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.