MicroStrategy Analytics software


22 reviews(4.0/5)
22 reviews(4.0/5)

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.

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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  • Sean from Road Scholar

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2018

    Numbers mean everything

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    Pros

    I enjoy having the ability to run custom reports that help me understand how my staff is behaving on the phones. Exporting that data is a breeze, overall a great product.

    Cons

    It can be intimidating for new users, better integration of help functions would be appreciated.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Hasin from Parsons ELab

    June 2018

    A good BI solution for big data work

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    Value for Money

    - Allowed me to query big data

    Pros

    Microstrategy has the ability to integrate with multiple data sources across the board from all channels of your companies data streams.

    Cons

    It is definitely not as easy to learn as tableu. The learning curve is a little steep but people switching from tableau should face couple of weeks of challenges.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mohammed from Freelancer

    June 2018

    It's not bad

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    Pros

    It has some good graphs, and you can add your own ones. Intelligent Cubes are the only unique feature I've seen it in this BI tool. It has a good community.

    Cons

    Dealing with SQL queries, and Microsoft Access was difficult, and probably result in an error. Even though the query was 100% correct. It generates wrong values for the query I used. I think I prefer another tool.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Abhaysingh from School of accountancy, W.P.Carey, ASU

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2018

    Analytical Engine

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    Value for Money

    It gives well-defined analysis.

    Pros

    This software is a great software equipped with the advanced analytical engine and most widely used in the data analysis industry.

    Cons

    This software does not have student trial version, little expensive and it does not provide with frequent updates.

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  • Becca from Vertafore

    May 2018

    My team uses MicroStrategy analytics to measure our success and create dashboards.

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    Pros

    We can easily create new reports and dashboards, as well as visualizations that enable us to understand how our team is performing and where we can improve our results.

    Cons

    Some of the dashboards take quite a while to create. While they look beautiful when they are done, it takes too long to get them done, by which time some of the data is outdated.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nathan from Affinitiv

    May 2018

    My company utilized MicroStrategy to provide Automotive Dealers with reporting dashboards.

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    Pros

    The reliability was key. We had to refresh data weekly for over 2,000 dealerships and had many thousands of users, so it was important the dashboards were working 100% of the time.

    Cons

    It was difficult for our team to make updates to the dashboards when requested by our clients. Also, custom reports were a bit dofficult to create and schedule. Still a good reporting product, though, and a great value for the money because you can display all sorts of data in different ways (bar chart, pie chart, trend lines).

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sajid from Zameen.com

    Specialty: Real Estate

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    April 2018

    A comprehensive but complex BI tool

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    Pros

    Microstrategy is a world leader when it comes to BI and analytics. The tool is great for large-scale deployments where many aspects of the business need to be considered.

    Cons

    While catering to all potential BI and analytics needs, Microstrategy seriously lacks when it comes to ease of use. Competitors like Power BI and Sisense have made deployment of BI tool extremely easy and in comparison, Microstrategy feels lacklustre.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    I studied the competition to see if this product was up to the other BI leaders (gartner).

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    you can set different user roles and levels easily. I was able to advise on this product

    Pros

    It works with the main Operative System, it doesn't need a expensive hardware to run. Excellent training program (not too expensive). It is easy to automate the sending of reports to user lists (great the report tool too because allow you to switch from a table to a chart in real time). It is a web based solution so it is accessible from any device from anywhere. generally user friendly because it helps the user to create the data cloud without having a thorough technical knowledge of SQL or programming. It is compatible with most data sources with connectors.
    An important and unique feature is that of being able to insert comments, note and share the analysis.

    Cons

    It takes a long time to configure the software the first time (installation and connection to server). Old-fashioned design, the Desktop environment can be a bit more intuitive and quick.
    Has a licensing system that is a bit too complicated. It should be improved data export functionality.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sri Ramani from ATT

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    March 2018

    MicroStrategy tool was helpful for me providing daily, monthly, and quarterly reporting to directo

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    Easy sending

    Pros

    Scalable MicroStrategy was a helpful tool for providing daily, monthly, and quarterly reporting due to the ability to build automated reports that can be sent to large groups of people using distribution lists.,data from multiple SOR sources in the organization helped in monitoring our SLA management. security features to allow the report to be used by multiple roles and levelsMobile functionality

    Cons

    users not having ability to make changes to metrics and attributes without having to rely to heavily on MicroStrategy developers, it would make the product a great dea and more useful.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tim from Instructure

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Verified Reviewer

    October 2017

    Great reporting and analytics tool!

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    Pros

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dan from ZS Associates

    Specialty: Pharmaceuticals

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    October 2017

    Strong mobile reporting platform

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    Value for Money

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Eduardo from Plains Capital

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Abhijit from Informatica LLC

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Juan from Derevo

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    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.

  • Mario from Achievers

    Specialty: Human Resources

    December 2015

    MicroStrategy 10 is outstanding

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    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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