At Zoho, software is our craft and passion. We create beautiful software to solve business problems. Over the past decade of our journey, the Zoho suite has emerged to be a leader in the cloud and on your devices. As much as we love software, it is our people and our culture that are our most valuable assets. Our people spend years mastering the craft. In an industry where technology changes at a relentless and dizzying pace, we value persistence and endurance as highly as adaptability.
When you choose Zoho for your organization or as an individual, you don't just get the product. You get our enduring commitment to keep improving your experience. You get our relentless devotion to customer satisfaction.
Our company and our culture are our life's work.
Zoho is committed to spending your money wisely. We invest more in product development and customer support than in sales and marketing. It always struck us as pointless to charge the customer more for the privilege of marketing to that customer. By keeping our cost of attracting customers low, we keep our prices affordable. This allows us to be gentle and not pushy in our sales pitch. Our model has worked very well, with growth that is consistently ahead of our major competitors.
Our company and our culture are our life's work.
That commitment is helped by the fact that we are a private company, and we intend to stay private. We have no outside investors in the company, which makes it easy for us to make this commitment. We are private, but we are not small - with nearly 3500 employees, Zoho has the resources to invest in R&D and customer support, two strong pillars of our organization. Indeed, our R&D investment now rivals most of the major players in the industry. Our entire organization, across 6 locations world-wide runs on Zoho; the product suite has grown with the company itself.
Our investment in people is a vital part of our R&D edge. We have a comprehensive program to hire high school students and train them; a program we call Zoho University. Over 15% of our engineers come from this program. Not only is the program good for our company, it is also good for the communities we live in.
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We view our company as an integrated whole; not as organizational silos that barely talk to each other, or worse, work at cross purposes. That philosophy and worldview is reflected in our product suite. The Zoho suite is as broad as it is deep, and just as we do with the company, we view the suite as an integrated whole, far greater than the sum of its parts.
We invest more in product development and customer support than in sales and marketing.
The Zoho suite wasn't built in a day; it has taken the better part of a decade to come this far. Unlike our competitors, who periodically wake up and discover gaping product holes they have to fill urgently with acquisitions, we craft software with patience and passion. Our strategy is born of the realization that most acquisitions fail in this industry, and the customer is the one who pays the price. Zoho has made a commitment to offer you real depth along with breadth in our offerings.
Our investment in people is a vital part of our R&D edge.
AdventNet Inc. was born.
It all began with Network Management.
AdventNet Inc. made its international presence known in June 2001 by expanding official operations in Japan. It was the booming Japanese market that led to this expansion.
Zoho Sheet was launched in the month of February with a focus to offer more value to the enterprise market.
Zoho Creator, our most powerful application, launched in March 2006. Today we have close to one million apps built using this custom-application builder.
Zoho Show, an online presentation tool, was released in June 2006.
We launched Zoho Projects which has evolved into a comprehensive project management system. Today, it is used by individuals working on their own, managers in charge of thousands, and everyone else in between.
PC World awarded Zoho Office Suite titled "Best Product of 2007". It was among the 100 best products, the jury of PC World had chosen to recognize best products of 2007.PCWorld
The invoicing app of our suite of business apps, Zoho Invoice, was developed to help invoice generation easy for online businesses.
Zoho People, a single platform to organize, automate and simplify HR processes, was launched in March 2008.
In October 2008, we extended our boundaries into e-mail services. Zoho Mail is known for its clean, clutter-free and ad-free environment.
We reached our first, biggest milestone of a 1 million user-base in August 2008. Our customers recognized the true value of the applications we developed, having their businesses in mind.
We decided to rechristen AdventNet as Zoho Corporation in May 2009. Zoho Corporation became the umbrella company of three different divisions that cater to three different markets.
Zoho Assist was launched in September. It was built in an effort to offer a simple and straightforward remote support solution.
Zoho Reports, an application that has powerful reporting and analytics capabilities, was launched to help businesses make better sense of their data.
In November 2009, Zoho Recruit joined the Zoho bandwagon as a single platform to manage resumes, candidates, clients and client contacts. It benefits Recruiters, Staffing Agencies (,) and Corporate HRs by reducing recruitment processing time.
Businesses that closed deals using Zoho CRM needed an app to help their customers thereafter. Thus Zoho Support was born in November 2010. It has since grown to be a versatile customer service application behind thousands of businesses worldwide.
We ventured into the world of cloud accounting and released Zoho Books: an online accounting software that helps business owners make smart business decisions.
Due to popular demand, the issue-tracking feature of Zoho Projects was launched as a stand-alone app called Zoho Bug Tracker.
Developing a social and email marketing software product seemed to be a logical step for us. We launched our email marketing functionality with Zoho Campaigns.
With the rise of websites, we launched Zoho Sites: a tool designed to simplify website creation, including mobile websites.
With a big boom and shift in the enterprise collaboration sector, we launched our social networking app: Zoho Connect.
The survey-building app, Zoho Survey, was launched to cater to the growing survey market.
The necessity to keep passwords safe led to the launch of a new password-managing app: Zoho Vault.
As the world became a smaller place, Zoho saw the need for an effective contact management & collaboration app. Thus, Zoho ContactManager was launched."
With over 13 Million users, Zoho is one of the largest subscription businesses. We leveraged that experience while crafting Zoho Subscriptions: a recurring billing app for businesses.
Zoho SalesIQ was released as a real-time sales intelligence platform to track your website visitors, engage your website visitors (,) and close deals faster.
We've always believed that social media should be an integral part of marketing and not something businesses should do in isolation. With that belief, we launched Zoho Social in February 2015 to help growing businesses build their social media presence with real-time monitoring and actionable insights.
As a new and strong addition to our Finance suite, Zoho Expense automates recording of expenses from receipts and makes the expense reporting process effortless.
ShowTime is an innovative web and mobile app that brings interactivity into your day to day presentations by connecting speakers with audiences.
An online tool to build, share and submit forms - on the web and mobile. Zoho Forms simplifies data collection and improves team collaboration.
With the increase in businesses that sell online, we added Zoho Inventory to the finance suite to make multi-channel selling, inventory management and order fulfillment effortless for growing businesses.
Motivator helps salespeople boost revenue and improve team engagement through exciting sales contests.
From 13 million users in 2014, we have reached a 15 million mark this year. This growth is a significant milestone and we are indeed glad that our customers love our software.
It feels great to achieve a goal. But 20 million is more than just a milestone. That calls for a celebration!
In April, we launched Notebook, our mobile-note taking app. Our idea was simple: make note-taking an enjoyable experience.
In April, we launched Zoho AppCreator which helps add mobility by building apps. Mobile-first designs for collection, consumption and collaboration became a reality for many businesses.
Zoho SalesInbox was released as an email client exclusively for sales people, that organises and prioritizes emails according to their sales pipeline, and gives CRM context to the emails.
We launched Zoho Marketplace in July 2016, to feature a host of carefully handpicked extensions for Zoho applications, designed to enhance the product's efficiency and it's connectivity with external applications.
With a comprehensive suite of products tailored for every business need, the next step was to give everyone an opportunity to build their business through Zoho. Using Zoho Developer, build and sell extensions for Zoho products.
As we welcome the new year, we also welcome new users. Thanks for traveling with us, and it's great having you on board. Here's to a successful year and many more ahead!
The latest addition to the finance suite, Zoho Checkout, makes collecting one-time and recurring online payments via personalized payment pages extremely efficient and simple.