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29 March 2017 - 3:02, by , in blog, No comments
If you’ve already registered for next month’s MicroStrategy World conference, good for you.  You can stop reading here.  We’ll see you in DC.  If you haven’t registered, ask yourself:  why not?   Are you responsible for providing access to, or taking action on, company data?  Do you currently use MicroStrategy or other business intelligence tools? ...
27 January 2017 - 16:03, by , in blog, No comments
The three best things about MicroStrategy 10.6 If you’re like me, you nerd out a little bit when any software upgrade comes out.  The list of enhancements can make me think “Wow, what an amazing innovation!  I can’t wait to tell my friends” or, on the flip side, “FINALLY!  They fixed the problem, it’s about...
9 November 2016 - 21:43, by , in blog, No comments
by Jim Butz, co-founder and CEO, Southport Services Group When I left work yesterday, I had no intention of watching the election results playout hour-by-hour on my television. In fact, I planned to spend the night catching up on Narcos episodes before heading to bed to get my recommended eight hours of beauty sleep (no...
15 March 2016 - 12:40, by , in blog, No comments
As experts in MicroStrategy, it’s our goal to provide you with the tools, knowledge and resources that you need to maximize the value of your MicroStrategy investment. On March 15, MicroStrategy officially announced the General Availability (GA) of MicroStrategy 10.3.  This is the third version of MicroStrategy 10 to be released under MicroStratgy’s new “90 day...
22 February 2016 - 19:58, by , in blog, No comments
    During MicroStrategy World 2016, Southport consultants taught two hands-on workshops designed to help end-users learn how to use MicroStrategy Desktop to build self-service dashboards, with no help from IT, in minutes.  Nearly 300 participants took part in these workshops over two days. As a follow-on to those workshops, we have created a video series...
9 February 2016 - 14:32, by , in blog, No comments
by Jim Butz, co-founder and CEO, Southport Services Group I’ve been working with MicroStrategy software for nearly twenty years. I was first introduced to MicroStrategy’s DSS Agent around 1996, back when MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor could be seen pulling into the MicroStrategy parking lot in his early model Lexus with his personalized license plates that...
9 February 2016 - 14:29, by , in blog, No comments
  One of the many benefits of MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise is the new Operations Manager console, which provides administrators with a single web-based interface from which they can manage and monitor all of their MicroStrategy systems. Many of the features of Operations Manager are the result of the millions of dollars invested by MicroStrategy...
9 February 2016 - 14:26, by , in blog, No comments
In today’s world, users expect their reporting applications to provide near instantaneous response times despite the fact that today’s analytic applications consist of dashboards containing dozens of visualizations built on top of exploding data volumes. MicroStrategy has made significant changes to its in-memory architecture as part of their version 10 release to address the new...
9 February 2016 - 14:23, by , in blog, No comments
How do you prioritize your business intelligence initiatives? We’ve identified three key areas of consideration that will help you identify the high impact business intelligence solutions that have the lowest implementation risk. For every industry, there are literally dozens, if not hundreds, of potential BI use cases. Your success depends on your ability to identify...
4 February 2016 - 22:10, by , in blog, No comments
  In our previous article, “8 Things to Know when Considering Integrating MicroStrategy with SAP BW,” we highlighted the key points behind the MicroStrategy / SAP BW integration. In this article, we expand on that topic and share implementation best practices for those companies who have made the decision to make the MicroStrategy / SAP...