3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 17, 2016
They have a great product, but the expertise that shown was not the best. They need to teach best practices to use their technology
Be careful about the expertise of the technicians who deploy the solution
The usability and extensibility
The expertise of the vendor technicians
Put the best assets working on the implementation
Deploy the solution with a partner, or with a technician of the provider with expertise in the solution, and able to leverage the implementation with best practices.
Weakness in the expertise showned by the technicians who work with us
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 16, 2016
Product is good but as they integrate new acquisition functionality they do not guarantee continuation of a current product (e.g. Narrowcast Server) if the functionality is available in one of their competing offerings.
Get support in writing up front.
Good reporting, many features.
Difficulty integrating cleanly with Sharepoint.
Provided better guarantees of support for current product offerings even if your organization does not commit to an upgrade path.
Not use MicroStrategy and use a report service that more easily integrates with Sharepoint
Integrates well with our datamarts, and provides beautiful reports even with our Sharepoint app although integration is difficult.
Helpful when management brought in to direct tech support. Focused on future sales
Product integrates well with our Java apps but less so with Microsoft Sharepoint app
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jun 2, 2016
The product is mature and has a single metadata layer where report logics can be stored in. The mobile offering is strong, so is document/dashboard creation. However, visual analysis and exploration are still lacking compared to competitors.
Make sure to have the expertise in-house.
The SQL generation engine and robust schema layer. The security framework is also very comprehensive and integrates with the enterprise really well.
Visual exploration capability.
Nothing from the implementation side, but we wish the visual discovery tool is more robust.
Budget time and development resources for schema/metadata layer development. Have a stable data model before taking on report and schema development. Have a strong MicroStrategy architect in the team and support him or her with people who are well verged in the business.
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Mar 16, 2016
Product is still in its infancy with great promises. v10
Perform a more due-diligence and get the MS expert in house with our use cases.