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…MicroStrategy, the guiding light of Business Intelligence platforms,
launches new version MicroStrategy 7.1…

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MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of business
intelligence software, today announced that it has entered the query and
reporting market with the launch of version 7.1 of its business
intelligence platform MicroStrategy. MicroStrategy 7 is a scalable
business intelligence platform built specifically for the Internet.
With version 7.1, MicroStrategy has enhanced MicroStrategy 7 for the
query and reporting space with an intuitive, Web-centric interface,
improved application integration capabilities and additional tools to
expedite deployment for its customers and partners.

"MicroStrategy is one of the most experienced OLAP players in the market
offering its customers a platform that enriches their business and hence
sharpens their competitive edge," commented Bob Skeens, UK country
manager, MicroStrategy. "With the scalable query and reporting features,
our new 7.1 platform is now the easiest business intelligence platform
to use and integrate, thus giving our customers further flexibility in
accessing business-critical information."

Dan Veest, senior analyst, IDC Research said of the upgraded platform,
"MicroStrategy 7.1 combines the power of the platform with the ease of
use and deployability of a true Query and Reporting toolset, giving
enterprises a strong solution to provide users with the intelligence
they need."

In a continued effort to make MicroStrategy 7 the easiest to use query,
reporting and analysis system, MicroStrategy included dynamic HTML
(DHTML), enhanced prompts and pop-up drilling menus in version 7.1.
Combined with the enterprise reporting capabilities of MicroStrategy Web
Viewer these features deliver sophisticated analytical functions in an
intuitive, Web-based reporting environment by aiding navigation and
enhancing usability for end users. This ultimately provides measurable
business benefits for large organisations.

As the only business intelligence platform built entirely for the
Internet, version 7.1 allows developers to connect to their databases
without any additional software by eliminating the need for ODBC
connections on client machines. MicroStrategy 7 also now includes a pure
thin-client HTML solution to eliminate plug-in issues.

Enhanced development features and integration capabilities in
MicroStrategy 7.1 make business intelligence more accessible to
developers. A new, Java-based software development kit (SDK) that is
certified on IBM WebSphere enables developers to build Web applications
on a variety of platforms including Unix and Microsoft Windows NT. In
addition, MicroStrategy OLAP Provider allows third-party query tools
like Microsoft Excel 2000 and Cognos PowerPlay to access MicroStrategy
7's analytical engine.

MicroStrategy 7 is a scalable business intelligence platform built
specifically for the Internet. Its pure-Web architecture provides the
Web reporting, security, performance, and standards critical for
deployment over the Internet. Because of proven data and user
scalability, only the MicroStrategy platform is capable of analysing
today's growing multi-terabyte data warehouses and distributing
information to millions of users via Web, wireless and voice. The open
and flexible platform is the business intelligence foundation being
adopted by companies for all their analytical and reporting
applications.
MicroStrategy 7.1 is generally available today and is available at the
MicroStrategy Store online at www.microstrategy.com:

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About MicroStrategy Incorporated
MicroStrategy is a leading worldwide provider of Intelligent E-Business
software and related services. MicroStrategy's technology platform is
creating a new generation of one-to-one e-business solutions that enable
global 2000 organisations to build personal relationships with their
partners, supply-chains, and customers. MicroStrategy delivers these
solutions via web, wireless, and voice. In addition to its industry
leading technology, MicroStrategy also offers a comprehensive set of
consulting, training and support services for its customers and
partners.

MicroStrategy has approximately 1000 customers across such diverse
industries as retail, finance, telecommunications, dot-com, insurance,
healthcare, pharmaceuticals and consumer packaged goods. MicroStrategy
also has entered into relationships with more than 270 systems
integrators, application development and platform partners. For more
information, please visit MicroStrategy's Web site:
http://www.microstrategy.com


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