MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics

Score 7.6 out of 10
MicroStrategy Analytics

Overview

What is MicroStrategy Analytics?

MicroStrategy Analytics is an enterprise business analytics and mobility platform. Key features include automatic big data analysis and reporting, data discovery and visualization, digital security credentials, and support for mobile devices.
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Popular Features

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  • Formatting capabilities (23)
    4.9
    49%
  • Customizable dashboards (22)
    4.1
    41%
  • Report Formatting Templates (23)
    3.3
    33%
  • Pixel Perfect reports (22)
    3.1
    31%

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What is MicroStrategy Analytics?

MicroStrategy Analytics is an enterprise business analytics and mobility platform. Key features include automatic big data analysis and reporting, data discovery and visualization, digital security credentials, and support for mobile devices.

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  • No setup fee
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features

BI Standard Reporting

Standard reporting means pre-built or canned reports available to users without having to create them.

3.5Avg 8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-Hoc Reports are reports built by the user to meet highly specific requirements.

3.7Avg 8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

4.9Avg 8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Discovery and Visualization is the analysis of multiple data sources in a search for pattern and outliers and the ability to represent the data visually.

5.8Avg 8.1

Access Control and Security

Access control means being able to determine who has access to which data.

4.2Avg 8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

5.9Avg 7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

APIs are a set of routines, protocols, and tools for used for embedding one application in another

8Avg 7.9
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Product Details

What is 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 Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

MicroStrategy Analytics is an enterprise business analytics and mobility platform. Key features include automatic big data analysis and reporting, data discovery and visualization, digital security credentials, and support for mobile devices.

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Reviewers rate Predictive Analytics highest, with a score of 9.9.

The most common users of MicroStrategy Analytics are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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Jeff Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[I feel like} Microsoft BI - MicroStrategy Analytics is worse in every way. Less templates, less canned reports, less third party integrations, less knowledgable consultants/employees, less core capability, much worse migration path to the cloud (Azure in Microsoft's case), and ultimately turned out to be higher cost when we had to start adding modules and pay for professional services to do even the most basic reporting

Google Charts - Not as fare comparison since this is a free SaaS product, but when we couldn't get things working with MicroStrategy Analytics, we starting using Charts just to get data out the door for the company. Amazing how easy it is, and free. Provides WAY more robust capabilities in your web browser for free.

Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Standardized & optimized data repository resulting in better pricing strategy and increase in revenue & profitability
  • Better decision making capability and efficient on-boarding of end users through a near real-time reporting platform
  • Four major investor segmentation reports for frontline staff to get complete view of investors
  • Transformation from a Product centric organization to a Customer centric organization to become a True Global Consumer Bank

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Factors in going with MicroStrategy Analytics are cost, cloud saas, ease of integration, strong peer community, strong consulting partnership, and pre-existing relationships. The cost factor and pre-existing relationships played a defining role in the selection of the product.
October 18, 2017

MicroStrategy Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau was more costly and took longer to learn to use. While it does have some perks (such as no metadata layer), I find using the online version of Tableau is not as fast as the online version of Microstrategy, and creating data descriptors is easier in the latter. Tableau does not offer customization of reports as easily, either.
Pablo Tempone | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microstrategy has a more centralized vision, the new version is making an approach to Tableau or Power BI in the data preparation and fast creation of data visualization. QlikView is maybe similar in the vision to centralize the administration. Microstrategy analytics is the response of these tools to Tableau's self service preparation of analysis.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau is a user friendly environment that creates visualizations, reports, and dashboards. The performance of Tableau is bad when querying large data sets. Users are not able to customize their reports as easily in Tableau as they can in MicroStrategy. Analysis and modeling is more difficult in Tableau than in MicroStrategy when using version 9.3.1.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Mario Ferrer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I found Birst to be a good tool when using perfectly normalized data, like they do on their demo. If your data or model are not perfect, the tool doesn't automatically figure out anything, so you have to do a lot of manual work. Also, the tool is not mature enough. For instance, one has to manually create and maintain different projects for language support. In other words, you need to make a copy of your base project and manually translate all objects to another language, so if you wish to offer 10 languages, you need 10 versions of the same thing. That's a nightmare to maintain.
Wm. Dexter Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As a whole Microstrategy is good in more areas than the others are great in specific ones. It is probably not #1 in any particular category of BI Tool evaluations, but they are #2 or #3 in more categories than the all of the other tools we have evaluated. We selected Microstrategy originally as a client request. As we became disenchanted with workflow and or design, our evaluation of other BI tools fell so far short of functionality in Microstrategy that it was an obvious choice (using an 80-20 rule).
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have only used SSRS 2012 and MicroStrategy 9.4.1 as reporting tools. SSRS is not as fully featured as MicroStrategy and does not have the same level of quality in the delivery of expert reports. MicroStrategy meets many more needs out of the box and allows for many more options than SSRS. Microstrategy is in a higher class of Business Intelligence tools than SSRS. Also MicroStrategy rivals SAP and Cognos however price points of MicroStrategy is far more reasonable than others in class.
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