Zoho Office Suite

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Zoho Office Suite
Zoho logo.png
Zoho Writer.png
Zoho Writer, the word processor component
Web address www.zoho.com
Type of site Online office suite, web app
Owner ZOHO Corporation

Zoho Office Suite is a web-based online office suite containing word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, note-taking, wikis, customer relationship management (CRM),[1] project management,[1] invoicing, and other applications developed by ZOHO Corporation (formerly AdventNet Inc.), a US-based[2][3] company.[4][5][6] It was launched in 2005 with a web-based word processor. Additional products such as spreadsheets and presentations, were incorporated later into Zoho.[7] Zoho applications are distributed as software as a service (SaaS).[1]

Features[edit]

Zoho uses an open application programming interface[8] for its Writer, Sheet, Show, Creator, Meeting, and Planner products. It also has plugins into Microsoft Word and Excel, an OpenOffice.org plugin, and a plugin for Firefox.

Components[edit]

Zoho Writer[edit]

The suite's word processor supports most common formats, and embedded web content. Zoho Writer was one of the earliest online word processors to support both online and offline editing by using Google Gears.[9]

Zoho CRM[edit]

Zoho CRM is a customer relationship management application with features like procurement, inventory, and some accounting functions from the realm of ERP.[1] The free version is limited to 3 users.[1]

Google Apps integration[edit]

In October 2009, Zoho integrated some of their applications with the Google Apps online suite.[10] This enabled users to sign into both suites under one login. Zoho and Google still remain separate, competing companies.

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Schindler, Esther (30 March 2006). "CRM for the Web Crowd". Creativemac.digitalmedianet.com. Archived from the original on 11 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Contact AdventNet". Archived from the original on March 3, 2005. 
  3. ^ "2. Who is behind Zoho?". 
  4. ^ "In sync with Zoho". The Globe and Mail. December 4, 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  5. ^ Hoover, J. Nicholas (July 3, 2007 work=InformationWeek). "Zoho's Facebook Integration Brings Office Apps To Social Networking ... Sort Of". Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  6. ^ Krasnoff, Barbara (February 5, 2007). "Zoho Notebook Takes Aim At Microsoft OneNote". InformationWeek. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  7. ^ CrunchBase. "Zoho Company Profile". Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  8. ^ Rupley, Sebastian (November 6, 2009). "11 Top Open Source Resources-for Cloud Computing". GIGAOM. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Lifehacker (2007). "Zoho Writer Adds Full Offline Access with Gears". Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  10. ^ PC World: Zoho Links Project Management Tool With Google Apps Retrieved 2009-10-22

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