MicroStrategy Primary Use Case

Analyst 2 with 5,001-10,000 employees
We are Reynolds American. We work in product supplies scenarios. In our environment, we work with any kind of volume data. We use MicroStrategy to deliver reporting to our trade reps who go into outlets, so account-level reporting. That's going to be more of our embedded reporting. That is an application that we created in Salesforce that links into MicroStrategy and links back and forth between the in-house application we've created. But then, a large majority of our reporting is going to be that enterprise application where we have a fixed reporting environment on a monthly basis. We deliver reports to a large majority of our cooperate departments, anywhere from 300 to 1000 users. We also have second, ad hoc environment, which is more of a weekly environment, where we typically do the same delivery of those static reports. But there is that component of the ad hoc where we facilitate the back-end development of all of the objects going through the STLC to Git, to production, so our business users can actually utilize what's available to them in the production environment. They can then take the next steps, pulling back those insights off of the data that we provide them. View full review »
Brad Walker
BI Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We actually have two industries we service. We service the transportation industry, as well as the healthcare industry. We typically do patient transports for emergency and non-emergencies. We do them by helicopter, that is our airmen division. We have a number of other businesses that we serve, like alarm system companies and the like, but primarily we use our analytics to look at patient transport counts and volumes, by the day, by the week, and by the month. We also look at specific parishes (we call them battalions) to see how we can expand businesses out in Texas and Louisiana. We have a large market in Louisiana, Mississippi, and the surrounding areas. Therefore, we do a lot of proof of concept reporting as well, and we use the Enterprise Manager for other things as well. View full review »
Mobile Consultant at a tech vendor
Primary use case would be for mobile apps, exposing mobile data to people who need data at the right time and the right location, and MicroStrategy does that. It does so extremely well. They have one of the best mobile BI apps available. They've the got the whole power of the MicroStrategy ecosystem, and they just expose it through the app. It's a stand-alone mobile development app that you don't even have to do business intelligence on. You can just use it to build apps. It's pretty cool. View full review »
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Technical Project Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Our primary use case is to deliver all data insights to our company. We do not serve our platform engineering computing teams, but we are working on that. We're actually trying to do that. We serve the entire business: the finance, merchandising, and marketing team. All those teams are meant to use our tool, so we produce a lot of reports for them. We connect it directly to our data warehouse, that is their direct connection to all the data they need to run their business. It is performing great. We have built some really cool tools. We would like our users to use it more. For some non-technical people who do not have experience with a tool like this, they were a little intimidated. Therefore, they use Excel a lot. Thus, our big mission over the last year, and we have been successful with it, was to get them off of Excel and to make them use MicroStrategy. The more we get them to overcome their initial intimidation, or whatever it is, the more they take to it more quickly. We use it as a front-end application. We connect directly to MicroStrategy web. View full review »
Senior Functional Front End at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case is that we want to get away from printed reports. So, not having to print PDFs and send them out; and the whole administration that goes with that. Rather, to make it all digital and interactive. It is performing well, but sometimes we have complex requirements and the performance decreases, and then we have to find another way to make it perform again. That is what you encounter when use the project, but that's inevitable because if we would have used another product, we would've had the same thing. View full review »
BI Analyst Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We use it mostly for business intelligence reporting, especially in personal lines of insurance, because of its pattern processing and other good functionalities, its key capabilities. It's a customer-friendly tool, especially with the Dossiers. And in the past we have had Visualization Galleries. So we leverage it, not only for reporting but for analytics and also for geospatial reporting. In terms of its performance, when compared with other products that we have, Cognos, QlikView, Tableau, I would rate MIcroStrategy number one in the above terms. View full review »
Senior Management- Project at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We help customers utilize MicroStrategy in multiple ways: * We have enterprise analytics being used. * We use MicroStrategy as an integrated solution with some of their other CRM type applications. * There are people who are using MicroStrategy as transaction services. I have never been successful with it. There are a broad range of applications that we see. View full review »
Director Analytics And Data Management at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case is to improve our profitability across our field organization. It's performing fantastically. We have over 140 branch locations, over 1000 users, and it's scaling great. Performance is great. The feedback from our field users is fantastic in terms of form and function, so it's meeting all of our expectations. Our goal is to roll out self-service, because with the advent of our tool, being able to drive actionable intelligence is just the next natural thing for us; to give the users ability to perform analytics on their own. View full review »
Hayward Wilson
Senior Applications Developer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We use it for reporting. The performance is okay. We are eventually looking to automate everything in our process. View full review »
Director Of Healthcare Economics at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The primary thing that we are planning on using it for in the near future is analyzing healthcare trends and providing more visibility into what is going on within our healthcare spend. View full review »
Product Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have about 50-plus applications that we're currently running on MicroStrategy, and most of these are around tracking demand and supply, profitability, and growth for the organization. We've also opened it up as an open BI platform, so that all our business analysts can build their own dashboards and Dossiers and the like. View full review »
Brian Fleenor
Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Primary is the enterprise reporting. That's our baseline. Everything else is "nice-to-haves." It performs very well. View full review »
Brad Cutler
Enterprise Analytics Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is performing very well. We meet once a week in the organization and talk about the performance of the prior week. There are a lot of things going on. We sell a lot of product to a lot of customers for a lot of different reasons. Therefore, MicroStrategy gives us the opportunity to dig into the data and find out what the story was. View full review »
Platform Data Visualization Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
As it stands now, the primary use is just for utilization, the mobile device, and the reports which are built for it. There might be plans in the future for spreading the entire platform to other areas and divisions as well. View full review »
Staff Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We use it primarily for reporting. Most of the reports are grid reports. We do slice and dice, and use pivot tables on the reports. The data goes up to the level of CEO. Basically, we use it for basic grid level reporting. View full review »
Fidel Nkwocha
Developer at a renewables & environment company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have installed MicroStrategy and implemented a couple sample reports just to prove we can. However, we do not have all our current reports from Tableau replicated in a MicroStrategy environment, and we are headed that direction. View full review »
Barry Gallegos
Strategic Services Executive at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are a partner with MicroStrategy. We have over 300 casino installs of our casino operating system. Right now, we have them in about 10% of the properties which are with us. We pretty much do a lot of custom reporting for them and/or train them how to do customer reporting and visualizations. It is performing well. View full review »
Mostafa Alinejad
Senior BI Developer at a individual & family service with 501-1,000 employees
We obtain all the data from different data sources and put them together. I report to different subject areas like finance, operations, product, etc. The product is performing well. View full review »
BI Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have insurance customers, health customers, in our organization. The performance is good. View full review »
Shajy Mathai
Analytics Technical Officer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
There are two use cases. One is on the transactional side. As we're doing insurance transactions, we're using the transactional side to assess risk on each transaction. On the portfolio side, we're looking at the whole portfolio of insurance risk. Underwriters love the transactional side. The performance: We've thrown a lot of data at it, and now we're trying to improve the performance. But the underwriters love the content that's being delivered. On the portfolio side, we're just starting the launch, but underwriters seem to be responding well to it. View full review »
Sales Performance Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
We use it in sales and product analytics. We are using it for reporting at a national level, so we use it for a lot of different reporting for a lot of different groups. It actually works really well. View full review »
BI Developer
Primarily, as a developer, I am administering user privileges and creating reports for analysts and clients. The product is performing great. View full review »
Director Departamento Data Analitics at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have been using MicroStrategy for the last 10 years in the health sector in private healthcare, designing reports and scorecards for healthcare and billing areas, with health indicators including monthly and annual accumulators compared to the last few years. I developed reports that were distributed daily by email to heads of departments and directors of hospitals of the company, with the information of each of them. View full review »
BI Team Lead at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Data analytics, as a reporting tool. View full review »
Aurelio Gutierrez
BI Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Currently, we are using MicroStrategy to provide Self-Service to clients. We have different departments in our company, like finance, accounting, and so on. We provided different projects for them and they are loving the product. We have approximately 200 users, and they have different roles from user to analyst to power users. View full review »
Anil Mallavarapu
Senior Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use MicroStrategy for our supply chain and merchandising, because we are retail. Performance has been pretty good so far. View full review »
Software Development Management
Our primary use case is to use for the self-service analytics and data sense, mostly in terms of the analytical platform. View full review »
Sunil Nandamudi
IT Consultant at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it mostly for the operational reporting. We also use it for the insurance claims and how to track them. The product is working fine. We feel they understand the healthcare system. View full review »
Senior Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We use MicroStrategy to generate enterprise-wide reports. It is used by all the store managers to track sales, stock, inventory, etc. View full review »
Janis Dreimanis
Operational Risk Manager
Our primary use case is to use the business intelligence tool for court data, to make the court and judges work more efficiently, faster, and less expensive. It's performing well, we are expecting a major breakthrough this year regarding the analytics bot. View full review »
Project Manager at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Predictive analysis with R, reporting and dashbaords. View full review »
Christie Schroeder
BI at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees
We sell it as an underlier to our own analytics tool. It works pretty well. View full review »
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I'm a system implementer, so I implement the system for customers. I implement whatever the customer needs at their site. It's generally all the BI information that they have in the data warehouse. Its performance is very good. View full review »
BI Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The use case for this is for our sales people who work in the field. In terms of performance it's really good, they're giving good feedback. View full review »
BI Developer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reporting on some daily sales activities. It works well in this task. View full review »
FPNA Analysts at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are using it for operations analysis and sales data analysis. View full review »
Alexs Thompson
Data Engineering Leader at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
We mostly do reporting for the business units. It is performing very well. View full review »
Senior Application Analyst at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case for this product are analytics and visualization. View full review »
Anton Cui
Solution Executive DAG at a tech company with 51-200 employees
* BI reporting * Dashboard * Mobile View full review »
Tobias Klemm
Department Manager with 10,001+ employees
Dashboarding first and foremost for financial power users. Web authoring and report bursting for enterprise-wide business user community. View full review »
Eric Figueroa
Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with 51-200 employees
I am a consultant and I use this solution to assist in delivering projects. View full review »
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