Zoho alternatives

Zoho
The Zoho Office Suite is an alternative Web-based online office suite containing word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, note-taking, wikis, customer relationship management (CRM), project management, invoicing and other applications. Zoho helps you get more sales, get paid, support your customers and make your business more productive.
Zoho alternatives are:
G Suite, Basecamp, Office 365, Salesforce



Here are the latest news about Zoho:

30.07.17 Zoho launched Operating System for Business


Zoho released it's biggest market launch ever - Zoho One. It's a broad and cohesive set of applications that work collectively to run an entire business on the cloud. It includes more than 35 web applications (CRM, Books, Mail, Docs, Projects, Invoice, Campaigns and others) and an equal number of mobile apps—under a single sign-on, with centralized administration and provisioning—making it a true operating system for any business. While each application punches above its weight against alternatives, collectively they deliver a knockout punch. The pricing starts at €35 per employee month-to-month.


2017 Zoho offers free online office for 25 users


Zoho is the world champion in making SaaS services for small business. They created so many services that you can easily loose your mind looking through the list. To make it more simple and attractive, Zoho now offers a bundle of 9 most popular services under the title Zoho Workplace. It includes email Zoho Mail, text editor Zoho Writer, spreadsheets Zoho Sheet, presentations Zoho Show (with audience engagement tool Zoho Showtime), cloud storage Zoho Docs, intranet messenger Zoho Chat, site builder Zoho Sites, internal social network Zoho Connect. And the most exciting is that all this if free for 25 users. Moreover, if you invite other companies to the service you can get 25 more free users. It's a great offer while the competitors (Office 365 and G Suite) don't provide free version at all.


2013 Zoho CEO: Salesforce acquires, acquires, acquires, while we build, build, build


Yesterday, Salesforce agreed to pay $2.5 billion for ExactTarget, and of course, Zoho chief, Sridhar Vembu, could not silently pass this event. Five years ago Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff tried to buy Zoho, and being refused, banned them on Force.com platform. So Sridhar loves to troll Mark, and yesterday he was on a roll. Here are the most interesting quotes from his speech:

"ExactTarget, which competes with our Zoho Campaigns product, has about 1600 employees, while all of Zoho Corp has about 1600 employees. By way of comparison, Salesforce has nearly 10,000 employees, and they are adding those additional 1600 employees today. With all that headcount, they still don’t have the breadth and depth of Zoho."

"ExactTarget has lost money for years and Salesforce is not exactly a profit-machine either – they spend over 65% of their revenue on sales, marketing and administration. Most acquisitions fail, but in this case, maybe the two companies do have a deep cultural fit, because they both know how to spend loads and loads of money to “acquire” customers while never turning a profit."

"Zoho Campaigns is now enjoying rapid growth and market acceptance, thanks to its nice feature set and the integration we offer with Zoho CRM. To get that same level of integration, Salesforce is shelling out $2.5 billion. But you know what?  I am a software engineer and I say with confidence that integration projects on the scale needed to integrate ExactTarget into Salesforce are extremely difficult to pull off in any reasonable time frame. Salesforce has done these deals before, without ever integrating them."

"About 3 years ago, Salesforce acquired Heroku, shelling out $212 million for the company. Visit Heroku.com and see if you can detect any sign of Salesforce anywhere. Visit Do.com and Desk.com – both of which Salesforce acquired a while ago – yeah, there is nice logo level integration, I will give them points for that. Try to sign in with your Salesforce account in any of these sites."

"The Salesforce playbook is simple. Benioff feels restless, he sees stagnation, sees companies like Zoho continuing to innovate, he just goes out and does a blockbuster deal to feel good, more money the better. And if you are a Salesforce customer, you are going to have to pay for this acquisition"


2012 Zoho to close a number of services


Unbelievable: SaaS-provider Zoho, that has always wanted to get into the Guinness Book of Records by the number of created services, is now pruning its garden. In the end of the year 6 Zoho products will be closed: 1. Zoho Challenge - tool for testing job candidates. 2. Zoho CommentBox - social customer support app (our review). Apparently, the company has finally noticed that they have another similar service. 3. Zoho Planner - Online organizer. Probably, Zoho Planner wants to entice users to pay for Zoho Projects. 4. Zoho Plugin for Office - add-on that allows to co-edit Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents. 5. Zoho Share - document publishing service (ala SlideShare). 6. Zoho Viewer - online file viewer. The official reason of the closure - the desire to focus on the more successful services. And it sounds very reasonable, because even Google can't support such a large number of services.


2011 Zoho launched online accounting service Zoho Books


Zoho has finally filled the most evident gap in its package of online applications for small business - released the online accounting service Zoho Books. Now we can state with full responsibility that Zoho provides the complete set of tools for small business. Zoho Books allows to control financial flows, bank accounts, create and send invoices, receive payments via PayPal or credit cards, plan revenues and expenses. It's integrated with Zoho CRM, Email, and spreadsheets, making it more suitable for accountants and other staff. Zoho Invoice users will be given a simple way to upgrade to Zoho Books. Zoho Books - is the first Zoho product that has no free version. Only the 30-day trial. This is not surprising, since in most small companies there is only one accountant and providing a free single-user version would be nonsense. So the service costs - $ 24/mes for single account. For each additional user you will have to pay extra $ 5 per month.


2010 Google offers to login via SMS, Zoho - via OneLogin, Apple - via facial recognition



2010 Zoho Search - unified search for online office



2010 Social Layer in Zoho? Facebook.



2010 Zoho goes SMB 2.0



2009 Zoho unites with VMWare



2009 Zoho uses Google Apps to promote Zoho Suite