MicroStrategy Review

Provides a unified user experience with a full set of BI features


What is most valuable?

Centralized server and repository: It reduces the development and maintenance effort for the team, and provides a unified user experience.

MicroStrategy also provides a full set of BI features, including:

  • OLAP reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data discovery
  • Visualization
  • Scheduling and alert
  • Comprehensive security control and more.

All these features are built on the same architecture and repository, and support unix-like OS. Thus, we can easily fulfill a user's needs, and align with all the system and security policies of my organization.

How has it helped my organization?

All the business units rely on the information provided by MicroStrategy for their decisions on daily basis. This increases data accuracy and saves time to build reports.

What needs improvement?

The design process of the mobile dashboard development. Now, MicroStrategy's mobile dashboard is still not a RESTful design, which means we need to design a different layout according to the device's screen size. It costs us more effort if we want to support the mobile and tablet at the same time. It would be better if MicroStrategy supported a RESTful dashboard design pattern.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How is customer service and technical support?

A nine out of 10.

How was the initial setup?

It is somehow complicated for a user/analyst without a DWDM background. But for an experienced DWDM modeler, it would be an easy task.

What other advice do I have?

If your are looking for an enterprise level BI product for the standard BI platform in your organization, MicroStrategy would be the best choice.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

9.4.1
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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