MicroStrategy Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

MicroStrategy

Comprehensive platform for enterprise analytics and mobility

4.14/5 (44 reviews)

MicroStrategy overview

MicroStrategy helps business people make faster, better business decisions, empowering them with self-service tools to explore data and share insights in minutes. Simple drag-and-drop tools are paired with intuitive visualizations. Quick connections to any data source are combined with one-click sharing of any insight. And underlying it all is the security and governance of an enterprise-caliber BI solution. Can the one-dimensional data discovery vendors say the same?

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Pricing

Starting from
$600
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 6 other markets, Europe, Germany, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
MicroStrategy screenshot: Geospatial analytics using out-of-the-box support for ESRI MapsSelf Service Data DiscoveryMicroStrategy screenshot: Dashboard demo built for a restaurant use caseMicroStrategy screenshot: Mobile app demo built for the Oil & Gas industryMicroStrategy screenshot: Dashboard leveraging R for advanced analyticsMicroStrategy screenshot: Mobile app for retail store associates.Introducing MicroStrategy 10

MicroStrategy reviews

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Todd Glad

What can't Microstrategy do?

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-10-29
Review Source: Capterra

I started using Microstrategy from day 1 at my job and I loved the ease of being able to drag and drop different data points onto a dossier. That was just so amazing. I learned the ins and outs and actually moved my way onto the Microstrategy Team to help develop it and bring it to more people.

Pros
The thing that I like most about this software is the ability that it has to bring in multiple different sources, from multiple different data types and allow the user to use them and present them in a way that is easily understandable. For example on my day to day job I work with excel files, data warehouse queries, and other kinds of data. I am easily with in a couple of minutes able to put all these different data types into one dossier for easy view and consumption for anyone in my business with a Microstrategy License.

Cons
There are a couple things that I don't like about Microstrategy. There are somethings that seem like they should have been there the whole time, for example if I wanted to look at trends over day, month, or week previously I would not be able to do that without creating a workaround for it. They are coming out with a release soon that will make that possible and easy to accomplish. I just feel like it should have been ther from the beginning

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Bill Taylor

Next Version?

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-02
Review Source: Capterra

We use Microstrategy to create demonstration dashboards for our our analytics software. They have a fairly robust user community and they are getting better with each iteration. Beyond the way one has to manipulate the frames and maps, the software is powerful and useful for creating data visualization dashboards.

Pros
The software is easy to install and get up and running. It handles a wide variety of data types and has many options for displaying data. They now have a compilable version that lets developers hard code the dashboards to work with input software which is nice (although a little pricey for smaller applications).

Cons
The user interface was less than intuitive, development support was not strong, and some of the features do not respond as expected. Specifically, maps do not appear to scale properly - I wound up with a much larger map (the entire northern hemisphere) than wanted (the continental USA) and could never get them to display properly unless I removed the data element and started over. Setting up dashboard frames to fit various screen sizes is a little complicated. Setting up “reusable frames” was a little difficult to master, because of the sidebar configuration tools.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Eduardo Carlo

Easy to use and very appealing interface

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-06
Review Source: Capterra

We have a reliable and appealing platform to report our daily results. MicroStrategy also allow to implement changes and add new data and objects in a matter of minutes into our production platform.

Pros
It is faster to implement and do not require too much customization. Most of the widgets and features are ready to use. The admin and user interfaces are intuitive and they do not generate errors or bugs during installation or heavy use by the end users. Very stable and reliable platform.

Cons
Price. They initial investment is higher comparing to another bundle software (Power BI, Tableau). However, the extra licensing is not very expensive since we can pay by active user. There is also a free end-user product (Desktop) that is focus on analytic end-users that do not require to modify objects but accessing dashboards and reports.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Mário Pires

Lots of functionalities. We have more than 10 year for 100 users

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-22
Review Source: Capterra

Reports to stackholders. Reports to clients.

Pros
Versatile - Dashboard, charts and lists: analyze from a more macro perspective or go to the line detail • Flexible - Receive reports by email and create alerts (datamining). Use dynamic filters or create your own personal analysis online • Available - access via Web, Office andMobile New ways to explore data (Dashboards) Tailor made reports with scheduled deliveries Ability to provide customers with OnLine access to Reports and Dashboards Crossing information from multiple Base Data + creation of new InHouse objects New ways to explore data (Visual Insight, Dashboards, Drills) Accessing OnTheGo Information via Mobile Fast + information + dynamic

Cons
Sometimes is not an easy learning curve.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Felix Solomon

Leader in BI tools

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-09-13
Review Source: Capterra

My company previously used tableau as our BI tools. Tableau is impressive in building nice and interactive visualization but not so much on keeping the structure of the data which can lead to data integrity issues. Microstrategy in the beginning was behind in visualization but over time the development has improved significantly in many areas. With microstrategy, the final product can be fully trusted and consistent across the board.

Pros
Evolving periodically for better. Really good in maintaining data structures and hierarchy to ensure data integrity and consistency Capable to do almost anything that other competitors have. Hyper intelligence is a game changer in BI world.

Cons
1. Setup can be complicated and difficult since involved many parties (driver vendor, database vendor, etc) due to compatibility issues. 2. Prefer inner join, less support for outer join. 3. Relationship and data structures development can take lots of time and thought.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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MicroStrategy pricing

Starting from
$600
Pricing options
Free trial
One time license
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Per CPU core or named user

MicroStrategy features

Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Visual Analytics

API (144 other apps)
Business Intelligence (101 other apps)
Charting (75 other apps)
Monitoring (71 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (55 other apps)
Third Party Integration (78 other apps)
Trend Analysis (55 other apps)

Additional information for MicroStrategy

Key features of MicroStrategy

  • Advanced and Predictive Analytics
  • Self-service analytics
  • Business intelligence
  • Big Data solutions
  • Cloud
  • Software as a service (SaaS)
  • Easy to Use and Maintain
  • Real-Time WYSIWYG Report Design
  • High Performance BI
  • Scorecards and Dashboards
  • Agile Analytics
  • Enterprise Reporting
  • Mobile
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