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Dundas BI vs. MicroStrategy
March 2020
Find out what your peers are saying about Dundas BI vs. MicroStrategy and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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"We have now the ability to create interactive and complex reports without the need for software developers and code."

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"MicroStrategy has what they call the Semantic Graph — an enterprise-grade semantic graph — and I think the technology is fantastic.""It is very stable.""It is scalable and integration-friendly.""I haven't come across any bugs.""The simplicity of MicroStrategy is what I like the most.""MicroStrategy's solution for mobile is very good.""The solution is ideal for enterprise-level companies or corporations.""It is easy to use and visually very appealing. One thing that sets it apart is that it has got a great ETL tool. As compared to some of the other solutions, it is much easier to process data from other applications in MicroStrategy. That's why we prefer using it."

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"I cannot select a visualization and see what filters are connected to it."

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"We've found the scalability to be very good. However, it depends on the environment. In general, it could be much better.""MicroStrategy should become more user friendly. It should behave more like Tableau.""MicroStrategy needs to do some more development to make the platform easier to use. It's a complicated platform that requires a lot of skill to effectively utilize. So they could work on reducing the complexity to make it more accessible for a broader community of people.""I would like to see more integration.""The solution's reports are not very flexible.""It would be good if it had greater analytics so we could build these visualizations by ourselves with scripts.""Preparation, data loading and data management application is challenging with MicroStrategy. It lacks cube-based analytics as it is outdated, meaning there is no memory or fast processing analytics or MMA deployment.""It crashes multiple times for even small changes that I make on the fly in the dashboard. After doing all the necessary changes, the MicroStrategy desktop or even the web version kicks the users out, and all the changes are lost. This functionality is buggy in MicroStrategy. It is hard to keep track of all the changes that I have done before. I don't want to make copies of each change that I have made because I would end up creating a hundred dashboards. It is not feasible in a real environment. I haven't worked on integrating MicroStrategy with the cloud. I am not sure how it behaves in the cloud, but I have heard from a few of my friends that there are some hiccups when you kind of sync to the cloud through MicroStrategy."

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  • "The pricing is fair."
  • "They can improve its licensing. It is a bit expensive as compared to Microsoft and other tools."
  • "They offer yearly as well as perpetual licenses."
  • "It is expensive. We would like to extend it to many users, but we are currently restricting that because the cost is a constraint. If we are given a chance, we would love to expand it."
  • "All BI software vendors' list prices are high. It's about a price that fits the customer's needs. And I think MicroStrategy has some flexibility in its pricing model where we can easily demonstrate a total cost of ownership comparison against any of the other players."
  • "There is no subscription, I am using the free version."
  • "I am unsure what the licensing costs are for this solution however, development costs are around $100,000 per year."
  • "The price of MicroStrategy is reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The licensing model is fair and quite flexible. The same is true with the setup. You can run it on-premise or in the cloud and on Windows and Linux. We switched from Windows to Linux and were happy… more »
    Top Answer:Dundas BI really has all the features that we need to get the job done. Where it doesn't, we can still use the APIs they offer to get there. There are some minor things that would make the tool easier… more »
    Top Answer:We host Dundas BI on Linux in AWS and connect it to our SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Snowflake, and SingleStore databases. We use it embedded into our own platform. Our platform allows us to embed Dundas… more »
    Top Answer:MicroStrategy has powerful data security features, which are crucial these days. For example, when users view data in MicroStrategy, they're only allowed to see a portion based on the permissions… more »
    Top Answer:We pay annually for an annual subscription, and we renegotiate the price periodically. I don't know if it's cheaper than solutions like Tableau or Power BI. I don't remember comparing the cost. It's… more »
    Top Answer:I would like to see more integration.
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    Dundas BI is a powerful, flexible, end-to-end business intelligence platform that simplifies the entire analytics process and empowers its users to analyze and visualize data. The solution enables organizations to create and view interactive dashboards, reports, scorecards, and more. Dundas BI can be integrated into an existing website as part of a custom BI solution or it can be deployed as the central data portal for your organization. The solution is suitable for mid-to-large sized companies.

    Dundas BI Features

    Dundas BI has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Mobile responsive dashboards
    • Smart data display
    • Calendar support for retail and manufacturing
    • Data connectivity
    • Show/hide interaction
    • Batching data builds
    • Enhanced development workflow
    • Navigation support
    • Data regulation support
    • Optimized application performance
    • Instant application portability with docker
    • Easy SaaS support with Kubernetes
    • Natural language user input
    • Enhanced application security
    • Scheduled reports with multiple export options
    • Fully open APIs

    Dundas BI Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Dundas BI. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Limitless customization: You can fully customize the Dundas BI platform, including its dashboards, data visualizations, interactions, scorecards, labels, etc. to meet your organization’s unique design requirements.
    • Effectively visualize and analyze data: The solution provides interactive data views that help you create pixel-perfect dashboards and reports that have interactive data visualizations so you can elevate your users’ abilities to effectively communicate data insights and drive faster decision-making.
    • Greater efficiency: Dundas BI can consolidate and store data from any source, providing seamless data delivery and a consistent user experience, which leads to greater efficiency. By having all your business intelligence, reporting, and data analytics needs in one single platform, you also save your organization a lot of time and effort.
    • Tailored data discovery process: Dundas BI adapts to all user types, allowing everyone to personalize it to suit their own needs and requirements, which helps users, data analysts, and developers to analyze their data quickly. The solution’s data discovery process also allows you to run ad-hoc queries, perform visual data analytics, and quickly create relevant and actionable content.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Dundas BI solution.

    A Business Intelligence Consultant at Siemens Industry says, “The flexibility of the dashboard designer is great. You can control every single pixel and no matter what the user asks for we can deliver. It has a lot of out-of-the-box options that you can use to customize your dashboard. There is also the option to use their JavaScript API, however, in 99% of the cases, the built-in options are more than enough. I also love the control you have on what queries Dundas BI is generating against our databases. This allows us to create really fast dashboards even when running against millions of records.”

    James D., System Architect at Yulista, LLC mentions that the most valuable aspect of the solution is its “ability to warehouse query results. This is good because you do not have to have a data warehouse, you let Dundas warehouse the results of a query that runs long during off hours.”

    Another reviewer shares, “The built-in ETL functionality has allowed us to combine data sources without the need for a full SSIS package. This saves time and allows for a quicker time to market.”

    Company: Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. With direct operations in 26 countries worldwide and approximately 2,000 employees, our mission is to provide enterprise analytics, mobility, and security platforms that are flexible, powerful, scalable and user-friendly. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Product portfoilio:

    MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise™ empowers leading organizations to analyze vast amounts of data and distribute actionable business insight throughout an enterprise through two distinct offerings: MicroStrategy Analytics™ and MicroStrategy Desktop™. MicroStrategy Analytics delivers reports and dashboards, and enables users to conduct ad hoc analysis and share insights anywhere, anytime, via mobile devices or the Web. It also combines the agility and productivity of self-service visual data discovery with the security, scalability, and governance features of enterprise-grade business intelligence. MicroStrategy Desktop is a standalone, on-premise visual data discovery tool designed to enable business users to analyze and understand their data. MicroStrategy Mobile™ enables organizations to rapidly build custom business applications that deliver analytics combined with transactions, multimedia, and custom workflows to mobile devices. MicroStrategy Secure Cloud™ combines all of the enterprise analytics, mobile, and security features in MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise with powerful and scalable data integration, validation, and warehousing services — all delivered in an environment where organizations can deploy transformational analytics applications in minutes.

    Usher, MicroStrategy’s breakthrough security solution, is a powerful mobile security platform designed 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 dynamically linked to an enterprise’s existing identity repositories. Usher works on standard Android and iOS smartphones, and also boasts an Apple Watch™ integration.

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    Sample Customers
    Coca Cola, Siemens, Verizon, Microsoft, Pitney Bowes, Scotiabank, Pepperidge Farm, Shutterstock, Norwegian Government, Boeing, Guess Inc., BP, Bayer
    Allstate Insurance, Barneys New York, Boston Children's Hospital, Buenos Aires Department of the Treasury, Campbell Soup Company, DHL, eBay, eHarmony, Facebook, Four Seasons Hotels Inc., Godiva, Hard Rock International, LinkedIn, Netflix, Pfizer, SECO (Swiss Government Unemployment Agency), Starbucks, Texas A&M University, Thomson Reuters Markets, US House of Representatives, and the US Postal Service.
    Top Industries
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Construction Company6%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Company Size
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dundas BI vs. MicroStrategy
    March 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dundas BI vs. MicroStrategy and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
    622,063 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dundas BI is ranked 7th in Data Visualization with 3 reviews while MicroStrategy is ranked 7th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 16 reviews. Dundas BI is rated 10.0, while MicroStrategy is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Dundas BI writes "Flexible licensing, great reporting, and helpful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MicroStrategy writes "Good technical support but quite technical and needs better integration capabilities". Dundas BI is most compared with Tableau, SAS Visual Analytics, Microsoft BI and Amazon QuickSight, whereas MicroStrategy is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, IBM Cognos and Qlik Sense. See our Dundas BI vs. MicroStrategy report.

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