Ross Stores Standardizes on MicroStrategy for Enterprise Reporting

Published on December 12, 2007 in Computer & Electronics, Computer Software, Internet, Technology

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MicroStrategy Selected to Complement SAP Environment

McLean, Va., (December 12, 2007) –

MicroStrategy┬« Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) selected the MicroStrategy platform to provide labor management reporting capabilities to store managers across the company’s network of nearly 900 stores. Ross Stores offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family.

“MicroStrategy enables us to realize our strategic vision of consolidating disparate reporting applications onto a single platform,” said Gerard Darby, Director of Enterprise Business Intelligence at Ross Stores. “MicroStrategy is an excellent BI platform and provides our users with insightful operational reports and scorecards from the enterprise data warehouse. We selected MicroStrategy for store labor reporting because of its ability to present data from SAP operational systems and other data repositories in our organization.”

“MicroStrategy 8 has tight technical integration with SAP and is SAP-certified,” said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy’s COO. “MicroStrategy complements the SAP operational environment by providing rapid report development and outstanding query performance. MicroStrategy also allows business people to combine SAP and non-SAP data in their reports. We are finding an increasing number of SAP customers are turning to MicroStrategy to enhance their reporting and analytic capabilities.”

About Ross Stores
Ross Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Pleasanton, California, is the nation’s second largest off-price company with fiscal 2006 revenues of $5.6 billion. As of October 6, 2007, the Company operated 817 Ross Dress for Less(R) (“Ross”) stores and 52 dd’s DISCOUNTS(R) locations, compared to 766 Ross and 26 dd’s DISCOUNTS locations at the end of the same period last year. Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20 to 60 percent off department and specialty store regular prices. dd’s DISCOUNTS features a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20 to 70 percent off moderate department and discount store regular prices. Additional information is available on the Company’s website at http://www.rossstores.com.

About MicroStrategy
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at www.microstrategy.com.

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Wende Cover
MicroStrategy, Incorporated
1-703-770-1646
wcover@microstrategy.com

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