A new analytics platform
At the end of 2013, MicroStrategy have launched a new Analytics Platform, which is one of the most important new release for the company in some time. Together with the enterprise platform come two free additional self-service visualization tools.
MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise is new and enhanced
MicroStrategy does not want to go with the popular flow of what they call ‘quick-hit data discovery solutions’; indeed, whilst these do provide some analytical satisfaction, they can lead into a BI cul-de-sac due to poor scalability, governance, trust, security and lack of native support for mobile apps. Instead, the company sticks to their full service enterprise-grade business intelligence.
Free self-service visual analytics tool for desktops
As part of the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform, MicroStrategy released a free self-service visual analytics tool for desktops, called MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop.
MicroStrategy Analytics Express is a free cloud-based tool for self-service visual analytics. As a SaaS-based solution, Analytics Express delivers the same capabilities as Desktop, plus a few extra such as dashboards, native mobile apps, and secure collaboration. For a limited period, the tool will be available free to all users for a year. Source: www.microstrategy.com
Additional and more up-to-date information on this BI-tool is available in our Business Intelligence Tools Survey 2019.