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Zoho Forays into the Indian Market

Zoho Provides cost effective SaaS based Business Solutions for Indian SMBs

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Wednesday, June 06, 2012 -- (Business Wire India)

Helping people work online, Zoho, one of the pioneers in the global SaaS space, has made a foray into the Indian market, with its award-winning suite of business, productivity and collaboration products on the cloud. Zoho's focus is on providing cost effective solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs) on the go. Large Enterprises, SMBs and Individual users across segments will now be able to compete effectively in the market place by using Zoho CRM, Zoho Sites, the Zoho Docs suite and the Zoho Mail suite.

Indian Market Statistics

  • The global SaaS market is set to reach 14.5 billion in 2012 - Gartner
  • 10 million SMBs in India technology Ready – Zinnov Consulting
  • Today, India has 11.89 million broadband subscribers – TRAI

According to a survey released by Zinnov Management Consulting, titled "Indian SMB ICT adoption insights" - small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in the country will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15 percent by 2015, contributing US$15 billion or over one-third of India's overall IT spend.

The study noted that India is home to around 50 million SMBs, of which 10 million are technology-ready. This addressable market opportunity will increase to 11 million by 2015, it added.

A Gartner Report reveals that the global SaaS market is set to reach 14.5 Billion in 2012 and with 11.89 million broadband users today in India, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is transforming the way businesses function. With a do-it-yourself website builder - Zoho Sites; customer relationship management software - Zoho CRM; an online document management suite – Zoho Docs and a professional email service - Zoho Mail, Zoho is now ready to help put Indian SMBs on the map.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Raju Vegesna, Chief Evangelist, Zoho said, "We are excited to enter the burgeoning Indian SMB market and play a proactive role in helping companies "Work Online". As one of the first vendors to offer a comprehensive online office suite in India, the creation and development of every Zoho product is important, as it reinforces our commitment to the Indian SMB market. We hope to provide effective solutions across segments so that companies can concentrate on their core competence and leave their IT needs to us."

Product Highlights:-

  • Zoho CRMZoho CRM automates day-to-day business activities so that companies can focus on selling and not on maintaining data. It helps to build better relationships with customers and identifies bottlenecks in advance.

    Complete visibility of sales cycles and access to customer data from mobile phones helps companies work in an offline mode as well. Zoho allows companies to sync Google emails and other information with CRM as well. 

  • Zoho SitesZoho Sites, an online website builder, is aimed at simplifying website creation for the non-technical user. Creating and hosting websites can now be accomplished by simply dragging and dropping elements, without having to write a single line of code. Zoho Sites has in-built options that allow users to collaboratively create websites, update content, create and publish different kinds of forms and choose personalized themes or page layouts. Zoho Sites comes with an integration of YouTube, Google Apps, Google AdSense and more.

  • Zoho Mail SuiteZoho Mail is a powerful email service that is ads-free. With advanced features, it is cost effective for businesses and professionals. Zoho Mail's control panel makes administration effortless with easy migration and multiple domains. Zoho Mail's user interface helps one communicate better with multiple email accounts, powerful search and filters.

  • Zoho Docs SuiteZoho Docs is an online document management suite where files can be stored securely in a centralized location and then accessed anytime anywhere, online. While allowing users to create, edit, share, view, upload and export all types of file formats, a unique feature includes the 'Chat' option where one can connect with friends and colleagues and others while working.

About Zoho

Zoho is a comprehensive suite of online productivity, collaboration and business applications for businesses of all sizes. Over eight million users rely on Zoho apps. Zoho's productivity and collaboration applications include Email Hosting, Document Management, Office Suite, Project Management and more alongside a host of business applications ranging from CRM and Campaign Management to Customer Support, Accounting and more. These applications are offered directly via Zoho.com or through hundreds of partners in the Zoho Alliance Partner Program. For more information about Zoho, please visit https://www.zoho.com/.

Zoho is a division of Zoho Corp., a privately-held and profitable company, which also provides IT Management Software (ManageEngine with over 70,000 customers) and a Network Management Suite (WebNMS with 25,000 Tier 1 carrier deployments). With U.S. headquarters in Pleasanton, CA and offices in Austin, Chennai, London, Tokyo and Beijing, Zoho Corp. serves the technology needs of millions of customers worldwide. For more information about Zoho Corp., please visit www.zohocorp.com.

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