MicroStrategy's Report Services product rated 'excellent' by leading industry analyst firm

MicroStrategy 9 Offers New Self-service Reporting Features for Business Users

MCLEAN, Va., April 14, 2009 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that MicroStrategy's Report Services product was rated 'Excellent' by Gartner, Inc. in its recent report, Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence Reporting(1). The Critical Capabilities report is a comparative analysis which scores competing products against a set of critical differentiators identified by Gartner. To view the entire Gartner report, compliments of MicroStrategy, visit

"MicroStrategy's powerful reporting platform is designed for business user productivity, with an intuitive, user-friendly Web interface," said MicroStrategy's COO, Sanju Bansal. "We have recently released a significantly enhanced version of our software, MicroStrategy 9. MicroStrategy 9 offers compelling new reporting functionality that puts even more control in the hands of business people to access the information they need without relying on support from IT personnel."

MicroStrategy's enterprise reporting engine delivers a full range of report formats, including dashboards, scorecards, financial reports, customer invoices and statements, and highly detailed operational reports. Some of the new MicroStrategy 9 reporting features allow people to:

Develop reporting applications in less than one day

Build reports with easy-to-use templates and tools that are intuitive to Microsoft Office users

Deliver time-critical business information to colleagues with automated exception reports

Assemble report data from any source across the company with new Multi-source ROLAP functionality

Present reports in the local language of the business user viewing the information

Make faster decisions by interactively exploring cause-and-effect on any data with performance dashboards

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 9, and MicroStrategy Report Services 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.

About the Gartner Critical Capabilities Report

The Critical Capabilities report is copyrighted February 18, 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Critical Capabilities report is a comparative analysis which scores competing products against a set of critical differentiators identified by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Critical Capabilities report, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(1) Gartner, Inc. "Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence Reporting" by James Richardson, Kurt Schlegel, Rita L. Sallam, Feb. 18, 2009

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