Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
It is a reliable solution for our needs.
The implementation was fairly straightforward.
The most valuable features are ad hoc reporting and the ability to create dashboards.
The whole repository side of things is beneficial because you develop it once, and you can use it anywhere, in the Enterprise grade.
It scales well. It used to have only a max of four I-servers, but I think recently, somewhere in version 10, they doubled that, so you can have eight I-servers now.
Cube performance and easy integration with third-party tools/products, are valuable features.
Mobile brings reports/dashboards closer to the business user.
Provides seamless integration between browser-based BI and Mobile BI.
We do you use Oracle support. We've been paying for an Oracle support subscription for four or five years, and not one ticket has ever been logged. When I came in, I've encouraged the team to ask Oracle questions. They do get back quite quickly. Their support is good. Working with our account managers, if I need to escalate anything, I can speak to them and they escalate the call. I've got that ecosystem working quite well. That does work for us.
The most valuable feature is the openness of the solution. It helps us integrate some of our clients.
I think having the conformed structures makes it a lot easier for end users and pulling reports together.
The scalability of the product is good.
It's easy to use for business analysts.
Can utilize SQL queries to generate reports directly.
It mostly supports enterprise level data. We have millions of records on a daily basis.
It can be used with any type of data models, such as relational lines and dimensional lines.
This solution is missing enhanced features in the dashboards.
The product could be improved by adding additional visualization.
Another feature to consider in the future would be adding some additional offline capabilities without using desktops.
If you compare it with Power BI with the DAX language, it would be great to put that into MicroStrategy.
I don't think that they will, but I'd like to see parallel processing, scalable parallel processing.
Data writeback, and on-the-fly predictive analysis results from R and Python could be improved.
With Cube partition (v10.1 and above) scalability has not been an issue, but the Cube publish time, and temporary space consumption while the Cube is being published, has almost doubled during implementation of Cube partition.
The product is designed for enterprise. A lightweight version would be easier for a smaller workgroup.
They should develop greater visualization because their visualization isn't industry leading at the moment. The way you pull the data and see the data compared to other platforms, they're lagging a little bit behind. Also, their cost. I've got Oracle account managers trying to persuade me every day to purchase these licenses. Once you purchase OBIEE, then you have to purchase the virtualization and then you have to purchase the mobile license to operate on the mobile. It's really expensive.
In terms of tech support, we have our own technicians. But, we did register for their help. When we register a call, it takes time for them to respond to us.
This solution is weak in the data science perspective. I have past data science experience. And, I find that there is a lot of room for improvement in terms of incorporating more advanced statistical modeling into the product.
It is not a good product for data visualization.
Its functionality is lacking.
When a large number of queries are running at the same time, the report fails.
It crashes when many people login simultaneously.
While it is a user-friendly, data-driven tool, the data modeling should be easier to use.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The licensing is a bit high per user.
Pricing, in general, is high. With Power BI, you get mobile with the license, whereas with MicroStrategy, you have to purchase mobile for extra.
It would be nice if there was a sticker price that says, "This software costs this amount of money." But I think that's just indicative of all software vendors. A lot of people are in it to make money, commissions, so it's just the nature of the business. But I would like to see more transparency, more equality, on pricing. Some people get better deals than others, I think.
The solution is scalable. A little expensive perhaps, but it is scalable.
There have been actual direct bottomline impacts in terms of extra revenue created from the reporting solutions.
They need to work on their license structure. They are not competitive against somebody like SAP BusinessObjects. We had a quote that was almost a third the price, coming from SAP BusinessObjects, and it's not a better platform. It's not cheaper. They do concurrent user licensing, while MicroStrategy does named user licensing, and that was literally the only difference. But it made a $500,000 difference. They've got to do something to make themselves more competitive. Maybe it's assessing your business users and what you really expect them to use, and maybe giving a reduced price on that. But they are already giving us a 60% discount and they were still a million or so above, over a three-year time period. That doesn't account for synergies as we get from on-site resources that are already available, but I thought that that was a big, big deficit for them.
They gave us a good deal.
We actually researched some of the other solutions. For options, price, and customer acceptance, this product has worked well for us.
The pricing we negotiated with Oracle. But, I do not have details.
I think to spread this across an enterprise will be a significant investment.
Be prepared to spend a lot of time and money.
It is high.
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Also Known As
|OBIEE, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle BI, Oracle BI EE 11g|
Company: Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. With direct operations in 26 countries worldwide and approximately 2,000 employees, our mission is to provide enterprise analytics, mobility, and security platforms that are flexible, powerful, scalable and user-friendly. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise™ empowers leading organizations to analyze vast amounts of data and distribute actionable business insight throughout an enterprise through two distinct offerings: MicroStrategy Analytics™ and MicroStrategy Desktop™. MicroStrategy Analytics delivers reports and dashboards, and enables users to conduct ad hoc analysis and share insights anywhere, anytime, via mobile devices or the Web. It also combines the agility and productivity of self-service visual data discovery with the security, scalability, and governance features of enterprise-grade business intelligence. MicroStrategy Desktop is a standalone, on-premise visual data discovery tool designed to enable business users to analyze and understand their data. MicroStrategy Mobile™ enables organizations to rapidly build custom business applications that deliver analytics combined with transactions, multimedia, and custom workflows to mobile devices. MicroStrategy Secure Cloud™ combines all of the enterprise analytics, mobile, and security features in MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise with powerful and scalable data integration, validation, and warehousing services — all delivered in an environment where organizations can deploy transformational analytics applications in minutes.
Usher, MicroStrategy’s breakthrough security solution, is a powerful mobile security platform designed to dematerialize traditional forms of identity verification (such as passwords, tokens, and physical badges) and replace them with a single mobile identity badge that is cryptographically linked to its owner’s smartphone and dynamically linked to an enterprise’s existing identity repositories. Usher works on standard Android and iOS smartphones, and also boasts an Apple Watch™ integration.
OBIEE is a multifaceted network of tools that can create a more fluid and better-integrated data flow for your business. This service is actually a platform that is made up of six individual elements, rather than a single tool with multiple features. These services include: presentation catalog, BI presentation service, BI scheduler service, BI server service,administration client, and metadata repository.
The purpose of the OBIEE is to have an entire system for all of your enterprising needs. The various tools within the suite can take your data, organize it, analyze it and then glean the pertinent information from it, sending it on to the relevant parties who can then use it for metrics, pattern analysis, and future projections. The essence of the platform is to integrate your current IT together with their tools in order to give you the overall best return on investment with minimal fiscal obligations.
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