MicroStrategy Competitors and Alternatives

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Tableau
Real User
Sr Manager, Reporting & Analytics at a leisure / travel company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 08 2017

What do you think of Tableau?

***We've upgraded to 10.2.1 So I've updated the Pros and Cons accordingly!" I've been working between Tableau and Qlikview (depending on use case) and have been jotting down Pros and Cons of each as I come across them.  Many of these, but not all, are centered around some fairly specific UI functionality and limitations that I've come across while trying to deliver on various dashboard solutions.  If you're evaluating Tableau as a potential data visualization solution, some of these points might help with your evaluation, or at least I'm hoping so!  One caveat I will apply to the "Cons" section is some of these may in fact be resolved in the latest version, or may be achieved through some means that I'm just not aware of (though I do generally research pretty extensively before...
Real User
BI Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 20 2017

What is most valuable?

The jobstreams and the ways SQL-scripts can be effectively organized behind icons.

How has it helped my organization?

* It gave the organization a better insight in the quality of the data, which in many ways was poor. * It gave the call center the possibility to monitor its effectiveness and efficiency a lot better.

What needs improvement?

* The Cognos Data Manager is very datamart/Kimball oriented, and it should be made more flexible, so that it can be used for architectures like Inmon’s or a data vault. * Some of its components are not very stable (for instance the lookups).... more»
Consultant
Qlik Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 23 2017

What is most valuable?

E-T-L, The Extract, Transform, and Loading capabilities of QlikView make it a highly sophisticated self-service business intelligence tool for developers and analysts who desire much more advanced handling of dirty or unconsolidated data.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As a consultant for my organization using Qlik to design management dashboards, analysis and ad-hoc reports, I have seen the way it has helped many of our clients get the desired reports and analysis for their stakeholders and top directors... more»

What needs improvement?

The user interface and ease of use takes a bit of a learning curve to pick up. There is no drag and drop functionality at the development stage unlike its competitors. Maybe QlikSense could handle that area.
Real User
Business Intelligence Applications Team Leader at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 24 2017

What is most valuable?

It allows the analysis of business data and enables decisions based on the analysis. I found the SAP suite of products powerful. They scale well for enterprise use, i.e., thousands of recipients of the output of the products as dashboards... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gets people off Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and sharing the same reports/dashboards, so departments receive the same figures for KPIs and company performance. This stopped the waste of time in management meetings, whereby people would... more»

What needs improvement?

More thorough testing of Service Packs before release.
Real User
IT Project Manager at Sony DADC
Nov 29 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Oracle Business Intelligence is the ability to drill down and show business value for your customers with the different subject areas they have implemented.

How has it helped my organization?

What's improved the functioning of the business is the single source of truth. Everybody pulls the same information from the same set of dashboards. We eliminated duplicate reporting, and we have a single data warehouse.

What needs improvement?

Some of the new products they have with the mobile version and Day by Day look extremely good. I would like their mobile version to incorporate HTML5, and also go through some accessibility testing, which would incorporate new web standard... more»
Birst
Real User
Lead, Analytics Global Enterprise & Government at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Its ability to create a complete, end-to-end BI solution using a single software stack product is the most valuable feature. This is important when we consider the need to apply agile development approaches to the creation of BI/analytics... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The ways in which it has improved the working of our organization are mentioned below: * Limited overhead resourcing (a single skill set is required). * Dramatic reduction in the time needed to create either PoC implementations or defined... more»

What needs improvement?

* Visualization: This aspect of the product is not up to the same level as its competitors in the market. However, it should be noted that Birst provides a complete end-to-end solution, whereas all its competitors are providing solutions for... more»

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