Profile: MicroStrategy Inc (MSTR.OQ)
24 Mar 2017
MicroStrategy Incorporated, incorporated on November 17, 1989, is a provider of enterprise software platforms around the world. The Company is engaged in the design, development, marketing and sales of its software platform through licensing arrangements, and cloud-based subscriptions and related services. The Company focuses on providing enterprise customers with software platform and services for deploying intelligence applications. It offers services to a range of industries, such as retail; financial services and insurance; pharmaceutical and healthcare; manufacturing; technology, media and telecommunications; consumer goods; government, public services and education; restaurants, and hospitality and leisure.
The Company's platform, MicroStrategy 10, consolidates analytics and mobility in a single platform, available both as on-premise software and as a hosted service offering in MicroStrategy Cloud. The Company's enterprise platform combines traditional business intelligence functionality with data discovery, mobile analytics and identity intelligence generated by digital credentials. MicroStrategy 10 consists of MicroStrategy Analytics, MicroStrategy Mobile and Usher. MicroStrategy 10 enables users to query and analyze transaction-level databases, Hadoop distributions, data warehouse appliances, departmental databases, cloud data sources and user-owned data in spreadsheets. It transforms data into business insights through reports and dashboards that can be distributed to a range of users throughout an enterprise.
MicroStrategy Analytics offers solutions to organizations to analyze a range of data and distribute actionable business insight throughout an enterprise. It also caters to smaller workgroups and departmental use through MicroStrategy Desktop. MicroStrategy Analytics delivers reports and dashboards, and enables users to conduct ad-hoc analysis and share insights through mobile devices (through MicroStrategy Mobile) or the Web (through MicroStrategy Web). MicroStrategy Analytics is available both as on-premise software and as a hosted service offering in MicroStrategy Cloud.
MicroStrategy Web is the primary interface for analysts, data scientists, consumers and developers, offering interactive reporting, dashboarding and ad-hoc data discovery capabilities through a Web browser. With MicroStrategy Web, a user can design and deliver dashboards across various styles of business intelligence, including scorecards, documents and invoices, and interactive reports and statements, as well as for visual data discovery. MicroStrategy Web can also connect to a range of data sources, and be used to build analytical models that may be inserted within dashboards and reports. MicroStrategy reports and dashboards can be personalized and delivered to a range of users with MicroStrategy Server's distribution capabilities. MicroStrategy Server provides analytical processing and job management for all reporting, analysis and monitoring applications. MicroStrategy Server assembles the metadata objects to create optimized, multi-pass structured query language (SQL) queries for a range of relational database, HiveQL queries for Hadoop distributions, interactive queries for real-time distributed SQL processing, and multidimensional expressions (MDX) queries for multidimensional data sources.
MicroStrategy Desktop is an on-premise, single-user tool for self-service visual data discovery. MicroStrategy Desktop enables business users to analyze and gain insight and understanding into their organizations' data by creating a range of visualizations and dashboards. MicroStrategy Mobile is integrated into the MicroStrategy Analytics platform. MicroStrategy Mobile is a vehicle for mobilizing an organization's information systems, including its data warehouses, business intelligence, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and Web applications that are accessible only on the desktop. MicroStrategy Mobile is available both as on-premise software and as a hosted service offering in MicroStrategy Cloud.
Usher is a digital credential and identity intelligence offering that provides solutions for organizations to dematerialize traditional forms of identity verification (such as passwords, tokens and physical badges) and replace them with a single mobile identity badge that is cryptographically linked to its owner's smartphone and linked to an enterprise's identity repositories. Usher can be used as an enterprise productivity and workforce management resource. With the addition of Usher Professional, administrators can track user activity on a real-time map using access telemetry. They can also engage in two-way communications with users from the Usher application. Usher is available both as on-premise software and as a hosted service offering in MicroStrategy Cloud.
MicroStrategy Cloud is a platform for organizations. MicroStrategy Cloud is designed to deliver MicroStrategy software through the cloud. With MicroStrategy Cloud, customers can launch enterprise analytics environments within minutes and use the MicroStrategy 10 offering on a subscription basis. MicroStrategy Cloud offers a cloud business analytics platform that combines infrastructure, technology, people and processes to offer analytics as a service to the Company's customers. MicroStrategy Cloud provides its customers MicroStrategy 10 offerings through a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution hosted in the cloud. In addition to MicroStrategy Analytics and MicroStrategy Mobile, MicroStrategy Cloud also offers data integration extract, transform and load (ETL), and data hosting services. The MicroStrategy Cloud PaaS provides customers with infrastructure (data center space, rack space, power, cooling and servers), technology platforms (analytics, mobile data integration and data hosting), operations, support and analytics. MicroStrategy Analytics are offered on the AWS Marketplace as a self-service customer managed solution.
The MicroStrategy Services includes various services lines, such as MicroStrategy Technology Services, MicroStrategy Professional Services and MicroStrategy Education Services. The Technology Services department provides technical product support to customers and partners specific to MicroStrategy software products. The department includes Customer Support Group (CSG), Advanced Product Support (APS), Premium Support and Customer Success Management (CSM). MicroStrategy Professional Services provides the Company's customers with consulting and advisory solutions. MicroStrategy Education Services offers education solutions and skill set development for customers and partners.
The Company competes with IBM, SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, OpenText Analytics, Hitachi, Qlik, Tableau Software, TIBCO, Information Builders, SAS Institute, GoodData and Birst.
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