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MicroStrategy provides a high performance, scalable Business Intelligence platform delivering insight with interactive dashboards and superior analytics.

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MicroStrategy review by <span>Rajavel S.</span>
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Good Enterprise Platform Addressing Key Business Usecases & Innovative every year

What do you like best?

MicroStrategy Mobile,

MicroStrategy Adhoc Capabilities,

Strong Administration,

Visual Insights (With improvements needed towards usability and performance)

Awaiting/Excited to use/try Dossier that MSTR is coming up with (Going to be BI Revolutionary)

What do you dislike?

Enhancements are sometime slower for smaller or minor issues

DEFECTS/LIMITATIONS keeps piling up

Will recommend MSTR to improve their KNOWLEDGE BASE site

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good tool if you are clear with DWH/BI usage from the enterprise standpoint.

Requires proper Admin to maintain the SERVERS

Requires technical skills to build the core Metadata alone

MicroStrategy comes with lot of innovative ideas every year - so they are catching the market and focusing accordingly

Very good adhoc flexible tool - if you've good schematic design (with good data model design)

Mobile Apps are easy to build and deploy - specific to mobile audience and will be like REAL LIVE APP with all key usage/features

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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

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MicroStrategy review by <span>Dalila D.</span>
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Outil trés complet, puissant mais peut être compliqué à mettre en place

What do you like best?

c'est un outil flexible, on peut faire des tableaux de bord rapidement avec visual insight.

Grand rapidité d'exécution.

La souscription des historiques, l'envoi par mail fonctionne bien.

MicroStrategy est un outil puissant, il permet de faire des liens avec Microsoft office, même si je n'ai pas encore essayé. Ce lien ne peut fonctionner que si on utilise les "documents".

La gestion des utilisateurs est très complète, elle permet l'interdiction d'accès au tableau de bord mais aussi à la donnée.

les utilisateurs peuvent importer leur fichier excel et les croiser avec les données du data wharehouse existant.

Ils peuvent également extraire leurs tableaux de bord sur Excel ou faire une impression en PDF.

Le passage en environnement de production est assez simple.

What do you dislike?

il faut avoir une formation poussée (technique) pour mettre en place cet outil. il faut une bonne infrastructure selon la taille des données, une grande capacité disque et une bonne RAM.

Il y a beaucoup de paramétrage à faire au niveau administrateur si on veut pousser toutes les fonctionnalités de microstrategy, comme la gestion des utilisateurs et interdiction d'accès.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Il faut tout d'abord avoir une bonne infra structure et prévoir des environnements DEV, TEST et PROD.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nous avons pu mettre en place des indicateurs pour les partager au sein de l'entreprise.

Toutes les personnes de l'entreprise ne voient que les indicateurs auxquels ils ont accès avec une bonne gestion des accès.

Ils peuvent créer d'eux même leurs analyses libres, en utilisant les cubes ou en reprenant les fichiers excel.

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MicroStrategy review by <span>Joseph B.</span>
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MicroStrategy is a scalable IT solution for centralized enterprise analytics

What do you like best?

MSTR's underlying technology is best in class. The answer to "is [X] possible?" is always "yes". The dependency chain is unbreakable, which is really comforting from an architecture development standpoint. One of the pain points we had with Looker prior to switching to MSTR was that it didn't have a robust dependency chain (we did like using Git for version control though).

The SQL generation is also *very* readable, in contrast with many of MSTR's competitors.

The in-memory cubes are powerful - 2B row limit per CPU. We used these cubes to build some otherwise prohibitively large dynamic dashboards.

What do you dislike?

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. Cloud is clearly a new philosophy for them. Professional services is hit or miss.

The "managed service" aspect of the Cloud product still relies on a deep understanding of the platform and its nuances and jargon.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If starting from scratch, be sure to include nimble, scalable data sources such as Snowflake or BigQuery

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Self-service access to complex data that would be otherwise inscrutable to business teams. We've found numerous asymmetrical opportunities to improve our business.

We've also productionized large chunks of our client-facing work - the dashboards help us find the fires and put them out, find the smoke where there might be more fires, and find the successes we might have otherwise missed.

What Business Intelligence Platforms solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
MicroStrategy review by <span>Mark G.</span>
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Great reporting software, from simple to complex

What do you like best?

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.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the fact that it isn't as user friendly as say Salesforce or something like that. I 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.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have a dedicated admin then this is a great tool. It's possible to make it user friendly and just load up all the filters you might ever need and do a training session and let it go, but the real power comes from the advanced dashboard features and some of the advanced filters.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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.

MicroStrategy review by <span>Cindi S.</span>
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MicrStrategy Developer Experience

What do you like best?

Easy to get up and running. The product is also multi functional, you can build cubes, reports, Data Entry transaction reports, send everything via email, write to file, etc. I especially like the re usability of objects. End users do not need a lot of training. This product is flexible to where you can add your own java code to enhance the end user experience.

What do you dislike?

I have not been able figured out how I can control table joins within reports, so I have to created free form sql reports, which is messy to upkeep. The documentation is lacking for this product

Recommendations to others considering the product

Licensing cost. Upfront costs can be expensive, however, upgrades are included in the yearly maintenance fee, which is something not all software companies provide.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use MicroStrategy for data entry and also we use it for revenue vs forecasted. Our end users use it alot to get project end statistics to the client

MicroStrategy review by <span>Raghavendra K.</span>
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MicroStrategy 10

What do you like best?

One of best Business Intelligence enterprise reporting tool, which has loads of rich features available to the business user on the web and PDA, with ease of use, and advanced analysis in a single end-to-end solution.

The MicroStrategy Desktop can read majority data source, from the simplest flat files to most complex databases and online data sets, so data from all sources is available in one place. The visual interface lets business users quickly blend and analyze all their data.

What do you dislike?

The function that should boost business productivity and efficiency

- Enable to optimize business rules

- Make better collaborative decisions.

- Advanced analytics

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recommendations for consideration:

- Reusable and Rich Metadata Layer

- Market Proven Enterprise Scalability and Performance

- Dynamic Report Personalization

- Centralized Enterprise Administration

- Flexible and Powerful OLAP Analysis

- Heterogeneous Data Source Access

In a case still, on the old version, don't wait.Upgrade to the latest version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Global operational delivery performance indicators that capture between the factories and stores, business users will access the visualization dashboards to get an insight into their portfolio/accounts and be better informed about their status and possible opportunities.

MicroStrategy review by <span>Emmet M.</span>
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Long term Microstrategy and BI solutions user

What do you like best?

I like MicroStrategy's simplicity to create complex multi pass SQL reports, visualisations over varied datasets, the breath of areas in which the product can be used. I currently work within insurance typically a very complex data environment with strict data governance controls we have adapted our MicroStrategy installation to cope with the agile demands of data discovery whilst also accommodating change control and data governance.

I also like MicroStrategy's ability to stay abreast of upcoming opportunities within the BI arena, specifically the introduction of mobile functionality, system manager to automate report production MicroStrategy office, R support and the list goes on.

What do you dislike?

With all BI tools there is unfortunately a period of setup and learning required, I believe that MicroStrategy make this more onerous than most other providers. Perhaps MicroStrategy could benefit from opening up the learning material on it's product functionality to allow technical users of the product become more familiar and help out on typical problems encountered in real life situations through social media shares.

I look forward to licencing and product registration changes in MicroStrategy 10 as these would have been described as complex and confusing in previous versions. I feel that MicroStrategy support in Europe (Ireland) is perhaps not as comprehensive as it would be in the US, let downs include learning experience, product support, fault fixing and specific installation recommendations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend to users who have little experience in more technical product offerings yes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Over the past year our Analytics team have been working on report automation using ETL tools, Stored Procedures and of course MicroStrategy. MicroStrategy has been key in delivering effort savings of 30+ man hours per week for business as usual reporting. Some of the product that have proved most beneficial in completing this type of project include online interactive documents/dashboards replacing manual office based packs and also MicroStrategy Office for those hard to convince users.

We have also plans to ramp up our usage of predictive analytics over the coming year and MicroStrategy's ability to use R models will assist in delivering real time analysis on everything from Customer Renewal Propensity, Cancellation prophylaxis and Dynamic pricing.

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