Sherwin-Williams Selects MicroStrategy Mobile™ to Enhance Global Sales and Retail Store Analytics

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced Sherwin-Williams has chosen MicroStrategy Mobile for its Global Sales and Retail Store Analytics.  Sherwin-Williams, based in Cleveland, Ohio, and founded in 1866, is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. 

Sherwin-Williams will deploy MicroStrategy Mobile to analyze sales, customer, and product information stored across several data sources, react to anomalies, and gain visibility to daily performance KPIs directly from their mobile devices.  Sherwin-Williams chose MicroStrategy for its platform's ease-of-use, self-service analytics, scalability, and mobile leadership.

"MicroStrategy Mobile has given us an important opportunity for improvement, interactivity, and innovation," said Wade Young, Director of Information Technology, Sherwin-Williams. "With MicroStrategy, our global sales force will have a quick and easy way to leverage data across our corporate systems via their mobile device."

"MicroStrategy Mobile was recognized by Dresner Advisory in 2012 as the number one solution for Mobile BI, and was also recently included in the Gartner Mobile App Development Platform Magic Quadrant for 2013," said Paul Zolfaghari, President, MicroStrategy Incorporated.  "Sherwin-Williams joins other global enterprises in its decision to adopt MicroStrategy Mobile and change the way its workforce consumes information and drives business.  By giving a workforce access to critical sales data and corporate systems, MicroStrategy Mobile transforms employees into a connected and highly productive mobile workforce."

The Sherwin-Williams Company
Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson's® Water Seal®, Ronseal™, Becker Acroma™, Sayerlack®, Euronavy®, Altax™ and many more.

With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through more than 4,000 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company's other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors.  For more information, visit www.sherwin.com.

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.  The MicroStrategy Mobile Platform™ 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 Business Intelligence Platform, MicroStrategy Analytics Platform, MicroStrategy Mobile Platform, MicroStrategy Identity Platform, MicroStrategy Loyalty Platform, MicroStrategy Usher, and MicroStrategy Mobile 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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Contact:
Warren Getler
MicroStrategy Incorporated
703-744-6258
wgetler@microstrategy.com

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