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MicroStrategy 2019 introduces ‘biggest breakthrough in analytics in over a decade’

MicroStrategy 2019 introduces ‘biggest breakthrough in analytics in over a decade’

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MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, has announced that MicroStrategy 2019, the industry’s first and only enterprise platform for HyperIntelligence, transformational mobility, and federated analytics is now generally available.

Founder, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Michael J. Saylor and other members of MicroStrategy’s management team rang the Nasdaq opening bell yesterday to celebrate the launch of MicroStrategy 2019.

“We’re proud to unveil MicroStrategy 2019, the first enterprise analytics and mobility platform that provides intelligence that organisations need for every moment of the day,” said Mr. Saylor.

“Intelligence is about time, and when seconds matter, there’s simply no room for information that is one click away — let alone the time to find the right sets of data through self-service analytics. With HyperIntelligence, information becomes self-evident. Information about customers, products, and employees naturally surfaces — with zero clicks — at a glance on a screen, by voice or even through the lens of a camera.” 

Tim Lang, Senior Executive Vice President and CTO, MicroStrategy Incorporated, said: “We believe MicroStrategy 2019 introduces our biggest breakthrough in analytics in over a decade.

“For the first time, business users don’t have to look for answers — answers come to them. In addition to our revolutionary HyperIntelligence offering, MicroStrategy 2019 incorporates more than 5,000 customer requests and new capabilities, making it the richest, highest-quality release we’ve ever shipped to market.”

HyperIntelligence inspires moments with frictionless, contextual insights 

MicroStrategy 2019 introduces HyperIntelligence, a new class of enterprise intelligence that transforms the way users access the information needed to make countless decisions every moment throughout the day.

With MicroStrategy 2019, organisations can inject information directly into a user’s web-based workflows using a HyperCard feature, new with MicroStrategy 2019, which presents powerful information and KPIs about customers, products, people and more. Business users can simply hover over highlighted keywords to surface content-rich hyperCards on websites and in web applications like email, Salesforce, or Office 365.

MicroStrategy 2019 enables organisations to seamlessly combine and surface information from over 200 enterprise data sources. For example, organisations can deploy a ‘customer’ hyperCard to their sales representatives.

This card can present information drawn from Salesforce.com, Marketo, or other enterprise data assets. Whenever salespeople see any of their customer names in their email, spreadsheets, CRM, LinkedIn, Google search, or other websites, MicroStrategy instantly highlights the customer name.

The sales representative can simply hover over the highlighted word to bring up a card to surface important KPIs, relevant information and next best action.

Transformational mobility injects intelligence into the core functions of any business

Having instant information access with transactional capture is becoming increasingly fundamental to a mobile workforce that needs to make and record critical decisions every minute of the work day.

MicroStrategy 2019 can provide the competitive edge and agility that businesses need to thrive in such a competitive market. The new platform reimagines how people create and work with mobile productivity apps tailored to any business function or role — on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

Analysts, developers and architects can build apps using any one of three powerful strategies:

  • Mobile dossiers — interactive books of analytics that render beautifully on smartphones and tablets;
  • No code drag-and-drop — for branded custom apps that mobilise systems, processes, and applications; or
  • Customised development — with SDKs for iOS and Android that enable developers to extend MicroStrategy content into their apps and record the transaction using XCode or JavaScript

Federated analytics connects the tools users love to the platform they trust

Some decisions are more complicated than others, requiring business users to analyse information for hours or days before making their decision. For those decisions that require more time, MicroStrategy 2019’s powerful analytical engine, comprehensive toolsets, variety of data connectors, and scalable, open architecture help ensure organisations have the trusted data they need to scale analytics.

Moreover, organisations can now easily supercharge the tools their end users use — such as Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, and Qlik — by easily connecting them to the MicroStrategy 2019 platform for a single version of the truth.

Pre-configured connectors to these point data discovery tools allow users to visualise and interact with trusted datasets that can scale without disrupting their existing work habits. The new release empowers organisations to increase the reach of their data assets and publish governed and certified data that can be used by every analyst with the tools of their choice.

At the core of MicroStrategy 2019 is its enterprise semantic graph. This proprietary metadata foundation delivers a robust business glossary and index for a vast range of corporate information, making it a powerful method to consolidate disparate sources of data and deliver a single version of truth.

The advanced enterprise semantic graph enriches metadata content with real-time location intelligence and both content and system usage telemetry — enabling AI-powered experiences through contextual, personalised recommendations and personalised insights that users can trust.

MicroStrategy 2019 is optimised for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure

MicroStrategy 2019 is a groundbreaking analytics platform with a consistent architecture from on premises to the most popular cloud environments. The platform runs natively on AWS and Microsoft Azure to deliver exceptional security, performance, reliability, and support — helping ensure analytics and mobility applications are ready to scale.

With the new MicroStrategy Cloud console, departmental teams or large enterprises can launch fully-configured and ready-to-use enterprise analytics and mobility projects — all in fewer than 30 minutes.

Administrators can control their environments on AWS or Microsoft Azure from a single console, making it easy to start, stop, resize, and terminate as needed. Organisations can choose from separate pre-packaged deployment options that cover sandbox testing needs to enterprise-ready and high-availability requirements with: Team, Department and Enterprise.

Thousands of new features and enhancements provide benefits across the organisation

MicroStrategy 2019 introduces thousands of transformative features and enhancements for users across the organisation — including administrators, analysts, consumers, data scientists, developers, and business users:

  • New MicroStrategy Library delivers a personalised portal for analytics on web and mobile that helps users find answers easily. Smart recommendations are available for content and insights, with easy bookmarking options that let end users save frequently-used, personalised views. Interactive collaboration capabilities make it incredibly easy for end users to communicate with each other, with real-time tagging and notifications, using a familiar chat interface within the MicroStrategy application.
  • The new Dossier feature allows analysts to build interactive books of analytics. Natural Language Querying (NLQ) lets analysts quickly build visualisations to find insights just by typing a Google-like question into MicroStrategy. Powered by AI, MicroStrategy makes smart recommendations for search terms and questions to help you get started. Additionally, dozens of new connectors are available for cloud applications, latest relational systems and big data sources.
  • A robust set of new and improved REST APIs allow developers to build custom apps and extend the functionality of the MicroStrategy platform to standard devices and third-party apps. Developers can use the embedding API to customise, rebrand, and embed Dossier and MicroStrategy Library functionalities with greater flexibility. Developers can also build custom data connectors and white label applications and create custom widgets and visualisations with easy access to REST APIs, the Data Connector API, the Mobile API for iOS and Android, the Visualization SDK, and more. Developers can also leverage MicroStrategy APIs to integrate with Amazon Alexa and other voice-controlled applications, making it easy to get answers to tough questions on the go.
  • New integrations for R and Python are available via two open-source packages that allow data scientists to consume intelligent cubes, create R and Python algorithms, and publish results back into MicroStrategy without leaving their data science tools.
  • New MicroStrategy Workstation delivers a modern interface to perform administrative and routine management tasks. Platform Analytics makes it easier than before to understand the usage of an organisation’s MicroStrategy deployments with real-time telemetry capabilities. Also, with the updated provisioning console in MicroStrategy 2019, administrators and architects can deploy MicroStrategy on AWS or Azure in under 30 minutes.

Learn more about MicroStrategy 2019 here. MicroStrategy customers can get started on HyperIntelligence by downloading the MicroStrategy HyperIntelligence extension at the Chrome Web Store.

Customers can also provision MicroStrategy 2019 in the cloud with the MicroStrategy for AWS and MicroStrategy for Azure provisioning consoles.

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