PLEASANTON, Calif. — May 09, 2007 —Zoho, a leading provider of Web-based applications for collaborative business, today announced multi-language support for Zoho Sheet. Now, users can work with the company’s online spreadsheet application in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish as well as English. The move breaks the language barrier standing in the way of collaboration and underscores Zoho’s commitment of bringing multi-language support to all of the applications in the growing Zoho suite.
“Zoho users, and even resellers, from other countries are asking us to support their languages,” said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist.
“Office 2.0 is not just about working online. It’s about collaboratively working online across organizational, geographical, and language barriers. That means we need to support multiple languages, so that’s what we’re going to do across our entire suite.”
With 50 percent of its user base outside the United States, Zoho understands the importance of multi-language support to foster and grow that base. In fact, Zoho Sheet is not the company’s first multi-language application. Zoho Mail, the company’s collaboration application that includes email, document management, and calendar already supports Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish as well as English. The company plans to add support for other languages going forward – to Zoho Mail, Zoho Sheet, and the rest of the Zoho suite.
In Zoho’s multi-language applications, all features are available in all languages. All of the functionalities are the same. Only the interface changes based on the language selected by the user. To change the display language in Zoho Sheet, users can login to the application and click on the “Language” link in the top right corner, select the desired language, and click “Save.”
Raju continued, “The market at large is starting to tap into a global talent pool, with customers, employees, partners, and other users located in many countries, and language shouldn't be a barrier to working together. The addition of more languages to Zoho Sheet is great for global teams that include users who speak different languages.”
Zoho is first and foremost a customer-driven company, so it invites Zoho users to share feedback and success stories, particularly about using Zoho Sheet in the new languages now offered. Users can post comments in the Zoho Sheet Forum (forums.zoho.com/zoho-sheet) or email .
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