MicroStrategy Review

Dashboards can be built in a relatively simple manner.

What is most valuable?

We value the ability to build dashboards and reports in a relatively simple way. We can teach end users how to do their own reports and dashboards making the process cheaper and faster.

Also, the ability to import data from a grand variety of sources and combine them into a single report/dashboard, skipping the expensive ETL process or validating it before a robust construction.

How has it helped my organization?

MicroStrategy makes it easier to control internal and external demands and also to monitor public programs financed by the institution.

What needs improvement?

Data discovery and self-service BI still needs to be simpler to end-users.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used MicroStrategy since 2012; four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not yet had scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

I rate technical support a 4.5/5.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not have a previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was complex. MicroStrategy is a hard tool to configure in many ways, starting from its licensing schema.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Make a good study of your needs because its very expensive to change from nominal licensing to a server core licensing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The buying decision was made by a previous team. But other solutions are always evaluated, like Tableau and ClickView.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure there isn’t a cheaper solution that satisfies your demands. Prepare a good team to develop and use it or you’ll have a big mess and difficulties making data discovery and self-service BI.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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