Compare MicroStrategy vs. SAP Analytics Cloud

MicroStrategy is ranked 5th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 9 reviews while SAP Analytics Cloud is ranked 10th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 12 reviews. MicroStrategy is rated 8.6, while SAP Analytics Cloud is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of MicroStrategy writes "Offers mobile, In-Memory Analytics, and data connectors to everything you can imagine". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Analytics Cloud writes "Good user interface, filtering options, and integrates well with other SAP products". MicroStrategy is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau and QlikView, whereas SAP Analytics Cloud is most compared with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Microsoft BI and Tableau. See our MicroStrategy vs. SAP Analytics Cloud report.
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Pros
This solution has allowed us to become a top-class competitor among other consulting companies.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.

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I like the predictive features of SAP. It's easy to use tools for an end-user.It integrates with third-party applications such as Google Drive and Excel,One feature I've found most valuable is discovery.Planning is the most valuable feature of the product because it's integrated and that means we don't need to rely on an independent planning environment.The user interface is quite good for developing reports out of models.Provides rich features for developing automated reports and dashboards.The ease of use of the solution is its most valuable feature. We haven't tried all of the features yet. The graphing and the ease of using the analytics tools have been great. It's all drag and drop; you don't need to code anything.The most valuable features are the visualization and user-friendliness.

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I would like to see a single standalone application to control everything from the administration perspective, and also to develop new applications.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.

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Pricing is fine for the BI license, but when it comes to client license, that fee is a bit high.Currently only one data modeler can work at a time.Improvements are coming quarterly whereas previously it was on a monthly basis.When it comes to planning there is a concern about the ability to match the exact requirements of the customer with what the product offers.There is no direct connector from SAP to Redshift, so we are required to use a third-party product that was recommended by SAP.SAP Analytics cloud needs better exporting options.Statistical analysis should be a bit more profound than it is.We are currently working on connectivity with S/4HANA, but we would like to have better connectivity with our legacy systems.

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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.

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It is a bit expensive, but really worth it, especially if you are already using other SAP tools.

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Overview

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.

Product portfoilio:

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.

The SAP® Analytics Cloud solution offers all analytics capabilities for all users in one product. In the boardroom, at the office, or in front of a customer, you can discover, analyze, plan, predict, and collab­orate in one integrated experience designed expressly for the cloud. Access all data and embed analytics directly into business processes to turn instant insight into quick action. Because we built it on the high­performance SAP Cloud Platform, you can trust the solution to work quickly and reliably.

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Sample Customers
Allstate Insurance, Barneys New York, Boston Children's Hospital, Buenos Aires Department of the Treasury, Campbell Soup Company, DHL, eBay, eHarmony, Facebook, Four Seasons Hotels Inc., Godiva, Hard Rock International, LinkedIn, Netflix, Pfizer, SECO (Swiss Government Unemployment Agency), Starbucks, Texas A&M University, Thomson Reuters Markets, US House of Representatives, and the US Postal Service.Live Oak Bank
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Financial Services Firm17%
Healthcare Company15%
Retailer12%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Logistics Company16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company37%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company7%
Construction Company5%
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