MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy Enterprise Analytics

4 / 5 17 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Organizations looking for a comprehensive analytics and mobility solution.


Average Ratings

17 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • MicroStrategy
  • www.microstrategy.com
  • Founded 1989
  • United States

About MicroStrategy Enterprise Analytics

MicroStrategy is a worldwide leader in enterprise analytics and mobility software. A pioneer in the BI and analytics space, MicroStrategy delivers innovative software that empowers people to make better decisions and transform the way they do business. We provide our enterprise customers with world-class software and expert services so they can deploy unique intelligence applications. To learn more, visit www.microstrategy.com


MicroStrategy Enterprise Analytics Features

  • Collaboration
  • Data Blends
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Mining
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Warehousing
  • High Volume Processing
  • No-Code Sandbox
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Templates
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Annotations
  • Data Source Integrations
  • Functions / Calculations
  • Interactive
  • KPIs
  • OLAP
  • Private Dashboards
  • Public Dashboards
  • Scorecards
  • Themes
  • Visual Analytics
  • Widgets
  • Analytics
  • Content Management
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Filtered Views
  • OLAP
  • Relational Display
  • Simulation Models
  • Visual Discovery
  • Behavioral Mapping
  • Dashboard
  • Dynamic Maps
  • Element Analytics
  • Embeddable Maps
  • For Sales
  • For Science
  • Radial Mapping
  • Territorial Mapping
  • Website Analytics
  • AI / Machine Learning
  • Benchmarking
  • Data Blending
  • Data Mining
  • Demand Forecasting
  • For Education
  • For Healthcare
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Collaboration
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drill Down
  • Financial Reports
  • Marketing Reports
  • OLAP
  • Projections
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports

MicroStrategy Enterprise Analytics Reviews Recently Reviewed!


A comprehensive but complex BI tool

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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

Apr 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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

excellent program that allows people to make better decisions and transform the way they do business

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: very good recommendations for this software very well designed for the tasks assigned to it I recommend it

Cons: the only inconvenience that it had was the same way as the little complicated the way of use, but after adapting everything is fine

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

Mar 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: Easy sending

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

Feb 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: 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.

Great reporting and analytics tool!

Oct 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Strong mobile reporting platform

Oct 03, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Easy to use and very appealing interface

Sep 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Reporting made easy for the business user.

Jun 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

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

MicroStrategy Review

Dec 30, 2016
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: 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.

Great tool, free desktop was a bonus!

Dec 13, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

The best Business Intelligence software

Dec 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Great tool

Nov 02, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

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

Version 10.x is really powerful

Oct 13, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

MicroStrategy 10 is outstanding

Dec 28, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
1.5 / 5
Customer Support
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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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

Very high-end

Dec 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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 to other buyers: 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".

Jul 07, 2016
3/5
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