MicroStrategy Inc is a Delaware corporation incorporated on November 17, 1989. It is a provider of business intelligence and mobile software. The Companys business intelligence software platform enables organizations to analyze vast amounts of data and distribute business insight throughout the enterprise. It product line includes the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, the MicroStrategy Mobile Platform, MicroStrategy Cloud, MicroStrategy Express, MicroStrategy Wisdom, MicroStrategy Alert and MicroStrategy Usher. The MicroStrategy Business Intelligence (BI) Platform delivers reports and dashboards to business users via a web interface and office productivity software suites. The MicroStrategy Mobile Platform lets organizations rapidly build enterprise-caliber mobile applications needed to mobilize business processes and information across a range of mobile platforms, including the Apple, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad Mini and Android based smart phones and tablets. MicroStrategy Cloud is a cloud-based BI Platform which allows enterprises to deploy MicroStrategy BI and mobile apps using MicroStrategys BI Platform and MicroStrategys Mobile Platform more quickly and with lower financial risk than equivalent on-premises solutions. MicroStrategy Express is designed to be the fastest way for companies, departments, and small businesses to build and deploy MicroStrategy-caliber BI and mobile apps without the assistance of internal IT professionals. MicroStrategy Wisdom is an application for market intelligence that leverages the vast amount of data available in social networks and publicly available databases to create unique views of the consumer and brand landscape. MicroStrategy Alert is a mobile commerce application designed to help retailers and other merchants compete effectively in the new mobile world by providing a mobile channel for marketing, commerce, and loyalty directly from merchants to their customers. MicroStrategy Usher is a mobile application that provides businesses with a mobile identity network alternative to traditional employee IDs, keys, and proximity cards. It also provides a more effective way to reduce fraud, manage the workforce, improve customer service, and diminish the threat of cyber-attacks. The Company competes with large software vendors such as IBM, SAP, Microsoft, and Oracle. It also competes with various independent business intelligence software providers, such as QlikTech, Tableau Software, TIBCO, Actuate, Information Builders, and the SAS Institute and open source BI vendors like JasperSoft and Pentaho.