MicroStrategy Review

Business Intelligence & analytics tool--Microstrategy expert review


What is most valuable?

Schema updates help us to cope up with enterprise business definition changes.

Reports auto-styling allows us to design stunning report output, differentiating the result set for better understanding of the business users.

VLDB properties allow you to customize the SQL that MicroStrategy generates. These settings affect how MicroStrategy Intelligence Server manages joins, metric calculations, and query optimizations.

How has it helped my organization?

  • Enterprise wide reporting capability.
  • Self-service reporting & analysis.
  • Extensive analysis of business units function: It provides various metrics and by using drill through and drill across functionality.
  • Ease of understanding of various performance measures using widget features.

What needs improvement?

The flexibility to work with agile data model updates.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used MicroStrategy for 6+ years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Nil

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have encountered stability issues with regards to Metadata db being crashed and need to reload the Project and configure it to various Project repositories

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have encountered no scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We worked with IBM Cognos and its business adaption due to its rich data visualization capabilities, widget creation, etc.

How was the initial setup?

Setup was easy. By creating a unified project model with the organizational standards, business rules, and project design, the underlying data model design is streamlined resulting in consistent reporting and analysis across the enterprise.

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

It’s cloud version pricing is competitive and in sync with market demand.

What other advice do I have?

For an enterprise-wide DWBI implementation, MicroStrategy is a great choice. Evaluate your organizational needs to go in either for on-premises or cloud version of the product to control your project budget.

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