Integration Between Zoho Apps: Part III

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This year we have focused a lot ​on contextual integration. This includes integration between Zoho Apps as well as integration with external apps. I want to briefly highlight some of the new integrations between Zoho Apps​ (also check Part I, Part II).

Zoho Wiki Integration with Zoho Projects

Zoho Wiki & Projects are two different types of collaboration tools. But when you have a need to collaboratively create content, then our Zoho Wiki integration with Zoho Projects can be really handy. Content can now be created in the context of the project you are working on. More details on this integration is available ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​here.

Top 7 Ways to use Zoho this Holiday Season!

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the Holiday season just around the corner, everyone’s busy organizing
festive celebrations, sending out gifts and greetings within their
Business circle (clients,
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.

  1. 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
    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.
  2. 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.
  3. Zoho Invoice: Delight your customers by creating Holiday-themed
    invoice-templates for any invoices that you may be sending out during
    this season. 
  4. 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..
  5. Zoho Creator: Try your hand at Zoho Creator to develop custom applications for the Holiday season. Such as, maybe a Secret Santa application?
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.​

Happy Holidays!

Zoho@Zoho: Tracking advertising costs with Zoho Creator

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Talking about advertisements, the first thing that crosses our minds is the excitement. It is the creativity of the design and the wordplay that leaves behind trails of enthusiasm, even long after it’s launch. But just the visual elements of the commercial are not everything that make the campaign a grand success. There is this other side; The equally important factor called cost. Especially with so much of marketing activities nowadays, it is easy to get lost in all the WOW. If your campaign should tower a head and shoulders taller than the rest, you need to invest, not spend. Here at Zoho, we have an application to keep track of the campaigns that come up for every product. And as we have a very wide range of services, it becomes necessary to moderate decisions.
Of all the services we offer, whenever a seemingly viral idea emerges, the team weaves it to completion. To launch it, they would raise a request on this Advertisement tracker application. The request has a detailed description of the product, type of campaign, the target-audience and estimated cost. The approval module triggers a notification email to the approving authority, the team’s manager in this case.
Before the managers approve or reject, the team would demonstrate the whole idea to them in person. This is not because they are superior and are the deciding factor, but because they might come up with a master stroke that might make a difference. Be it either trade shows, banner ads, bill boards or other campaigns, once the request is approved, the team that raised the request is notified.
In addition, the ticket is moved to the finance team; The bankers. It is the finance team that maintains this application, and has the authority to add new advertising locations, types of campaigns and include users. After the cost-benefit analysis, the fund is approved. The manager and the requesting team are then notified of the approval. They can now carry their campaign forward. Another note-worthy aspect of this application is the detailed reporting and analysis. Being powered by Zoho Reports, reporting becomes all the more picturesque than ever before.
This Zoho Creator application is not one of the kind that has so complex code stuffed into it. Nor has it got anything to do with the success of an advertisement campaign. Too bad, it doesn’t. But it does something inevitable; Helping us invest instead of spend. Try this application.

Apps showcased till now: Ad Tracker, Reseller PortalDownload TrackerIT Asset Management,  Support Call TrackerNew Employee RecordTravel ManagementCourier Management,  Cab Booking


Zoho Recruit: Grid View

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Today we are happy and excited to announce a new feature in Zoho Recruit – Applicant Tracking System, which is aimed at improving your work efficiency.
Many of you have requested us for the list view customization, to make the required fields visible. Based on your requests we have provided the Grid View, where you can customize it with any number of required fields.
Zoho Recruit’s Grid View presents a tabular view of data, that helps you to quickly view the required details of Job Openings, Candidates, Clients and Client Contacts along with corresponding attachments, at a single shot. This saves your time from viewing the details individually. You can also sort the data in ascending or descending order by clicking the column header. If you wish to change the sequence of the columns, it can be customized easily using the drag and drop facility.
Hope you like it!
Please try and let us know your feedback.

Zoho Apps on Chrome Web Store

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For users looking to use Zoho Apps on Chrome OS, we started adding our apps to Chrome Web Store. For now, three Zoho Apps are listed in Chrome Web Store – Zoho Writer, Sheet & Show

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?