Loading product reviews...

enterprise-reporting-based-platforms microstrategy All Markets > Enterprise-Reporting Based Platforms (Traditional Business Intelligence)

MicroStrategy

3.3 out of 5.0 (3 ratings)

Reviews Distribution

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
We don't have any qualitative reviews for this vendor yet


View other vendors in this market
We have aggregated ratings data on MicroStrategy but all of our reviewers have opted out of sharing their qualitative review feedback. In certain cases we allow reviewers to withhold their qualitative review feedback from public view, in order to protect their confidentiality.
  • 3 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): MicroStrategy Version 10

    Good product, support very revenue focused.

    Overall Comment

    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.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Get support in writing up front.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Good reporting, many features.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Difficulty integrating cleanly with Sharepoint.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Provided better guarantees of support for current product offerings even if your organization does not commit to an upgrade path.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Not use MicroStrategy and use a report service that more easily integrates with Sharepoint

    Product capabilities - overall comment

    Integrates well with our datamarts, and provides beautiful reports even with our Sharepoint app although integration is difficult.

    Service & support - overall comment

    Helpful when management brought in to direct tech support. Focused on future sales

    Integration & Deployment - Overall comment

    Product integrates well with our Java apps but less so with Microsoft Sharepoint app


  • 4 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): MicroStrategy Version 10

    Powerful end-to-end BI solution, visual exploration still needs work

    Overall Comment

    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.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Make sure to have the expertise in-house.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    The SQL generation engine and robust schema layer. The security framework is also very comprehensive and integrates with the enterprise really well.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Visual exploration capability.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Nothing from the implementation side, but we wish the visual discovery tool is more robust.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    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

    Product(s): MicroStrategy Version 10

    Looked promising but usage becomes cumbersome when serious reports/dashboards get built.

    Overall Comment

    Product is still in its infancy with great promises. v10

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Perform a more due-diligence and get the MS expert in house with our use cases.


Ratings Overview

1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Evaluation & Contracting

Overall rating of product evaluation and contract negotiation

(2)
3.0

Ability to understand your organization's needs

(3)
3.3

Timely and complete response to product questions

(2)
3.0

Pricing and contract flexibility (pricing and terms)

(2)
3.5
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Integration & Deployment

Overall rating of integration and deployment

(3)
3.3

How long did your deployment take?

0 - 3 months (<3)

3 - 6 months (<6)

6 - 9 months (<9)


Availability of quality 3rd-party resources (integrators, service providers, etc.)

(3)
3.7

Ease of integration using standard APIs and tools

(2)
3.5

Quality and availability of end-user training

(3)
3.7

Ease of deployment

(3)
3.7
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Service & Support

Overall rating of service and support

(3)
3.7

Did you purchase a support package from vendor?

Yes

No


Timeliness of vendor's response

(3)
3.7

Was the support package worth it?

Yes

No


Quality of technical support

(3)
3.3

Quality of peer user community

(3)
3.3
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Product Capabilities

Overall rating of product capabilities

(3)
3.7

Mobile Exploration and Authoring

(2)
4.5

Analytics Dashboards

(2)
4.0

Ease of use to deploy and administer

(3)
4.0

Ease of use for content authors

(3)
3.3

Ease of use for content consumers

(3)
3.0

Publishing Analytic Content

(3)
3.7

Embedding Analytic Content

(2)
3.5

Governance and Metadata Management

(2)
4.0

Data Source Connectivity

(3)
4.3

Security and Use Administration

(2)
4.0

Cloud BI

(2)
3.5

BI Platform Administration

(2)
3.5

Traditional OLAP Analysis

(2)
4.5

Traditional Ad-hoc Query

(2)
4.5
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Additional Context

What was the nature of your involvement?

Development/Integration

Analytics Team Leader

Analytics User

Application Lead

Functional Assessment

Technical Assessment

User Training

Vendor Management


What other vendors were considered? Multiple responses allowed.

Birst

Microsoft

MicroStrategy

TIBCO Software

Other...


In which region(s) did your deployment take place? Multiple responses allowed.

North America