MicroStrategy Report Services Wins Praise From Business Intelligence Systems Integration Specialists

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 12, 2004 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that numerous business intelligence consultants and systems integrators have endorsed MicroStrategy Report Services(TM). MicroStrategy Report Services provides content-rich, user- friendly reports that can enrich existing business intelligence applications and ease the creation of new ones.

MicroStrategy Report Services can deliver scorecards to executives, 'managed metrics' reports to business-unit leaders, business performance reports to divisional managers, operational reports to all personnel, and invoices and statements to external consumers. In addition, MicroStrategy Report Services is designed to let users create and share any type of enterprise report they desire, to create the perfect report without programming or outside help; delivers reports to any user touchpoint; and is fully integrated with the rest of the award-winning MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform(TM).

"MicroStrategy Report Services is already winning high praise for its ability to deliver the wide range of enterprise report types that companies need, in addition to expanding the strategic benefits of business intelligence software further and deeper into an enterprise than before," said MicroStrategy's COO Sanju Bansal. "With the support of leading business intelligence consultants and systems integrators, we're excited to offer our customers business intelligence solutions that combine powerful business analytics and superior reporting." Consultants and systems integrators that have expressed their support for MicroStrategy Report Services include:


"Unlike other enterprise reporting products, MicroStrategy Report Services enables us to offer our customers scorecards, managed metrics and banded reports out-of-box. For the IT professional, MicroStrategy Report Services is integrated into the MicroStrategy BI Platform enabling centralized administration for even the largest applications." Paul Olimpo, Assistant Director of Business Intelligence, Anexinet


"We evaluated MicroStrategy Report Services and we think highly of it," said Naeem Raza, President and CEO at Annams Systems Corporation. "Based on our evaluation, the product can deliver scorecards to executives, 'managed metric' reports to business unit leaders, business performance reports to line-of-business managers, operational reports to all personnel, and invoices and statements to external consumers. With MicroStrategy Report Services, we expect to see more of our customers standardizing on MicroStrategy for all of their BI applications."

Atlantic Intelligence

"With version 7.5, MicroStrategy rounds out their BI platform and will enable our customers to deliver information to more types of users than ever before. MicroStrategy Report Services looks like the perfect complement to their existing platform. We find their product easy to use for departmental applications while retaining scalability for enterprise-wide deployments." Brook Detterman, President, Atlantic Intelligence


"When we tested the product, we found that MicroStrategy Report Services deployed easily over the Internet without downloads and delivered pixel- perfect and print-perfect reporting. The interface will be easy to use for all of our customers to use and allows us to offer them completely flexible layout and formatting for their business reporting needs." Justin Langseth, CTO & Co-Founder, Claraview


"MicroStrategy's platform has been setting the market standard for industrial-strength business intelligence," said Paula Fretter, VP Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence at Covansys. "Now, with the outstanding MicroStrategy Report Services, many more business decision-makers than ever before are going to get much better insight into their critical operations, allowing them to understand what is happening at an easy glance."


"We're impressed with MicroStrategy Report Services, MicroStrategy's newest product," said Mack Pasham, Manager-BI at Hexaware Technologies. "It is fully integrated with the MicroStrategy business intelligence platform, dramatically lowering the learning curve as users demand both reporting and analysis. With this product, MicroStrategy offers the best report writing capabilities on the market. It allows organizations to create highly formatted reports in both print and electronic forms, and disseminate them to a client base."


"After testing Report Services with our customers, we believe MicroStrategy offers the most flexible and scalable report writing capabilities on the market. MicroStrategy customers can now create highly formatted reports in both print and electronic forms, and disseminate them across the enterprise." Chris Jordan, Senior Partner, iOLAP


"MicroStrategy Report Services' ability to generate pixel-perfect reports makes large volumes of critical business data easy to consume for large user communities. It's easy to build any kind of enterprise report imaginable quickly and with powerful analytics," said Arun Gollapudi, CEO, Systech Solutions.

Thinkfast Consulting

"Compared to other enterprise reporting products, we found that MicroStrategy Report Services offered a truly flexible design interface to our customers. Companies who choose MicroStrategy Report Services can design boardroom quality reports by simply dragging-and-dropping report components. We were particularly impressed with the way MicroStrategy has integrated both traditional banded report writing for optimized operational reporting, and zone-based report design that is ideally suited for scorecards and dashboards." Mark Cawi, Director, MicroStrategy Practice, ThinkFast Consulting, Inc.

Vallence Solutions

"MicroStrategy is the only architecture that offers a seamless user experience covering scorecards, reporting, cube analysis, ad hoc analysis, and information delivery," said John Canetta, President at Vallence Solutions. "We like the fact that MicroStrategy Report Services users can easily navigate to different styles of BI. Furthermore, users have unprecedented control of their reporting environment through the use of run-time prompting, through end-user controlled distribution services, and through user preferences that tailor each user's interface."

About MicroStrategy Incorporated

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a worldwide leader in the increasingly critical business intelligence software market. Leading Fortune 2000 companies are integrating MicroStrategy's industrial-strength software into virtually all facets of their businesses. The MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform(TM) distills vast amounts of data into vital, probing insight to help drive cost-efficiency, productivity, customer relations and revenue-generation. MicroStrategy offers exceptional capabilities -- excellent scalability, powerful analytics, user-friendly query and reporting features and an outstanding, easy-to-use Web interface. Top companies are using MicroStrategy to cost-effectively harness large, multi-terabyte databases; empower thousands of employees at all operational levels; and extend the benefits of business intelligence enterprise-wide and beyond to customers, partners and suppliers.

MicroStrategy has over 2,300 enterprise-class customers, including General Motors, Best Buy, Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, Yahoo!, Visa International, Wells Fargo, Telecom Italia, AT&T Wireless Group and Aventis. MicroStrategy also has relationships with over 500 systems integrators and application development and platform partners, including IBM, PeopleSoft, Sun and HP. MicroStrategy is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol MSTR. For more information or to purchase or demo MicroStrategy's software, visit MicroStrategy's Web site at http://www.microstrategy.com.

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