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Pros
"It is a good platform for data analysis, organization, and all of the other interim performances that are necessary.""Because this solution is very easy, and very visual, you can have results in minutes.""The uploading of information is very easy, as you just use an Excel sheet to start work right away and obtain the benefits of Power BI.""There was a lot of manual work involved with Excel, whereas once we moved on to Microsoft Power BI, it was a cleaner dashboard and it was faster too.""The feature I find most valuable is the ability to publish Power Bi reports, using an embedded link, directly onto a website.""If you are not very technical this tool could be very useful.""I like the downloadable visualizations a lot. I think that they give the user a very nice starting point in creating awesome dashboards, with the right way to tell their data story.""This solution has improved our ability in making decisions and explaining data."

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"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.""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."

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Cons
"It could have more of a hold on big data. Manipulating big data on this solution complicates things. This needs to be improved.""I would like to see a feature that connects with a Machine Learning platform like a RapidMiner or Azure Machine Learning Studio. It would be great to have a Machine Learning application link to connect.""I would like to see the product offer more graphics to impact different audiences.""I think because I'm moving more into RPA, I'd definitely like to see integration across the RPA, Power BI, or Tableau platforms, because that integration could then make automation and mundane reporting much faster.""I would like to see Machine Learning for Power Bi Pro users or an intermediate license to enable Machine Learning if you don't have access to a Premium account.""Adding paginated reports to this tool could be of great help for users who want to move away from SSRS.""Some kind of expression wizard, where the user can build a complex expression without any knowledge of DAX, can be a good addition to the product.""We would like to have better SQL support for queries."

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"There should be more types of graphics available for use in the reports.""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.""This solution does not support manufacturing facilities."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is reasonably priced.""I very much recommend the free trial mode.""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.""It is somewhere in the middle in terms of price. Licensing is quite clear.""Its cost seems to be unreasonable if you have many users, but for a lesser number of users, it is reasonable. It is $10 per month. Clients easily accept this option, so they must think it is reasonable. It is quite cheap as compared to other tools, such as Tableau. One of the best things about this solution is that it has a trial version.""Once the trial period for the BI service is over, the cost is approximately $10 USD per user, per month, so it's quite reasonable.""The pricing is very reasonable compared to any other tool.""Microsoft BI is not very cheap. A premium license costs roughly 5,000 euros a month."

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

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It realy depends in your needs. It may serve as an E2E tool but, at some circumstnaces you will need to add - Data Warehouse, Paginated reporting tool, M/L tool, Data prep tool etc.
Top Answer: The easy way to create reports and dashboards, the integration available with Microsot products like MS Excel could bring up a new experience to evaluate data and transform in information quickly.
Top Answer: Power BI free layer is attractive and second stage with Power BI online is not expensive.
Top Answer: Zoho Analytics is the best software for giving reports to customers and we can create any report that is required.
Top Answer: I don't feel that price is an issue for this product. Sometimes we lose a client because of the pricing but that is part of any business.
Top Answer: This solution does not support manufacturing facilities. Across Zoho products, it is not possible to consider multiple types of discounts. For example, if you give a discount on one level, and then… more »
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SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI ProZoho Reports
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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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Energy/Utilities Company16%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government13%
Pharma/Biotech Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company5%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider15%
Retailer11%
Healthcare Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise76%
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 2020.
447,439 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Reporting Tools with 22 reviews while Zoho Analytics is ranked 13th in Reporting Tools with 3 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while Zoho Analytics is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "User-friendly, offers a flexible measure creation capability, scalable to large datasets, and has good community support". 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 Oracle OBIEE, Alteryx, Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire and SAP Analytics Cloud, whereas Zoho Analytics is most compared with Google Data Studio, Tableau and Amazon QuickSight. See our Microsoft BI vs. Zoho Analytics report.

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