Most executives are familiar with the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. But if you’re evaluating vendors simply by looking at the dot placement on the MQ and not by reading the full report and the companion research report, the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms*, you’re not seeing the big picture when it comes to which solution is best for your business.
While it’s natural for analytics leaders to be drawn to a visualization such as the classic 2 x 2 grid, it’s incredibly important to dig in and read more to learn whether an analytics tool or platform is best for your organization’s particular use case and future goals. But if you’re into visualizations, the Gartner Critical Capabilities report has those too. MicroStrategy is proud to have been recognized with the highest product scores out of 19 vendors for four out of six Critical Capabilities use cases.
#1 in Agile, Centralized BI Provisioning, scoring 4.34 out of 5**
#1 in Governed Data Discovery, scoring 4.24 out of 5
#1 in OEM or Embedded BI, scoring 4.64 out of 5
#1 in Extranet Deployment, scoring 4.38 out of 5
With our latest platform release, MicroStrategy 2019, we’re focusing on delivering the most open and comprehensive solution in the market that addresses the most demanding use cases, both now and in the future, with paradigm-shifting capabilities such as HyperIntelligence™.
If you haven’t looked at MicroStrategy lately, you really need to take a test-drive and read what the analysts are saying about our innovation. We urge you to take a look at additional reports such as the Forrester Wave, where MicroStrategy is named a leader, the Ventana Research Value Index Embedded Analytics and BI Report, where MicroStrategy is named number one overall, and the Dresner Wisdom of Crowds reports and user review sites such as G2 Crowd where MicroStrategy is a leader.
All of these reports and reviews speak to a different point of view on enterprise challenges and the strengths and best purpose of each of the analytics and BI tools available. Together, they offer each business and IT leader a broader, blended approach to both putting the market in perspective—and sorting through the solutions to know what best fits individual needs.
Moving Forward with the Knowledge Needed
The analytics industry is at a crossroads where some point solutions and older reporting platforms may no longer be able to accommodate future needs. With new requirements and the ability to deliver better insights to more business users across the enterprise, it’s important to keep abreast of the newest capabilities from each analytics vendor in the market.
At MicroStrategy, we’ve got our focus set on being the foundational platform for the future—and driving a paradigm shift in business intelligence with HyperIntelligence. I’m super excited about the strength MicroStrategy is showing with its 2019 Gartner Critical Capabilities scores, but even more excited to know that we’re just starting to flex our muscle.
Want to read Gartner’s view on the 19 vendors featured in this report, as well as their strategic assumptions for the future of analytics and BI? Read a complimentary copy of the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report***.
*Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, James Richardson, Rita Sallam, Cindi Howson, Austin Kronz, 14 May 2019.
**This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Microstrategy.
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