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What makes Zoined different from Microsoft Power BI?
What makes Zoined different from Microsoft Power BI?
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Written by Sasa Moilanen
Updated over a week ago

More than just a reporting and data visualization tool, Zoined is a modern full data analytics platform. Zoined provides a data warehouse, ready integrations against common operational business systems, data models, metrics, reports and dashboards specifically for Retail, Restaurant and Wholesale businesses. That’s why the Zoined solution can be up and running in under 24 hours and providing value from day one whereas Power BI alone is not yet a solution as such, as most of the time and money in BI projects is spent on data integrations, data model definitions, data conversions, data cleaning and data warehouse setup instead of reports and dashboards development.

Zoined reporting and data visualization part can also be replaced by Microsoft Power BI in case your organisation has chosen Power BI as your standard BI tool. Combining Power BI with Zoined data integrations and APIs, high performance data warehousing and query engine with data models and metrics is a great option for those organisations that want to provide results fast for the business side while being able to standardize to one BI tool user interface in their organisation. This is also a great way of getting rid of the typical PowerBI deployment bottlenecks which include the difficulty to provide near-real time data for users as well as system and query performance and maintenance issues which tend to occur once the amount of integrations and data to be processed starts to increase over time.

Microsoft Power BI and many other business intelligence tools have a cost structure where licensing is partly or fully based on the amount of users. Zoined provides an unlimited amount of user accounts. Especially smaller companies without a Microsoft enterprise licensing model will greatly benefit from not having to buy user level licenses using Power BI.

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