|[April 20, 2017]
MicroStrategy Launches New Customer Success Initiatives at MicroStrategy World™ 2017
Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise
analytics and mobility software, unveiled MicroStrategy (News - Alert) 10™ on Amazon
Web Services (AWS), a revamped MicroStrategy Community, a newly-released
Education catalog, and a new global academic program for customer
success. The announcements were made at MicroStrategy
World 2017 to thousands of MicroStrategy customers, partners,
employees and business intelligence (BI) enthusiasts who attended in
person and online. To view the conference keynotes, visit the
MicroStrategy World 2017 website.
Key highlights included:
MicroStrategy 10 on AWS, to be made available this quarter, provides
new tools and services that allow customers to deploy a cloud
optimized version of the MicroStrategy 10 platform directly into the
Community is receiving a complete revamp, making it an even better
collaborative knowledge base. In the new community, new and returning
visitors can learn technical tips and tricks, engage with peers to
share new ideas, and grow existing MicroStrategy products and programs.
Our newly-released MicroStrategy 2017 Education Catalog, offering over
40 version 10 courses and effectively doubling the volume of learning
content, is now available in a multitude of learning delivery methods
for all user roles and levels at our Education
The new MicroStrategy
academic program now offers training and educational resources for
teachers and students, creating a center of excellence for enterprise
analytics and mobility.
At MicroStrategy World 2017, customers took the spotlight. Winners of
the Dashboard Showcase were on prominent display and Customer Awards
recognized excellence in the industry.
"This week at MicroStrategy World 2017, we hosted our most impressive
user conference to date," said Mark Gambill, CMO, MicroStrategy
Incorporated. "We shared a series of new initiatives and product
innovations designed to make it easier for our customers to build
modern, transformational analytics and mobility applications at scale
and get the expert knowledge and resources they need to be successful."
MicroStrategy 10 Coming to Amazon Web Services (News - Alert)
At MicroStrategy World 2017, MicroStrategy announced that MicroStrategy
10 will be available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Offering the entire
MicroStrategy platform on AWS will allow customer to rapidly deploy a
BI platform that delivers enterprise analytics, reporting, and
dashboarding capabilities, through self-service options.
For customers and MicroStrategy partners, MicroStrategy 10 on AWS means
that with minimal effort and hardware investment, they can be up to date
on the latest version of MicroStrategy, including the newest features
and capabilities. Users will be able to start, stop and resize
environments as needed, bringing cost-savings to their organizations,
even if a partner is opening an instance to demonstrate the value of a
joint solution to prospective customers. Additionally, access to
MicroStrategy 10 APIs will give customers the flexibility to create and
customize their own workflows.
"With MicroStrategy 10 on AWS, our customers will gain an
enterprise solution that also has the flexibility to create custom
workflows that are shaped to the size, time, location and power needed,"
said Hugh Owen, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing,
MicroStrategy Incorporated. "Because no heavy lifting will be involved
and the solution is self-serve, MicroStrategy customers will be
empowered to rapidly create, deploy and scale new business applications
with better agility and choice, while reducing the total cost of
To learn more about spinning up an instance of MicroStrategy 10 on
AWS, stay tuned for updates.
Relaunching the MicroStrategy Community Site
MicroStrategy is introducing a new online Community
that delivers an expertly curated experience with vast amounts of
information at a single location. New and returning visitors to the site
can expect improved, streamlined access to:
Product Experts - Get in touch with people who build and work on
improving every element of the MicroStrategy platform.
Documentation - Immediately find relevant SDK details and developer
Customer Discussions and Debates - Join conversations and exchange
ideas with fellow community members.
Product Education and Reviews - Learn about MicroStrategy products and
review feedback from other users.
Application Examples - Efficiently understand how MicroStrategy
products fit into your unique workstream.
"The goal of the revamped MicroStrategy Community was to build an even
better experience for our visitors," said Owen. "As a result, we've seen
a reduction in the number of help tickets and an increase in the quality
and breadth of content on the MicroStrategy Community. It's become a
more valuable hub for everyone."
Self-Paced Education Courses For The Enterprise
MicroStrategy recognizes that every organization has time constraints
and that individuals learn in a variety of ways. To help MicroStrategy
customers with large communities of business users make the most of
their platform, MicroStrategy announced the availability of five of its
most popular instructor-led courses in a self-paced learning format,
with another five modules to be released in 2017. For organizations with
more than 30 MicroStrategy web licenses, our new Enterprise E-courseware
modules are the ideal solution to drive usage of MicroStrategy. To
download our newly released catalog or learn more about our offerings,
visit the MicroStrategy
MicroStrategy's New Academic Program Brings Professional Data
Analytics and BI Resources to Academia for Free
University professors, students, and researchers can now access
MicroStrategy software and resources at no cost to enrich their business
and computer science course experiences. With the MicroStrategy
platform, professors can use industry-standard analytics software in the
classroom to prepare students with relevant and applicable skills while
students begin to master the skills that will enhance their
marketability to future employers. Included in the MicroStrategy
academic program are training and educational resources for teachers and
students to create a center of excellence for enterprise analytics and
mobility. To learn more about MicroStrategy's academic program, visit here.
MicroStrategy World: Dashboard Showcase and Customer Awards
Numerous entries were submitted to MicroStrategy's World Dashboard
Showcase. Each was judged for its outstanding business value, the
presentation and design of its information presentation, overall user
experience and workflow. Based on these criteria, MicroStrategy revealed
five entries for their unique perspective and presentation of business,
facility, and global activity to World attendees.
In addition, MicroStrategy presented MicroStrategy Customer Awards to
American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Sumitomo Rubber North America,
and Fanatics, Inc. for BI applications that stood out in three
respective categories: Innovative, Impactful, and Interesting.
Innovative - AIG was awarded the MicroStrategy Innovative Customer
Award for deploying an analytics solution that helps underwriters
better understand and assess risk-a critical component for the firm's
Impactful - Sumitomo Rubber North America won the MicroStrategy
Impactful Customer Award for its sales analysis iPad app, which has
helped equip their sales teams to run more effective meetings with
customers and thus grow market share.
Interesting - Fanatics, Inc. won the MicroStrategy Interesting
Customer Award for a real-time web dashboard that gives business users
access to up-to-date sales data at any moment.
"On behalf of the entire MicroStrategy team, we are grateful to each
customer presenter, partner, attendee and enthusiast who joined us at
this milestone event," said Michael J. Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy
Incorporated. "As we look ahead, we intend to maintain and extend our
leadership in BI, analytics and mobility, and help our customers answer
their toughest business questions."
About MicroStrategy Incorporated
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide
provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software. The Company's
mission is to provide enterprise customers with a world-class software
platform and expert services so they can deploy unique intelligence
applications. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online,
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MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy World and MicroStrategy 10 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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