MicroStrategy Recognized as the #1 Retail Software Vendor in the 2013 Retail Information Systems News Software LeaderBoard Selection Based on Customer Satisfaction, Retail Concentration, and Revenue

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that it was named the top retail software vendor in the 2013 Retail Information Systems (RIS) News Software LeaderBoard.

This annual report highlights all of the major retail technology vendors in head-to-head comparisons largely based on retailer evaluations and serves as an objective guide to help retailers find the solutions and vendors they need. MicroStrategy finished in first place in the Top 20 Overall category among an international group of 87 leading retail software vendors. According to Joe Skorupa, Editor-in-Chief of RIS News, all vendors that appear on this master list are "truly retail technology's best of the best."

In addition to its number one rank in the Top 20 Overall, MicroStrategy also topped the following LeaderBoard charts:

  • Large Vendor Leaders
  • Broad Suite Vendor Leaders
  • Top Vendors for Tier One Retailers

Furthermore, MicroStrategy ranked in the top 10 in eleven other categories: Leaders in Apparel; Leaders in Specialty Retailing; Leaders in Retail Concentration; Large Vendor Customer Satisfaction; Leaders for Mid-Size Retailers; Leaders in Recommendation Status by Tier One Retailers; Leaders in Product Reliability by Tier One Retailers; Leaders by Apparel Retailers; Leaders in Overall Performance by Tier One Retailers; Leaders in Administration/Maintenance by Tier One Retailers; and Broad Suite Vendor Customer Satisfaction. To read the report, visit: http://www.microstrategy.com/Strategy/media/downloads/about-us/microstrategy-ris-leaderboard-2013.pdf

"This is the eleventh consecutive year that MicroStrategy has been recognized in the Top 20 Overall ranking of the RIS News Software LeaderBoard," said Paul Zolfaghari, President, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "We are delighted this year to finish in first place in the Top 20 Overall category, which recognizes that many of the world's largest retailers consider MicroStrategy a leading technological partner for their organizations."

MicroStrategy's enterprise software is used by retailers worldwide, including Aeropostale, Carrefour, The Container Store, GUESS?, Lowe's Companies, METRO Group, Pacific Sunwear, and Whole Foods Market.  Retailers use the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform™ to anticipate changing customer demands, execute merchandising programs, and optimize purchasing and product mixes in the global marketplace.  With MicroStrategy Mobile™, retailers can empower their employees with mobile devices to access vital sales and inventory information, analyze buying trends, evaluate promotion success, and view associate and customer information. The delivery of up-to-the-minute alerts to their mobile devices empowers store managers to make better decisions and take immediate actions as they walk the sales floor.  In addition, retailers can directly target customers with customized offers and loyalty programs, all delivered to mobile devices through MicroStrategy Alert.

To learn more about how retailers are using MicroStrategy to transform their businesses, download our interactive Retail iBook, or visit Booth #3947 at the National Retail Federation Annual Convention & EXPO, January 13-14, 2014, in New York City.

This year's survey includes responses from 376 retailers who submitted 975 evaluations. An independent research firm, Litchfield Research, is used to gather all the data to ensure the report's integrity and that the results are based on independently verified data. Vendor submission forms are also thoroughly fact-checked.

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.

Contact:
Warren Getler
MicroStrategy Incorporated
703-744-6258
wgetler@microstrategy.com

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