to be done manually.
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October 25, 2017

MicroStrategy Analytics: "Microstrategy , very good but.."

Score 9 out of 10
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8
I don't need to use different sources but I've tried it and was very easy of use.
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October 18, 2017

MicroStrategy Analytics: "MicroStrategy Review"

Score 8 out of 10
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5
We had several data sources from which to pull feeds, and it might be due to security permissions on another end, but we typically had one error every other week, where we were not able to refresh data. While it was an easy fix, and did not take very long to do, it was a bit of a hassle. Trying to pull in from multiple data sources can cause it to be slow. I also think it had much to do with the person given architect permissions - he made several errors that were not caught early. Long story short, it was more due to user error than Microstrategy error.
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March 01, 2017

MicroStrategy Analytics: "MicroStrategy - excellent tool in the right hands"

Score 7 out of 10
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7
It can be done and seems to work pretty well. I haven't used this feature extensively. Works great with our data warehouse.
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June 11, 2016

MicroStrategy Analytics: "MicroStrategy - Why, When & Where ??"

Score 8 out of 10
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9
Microstrategy is one best enterprise level tools which gives us amazing connectivity options. It is pretty powerful to connect to a table in Hadoop using native drivers. It is a perfect example of how any desired reporting should be. But while connecting with a cross company product like Microsoft's MDX cube it lags in its functionalities which is my reason for not giving it full credit in data source connectivity.
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July 29, 2016

MicroStrategy Analytics Review: "Simplifying reporting needs"

Score 9 out of 10
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10
The process of connecting data to Microstrategy is easy and appreciated. It functions as expected, there are no conflicts between the source and the end result that's pulled from Microstrategy.
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April 28, 2016

MicroStrategy Analytics Review: "Comprehensive enterprise BI Tool"

Score 7 out of 10
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8
It can connect to a variety of data sources like SQL, Hadoop Distributed File System, etc. One can also import data from a MDX cube source which enables importing data from sources like Cognos. Basically, MicroStrategy can import data from almost any source - cloud storage apps, database, files, BI tools and social media as well.
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June 27, 2016

MicroStrategy Analytics Review: "Enterprise BI Solution - Not an Analytics solution"

Score 8 out of 10
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7
I haven't used all the connectors, but I need it one, it is always there. Guided by the 4 in 1 to 5 scale in Gartner in data source connectivity, is an aspect that is always improving. In the enterprise edition the data wrangling or a visual query construction is limited for advanced analysis.
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August 17, 2015

MicroStrategy Analytics: "MicroStrategy 10 - the best in BI"

Score 10 out of 10
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10
We only have a few source types, but it integrates with many and it offers multi-source as well (data coming from different platforms into the same projects).
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April 08, 2015

MicroStrategy Analytics: "Ground level perspective of MicroStrategy"

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10
The multi-source feature, data marts, and multiple data source capabilities of MicroStrategy is mind blowing. Merging completely different database datasets, and geographically different servers becomes non-problem. Our users can create their own datasets on the fly, and by way of Data Blending, incorporate our product data with their own curiosity. MicroStrategy can source to all worth-while data types known in the technology arena.
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April 29, 2015

MicroStrategy Analytics: "Microstrategy is 'great enough' for business."

Score 8 out of 10
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7
Connectivity occurs in three different objects: DB Instance, DB Connection, and DB User; these objects can be confusing to a less mature user/engineer. However, MSTR connects to almost everything out there natively which is a major plus. Normally, they provide connectors to new SQL/NoSQL data stores prior to industry's adoption of these technologies.
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June 23, 2016

MicroStrategy Analytics: "MicroStrategy is a great product for medium to large size companies."

Score 9 out of 10
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8
The range of data sources is great which would deserve a rating of 10. The ease of retrieving real time data is good but not great so I would give that a rating of 8. The interfaces must be run before you can get real time data which sometimes has issues that is the reason for the lower than 10 rating.
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January 29, 2016

MicroStrategy Analytics Review: "A full single sourced, enterprise BI Solution"

Score 9 out of 10
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9
I believe MicroStrategy is the leader in data connections. I have beta tested with MicroStrategy for years and they keep their ears open when I address any new connection. In most cases, the new connection is ready for me in the next general availability (GA) release.
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February 10, 2016

MicroStrategy Analytics: "MicroStrategy - sexy reporting, if you can afford it.."

Score 8 out of 10
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8
Does require a lot of overhead to implement and maintain, but powerful once that's done.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (17)
6.1
Customizable dashboards (16)
6.7
Report Formatting Templates (17)
6.1
Drill-down analysis (16)
8.6
Formatting capabilities (17)
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages (11)
5.9
Report sharing and collaboration (16)
8.7
Publish to Web (16)
7.8
Publish to PDF (16)
8.0
Report Versioning (13)
6.9
Report Delivery Scheduling (16)
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers (1)
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (14)
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (14)
7.2
Predictive Analytics (13)
7.3
Multi-User Support (named login) (13)
8.0
Role-Based Security Model (13)
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (13)
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO) (2)
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access (14)
7.6
Dedicated iOS Application (11)
8.0
Dedicated Android Application (9)
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (14)
7.2
REST API (1)
8
Javascript API (2)
6.6
iFrames (1)
8
Java API (1)
8
Themeable User Interface (UI) (1)
8
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (2)
7.5

About MicroStrategy Analytics

The MicroStrategy platform differs somewhat from competing platforms in that it does not include a data warehouse.

The platform integrates with a wide range of third-party data warehouses however. MicroStrategy also built a free discovery/visualization tool called MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop, which is not completely integrated with the rest of the platform. MicroStrategy has strong mobile and cloud capabilities which are differentiators for the platform. MicroStrategy's cloud offerings are unique in that they host the software in their own data centers and allow customers to keep their data on-premise to alleviate security concerns. Analytics is a platform for Business Intelligence (BI) and self-service analytics. It enables organizations worldwide to analyze the vast amounts of data stored across their enterprises to make better business decisions.

MicroStrategy currently has 3 versions:

  • MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise: Enterprise-grade business intelligence
  • MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop: Free self-service visual analytics
  • MicroStrategy Analytics Express: Free cloud-based self-service visual analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics Competitors

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?No
On-premise EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Desktop$600per named user
SaaS EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Web$600per named user
Web$300,000per CPU core
Mobile$600per named user
Mobile$300,000per CPU core

MicroStrategy Analytics Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Mac
Mobile Application:No