When we launched Zoho One we said we’d be delivering unmatched value to customers. Today we’re happy to announce the addition of two new apps to Zoho One, taking the total number of apps included in the suite to 40. These new apps—Zoho Flow and PageSense—accompany our other recent additions—Zoho Sprints, Sign, and Notebook. These five recent additions bring an incredible range of new functionality to the Zoho One suite at no additional cost.
First, A Note on Value
Below I’m going to give a brief overview of each app we’ve recently added to Zoho One. But first I want to take a moment to talk about value.
When you pay for an online service, you’ll see features get added. You might see part of the app get re-designed, or maybe even completely refreshed. If you look at the Zoho Blog you’ll find plenty of these such announcements—the recent revamps of Zoho Sites and Zoho Campaigns come to mind.
But it’s not every day that you see a post telling you about five apps. Five apps that are suddenly included in your current Zoho One subscription, at no additional cost, that you can deploy to your employees and use to improve your business. How often do you see something like this? Have you ever?
Zoho Flow: Integrate Your Apps
Many businesses depend on multiple apps working together to operate efficiently. But getting apps to work together is often challenging, expensive, and frustrating. With Zoho One we’ve sought to simplify integration to boost your organization’s productivity while simultaneously reducing your costs and risk. Zoho Flow is the next exciting step in our pursuit.
Zoho Flow is an integration platform that helps you connect apps to automate tasks and increase workflow efficiency. Flow currently integrates with over 100 apps, giving you more flexibility for connecting Zoho One apps with each other. Flow can also be used to connect third-party apps whether you use Zoho apps or not.
Building a custom integration, or flow, is simple and requires no coding. Just select a trigger—like when a new lead is added to your CRM or helpdesk— and then drag and drop an action(s) you want to happen—like posting in a chat channel or creating a new task in a project management app. You can also install pre-built flows from the gallery.
What’s especially nice about Zoho Flow is that you can visualize your integrations and workflows. Being able to visualize your flows makes it easier to create and modify existing process. This is particularly helpful if you need to understand or alter a flow that was created by somebody else, or if you’re collaborating with another colleague or team.
Zoho PageSense: Optimize Webpage Conversions
A website should be an essential part of every business’ marketing strategy. Of course, for a website to be effective, it needs to convert visitors into customers. Zoho PageSense helps you optimize your website to do just that. With PageSense you can visualize, test, and measure visitor behavior patterns using A/B tests, heatmaps, funnel analysis, and more.
If this sounds like a powerful new marketing app, that’s because it is. But what makes PageSense great is how easy and straightforward it is to use. Start by adding a snippet of PageSense code to your website. Then use the tools available to help you analyze your visitors’ behavior. For example, say you use the heatmap to see how many visitors are clicking your primary call to action. Maybe you hypothesize that your headline could be more effective, so you decide run an A/B test to see if you can come up with a better one. With an A/B test you’re able to show two different versions of your web page to visitors at random and compare results. Once you have the results, you can see if you need to make the change permanent, or if you need to try another idea.
PageSense has an out-of-the-box integration with Zoho Sites, our recently revamped website builder, plus a number of third-party services, like Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Google AdWords, Kissmetrics, and more.
Zoho Sprints: Project Management for Agile Teams
Different teams work in different ways. One way of working was laid out in the “Agile Manifesto”, which puts individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Unfortunately, the speed and simplicity advocated by the manifesto is nowhere to be found in today’s clumsy, complicated apps for managing agile projects.
With Zoho Sprints, agile project management finally becomes fast, easy, and clutter-free. Zoho Sprints encourages teams of all sizes to work iteratively and incrementally, over short periods of time, to quickly release potentially shippable products. Sprints follows the scrum framework and combines backlogs, agile reports, collaboration tools, and customizable scrum boards, making it ideal for software developers and other teams that follow the agile methodology.
Zoho Sign: Sign Digital Documents
As more and more companies ditch paper-based systems, the need to interact with and sign digital documents increases. That’s why there’s Zoho Sign, available in both web and mobile versions, so businesses can sign and send legally binding contracts from anywhere, using a simple signing process.
Zoho Sign integrates with other Zoho services such as Zoho CRM and Zoho Writer, so you can complete approvals and agreements. You can also import documents from third-party apps such as Gmail, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, and OneDrive to sign documents on the go.
Notebook: Take Notes Across Devices
Last, but certainly not least, we have Notebook, the consumer-facing app of the bunch. Our notable note-taking app gives you an elegant, thoughtful space to remember what matters, across devices. It was recently made available on the web.
Notebook uses a note card concept to format different types of notes in different ways. With Notebook for Web you can take text notes, create checklists, and upload files and photos. You can even save content to Notebook from the web with the Notebook Web Clipper (Chrome, Safari, Firefox); we’ll automatically format content saved to Notebook into distinct note cards. With a number of customization options, like adding custom notebook covers or choosing custom note colors, Notebook offers a compelling note-taking experience.
Believe it or not, we have more apps, integrations, features, and revamps in the works. Our next Zoho One update will include enhancements to the Admin Panel. As we’ve said, with Zoho One we’re committed to delivering unmatched customer value. I think it’s safe to say we’re making that promise loud and clear.