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Patterson Companies Expands Deployment of MicroStrategy for Enhanced Reporting and Analytics

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News J E 4
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MCLEAN, Va., July 23 MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) has expanded its deployment of MicroStrategy software to support multiple new BI applications. Patterson Companies is a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian, and rehabilitation supply markets.

Sales representatives, sales managers, and business analysts at Patterson Dental, the largest business of Patterson Companies, use MicroStrategy for detailed insights into product sales. The expanded relationship with MicroStrategy will provide enhanced reporting and analytics for Patterson Dental personnel, as well as new BI applications for the Webster Veterinary Supply and Patterson Medical businesses. MicroStrategy will be used by managers, field sales personnel, and marketing and financial analysts to report on and analyze marketing programs, customer retention, product sales, and sales commissions.

"After reviewing the other BI products available on the market, it was clear that expanding our relationship with MicroStrategy was the right choice," said Lynn Askew, Vice President of Information Services for Patterson Companies. "MicroStrategy's flexible platform, 'speed-to-value,' and long-term relationship with Lancet Software were all important factors in our selection."

"MicroStrategy's integrated BI platform delivers user-friendly reports and dashboards that are valuable tools for monitoring key metrics, identifying trends, and making data-driven business decisions," said MicroStrategy's COO, Sanju Bansal. "We are delighted that Patterson Companies chose MicroStrategy to support the expansion of its BI environment."

About Patterson Companies, Inc.

Patterson Companies, Inc. is a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supply markets. As Patterson's largest business, Patterson Dental provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America. Webster Veterinary is the nation's second largest distributor of consumable veterinary supplies, equipment and software, diagnostic products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals to companion-pet veterinary clinics. Patterson Medical is the world's leading distributor of rehabilitation supplies and non-wheelchair assistive patient products to the physical and occupational therapy markets. The unit's global customer base includes hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and dealers.

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 and MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform are 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.

Contact: Wende Cover MicroStrategy Incorporated 703-770-1646 wcover@microstrategy.com

SOURCE MicroStrategy Incorporated
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