No Upfront Cost - Traditional in-premises BI tools have a high upfront cost in the form of a perpetual license fee, and buying of separate hardware & software. Zoho Reports being a BI software offered as a service, you pay as you go (affordable monthly subscriptions).
No Hardware and Software to Maintain - Maintaining an in-premises BI tool would mean your IT department will have to maintain both the hardware and software. Going with Zoho Reports, with the business intelligence platform being hosted, all the IT-related work is taken care by us.
Easy Set Up / Fast Implementation - Having your own BI implementation will take months to set up. With Zoho Reports, you just sign in, import or push your data from multiple sources and get to see auto-generated reports immediately. BI in SAAS mode saves much on set up and implementation time.
Easy to Use - Zoho Reports has a spreadsheet-like interface and users who are used to working with spreadsheets will find it easy to learn & use. Most of the report building functions are just drag-and-drop.
Accessible from Anywhere - Zoho Reports can be accessed from any computer using just a browser and internet connection. Typical in-premises solutions are accessible only within your company firewalls.
Highly Collaborative - Sharing, collaboration and publishing are inbuilt in Zoho Reports. Fine grained access control permissions mean that you have best control over the data and reports being shared.
Centralized Data Maintenance - Disparate legacy systems have data stored in their own silos. It becomes hard when you want reports connecting multiple systems. With Zoho Reports, all data can be uploaded/pushed into a single data store.
Overall rating Ease of use Value for money Customer support
Zoho Reports is built for the job and it shows it
25th of June, 2014 14:55
Mattew Zoho Reports successfully fills the gap in the market between general-purpose software, used by SMBs for reporting and data analysis, and enterprise-level business intelligence tools. Being just one out of a suite of SMB-focussed Zoho applications, Zoho Reports is a cost-effective and powerful application that provides unparalleled inbuilt integration, meaning there’s no need for an ineffectual patchwork system cobbled together from multiple vendors. Zoho Reports is built for the job and it shows it
Does not integrate well with Zoho CRM
Verified Reviewer10th of June, 2014 22:21
Vishal Singh, Project Manager The integration with Zoho CRM is a little misleading. It is not a full integration. So if you are making the investment into the integration, keep in mind it is limited currently. There is no integration with the Quotes, Orders or Invoice Modules. These are essential with regards to sales. So it is a little disappointing. I will update this review when they have added something here.
Pros: Very nice chart forms, many customization options
Cons: pricey currently
poor integration with Zoho CRM
sometimes a little buggy depending on browser
Cost-effective and powerful application
11th of December, 2013 10:28
Matthew Zoho Reports successfully fills the gap in the market between general-purpose software, used by SMBs for reporting and data analysis, and enterprise-level business intelligence tools. Being just one out of a suite of SMB-focussed Zoho applications, Zoho Reports is a cost-effective and powerful application that provides unparalleled inbuilt integration, meaning there’s no need for an ineffectual patchwork system cobbled together from multiple vendors. Zoho Reports is built for the job and it shows it
Pros: Intuitive user interface
Designed to scale
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