MicroStrategy Recognized as a Top Software Vendor for Retailers by Retail Info Systems News

December 16, 2009

MCLEAN, Va., Dec 16, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that it was named by Retail Info Systems (RIS) News to its 2009 Software LeaderBoard, which highlights the top software vendors for retailers.

The RIS Software LeaderBoard compares software companies serving the retail industry in a head-to-head ranking that is based largely on retailer evaluations. MicroStrategy was ranked in the top 10 in the following RIS LeaderBoard categories:

    --  Top Software Vendors for Tier One Retailers and Mid-Market Retailers
    --  Leaders in Overall Performance by Tier One and Mid-Size Retailers
    --  Leaders in Return on Investment by Tier One and Mid-Size Retailers
    --  Leaders in Total Cost of Ownership by Tier One and Mid-Size Retailers
    --  Leaders in Product Reliability by Tier One and Mid-Size Retailers
    --  Leaders in Administration/Maintenance by Tier One and Mid-Size Retailers
    --  Leaders in Quality of Service
    --  Leaders in Customer Satisfaction
    --  Leaders in Reliability
    --  Leaders in Retail Concentration

MicroStrategy's business intelligence software is used by retailers worldwide, including Whole Foods Market, Cabela's, GUESS? Inc., Lowe's Companies, Limited Brands, METRO Group, Starbucks, and Ross Stores. MicroStrategy provides retailers with detailed insight into business performance through user-friendly reports, dashboards, and scorecards that identify key trends and help retailers make analytically-based business decisions.

"Many of the largest retailers in the world are MicroStrategy customers, including 20 of the top 30 global retail companies," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy COO. "MicroStrategy's integrated BI platform enables retailers to analyze vast amounts of data and provides visibility into critical business areas such as store operations, sales trends, inventory management, and customer loyalty. We are pleased that, once again, retailers have indicated their support for MicroStrategy's software in the RIS LeaderBoard."

About MicroStrategy

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at www.microstrategy.com.

MicroStrategy and MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform 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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