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MicroStrategy Analytics Review: "Enterprise BI Solution - Not an Analytics solution"
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Updated June 27, 2016

MicroStrategy Analytics Review: "Enterprise BI Solution - Not an Analytics solution"

Score 8 out of 101
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Software Version
Analytics Desktop

Overall Satisfaction with MicroStrategy Analytics

Microstrategy is used in one of our banking clients. It's used by different areas, some use it for alerts. Others use it as a dashboard solution or for ad-hoc reporting.
  • The governance and security layer, with the metadata layer.
  • Easy ad-hoc reporting creations.
  • Strong dashboard options.
  • Merging data from different sources has been improved a lot but it's not easy to create a query manually.
  • Training metrics - it's not easy to use for users. But the new method of R integration could change that.
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.
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.
A strong capability is the sharing of reports and dashboard, they are secure well designed. A simple user can share his/her reports and visual insight with no problem in a few steps.
Is well suited if an organization needs a centralized and strong BI solution for data exploration.

MicroStrategy Analytics Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
7
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
6
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
7
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
6
Predictive Analytics
4
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
7
Dedicated iOS Application
7
Dedicated Android Application
7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
7