|By Business Wire
|August 19, 2014 12:00 PM EDT
today announced a range of new features and a new, two-tiered pricing
plan for Zoho
Connect, its social workplace that centralizes people and
information. New features include external networks, chat rooms, events,
active directory integration, network analytics and customization.
Zoho is demonstrating the new features of Zoho Connect at the Zoholics:
Productivity & Collaboration event being held August 25-26,
2014, in Pleasanton, Calif.
“The first version of Zoho Connect was designed as a private social
network to collaborate with people within an organization. With the
introduction of external networks, we are extending the collaboration
capabilities of Zoho Connect beyond the company. Businesses now can
effectively collaborate with partners, vendors, customers and external
stakeholders through external networks,” said Raju Vegesna, Zoho
evangelist. “As we pack Zoho Connect with several useful features, we
are also enhancing the free edition and simplifying the pricing of our
The new external networks in Zoho Connect encourage seamless interaction
between employees and teams with partners, vendors and external
stakeholders. By involving external stakeholders, you can get better
insights and speed up business decisions. Additional new features of
Zoho Connect include:
Active Directory Integration – Log in to Zoho Connect with
existing organization credentials through Active Directory. This
provides significant advantages to end users by increasing convenience
and efficiency while improving access and boosting user adoption.
Chat Rooms – Makes team communication more focused and
actionable, with real-time group discussions.
Events – Lets users stay up to date by creating events, sending
invites and tracking RSVPs. Users can also take advantage of a
built-in integration with Eventbrite that allows them to create a
social network for event attendees to collaborate before, during and
after the event.
Network Analytics – Enables the network administrator to
measure the overall health of the network and provides insight into
how users engage, using leaderboards and activity charts.
Customization – Customize the Zoho Connect network to match the
company brand with headers and footers.
Pricing and Availability
Zoho Connect now comes with an enhanced free plan and a flat
$49/network/month priced enterprise plan with unlimited users. Private
groups are now included in the free plan. The enterprise plan includes
unlimited groups, apps and chat rooms; 100 GB of shared storage;
multiple admins; moderation; custom domain; header and footer
customization capabilities and Active Directory sync. This
straightforward, two-tier pricing
structure makes Zoho Connect the industry’s simplest and most
affordable option. Visit https://www.zoho.com/connect/signup.html
to sign up for Zoho Connect.
For more information on Zoho Connect, please visit http://www.zoho.com/connect.
For more information on Zoho, visit http://www.zoho.com.
To get breaking Zoho news, follow the company on Twitter at @zoho
and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/zoho.
The latest news about Zoho products is available on the company blog, http://blogs.zoho.com.
Additional Zoho Resources
Zoho news releases: http://www.zoho.com/in-the-news.html
on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/zoho
on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zoho
Zoho is a comprehensive suite of online productivity, collaboration and
business applications for businesses of all sizes. Over ten million
users rely on Zoho apps. Zoho’s productivity and collaboration
applications include Email
Management and more alongside a host of business applications
ranging from CRM
Management to Customer
and more. These applications are offered directly via Zoho.com or
through hundreds of partners in the Zoho Partner Network. For more
information about Zoho, please visit http://www.zoho.com/.
Zoho is a division of Zoho
Corp., a privately-held and profitable company. With U.S.
headquarters in Pleasanton, CA and offices in Austin, Chennai, London,
Tokyo and Beijing, Zoho Corp. serves the technology needs of millions of
customers worldwide. For more information about Zoho Corp., please visit http://www.zohocorp.com.
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