MicroStrategy Analytics Software


 

The MicroStrategy analytics platform is a cloud-based and on-premise self-service business intelligence platform that supports both data mining and visualization. The platform can be implemented on a gradual and as-needed basis, so users can start small and scale to enterprise-level deployment.

The MicroStrategy analytics platform supports dashboards that combine the functionality of multiple applications including dashboards that can monitor markets and company portfolios, conduct risk analysis and correlate real-time data analysis with information from news and social media. The solution helps users deliver information as operational reports, as hoc reports, invoices and statements. Users can design operational reports and statements using drag-and-drop functionality.

The MicroStrategy analytics platform supports multiple reporting styles and device types so that users can get their data as per the company needs. The product is priced on a metered or named-user basis. The mobile version is priced on a named-user and CPU core basis.

 

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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux, Unix, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Tim from Instructure
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

I liked using the system but it was hard to always trust the data

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Really liked the ease of use.

Pros

It was easy to use and create adhoc reports. I was able to send out reports to my clients or those who I supported to give them a good look of their business.

Cons

It was hard to trust the data. When you can't trust the data then anything the software can do becomes mute. It was partly our fault but didn't love that aspect.

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jain from Lawrence foods
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Complete BI tool for bussineess professionals

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MicroStrategy backend is a warhorse.

The SQL engine (the component that generates the SQL code for reports) is very smart and has a lot of setting to adapt to your database to improve performances.

Security is strong and flexible, user can have access to different reports/dashboards or to the same object but allowed to see only part of the data.

The plugin architecture allows to add new functionality or to integrate MicroStrategy with your environment.

Cons

Slight learning curve at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy.

The user interface is simple but still needs improvement. Not a lot of shortcuts or edit options are easily visible unless you explore it.

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Dan from ZS Associates
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Strong mobile reporting platform

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Microstrategy is a great platform for mobile analytics and offers a lot of functionality out of the box. If you are looking for a solution that will cover 80% of your needs when it comes to mobile reporting then seriously consider Microstrategy.

Pros

Depth and breadth of OLAP functions and detailed users guides. Beautiful mobile reports and growing library of visualizations.

Cons

Microstrategy has a steep learning curve and we have had performance challenges with large datasets.

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Juan from Derevo
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Version 10.x is really powerful

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I've been testing the latest version 10 and it is really good, it has new features to create dashboards in an easy and quickly way more similar to what the market for self service BI is requiring

Pros

Good design, easy to use, development is really fast letting you select the data and object that you want to visualize and therefore just create a dashboard within seconds.

Cons

The best is to have a well designed data model first or a data warehouse to pull the data and just do some of the latest transformation with the tool, that way you can get the most of it.

Advice to Others

Definetiley a good competitor in this sector, I like the responsive design, mobility and ease of use they have enhanced in this versions I tested.

 
 

Mario from Achievers
Specialty: Human Resources

December 2015

December 2015

MicroStrategy 10 is outstanding

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Likes Best

The technology is great. Even though this is one of the legacy BI vendors, their technology has kept up with the newer vendors.

Likes Least

The support has been slow for the past year or so.

Recommendations

If money is not an issue, MicroStrategy should be seriously considered. The features it offers are among the most complete. If simple reporting is needed, MicroStrategy may be too expensive. The problem is, reporting usually gets more sophisticated as time goes by, and sometimes it's hard to predict how complex it will get from the beginning. If your company needs for instance, language support, some of the new tools like Birst need you to manuallly do translations by duplicating projects. If you are also concerned about a centralized approach and reliable security, performance and scalability, MicroStrategy is the way to go.

 
 

Jenni from HPM
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services

December 2015

December 2015

Very high-end

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Likes Best

This software is loaded with features/functionality; I don't think I've run into anything that it just can't do. Their training and user forums are also extremely helpful.

Likes Least

Very steep learning curve for administration/development and requires very knowledgeable support staff to get and keep it going. I think that is to be expected with such a complex product however for a smaller company it can present challenges.

Recommendations

It seems like it is great for either very small organizations that want to maybe just use some of the basic functionality/cloud version or large organizations with a team that can be well-trained and dedicated to support/maintenance. If you don't have people you can dedicate to send to the training (which was free for us) and to work with it on a regular basis then purchasing this software may be "biting off more than you can chew".

 
 
 
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Kristina from Board of European Students of Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

MicroStrategy is a scalable IT solution for centralized enterprise analytics

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Health Care Business & Financial Business. We get lot of operational reports or user daily usage reports or Mobile Ready Apps to interact and take decision immediately from the Mobile devices in LIVE

Pros

I'm not technical enough to do the super fancy stuff, but our Microstrategy admin can do some amazing things with this tool. He makes dashboards that link to other reports, add visualizations, and do calculations in the background, custom filters, and so much more. We use this everyday in the business and is the lifeblood of all reporting.

Cons

In the last version they improved the front-end for data exploration, but they are still behind Tableau. Much nicer than other tools.

Sometimes you can find annoying bugs that you wonder how they didn't catch before (the new quarterly release programs should help here).

The tool added a lot of functionality in the last few years, but how to use/implement them it's a bit complicated, the added new functionality but the had to build them on top of the old interface.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Shivakant from Micro Focus

February 2018

February 2018

Best in use

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Good Platform

Pros

Some pros about this platform are MicroStrategy Mobile, MicroStrategy Adhoc Capabilities, Strong Administration, Visual Insights

Cons

UI, support, stability. Support is predicated on a vast knowledge of MSTR's intricacy's, including deep logging features which do not feel Cloud-worthy.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Divya from WCB

February 2018

February 2018

Best enterprise BI platform I was used.

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Identify your account rep and become friends with them! They can be extremely helpful in directing you to the right tech resource. (There is a large and widespread support network and finding the best person to help with a specific problem can sometimes be challenging.)

Pros

Not having to rely on tons of coding or query. The other perks that have been relayed to me here at the office are that the mobile version is great! Especially the ability to access data offline. Also the price was is at a fair cost for what you are receiving with this product

Review Source: Capterra
 

Yusra from PricewaterhouseCoopers

February 2018

February 2018

Get all your reports from simple to complex

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All of our reporting needs go through Microstrategy. We use this for internal and external reporting and can trust the numbers it provides. We also hook it up to other systems to feed in data and it works great. Once the reports are built it runs flawlessly.

Pros

MSTR's underlying technology is best in class. The in-memory cubes are powerful - 2B row limit per CPU. We used these cubes to build some otherwise prohibitively large dynamic dashboards. Microstrategy makes dashboards that link to other reports, add visualizations, and do calculations in the background, custom filters, and much more. The product is also multi functional, you can build cubes, reports, Data Entry transaction reports, send everything via email, write to file, etc.

Cons

Support is predicated on a vast knowledge of MSTR's intricacy's, including deep logging features which do not feel Cloud-worthy. Enhancements are sometime slower for smaller or minor issues. I dislike the fact that it isn't as user friendly as say Salesforce or pther similiar software. sometimes have to rely on the admin to help me with more complex reports or filters. It can also be a bit slow due to the amount of data we have, but that's more of a data problem.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Great reporting and analytics tool!

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The dashboards and reports that MicroStrategies is able to produce are beautiful, insightful, actionable, and informative. We have been using them for portfolio management and production reporting for several years and are pretty happy.

Cons

The setup can be cumbersome and the software did take awhile to learn. It's not incredibly intuitive like some of the programs I have used in the past, but the results are worth the efforts.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Eduardo from Plains Capital
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Easy to use and very appealing interface

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We have a reliable and appealing platform to report our daily results. MicroStrategy also allow to implement changes and add new data and objects in a matter of minutes into our production platform.

Pros

It is faster to implement and do not require too much customization. Most of the widgets and features are ready to use. The admin and user interfaces are intuitive and they do not generate errors or bugs during installation or heavy use by the end users. Very stable and reliable platform.

Cons

Price. They initial investment is higher comparing to another bundle software (Power BI, Tableau). However, the extra licensing is not very expensive since we can pay by active user. There is also a free end-user product (Desktop) that is focus on analytic end-users that do not require to modify objects but accessing dashboards and reports.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Abhijit from Informatica LLC

June 2017

June 2017

Reporting made easy for the business user.

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Insight into operations and licensing without needing the internal data warehouse knowledge

Pros

The software is very easy to use with an uncluttered interface and generating reports is a breeze. The option to share and schedule reports helps to be on top of business, across multiple users and teams.

Cons

The app could use some UI modernization. A mobile app to look at reports and dashboards would be great.

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from RPI

December 2016

December 2016

MicroStrategy Review

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Used for BI reporting capabilities. We were able to generate dynamic reports utilizing a plethora of fields determined by the business. Ability to drag and drop fields into columns or rows, drill down/expand, and export information as needed.

Review Source: Capterra
 

naresh from saint elizabeth healthcare
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great tool, free desktop was a bonus!

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Using this tool, to learn and get into enterprise analytics was fun. The free desktop version also allowed folks to analyze excel and other data sources. this gave them some useful utility to look their own data and seeing trends.

Pros

quick to learn and start using from no experience. The videos on you-tube also helped pickup some of the concepts. The free desktop tool, also had a good guide and videos to get started.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Simona from BIT Software SRL
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

The best Business Intelligence software

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I am using the Microstrategy platform in order to generate reports for forecast, orders, invoices, scorecards and dashboards so that I could have a complete overview of the business.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Pierre from Nestle
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great tool

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Hello, Microstrategy is a great tool for Business Intelligence. Many years after the beginning of the company, they knew how to follow up their product.
Best product in terms of self-service bi, vizualization, reporting and scalability !
We've tested a lot of reporting tools ( BO, Qkvw, Tableau, Oracle) but none of them are better on the full list of functionalities of Microstrategy.

Pros

Number of functionnalities compared to challenger

Cons

Before the v10, Microstrategy was late on specific topics but now they did the good investment for the future.

Advice to Others

Good strategy, good visibility and very strong product, happy to be a Microstrategy customer.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Simon Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

July 2016

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