We just released two exciting updates to our Zoho CRM product line: the Zoho CRM Mobile Edition and support for mobile web browsers in Zoho CRM. With these two new updates, we’re making it easier than ever to manage your deals and increase your sales while on the go – even if you’re in an airplane with no WiFi.
Zoho CRM Mobile Edition is an iPhone app that allows sales teams to get instant access to their Leads, Accounts, Contacts, Potentials and Activities information stored in Zoho CRM. Once installed on your phone, the app automatically downloads your CRM information so that it is available for you even when your device is offline. You can create, edit or delete records, and those changes will be reflected in your online Zoho CRM account for others to see as soon as you bring your device online. You can even search for records while you’re offline.
Zoho Docs, our Online Document Management application is now available on iPad (
). The 2.0 version of the application is now a universal app that works on iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. Similar to the iPhone version, the iPad app lets you view your documents, spreadsheets, presentations etc within the app.
We have also made a few enhancements to the iPhone version. The look is crisp with added support for Retina display. We have also added options to share files with different permissions within the app.
We do have several more enhancements planned. Keep watching this space!
If you are a Zoho Invoice user, we have some good news. Zoho Invoice application is now available on AppStore (iTunes link) for free.
The applications is rich in functionality. It includes 5 modules – Invoices, Estimates, Customers, Expenses & Items. In all these modules, you can create, edit or view your existing data within the iPhone app. Additional contextual actions are also available for each module.
If you are accessing Zoho Invoice from devices other than iPhone, a
mobile optimized version of Zoho Invoice is available @ mobile.zoho.com.
Please do give this app a try and let us know your comments.…
Here’s something interesting we wanted to share – the little role that Zoho played in the recently concluded US midterm elections.
Dan Centinello, a Campaign Manager, chose Zoho for live analysis & reporting of data on the election day. He stored over 4 million records (rows) of voters’ information in a Zoho Reports table. And for editing of these records, a Zoho Creator app’s form interface was used. The Zoho Creator app also had a mobile interface form for entering data. The records were looked up (read) and edited upon by around a hundred people simultaneously. The whole Zoho set up served as the backbone for viewing in real time, the stats of all voters as they voted.
The worrisome part about implementing such an unprecedented and aggressive operation is that many things can go wrong unexpectedly. We planned for the worst and made changes if something went wrong with the other 11 elements of our operation; however, one facet that we knew we had no room for error was on the technological side.