MicroStrategy Review

The best features are R integration and visual insight.


What is most valuable?

The best feature is R integration. This uses predictions for medicine consumption.

How has it helped my organization?

I really appreciate Visual Insight because it is easy for end users and it breaks IT dependencies.

We have a small technical staff. If we give opportunities to our clients to develop their own reports and graphics, we can concentrate our efforts on increasing the quality of other reports that demand a little bit more knowledge and expertise.

What needs improvement?

We need to act in advance of situations. I would like to be able to:

  • Gather information about how long the partner will take to bring us a product.
  • Find out what our real consumption average will be against our supply for that item

This information would help us decide if we should wait until we reach the resupply point or if we should start the process immediately.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I only encountered stability issues when using the enterprise manager.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I did not encounter any scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

We enjoy a high level of expertise from technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy.

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

It is not worthwhile if you have a small budget, although it is worth every penny.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Pentaho and OBIEE.

What other advice do I have?

Look for a solution that covers all enterprise areas, from the IT department to end-users, that will help you build a robust, star schema model.

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