the Holiday season just around the corner, everyone’s busy organizing
festive celebrations, sending out gifts and greetings within their
customers, business acquaintances and employees.) The whole process of
planning and organizing Holiday activities for your Business can work
out to be quite a task in itself.
To help you with this task, we’ve
compiled a list of 7 Zoho products that make it easier for you to plan
and implement Holiday activities for your Business.
- Zoho Projects: Create a ‘Holiday’ project to plan and coordinate tasks on
your Holiday to-do list. Part of this project may include tasks related
to organizing corporate festive events and sending out gifts or greeting cards to your customers. Zoho
Projects can help you collaborate with your team members by assigning
such tasks and tracking timelines within which they must be completed.
- Zoho CRM: You can export your contacts from Zoho CRM to create a mailing list for sending out greetings or gifts to your customers, you can also use Zoho CRM’s Mail Merge functionality.
- Zoho Invoice: Delight your customers by creating Holiday-themed
invoice-templates for any invoices that you may be sending out during
- Zoho Support: If your support staff is on leave during the Holiday period,
use Zoho Support to create a Customer Support Portal. This is where
your customers can login their requests or complaints and search the
Knowledgebase for your queries..
- Zoho Creator: Try your hand at Zoho Creator to develop custom applications for the Holiday season. Such as, maybe a Secret Santa application?
- Zoho Assist: Got a customer who needs urgent support during the Holiday
season while you’re away spending time with family? Offer remote support
by using Zoho Assist from wherever you are.
- Zoho Mail: Away from your email during the Holidays? Setup an auto-reply
greeting that will let your customers know when you’re back.
Have another idea that isn’t included in the list above? Share it with us by posting in the comments section.
Once you install the apps, you will see them listed under the Apps section with our new product icons.
We plan to include all Zoho Apps in Chrome Web Store. What are the apps you want to see immediately?
Pankaj Mishra in ‘The Economic Times’ wrote about Zoho University, our in-house initiative that recruits students who’ve finished higher secondary school, and trains them to become software engineers. From the article,
In an industry scrambling to hire and retain restless engineers from top engineering and business schools, Zoho offers lessons to other entrepreneurs in terms of looking beyond traditional hiring, apart from demonstrating that India can produce software product for users across the globe.
… for employees like [Saran] Babu, an open work atmosphere without any investor or stock market pressure means freedom to think bold and execute the ideas. “Zoho taught us how to learn on our own,” he says. Indeed, when Babu joined, he was taught popular programming language called C++, and now, he is busy teaching new recruits and other members of his team how to write applications using Java language. With revenues of nearly $100 million, Zoho has also been able to keep chasing venture capitalists at bay.
“We go back to 1996 when nobody was interested in products. Venture Capitalists cannot have a 15-20 year vision. We have managed well, and have a strong balance sheet,” says [Sridhar] Vembu.
Zoho is currently adding 1,00,000 users every month, and the company expects to add users at double the pace over next few months. Most of this growth is coming from smaller firms in the US and other markets who are trying to avoid similar pricey solutions from established software giants. Zoho’s office suite, which includes word processing costs around $50 a year.
Thanks to Pankaj & ‘The Economic Times’.