MicroStrategy announces availability of inexpensive business reporting software

Reporting Packages Deliver Scalable Business Reporting at Dramatically Lower Prices

MCLEAN, Va., April 19, 2006 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced the availability of four new low-cost reporting software packages. These packages are attractively-priced bundles of existing MicroStrategy products designed to deliver Pixel-Perfect(TM) reporting to business users, with prices starting as low as $150 per named user.

MicroStrategy is known for its scalable, feature-rich business intelligence product line suitable for both business users and data analysts. The new reporting packages, which are priced 30% - 70% lower than MicroStrategy's full-featured a la carte products, give report consumers the reporting features they require and take full advantage of MicroStrategy's outstanding scalability and industrial-strength reliability.

With these low-cost reporting packages, customers can economically deploy reporting applications to thousands of users against terabytes of data. The MicroStrategy reporting packages are well-suited for customers considering reporting packages from Business Objects or Cognos, who are concerned about the scalability, reliability, and the seamless integration of reporting and analytics in these products. Existing MicroStrategy customers who want to fully leverage their investment in order to deliver reports economically to large business user populations will also find these packages attractive.

"At Chuck Latham Associates, we have 'large company' requirements on a tight budget," said Bobby Brown, IT Director of Chuck Latham Associates. "MicroStrategy's reporting packages enable us to implement enterprise-level reporting without the larger price tag that is typically associated with this type of business intelligence solution."

Since the metadata is 100% compatible with MicroStrategy's full-featured product line, companies can leverage all of their reporting project investments including report definitions, security definitions, user roles, and user privileges, if and when they migrate to MicroStrategy's full-featured products.

"The new reporting bundles nicely combine multiple products into one bundle, both simplifying the purchasing process and reducing the price point over the previous a la carte or server-based, clock-speed pricing options," said Cindi Howson, President of ASK and author of BIScorecard product reviews. "MicroStrategy is known for its ability to handle some of the most demanding BI applications with large data and user scalability requirements, and these reporting packages enable companies to start with the precise features needed for report consumers and then expand their reporting capabilities as their BI initiatives dictate."

"MicroStrategy's new report-centric packages offer reporting features comparable to Crystal Reports, but with greater data and user scalability," said MicroStrategy COO, Sanju Bansal. "Companies can take advantage of these attractively-priced reporting packages as they build their initial BI applications or expand reporting capabilities to more users across their enterprise."

About MicroStrategy

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at

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