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MicroStrategy Enhances Integration with SAP BI
Latest Release Delivers Faster Time-to-Value for Business Intelligence Applications

by Maroushka Kanywani, Editor, Dashboard InsightThursday, July 31, 2008

McLean, Va., July 31, 2008 – MicroStrategy® Incorporated (NASDAQ: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that its latest release of MicroStrategy 8™ software provides deeper integration with SAP BI to help organizations achieve even faster time-to-value for their BI applications. The latest MicroStrategy software release was made generally available on July 18, 2008.

With this new release, MicroStrategy customers can further leverage their existing SAP investments with improved capabilities to design, publish, administer, and maintain their SAP reports. MicroStrategy now offers enhanced reuse of SAP BI objects that accelerate SAP report development, enabling higher-quality development in less time. MicroStrategy is committed to the continued enhancement of its SAP integration and has recently renewed its SAP® Certified Integration certification.

Additionally, MicroStrategy dashboards and reports can combine SAP BI data with non-SAP data to provide comprehensive corporate performance insight across all data assets. MicroStrategy generates optimized MDX syntax that is fully certified with SAP BI using SAP’s high performance BAPI interfaces. MicroStrategy uses the multidimensional models implicit in SAP InfoCubes and QueryCubes, allowing users to seamlessly analyze, investigate, and drill anywhere into SAP BI for more data, without prior programming or prior design of drill paths.

“MicroStrategy customers can now apply the full analytical power of the MicroStrategy 8 BI platform to the SAP BI pre-packaged business content,” said Sanju Bansal, COO of MicroStrategy. “Since MicroStrategy reuses the information already contained in SAP BI, report development time is accelerated for our customers, providing enhanced time-to-value.”

About MicroStrategy

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) is available at www.microstrategy.com.


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