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MicroStrategy, Inc. is a provider of business intelligence , mobile software, and cloud-based services. The company is based in the Washington, D.C. area and serves companies and organizations worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Michael J. Saylor and Sanju K. Bansal, MicroStrategy develops software that enables organizations to analyze internal and external data in order to make business decisions and to develop mobile apps. Its proprietary software can be deployed in companies' data centers, or as cloud services. Notable clients include Facebook, Starbucks, and Lowe's Companies. Wikipedia.


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Data Meaning, a leading, full service business intelligence (BI) consultancy, announces today its new NLP MicroStrategy connector that allows companies to leverage voice-enabled technology for MicroStrategy.  Data Meaning will sponsor MicroStrategy’s 20th annual user conference, MicroStrategy World 2017, from April 18 to April 20 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center and will demo its connector live at the conference. NLP is already transforming BI in ways that go far beyond simply making the interface easier. Before long, business information will be analyzed by merely talking with Google Home or interacting with a chatbot.  Imagine a world without queries, but rather BI as a conversation with a chatbot.  Accessing information will be as easy as asking, “How has revenue changed over the last year?” “By pairing this solution with Google Home, executives could access quick facts during monthly meetings. By pairing it with chatbots, in-store associates could retrieve information within their preferred collaboration tool and consumers could chat directly with the chatbots to see if a product is in stock.  NLP has the potential to change the landscape of the way information is consumed in an organization and can serve as a catalyst to accelerating the dissemination of information and making a company information driven,” said Hector Vazquez, VP of Solutions at Data Meaning. Whether it’s through connectors for MicroStrategy or user experience and design best practice sessions, we’re ready to help you do more with your data. Find us at booth #208 in front of the Lounge in the Exhibit Hall to connect with top BI talent and discover where your data journey leads. Also, check out our “Hey Google Home, what is my revenue by quarter for 2017?” breakout session and our customers’ sessions featuring PetSmart and John Hancock. See you soon!


News Article | May 1, 2017
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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With higher education at a turning point, Saylor Academy will host the Saylor Higher Education Summit on June 21 and 22 in Washington, DC, an event that will bring together decision-makers and influencers impacting the post-secondary education space. Over the 2 days of the Summit, participants will share their programs, initiatives and ideas on issues such as competency-based education, emerging credential models, and on how to quickly prepare and educate the emerging workforce. The legacy higher education “system” has left students with $1.3 trillion dollars in debt (and counting) while failing to close the skills gap employers say keeps them from filling key positions. These alarming trends are unsustainable, and both changes and challengers are afoot. Bootcamps, MOOCs, alternative credit providers and various credentialing models are gaining ground and challenging the old system. The Summit will explore how these disruptors will work with - and in some cases around - the traditional providers to educate and skill up the drivers of tomorrow’s economy, both in the US and abroad. Keynote speakers for the event include Michael Saylor, MicroStrategy Chairman and CEO and Founder of Saylor Academy; Heather Hiles, Deputy Director of Post-Secondary Success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Dr. Vijay Kumar, Associate Dean of Digital Learning at MIT. Additional presenters and panelists will include representatives from the Coalition for a Skilled Workforce, JetBlue Airlines, Southern New Hampshire University; MissionU; HigherEd.org; University of Maryland University College; the Inter-American Development Bank; Jobs for the Future; Thomas Edison State University; Cognii; Mindappster & more. Title: Looking at the Degree and Beyond: Lowering Cost, Increasing Access, Exploring Alternatives Location: Washington, DC at the FHI Conference Center on Connecticut Avenue.


Sense, a BI health monitoring tool, boasts a comprehensive view of analytics platforms, systems, usage and overall adoption to identify, alert and help resolve problems before they impact business operations ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2017) - Pandera Systems, a leading, full-service business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions provider, announces today a new monitoring application, Sense, which helps organizations gain visibility into the stability and reliability of their analytics platforms along with usage and adoption trends. Sense provides a comprehensive, real-time look into a company's BI platform and surfacing key performance indicators (KPIs), such as system usage and user development activity, in order to allow companies to proactively manage the multi-channel reporting assets driving their business. With Sense's monitoring capabilities available anytime, anywhere, organizations are empowered with the information necessary to become forward-thinking, thereby predicting and solving problems before they impact critical business processes. "Before Sense, companies did not have a way to understand the correlation amongst BI systems, applications and usage health, but rather considered the statistics of each individually. The danger here lies in the inability to see how problems in one component impact another, which could lead to poor, misinformed decision-making that will likely cost the company time and money," said Garrett Reck, Product Architect for Pandera's Sense. "Even with powerful BI and analytics tools at their disposal, 59 percent of Fortune 500 companies experience a minimum of 1.6 hours of downtime per week, which translates to more than $46 million per year in lost labor productivity, not to mention user adoption issues that arise due to lack of confidence in the stability of the system." "Managers and business leaders will no longer have to rely on a reactive, wait-and-see approach to get things right," added Matthew Campo, Sense Product Architect. "With Sense, they can proactively pinpoint where a problem might originate within their company's BI system, use Sense's proven metrics to make swift, well-informed changes to address it, and then monitor how those decisions impact their organization in real-time." By utilizing Sense to consolidate and monitor platform health, BI teams unlock quantifiable information necessary to transform otherwise siloed data into actionable intelligence, allowing for new insights into user adoption, environment health trends and beyond -- all from a mobile view. In addition, Sense seamlessly integrates with Pandera's Intelligence Ecosystem product suite, unlocking potential for improved development quality and skill maturity, as well as platform optimization and targeted user support through issue occurrences. For example, the intelligence data collected in Sense can be delivered to ECO, an enterprise training and community engagement platform, and used to recommend user-specific training and support based on environment and user health trends. Essentially, Sense allows BI teams to identify and solve problems before users encounter them, and provides managers and executives the insights needed to grow their employees' knowledge and skills for a truly optimized analytics environment. "Pandera is focused on cultivating data-centric corporate DNAs and engineering decision-making environments that mobilize business intelligence and immerse employees in knowledge," said Joshua Sutton, chief executive officer of Pandera Systems. "Sense is the latest example of that driving mission. It's so much more than a BI health monitoring application -- it puts management of your environment at your fingertips, unlocking correlations and insights that allow managers, leaders and IT teams to use their data to affect real, positive change within their organization." In addition to its integration with Pandera's suite of solutions, Sense supports the leading enterprise business analytics platform, MicroStrategy. Pandera plans to expand Sense integration to other platforms later this year. For more information on Pandera and Sense, please visit www.panderasystems.com.


News Article | April 18, 2017
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Complete with new UI, dynamic zoom, cluster operations and in-building analytics TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 18, 2017) - Project X Labs Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of GeoDash™ 4, our location intelligence tool that is once again redefining the standard for affordable geographic information systems (GIS). GeoDash is a lightweight MicroStrategy extension for map-based analysis that has been overhauled with new features including an optimized UI, the ability to perform aggregate operations on point clusters, and the introduction of dynamic zoom, allowing users to streamline their analysis by toggling layers to only display at custom zoom levels. Users can take their visual analytics right down to a shelf in a building with the in-building analytics layer IntelliSite™, which is now fully integrated into GeoDash and utilizes dynamic zoom to display automatically when zooming into a building location. Use a heat map to determine performance within your facility or store to discover insights that will streamline your business practices. GeoDash is fully integrated with the Google Maps API giving users access to powerful features: simply geocode your locations with street addresses, use local search to reveal competitor or affinity locations, and access Street View and current traffic. Project X Labs also offers access to new data subscription services including historic and forecasted weather and historic traffic that can be integrated into GeoDash, adding new levels of insight for making important business decisions. "We are pleased to continue our support of GeoDash as a leading location intelligence visualization tool on the MicroStrategy 10 platform," said Stephen Hayward, president of Project X Labs. "With this release, we have reengineered the platform to make use of the latest advances in the MicroStrategy architecture and maintained alignment with the Google Maps APIs. We are always evolving the product with the needs of different industries and our clients in mind, and have optimized the UI and added requested functionality. Of course, we also squashed many bugs in the process." To request full release notes or to book a demo of GeoDash 4, contact Meaghan Davidson or Jay Borenstein at 416-422-8900 or marketing@pxltd.ca. GeoDash™ GeoDash is a lightweight geospatial analytics tool that takes full advantage of MicroStrategy features & Google Maps tools (street view, directions, traffic, local search), eliminating the need for geocoding. Users can create & manage their own shapes (vector) within the tool, or provide shape files and then upload and save them. Users can also use GeoDash's heat-mapping feature to quickly analyze and identify outliers within their data sets. http://www.pxlabs.ca/geodash IntelliSite™ IntelliSite lets users drill deeper in their location intelligence projects with in-building or site-based visualizations that show performance inside a store or facility. Built to integrate into MicroStrategy in a seamless way, Project X Labs has leverages the MicroStrategy plug-in architecture for web to allow for easy set up for both web and mobile, with no need for special geocoding or naming. http://pxlabs.ca/products/intellisite/ Project X Labs Ltd. Project X Labs combines innovative product development with rapid results thinking to bring global customers business intelligence and data visualization software products. Focused on breaking down the barriers around enterprise scale software and delivering solutions that show results in weeks rather than months, Project X Labs is redefining access to business intelligence for every size company. Project X Labs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Project X Ltd. http://www.pxlabs.ca/ Project X Ltd. Project X is a data and analytics boutique, systems integration and support firm in the information management space. They offer consulting services in advisory, data warehousing, data integration and business intelligence specifically through their MicroStrategy partnership. http://www.pxltd.ca/ Image Available: http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo/2017/4/17/11G135969/Images/GeoDash_4_UI_Clusters-5b0ff3e4a7e09c28b5694ac9c71b2b87.jpg Image Available: http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo/2017/4/17/11G135969/Images/GeoDash_4_Dynamic_Zoom-cae4c529e43988e8a6414fc739a3e69a.jpg Image Available: http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo/2017/4/17/11G135969/Images/GeoDash_4_IntelliSite-adc33d762165a1adbc68869302e76e1b.jpg Image Available: http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo/2017/4/17/11G135969/Images/GeoDash_4_Weather_Traffic-a15ee564d81b805c8afefca7b85a9a14.jpg


BI and analytics solutions provider to showcase new products and co-host Pandera LIVE, the official MicroStrategy World after party for BI industry professionals ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2017) - Pandera Systems, a leading, full-service business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions provider, announces today its platinum sponsorship of MicroStrategy World 2017. Now in its twentieth year, the premier enterprise analytics event takes place from April 18-20, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC. During the event, Pandera is demonstrating new products re-shaping the way businesses interact with data, including a transformative solution for managing BI stack implementations and investments via Pandera's iQ platform, infrastructure monitoring and targeted training suggestions based on development and usage patterns with Pandera Sense, as well as a connector that allows companies to leverage augmented intelligence (AI) for leading enterprise business analytics platforms, like MicroStrategy, using Amazon's Alexa. In addition to its platinum sponsorship of the annual conference, Pandera joins with MicroStrategy to host Pandera LIVE, the official event after party. "Bringing together more than 3,000 leaders in the enterprise analytics industry, MicroStrategy World is one of the most impactful events of the year for this community. Pandera is proud to support this conference as a Platinum Sponsor, speaker, product demonstrator and co-host of the event's official after party, Pandera LIVE," said Joshua Sutton, chief executive officer at Pandera Systems. "We're looking forward to sharing our latest developments with key decision-makers in the industry, as well as uniting attendees on the last night of the event as our way of saying thank you for another great year. It promises to be a night to remember, and a great opportunity to relax and have fun with colleagues and new friends." Co-hosted by Pandera and MicroStrategy, Pandera LIVE takes place on Wednesday, April 19 at 9 p.m. at side-by-side venues, Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar and Cadillac Ranch, located directly across the street from the Gaylord Convention Center. Attendees enjoy a complimentary open bar and live music from local DC band, For the Win. Free tickets to Pandera LIVE are limited and may be picked up at the MicroStrategy World pavilion or Pandera's booth (#301). In addition, MicroStrategy World attendees can visit the Pandera booth to learn more about the company's latest innovations in business intelligence solutions. These include solutions for advancing systems, people, skills and enterprise communities (i.e. iQ, ECO, Sense and Agile Training & Agile Team Effectiveness); solutions for enabling integrity, clarity and control (i.e. Data Governance Tools and Dynamic Stories); emerging technology solutions (i.e. Augmented Reality for Business Analytics, Machine Learning Models, and Alexa with A.I. for Business Analytics); and rapid value creation solutions (i.e. Cloud Hosting and Management and Analytics for Oracle E-Business Suite). Pandera invites MicroStrategy World attendees to further engage with the company by attending Pandera's presentation, Alexa for Business Analytics - A New Paradigm in Self-Service BI. The presentation, which discusses the intersection between A.I. and self-service analytics, is hosted by Pandera's solution leader and CEO, Joshua Sutton, on Wednesday, April 19 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. A large portion of the conference's other guest speakers are Pandera clients and partners -- the largest reach of any other company -- highlighting Pandera's mission to empower businesses on the MicroStrategy platform with the tools to innovate and succeed themselves. "We are excited for the opportunity to be positioned as a leader in the BI space at MicroStrategy World 2017. As one of the largest analytical consulting firms in the country, Pandera is passionate about staying in touch with the user community we serve, and this is a great forum to accomplish exactly that," adds Sutton. "We're grateful to MicroStrategy for giving Pandera this platform to share our insights into innovative industry trends with the community." For more information on Pandera's presence at MicroStrategy World 2017, please visit www.panderasystems.com/microstrategy-world-2017.


Pandera's Management Suite, iQ, unifies and synchronizes execution, measurement and improvement of a company's BI and analytics ecosystem to accelerate results ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 12, 2017) -  Pandera Systems, a leading, full-service business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions provider, announces today iQ, Pandera's Analytics Management Suite. The suite builds on the unification of Pandera's separate offerings to help companies become true data-driven organizations, which is a distinct business advantage in today's competitive enterprise landscape. By synchronizing the execution, measurement and improvement of an organization's BI ecosystem with iQ, business leaders can accelerate informed decision-making and knowledge dissemination, thus driving analytical skill development, productivity and ROI. "iQ provides technology leaders and company management with a more comprehensive picture of their environment, as well as the ability to harness data as an organization. This is more sophisticated than a monitoring tool and goes beyond simply offering training to employees," said Matt Kelberman, delivery lead at Pandera Systems. "We have designed an offering like nothing the industry has seen before. Our platform evaluates inputs from frequently silo'd information like training statistics, development trends, infrastructure status, and even previously inaccessible correlations and trends. We apply analytics to multiple facets of your investments themselves, accelerating the company's analytical maturity in a day and age where you just can't afford to take your time." The underlying components of iQ seamlessly integrate and complement one another. One component, ECO, is an enterprise training and community engagement platform designed to engage teams across all levels of experience in self-driven or community-assisted experiential learning. Taking advantage of ECO's integration into the iQ ecosystem, functionalities of individual components are extended by analytics across the full suite and its combined data. This provides targeted learning opportunities based on identified skill gaps and development trend analysis. The integration with Sense, a BI-monitoring tool, further expands on this combined data, creating additional insight from machine learning patterns and intelligent feedback loops. This empowers leaders with a new level of previously unattainable insights into their investments, allowing them to make focused, well-informed decisions regarding their IT services and business needs. "In the future, everyone must be able to curate and receive analytical insights at scale, not just the few with expertise in a particular tool. People change, tools change, but a knowledge-hungry culture must remain constant," said Joshua Sutton, CEO of Pandera. Pandera will be showcasing iQ, as well as its entire line of solutions, at MicroStrategy World 2017 from April 18-20 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC. For additional information about Pandera's participation at MicroStrategy World, please visit www.panderasystems.com/microstrategy-world-2017. For more information on Pandera and iQ, please visit www.panderasystems.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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LIMERICK, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMCS Group, the world’s largest supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste, recycling and resource recovery industry has today announced record sales of its innovative suite of industry specific software. This growth has also led to the expansion of AMCS’s Executive Team with the arrival of four seasoned leaders to support the company as it expands to meet market demand. “AMCS is now a truly global business with over 350 employees and sales in 22 countries. The recent acquisitions of GMT and ASP bring significant additional experience and resources in key markets in central Europe and Australia, as well as further broadening our product range.” “Throughout the company we remain committed to optimising our customer retention and we will increase the investment in our commitment to customer success to ensure that we provide the highest possible levels of service.” “We have continued to reinforce our Executive Team and I am confident that this experience, coupled with our increased scale and product range, will provide a solid platform for continued growth in 2017 and beyond. ” AMCS works with some of the world’s largest waste and recycling companies to support the transformation to a more circular economy. The company’s product portfolio enables customers to optimize their logistics, digitalize and automate business processes, enable online customer interaction and drive recycling rates and profitability. AMCS is the leading supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste, recycling and material resources industries. We help over 1500 customers to reduce their operating costs, increase asset utilization, optimize margins and improve customer service. Our enterprise software and SaaS solutions deliver digital innovation to the emerging circular economy around the world. Michael is a global technology executive with a successful track record of P&L general management, business development, customer-focused services, operational execution and organization development. He has spent the last 20 years in high growth enterprise software and services companies such as Lochbridge and MicroStrategy driving profitable growth in the Internet of Things, mobile, analytics, PLM and consumer e-commerce domains. Conor has a proven track record in the finance function and working with high growth companies where he has held international financial roles with companies such Digicel in Papua New Guinea, China and other locations. He is a Chartered Accountant with Masters qualification in Accounting. Leonard has a proven track record in business process development in the Technology industry having worked for Dell for 18 years. He has delivered successful change initiatives through leading a diverse range of strategic global projects in Financial Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Materials Management and 3rd Party partners. Leonard has a BSc (Hons) degree in Industrial Engineering and a first class honours Masters qualification in Project Management. Mark is an IT executive with a track record of over 20 years in the Waste & Recycling industry. As the CEO of GMT Europe, a company that was acquired by AMCS in 2016, he led the company to international growth and successfully completed a number of acquisitions. Mark acted as evangelist in the Waste & Recycling market working closely with the product teams to keep the IT solutions on the front line of innovation, designing new features and capabilities. For more information please visit - www.amcsgroup.com


Patent
MicroStrategy | Date: 2015-11-16

In some embodiments, a web-browser-based presentation and report requests over a network may be facilitated. A request for a first report may be obtained from a user system through a web browser. The first report request may comprise a selection of one or more template or filter combinations for formatting the first report. Control of the web browser may be returned to enable a user to use the web browser to perform one or more other tasks while the first report request is being processed. The one or more other tasks may comprise requesting another report or other task. The first report request may be processed by obtaining and formatting the first report in accordance with the one or more selected template or filter combinations of the first report request. The formatted first report may be transmitted over the network to the web browser of the user system.


A method and system for accomplishing closed-loop transaction processing in conjunction with interactive, real-time, voice transmission of information to a user is disclosed. A voice-based communication between a user and a first system is established and a report is transmitted to the user. The report might comprise information and at least one request for user input based on said information. In response to the report, the user can request a transaction based on said information. The requested transaction is completed automatically by connecting to a second system for processing.


Patent
MicroStrategy | Date: 2014-07-14

Dynamic sourcing, in which a data request that is associated with a query is received and a parameter of data needed for satisfaction of the query is identified. Parameter information defining data available in at least one cube stored in a cache is accessed and the parameter is compared with the parameter information. Based on comparison results, it is determined whether one or more cubes in the cache include sufficient data to satisfy the query. In response to a determination that one or more cubes include sufficient data to satisfy the query, a response to the data request is generated by executing the query against the one or more cubes. In response to a determination that the cubes do not include sufficient data to satisfy the query, a response to the data request is generated by executing at least a portion of the query against a database system.

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