Benefits and Insights

Why use MicroStrategy Enterprise Analytics & Mobility?

Key differentiators & advantages of MicroStrategy Enterprise Analytics & Mobility

  • Fully featured integrated product: The product is an enterprise-grade platform provides security, scheduling and distribution. The product is capable of supporting governed data discovery.
  • Best BI software in the market: The product is known and popular in large-scale enterprises for its outstanding BI administration, architecture, security, data source connectivity and platform workflow integration. 
  • Extensive and widely deployed mobile: The company is a pioneering innovator in mobile BI. The software provides the most comprehensive, highly rated and widely adopted mobile capabilities It supports unique features such as disconnected analysis, write-back, multifactor authentication, biosecurity, GPS and camera integration. 
  • Enterprise-grade platform with modern capabilities: The product can support large-scale, trusted, self-service BI. It offers a seamless workflow for promoting business-user-generated data models and content to enterprise sources in MicroStrategy Web. 
  • Data Connectivity: The product can connect to any enterprise resource as it has a vast library of native gateways and drivers. It supports connectivity to over a hundred enterprise databases. The product can connect to everything from data warehouses to cube databases, flat files, and even operational databases that support ERP, CRM, or web applications using its ODBC connectors and free-form SQL options.
  • User Experience: It is a web-based solution so it is accessible from any device from anywhere. It is user-friendly because it helps the user to create the data cloud without having a sound technical knowledge of SQL or programming. 
Cost of Ownership

Cost Structure for MicroStrategy Enterprise Analytics:

License/Subscription Cost
  • On-Premise: It includes an upfront fee of the server software installation.
  • Cloud-based: User-based pricing for web-based and mobile-based platform
Maintenance Cost
  • On-Premise: An additional cost over and above the upfront cost has to be paid for ongoing support and maintenance
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: Upgrades and add-ons are managed directly in the cloud at no extra cost
Installation/Implementation Cost
  • On-Premise: Included in the upfront license cost
  • Cloud-based: Included in the subscription cost
Customization Cost Dependent on functional requirements and specific needs of the organization. Quotation is dependent on level of customization required
Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost Dependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system.
Training Cost
  • Online training and video tutorials are available free of cost.
  • Enterprise can choose from in-center training, live online lectures, on-demand learning, and private on-site engagements to meet their training requirements. Each day of training costs $700 and most courses are two days in length.
Recurring/Renewal Costs
  • On-Premise: Includes cost for updates, maintenance, upgrades, and patches
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: Renewal cost is equivalent to the fees paid monthly or annually
Pricing Details
Product Name Description Price/Details
Subscription Cost What is the cost of the software?
  • Web-based: $600 per named user per annum or $300k per CPU core
  • Mobile-based: $600 per named user per annum or $300k per CPU core
  • Server: $1200 per named user or $600k per CPU core
  • On-premise (Architecture) License: $5000 per named user per annum
Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment?
  • On-premise (Architecture based)
  • Cloud-based/SaaS
Pricing Model What is the pricing model?
  • Licensing Model
  • Subscription based
  • Architecture based
Minimum Commitment Is there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase? Minimum annual commitment is required for purchase
Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Available
Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? Yes
Product Limitations

Some of the product limitations include:

  • Does not apply machine learning techniques
  • Does not support portal integration
  • Is not able to point out issues in data
  • Costly training modules
  • High licensing fee in case of on-premise solution

Domo: Starting at $2,100 per user per annum

Microsoft Power BI: Starting at $9.99 per user per month

Oracle BI: Starting with $150 per user per month

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