MicroStrategy and DuPont Crop Protection win DM Review's World Class Solution Award for Business Intelligence

MicroStrategy Wins Award for Second Straight Year

MCLEAN, Va. and WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 29, 2004 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that DuPont Crop Protection has won a DM Review World Class Solution Award for its MicroStrategy business intelligence application.

"The DuPont Crop Protection and MicroStrategy implementation is truly representative of industry best practices and we commend them for successfully addressing their enterprise challenges," said Jean Schauer, editor in chief of DM Review.

Anchored on MicroStrategy, the DuPont Development Data Warehouse is a business intelligence (BI) tool that analyzes, summarizes, manages, and reports on global field development trials for crop protection products. The Development Data Warehouse solution allows managers to improve workflow management.

"The BI tool enables DuPont Crop Protection to improve productivity and effectiveness in our field trials," said John Beitler, Global Agfile Manager for DuPont Crop Protection. "In today's very competitive marketplace, having the right information at the right time is essential to success."

"With MicroStrategy's user-friendly reports and scalable platform, DuPont Crop Protection employees are empowered with added insight to make more strategic and proactive decisions in a significantly decreased timeframe," said MicroStrategy's COO Sanju Bansal. "We're extremely proud to win this prestigious award with DuPont."

DM Review's World Class Solution Award, a symbol of excellence within the business intelligence and data warehousing industry, originated in 1996. Entries are accepted in categories that reflect mission-critical segments of the market as determined by feedback from DM Review readers. The winners were selected from more than 80 global entries based on each entry's impact, relevance and innovation. The World Class Solution Award winners were announced at the DCI Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing Conference at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

About DuPont Crop Protection

DuPont Crop Protection serves production agriculture with products for the grain and specialty crop sectors and also serves forestry/vegetation and professional pest management. It includes global herbicide, fungicide, and insecticide products and services. Employees number 3,600 with operations in 60 countries.

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.

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SOURCE MicroStrategy Incorporated Web Site:

Marc Brailov
MicroStrategy Incorporated
or Gabrielle King
DuPont Crop Protection,

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