Microsoft BI vs. Zoho Reports

Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence Tools with 32 reviews vs Zoho Reports which is ranked 22nd in Business Intelligence Tools with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "The ability to perform complex business modeling through DAX calculations stands out in a crowd". The top reviewer of Zoho Reports writes "Makes it easier and quicker for us to create insightful visualisations". Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE and QlikView. Zoho Reports is most compared with Tableau, Google Data Studio and Microsoft BI. See our Microsoft BI vs. Zoho Reports report.
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Pros
It's user-friendly and provides data abstracting capabilities. We are also able to share reports with our colleagues very easily.There is a lot of help and documentation on the Internet, so no special training is needed to use the source code.They should add mobile access.Its data visualization provides the user the ability to quickly look at data and focus on relevant information, allowing them to make an immediate decision.It is easy to work with and very chic.Its connection to every database: Whatever and wherever it is.Other people can access data much more easily than before. Its usability is the main advantage, people in the company are using it.With Power BI, you're able to store your data within spreadsheets and SharePoints, and then have Power BI pull the data out and report on it. So we actually saved a ton of money not needing to load the data into databases, which is a big prerequisite for many other reporting tools.

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The integration interface is very easy to use and allows you to directly connect to a variety of APIs.

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Cons
The DAX features need some improvement. It's not as easy as Excel. They need more DAX formulas.The reporting part of Microsoft BI is rather limited compared to other reporting tools.It should be easier to use when there are multiple system sources.The look is simple, and could be a little more professional.It is definitely a wonderful analytics tool. However, database ETL, data integration functionality would be absolutely perfect in many cases. Currently, it doesn't get the job done and we need to extract, transform, and load the data from faulty data sets into something more suitable for the deployment of the analytics tool.I am a SAP user and I would like this tool to have more connectors - and to more easily connect to - the ERP or SAP environment.I would prefer that the solution not be shared. I'm concerned that if we make a mistake we could reveal information to people who shouldn't see it. I would like to have my own on-prem server, to buy my own server and have my own infrastructure for Microsoft BI, with only with my data.One thing I would like to have is the scripting language, as they already have within Excel. It's already within a Microsoft business product, because Excel is the number one business product out there. So it would be nice to have the scripting capability in order to automate certain processes.

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It would be great to have more user input fields which can be used on dashboards.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is free.It is part of our Office 365 license.The costs are small and the benefits are high.The Report Server is pretty expensive on-premise. But as long companies are happy to use the cloud version, that's very cost effective.Pricing, that's where Microsoft beats Tableau. It is priced much cheaper.Remove the cost of a licence to show a dashboard within SharePoint. Why should readers of a dashboard have to pay to view? ​Make it low in cost. It is a no-brainer!Globally, we evaluated a number of products, including Salesforce's product, Microsoft won on the ground of simple functionally and cost.

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I would recommend looking at your usage and whether the Zoho One license model would work for your organisation. It is very cost effective if you use other Zoho tools.An exact ROI is hard to calculate. However, we have definitely made sales that would have been much harder, or unlikely, as a result of the speed with which we were able to prepare comprehensive analysis.

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Also Known As
Also Known AsSSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro
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Overview
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
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
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
16%
Manufacturing Company
16%
Government
11%
Energy/Utilities Company
11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Healthcare Company
8%
University
7%
Manufacturing Company
6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Marketing Services Firm
13%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Retailer
11%
University
10%
Company Size
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
42%
Midsize Enterprise
12%
Large Enterprise
46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
17%
Midsize Enterprise
27%
Large Enterprise
56%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
73%
Midsize Enterprise
9%
Large Enterprise
18%
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