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"It integrates better with other Microsoft products. It is very easy to use and has very powerful visualizations. It has also got a lot of development going on.""My favorite feature is the power query editor, where it can do the data transformations.""Constant collaboration is the most valuable. I can build a dashboard, and several co-workers can access this dashboard. We can share information that is important for decision-making. It is a very easy-to-deploy solution. It is compatible with a lot of data sources. It is also very stable and scalable. There is also a very good forum and a lot of help and online training.""It is good for us for onboarding the data. We can connect to multiple data sources, do transformations to make the data usable, and then model it within the transformation. Someone who has come from a Microsoft Excel environment will easily be able to use this solution. Power query and report modeling are easy to understand in this solution. Their technical support is very good. They are extremely responsive, helpful, and hands-on.""In the process of using data there is the Extract, Transform and Load (ETL). For extracting we are using another software, for transforming we are using our own coding in C#, and then we use Microsoft BI for loading the information. Microsoft BI displays information very well.""Microsoft BI is better than most solutions we have. It's pretty easy to conduct analysis with it.""It's a great tool for visualization data, and it's free for engineers.""The product can go easily go and extract data and it can put it into any format."

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"We really like that it's user friendly and has a lot of combinations and charts. They're good compared to other tools. We used a free Elastic product, comparatively, this solution is good because of their support, UI, and connecting to databases is very easy.""Zoho Analytics is the best software for giving reports to customers and we can create any report that is required.""Ask Zia is a great feature that I use to quickly decide what improvements I need to make in order to present the data that I want to show."

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"They are improving it all the time. What would be nice is if they could respond to feature requests more quickly. They can provide faster support for new features.""The solution could be quicker at rendering data.""I have been doing trial and error to figuring out how to do the data analyzing and modeling. There could be some improvement to simplify it.""Microsoft is behind IBM when it comes to security features.""It is too slow. I hope in future it will be a comparable big data tool, such as, for example, Data Lake.""The formatting template could be improved.""The initial setup is a little bit technical.""The solution could use a faster speed on certain interactions and a refresh of the dashboards."

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"In terms of improvement, they have a limited number of graphs available in their store. They should come up with more graph style forms. They should have more charts and at the same time, you can't create panels like with Microsoft BA.""There should be more types of graphics available for use in the reports.""This solution does not support manufacturing facilities."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Microsoft BI is not very cheap. A premium license costs roughly 5,000 euros a month.""Its licensing cost is very high. It is $20 per user, which is very high, but it is a good product, so you pay for it.""The solution is affordable.""Power BI's price is reasonable, especially if you can put it in some bigger package and use it with other products. The value of a solution doesn't just come from its features as a standalone product. The price should also reflect how easy it's to set up, clean data, and integrate with other solutions.""Its pricing is great.""The premium licensing is approximately $5,000 per month which is pretty expensive.""We pay for users who are publishing on the cloud. The desktop version is free. Its licensing is on a yearly basis.""We have a premium Power BI license in-house that's quite an expensive license. It's $10 a month for four users and then I think 35,000 at the premium rate."

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"I don't feel that price is an issue for this product."

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Overview

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.

Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.

Zoho Reports is a powerful, easy-to-use and highly scalable cloud-based reporting and business intelligence platform for small to medium-sized businesses. Its flexible pay-as-you-go pricing model and scope for customization allow businesses to tailor it to their unique needs.

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Sample Customers
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Suzuki, American Pacific Mortgage, KPMG, Air Canada, University of Michigan, BricozOr, WorldWide Express, The University of Melbourne, Novartis, SAIC
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm13%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Government11%
Manufacturing Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Insurance Company4%
Government4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise45%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business79%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise14%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft BI vs. Zoho Analytics and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 122 reviews while Zoho Analytics is ranked 20th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 3 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while Zoho Analytics is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "A complete ecosystem with an builtin ETL tool, good integrations with python and R, and support of DAX and Power Query (M languages)". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zoho Analytics writes "Good dashboards and it automatically generates a variety of intelligent reports". Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE, MicroStrategy, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and Amazon QuickSight, whereas Zoho Analytics is most compared with Google Data Studio, Tableau, Qlik Sense, Oracle Analytics Cloud and QlikView. See our Microsoft BI vs. Zoho Analytics report.

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