MicroStrategy Features List

MicroStrategy

The world's most comprehensive platform for enterprise analytics and mobility.

3.95/5 (21 reviews)

MicroStrategy Feature Summary

  • 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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MicroStrategy Feature Reviews

18 reviewers had the following to say about MicroStrategy's features:

Abhijit Das

Reporting made easy for the business user.

2017-06-10

Insight into operations and licensing without needing the internal data warehouse knowledge

Pros

The software is very easy to use with an uncluttered interface and generating reports is a breeze.

Cons

The app could use some UI modernization.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Eduardo Carlo

Easy to use and very appealing interface

2017-09-06

MicroStrategy also allow to implement changes and add new data and objects in a matter of minutes into our production platform.

Pros

The admin and user interfaces are intuitive and they do not generate errors or bugs during installation or heavy use by the end users.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nathan Herkelrath

My company utilized MicroStrategy to provide Automotive Dealers with reporting dashboards.

2018-05-12

Pros

We had to refresh data weekly for over 2,000 dealerships and had many thousands of users, so it was important the dashboards were working 100% of the time.

Cons

Still a good reporting product, though, and a great value for the money because you can display all sorts of data in different ways (bar chart, pie chart, trend lines).

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

I studied the competition to see if this product was up to the other BI leaders (gartner).

2018-04-06

you can set different user roles and levels easily. I was able to advise on this product

Pros

An important and unique feature is that of being able to insert comments, note and share the analysis.

Cons

It should be improved data export functionality.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tim Bradshaw

I liked using the system but it was hard to always trust the data

2018-02-09

Really liked the ease of use.

Pros

It was easy to use and create adhoc reports. I was able to send out reports to my clients or those who I supported to give them a good look of their business.

Cons

It was hard to trust the data. When you can't trust the data then anything the software can do becomes mute.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Becca Parks

My team uses MicroStrategy analytics to measure our success and create dashboards.

2018-05-15

Pros

We can easily create new reports and dashboards, as well as visualizations that enable us to understand how our team is performing and where we can improve our results.

Cons

Some of the dashboards take quite a while to create.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Juan Navarro

Version 10.x is really powerful

2016-10-13

I've been testing the latest version 10 and it is really good, it has new features to create dashboards in an easy and quickly way more similar to what the market for self service BI is requiring

Pros

Good design, easy to use, development is really fast letting you select the data and object that you want to visualize and therefore just create a dashboard within seconds.

Cons

The best is to have a well designed data model first or a data warehouse to pull the data and just do some of the latest transformation with the tool, that way you can get the most of it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering MicroStrategy

Definetiley a good competitor in this sector, I like the responsive design, mobility and ease of use they have enhanced in this versions I tested.

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John Daly

MicroStrategy Review

2016-12-30

Ability to drag and drop fields into columns or rows, drill down/expand, and export information as needed.

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Source: Capterra
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Dan Newingham

Strong mobile reporting platform

2017-10-03

Microstrategy is a great platform for mobile analytics and offers a lot of functionality out of the box.

Pros

Beautiful mobile reports and growing library of visualizations.

Cons

Microstrategy has a steep learning curve and we have had performance challenges with large datasets.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Abhaysingh Thakur

Analytical Engine

2018-05-21

It gives well-defined analysis.

Pros

This software is a great software equipped with the advanced analytical engine and most widely used in the data analysis industry.

Cons

This software does not have student trial version, little expensive and it does not provide with frequent updates.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Sri Ramani Bandaru

MicroStrategy tool was helpful for me providing daily, monthly, and quarterly reporting to directo

2018-03-05

Easy sending

Pros

,data from multiple SOR sources in the organization helped in monitoring our SLA management. security features to allow the report to be used by multiple roles and levelsMobile functionality

Cons

users not having ability to make changes to metrics and attributes without having to rely to heavily on MicroStrategy developers, it would make the product a great dea and more useful.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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naresh sodha

Great tool, free desktop was a bonus!

2016-12-13

Using this tool, to learn and get into enterprise analytics was fun.

Pros

quick to learn and start using from no experience. The videos on you-tube also helped pickup some of the concepts. The free desktop tool, also had a good guide and videos to get started.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Simona David

The best Business Intelligence software

2016-12-05

I am using the Microstrategy platform in order to generate reports for forecast, orders, invoices, scorecards and dashboards so that I could have a complete overview of the business.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Hasin I. Ahmed

A good BI solution for big data work

2018-06-19

- Allowed me to query big data

Pros

Microstrategy has the ability to integrate with multiple data sources across the board from all channels of your companies data streams.

Cons

It is definitely not as easy to learn as tableu.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Great reporting and analytics tool!

2017-10-13

Pros

The dashboards and reports that MicroStrategies is able to produce are beautiful, insightful, actionable, and informative.

Cons

The setup can be cumbersome and the software did take awhile to learn. It's not incredibly intuitive like some of the programs I have used in the past, but the results are worth the efforts.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Pierre Andrieu

Great tool

2016-11-02

Best product in terms of self-service bi, vizualization, reporting and scalability !

Pros

Number of functionnalities compared to challenger

Cons

Before the v10, Microstrategy was late on specific topics but now they did the good investment for the future.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering MicroStrategy

Good strategy, good visibility and very strong product, happy to be a Microstrategy customer.

Source: Capterra
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Sajid Akhtar

A comprehensive but complex BI tool

2018-04-10

Pros

Microstrategy is a world leader when it comes to BI and analytics. The tool is great for large-scale deployments where many aspects of the business need to be considered.

Cons

While catering to all potential BI and analytics needs, Microstrategy seriously lacks when it comes to ease of use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Mohammed Sijarrey

Verified Reviewer

It's not bad

2018-06-06

Pros

Intelligent Cubes are the only unique feature I've seen it in this BI tool.

Cons

Dealing with SQL queries, and Microsoft Access was difficult, and probably result in an error. Even though the query was 100% correct. It generates wrong values for the query I used. I think I prefer another tool.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: GetApp
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