MicroStrategy Review

The multi-user development environment allows several power users to be changing the metadata.


Valuable Features

  • Multi-user development environment: allows several power users to be changing the metadata, which accelerates development. Oracle BI doesn't allow this, for instance.
  • Stability
  • High-performance queries
  • Flexibility
  • Internal analytical functions
  • Ease of integration with other systems
  • Ease of dashboard design

Improvements to My Organization

  • Quick time to market of analytical solutions
  • In-depth, user-friendly business analysis

Room for Improvement

Simplify dashboard design; it is very powerful, but sometimes it might be like using a cannon to kill a mosquito, depending on the situation. Perhaps it is simpler in the newer version.

From my experience, the Dahsboard design from Microstrategy v9i was
very powerful and flexible. It was a "pixel perfect" design, but comparing
with other reporting platforms like Tableau and Qlik and OBIEE it is more
complex. I believe it is very good, but it needs some technical expertise
(Power User) to be fully autonomous.

Use of Solution

I have used it for nine months.

Stability Issues

I encountered minor stability issues.

Scalability Issues

I have not encountered any scalability issues.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Technical support is quick and efficient.

Previous Solutions

This depends on the client's needs and existing IT systems.

Initial Setup

Initial setup is straightforward.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

It is expensive, but there is a good quality-price relationship.

Other Solutions Considered

Before choosing this product, we also evaluated QlikView and Tableau.

Other Advice

Consider it in terms of flexibility to manage and develop user-friendly and powerful interfaces for end users.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: I'm a partner, not a customer. I'm a System Integrator.
1 Comment
Orlee GillisConsultant

What changes would you make to the dashboard that would help simplify it?

10 October 16
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