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February 10, 2016

MicroStrategy - sexy reporting, if you can afford it..

Score 8 out of 101
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Software Version
Analytics Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with MicroStrategy Analytics

We created a new tool from scratch for our clients to be able to view their spend across all regions. MicroStrategy Analytics was brought on to help power the analytics portion of the tool.
  • Dashboards - MicroStrategy creates some very nice and visually appealing dashboards.
  • Data - The amount and volume of data that MicroStrategy can crunch is impressive, and it's a flexible tool to be configured and used how we want.
  • Speed - Despite the massive amount of data collected, it runs quite quickly.
  • Cost to implement - since they use partner firms to do many of their implementations (perhaps all, not sure?), the implementation is quite pricey if you want a full featured product.
Speed, visually, and sales process - MicroStrategy outranked Cognos by far.
Does require a lot of overhead to implement and maintain, but powerful once that's done.
We didn't share much outside of the tool, since it was built into our product.
MicroStrategy Analytics is well suited for companies on a budget.

MicroStrategy Analytics Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
10
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
10
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
10
Integration with R or other statistical packages
10
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
9
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10

MicroStrategy Analytics Implementation

Implementation

8
Will require a technical and knowledgeable team.

Implementation Details / Implementation Partner

  • Professional services company
Can't recall the name

Implementation Phases

Yes - Requirements, configuration, testing/re-config, UAT, deployment

Change Management Lessons

Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled

Implementation Issues

  • Technology constraints connecting our data warehouse to the BI tool.