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|Founder||Sridhar Vembu |
|Headquarters||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
Number of employees
Zoho Corporation is an Indian software development company. The focus of Zoho Corporation lies in web-based business tools and information technology solutions, including an office tools suite, internet of things management platform, and a suite of IT management software. The company was founded in 1996 by Sridhar Vembu and Tony Thomas in Pleasanton, California, and now has offices in seven countries with its global headquarters in Chennai.
From 1996 to 2009, the company was known as AdventNet, Inc. In 2009, the company was renamed Zoho Corporation after its online office suite of the same name. The company launched and grew without outside funding and is privately owned.
AdventNet expanded operations into Japan in June, 2001.
Zoho CRM was released in 2005, followed by the releases of Projects, Creator and Sheet in 2006.
Zoho expanded into the collaboration space with the release of Zoho Docs and Zoho Meeting in 2007. In 2008 the company added invoicing and mail applications, and claims to have reached 1 million users by August of that year.
The first Zoho User's Conference, Zoholics, was launched in 2012.
Each year since 2005, Zoho has released additional applications, and in 2017 released Zoho One, a comprehensive suite of all Zoho Applications.
The company is headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu with its US headquarters in Pleasanton, California. The research and development campus is in Estancia IT Park, Chennai. Zoho has an office at Tenkasi in Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, from where their product Zoho Desk was built and launched. The company operates in China and also has offices in Singapore and Japan. The bulk of its support operations are carried out from its office in Chennai.
- Zoho Office Suite
- Comparison of time-tracking software
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- Software as a service
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Developers at zoho’s office in Ramapuram, Chennai. Zoho has around 2,600 employees, of which about 96% are based in India.
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