In this blog we talk about different Zoho applications and their features. But at the back-end, there is one little known module that connects all Zoho Applications - Zoho Accounts
Zoho Accounts took shape when we rolled out Single Sign-on for Zoho Apps. Since then, we added quite a bit of functionality enhancing Zoho Accounts which is included across all applications (check out 'My Account' link on the top right in any Zoho App). It is this module that enabled Google & Yahoo! sign-ins across Zoho Apps.
Zoho Accounts let you configure your personal settings that are common across all Zoho applications. The Contacts module lets you import contacts from multiple sources including your Google & Yahoo! Accounts. These contacts will be visible across other Zoho Apps like Zoho Mail. The Groups section lets you define groups that are common for all Zoho Apps. Once you have the Groups defined here, you'll be able to share your Documents, Spreadsheets etc to those Groups.
The Accounts section has other functionality like configuring your Email IDs, resetting your password etc. If you configure Skype ID here, it'll be shown in some Zoho Applications like Zoho Notebook when you share a Notebook with other users who use Skype. Zoho Meeting also integrates Skype.
As with other Zoho Applications, this module is improving at a rapid pace. Most of the enhancements in this module are not very noticeable because of the nature of this app. But this is a very important module that is going to play an important role when we integrate Zoho Apps.