5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 11, 2016
Mobile capabilities are extremely powerful than going with native iOS code. Web with lot of adhoc options for end users is quite user-friendly if proper user training is provided. Latest VI analytic desktop dashboards is good though not comparatively better than Tableau or Qlik - it has its own PLUS
MicroStrategy is good for enterprise solution and they have proper vision in mind and keep coming up with new ideas every year w.r.t market trend
Few small enhancements could be fixed in faster pace
Make the use of complete BI tool features and provide more efforts on user training to improve the user experiences and tool scalabilities.
Good support for most cases. Sometimes the support resources doesn't take it in proper route..
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jun 2, 2016
Onsite support and dedicated account management team were very helpful.
MicroStrategy installation, administration and customization is probably best managed with dedicated support, especially during the initial months following deployment.
Dashboarding capabilities, albeit SME knowledge is required, to create beautiful dynamic reports.
The administration (user provisioning while integrated with a role/access management system) can be challenging and time-consuming.
Detailed POC's (vendor run) of new technologies especially while implementing two new solutions (MicroStrategy & Netezza).
Onsite support was helpful
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 10, 2016
The product has performed well and the company continues to provide innovations in their releases.
The product has integrated nicely with existing technologies and end user products.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Mar 16, 2016
We have implemented many mobile data applications using MicroStrategy and it has worked very well for us.
Do not upgrade to any version below 10.2
Mobile BI capabilities.
The developer tool is on very old technology and has too many settings that are hidden all over the place. They are migrated most of the "Developer" functionality into the HTML5 web version, but there are still many things you need the old Developer tool for.
Notified us of the issues they had to have known about with version 10.1
Wait for version 10.2 or higher. The amount of dashboards and reports we had revealed many bugs in their backend SQL engine and memory processing.
MicroStrategy is a great tool for us.
This is strictly for the attempted upgrade to 10.1 which failed. We are currently working with MSTR to upgarde to 10.2 or 10.3
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Mar 16, 2016
I inherited Microstrategy when I joined the company. I think other tools are much more limber and could meet the needs of a broader audience without dependence on the IT team.
Microstrategy is a good tool if you have the time and talent to build the underlying data model and metadata.
I disllke the heavy lifting required by an IT team to make the tool useful to the end user.
Offered a pricing model consistent with product use.
Evaluate a broader range of tools.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Mar 16, 2016
We had positive experience with the product and its services.
Explore the different features of MicroStrategy Cloud and Predictive Analytics offerings. Take a class with them.
Strong and scalable iOS and Android mobile support for reporting. Puts data into the hands of business decision makers.
Still lack of integration and adoption with real-time analytics tools such as Hadoop.
Give a more robust visualization.
We wanted to use prescriptive analytics and alogrithms in day to day activities and provide a more robust self-service platform. It was always about the people and the process first. People comes first, and the technology is supplemental.
2 out of 5.0, Reviewed Feb 25, 2016
Capabilities of product are generally good but fundamental considerations are not provided.
Do not underestimate the complexity of dealing with non star data schemas.
Some capability across many aspects, as you would expect when this is the only product they develop.
Inconsistent and confusing UI and fragmented interfaces - yes plural, to manage set ups, users, design, connections, configurations hierarchy etc.
Add security to the product as not all components support a secure connection.
Would request more time to perform an application assessment to develop reports from DB source to presentation layer, as well as better evaluate basic application considerations such as security, that were assumed, and application upgrade/patching. The vendor did not offer a trial version for self-assessment but did offer a POC to demonstrate product value. This is a good selling approach has it may include a purchase offer with initial consultation. However, during the assessment stage, it is tempting to only accept the vendor development for the proof of concept solution. This can hide complexity of development difficulties and these are not understood until a separate project is in development. Only then can the complete development from source database to presentation layer be completely understood. Also, do not assume that application security is consistent. It was found that some modules of the 10.2 version, and before do not support SSL authentication.
There are many broad capabilities to the product, and some of them work, but some are either complex to set up or then to support. The many fragmented modules of the envionment are inconsistent with the operation. Some aspects take 8 clicks to get to the point of configuration. Documentation needs an overhaul.
Product documentation is poorly laid out and support team are generally slow.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 2, 2015
Made emailing and alerting easier. Overall Satisfied.
Have a good understanding of that will be required from the product in 2-3 years, and of all unexpected ways of using the tool that your clients will come up with.
Visual Insight. Conferences are excellent.
Made emailing and alerting easier.
More training upfront.
Internal integration/performance challenges.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 9, 2015
Timely accomplished the project.
ETL and modeling is the most important thing to be taken care of in case of future changes.
Organizational file report structure.
Put more specialized people in the field.
Cut some requirements. It was a huge project.
On the top.
Integration with Oracle ETL Tool.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 8, 2015
Good on-going working relationship allows access to advance releases and information. Professional services have been largely positive although administration has been problematic at times.
Be clear on what level of BI maturity the organisation is at. Microstrategy has a far more competitive data discovery tool (Visual insight) and it may make sense to introduce this first as a prototyping approach rather than build dynamic document output first.
Although there is a learning curve, the integrated nature of the platform supports a consistent learning cycle for staff which reduces our TCO.
Some of the look and feel out of the box is still a bit behind competitors, however version 10 has improved this dramatically.
Threre is a lot more clarity in software offerings now than when we first procured, so Microstrategy have acted on our biggest gripe!
Related but not reflective of Microstrategy we would be clearer in what our success metrics would be and engage with more key end users to deliver faster outputs. We wasted resource by not having business agreement on all developments.
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