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MicroStrategy: "Integrated and efficient analytics solution"
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October 17, 2016

MicroStrategy: "Integrated and efficient analytics solution"

Score 8 out of 101
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Analytics Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with MicroStrategy Analytics

Microstrategy is extensively used within my organization and other retail and finance clients I have worked with.
MSTR is an efficient tool with numerous analytical, reporting and visualization features all clubbed in one - helps deliver grid reports, dashboards and mobile reports. We have used this for dynamic sourced reports and self analytics as well widely.
  • Integrated solution for delivering different types of reports through multiple mediums like web, mobile or distribution services.
  • Unique Schema and public objects concept saves development costs by allowing reusable components and maintenance across.
  • Having end to end MSTR implemented eliminates the need to look at different tools for in memory and visualization.
  • Version control and parallel development limitation- I understand it somehow conflicts the architecture specialities but point to be thought over.
  • Visual Insights capabilities to compete with Tableau like reports.
  • MSTR services and technical support teams response time - not always a concern but can definitely be improved.
  • Good returns considering integrated objects and reports for multiple mediums
  • Not sure but cost of development seemed a little higher which is also an outcome of lack of good development vendors or resources. Not a concern over MSTR as a tool.
  • Deployment to mobile or distribute sharing is an advantage as object oriented architecture reduces rework and maintenance steps.
Microstrategy integrated architecture and ease of deployment.
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.

MicroStrategy Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
7
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
8
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
9
Report Versioning
7
Report Delivery Scheduling
8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Predictive Analytics
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access
7
Dedicated iOS Application
7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
7