MicroStrategy Web Product Features
Easy to use, personalized reporting, analysis and monitoring
MicroStrategy Web can meet all the needs of all types of users, whether they require powerful ad-hoc analysis, more high-level reporting or simple report-viewing capabilities. MicroStrategy Web users can quickly build new calculations, filter report data, pivot and add subtotals for full OLAP functionality. Users can modify report contents on-the-fly and can further deepen the investigation by drilling through an Intelligent Cube to perform OLAP analysis on transaction-level data as well.
Rich user interface with innumerable analytical and formatting features
MicroStrategy Web’s powerful yet intuitive interface provides business users the ability to perform multiple analytical and formatting manipulations for easier data visualization and analysis. Users can easily reformat reports using autostyles, as well as apply more specific graph, cell and field formatting using one-click actions and intuitive editors. Detailed analysis can easily be performed by changing the arrangement of data on reports with pivot, page-by, and sorting manipulations. More analytics can be added to reports using subtotals, time transformations, row calculations, and column calculations; and users even change the data on a report by applying filters, prompting, and drilling anywhere throughout the databases.
Fully interactive, pixel perfect scorecards, dashboards and reports
MicroStrategy reports are significantly enhanced to contain more information while remaining easy to read, highly interactive and analytically rich. Users can navigate and analyze data by narrowing and selecting the information from combo boxes, sliders, lists and other intuitive controls. In addition, reports can be designed and viewed in HTML and, these same reports can be immediately available for production-quality printing with no additional effort. Thanks to MicroStrategy’s WYSIWYG feature, report designers or editors have pixel-by-pixel control of the report display, both on screen and on paper. MicroStrategy reports can also be easily integrated with Microsoft Excel without losing any previous formatting.
Guided ad-hoc report building and analysis
MicroStrategy’s powerful prompt functionality allows users to personalize reports by answering basic questions. In addition, prompts enable easy and efficient report creation from pre-defined areas of analysis, in addition to being able to design one “from scratch” using the blank report template. Intuitive interactions allow users to modify existing reports andperform analysis such aspivot, page-by, add calculations, sort or drill manipulations. Standard reports may additionally be enhanced to immediately draw user’s attention to exceptional or unexpected occurrences by formatting and conditionally displaying sections, pages or text based on the criteria that matters to them.
High User and Data Scalability
MicroStrategy fully supports 64-bit Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) for both Unix-based Web servers as well as ASP-based Microsoft Windows servers. The 64-bit JVMs offer much greater memory space than 32-bit JVMs and allow the MicroStrategy Web software to support more users with larger reports, without requiring additional Web servers. High reliability can be achieved by clustering multiple machines running MicroStrategy Web since job-level failover automatically transfers jobs from failed machines to other machines in the cluster. In addition, MicroStrategy Web’s architecture efficiently takes advantage of the processing power now available in workstation computers and modern browsers, freeing up processing capacity on the web server while still remaining a zero-footprint application.
Centralized Application, Object and Data-level Security
MicroStrategy’s comprehensive security ensures data is secured at all levels. Security filters and access control lists guarantee business users will see only the data they are authorized to review, and only at the level they need. The ability to easily and centrally manage all users' access to reports, data and application functionality greatly increases efficiency during the development and administrative processes. Furthermore, MicroStrategy Web leverages SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to encrypt all web traffic. Unlike competitors, MicroStrategy Web does not have direct database connectivity, which means databases are always secured against any hacker attacks..
Open XML Architecture for Web Services
MicroStrategy Web is built on an XML-based architecture. XML is the standard for data interchange. Businesses can easily integrate XML generated by MicroStrategy Web into their own applications or portal frameworks, or format it to suit their own unique needs.