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MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy, Inc. is a company that creates and sells business intelligence and mobile application software, with services on-premise as well as in the cloud.

Background
Founders: Michael J. Saylor and Sanju K. Bansal
CEO: Michael J. Saylor
Funding: None
Timeline
1989: MicroStrategy, Inc. founded in Wilmington, DE, where it begins developing data mining software
1991: First business intelligence product released
1994: MicroStrategy, Inc. headquarters moved to Tyson’s Corner, VA, in the Washington DC metropolitan area
1998: Initial public offering launched (Nasdaq: MSTR)
2000: MicroStrategy 7 released, first version with a web interface
2005: MicroStrategy 8 released
2009: MicroStrategy 9 released
2010: MicroStrategy Mobile released
2011: MicroStrategy Cloud released
2013: MicroStrategy updated to version 9.3

Products
MicroStrategy offers a variety of software-based tools, each of which fulfills a distinct function in the business intelligence creation process. Microstrategy’s flagship product is designed to turn raw data into business intelligence, and does so by employing a variety of platform-based applications:
Visual Insight: Turns data into graphics and creates BI dashboards
System Manager: Allows users to create a workflow sequence for data management and analysis
Web: an in-platform metadata search engine
MicroStrategy Mobile: Allows users to obtain, create, and deploy mobile business intelligence apps.
MicroStrategy Cloud: MicroStrategy, Inc.’s cloud-based, platform as service business intelligence solution.
Microstrategy Express: A software as service data discovery tool.

MicroStrategy, Inc. conducts operations in countries all over the world, with offices all over the North America, namely: Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Monterrey, Montreal, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Tysons Corner (headquarters) in North America. The company also has offices abroad, in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America, and Asia. MicroStrategy, Inc. employs thousands of people worldwide. With nearly a quarter of its workforce dedicated to research and development, the company holds dozens of patents.

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