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 paradoxical to charge the customer extra for the privilege of marketing back to them. By keeping our cost of attracting customers low, we keep our prices affordable and pass the savings onto our users.
We’re gentle in our sales approach, so we don't push our people to push you. You won’t find us trying to endlessly upsell you, or buying your loyalty through multi-year contracts. And with growth that regularly outstrips our competitors, we know that this model works.
We’ve stayed private and we’ve never taken other people’s money. Neither will change. This keeps us independent and beholden to only the customer, permitting a long term view to naturally unfold. We are private, but far from small. With nearly 5,000 employees across the globe, our style of unconventional thinking seems to have paid off.
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.
Over the years, we've crafted dozens of products with equal fervor. Now they are even available under one single integrated suite, Zoho One, that can put a business completely on the cloud. Unlike our competitors, who periodically wake up to discover gaping product holes that they must now fill urgently with acquisitions to reassure their shareholders, we craft our portfolio with patience and anticipation.
Our strategy is born from the realization that the vast majority of acquisitions fail, and it’s the customer that pays the price. Many of our products were developed to meet our own needs—for Zoho itself runs entirely on Zoho. This means our software often must fail us, before it can fail you.
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As we welcomed the new year, we also welcomed new users. Thanks for traveling with us, and it's great having you on board!
We kicked the year off by rounding out our finance suite with Zoho Checkout. Zoho Checkout makes collecting one-time and recurring online payments via personalized payment pages extremely efficient and simple.
Launched in February, Zoho Workplace is an integrated bundle of all the apps you will ever need to create, collaborate, and communicate while working with your teams. From email, to online office editors, to a website builder, Zoho Workplace has all the apps for your workplace.
Made available in March, Zoho Finance Plus is a unified platform for all your back-office needs, from invoicing, to order management, to accounting.
In July, we came out with Zoho One, a revolutionary all-in-one app suite to run your entire business. With an unprecedented 40+ integrated apps on one account, all at a price that can't be beat, Zoho One will change the way you think about buying software.
It always 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.
That same month 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 in 2016.
Zoho SalesInbox was released later that spring as an email client exclusively for salespeople. SalesInbox organizes and prioritizes emails according to the sales pipeline, and gives CRM context to each one.
We launched Zoho Marketplace in July to feature a host of carefully handpicked extensions for Zoho applications, designed to enhance the product's efficiency and its connectivity with external applications.
With a comprehensive suite of products tailored for every business need, the next step was to give software developers an opportunity to build and sell extensions for Zoho products—through Zoho. Enter Zoho Developer in August 2016.
We reached a 15 million user landmark, a significant achievement for us at that time. We knew we were doing something right. 2015 was a very busy year for us: We launched 6 applications across sales, marketing, communication, and finance.
We've always believed that social media should be an integral part of marketing, not something businesses should do in isolation. With that belief, we launched Zoho Social in February to help growing businesses build their social media presence with real-time monitoring and actionable insights.
We wanted to make the expense reporting process effortless. To that end, we launched Zoho Expense in early spring as a new and strong addition to our Finance suite.
In the summer we launched ShowTime, a web-conferencing solution that brings your virtual training to life by connecting speakers with audiences.
Simplifying data collection and improving team collaboration are services that we want to deliver to businesses of all sizes. So a few months later, we offered Zoho Forms, an online tool to build, share, and submit forms - on the web and on mobile.
With the increase in businesses that sell online, we added Zoho Inventory to the Finance suite to make multichannel selling, inventory management, and order fulfillment effortless for growing businesses.
We ended the year with Zoho Motivator, an application that improves team engagement through exciting sales contests.
With over 13 million users, Zoho became one of the largest subscription businesses. We leveraged that experience while crafting Zoho Subscriptions: a recurring billing app for businesses.
Zoho SalesIQ was released later that year as a real-time sales intelligence platform to track your website visitors, engage with them, and close deals faster.
November saw the launch of Zoho CRM Plus, our first integrated suite for all customer-facing teams.
Because of a major boom and shift in the enterprise collaboration sector, we started 2013 with our social networking app: Zoho Connect.
The survey-building app, Zoho Survey, was launched later 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.
Not all small businesses benefit from a CRM to manage their contacts. We created Zoho ContactManager towards the end of 2013, bearing this in mind.
Developing an email marketing product seemed to be a logical step for us. We launched Zoho Campaigns in January.
With more and more businesses reaching their customers online, we launched Zoho Sites: a tool designed to simplify website creation, including mobile websites.
In March we unveiled Zoholics, our first day-long user conference, in the U.S. We wanted to help Zoho customers explore our applications, and learn how to get the best out of our suite.www.zoholics.com
We ventured into the world of cloud accounting and released Zoho Books: online accounting software designed for small businesses to manage their finances and stay on top of their cash flow.
Due to popular demand, the issue-tracking feature of Zoho Projects was launched as a standalone app: Zoho Bug Tracker.
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 one month later to help businesses make better sense of their data.
In November, 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.
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.
Zoho Invoice was created to simplify online invoicing and billing for freelancers and small business owners.
Zoho People, a single platform to organize, automate, and simplify HR processes, was launched earlier in the year.
In October, we broadened our horizons into email services. Zoho Mail is known for its clutter-free and ad-free environment.
Zoho Sheet was launched in February, with a desire to offer more value to the enterprise market.
Zoho Creator, our most powerful application, was 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.
Towards the end of the year, 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.
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.
AdventNet Inc. was born. It all began with Network Management.
The development headquarters in Chennai, India where our game-changing apps are built.