PLEASANTON, Calif. — January 22, 2008 — Zoho today announced it won the award for “Best Enterprise Start-up” at the inaugural 2007 Crunchies Awards. A collaboration project between GigaOm, Read/WriteWeb, VentureBeat and TechCrunch, The Crunchies recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, Internet and technology innovations of the year as determined by the Internet community.
“The Crunchies reflect the wisdom of the crowd,” said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist.
“Having the community at large judge Zoho the best enterprise start-up validates our decision to deliver a broad online application suite that is quickly evolving to reach parity – on feature-by-feature basis – with desktop alternatives.”
The “Best Enterprise Start-up” category is for a start-up focused on enterprise or business-to-business applications and services. With over 82,000 nominations across 20 awards categories, Zoho won its category over finalists 37Signals, Attributor, EditGrid, and Ribbit.
In its write-up of the Zoho win, Duncan Riley of TechCrunch notes, “Zoho’s comprehensive online suite of 14 business applications ranging from document editing to CRM continues to lead the way in the move away from desktop computing to working in the cloud.”
Zoho is creating the most comprehensive suite of affordable, online productivity tools for today's knowledge workers. Nearly 120 developers work on the Zoho suite, often implementing new features just days after customers request them and responding to customer queries within minutes of their posting. To date, Zoho has launched 15 different applications and more are in the works. For more information on Zoho, please visit www.zoho.com and blogs.zoho.com
Zoho is a division of AdventNet, in business since 1996 providing innovative software tools and serving more than 10,000 customers worldwide. For more information on AdventNet, please visit www.adventnet.com.