MicroStrategy Analytics Features

MicroStrategy Analytics

Comprehensive platform for enterprise analytics and mobility

4.21/5 (48 reviews)

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Activity Dashboard
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Credential Management
Customizable Branding
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Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Analysis
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Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Automated Scheduling
Benchmarking
Cataloging/Categorization
Collaboration Tools
Credential Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Blending
Data Cleansing
Data Connectors
Data Discovery
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Data Synchronization
Data Visualization
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ETL
Electronic Signature
Employee Management
Employee Profiles
Employee Self Service
Financial Reporting
Forecasting
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Functions/Calculations
GPS
Geographic Maps
KPI Monitoring
Key Performance Indicators
Marketing Reports
Mobile Access
Mobile Dashboards
Mobile Workforce Control
Modeling & Simulation
OLAP
Offline Access
Performance Metrics
Predictive Analytics
Private Dashboards
Profitability Analysis
Public Dashboards
Publishing / Sharing
Quantitative Analysis
RFID Scanning
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real-time Updates
Relational Display
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
SSL Security
Sales Reports
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Scorecards
Search/Filter
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MicroStrategy Analytics Feature Reviews

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

Anonymous
(Gambling & Casinos company, 10001+ employees)

An Intuitive BI Tool For Building And Deploying Powerful Analytics

2020-09-27

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mário P.

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

2019-02-22

Reports to stackholders.

Pros

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.

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

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Abhijit D.

Reporting made easy for the business user.

2017-06-10

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

Pros

The option to share and schedule reports helps to be on top of business, across multiple users and teams.

Cons

The app could use some UI modernization.

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Saurabh A.

Microstrategy

2019-10-22

Its pretty easy and compatible product to learn and my client used it extensively for Reporting and Dashboard

Pros

Excellent User Interface Lot of Drag and Drop features so new Users can learn this pretty easily Lot of default virtualization and dashboards are present

Cons

Data cache memory is not large enough to hold terabytes of data Join across different databases is not straighforward

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Biotechnology company, 1001-5000 employees)

A well organized and useful software that could use some aesthetic improvement

2019-04-02

MicroStrategy is a powerful analytic tool that we use to pull anything from lab data to customer service performance stats.

Pros

I use this software to run reports on DNA samples that I process at my job.

Cons

The only room for improvement is the web design. Adding some colors, bigger icons, and reorganizing the display of options would make it easier on the eyes and brain and more delightful to use.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Eduardo C.

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.

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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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Bill T.

Next Version?

2019-07-02

We use Microstrategy to create demonstration dashboards for our our analytics software.

Pros

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

Setting up dashboard frames to fit various screen sizes is a little complicated.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Dan N.

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
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Gökhan C.

Good presentation but it is slow

2019-08-26

It is good for weekly usage but slow for daily usage

Pros

Visual effects and graphics were brilliant

Cons

But it processeed data very slowly getting a report for an analysis was time consuming

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Henrijs J.

Clumsy BI tool

2020-09-09

I have had experience with 5 top tier BI tools and Microstrategy was the poorest (still its better than not top tier tools)

Pros

Speed of the software when loading multiple dashboards are great once everything has been properly defined.

Cons

Design is outdated a bit Hard for end user to learn how to make ad-hoc reports for themselves

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Sara C.

A Million Applications

2019-05-08

Pros

It let's me slice and dice data from a variety of sources into user friendly dashboards and reports.

Cons

Building a new dashboard can be tedious but I'm not a programmer by trade.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1-10 employees)

In-depth Product, Great for Enterprise, Too Heavy for Small Business

2019-03-08

I have used most major components of the tool for business intelligence and reporting projects at large organizations and the users have been satisfied.

Pros

It also has a strong analytical engine.

Cons

It is not easy to architect a project without having specific training of the tool. It is fairly complex for developers.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sri Ramani B.

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.

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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 s.

Great tool, free desktop was a bonus!

2016-12-13

The free desktop version also allowed folks to analyze excel and other data sources. this gave them some useful utility to look their own data and seeing trends.

Pros

The free desktop tool, also had a good guide and videos to get started.

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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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Juan N.

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.

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering MicroStrategy Analytics

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.

Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Helpful tool for Business Analytics

2018-12-05

I used it for about 1 year while I was working for Business Analytics.

Pros

Its very easy to create metrics and use them in different reports.

Cons

Get small bugs that really trouble sometimes. Also, the customer support is not very robust. There are forums but cannot find trusted answers to all the problem-related queries.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Becca P.

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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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

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

It is compatible with most data sources with connectors.

Cons

It should be improved data export functionality.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Nathan H.

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

It was difficult for our team to make updates to the dashboards when requested by our clients.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Tim B.

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

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Automotive company, 10001+ employees)

A very comprehensive data analysis tool

2019-02-05

Pros

This is a very powerful software that allows us to manipulate mountains of data into usable reports.

Cons

It's not a very intuitive user interface, and can be very difficult to figure out the best way to accomplish a certain look for the reports you're generating.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Sean M.

Numbers mean everything

2018-09-05

Pros

I enjoy having the ability to run custom reports that help me understand how my staff is behaving on the phones. Exporting that data is a breeze, overall a great product.

Cons

It can be intimidating for new users, better integration of help functions would be appreciated.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Hasin I.

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
(Automotive company, 10001+ employees)

BI Analytics Reporting Tool

2018-10-13

Pros

We are also able to provide links so the user can export the reports to excel so they can further filter the information as needed.

Cons

Our customers would like to be able to subscribe to receive scheduled emails of their dashboards versus having to login to our portal to view the information.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Management Consulting company, 10001+ employees)

Solid BI tool for enterprise wide reporting but resource intensive (both cost and initial setup)

2019-01-22

Pros

- Full of advanced features like data storage in MicroStrategy cubes for faster reporting times, advanced grouping and filtering, ability to write your own SQL in the backend, ability to customize using SDK interface - MicroStrategy Mobile is game changer.

Cons

- Initial setup takes time (If you compare with Tableau, etc, the setup of MicroStrategy is much more time intensive).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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