Zoho’s strategy from the beginning has been to provide a wide portfolio of online applications so that you can focus on your business while we take care of the rest. Over time, we have launched many applications that support this mission. But from time to time we need look back and assess how those products are doing in relation to our expectations. Even the most well-tended gardens need some pruning every now and then!
We have decided to sunset some Zoho services so that we can focus our energy and delight our customers with our other products. Today we are announcing we will close
- Zoho Challenge
- Zoho CommentBox
- Zoho Planner
- Zoho Plugin for Office
- Zoho Share
- Zoho Viewer
Customers are, as always, our #1 priority. So you have plenty of time to get your data out we will continue to allow access to these products (in read-only mode) until December 31st, 2012. On January 1st, 2013 data for all these products will be permanently deleted.
Current subscribers to paid plans of these products will automatically receive -in the next few days- a full refund of the value of their active subscription.
We are of course, a bit sad to see these products go. But we are a risk-taking company and we like to try many things. We know some of them will not be as successful as we want. We will move the resources (people and otherwise) we had dedicated to these services to our other more promising areas.