MicroStrategy Reporting Suite provides seamless BI reporting for Microsoft Analysis Services

Free Reporting Software Package Helps Business Users Make Timely Decisions from Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Data

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 24, 2009 -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that its free reporting software package, MicroStrategy Reporting Suite, provides a seamless interface to Microsoft® Analysis Services. Microsoft SQL Server® Analysis Services (SSAS) provides online analytical processing and data mining functionality for business intelligence applications.

MicroStrategy Reporting Suite is an easy-to-use reporting and analysis tool that allows business users to interface with SSAS data, enabling basic and advanced analysis, ad hoc reporting, and data visualization. MicroStrategy's free reporting software package is well-suited for small to mid-sized businesses, as well as departments in any size organization that need an integrated, self-service BI solution for Microsoft SSAS. "Our customers have benefited from the tight integration between MicroStrategy and Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services," said Darren Edery, CEO, Adastra Canada. "We're excited to see this capability included in the free MicroStrategy Reporting Suite, allowing companies to employ a best-in-class business user interface and an integrated platform for enhanced BI management against existing investments in Microsoft Analysis Services. Across every industry in which we operate, from financial services to retail to the public sector, we can see the value of this offering."

MicroStrategy Reporting Suite provides Web-based reporting of Microsoft SSAS data for up to 100 users, at no charge. Free online training, free online support, and other free resources are available to help ensure rapid development and deployment. Business users can download the free software at and begin building their reporting applications, all in the same day. "Leveraging existing investments and harvesting business insights from enterprise data via reporting and business intelligence is a top priority for business and IT," said Mark Smith, CEO and EVP Research, Ventana Research. "MicroStrategy continues to help organizations maximize investments and provide robust reporting in a very cost effective and straightforward offering with MicroStrategy Reporting Suite on Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services."

Some of the capabilities available from using MicroStrategy Reporting Suite with Microsoft SSAS include:

Build reports and performance scorecards against SQL Server Analysis Services data

Report, analyze, and monitor SSAS data via intuitive Web-based interface

Visualize data using graphs and performance scorecards

Create rankings and time-based comparisons

Perform business calculations and build advanced analytics against SSAS data

Schedule reports to run to a personalized history list

Export to Microsoft Excel and PDF

"In our use of MicroStrategy software to analyze and report on data within Microsoft Analysis Services, we're able to drive critical business performance improvements," said Javier Aldrete, Director of Product Management, Zilliant. "As a free package with core components of the MicroStrategy 9 platform, MicroStrategy Reporting Suite presents the opportunity for organizations to provide business users with interactive reporting via an intuitive Web-based interface."

"The integration of MicroStrategy Reporting Suite with Microsoft Analysis Services enables business users to leverage actionable information easily from Microsoft SQL Server relational and cube data sources," said MicroStrategy COO Sanju Bansal. "MicroStrategy Reporting Suite extends Microsoft SSAS data analysis to all users, empowering them to readily discover trends and anomalies in convenient Web-based reports." To learn more about MicroStrategy Reporting Suite, 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, MicroStrategy 9, MicroStrategy Reporting Suite, and MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform 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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