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Google Data Studio vs. MicroStrategy
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"Data Studio integrates seamlessly with other Google products, and we can use it with other APIs if we like."

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"The solution is ideal for enterprise-level companies or corporations.""The solution has excellent features available on mobile.""The simplicity of MicroStrategy is what I like the most.""The product is very mature. It's quite robust and an excellent enterprise-level solution.""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. When we evaluated other solutions like Power BI or Tableau, we found the security is very poor. They can't help us secure access to the data.""I haven't come across any bugs.""This solution is the most scalable BI platform in the world.""The dashboard features and functionalities that come through the MicroStrategy Suite are the most valuable. It can be used by end users with minimum knowledge of the product. They can run a report or create a dashboard on their phones, which is kind of cool."

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"When you physically install a product on one machine instead of the cloud, you have a better visibility, best icon quality, etc.. It's more of an issue with how we are adapting to the transition. We are still in the early moments of using this tool, and we need to go deeper to discover some improvements."

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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.""The solution lacks good visualization. They should work on the user interface to make it more slick and modern.""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.""They need to do a better job In its ability to allow end users to produce their own reports, metrics, and self-service business intelligence.""The solution's reports are not very flexible.""Data preparation-wise, it was not so straightforward with respect to getting different sources. Preparing or transforming the data inside and then bringing it onto the dashboard was a bit difficult, and the experience could have been better.""They should provide more tutorials and include some project files.""I would like to see more integration."

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  • "We have a license with packages, and there are additional costs for extra components."
  • "We have one of the best pricing available, but we can't disclose that information."
  • "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."
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    Overview

    Google Data Studio (beta) turns your data into informative dashboards and reports that are easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable. Dashboarding allows you to tell great data stories to support better business decisions.

    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
    Genesys, Shueisha
    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
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Financial Services Firm15%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Retailer11%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Retailer7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Google Data Studio vs. MicroStrategy
    March 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about Google Data Studio vs. MicroStrategy and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
    610,045 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Google Data Studio is ranked 10th in Reporting Tools with 1 review while MicroStrategy is ranked 7th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 18 reviews. Google Data Studio is rated 8.0, while MicroStrategy is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google Data Studio writes "The cloud environment makes it easier to use large volumes of data and collaborate with coworkers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MicroStrategy writes "Good technical support but quite technical and needs better integration capabilities". Google Data Studio is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, Microsoft BI, QlikView, Tableau and Databricks, whereas MicroStrategy is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Qlik Sense and IBM Cognos. See our Google Data Studio vs. MicroStrategy report.

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