Sherwin-Williams chooses MicroStrategy for reporting and analysis across 3,325 retail stores

McLean, Va., March 4, 2008 -– MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) has selected the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform™ for reporting and analysis across its 3,325 Paint Stores. The Sherwin-Williams Company is the largest producer of paints and coatings in the United States.

Sherwin-Williams plans to use MicroStrategy to help employees improve sales and business performance. MicroStrategy was selected by Sherwin-Williams because of its self-service reporting capabilities and 64-bit performance. “We wanted a BI platform that was easy to maintain and provided the scalability to support our growing user population,” said Emiro Uribe, Manager Systems Development, The Sherwin-Williams Company.

“We are pleased to welcome Sherwin-Williams as a new MicroStrategy customer,” said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy’s COO. “Leading companies around the globe are choosing MicroStrategy to gain enhanced visibility into their business performance. MicroStrategy’s integrated BI platform seamlessly delivers user-friendly reports, scorecards, and dashboards that are valuable tools for identifying key trends and making analytically-based business decisions.”

About The Sherwin-Williams Company

Founded in 1866, the Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. The Company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams(R), Dutch Boy(R), Krylon(R), Minwax(R), Thompson's(R) Water Seal(R), and many more. With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin-Williams(R) branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of 3,325 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company's other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors throughout North America. The Sherwin-Williams Global Group distributes a wide range of products in more than 30 countries around the world. For more information, visit .

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

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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