"Enterprise" BI in Microstrategy
Updated May 11, 2015

"Enterprise" BI in Microstrategy

Jonathon Frampton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Desktop
  • Web

Overall Satisfaction with MicroStrategy Analytics

  • Standard KPI reporting.
  • Scheduled reporting.
  • Simple dashboards.
  • Easy report design and creation.
  • Discovery - visually dig through the raw data.
  • Real-time updates.
  • Connections to alternate data sources (APIs, local files).
  • Limited visualizations.
  • Built-in statistics and forecasting (lack of).
In addition to previously noted points Microstrategy has become the "single version of truth" for our organizational performance reporting outside of Accounting. In addition to the cost barrier of converting to a different system, the new versions of MS coming soon (at least to us) will help to answer many concerns around more advanced visualizations and additional (non-structured and standard) data sources.
  • Increased efficiency through scheduled reporting.
  • Decreased manual "massaging" of data through automated reporting.
  • Standardized metrics across business verticals.
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.

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