Profile: MicroStrategy Inc (MSTR.OQ)
2 Sep 2014
MicroStrategy Incorporated (MicroStrategy), incorporated on November 17, 1989, is a worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms for business intelligence, mobile intelligence and social intelligence applications (apps). The Company operates in two segments: core business intelligence software and services, and other. The MicroStrategy BI Platform delivers reports and dashboards to business users via a Web interface and mobile devices. The MicroStrategy Mobile App Platform helps organizations build, deploy, and maintain mobile apps across a range of operating platforms. In July 2011, the Company sold all of its interest in a provider of online software for event management, Web surveys and event marketing (the Investee).
During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company released MicroStrategy 9 Release 7, MicroStrategy 9 Release 6 and MicroStrategy 9 Release 5. As an integral component of the MicroStrategy BI Platform, MicroStrategy Transaction Services allows mobile apps and Web-based dashboards to include features, such as submitting orders, one-click approvals and denials, notes for tracking and directing business activity, and write-back to data sources. MicroStrategy 9 consists of product components, which includes MicroStrategy Intelligence Server, MicroStrategy Report Services, MicroStrategy OLAP Services, MicroStrategy Web, MicroStrategy Distribution Services, MicroStrategy Office, MicroStrategy Desktop, MicroStrategy Architect, MicroStrategy SDK, MicroStrategy Integrity Manager, MicroStrategy Command Manager, MicroStrategy Enterprise Manager, MicroStrategy Object Manager, MicroStrategy MultiSource Option, MicroStrategy Transaction Services and MicroStrategy Clustering Option.
MicroStrategy Intelligence Server provides an array of enterprise management tools, such as caching and query prioritization. MicroStrategy Report Services is the reporting engine of the MicroStrategy BI Platform that delivers production and operational reports, managed metrics reports, and interactive, actionable dashboards. MicroStrategy OLAP Services is an extension of MicroStrategy Intelligence Server that allows MicroStrategy Web and MicroStrategy Desktop users to manipulate in-memory Intelligent Cube databases. MicroStrategy Web is a Web interface providing query, reporting, and analysis through a platform-independent architecture. MicroStrategy Distribution Services provides automated report and dashboard distribution via e-mail, file servers and networked printers. MicroStrategy Office lets every Microsoft Office user create, run, edit, and format any MicroStrategy report directly from within Microsoft applications, such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word. MicroStrategy Desktop is the BI development environment in the MicroStrategy platform, providing users with access to data through powerful analytical applications. MicroStrategy Architect is the MicroStrategy 9 product in which data sources are modeled through an intuitive graphical user interface.
MicroStrategy SDK’s Portal Integration Kit includes pre-built samples for embedding MicroStrategy 9 analysis into a corporate portal. MicroStrategy SDK’s Web Services Development Kit provides sample code that enables MicroStrategy 9 functionality to be accessed via standard Web services. MicroStrategy Integrity Manager compares and verifies the consistency of reports as changes are made to the BI ecosystem, and then highlights issues and discrepancies to monitor the overall reliability of the BI content used by business decision makers. MicroStrategy Command Manager automates MicroStrategy administrative tasks and allows administrators to build, test and execute automated scripts. MicroStrategy Enterprise Manager provides pre-built reports and dashboards that monitor all MicroStrategy user and system activity. MicroStrategy Object Manager allows administrators to manage disparate and distributed environments for change management, versioning, and internationalization from a single interface.
MicroStrategy MultiSource Option allows users to seamlessly report, analyze, and monitor data across multiple data sources. MicroStrategy Transaction Services is a plug-in extension to Intelligence Server that provides write-back capabilities from MicroStrategy Report Services documents. MicroStrategy Clustering Option allows a group of MicroStrategy Intelligence Servers running on separate machines, called nodes, to work together as a single logical system. MicroStrategy’s Mobile App Platform helps organizations build, deploy, and maintain information-driven mobile apps. With MicroStrategy Transaction Services, MicroStrategy enables the production of transactional mobile apps. MicroStrategy provides the tools to integrate multimedia content into apps alongside business intelligence data and transactional inputs.
Product Support and Other Services
MicroStrategy Technical Support provides a range of support options to meet the needs of customers and projects and offers product upgrades when available. Technical support services are also provided to customers. MicroStrategy Consulting offers customers a range of business intelligence and data warehousing services. MicroStrategy Education offers education solutions for customers and partners. MicroStrategy offers the Perennial Education Pass Program, which is an annual program that allows customers to train named individuals through an unlimited number of public MicroStrategy instructor-led courses and online courses.
MicroStrategy Cloud is a cloud-based business intelligence platform-as-a-service. MicroStrategy Cloud Personal is a software-as-a-service BI offering built and hosted on the MicroStrategy Cloud. Enterprise Social Intelligence includes MicroStrategy Gateway for Facebook, MicroStrategy Wisdom, and MicroStrategy Alert, and is marketed and sold to enterprises either separately or as an integrated suite. In July 2011, the Company released MicroStrategy Alert. Wisdom for Facebook is a consumer application that leverages Facebook profiles of Wisdom users and their Facebook friends to deliver insights derived from their Facebook likes, interests, and preferences. In July 2011, Alert for Facebook was released. Alert for Facebook is available on the iPhone and Android smart phones. Emma is a Facebook-compatible consumer application that provides an electronic marketplace for goods, services and social activities. Emma was released in July 2011 on the iPhone. Usher is a Facebook-compatible consumer application that allows users to set up and manage Facebook events.
The Company has a non-core business, Angel.com, which is a provider of cloud-based customer experience management (CEM) solutions, including Caller First interactive voice response and contact center solutions. Angel.com’s service offerings use MicroStrategy’s BI Platform to allow drill-down reporting for analysis and understanding of call data and voice interactions.
MicroStrategy competes with IBM, Infor, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Actuate, arcplan, Information Builders, LogiXML, QlikTech, Roambi, the SAS Institute, Tableau Software and TIBCO Spotfire.
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