MapInfo and MicroStrategy deliver location-enabled business intelligence

Provides Greater Insight into Operational Data to Better Identify New Market Opportunities and Build Customer Loyalty

MCLEAN, Va., and TROY, N.Y., Sept. 14, 2004 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced a new strategic alliance with MapInfo(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: MAPS), a leading global provider of location- intelligence solutions for the enterprise. The solution integrates MapInfo's sophisticated geographic querying and visualization capabilities with MicroStrategy's business intelligence (BI) platform, and allows organizations to efficiently monitor, report and analyze their enterprise data.

With the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform(TM) and MapInfo technology, customers now have the added capability of location analysis integrated seamlessly through a unified, easy-to-use Web interface that delivers a full range of enterprise reports and analytics. Users are able to both query and visualize operational data geographically, helping to increase profitability and enhance customer intimacy. MicroStrategy's industrial- strength business intelligence platform extends high-value enterprise reporting and analysis to mass users.

"This was an alliance driven by our joint customer needs, as many of our customers are already using MicroStrategy to anchor their BI applications. This integration extends the functionality of MicroStrategy by providing a bi- directional geographic interface allowing users to move in and out of the data, flipping back and forth between the map and report. The impact of this is that we are enabling companies to add the dimension of location, thus expanding the effective power of their business intelligence solutions," said Michael Hickey, COO at MapInfo. "This will help them develop key insight, previously missing from their BI applications, such as identifying new market opportunities, uncovering location driven customer issues that will allow them to build stronger customer loyalty and increasing operational efficiencies by better managing key assets versus customer locations."

"MicroStrategy prides itself in aligning with technology leaders like MapInfo," said MicroStrategy's COO Sanju Bansal. "By increasing the MicroStrategy portfolio with proven, highly integrated technology from the leading provider of location intelligence, we can expand our overall market reach, ultimately strengthening our leadership position in the business- intelligence space."

About MapInfo

MapInfo Corporation is a global company that integrates software, data and services to help customers realize greater value from location-based information and drive more insightful decisions. MapInfo solutions are available in 20 languages through a network of strategic partners and distribution channels in 60 countries. Headquartered in Troy, NY, MapInfo Corporation is on the World Wide Web at

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 2,800 enterprise-class customers, including General Motors, 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, HP, and Teradata, a division of NCR. 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

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 7, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, MicroStrategy Report Services, MicroStrategy Office, and MicroStrategy 7i 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.

MapInfo Of Note

This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties. Any statement not a statement of historical fact is a forward- looking statement, including without limitation statements concerning demand for and benefits of MapInfo products and integration of MapInfo products with existing solutions. Actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those factors contained in the Company's most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the heading "Factors Affecting Future Performance." MapInfo takes no responsibility to update any forward-looking statements.

This press release may include statements that may constitute "forward- looking statements," including its estimates of future business prospects or financial results and statements containing the words "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect" or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of MicroStrategy Incorporated and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company") to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that could contribute to such differences include: the ability of the Company to implement and achieve widespread customer acceptance of its MicroStrategy 7i and MicroStrategy Report Services software on a timely basis; the Company's ability to recognize deferred revenue through delivery of products or satisfactory performance of services; continued acceptance of the Company's products in the marketplace; the timing of significant orders; delays in the Company's ability to develop or ship new products; market acceptance of new products; competitive factors; general economic conditions; currency fluctuations; and other risks detailed in the Company's registration statements and periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.

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Liz Kelley Smeds,
MicroStrategy Incorporated

Angela Girard
MapInfo Corporation

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