Centralized location for reporting makes it easier for users from different departments to access the data.
Very powerfull tool if metadata is well conceived and if the tool is well leveraged from the users and the admins.
Easy to manage and create reports for non IT users
Very user friendly interface
Can optimise and manage projects completely through the application itself if the tool is well leveraged.
Advanced analytical engine
does not reuire advanced level in SQL to customise reports
Widgets ready to use
Very stable and reliable
Rare error messages for front end users
Constructive error messages
Very helpfull Support throught Microstrategy Forum
Creating, managing accounts and granting roles and access is fast and easy
Creating projects simple projects is easy
Data source connectivity is good
Integrate well with existing systems
big inprovement from Microstrategy version 9 to version 10
IT gets hard to support users because the tool allows a lot of freedom for the users ( creating reports, subscriptions...)
As an admin not easy to learn, requires at least a couple of Months of challenges
It takes times to configure the software the first time
Relaoding the data when you reboot the server takes time depending on the infrastructure
At first it was hard to trust data especially when comparing sales with previous years
It does not require expensive machines.
Easy DIY reports.
Multiple ways for reports deployment.
web and desktop based solution