MicroStrategy announces free reporting software package for departmental business intelligence applications
MCLEAN, Va., June 10, 2009 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced a free reporting software package for departmental BI applications. MicroStrategy Reporting Suite enables companies to use MicroStrategy's integrated BI platform to develop and deploy premium, Web-based reporting applications, at no cost.
With this compelling new reporting package, MicroStrategy has eliminated cost and time impediments for departments and workgroups to initiate new reporting applications. Business users can simply visit the MicroStrategy Reporting Suite Web site, http://www.microstrategy.com/freereportingsoftware, download the free software, and begin building their reporting applications, all in the same day.
MicroStrategy's easy-to-use reporting software enables business users to quickly create the reports they need to gain critical insights into business data and make timely, analytically-based decisions. Users can view data in detailed tabular grid reports, graph data to analyze information quickly, drill-down to investigate root causes, make ad hoc queries, manage business performance with arithmetic and statistical metrics, and export data to Excel and PDF. When reporting requirements expand, companies can purchase licenses for more advanced report presentation, more interactivity, and additional BI users.
MicroStrategy Reporting Suite gives companies an easy entry point for initiating small, departmental reporting applications, along with a seamless path to build and expand BI deployments without creating independent silos of BI. Some departmental reporting tools create individual islands of BI that cannot be integrated into the larger BI system, resulting in inconsistent data and undermining the system's credibility. With MicroStrategy, organizations can efficiently merge departmental applications into a cohesive BI environment to ensure data consistency across the enterprise.
Leading Industry Analysts Comment on the MicroStrategy Reporting Suite:
Rita L. Sallam, Research Director, Gartner Inc.
Gartner's Research Director Rita Sallam recently evaluated the MicroStrategy Reporting Suite. To learn more about Gartner's findings and how you can benefit from this new software package, visit www.microstrategy.com/GartnerVol3 to read the complete report.
Cindi Howson, Founder, BIScorecard
"Given the product capabilities, migration path, and support, it seems like a deal too good to be true... The appealing aspect [of the MicroStrategy Reporting Suite free offering] is that it provides customers with an easy entree into BI, without that entree being a total throw away. If customers later want to add dashboards or multi-source, for example, they don't have to start over or migrate to a new product as is often the case with many departmental BI tools."
Wayne Eckerson, Director, TDWI Research
"MicroStrategy recently created a major stir in the industry by offering its fully functional MicroStrategy Reporting Suite for up to 100 business users at no charge! This bold move will allow MicroStrategy to change the market perception that it only offers high-end BI tools, expand its footprint into smaller applications, and thereby grow the number of companies it does business with."
Mark Smith, CEO and EVP Research, Ventana Research
"MicroStrategy is dramatically simplifying the adoption of enterprise strength reporting by providing organizations the ability to download and quickly deploy a set of free reporting software that is easy to use. By providing departments and workgroups with a reporting package that is quick and easy to deploy, MicroStrategy allows organizations to start small and easily transition to more advanced and sophisticated BI applications as their needs grow beyond their initial deployment and require more robust analytics."
Boris Evelson, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
"Now MicroStrategy is taking the concept of free BI one step further. MicroStrategy announced that it is making its Release 9 software available for up to 100 users/consumers of info at no cost! Now that's a whole different story. Now we are talking about not just individual components, but a complete BI solution. We are also not talking about a small use case for just testing groups or QA or prototyping. With 100 users you can roll a BI application out for free to a whole department in a large enterprise or to a small business." Excerpt from April 17, 2009 Forrester Blog: http://blogs.forrester.com/information_management/2009/04/free-bi-is-still-no-free-lunch.html
The MicroStrategy Reporting Suite Includes the Following:
Up to 100 named user licenses of the MicroStrategy Reporting Suite: MicroStrategy Intelligence Server and MicroStrategy Web Reporter - with a 1 CPU limit
Two named user licenses of development software: MicroStrategy Desktop and MicroStrategy Architect
Two named user licenses of many of MicroStrategy's most popular products and services: MicroStrategy Web Analyst and Professional, MicroStrategy Mobile, MicroStrategy Office, MicroStrategy Report Services, MicroStrategy Distribution Services, and MicroStrategy OLAP Services
Free online support, which includes access to MicroStrategy's extensive online searchable knowledge repository, online community forum, video guides, and online education
Free e-mail support for 60 days for two named support liaisons to interact one-on-one with MicroStrategy Technical Support representatives via e-mail
A Quick Start Guide and access to product documentation
"In today's competitive business environment, companies are searching for new ways to minimize costs while maximizing employee productivity," said MicroStrategy COO Sanju Bansal. "Our exciting new Reporting Suite delivers premium reporting software at no cost, along with online support and tools to help users get their reporting applications up and running very quickly. With MicroStrategy, companies can start with small applications and easily migrate them into a cohesive and consistent enterprise BI framework."
To learn more about the MicroStrategy Reporting Suite, visit http://www.microstrategy.com/freereportingsoftware.
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 www.microstrategy.com.
MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, MicroStrategy Reporting Suite, MicroStrategy Intelligence Server, MicroStrategy Web Reporter, MicroStrategy Desktop, MicroStrategy Architect, MicroStrategy Web Analyst, MicroStrategy Mobile, MicroStrategy Office, MicroStrategy Report Services, MicroStrategy Distribution Services, and MicroStrategy OLAP 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.
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