MicroStrategy Invited to Participate in the Gartner BI Bake-off at
the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018
TYSONS CORNER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise
analytics and mobility software, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has
positioned MicroStrategy in the Challengers quadrant in the "2018 Magic
Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms."
According to Gartner, "By 2020, natural-language generation and
artificial intelligence will be a standard feature of 90% of modern
business intelligence platforms."1 Through its portfolio of
product capabilities and roadmap, MicroStrategy has significantly
invested in building a platform that incorporates natural language
generation (NLG) and AI capabilities, a direction that it believes is
aligned with Gartner's strategic planning assumptions. Download a
complimentary copy of the "2018
Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms"
MicroStrategy will be one of four vendors participating in Gartner's "BI
Bake-off: The Modern BI and Analytics Platform." The three other vendors
are Microsoft Corporation, Qlik Technologies, Inc., and Tableau
Software, Inc. Hosted by Gartner Research VP Cindi Howson, the BI
Bake-off will take place on Sunday, March 4, at the Gartner
Data & Analytics Summit 2018 in Grapevine, Texas. MicroStrategy
is also a premier plus sponsor at the event.
"The pendulum of customer needs is swinging towards what we have always
known: organizations want ease-of-use and fast insights for their
business users as well as governance, scalability and high performance.
With MicroStrategy, organizations get a single platform that delivers
modern data discovery at scale and a single version of the truth that
business users can trust," said Michael J. Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy
Incorporated. "We believe a modern analytics platform should deliver
both departmental and enterprise capabilities, a unique combination that
is available today with MicroStrategy. We are excited to be one of four
vendors participating in the Gartner BI Bake-off event next month. From
our view, we look forward to sharing our vision of the Intelligent
Enterprise™ and demonstrating our platform's powerful capabilities."
Massive Updates to Data Discovery Empower Business Individuals and
MicroStrategy 10™ is designed to empower business teams to confidently
author, promote, and certify analytics content and operationalize
dossiers, reports, and dashboards — delivering both agility and
governance. As part of MicroStrategy's commitment to deliver the next
generation of modern enterprise analytics to its customers,
MicroStrategy 10.10™ introduced two exciting products — a completely
redesigned and more powerful MicroStrategy Desktop™ and the new
MicroStrategy Workstation. Available for both PC and Mac, the new
products empower business users, analysts, and administrators to connect
to more than 80 data sources and easily build, personalize and deploy
powerful dossiers, reports, and dashboards. Download MicroStrategy
Desktop today for free.
MicroStrategy Brings Governance with New Connectors to Other Data
To promote a more open and powerful analytics ecosystem, MicroStrategy
recently announced the availability of new connectors to other data
discovery tools — Microsoft Power BI, Qlik Technologies, and Tableau
Software. With these connectors, MicroStrategy allows organizations to
continue using other data discovery tools, while fully leveraging
MicroStrategy's enterprise strength to get one version of the truth in a
more secure, scalable, and governed environment.
Cutting-edge Natural Language Query Capabilities and Alexa
Integration Available on the MicroStrategy Platform
With the latest MicroStrategy platform, organizations can drive adoption
of analytics to an extended user population by delivering NLG and
natural language query capabilities as part of MicroStrategy's data
discovery offering. With these capabilities, users can translate
existing visualizations into intelligent text-based narratives via
MicroStrategy's integration with leading NLG vendors such as Automated
Insights and Narrative
Science. Additionally, analysts can perform natural language
queries, making it incredibly easy to access data without any coding
skills. The MicroStrategy platform also supports integration with
voice-guided applications such as Alexa and Google Home, and chatbot
applications such as Facebook and Skype.
Leading Organizations Praise MicroStrategy
MicroStrategy customers, including Freddie Mac, 3M, and numerous other
organizations, have lauded MicroStrategy.
"Freddie Mac and MicroStrategy have a relationship spanning two decades
of demonstrated business value," said Dennis Tally, Director, Single
Family Data Governance & Management at Freddie Mac. "MicroStrategy 10
delivers enterprise BI and mobile application development capabilities
that Freddie Mac successfully deployed across our business, including
two external facing applications in 2017. We have a strategic
relationship, including access to the MicroStrategy executive team,
allowing us to influence product development for matters critical to our
business. We expect to achieve even greater benefits from our
MicroStrategy investments in 2018."
"We have experienced a lot of success using MicroStrategy for over five
years now. Our business deals mainly with protected health information
so security is of utmost importance to our analytics applications," said
Dan Cody, Application Manager, 3M Health Information Systems.
"MicroStrategy is very user friendly and our training effort is nominal,
with clients trained and running their own analysis within a day.
MicroStrategy 10 is incredibly flexible and powerful, and has allowed us
to fully automate many of our day to day tasks."
(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business
Intelligence Platforms" by Cindi Howson, Alys Woodward, Carlie J.
Idoine, James Laurence Richardson, Joao Tapadinhas, Rita L. Sallam,
February 26, 2018.
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About MicroStrategy Incorporated
MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a worldwide leader in enterprise
analytics and mobility software. A pioneer in the BI and analytics
space, MicroStrategy delivers innovative software that empowers people
to make better decisions and transform the way they do business. We
provide our enterprise customers with world-class software and expert
services so they can deploy unique intelligence applications. To learn
more, visit MicroStrategy
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