When Google launched the Cr-48 Chrome notebooks, they invited Zoho to be a part of its pilot program. We even gave away Cr-48 notebooks to some of you. We do hope that you have been putting your Cr-48s to good use and have been getting the most out of cloud computing
Today, the first commercial Chromebooks have started shipping in the U.S. Those of you who missed out on the pilot program can get your own Chromebook now.
Here’s how Zoho is a part of this launch. If you had followed the Day 2 Keynote at Google I/O you might have noticed that Google’s Chrome operating system now includes some major updates and newer features. The most notable among them is the addition of a file manager. The file manager is a very simple one and looks a lot like the file manager systems in Windows or Mac.
We’ve come up with a Chrome extension, that allows users to upload and view their documents in Zoho Docs.…
You can now capture the bank charges for payments in both Zoho Invoice and Zoho Books.
Most often, when you receive payments from your customers via bank remittances or transfers, you may not have received the amount in its entirety. Most banks deduct a charge for the transaction. For instance, if you had sent an invoice for $300 and your customer pays back via a bank remittance, the bank may deduct a $2 or $3 as a transaction fee for this remittance. Until now, there was no option to capture these bank charges.
With this introduction, you will be able to capture the bank charges right at the time of recording a payment as you see in the screen capture below. You can also read more about this in our product help section.
It takes only a minute for you to try the feature and another minute to let us know how much you like it. We’ll be back with another addition very soon.…
In Zoho Reports, data is stored as database tables. Unlike in conventional databases, this tabular data can be readily edited in Zoho Reports, using its spreadsheet-like interface. When new data is to be entered, it would be possible to do so using this interface. But wouldn’t it be easier and more functional if we had a form interface? There can be situations where data entry has to happen without the user seeing the whole database.
Enter Zoho Creator, our friendly online app creator and form builder. All you have to do is follow three simple steps as below to get your form interface.
- Create the form using Zoho Creator’s drag-and-drop interface.
- When creating the form, uncheck the ‘Store data in Creator’ option
- Include a short Deluge script that instructs Zoho Creator to directly store data in Zoho Reports.
OneSaas is a Software-as-a-Service cloud integration platform that is designed to solve the challenges of integrating separate Cloud-based or On-Site software solutions. By integrating popular platforms from CRM, eCommerce, Invoicing, Email Marketing, Event Management, Project Management and Accounting, OneSaas gives you a way to simplify and optimize your business processes.
This is a guest post by Corneliu Tusnea of OneSaas.
When your business data like contacts, invoices, and product inventory is in the cloud, you can work from anywhere.
And you can use your favourite tools, such as Zoho CRM to stay on top of client sales, MailChimp for email marketing, and Shopify to host your online store. But what happens when your business data lives in two or three different Saas applications? Changing a customer address in one system means the others are out of date: Hello unhappy customers!…
You might have read the earlier accounts of how different businesses are using
Zoho Projects for managing their projects. Today, we are glad to present the story of Mr.
Sudheer Marisetti, the President and Founder of
Abacus Concepts, a specialized database and data analysis consulting company. He would be sharing his
Zoho Projects experience with us.
Mr. Sudheer Marisetti:
Abacus Concepts’ Challenge
In our company, most of the technical team is in India. Our clients are primarily in New York and New Jersey, with some in Boston and Virginia as well. We work with our partners in Europe whose products we market, sell and maintain in South Asia and South-East Asia.
With such a scattered nature of our operations, we needed an online project management tool to support the global nature of our company and clientele and the resulting time zone gaps.…
Today, we are happy to announce an improved user interface for the customer support portal of Zoho Support, our
Customer Support and Helpdesk application.
Customer Service Portal – Home page view
Apart from changing the look and feel of the customer support portal, we’ve also enhanced a few settings to help you manage your customers better.
At first they ignored the iPod, and it looked plausible
Then they laughed at the iPhone, and it looked ignorant
Then they dismissed the iPad, and it looked ridiculous
Finally, the iCloud arrived
And the board woke up.
(OK, that last line was pure fiction).
It is a testimony to how far Microsoft’s stock has fallen – no I don’t mean just their stock price here – that no one seems to remember Ray Ozzie’s Software-plus-Services marketing slogan anymore. I was reminded of that when I watched Steve Jobs announce the iCloud and how that spells the end of the PC. I must say he didn’t just say the end of the PC – he helpfully added “the Mac” too, but he is just being polite and everyone knows what he has in mind. Of course, we at Zoho don’t have to tell you that the era of billions of cloud connected devices suits us very well, thank you.…