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"The technical support is quite good.""The solution has excellent features available on mobile.""This solution is the most scalable BI platform in the world.""It's user-friendly, also the MTDI cube is a very good approach, as it helps you to use the pre-format instead of using the standard objects from the schema of MicroStrategy.""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."

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"​Data is easily understood at all levels of the company.""Business insights are shared across various departments.""Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.""The ability to create complex calculations.""​Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.""Tableau's support could improve.""Partner support is very good.""The action feature which Tableau has is very useful for us. If we click on one visualization, it will pass the value to another visualization. That interactivity within different visualizations is the most valuable feature of Tableau."

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"The solution's reports are not very flexible.""The solution lacks good visualization. They should work on the user interface to make it more slick and modern.""They need to do a better job In its ability to allow end users to produce their own reports, metrics, and self-service business intelligence.""In the developer, there are things that you able to do in a document or a report that you are not able to do in the Dossier.""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."

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"​Conditional formatting could be an interesting feature to provide to final users.""The data preparation/blending options are very basic. They could be improved.""Tableau is a company that does not respect partners.""The pricing is a bit higher than the competition. They'll need to lower it to stay competitive.""The charts in Tableau are quite limited.""Requires a lot of user training.""Reports should be downloadable as PDF files.""I would like Tableau to handle geospatial data better in terms of multiple layers and shapefiles."

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"We have one of the best pricing available, but we can't disclose that information.""We have a license with packages, and there are additional costs for extra components.""The licensing is a bit high per user."

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"Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple.""ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool.""The company chose to purchase a creator license for me, which was $70. With that license, you can also be an administrator. We also have 20-25 extra licenses and they cost around $20-$35 each. Those are for normal users who will be viewing the dashboards. Those are monthly charges.""The cost of the solution should be improved.""Be careful with the Tableau Viewer's licenses, and stay with the right number of users.""The initial cost that is set according to CPU cores is expensive.""We always consider pricing when considering a new solution. We are a non-profit and price is a huge concern."

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Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online
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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.

Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.

The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities to serve the needs of even the largest global enterprises in a seamless, integrated experience. Tableau is designed to fit, not dictate your data strategy, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements.

People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive—and offers a fundamentally different user experience by empowering people of all skill levels to explore and analyze data using visuals and natural language. Tableau has become the standard language of analytics for modern business users and continues to lead the industry with the most passionate and engaged user community in analytics, a customer base with millions of users at more than 80,000 organizations, and a deep commitment to customer-focused innovation

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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.Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, Bank of America, Charles Schwab Corp, Citigroup, Coca-Cola Company, Cornell University, Dell, Deloitte, Duke University, eBay, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, Ferrari, French Red Cross, Goldman Sachs, Google, Government of Canada, HP, Intel, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Macy's, Merck, The New York Times, PayPal, Pfizer, US Army, US Air Force, Skype, and Walmart.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm16%
Healthcare Company16%
Retailer11%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider11%
Logistics Company8%
Retailer7%
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Financial Services Firm14%
University9%
Healthcare Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company10%
Government6%
Company Size
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise68%
Find out what your peers are saying about MicroStrategy vs. Tableau and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,944 professionals have used our research since 2012.
MicroStrategy is ranked 6th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 8 reviews while Tableau is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 17 reviews. MicroStrategy is rated 8.2, while Tableau is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of MicroStrategy writes "Good technical support but quite technical and needs better integration capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "The visualizations bring out patterns buried under a mountain of data. The tool offers unparalleled flexibility in terms of the types of visualisation that one can create". MicroStrategy is most compared with Microsoft BI, Qlik Sense, QlikView, Oracle OBIEE and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, whereas Tableau is most compared with SAS Visual Analytics, ELK Kibana, Oracle OBIEE and Microsoft BI. See our MicroStrategy vs. Tableau report.

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