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  What / Who is Zoho?

Zoho is a company that was founded in 1996 by two gentlemen that had already created and sold two other successful companies. They are a privately held company. Over the past twenty years, Zoho has grown to now encompass 35+ apps created by 4,000 employees serving 25,000,000 users in 130 countries.

Their marketing apps include:

  • Sites - Design your business website
  • Social - Social media engagement
  • Campaigns - Launch email and social compaigns
  • SalesIQ - See who is on your website and interact with them via chat and rate them based on their actions

Their sales apps include:

  • CRM - Manage your customer deal flow
  • Motivator - Real time team competition for sales team motivation

Their support apps include:

  • Desk - One place to capture and engage your customer questions from any media
  • Survey - Create surveys to poll your customers
  • Assist - Remote IT assistance

Their finance apps include:

  • Books - Comprehensive accounting software
  • Invoice - Simple accounting software
  • Subscriptions - Allow your customers to subscribe to your product or service
  • Expense - Easily manage your expenses

Their HR apps include:

  • People - Manage the people within your organization
  • Recruit - Manage the hiring process within your organization

Their IT apps include:

  • Creator - Create your own apps and / or extend the other apps within the suite
  • Reports - Comprehensive analytics from within the system or outside
  • Site24x7 - Manage the availability for your systems
  • Vault - Online password management for teams

Their collaboration apps include:

  • Cliq - NEW! Slack-like company collaboration
  • Connect - Engage with your team on collaborative projects
  • Projects - Manage fullscale projects with milestones, tasks, gantt charts, etc.
  • Sprint - NEW! Agile project management platform
  • Meeting - Bring together your team for online presentations

Their content apps include:

  • Docs - Live online file system
  • Writer - Live online word processing
  • Sheet - Live online spreadsheet
  • Show - Live online presentation
  • Showtime - Hold engaging live presentations that can later be replayed

All of their products talk to each other seamlessly. Also many of them are available in a mobile version. Oh, and their entire company runs on their own product.

The Zoho One product includes all apps, simply turn on and off apps available by user.

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Interview with Sridhar Vembu, Co-Founder of Zoho, to give you an idea of their leadership: