MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics

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Score 7.4 out of 100
MicroStrategy Analytics

Overview

Recent Reviews

Strong and Easy Reporting

6 out of 10
November 01, 2021
We are using for all data reporting. My some financial data reporting in MicroStrategy Analytics. For department financial budget officer …
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MicroStrategy Review

8 out of 10
October 18, 2017
It 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 …
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Popular Features

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Formatting capabilities (25)

7.1
71%

Customizable dashboards (24)

6.7
67%

Pixel Perfect reports (24)

6.1
61%

Report Formatting Templates (25)

6.0
60%

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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.

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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What is Microsoft Power BI?

Microsoft Power BI is a visualization and data discovery tool from Microsoft. It allows users to convert data into visuals and graphics, visually explore and analyze data, collaborate on interactive dashboards and reports, and scale across their organization with built-in governance and security.

What is IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson?

IBM Cognos is a full-featured business intelligence suite by IBM, designed for larger deployments. It comprises Query Studio, Reporting Studio, Analysis Studio and Event Studio, and Cognos Administration along with tools for Microsoft Office integration, full-text search, and dashboards.

Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

6.3
63%

Ad-hoc Reporting

6.4
64%

Report Output and Scheduling

6.4
64%

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.3
73%

Access Control and Security

6.5
65%

Mobile Capabilities

6.8
68%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

8.0
80%

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 Competitors

MicroStrategy Analytics Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Comparisons

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What are MicroStrategy Analytics's top competitors?

TIBCO WebFOCUS, Looker, and QlikView are common alternatives for MicroStrategy Analytics.

What is MicroStrategy Analytics's best feature?

Reviewers rate Predictive Analytics highest, with a score of 9.3.

Who uses MicroStrategy Analytics?

The most common users of MicroStrategy Analytics are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Unknown industry.

Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
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I gave an above-average rating of 6 to MicroStrategy Analytics because its data source connectivity works well with most transactional data sources such as relational databases. But not that well with unstructured data sources dependent on website tagging such as Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics or Webtrends. Additionally, MicroStrategy Analytics tool enables analysis of historical data sets but not real time. Since customers interact with a mix of tactics which are online and offline, having poor connectivity with unstructured data sources is a key hurdle in an organization's digital transformation strategy. More expensive analytical platforms such as Hadoop help close the gap but need high budgets.
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall, MS Analytics is a very good tool for data analytics. Mobile native app based on IOS or Android is a plus. Reporting capabilities are customizable and can be integrated with other platforms as well as imported to PDFs, Excel format, or as a weblink. Dashboard performance is very good. Self service BI with the latest version looks good at the outset too.
Rishi Bavishi, CSSGB, CAPM | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
October 18, 2017

MicroStrategy Review

Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Pablo Tempone | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Abanish Mishra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Tapan Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Wm. Dexter Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.