Zoho Analytics vs. PowerBi: Which One is Right for You?

Trying to choose between Zoho Analytics and Power BI? No worries in this Zoho Analytics vs PowerBi blog we are going to analyze both tools based on platform capabilities to pricing to understand which one is Right for You.

is Zoho a powerful, user-friendly PowerBI Alternative?

Power Bi is One of the top leading BI tools in the industry with Microsoft environment in the background. We are trying to compare Both tools from the perspective of an Analyst use cases.

all the information mentioned here was collected from the official pages of Zoho and PowerBi.

Data Integration from Different Sources

Integration with third-party business apps Yes Yes, support more apps then PowerBi
Integration with Zoho apps No Yes
Import From Email No Yes
Max file Import Size 250 MB Unlimited
Data Preparation Yes, In Desktop Client Yes, Zoho AI-Driven and offers Online Cloud app.

In Power Bi, we use Microsoft Power Query dialog in our desktop to do the data preparation operations whereas Zoho comes out with Zoho data prep which is the online service allows easy Data Preparation.

Creation of Report

Zoho gives users the option to generate reports automatically after importing the data in the Zoho workspace.

Report Generate
Automatic Generate Report No Yes
Auto Data Blending Limited Yes
AI-Powered automated contextual insights Yes Yes

Power Bi and Zoho Analytics both allow the creation of presentations that combine various visualizations in order to make compelling stories with data.

Share Visualizations

Visualizations Yes, Both the Sender and Recipient need to have Power BI Pro Yes
 Private Link No Yes
Embedded BI/ White-Labeling Very costly Affordable

An easy embed of visualization Offers in Zoho Analytics and also allows us to share by creating a private link where we can have a different level of security options. This link can also be customized through filter criteria.

Others Feature

Historical snapshottingNoYes
Support CostFree Support Only for Power Bi Pro usersInclusive of Plan


Zoho Analytics and Power BI both offers free plan and 2 types of Pricing model of Cloud and On-Premise.

Free PlanYes (1 user)Yes (2 Users)
CloudStarts $20 for 2 users/month.
Require other services to share.
Starts at $30 for 2 users/month
On-premiseIn Power BI Premium plan for $4,995/ month.Starts at $150 for 5 users/ month.

Zoho analytics pricing model comes with a limit of rows you can import. like for free plan it’s limited to 10000 rows. check detailed pricing from the official sites of Zoho and Power Bi.

Zoho in Comparison with other BI tools has its own strengths and weaknesses and Zoho comes out with great features in self-service BI. To explore how Zoho can be better than other tools sign up with your free Zoho Analytics account today by following this link.

Zoho has a lot more to offer than only Analytics. Signup with Zoho One to have a free access of all service today.

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