You’re Invited to Our Biggest Event of the Year: Zoholics Sales and Marketing

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In a technology-driven world, connecting face-to-face is something that rarely happens, but it’s still our favorite way to connect with our customers.  This is why we want to invite all of our customers to join us for a three-day event at our headquarters in Pleasanton, CA.

Zoholics Sales & Marketing 2015Zoholics: Sales and Marketing only happens once a year. It’s a reunion where we make product announcements and give you early access to new product features and integrations.

 It’s also important for us to hear from you. These three days give us the opportunity to have one-on-one sessions with you where we can answer your questions and, hear the good, bad and ugly moments you’ve had using our products. This helps us continue to provide fresh and useful improvements to the products you’re using.

Please consider this your formal invite to join us at May 19th-21st, 2015.

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Turn ‘Oh No’ to ‘I Got This': How to Fix Errors Made on Filed Taxes

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Congratulations! You’ve finally made it to the finish line. Winning the race against tax deadline is no ordinary task. All those hours spent completing your 1040s, 1099s, and W-2s must now seem like the distant past.

But wait! You realize you’ve made a mistake. Maybe you have entered the number of dependents incorrectly, or you’ve missed out on one of your tax deductions or perhaps one of your 1099s came in late. Darn it! Now, what?

Stay calm and read on because we’ve put together an infographic with the complete rundown on how to amend your tax returns.

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Conquering the Zoho Mail Control Panel – Join the Webinar

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Are you responsible for your organization’s Zoho Mail management? Do you know your way around Zoho Mail’s Control Panel?

The control panel is often the most important tool in email hosting, and we want to help you get the best out of it. That’s why the Zoho Mail team is hosting a webinar about the control panel on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 10am PDT.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6729085194221571841

Come join our webinar and learn how to take care of business email, explore customization options, and leverage automation features to make your email hosting experience a smooth one.

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Introducing Inbox Insight: A Search Engine For Your Inbox

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If you’re like me, you read perhaps a hundred emails a day. A few are very important. Some need follow up.  Some become references to important information. Some are reminders. Most are worthless. By the end of the day, you lose track getting to what you need. By the end of the week, you just give up.

Your inbox is now a never ending repository of information with more stuff flowing in than out. Hundreds, or even thousands, of messages are routine. The emails that truly matter get buried, and important tasks slip through the cracks.

That’s the problem we solve. 

Meet Inbox Insight — a search-based email app that’s the first of it’s kind. Inbox Insight simply gets you just what you need.  Read more

Improve Your Outbound Sales: 7 Tips From a Prospect

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Want to improve your outbound sales game? I offer you the following 7 simple – but difficult!- ways to get better instantly. Simple but difficult? That’s no contradiction. The following 7 tips are easy to follow. They are very very simple concepts. You could apply all of them in one day. Today. Right now.

Yet, they will seem difficult. Why? Because they run contrary to what most people do every day. As a SaaS marketing executive, I get four to five sales pitches a day and I know what turns me off and what piques my interest. While not everyone is like me, I am also sure I’m not the only one.

Do your homework

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Sales Gamification: 5 Toxic Sales Leaderboard Habits and the Middle 60%

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This is a guest blog by Gal Rimon, the founder and CEO of GamEffective, a next-generation enterprise gamification company focusing on skillful change in organizations.

Many sales advice columns contain one recurring recommendation: a leaderboard. They suggest charting all sales people on a leaderboard and waiting a little for the leaderboard to sink in. They promise that as a result, sales numbers will hit the roof. Is this true?

Top 5 Toxic Sales Leaderboard Habits

Sales people are a competitive bunch, and a good sales contest can certainly motivate them. However, leaderboards are often misused – in sales situations and otherwise – with potentially nasty outcomes. Here are five toxic sales leaderboard habits:

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Supercharging your Business: Spreadsheets were not designed for Collaboration.

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Collaboration on spreadsheets is like playing a Chinese puzzle. There are many instances, where we co-edit spreadsheets with our colleagues. Most times, we communicate and share these changes via e-mail, with the updated versions. This back and forth e-mail communication can tie us up in confusion of different data versions. The second problem is, when spreadsheets are shared, anybody having access to the sheet can alter data.  It does not allow role-based permission access for users. These alterations made by multiple users, may result in missing or erroneous information.

Working together is all about having data in one place and the possibility to work with the available data. When data becomes pivotal to all your daily tasks, you need a better business tool to manage.

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Let’s consider your sales and production teams, both being cross- functional in nature and inter-dependent on data. As your sales executive updates sales information on the spreadsheet, your production manager from a different location, may add a few more rows of data relating to the stock information. Not only does the spreadsheet application get heavily-loaded with information, there is also a high chance  of collaboration-triggered issues. The problem gets more complex when everyone in other departments in your company, for instance–your warehouse team has access to manipulate information.

A custom solution like Zoho Creator is not only a central repository of information, but also allows multiple users to work on the data in real-time without confusion. It allows you to share the application with different teams in the organization. Due to its fine-grained access control feature, you can ensure that only specific people within a team have a chance to modify information. Additionally, the access permissions can also be defined based on roles. With all these features, you’re in total control of all information-based transactions that happen between multiple users in multiple teams.

You can be confident, that the data is available for people to collaborate and you can rest assured that it’s always accurate and up-to-date. So, if you have a lot of information and more collaborators then Zoho Creator would be the best solution for you.

Share with us, the processes you’ve deviced in your organisation to track all collaboration-based issues while using a spreadsheet program.