MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics

Overview

Reviews

Strong and Easy Reporting

6
We are using for all data reporting. My some financial data reporting in MicroStrategy Analytics. For department financial budget officer …
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MSTR Makes Data Analysis a Breeze

10
We use MSTR organization wide to track KPIs for our brands. We have several dashboards set up based on brand and channel. MSTR allows for …
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Popular Features

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Formatting capabilities (25)

7.3
73%

Customizable dashboards (24)

7.0
70%

Pixel Perfect reports (24)

6.3
63%

Report Formatting Templates (25)

6.3
63%

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Pricing

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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 IBM Cognos Analytics?

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

6.5
65%

Ad-hoc Reporting

6.6
66%

Report Output and Scheduling

6.7
67%

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.4
74%

Access Control and Security

6.8
68%

Mobile Capabilities

7.0
70%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

8.1
81%

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

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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 is MicroStrategy Analytics's best feature?

Reviewers rate Predictive Analytics highest, with a score of 9.1.

Who uses MicroStrategy Analytics?

The most common users of MicroStrategy Analytics are from Enterprises and the Unknown industry.

Reviews

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Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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MicroStrategy Analytics is a very useful tool for a company of any size to get the most use out of their data that could be anything from financials to supply chain and ERP. It handles very large to smaller data sets with ease and speed.
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are delivering MicroStrategy Solutions since 2007. MicroStrategy Analytics is the enterprise reporting tool.
[We are a] MicroStrategy Global Consulting Partner, dedicated CoE for MicroStrategy and project Implementation across multiple domains.
Innovations:
Periscope: Retail Analytics Solution
Geolytik: Our framework for Geo Spatial Analytics
Galileo Machines: A ready to deploy dashboard
Lendics: Security Lending Analytics

Galileo Machines – Advance Analytics Solution for Manufacturing benefits
-Enhanced operational efficiency
-Precise machine failures predictions
-Faster ROI through reduced implementation cycle
-Improved quality of yield and throughput
-Increased profitability of the plan
-Reduced equipment downtime
-Reduced production cost
-Long-term strategic management of production assets

Rishi Bavishi, CSSGB, CAPM | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Well suited for: Creating Dashboards- This can handle high amount of data that too good amount of data manipulation flexibility. Dashboards can be modified pretty quickly and addition of data is also easy. Mirroring same dashboards is also easy where new view can be created and can be saved. There are lot of other benefits as well in terms of accessing data easily.
Score 8 out of 10
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MicroStrategy Analytics tool is well suited when marketing campaign or merchandising category data sets are smaller in volume, are more transactional, and historically collected. So, if the goal of the analyst is to analyze success metrics as cases sold, revenue, and margin by specific product SKUs, category or customer segments of campaigns which were run in the past like a day, week, month, or year ago. This business intelligence tool should not be used to do real-time data analysis or to run reports against thousands of megabytes of data. Because in those complex scenarios, the tool will time out and show reporting errors. Instead, other digital marketing analytics or business intelligence tools such as Google Analytics or Teradata SQL Assistant would be more appropriate to use to meet the advanced analytics needs of an organization.
Score 8 out of 10
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The product provides great tools and reports that enable you to look at holistic data to see patterned goals. Gathering multiple data sources from mining, this product achieves just that pretty easily. Its very customizable and enables the executive team to see the weeds in metrics that are understandable.
Vineet Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Better suited for: For high volume and large number of reporting fields. For requirements where multiple modes of report delivery is required for ex: web, mobile and emails. Dynamic sourcing and self analytics with existing objects avoiding redevelopment efforts. Less appropriate: For small scale analytics considering cheaper options of analytics tools available. Creates complexity for a uncoordinated and distributed development team considering version control and Schema integration issues.
Abanish Mishra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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MicroStrategy Analytics is not only a visualization layer but also data modeling tool itself. So you can bring in all your facts and dimensions and define the relationship in architect mode to build intelligent cubes. It shouldn't be mixed up with a visualization tool like Tableau which doesn't have any other capability (data architect and mining). Companies who need to use it only as a visualization layer tool shouldn't use MicroStrategy.
Score 9 out of 10
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MS Analytics is really helpful in the visualization of large data, after initial problems in loading, performance and functionalities are really good. MS Analytics is also useful in driving innovation with quick insights from large data sets. The Customer Support team has a scope for improvement—they could have better SDK documentation ready, they could do with shorter turn around time for bug fixes. We should be informed about updates beforehand and there are feature updates that make things a little confusing sometimes like a timeline feature update in the bar diagram was messed up once.
Tapan Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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MicroStrategy is well suited when reports have a wider audience but some parts need to be hidden from a specific audience. When there are very stringent deadlines to develop a new report or a dashboard, MicroStrategy should be avoided as it has a longer development time when compared to alternatives like Tableau. Also, when the reports are to be consumed while on the go, MicroStrategy has an edge over other alternatives.
March 04, 2016

From zero to hero.

Davide Moraschi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Be sure to grasp the basic concepts from the very beginning. A complete and updated ER Diagram of the data warehouse is needed. Read the manuals, as MicroStrategy is a very complex product and cannot be learned by trial and error. There is a book, which was recently published by PACKT, about the whole Business Intelligence development process: http://amzn.to/1by3HAO
Frank Bluemke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I would make sure you understand what information the users will need and what level of detail is needed to ensure that the integration and setup process is configured with the end use in mind. Having examples of reports and information you already produce, where it is coming from and how it is used will help set you up correctly from the beginning avoiding timely changes later on.
Shawn Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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MicroStrategy is well suited for companies that have at least 100+ users with varying skill sets. It is a very versatile tool with many access levels from Pro to Analyst; depending on your experience. Features such as subscriptions, visual insight, and mobile are very well received across departments for reporting. Transactional services is useful for light collaborative needs such as notating certain records. In my opinion MicroStrategy isn't suited for companies looking for heavy financial reporting or collaborative efforts.
Overall I have been using MicroStrategy for a little over 10 years and it has proven to fit most all of my reporting needs.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Jonathon Frampton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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BI is not cheap, sometimes... In many cases the "Enterprise-ness" of MS is not necessary as many smaller competitors are gaining ground quickly (QlikView, Tableau, Birst, etc...) and would make great solutions for companies that do not require the strict rules associated with a larger organization. I would just make sure that as anyone is considering either a new BI install or change that they make sure to look at some of the "new" Big Data toting companies that can add value quickly.
Wm. Dexter Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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You have to ask if the product you're using can handle large datasets and whether there is flexibility in the delivery of analytics? In addition, how many DBMS's does the product natively support? What is the TCO? MicroStrategy is in the upper tier for each of these questions.