MicroStrategy has signed a contract to help the US Army analyze its logistics data. The deal represents one of the first major deployments of MicroStrategy’s business intelligence platform for analyzing radio frequency identification (RFID) data.
Financial terms of the contract have not been disclosed.
MicroStrategy will supply the US Army’s Product Manager, Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (PM J-AIT) unit with reporting and OLAP analysis tools to plan and prioritize logistics operations.
The renowned scalability of MicroStrategy’s namesake BI platform was key to the US Army’s decision as the PM-JIT logistics system manages large volumes of RFID data captured from complex logistics chains.
The RFID system was recently developed by Unisys to support the US government’s Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility (RF-ITV) program. The program provides government and contractor personnel across four continents with instant access to critical information on military cargo, equipment, and supplies.
MicroStrategy was selected as the BI vendor to provide worldwide logistics tracking.
MicroStrategy’s McLean, Virginia headquarters is a stone’s throw away from central US government institutions. Other government customers also include the US Air Force, Postal Service, Census Bureau, and Department of Homeland Security.