MicroStrategy

Comprehensive platform for enterprise analytics and mobility

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MicroStrategy Overview

What is MicroStrategy?

MicroStrategy helps business people make faster, better business decisions, empowering them with self-service tools to explore data and share insights in minutes. Simple drag-and-drop tools are paired with intuitive visualizations. Quick connections to any data source are combined with one-click sharing of any insight. And underlying it all is the security and governance of an enterprise-caliber BI solution. Can the one-dimensional data discovery vendors say the same?

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MicroStrategy Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$600,00

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Per CPU core or named user


MicroStrategy Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan, Germany
Supported Languages
English

Media

Geospatial analytics using out-of-the-box support for ESRI Maps
Dashboard demo built for a restaurant use case
Mobile app demo built for the Oil & Gas industry
Dashboard leveraging R for advanced analytics
Mobile app for retail store associates.
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MicroStrategy Reviews

MicroStrategy Reviews

Overall rating
4,2
/
5
Excellent
16

Very good
24

Average
7

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4,2
Ease of Use
3,7
Customer Support
3,9
85% recommended this app
Abu syed S.

The ideal software


Bill T.

Next Version?

We use Microstrategy to create demonstration dashboards for our our analytics software. They have a fairly robust user community and they are getting better with each iteration. Beyond the way one has to manipulate the frames and maps, the software is powerful and useful for creating data visualization dashboards.


Verified Reviewer

An Intuitive BI Tool For Building And Deploying Powerful Analytics

MicroStrategy has been very helpful BI reporting tool in the Enterprise Data Warehousing project, due to its features like scalability, data discovery, transnational speed and high availability of data connectors. It makes the generation of weekly/monthly reports and personalized dashboards simpler by offering powerful out-of-the-box customizable reports and ability to leverage visualizations such as Bar Charts, Pie Charts, Histograms, Scatter Plots, Gantt Charts, Treemaps, Geospatial Visualizations etc.


Mario F.

MicroStrategy 10 is outstanding


Henrijs J.

Clumsy BI tool

I have had experience with 5 top tier BI tools and Microstrategy was the poorest (still its better than not top tier tools)


Abu syed S.
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: Self Employed

The ideal software

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/01/15
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

When i first started to use MicroStrategy, i was skeptical. The reason behind my skepticism was the huge amount of features that they offer. Usually it bounds to make the quality go down. However,for this particular software,it didn't happen. It's a great experience that helped me move up the ladder in the short span of my career.

Cons

The software can be a little slow sometimes. Sometimes the scaling is not perfect. The slow learning curve is also an issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Bill T.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: Self Employed

Next Version?

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/02
Review Source: Capterra

We use Microstrategy to create demonstration dashboards for our our analytics software. They have a fairly robust user community and they are getting better with each iteration. Beyond the way one has to manipulate the frames and maps, the software is powerful and useful for creating data visualization dashboards.

Pros

The software is easy to install and get up and running. It handles a wide variety of data types and has many options for displaying data. They now have a compilable version that lets developers hard code the dashboards to work with input software which is nice (although a little pricey for smaller applications).

Cons

The user interface was less than intuitive, development support was not strong, and some of the features do not respond as expected. Specifically, maps do not appear to scale properly - I wound up with a much larger map (the entire northern hemisphere) than wanted (the continental USA) and could never get them to display properly unless I removed the data element and started over. Setting up dashboard frames to fit various screen sizes is a little complicated. Setting up “reusable frames” was a little difficult to master, because of the sidebar configuration tools.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Gambling & Casinos
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

An Intuitive BI Tool For Building And Deploying Powerful Analytics

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/27
Review Source: Capterra

MicroStrategy has been very helpful BI reporting tool in the Enterprise Data Warehousing project, due to its features like scalability, data discovery, transnational speed and high availability of data connectors. It makes the generation of weekly/monthly reports and personalized dashboards simpler by offering powerful out-of-the-box customizable reports and ability to leverage visualizations such as Bar Charts, Pie Charts, Histograms, Scatter Plots, Gantt Charts, Treemaps, Geospatial Visualizations etc.

Pros

In the Enterprise-wide complex Data Warehouse, MicroStragety reporting tool can connect to to the various data sources, may those be Relational or Non-relational and Cloud Systems too. This enables the overall architecture to import/export the data to/from them. The high availability of data connectors is the most helpful feature of the product.

Cons

The traditional reporting functionality needs little improvisation so that end users will be able to view the reports in the transitional/basic formats as per their requirement. The reports may also need to be broken down to requested granularity by business end users.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Mario F.
Industry: Human Resources

MicroStrategy 10 is outstanding

Reviewed on 2015/12/28
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Henrijs J.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Clumsy BI tool

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/09/09
Review Source: Capterra

I have had experience with 5 top tier BI tools and Microstrategy was the poorest (still its better than not top tier tools)

Pros

Speed of the software when loading multiple dashboards are great once everything has been properly defined. Easy to update DWH and microstrategy connection.

Cons

Challanging to do metadata and mark the correct dependencies.
Design is outdated a bit
Hard for end user to learn how to make ad-hoc reports for themselves

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

User recommendation
8/10
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MicroStrategy Pricing

MicroStrategy Pricing

Starting from
US$600,00
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Per CPU core or named user

Per CPU core or named user

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 47 user ratings
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MicroStrategy Features

MicroStrategy Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Business Intelligence
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Monitoring
Multiple Data Sources
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Trend Analysis
Visual Analytics
Features
4,2/5
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Additional information for MicroStrategy

Additional information for MicroStrategy

Key features of MicroStrategy

  • Advanced and Predictive Analytics
  • Agile Analytics
  • Big Data solutions
  • Business intelligence
  • Cloud
  • Easy to Use and Maintain
  • Enterprise Reporting
  • High Performance BI
  • Mobile
  • Real-Time WYSIWYG Report Design
  • Scorecards and Dashboards
  • Self-service analytics
  • Software as a service (SaaS)

MicroStrategy FAQs

MicroStrategy FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for MicroStrategy.

Q. What type of pricing plans does MicroStrategy offer?

MicroStrategy offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$600,00

Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Per CPU core or named user

Q. What are the main features of MicroStrategy?

MicroStrategy offers the following features:

  • Advanced and Predictive Analytics
  • Agile Analytics
  • Big Data solutions
  • Business intelligence
  • Cloud
  • Easy to Use and Maintain
  • Enterprise Reporting
  • High Performance BI
  • Mobile
  • Real-Time WYSIWYG Report Design
  • Scorecards and Dashboards
  • Self-service analytics
  • Software as a service (SaaS)

Q. Who are the typical users of MicroStrategy?

MicroStrategy has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does MicroStrategy support?

MicroStrategy supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does MicroStrategy offer?

MicroStrategy has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does MicroStrategy support mobile devices?

MicroStrategy supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Q. What other apps does MicroStrategy integrate with?

MicroStrategy integrates with the following applications:

LoginRadius, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Salesforce Sales Cloud, SharePoint, Zylotech

Q. What level of support does MicroStrategy offer?

MicroStrategy offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials