Experience MicroStrategy
Analytics Express for free.

Software-as-a-Service meets
world-class business analytics.

Analytical awesomeness in the cloud.

MicroStrategy Analytics Express is a Software-as-a-Service analytics solution designed for business users. With Analytics Express you can explore your information instantly and securely using beautiful data visualizations, design pixel-perfect documents, deliver personalized data to thousands of recipients, create custom interfaces for publishing data to mobile users, and much more.

Try it yourself and discover how easy self-service analytics can be.

Sign up now

MicroStrategy Learning Channel ad

Connect.

It’s never been easier to access and analyze data from a variety of sources.

Discover.

Explore your data and discover hidden insights in minutes using dozens of beautiful, intuitive visualizations.

Build.

Create boardroom-quality reports and dashboards. Design mobile app interfaces without writing any code.

Share.

Convenient and secure options to share or deliver your dashboards and collaborate with others.

 

Analytics
Desktop

Analytics
Express

Analytics
Enterprise

 

Free

Free for one year

Free Reporting Suite

30-day Free Evaluation Edition

  Download Sign up Learn more

Service type

On-premises Software-as-a-Service On-premises, or contact us about a free POC available on our Platform-as-a-Service

Number of users

One Unlimited 10 Unlimited

Support

Free email and phone support. Free access to online training, forum and knowledge base. Free email and phone support. Free access to online training, forum and knowledge base. Free e-mail support for 60 days. Free access to online training, forum, and knowledge base. Free e-mail support during trial. Free access to online training, forum, and knowledge base.

Data sources (hosted or on-premises)

Excel spreadsheets, CSV files

     

Relational databases

     

MapReduce databases

     

Columnar databases

     

Multi-dimensional databases

     

Salesforce schema

     

Salesforce reports

     

SaaS-based applications (e.g. Facebook, NetSuite, SugarCRM, Eloqua, and Zendesk)

     

Enterprise information integration (EII) or federated data sources

     

Operational databases, supporting ERP, CRM, SCM, and web applications

     

Dropbox, Google Drive connector

     

Analytics tools

Visual data discovery (Visual Insight™)

     

Visual query builder tool

     

Interactive dashboards

     

Pixel-perfect reports & dashboards

     

MicroStrategy Mobile access

     

MicroStrategy Mobile app development

     

Extensive dashboard widgets

     

Advanced analytics

     

Predictive analytics

     

Transaction Services (web & mobile)

     

MicroStrategy Developer

     

MicroStrategy SDK

     

Microsoft Office integration

   

*

Security, sharing, and administration

E-mail distribution

     

Export as spreadsheet, PDF, flash, and images

     

Secure user authentication

     

Single-sign-on option

     

Dashboard embedding for web pages and intranet

     

User & user group management

     

Row level security for data

     

Access control assignment on individual dashboards

     

Data filtering based on user

     

Scheduled distribution

     

Distribution to servers

     

Event triggered report distributions and alerts

     

Integrated metadata layer and architecture

     

Enterprise monitoring

   

*

Administration tools for task automation, data validation, object management, and more

   

*

Access modes

Web browser

     

iPad

     

iPhone

     

Android

     

Blackberry

     
  Free to download

System requirements »

Free to sign up

System requirements »

Learn more
 

*Denotes features not available with the Reporting Suite.

What is MicroStrategy Analytics Express?

MicroStrategy Analytics Express is a fast, effortless and beautiful way to explore data and share insights in the cloud. It is a self-service business analytics solution designed to help people analyze data on their own and without expert assistance. Delivered as Software-as-a-Service, Analytics Express lets you access data instantly and securely without complex scripting, explore your information using beautiful data visualizations, design boardroom-quality documents, deliver personalized data to thousands of recipients, create custom interfaces for publishing data to mobile users, and much more.

Try it yourself and discover how easy business analytics can be.


Who should use MicroStrategy Analytics Express?

Analytics Express is designed for business people who need to visualize, analyze and deliver data on their own but lack the necessary tools, technical experience, or IT resources. The application is also ideal for IT organizations to empower their end users with user-friendly yet powerful analytical tools, and eliminate the burden of constantly developing reports. Companies looking to deploy high-volume information-delivery applications will also benefit from Analytics Express push capabilities, optimized to deliver personalized documents to thousands of recipients.


Do I need any special training to use MicroStrategy Analytics Express?

No special training or experience is required to use Analytics Express. With Analytics Express, you may create your own interactive dashboards in minutes without any specialized training. Readily available powerful visualization templates will help you easily discover patterns, trends and relationships that are otherwise difficult to find. You may also schedule automated email deliveries of your dashboards, as easily as if you were sending an email. Helpful videos guide users through every product feature for a "zero manual" experience.


What can I do with MicroStrategy Analytics Express?

Analytics Express is a self-service solution built on MicroStrategy's world-class cloud infrastructure. In just a few easy steps, you may connect to your data from anywhere, effortlessly discover insights hidden in your data using interactive dashboards, and then publish and share those insights with anyone.

Access Analytics Express from anywhere using an internet browser or an iPad. Build dashboards by choosing from a wide range of interactive visualizations. You can drag and drop your data to customize your view, sort, pivot, drill and use aggregations to apply statistical analysis.

Share your reports and dashboards with any size audience by scheduling automated and personalized email deliveries, all with a just a few clicks. Use your iPad to analyze your data, highlight problem areas, and insert notes you can share with colleagues for a true collaborative experience.

Create teams and invite colleagues for secure sharing and collaboration. You decide who gets invited. Design custom interfaces for a brilliant navigation experience on mobile devices.


How is MicroStrategy Analytics Express different from MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise?

Analytics Express is a cloud based version of MicroStrategy that delivers many of the features available in the Enterprise edition, including the ability to access different data sources, explore information visually, and share insights with others. Analytics Express is a Software-as-a-Service solution, so there is no software to download or install.

For a detailed comparison of MicroStrategy Analytics editions, please refer to our features comparison table.


How Is MicroStrategy Analytics Express different from MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop?

Analytics Desktop is an on-premises solution that delivers a subset of the features of Analytics Express, primarily data import and data visualization capabilities. Analytics Express is a cloud-based solution and supports additional data sources, pixel-perfect document editing tools, and enhanced sharing capabilities. For a detailed comparison of MicroStrategy Analytics editions, please refer to our features comparison table.



What systems and data sources can I access with MicroStrategy Analytics Express?

Analytics Express can connect to a number of database systems located on-premises or in the cloud. You may also upload Microsoft Excel spreadsheets or CSV files directly from your computer or from an online source such as Google Drive or Dropbox. You may securely access your Salesforce.com data from within Analytics Express and select any existing Salesforce.com report you wish to analyze.

Please refer to our features comparison table for a full list of supported data sources.


Can I Combine Data From Different Data Sources Using MicroStrategy Analytics Express?

Analytics Express allows you to combine data from different sources. Users can upload, blend and analyze data from multiple sources on a single dashboard to gain even better insights.


How much data can each user import?

Each user will have 1 GB of in-memory cube space. Data imported into Analytics Express are stored as in-memory cubes on our servers to facilitate faster response times and optimize performance. These cube sizes are dependent on both the amount and types of data being pulled in and are not necessarily equivalent to the actual file size of the data.


Can I increase the limit of data storage available?

Other usage models are available for Analytics Express. Contact us to find out what is the best option for your needs.


How can MicroStrategy Analytics Express connect to my on-premises databases?

Analytics Express has built-in drivers to connect to a large list of databases with just IP and user login information. If the database is behind a firewall, an optional VPN tunnel can be setup for the connection. Contact us for more information.


How is my data protected?

MicroStrategy is committed to the security of customer data. We understand that security encompasses Personnel, Processes and Tools and have leveraged control best practices from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Ask about our support for secure connectivity (SSL, VPN, SSH, etc.) and let us deliver an environment with world class technology and well trained personnel.

For more details, please consult our Analytics Express security white paper.


Can I share my content with others using MicroStrategy Analytics Express?

Yes. In Analytics Express you control how your dashboards are consumed. You have the ability to invite users to your team to view, modify, or control dashboards, and you also have the option to deliver dashboards via e-mail to other users.


Will help be available if I need it?

In-product quick tips and help videos will guide users through every product feature. A user guide is also available, and you can ask questions in our discussion forum.



Can I view my dashboards on a mobile device?

Yes, just install the latest version of the free MicroStrategy Mobile App on your iPad to view your dashboards. Use the MicroStrategy Mobile App to access and interact with your dashboards, highlight specific areas in your visualizations, add comments, and share with colleagues. For the best experience, use iOS version 4.3.3 or newer.


What are the hardware and software requirements for MicroStrategy Analytics Express?

Because Analytics Express is delivered via the cloud, all you need is a web browser with Adobe Flash Player installed. If you want to view dashboards using your iPad, download the free MicroStrategy Mobile App from the iTunes App Store. For the best experience, use iOS version 4.3.3 or newer.

Supported web browsers:

Windows users: Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 13+, Chrome 20+

Apple users: Safari 5.1+, Firefox 13+, Chrome 20+


Can I upgrade to MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise after using Analytics Express?

Yes. We can help you migrate your Analytics Express content to your Analytics Enterprise environment. Contact us at info@microstrategy.com or 888.537.8135 to inquire about migration options.


What if I want to try MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise?

If you are interested in starting a trial of MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise, please click here for more information.


What if I have more questions that are not answered here?

We encourage you to post your questions to the Analytics Express discussion forum. Your user account grants you access to post new messages and read replies from other users.

You may also contact us at info@microstrategy.com or call us at 888.537.8135 for more information.


Data preparation tool.

A free Excel plug-in to prepare your spreadsheet data before uploading to Analytics Express. Download this tool to scan your data and make any necessary adjustments.

Download the plug-in »


Analytics Express training.

Free on-demand training is available for new users of Analytics Express. Interactive slides and hands-on demos will help you become an expert in no time.

Login with your Resource Center account »


Free webcasts.

Learn best practices from industry analysts and hear success stories from customers in one of our informative webcasts.

View the Webcasts »



Video tutorials.

Learn more about MicroStrategy Analytics Express with our video tutorial series.

Watch the videos »

Discussion forums.

Join the Analytics Express community. Ask questions and share your expertise.

Join the discussion »


Technical support.

Get help from the best support organization in the industry.

Access the Knowledge Base »

Call us »


White papers.

From introductory information to detailed security insights, there's a whitepaper or brochure to learn more.

Read the brochure »

Read the security white paper »

See what self-service analytics can do for you.

Get started now and begin exploring your data instantly.

Still have questions? Chat with us or contact us at info@microstrategy.com or 888.537.8135.