A focus on what matters.

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.

A focus on what matters.

A private company with a public vision.

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.

A focus on what matters.This picturesque locale is situated near our Tenkasi branch in the heartland of South India.

Free from prying eyes.

The decision to value customer privacy isn't one you make after watching which way the wind blows. It must stem from prior belief, perhaps even dogma. This is exactly why we made the decision more than two decades ago that we weren't going to sell ads inside our products, not even within the free editions. We're not interested in tracking your clicks to feed the marketing monster. We will make our money the traditional way—bringing you valuable software that you are happy to pay us for.

So why did we make this choice to put privacy first? Simple. We valued our privacy; we figured you would, too. And that's why we've prided ourselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to government regulations about privacy; we don't need to be told what good business should look like.

Free from prying eyes.

A product to meet every need.

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.

A product to meet every need.

Zoho wasn't built in a day.

Explore our journey through time.

 
 

2018

  • Pagesense

    We kicked off 2018 by launching PageSense, a website optimization tool that includes heatmaps, funnel analysis, and forecasting. PageSense gives marketers the data they need to refine their websites and see the entire visitor journey.

  • Flow

    That same month we released Zoho Flow, a drag-and-drop integration platform that allows users to create workflows between cloud applications. Use Flow to build workflows without having to know a single line of code.

2017

  • Desk

    In November, we released Zoho Desk, the industry's first context aware help-desk software. Zoho Desk helps agents have a better picture of a customer's problems, and efficiently organizes tickets so that agents can answer them faster.

  • Checkout

    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.

  • Sign

    That July also saw the release of Zoho Sign, a digital signature app that lets businesses sign and send legally binding contracts from anywhere. From sales orders to contracts to invoices, Zoho Sign makes getting signatures easy.

  • Cliq

    We kicked off September with the release of Zoho Cliq. Cliq is chat software that blends instant messaging with video, audio, and group conferencing, giving you a unified communications system that will really get people talking.

  • Sprints

    In October, we launched Zoho Sprinits, our agile project management offering. Using the SCRUM framework, Sprints combines backlogs, agile reports and collaboration tools to help software developers and teams follow agile methods.

2016

  • Notebook

    In April, we launched Notebook, our mobile note taking app. Our idea was simple: make note taking an enjoyable experience.

  • SalesInbox

    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.

2015

  • 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.

  • Expense

    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.

  • ShowTime

    In the summer we launched ShowTime, a web-conferencing solution that brings your virtual training to life by connecting speakers with audiences.

  • Forms

    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.

  • Inventory

    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.

  • Motivator

    We ended the year with Zoho Motivator, an application that improves team engagement through exciting sales contests.

2014

  • Subscriptions

    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.

  • SalesIQ

    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.

2013

  • Connect

    Because of a major boom and shift in the enterprise collaboration sector, we started 2013 with our social networking app: Zoho Connect.

  • Survey

    The survey-building app, Zoho Survey, was launched later to cater to the growing survey market.

  • Vault

    The necessity to keep passwords safe led to the launch of a new password-managing app: Zoho Vault.

  • ContactManager

    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.

2012

  • Campaigns

    Developing an email marketing product seemed to be a logical step for us. We launched Zoho Campaigns in January.

  • Sites

    With more and more businesses reaching their customers online, we launched Zoho Sites: a tool designed to simplify website creation, including mobile websites.

2011

  • Books

    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.

  • Bug Tracker

    Due to popular demand, the issue-tracking feature of Zoho Projects was launched as a standalone app: Zoho Bug Tracker.

2010

  • Support

    Businesses that closed deals using Zoho CRM needed an app to retain their customers. Zoho Desk was born in November 2010 (originally named Zoho Support). It has since grown to be a versatile customer service application for thousands of businesses worldwide.

2009

  • Assist

    Zoho Assist was launched in September. It was built in an effort to offer a simple and straightforward remote support solution.

  • Reports

    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.

  • Recruit

    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.

2008

  • Invoice

    Zoho Invoice was created to simplify online invoicing and billing for freelancers and small business owners.

  • People

    Zoho People, a single platform to organize, automate, and simplify HR processes, was launched earlier in the year.

  • Mail

    In October, we broadened our horizons into email services. Zoho Mail is known for its clutter-free and ad-free environment.

2007

  • Meeting

    We launched Zoho Meeting, an online meeting and collaboration tool, later that year.

  • Docs

    In 2007, we entered the world of document management. Zoho Docs was built to help businesses go paperless and build a digital workplace for effective collaboration.

2006

  • Sheet

    Zoho Sheet was launched in February, with a desire to offer more value to the enterprise market.

  • Creator

    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.

  • Show

    Zoho Show, an online presentation tool, was released in June.

  • Projects

    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.

2005

  • Writer

    In October, Zoho added itself to the bandwagon of cloud applications by launching its first cloud business app - Writer.

  • CRM

    November saw the release of Zoho CRM, one of our best-selling apps. Zoho CRM helps salespeople reach more prospects, engage them in real-time, and close deals faster.

2001

  • 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.

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