MicroStrategy Selected as an Agile BI Platform "Leader" in Report Published by Independent Research Firm Noted for "Leading Desktop and Cloud Agile BI Tools" in Latest Research

TYSONS CORNER, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has cited it as a leader in the "Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2014" report. The MicroStrategy Analytics Platform™ received top scores for the features technology professionals need to enable business user business intelligence (BI) self-service, as well as for the effectiveness of its advanced data visualization (ADV) functionality.

According to the report, "Forrester also scored MicroStrategy highly for the business user capabilities to provision applications and data [and] perform data integration tasks within the BI tool.  MicroStrategy received high client feedback scores for its agile, business user self-service and ADV functionality. Clients also gave MicroStrategy a top score for its product vision."

The report also stated that "[i]n addition to its Agile BI offerings, MicroStrategy's traditional strengths are its organically grown architecture and a powerful ROLAP engine, which in the long term can often reduce total cost of ownership by reducing the number of reports and dashboards that need to be produced. With its integrated desktop and cloud-based SaaS offerings, MicroStrategy buyers can start small and scale quickly."

"The best-run organizations understand the need to make decisions on trusted, governed data, and in turn are looking for more than just analytical point solutions," said Paul Zolfaghari, President, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "We are pleased to see leading independent analyst firms continue to consistently rate our comprehensive analytics platform at the top of the industry, validating our approach to provide enterprise-grade software offerings that bring agile data discovery and self-service BI with advanced visualizations within reach of every business user."

The report is available from the MicroStrategy website at http://info.microstrategy.com/forrester-bi.

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.

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Claudia Cahill
MicroStrategy Incorporated
703-270-2207
ccahill@microstrategy.com

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