MicroStrategy Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

MicroStrategy

Comprehensive platform for enterprise analytics and mobility

4.17/5 (47 reviews)

MicroStrategy overview

What is MicroStrategy?

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
Pricing options
One time license
Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan, Germany

Supported languages

English
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MicroStrategy user reviews

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Features
Ease of use
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Abu Syed Sajib

The ideal software

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-01-15
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
When i first started to use MicroStrategy, i was skeptical. The reason behind my skepticism was the huge amount of features that they offer. Usually it bounds to make the quality go down. However,for this particular software,it didn't happen. It's a great experience that helped me move up the ladder in the short span of my career.

Cons
The software can be a little slow sometimes. Sometimes the scaling is not perfect. The slow learning curve is also an issue.

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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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Anonymous

Greate performance kind of expensive

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-10-20
Review Source: GetApp

It is a really useful tool and love the way you can customize a lot of stuff. Also the way they manage the creation of dimensions and metrics. One thing to keep in mind is the manage of the historical changes, it can be a mess

Pros
It really have a lot of features and customization you can make. From metrics level and aggregations to web plugins.

Cons
The pricing, it is really expensive if in the organization doesn't use it really often. Need a really good server for grand amount of information

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Mario Ferrer

MicroStrategy 10 is outstanding

Reviewed 2015-12-28
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
The technology is great. Even though this is one of the legacy BI vendors, their technology has kept up with the newer vendors.

Cons
The support has been slow for the past year or so.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

An Intuitive BI Tool For Building And Deploying Powerful Analytics

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-09-27
Review Source: Capterra

MicroStrategy has been very helpful BI reporting tool in the Enterprise Data Warehousing project, due to its features like scalability, data discovery, transnational speed and high availability of data connectors. It makes the generation of weekly/monthly reports and personalized dashboards simpler by offering powerful out-of-the-box customizable reports and ability to leverage visualizations such as Bar Charts, Pie Charts, Histograms, Scatter Plots, Gantt Charts, Treemaps, Geospatial Visualizations etc.

Pros
In the Enterprise-wide complex Data Warehouse, MicroStragety reporting tool can connect to to the various data sources, may those be Relational or Non-relational and Cloud Systems too. This enables the overall architecture to import/export the data to/from them. The high availability of data connectors is the most helpful feature of the product.

Cons
The traditional reporting functionality needs little improvisation so that end users will be able to view the reports in the transitional/basic formats as per their requirement. The reports may also need to be broken down to requested granularity by business end users.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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MicroStrategy pricing

Starting from
$600
Pricing options
One time license
Subscription
Free trial
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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
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Visual Analytics

API (202 other apps)
Business Analysis (78 other apps)
Business Intelligence (118 other apps)
Charting (86 other apps)
Monitoring (92 other apps)
Multiple Data Sources (81 other apps)
Third Party Integration (126 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Videos and tutorials

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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