Zoho Office Suite

Zoho is an Indian web-based online office suite containing word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, note-taking, wikis, web conferencing, customer relationship management (CRM),[2] project management,[2] invoicing, and other applications developed by Zoho Corporation (formerly AdventNet Inc.), a California-based[3][4] company.[5][6][7] It was launched in 2005 with a web-based word processor. Additional products such as spreadsheets and presentations, were incorporated later into Zoho.[8] Zoho applications are distributed as software as a service (SaaS).[2]

Type of site
Online office suite, web app, CRM, Email, Business software, Project management software, Accounting software, Agile project management, Live chat software, Mobile forms, Business intelligence software
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Area servedWorldwide
OwnerZoho Corporation
Founder(s)Sridhar Vembu
Tony Thomas
CEOSridhar Vembu

Zoho uses an open application programming interface[9] 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.

Zoho Sites is an online, drag and drop website builder. It provides web hosting, unlimited storage, bandwidth and web pages. Features also include an array of website templates and mobile websites.[10]

Zoho CRM is a customer relationship management application with features like procurement, inventory, and some accounting functions from the realm of ERP.[2] The free version is limited to 10 users.[2]

In October 2009, Zoho integrated some of their applications with the Google Apps online suite.[11] This enabled users to sign into both suites under one login. Zoho and Google still remain separate, competing companies.


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  9. ^ Rupley, Sebastian (November 6, 2009). "11 Top Open Source Resources-for Cloud Computing". GIGAOM. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  10. ^ Howard Steele (2014). "Zoho Sites Website Builder". Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  11. ^ PC World: Zoho Links Project Management Tool With Google Apps Retrieved 2009-10-22