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.
Abu syed S. Branche: Telekommunikation Mitarbeiteranzahl: Selbstständig
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.
The software can be a little slow sometimes. Sometimes the scaling is not perfect. The slow learning curve is also an issue.
Bill T. Branche: Computer-Software Mitarbeiteranzahl: Selbstständig
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.
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).
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.
Henrijs J. Branche: Informationstechnologie & -dienste Mitarbeiteranzahl: 11-50 Mitarbeiter
I have had experience with 5 top tier BI tools and Microstrategy was the poorest (still its better than not top tier tools)
Speed of the software when loading multiple dashboards are great once everything has been properly defined. Easy to update DWH and microstrategy connection.
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
Mario F. Branche: Personalwesen
The technology is great. Even though this is one of the legacy BI vendors, their technology has kept up with the newer vendors.
The support has been slow for the past year or so.
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.
Verifizierter Rezensent Branche: Unternehmensberatung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 10.000+ Mitarbeiter
- Full of advanced features like data storage in MicroStrategy cubes for faster reporting times, advanced grouping and filtering, ability to write your own SQL in the backend, ability to customize using SDK interface
- MicroStrategy Mobile is game changer. Great app and makes a solid impression on C-suite executives
- Initial setup takes time (If you compare with Tableau, etc, the setup of MicroStrategy is much more time intensive). Have to setup all attributes and measures beforehand.