MicroStrategy Review

The implementation was fairly straightforward. The most valuable features are ad hoc reporting and the ability to create dashboards.


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for this product are analytics and visualization. 

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed us to standardize the reporting so that everybody is looking at the same view of the data.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are ad hoc reporting and the ability to create dashboards.

What needs improvement?

The product could be improved by adding additional visualization.  Also, another feature to consider in the future would be adding some additional offline capabilities without using desktops. In addition, continued development of mobile reporting. 

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not encountered issues with stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

 I have not encountered any issues with scalability. 

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have used CognitiveScale in the past. 

How was the initial setup?

The implementation was fairly straightforward. 

What was our ROI?

Make sure to do your due diligence and understand that the tools meet your needs. 

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

The licensing is a bit high per user. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we considered Tableau, SAP Business Objects and Cognitive Scale.

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