MicroStrategy’s award-winning Business Intelligence software is now available in a convenient reporting suite, designed for departments to start building and using reports quickly and easily… and at no charge.MicroStrategy Reporting Suite allows to quickly develop and deliver a state-of-the-art reporting application. As part of the MicroStrategy 9 architecture, MicroStrategy Reporting Suite solves your current reporting needs and builds a foundation for the evolving needs of your department and organization. MicroStrategy Reporting Suite includes everything organizations need to develop, deploy, and leverage a departmental BI reporting application for up to 100 named users for free. This reporting package lets you present your data in wide variety of attractive and useful outputs, from operational reports with tabular grids to p professional graphs and data visualizations – all with a range of great interactivity and world-class analytics.
10 Features that makes it attractive for business
1. Easy to use
In a recent Gartner study, MicroStrategy was the top performer in the following key categories: Ease of Use for End Users, Ease of Use for Developers, Data Volume Support, Complex Interactive Reporting, and High Quality Portable Output.
2. Fast to install and deploy
In less than one day, you can install and develop your first reports.
3. Large development community, Microstrategy support
Hundreds of engineers are dedicated to developing and fine-tuning the MicroStrategy Reporting Suite. In addition, application developers in Fortune 500 companies provide us with feedback to improve the usefulness of our products. Recommendations from this community of developers at the forefront of data warehousing and reporting are highly valued at MicroStrategy. Also they provide online video guides, 200+ hours of online courseware, a Quick Start Guide, thousands of pages of documentation, a 24/7 online technical knowledge repository, and 60 days of email technical support…all at no charge.
4. Better than open source
Unlike some code in open source reporting products, MicroStrategy’s code is 100% safe and secure. We understand that many companies restrict the use of open source products to protect themselves from legal issues that can arise from misappropriated code. MicroStrategy supports the open source movement, ensuring that our products are optimized for open source operating systems (Linux), databases (mySQL and PostgreSQL), Web servers (Apache HTTP Server), and application servers (Apache Tomcat and JBoss). It’s important to note that open source BI products are not as mature as those from commercial vendors and they require more developer and administrator expertise, which increases the total cost of ownership.
5. Extensive network of experienced implementation partners
If you need additional expertise or resources, there’s an extensive worldwide network of resellers, consultants, and contractors who can help you develop MicroStrategy-based applications. Whether you’re looking for a global implementation partner like Accenture, HP, Infosys, or Capgemini, or a small specialty BI practice, rest assured that there are many resources for your application development needs.
6. Proven in thousands of real-world deployments
Thousands of companies already use the products in the MicroStrategy Reporting Suite for a wide variety of reporting and analytic applications. In fact, over 1,000,000 business people around the world use MicroStrategy Reporting Suite components to find the answers to their most pressing business questions.
7. Supports both departmental and enterprise BI applications
You don’t need separate products or technologies to support both small departmental and large enterprise BI. MicroStrategy can scale from the smallest reporting projects to the world’s most advanced enterprise BI applications. Best of all, by using MicroStrategy’s metadata migration tools, you can grow and merge your departmental islands of BI into a consolidated enterprise BI infrastructure.
8. Flexibility to add more named users and additional reporting capabilities
MicroStrategy Reporting Suite is feature rich with capabilities to access multiple BI applications, run reports, answer prompts, view data as grids or graphs, sort and drill into data, and export data into PDFs, Excel, or text files. Many projects won’t require more capabilities than what MicroStrategy Reporting Suite already provides. But when you’re ready for advanced dashboards, mobile phone support, or integration with Microsoft Office, MicroStrategy offers a comprehensive suite of products to support the expansion of your BI environment.
9. Increase the value of your BI with built-in advanced and predictive analytics
In addition to revealing what happened in your business, BI products should help you understand why and predict what will happen next. Much more than a simple reporting tool, MicroStrategy Reporting Suite includes OLAP capabilities that allow you to drill into and interactively ‘slice and dice’ data for greater insights, along with dozens of predictive functions to show you what is likely to happen next.
10. Solely focused on Business Intelligence
MicroStrategy Reporting Suite provides you with premium reporting capabilities at no cost. We are solely focused on Business Intelligence software, without any of the distractions that face the conglomerate vendors in the market.