MicroStrategy announces new visualization widgets for improved data comprehension and decision making

Advanced Visualizations Include Data-driven Movies to Uncover Business Trends

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 27, 2008 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced the latest release of advanced visualization widgets for its Dynamic Enterprise Dashboards(TM).

MicroStrategy Dynamic Enterprise Dashboards enable large volumes of data to be displayed and understood in ways that cannot be accomplished with standard graph and table formats. MicroStrategy offers a library of advanced visualization widgets that present data in a highly visual and interactive manner to augment data comprehension and enhance decision making.

"MicroStrategy's advanced visualizations help C&S Wholesale Grocers communicate data-rich information more effectively to our users," said Christine Curtis, Vice President of Corporate Systems at C&S Wholesale Grocers. "Interactive graphs enable C&S users to quickly and easily find the information relevant to them."

MicroStrategy leverages Adobe(R) Flash(R) to incorporate visualization, interactivity, and animation into its widgets. For example, MicroStrategy's Interactive Bubble Graph widget allows time series data to be displayed as a data-driven movie, showing how data changes over time.

MicroStrategy customers can use Adobe(R) Flex(TM) 2 and Flex 3 to create their own MicroStrategy-compatible visualization widgets to include in dashboards and reports. Some of the newest advanced visualization widgets include:

-- The Bubble Grid widget, which enables users to plot metric values as bubbles of different colors and sizes within a grid

-- The Funnel widget, a variation of a stacked percent bar chart in a funnel shape, which is well-suited for a variety of business purposes, including pipeline analyses for sales forecasts and sales process analysis

-- The Waterfall widget, which displays a series of increments and decrements that users can modify to perform a scenario analysis on the data and identify causes for fluctuations in the business

"MicroStrategy dashboards deliver an engaging user experience that can improve data analysis and decision making," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy COO. "Our library of advanced visualizations has continued to grow, offering users new graphical ways to view their data."

To see a demonstration of MicroStrategy's Dynamic Enterprise Dashboards and the advanced visualization capabilities, 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 and MicroStrategy Dynamic Enterprise Dashboards are 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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