MicroStrategy is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) software that simplifies the process of data mining and visualization. It places business intelligence in the hands of its users with its drag-and-drop interface, removing the need to rely on IT personnel or learning to code in order to create comprehensive analyses and reports. In this review, we cover user reviews and pricing. Ready to try MicroStrategy? Get a free trial.
What MicroStrategy Does Well
Users who gave Microstrategy a positive review said that the platform is a world leader in the field of business intelligence. Many users agree that the tool is great in handling large-scale deployments, especially since it has a user-friendly interface.
“I think the user interface is easy to learn for normal users even if they have not used analytics software before. There are three ways to do most things (navigation bar on left, main screen icons, or the M menu). There are 2 Top Level Folders for reports (Shared Reports and My Reports) which make it easy to find reports, especially when combined with the Search features available. I love the ability to easily and quickly schedule any reports to automatically run (print, email, etc.).”
– Holly French
What MicroStrategy Does Not Do Well
Users who gave MicroStrategy a negative review complained that the software has a steep learning curve. Some users said that the software’s website lacks product documentation, making it a bit lackluster compared to its competitors.
“The software can be quite slow to launch and to use with large data sets. They could also provide more training video or resources.”
– Robby Tabuchi
MicroStrategy’s pricing is not readily available on their website. However, according to a third-party site, pricing starts at $600/named user and $300,000/CPU core for their Web and Mobile plans. Interested users may contact their sales team to request for a customized quotation.
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Check out the list below of some of MicroStrategy’s features:
- Advanced and Predictive Analytics
- Self-Service Analytics
- Business Intelligence
- Big Data Solutions
- 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
How many users can a CPU Core License support?
Where can I learn how to use MicroStrategy?
Here is a list of some of MicroStrategy’s popular integrations:
- Salesforce Sales Cloud
- Microsoft Office 365
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word
- Aspect CSP Pro