MicroStrategy Review

Architect lets you design schema for multi-dimensional analysis. Visual Insight is still not mature.

Valuable Features

  • Architect (lets you design schema for multi-dimensional analysis)
  • Visual Insight (self-service BI)

Improvements to My Organization

This tool lets you design operational/analytical reports that business utilizes to overcome bottlenecks in processes of product development life-cycle.

Room for Improvement

  • Visual Insight is still not mature & does not have as much flexibility as its competitors. It is very unstable while doing development or using. Also, it does not have features such as associative filtering that Qlik has. Also, you do not have many options when formatting graphs. There is still a large gap between document vs VI features.
  • Concurrent usage of Architect while retaining consistency.

Use of Solution

I have used it for seven years.

Stability Issues

Schema development stability issues.

Browser compatibility.

Scalability Issues

I have not encountered any scalability issues.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Technical support can be improved.

Previous Solutions

I did not previously use a different solution.

Initial Setup

Installation & configuration is straightforward.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Licensing is a bit complex.

Identify the user base & then analyze usage from the end-user & developer point of view. Keep track of unused licenses instead of adding new ones every time.

Other Solutions Considered

Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options.

Other Advice

Make sure you are implementing this as an enterprise system & always check compatibility with other integrating systems.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
Orlee GillisConsultant

What is your current strategy for bridging the gap between document and VI features?

13 October 16
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