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BI Scorecard Places MicroStrategy As Top Vendor Across All 14 Product Capabilities for BI Platforms

MicroStrategy the Only Vendor to Receive Positive Ratings In Each Category, Including Self-Service BI, Reporting, Dashboards, Architecture, Public Cloud BI

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that the widely followed BI Scorecard has rated MicroStrategy the top vendor across all 14 of the product capabilities identified for Business Intelligence (BI) Platforms. This is the third year in a row that MicroStrategy has topped the list of vendors in the BI Scorecard.  To see the BI Scorecard summary results, visit: http://www.microstrategy.com/bi-scorecard-2013.

Highlights from the study produced by independent analyst Cindi Howson include:

  • Only vendor to achieve "Excellent" or "Good" (green) ratings in all 14 functional areas.
  • Largest number of "Excellent" ratings of any vendor in eight of fourteen categories.
  • Only vendor to be rated "Excellent" in the "Mobile BI" category.
  • Highest rated among BI Platform vendors in the "Ease of Use" and "Visual Discovery" categories.
  • Only vendor to be rated "Excellent" in both the "Administration" and "Architecture" categories.

"The fact that MicroStrategy was the only vendor to achieve "Excellent" or "Good" ratings in all major 14 functional areas and had the largest number of "Excellent" ratings of any vendor -- in eight of fourteen categories -- is testament to their focus on innovation and BI Platform architecture," said Howson, founder of the BI Scorecard.

"We agree with the BI Scorecard's independent analysis: we are the most comprehensive BI platform with strong offerings in all of the considered categories," said Paul Zolfaghari, President, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "The MicroStrategy platform combines the agility and productivity of self-service visual data discovery with the security, scalability, and governance of enterprise business intelligence.  We solve the toughest information challenges from personal data to Big Data, and we do it via desktop, web, or mobile either on-premises or in the cloud."

Information Methodology on the BI Scorecard
The BI Scorecard provides a consistent, side-by-side comparison of products from leading BI vendors. BI Scorecard® evaluations are the only reviews based on hands-on product testing, digging into the details that most affect BI deployments. The scorecard approach provides a consistent comparison, grading leading products across major functional areas and approximately 300 different criteria. Within a given feature category, 10 to 25 detailed features are considered.  Summary scores are determined based on a weighted score within each category and are adjusted on a quarterly basis as vendors release new versions.

About MicroStrategy Incorporated
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms.  The Company's mission is to provide the most flexible, powerful, scalable and user-friendly platforms for analytics, mobile, identity and loyalty, offered either on premises or in the cloud.

The MicroStrategy Analytics Platform™ enables leading organizations to analyze vast amounts of data and distribute actionable business insight throughout the enterprise.  Our analytics platform delivers reports and dashboards, and enables users to conduct ad hoc analysis and share their insights anywhere, anytime.  MicroStrategy Mobile™ lets organizations rapidly build information-rich applications that combine multimedia, transactions, analytics, and custom workflows.  The MicroStrategy Identity Platform™ (branded as MicroStrategy Usher™) provides organizations the ability to develop a secure mobile app for identity and credentials. The MicroStrategy Loyalty Platform™ (branded as MicroStrategy Alert) is a next-generation, mobile customer loyalty and engagement solution.  To learn more about MicroStrategy, visit www.microstrategy.com and follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/microstrategy) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/microstrategy).

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Analytics Platform, MicroStrategy Mobile, MicroStrategy Identity Platform, MicroStrategy Loyalty Platform, and MicroStrategy Usher 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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Contact:
Warren Getler
MicroStrategy Incorporated
703-744-6258
[email protected]

SOURCE MicroStrategy Incorporated

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