AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CREATION, GOD SAID "LET THERE BE LIGHT!" Wednesday 27 June 2001 PDF Print …MicroStrategy, the guiding light of Business Intelligence platforms, launches new version MicroStrategy 7.1… Visit the Microstrategy stand, G14, at BIS2001, Olympia, 27-28 June 2001 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: -ends- 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. 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