founded 10/05, based in Pleasanton, CA
Zoho’s parent company is AdventNet, “a software company started in 1996 focusing on building affordable software for businesses. Aoho reached one million customers in August 2008.
Zoho is a suite of online applications (services) that you sign up for and access from our Website. The applications are free for individuals and some have a subscription fee for organizations. The applications that run on the Internet rather than your hard drive are part of a new trend termed “cloud computing” and ssoftware as a service – SaaS. You’re in the network cloud and can access your files from anywhere if you have an Internet connection and a Web browser.
Some of the products they offer are:
- Zoho Writer—online word processor
- Zoho Sheet—online spreadsheet
- Zoho Show—online presentation
- Zoho Creator—on-demand Web application creation service
- Zoho CRM—on-demand customer relationship management
- Zoho Chat—group chat made simple
- Zoho Notebook—online note taker
- Zoho Planner—online organizer
- Zoho Projects—online project management
- Zoho DB & Reports—online database and reporting functions
Zoho’s main competitors are Google Docs and Spreadsheets as well as Microsoft Office.