Azure Analysis Services vs. Zoho Analytics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Analysis Services
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Azure Analysis Services delivers enterprise-grade BI semantic modeling capabilities with the scale, flexibility, and management benefits of the cloud. Azure Analysis Services helps transform complex data into actionable insights. Azure Analysis Services is built on the analytics engine in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.N/A
Zoho Analytics
Score 8.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Zoho Analytics (formerly Zoho Reports) is a self-service BI and analytics platform that allows users to analyze their business data and create reports and dashboards. It is designed to help users create and share reports quickly, without IT assistance.
$50
per month
Pricing
Azure Analysis ServicesZoho Analytics
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$30
0.5M rows, 2 users
Professional
$30
per user per month billed annually
Standard
$60
1M rows, 5 users
Premium
$145
5M rows, 15 users
Enterprise
$575
50M rows, 50 users
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Analysis ServicesZoho Analytics
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThere is a 20% discount for all plans if subscribed yearly. Customers can buy add-on rows and users, in addition to the plans listed above.
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Community Pulse
Azure Analysis ServicesZoho Analytics
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Azure Analysis ServicesZoho Analytics
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.7
9 Ratings
6% above category average
Zoho Analytics
8.6
113 Ratings
5% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.99 Ratings8.491 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.78 Ratings8.7113 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.9
9 Ratings
10% above category average
Zoho Analytics
8.1
116 Ratings
0% above category average
Drill-down analysis9.07 Ratings8.1111 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.98 Ratings7.7115 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.09 Ratings8.6116 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.0
9 Ratings
8% above category average
Zoho Analytics
8.8
109 Ratings
5% above category average
Publish to Web9.19 Ratings8.691 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.98 Ratings8.7108 Ratings
Report Versioning9.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.09 Ratings8.994 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.1
8 Ratings
12% above category average
Zoho Analytics
8.3
62 Ratings
3% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.37 Ratings8.458 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.18 Ratings8.455 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.77 Ratings8.248 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.3
9 Ratings
9% above category average
Zoho Analytics
8.7
107 Ratings
2% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.38 Ratings9.0106 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.39 Ratings8.853 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.29 Ratings8.6101 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)9.58 Ratings8.655 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings8.410 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.8
8 Ratings
10% above category average
Zoho Analytics
7.8
78 Ratings
2% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.58 Ratings7.954 Ratings
Mobile Application9.54 Ratings7.658 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.56 Ratings7.569 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.9
8 Ratings
12% above category average
Zoho Analytics
8.0
48 Ratings
1% above category average
REST API8.97 Ratings8.344 Ratings
Javascript API8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
iFrames9.06 Ratings7.838 Ratings
Java API8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)9.24 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azure Analysis ServicesZoho Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(10 ratings)
8.6
(117 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(61 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(17 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(49 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Analysis ServicesZoho Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
We would have many technical issues and glitches with previous similar providers but found that Azure Analysis Services can simply handle our workload and memory better. I remember we lost an account due to cloud issues not fully saving or corrupting some files. Granted, this is rare with any cloud but haven't had that issue with the same load of memory with Azure Analysis Services.
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Zoho
If you've got multiple applications to pull data from, Zoho Analytics is key. As soon as you get beyond hundreds, and into thousands of rows, I'd say you need a tool like Zoho Analytics. We've used it to analyze millions of rows and the engine seems to work well. If you've been able to utilize Excel to create visualizations, you'll find Zoho Analytics to be much more user friendly, in my opinion
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Providing role based access or we can say privilege based on the role to the user if it is integrated with Azure active directory and hence securing the access to sensitive data.
  • We use to run different type of analytics services to get the better result which is hectic if done manually or with human efforts.
  • We also use to collect bulk of data with the help of this tool and run customized test cases for better efficiency of result and better decision making. The result are very crucial and helps in taking big decision.
  • It supports different or we can say heterogeneous database vendors like the Oracle, SQL, and hence make the task easy.
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Zoho
  • It gives a single unified view everyday for our sales team to look at to track their progress and the progress of their peers in achieving the targets
  • It helps Account Executives to analyse their sales pipeline and find out the score for each deal and any high potential deal that is not getting enough attention
  • Some of our consultants have built very powerful stories on how and what impacts sales using storyboards and they are well understood by senior leadership
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Cons
Microsoft
  • There is very least content available on Microsoft docs and the Internet to get through with AAS.
  • i faced lots of connection issues while implementation.
  • The need for serious platform experience or expertise.
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Zoho
  • Viewers are provided as "add-ons", this should be basic part of the package.
  • Activity logs of every events is important for audit purpose. it should have been provided with every version.
  • More generics and custom reports support. should be extensible
  • Better aspects of Mobile views, UI/UX in small devices.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Zoho
I'd give this an 11 if I could! As our business moves forward we hope to use Zoho Analytics more then we do now. Creating better reports and dashboards for our management team to evaluate the health of our business and to provide more insightful reports for our customers. The possibilities are endless with this tool
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Usability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Zoho
Zoho Analytics for ease of use and the overall end-user experience. It helps in maintaining data base and creating customized logical data. Report preparation becomes easy, and the visual representation creates a magical presentation. The meaningful data help in business analytics and projections helpful for planning futuristic strategy with the help of Data modelling and figures
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Zoho
ZOHO is a very reliable company/product. We never had any issues with downtime or inaccessibility to our data. Any type of maintenance that they had to perform was clearly communicated and never an issue. We use a lot of external hooks and we've never had any issues with getting ZOHO to communicate with any of those hooks.
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Performance
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Zoho
ZOHO has obviously invested a lot of time effort and money in to creating a reliable infrastructure with high availability. We've never had any issues with performance and all of our data crunching small to large has always been well within reason. We have come to appreciate the performance of ZOHO and will continue to use it for all of our data needs.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Zoho
The support team is honestly not that great. At times, it seems as if members of our own team know more about the product than the support team. They must not have a lot of training or the turnaround is quick
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Zoho
If your external data sources are previously organized and correlated (e.g.: in your datawarehouse or database) your implementation will be easier. Of cource some not previously predicted correlation would be necessary to be done during the implementation, but if your organization let it to be all done into Zoho Analytics, it will take more time from your team.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
The platform has vast number of features and modules. The UI is sleek and once you get to use to it, you will be able to do a lot of stuff. Also support for data sources is more in Azure Analysis Services.
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Zoho
We used Yellowfin for 1 year and it really doesn't compare to Zoho Analytics because it doesn't have the native integration with ManageEngine's tools and the customization is more technical, Zoho Analytics lets you create dashboards automatically, immediately when you connect the data source (no matter if that is a MSSQL database, URL or an XLS file), maybe you will require custom some details in the dashboard, but it's not compared to create it from zero.
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Scalability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Zoho
I have not really had problems with the operation of the platform; when I accessed it, I managed to do the work in the ideal times. The statistical development responds very quickly to the user’s requirements, and it is easy to extract the data to make the particular combinations that interest the industry.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Azure Analysis Service scale resources to match our business needs.
  • Helps us to govern, deploy, test and deliver our BI solution with confidence.
  • Stores our business data and clients data in a safe place where it's easy to access and visible to all our teams.
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Zoho
  • The ability to create and refresh a report has helped to reduce over 50% of time required to prepare elaborate MIS on a monthly basis.
  • It helped with analyzing data directly from the CRM and imported historical data at the same time.
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ScreenShots

Zoho Analytics Screenshots

Screenshot of Access reports from iPad and Android tablets.Screenshot of Embed reports in your intranet, business application, website or blog.Screenshot of Track your business key metrics with KPI charts.Screenshot of A dashboard with KPI widgets.Screenshot of Access reports from iPad and Android tablets.Screenshot of Share reports with colleagues and clients, with fine grained access control permissions applied.