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Zoho BI & Analytics

In this piece we are showcasing a concise overview of our recently updated, independent BI & Analytics research on the software vendor Zoho and its product portfolio (such as Zia, Zoho Databridge and Zoho Analytics Server). Zoho BI & Analytics scores better in our comprehensive research than Hitachi but slightly worse than Domo. Zoho is the most powerful in mobile business intelligence and the least strong in performance optimization. We have been able to establish this objectively. Within the context of BI & Analytics, we have put together the main advantages and disadvantages of Zoho Analytics, and arranged them by topic (business intelligence, big data, artificial intelligence and data science). We also point out the highlights of the main products such as Zia, Zoho Databridge and Zoho Analytics Server et cetera.

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How does Zoho BI & Analytics score on certain components?

Score of Zoho Analytics software.Figure 1: Strength-weakness analysis of the supplier Zoho BI & Analytics. The best supplier on a particular topic gets a maximum of 100 percent. Source: the BI & Analytics Guide 2022. Do you need more clarification about the survey structure? Click here to download this guide.

In our study we also inspected the various software products of Zoho BI & Analytics software. More than 690 evaluation criteria were examined. The image below to show the scores (on a scale of 1-5) of Zoho Analytics. Please note that Passionned Group is 100% independent of the suppliers in our guide. We do not sell licenses, we do not make deals or have any ties to the vendor. Among other things, we help and advise companies in the proper selection of BI tooling.

The Zoho analysis has been established by collecting a lot of public big data and from there it was thoroughly analyzed. More than 3,549 documents were analyzed for this vendor. In this analysis process both algorithms as the critical eye of an experienced and independent specialist played a decisive role in establishing the final results.

Zoho and their complete BI & Analytics product portfolio

The vendor Zoho has (a minimum of) 5 products in the realm of BI & Analytics. Based on relevance we list the products below:

What is Zoho Analytics?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we provide a description of Zoho Analytics, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of Zia, Zoho Databridge, Zoho Analytics Server and Zoho Analytics Mobile BI app. This product / group of products can be best defined by the following features:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functionalities (100+) of Zoho Analytics? Then order the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 2, 3 and 4: Several images show the operation of Zoho Analytics. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Zia?

In this paragraph, we report the (main) characteristics of Zia, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be defined by the following functionalities:

Are you curious about all the functionalities (100+) of Zia? Then download our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 5, 6 and 7: Various figures show the operation of Zia. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Zoho Databridge?

Under this heading, we describe Zoho Databridge, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be best defined by the following features:

Are you curious about all features (100+) of Zoho Databridge? Then download our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 8, 9 and 10: Overlying figures show the operation of Zoho Databridge. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is Zoho Analytics Server?

In this section, we provide a description of Zoho Analytics Server, including some of its features and any related products. Zoho Analytics Server can be defined by the following features:

Are you now curious about all the functionalities (100+) of Zoho Analytics Server? Then download our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 11, 12 and 13: Overlying figures show the operation of Zoho Analytics Server. Click on an image to magnify.

What is Zoho Analytics Mobile BI app?

In this paragraph, we describe the key elements of Zoho Analytics Mobile BI app, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functionalities (100+) of Zoho Analytics Mobile BI app? Then download our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 14, 15 and 16: These three images give a first impression of Zoho Analytics Mobile BI app. Click on the image to magnify.

Recent innovations of Zoho Analytics-tools and the version history

Over time, Zoho has seen a stable trend in relation to BI & Analytics functionality and support for various platforms and data sources. The latest innovations are in the areas of data integration > data hub, data connectivity > Informix and analytics > advanced analytics > video analytics.

We reviewed Zoho’s most recent releases of its product portfolio. Below you can see the structure of the various releases of the various BI & Analytics products of Zoho:

Behind each product we show the version numbers, the older the version the more backward the version is in the list.

What are the licensing costs of Zia, Zoho Databridge and Zoho Analytics Server?

It is difficult to determine exactly what a license of Zia, Zoho Databridge and Zoho Analytics Server costs because it depends on the country, the number of users, the connectors to data sources, and at what point in the year you request a quote. If you do this a few weeks before the end of Zoho’s fiscal quarter, you may be in for a decent discount. In addition, nowadays it is recommended running the software in the cloud. You then only pay for what you use. The purchase cost of Zia, Zoho Databridge and Zoho Analytics Server may not be the single largest expense, but maintenance and support of course do limit your future investment scope.

What makes Zoho BI & Analytics distinctive

In our study, we see that Zoho in the field of BI & Analytics software has several specific features which emerged distinctively in our research. This makes Zoho Analytics more or less unique: self-service analytics platform, mobile business intelligence, Google Adwords and self-service BI.

The advantages and disadvantages of Zoho Analytics

Tag cloud of the Zoho Analytics tools.Figure 17: Tag cloud of the pluses and minuses of Zoho BI & Analytics

In the following paragraphs, we name all the advantages and disadvantages of Zoho BI & Analytics, Zia, Zoho Databridge and Zoho Analytics Server, et cetera. They are not cemented in place, i.e.: Zoho can currently work with partners to building on features that meet specific customer needs at this time (such as support for OKTA, linear regression, OLE DB, Red Hat, data mart, CDC, failover, streaming data, Solaris and R integration). In addition, documentation may lag behind current events.

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1. Zoho Mobile Business Intelligence

61%

Zoho has a good score in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Mobile Business Intelligence’. The company scores 61% on this topic, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: mobile server and mobile analytics. In doing so, we investigated the following products: Zoho Analytics Mobile BI app. In total, we examined 11 criteria within this section. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Mobile Business Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study.

2. Zoho Business Intelligence

55%

The company has a good rating in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Business Intelligence’, given that they score 55% on this, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: CRM and business intelligence platform. In doing so, we investigated the following two products: Zoho Analytics and Zoho Analytics Mobile BI app. In total, we examined 75 criteria in this category. Would you like to delve further into the topic ‘Business Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

3. Zoho Analytics

52%

The company has a good score in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Analytics’. The company scores 52% on this topic, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: analytics platform, geoanalytics, customer analytics, cloud analytics and process analytics. In doing so, we looked at the following five products: Zoho Analytics, Zia, Zoho Databridge, Zoho Analytics Server and Zoho Analytics Mobile BI app. In total, we examined 127 selection criteria within this main theme. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Analytics’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

4. Zoho Data Connectivity

51%

The vendor Zoho has a good rating in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Data Connectivity’, given that they score 51% on this, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: ODBC, JSON, Sharepoint, Salesforce, connectivity and MongoDB. In total, we examined 95 aspects in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Data Connectivity’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2022. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

5. Zoho BI Infrastructure

50%

Zoho has a good performance in our study of the theme ‘BI Infrastructure’ with a score of 50%, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: authentication, repository, open source, hybrid cloud and operating systems. In total, we examined 166 features within this discipline. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘BI Infrastructure’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

6. Zoho Self-service BI

50%

The company has a good score in our independent BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Self-service BI’. The score amounts to 50%, relative to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: self-service analytics platform and self-service data platform. In doing so, we analyzed the following products: Zoho Analytics. In total, we examined 16 criteria in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Self-service BI’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study.

7. Zoho Data Discovery

40%

Zoho has a moderate performance in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Data Discovery’. The company scores 40% on this topic, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: data visualization, notifications, standard deviation and data storytelling. In total, we examined 394 features within this discipline. Would you like to delve further into the topic ‘Data Discovery’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

8. Zoho Decision Management

39%

The company has a moderate performance in our study on the subject ‘Decision Management’, given that they score 39% on this, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: performance management, decision-making platform and decision optimization. In total, we examined 30 selection criteria within this main theme. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Decision Management’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

9. Zoho Data Governance

38%

The vendor Zoho has a moderate score in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Data Governance’ with a score of 38%, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: data management, data quality, data catalog, data encryption, data lineage and data acquisition layer. In total, we examined 82 criteria in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Data Governance’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

10. Zoho Real-time Analytics

35%

Zoho has a moderate rating in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Real-time Analytics’, given that they score 35% on this, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: data ingestion, live connection, real-time data warehousing, real-time IoT and real time dashboard. In total, we examined 20 features within this discipline. Would you like to delve further into the topic ‘Real-time Analytics’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

11. Zoho Multidimensional Models

33%

The vendor Zoho has a moderate score in our independent BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Multidimensional Models’. The score amounts to 33%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: OLAP, MOLAP, ROLAP and tabular data models. In total, we examined 16 selection criteria within this main theme. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Multidimensional Models’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

12. Zoho Artificial Intelligence

29%

The vendor Zoho has a poor score in our recently updated, independent BI & Analytics study on the section ‘Artificial Intelligence’ with a score of 29%, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: Python, algorithms, natural language processing, linear regression, cognitive services, computer vision and decision tree. In doing so, we assessed the following products: Zia. In total, we examined 171 features within this discipline. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Artificial Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2022. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

13. Zoho Data Integration

27%

Zoho has a poor score in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Data Integration’, given that they score 27% on this, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: data integration platform and Extract-Transform-Load. In total, we examined 83 features within this discipline. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Data Integration’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

14. Zoho Big Data

25%

The company has a poor score in our study on the subject ‘Big Data’. The score amounts to 25%, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: streaming and complex data. In doing so, we analyzed the following products: Zoho Analytics. In total, we examined 58 features within this discipline. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Big Data’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

15. Zoho Performance Optimization

23%

Zoho has a poor score in our study on the subject ‘Performance Optimization’, given that they score 23% on this, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: in-memory and MPP. In total, we examined 29 criteria within this section. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Performance Optimization’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

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Training and incompany training Zoho BI & Analytics

We provide various courses in the field of BI & Analytics but can also provide specific Zoho training, for example as incompany. For example, you can think about the following software: Zia, Zoho Databridge and Zoho Analytics Server. Of course we color such a training with the ideas of the intelligent, data-driven organization.

Final Verdict: Zoho Analytics scores reasonably well

Zoho has a compact product portfolio with which it scores reasonably well in our BI & Analytics survey. Zoho BI & Analytics innovates (approximately) at an average rate of more than 15 features per year, is active (for now) in a few sectors, and specializing in mobile business intelligence.

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