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Senior Functional Front End at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Yes, we had Cognos TM1, we have Excel. These programs are still in use but they will be less in use in the future. We couldn't get rid of them yet but at some point in time we think we'll manage to. View full review »
BI Analyst Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We prefer having the analytic capabilities in a single platform like MicroStrategy, rather than many solutions. That is one of the main reasons why, in 2012, we switched to MicroStrategy. Prior to that we had Cognos. To do report design we used to go to Report Studio, for analysis, Analysis Studio, for cubes different front-end applications. And it was so confusing. Now with MicroStrategy as a single-source software and single platform, we can do anything. Not only reporting and analysis; everyone can go to one single location and get what they want. So that is one of the primary reasons we have moved to MicroStrategy. In the past, I'm talking about 2012, during that time period, we spent a lot of money and a lot of our budget - we allocated something like 20% or 30% for new users to be trained on Cognos and other applications, because there was no single platform. But when we saw MicroStrategy it was a single platform. So we quickly decided, a major decision: Going forward, for any strategy projects, we'll use MicroStrategy. View full review »
Director Analytics And Data Management at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
We were using Excel. We use Hyperion for financial reporting but we got the point where we had to put on our "big boy pants" and get a real solution. View full review »
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Hayward Wilson
Senior Applications Developer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
No. We were producing Excel spreadsheets and putting them out in order for people to consume, then we produced those. Now, they are just in reports that we can access over a website instead of pulling it down from our file server. I think that trying to get into all the analytics and all of the visualizations is what turned everybody on: the colors, the pretty charts, etc. I do not think they really know how to use it yet, but we will get there eventually. View full review »
Director Of Healthcare Economics at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are currently using a combination of Excel, SQL, and ad hoc queries. I am new to this position. I have been there a year. I got a glimpse of some of the things we were using it for initially and realized that the tool is a lot more powerful than what we were using it for. I do not believe we were leveraging it to its full capabilities. Being able to get the right data to the right people in a timely manner is really important, and I saw a lot of opportunity to use that tool to solve some problems that I currently had. I do not know where it is going to end, but we are trying to leverage it as much as possible and build out the capabilities. View full review »
Brad Cutler
Enterprise Analytics Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were actually giving people SQL access to the database and certain people had it, but not everybody. While we had bottlenecks before, the bottleneck just got wider and the need to consume data got bigger. We really needed a more holistic solution that was governed and defined by a team to get the one single truth. View full review »
Fidel Nkwocha
Developer at a renewables & environment company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are currently using Tableau. We recently signed a contract with MicroStrategy. We are going to move all our reports from Tableau to MicroStrategy. We are not going to connect Tableau to MicroStrategy, which we could. We are just going to let our Tableau license expire in March, then we are just going to go MicroStrategy all the way. We do not want to pay Tableau and pay MicroStrategy. It is a business decision. We are going to do one, not both. View full review »
Mostafa Alinejad
Senior BI Developer at a individual & family service with 501-1,000 employees
I was not involved. View full review »
BI Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using SSRS and we converted that, and SAS as well. We switched because it is a stable platform and we know the good features in MicroStrategy. We have moved more and more of the reporting solutions to MicroStrategy. We still have some SSRS reports, but by the end of this year we are planning to move everything to MicroStrategy. View full review »
Director Departamento Data Analitics at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
BI Team Lead at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
I've been using MicroStrategy for 20 years but I've used Cognos, I've used Crystal, and there used to be another reporting tool called Eureka Suite. I've worked with Tableau too. It was a company decision to switch. View full review »
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Project Manager at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We used SSRS reports, but the performance and visualization were always an issue. View full review »
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The choice was political: IBM Cognos against MicroStrategy, and due to IBM internal mechanisms. My criteria for selecting a vendor are, first, that the application software works, and secondly, the support - and local support as well. View full review »
Anurag Singh Chauhan
Business Intelligence Engineer at a leisure / travel company with 10,001+ employees
Used Tableau, Cognos, SSIS, BO, and Pentaho. Moved to MicroStrategy for a scalable and mobile solution. View full review »
BI Developer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Previously, we did not know we could have a mobile app. We looked at having a mobile app with MicroStrategy when we found out that we could, then we tried it out. View full review »
Senior Application Analyst at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have used CognitiveScale in the past. View full review »
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