McLean, Va., July 1, 2003 - MicroStrategy® Incorporated (NASDAQ: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) has chosen MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform™ as its enterprise reporting standard. Dick’s Sporting Goods is an authentic sporting goods retailer that offers a broad selection of high-quality, competitively-priced brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear.
After reviewing reporting solutions from among the many available business intelligence products, Dick’s chose MicroStrategy to replace their Cognos installation.
Dick’s Sporting Goods employees, including store managers, merchandising analysts, and senior management, will use MicroStrategy software to analyze an 800-gigabyte Oracle® data warehouse. End users will be able to perform sales, category and inventory management analyses in order to more effectively track product sales, product mix and inventory levels.
“Dick’s Sporting Goods’ commitment to MicroStrategy is further proof of the importance of business intelligence to large corporations today,” said MicroStrategy’s COO Sanju K. Bansal. “Leading retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods are choosing MicroStrategy’s industrial-strength platform to gain visibility into their operations and make revenue-generating decisions that please management, shareholders, and most importantly, a discerning customer base.”
About Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.
Pittsburgh-based Dick’s Sporting Goods is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear in a specialty store environment. As of May 22, 2003, Dick’s Sporting Goods operated 149 stores in 26 states throughout the Eastern half of the U.S. For more information, visit www.dickssportinggoods.com.
About MicroStrategy Incorporated
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a worldwide leader in the increasingly critical business intelligence software market. Leading Fortune 2000 companies are integrating MicroStrategy’s industrial-strength software into virtually all facets of their businesses. The MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform™ distills vast amounts of data into vital, probing insight to help drive cost-efficiency, productivity, customer relations and revenue-generation. MicroStrategy offers exceptional capabilities - excellent scalability, powerful analytics, user-friendly query and reporting features and an outstanding, easy-to-use Web interface. Top companies are using MicroStrategy to cost-effectively harness large, multi-terabyte databases; empower thousands of employees at all operational levels; and extend the benefits of business intelligence enterprise-wide and beyond to customers, partners and suppliers.
MicroStrategy has over 2,000 enterprise-class customers, including General Motors, Best Buy, Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, Yahoo!, Visa International, Wells Fargo, Telecom Italia, AT&T; Wireless Group and Aventis. MicroStrategy also has relationships with over 500 systems integrators and application development and platform partners, including IBM, PeopleSoft, Sun, and JD Edwards. MicroStrategy is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol MSTR. For more information or to purchase or demo MicroStrategy’s software, visit MicroStrategy’s Web site at www.microstrategy.com.
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