Zoho Inventory: An Inside Look at Our UI/UX Design Process

Posted by Posted on by

Zoho Inventory UX Design Process

We recently launched Zoho Inventory, our inventory and order management solution.

We’re definitely learning a lot as we expand our suite of products. Our goal is to not only ensure that each product is fantastic to use, but also to make the experience consistent across products. This is important because our products are designed from the ground up to work together and to be used with each other.

Let’s see how we accomplished this for Zoho Inventory.

A unified, consistent experience across products.

In my previous article about how we redesigned Zoho Books, our online accounting solution, I talked about how we improved the overall UX through lots of experimentation and learning.

Read more

DELUGE: The programming language for non-programmers.

Posted by Posted on by

Say goodbye to complicated programming languages and hello to Deluge. The intuitive drag-and-drop interface of Zoho Creator makes building an application from scratch easier than it sounds. But we recognize that there may be times when you would like to make your application capable of completing more complex business processes by adding more functions and logic. And that’s when Deluge comes into play.

The beauty of Deluge is that it keeps the user far away from what’s happening “under the hood.” Think about the computer that you use every day for your work. Although you might use it for different purposes like sending emails, creating business reports and listening to music, you perform these actions without having any knowledge of the lower-level details that make the machine run. Similarly, Deluge lets you speak the language of your business; create workflows and perform your tasks in an easy and quick way. All you have to do is drag and drop the task and perform the required action.


The best way to learn something new is to get some hands-on experience with it. Introducing Deluge tutorials, a step by step walkthrough that will make learning extremely simple. With the help of the illustrated examples and the auto-complete, you’ll learn the essentials of Deluge, from the fundamentals to advanced concepts. Try our Deluge tutorials today and share your learning experience with us.

Dear Zoho. Thank you for the redesign.

Posted by Posted on by

A few weeks ago we opened up the brand new version of Zoho Mail for preview. Since then, we’ve had a whirlwind of messages flooding our inboxes with feedback, suggestions, congratulations, and even some disapproval. First, thank you all so much for taking the time to write to us.

Before I delve further into the details of this update, let me tell you why we’ve spent years developing this latest edition. What was the problem in the first place?


Read more

7 Reasons You Should Create a Mailing List for Your Blog

Posted by Posted on by

7 reasons for a mailing list

Though people consider it outdated, email has only evolved and grown stronger. The reason? People read emails that promise good reads for the future.

If your site has content worth reading, you should consider a mailing list. Here’s why.

Discover your audience.

With a comprehensive list of all your followers, you could schedule content for your audience’s time zones, and increase chances of them revisiting your site.

It’s human. 

Amidst the social media clutter, email is a quiet way to reach an audience with a personal touch. There are no middlemen, no advertisements, and no promotions. Only honest communication between two people on a shared interest. Personal emails gain trusted readership.

It’s pocketbook friendly. 

Everyone has email, and its ubiquity lets you reach more people without worrying about the cost. It’s also easy to set up and automate a mailing list so you can reap the benefits with minimum effort.

You’ll find beta readers. 

Whether you’re working on a new project or a novel, you’ll find beta readers in your followers. They would be willing to review your work and tell you what works and what doesn’t.

Improve engagement. 

As your readership grows, so will the interaction on your site. You could involve readers in conversations and ask them to become evangelists of your blog by spreading the word.

Get targeted feedback.

Your subscribers are regular readers, and no one knows your work better. You can get honest opinions on your work, or even conduct a net promotional survey to assess your progress.

It motivates you. 

Growing numbers are encouraging. Watching your audience grow will motivate you to share better stories more often. This in turn boosts engagement and promotes your name.

A mailing list helps you create a solid online presence. From a simple blog, you can build up your credibility, and even make a business of it.

It all starts with a simple subscription form.

Do you have a mailing list on your business website? How do you use your mailing list to improve your online brand? Let us know in the comments.

Customer Spotlight: Running an Entire Business on Zoho CRM Plus

Posted by Posted on by

Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 11.51.07 AMThe Farm AV initially started as a small business tracking leads and contacts with Zoho CRM. As their business grew and their business needs increased, they began adding more Zoho apps eventually moving to the “all you can eat Zoho buffet.”

Watch how The Farm AV now effortlessly collects leads, converts them to customers, and runs the entire backend of their business using Zoho CRM Plus. 

Edit your presentations with the new and updated Zoho Docs App

Posted by Posted on by

As more employees work away from traditional workplaces, it’s important to empower them with office documents they can access on mobile devices. A sales executive who is always on the move will find it easier to build slide decks using his or her iPad than a laptop. Similarly, it makes life simpler for a CXO to fire up presentations on a tablet while at the airport than to wait to get back to the office.

The new era of presentation tools are ones that are equally compatible and powerful on a smaller screen as they are on a larger desktop or laptop screen. And that’s exactly what we’ve given you with the new and improved Zoho Docs Presentation Editor App for iPad and other tablets!

Read more

Page 4 of 333« First...23456...102030...Last »