MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop Wins Gold at Best in Biz Awards 2014 International Places First for Best New Product of the Year in the Consumer Category; MicroStrategy Also Wins Other Awards

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that Best in Biz Awards 2014 International has named MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop™ the gold winner in the consumer category for the Best New Product of the Year.  Best in Biz Awards International sets innovative, high-profile global businesses against each other in a showcase of top performers and is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. 

MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop is a self-service application that enables instant access and exploration of data with interactive visualizations. It is a free, user-friendly data discovery tool that empowers business users to analyze and understand data, without specialized expertise, and easily share insights with others. After a quick, simple download and installation process, users can create stunning visualizations and data-driven stories in minutes.  The company released the standalone product in late 2013 as part of its commitment to making powerful visual analytics accessible to a wider audience.  To download MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop for free: http://www.microstrategy.com/us/free/desktop.

"We are honored to receive this award because it validates our approach to empower business users with the tools to easily derive valuable insights from their data," said Paul Zolfaghari, President, MicroStrategy Incorporated.  "The culture shift to becoming a data-driven organization starts with individual business users on the 'front line' incorporating analytics into their daily operations."

MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop puts powerful analytics that would cost thousands of dollars from other vendors in the hands of business users for free. It is also the first step on a seamless upgrade path to the powerful, comprehensive MicroStrategy Analytics Platform when (and if) user requirements progress beyond desktop-based self-service data visualization. The company said that enterprise users of its software focus on providing fully governed data discovery so that there is no need to compromise between self-service and governance when it comes to their information assets.

"Governed data discovery is a critical requirement for organizations that seek a fully-integrated, enterprise-wide BI solution that can simultaneously empower business users at all levels to seek out their own answers and make timely, informed decisions," said Zolfaghari.

In addition to the 'gold' for Best New Product of the Year, MicroStrategy has also won:

  • Gold in Best New Version of the Year
  • Silver in Small or Medium Business Product of the Year
  • Silver in Consumer Product of the Year
  • Silver in Consumer Service of the Year
  • Bronze in Most Innovative Service of the Year
  • Bronze in Enterprise Service of the Year
  • Bronze in Best New Product of the Year – SMB

More than 200 public and private companies representing all sectors of the economy from more than 30 countries competed in Best in Biz Awards' second annual International program. Best in Biz Awards 2014 International honors were once again presented in a range of categories, including Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Enterprise Product of the Year, Best New Version of the Year and Most Innovative Product of the Year.  Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2014 International were determined based on scoring from a panel of 27 judges drawn from top-tier news, business, finance, and technology publications and media outlets from 17 countries, with all continents represented.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2014 International, visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com/intl-2014-winners.

About MicroStrategy Incorporated

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms.  The Company's mission is to provide the most flexible, powerful, scalable and user-friendly platforms for analytics, mobile, identity and loyalty, offered either on premises or in the cloud.

The MicroStrategy Analytics Platform™ enables leading organizations to analyze vast amounts of data and distribute actionable business insight throughout the enterprise.  Our analytics platform delivers reports and dashboards, and enables users to conduct ad hoc analysis and share their insights anywhere, anytime.  MicroStrategy Mobile™ lets organizations rapidly build information-rich applications that combine multimedia, transactions, analytics, and custom workflows.  The MicroStrategy Identity Platform™ (branded as MicroStrategy Usher™) provides organizations the ability to develop a secure mobile app for identity and credentials. The MicroStrategy Loyalty Platform™ (branded as MicroStrategy Alert) is a next-generation, mobile customer loyalty and engagement solution.  To learn more about MicroStrategy, visit www.microstrategy.com and follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/microstrategy) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/microstrategy).

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Analytics Platform, MicroStrategy Mobile, MicroStrategy Identity Platform, MicroStrategy Loyalty Platform, and MicroStrategy Usher 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.


Claudia Cahill 
MicroStrategy Incorporated 

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