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Likelihood to Recommend

Power BI For Office 365

If you're already using Office 365, Power BI for O365 is an easy choice. Start playing around with the free version and then easily add individual Pro licenses with little risk. However, if you anticipate using this with many users, it can get expensive quickly.
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We like that it quickly integrates with other applications so we can pull reports together without having to build them ourselves. It is nice that you can create many different types of graphs and charts to visualize your data with interesting contents. Tons of functionality and in-depth analysis. Perfectly met and suit the business need to combine multiple data sources with Zoho CRM. Good customer support network online to help understand the software as well for beginners.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Zoho Analytics
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Zoho Analytics
6.4
Customizable dashboards
Power BI For Office 365
8.9
Zoho Analytics
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Zoho Analytics

Ad-hoc Reporting

Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Zoho Analytics
8.6
Drill-down analysis
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Zoho Analytics
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Zoho Analytics
8.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Power BI For Office 365
10.0
Zoho Analytics
Report sharing and collaboration
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Zoho Analytics
8.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Power BI For Office 365
8.4
Zoho Analytics
7.9
Publish to Web
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Zoho Analytics
6.5
Publish to PDF
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Zoho Analytics
8.6
Report Versioning
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Zoho Analytics
Report Delivery Scheduling
Power BI For Office 365
7.8
Zoho Analytics
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Power BI For Office 365
7.4
Zoho Analytics

Data Discovery and Visualization

Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Zoho Analytics
3.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Zoho Analytics
2.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Power BI For Office 365
8.9
Zoho Analytics
4.5
Predictive Analytics
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Zoho Analytics
2.7

Access Control and Security

Power BI For Office 365
9.1
Zoho Analytics
6.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Power BI For Office 365
9.4
Zoho Analytics
9.4
Role-Based Security Model
Power BI For Office 365
9.4
Zoho Analytics
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Power BI For Office 365
8.2
Zoho Analytics
9.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Power BI For Office 365
9.4
Zoho Analytics
1.0

Mobile Capabilities

Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Zoho Analytics
4.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Zoho Analytics
4.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Zoho Analytics
3.9
Dedicated Android Application
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Zoho Analytics
3.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Power BI For Office 365
7.5
Zoho Analytics
3.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Zoho Analytics
1.4
REST API
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
Zoho Analytics
1.0
Javascript API
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Zoho Analytics
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Zoho Analytics
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Zoho Analytics
iFrames
Power BI For Office 365
Zoho Analytics
1.8

Pros

Power BI For Office 365

  • Easy to make visual dashboards from SQL queries. Previously we had to use a third party application that had to run on a web server that was so complex to setup and run. PowerBI removes all that.
  • Ability to control who/which group has access to each dashboard or report. Ties in well with the rest of the Office 365 ecosystem.
  • Has many connectors to allow pulling data from various systems, both onsite (via gateway) or external (via APIs), and join the data to create a report/dashboard.
  • Ability to show data but also export the data, if permitted.
  • Easy to show PowerBI dashboards on SharePoint or on other websites via embedded code.
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Zoho Analytics

  • One small but important feature that I like is that I can show dates by ISO week, this is very helpful for multi-year reporting within a business that works and speaks by ISO week.
  • Zoho Reports is a good tool to use for data reporting from Zoho Projects. Very useful if you are already in the Zoho ecosystem.
  • We use this tool to provide reports to leadership and review team goals. This is very helpful for users who do not use Zoho Projects but want information on day-to-day operations and goal setting.
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Cons

Power BI For Office 365

  • Licensing: Currently, Microsoft has a fixed pricing model for Office 365 users, regardless of role/function of the user. Most organizations have a small number of "power users" that create usable content and many more "consumers" that simply view/run reports created by power users. Microsoft does not differentiate between these users, and thus the pricing limits organizations from large deployments of the software.
  • Version incompatibility: Excel 2010 and 2013 workbooks are compatible with each other. However, workbooks created in 2010 that include PowerPivot databases must be upgraded to 2013 format to run in 2013. Subsequently, you cannot open these upgraded PowerPivot workbooks in 2010. This requires ALL users to be on the same version.
  • Visualization: Excel charting with PowerPivot workbooks is adequate for many users. Power View also contains a number of GREAT visualizations, including animated bubble charts and a very flexible dashboard/report design canvas. However, compared to some of the other self-service BI solutions, it is still limited in its visualization capabilities.
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Zoho Analytics

  • Reports was challenging to understand initially and some of their documents were out of date so importing did not work.
  • It would be nice if the importing instructions were a little more clear for the layman as not all businesses can have an IT department or the like to set up software like this.
  • Due to insufficient descriptions, it can be unclear as to what a report is describing or displaying to you.
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Likelihood to Renew

Power BI For Office 365

Power BI For Office 365 9.2
Based on 4 answers
I will continue to recommend this suite to folks looking for a reporting and analytics solution, as I find in MOST cases, it's great at meeting almost every requirement I've been given by a multitude of clients across a range of industries. I've built Capacity Planning solutions that allowed end user input which was then submitted to SharePoint, Executive Dashboards, custom applications, simple analytical tools for teams to easily slice and dice data, and super simple reports as well as some very complicated ones. If you haven't seen the demos online, do a search, and see for yourself - this is a great BI suite! (I do not work for Microsoft, although I do consult out there from time to time. I do occasionally make a recommendation for a different BI reporting tool, but in general, find Excel can accomplish quite a bit for less money and in less time.)
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Zoho Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Power BI For Office 365

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoho Analytics

Zoho Analytics 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It is very usable for me, but I have had to help others who were less computer savvy figure it out.
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Support

Power BI For Office 365

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoho Analytics

Zoho Analytics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
High response
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Alternatives Considered

Power BI For Office 365

Oracle was nice, super expensive to implement if it's not in use already. JobDiva is choppy and heavy on the system while does not give great reports. Salesforce is good; remote access is good however their support is terrible
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Zoho Analytics

I'm a certified Access Developer. I prefer Zoho Reports for this kind of work (sales reporting) because it is cloud-based. I can work on a report at my desk, and then when I get into the boardroom present it on the big screen, drill down, etc. The ability to work on it from anywhere is crucial. I prefer Access for more traditional database duties, but that's okay, that's why it's called Zoho Reports and not Zoho Database.
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Return on Investment

Power BI For Office 365

  • As a Microsoft Partner implementing Business Intelligence solutions, Power BI has removed the barrier for our clients to begin the "BI journey". So often, projects get hung up in that early phase of procuring and installing/configuring expensive hardware and software. Just simply getting started and designing a beginning solution has allowed our clients to see results in 1-2 weeks using their data that might have taken months to achieve otherwise.
  • One significant ROI example is process improvement. In many cases, individuals or teams are spending days each month gathering data from multiple sources for reporting to their constituents. We are reducing these times to minutes by automating many of the data collection and integration processes that were previously manual.
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Zoho Analytics

  • Zoho offers our company the opportunity to put information from different departments together.
  • Zoho helps us to insure that our information is accurate by limiting user abilities.
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Pricing Details

Power BI For Office 365

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Power BI For Office 365 Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Zoho Analytics

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Zoho Analytics Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Professional$301
  1. per user per month billed annually
SaaS Edition
Basic$251
Standard$502
Premium$1253
Enterprise$4954
  1. 0.5M rows, 2 users
  2. 1M rows, 5 users
  3. 5M rows, 15 users
  4. 50M rows, 50 users
Additional Pricing Details
There is a 10% 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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