Compare MicroStrategy vs. SAP Analytics Cloud

MicroStrategy is ranked 3rd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 42 reviews while SAP Analytics Cloud is ranked 18th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 2 reviews. MicroStrategy is rated 8.4, while SAP Analytics Cloud is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of MicroStrategy writes "Enterprise reporting and self-service; our users quickly get information and insights". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Analytics Cloud writes "Easy for cloud-based story development with powerful what-if analysis functionality ". 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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The new Application Design option offers lots of customization options by being able to script in Typescript (similar to Javascript).Real-time data makes for a single version of the truth.The stories have really been helpful in looking at specific scenarios and analyzing trends over periods of time.

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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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There should be more features for the time series charts.We need to know that we are using the latest and greatest, and SAP appears as if it has lost some credit in the market.​

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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.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.​

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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
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm17%
Healthcare Company15%
Retailer12%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company29%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider10%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company42%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company6%
Construction Company5%
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