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Our customers and partners have often asked about educational material for everything Zoho. With great pleasure, we have released a centralized platform for learning, exploring, and mastering various Zoho products. Keep reading to see what else we've been up to this past month.

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In this issue, we talk about:

Zoho Spark, our new training and certification platform

A roundup of product updates

Understanding public and private surveillance

Awards for Zoho Creator, Zoho Meeting, and more

Get educated on Zoho products

Introducing Zoho Spark, the long-awaited training and certification platform for Zoho.

The idea that "every flame of knowledge starts with a spark of fire" influenced the name of this platform. With Zoho Spark, we'll help you keep your torch of knowledge kindled forever.

Zoho Spark

Currently, we offer product training for Analytics, Assist, Backstage, Books, Campaigns, Creator, CRM, Desk, Expense, Flow, Invoice, Mail, Orchestly, Payroll, People, Recruit, SalesIQ, ShowTime, and Subscriptions. Spark also includes 45 experienced trainers, 25 one-on-one training courses, and 16 products on virtual classroom training (VCRT). Over time, we'll be adding more products to this list and deepening the topics covered.

Ignite your Spark

Surveillance, privacy, and the role of data in the future

Earlier this year, we announced that we were removing every third-party tracker from our site. We achieved this goal a few months ago, and since then we've made it clear that we're committed to protecting our users' privacy.

Surveillance, privacy, and the role of data in the future

Zoho's Chief Evangelist, Raju Vegesna, recently talked with industry analyst Patrick Moorhead about the ever-present role of surveillance in tech. When talking about consumer surveillance, Raju said that "at this point, the tracking that takes place is so prevalent that it is almost impossible not to be surveilled. You pretty much have to go offline." Raju believes that businesses need to draw a line between what's legally acceptable and what's morally acceptable.

Raju Vegesna's Quote

In this 5-part series, Raju and Patrick cover consumer data, business data, adjunct surveillance, sensory surveillance, and the future of data privacy.


All that's new

Zoho Subscription

Zoho Subscriptions turned 6 recently and when it was first built, we had 9 years and 20 subscription-based products under our belt. We know that every business needs to make their subscription management software truly their own, while still working completely out of the box.

Compare build vs buy

Zoho Vault

Zoho Vault’s new interface is packed with features that help businesses improve user productivity, streamline user access, and make password management effortless for teams.

Stay secure

Zoho Bookings

A new integration between Zoho Bookings and Zapier allows you to connect Bookings to more than 2,000 apps.

Automate your scheduling

Zoho Inventory

Among other updates, Zoho Inventory now has an integration with Google Shopping. Integrate now to monitor ad analytics and conversion rates, list your inventory products on Google Merchant Center, run ad campaigns, and more.

Take stock

Zoho Cliq

Cliq received a handful of updates, including telephony, improved content sharing, and more. Read up on the news. Additionally, Cliq received 10 new integrations, including OneDrive, GoToMeeting, and Twitter.

Click to integrate

Zoho Flow

Zoho Flow launched 1,000 days ago and already has over 500 app flows built, not including flows for Zoho apps. The latest release includes new troubleshooting features.

Start flowing

Zoho People

Among other updates, Zoho People now includes Zia, our AI chatbot. Zia helps employees raise requests, check in and out, apply for leave, and more.

Meet Zia

Zoho Notebook

Using Microsoft Teams as your business communication platform? Integrate Zoho Notebook with MSFT Teams to create, access, and edit your notes, organize them with notebooks and tags, and more—all without switching tabs on your browser. Teams take note

*We're offering $500 in Zoho Wallet credits for existing customers to use this integration. With these credits, you can purchase any new Zoho app or switch to a higher edition of your current subscription.


Resources to help you

Why companies should reject ‘adjunct surveillance’ and any unethical user data collection

CRM admins share secrets on what helps their business grow

Why SMBs should transform their technology stacks to cloud-based solutions

Gather all the information required to safely return to work

7 tips for an effective nonprofit fundraising website


Zohologues is a series of talks from the folks here at Zoho. In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing presentations on the role of marketing during a pandemic, the 5 product management buckets, and more.

Register to view the webinars live, or watch recordings of past topics.



Partnerships and acknowledgments

The power of net2phone business communications unleashed for Zoho users

The cloud communications provider net2phone announced an integration with Zoho that enables sales teams and other Zoho users to seamlessly leverage net2phone's world-class communication features within the Zoho environment.


Gartner's Magic Quadrant recognizes Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator was named a Visionary in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-code Application Platforms report.


B2SMB Institute includes Zoho in its 2020 Best2SMB

Zoho has been inducted to the 2020 Best2SMB Hall of Fame! The judges for the event considered many Business-to-Small-Business brands, factoring in which brands delivered game-changing products and provided outstanding support to aid small business growth.


Zoho named in three of 360Quadrants' Quadrant Ranking categories

  • Zoho Show was placed as a "Visionary Leader" in the presentation software market
  • Zoho ShowTime was placed as an "Innovator" in the presentation software space
  • Zoho Meeting was placed as a "Visionary Leader" in the webinar software space


Nucleus Research places Zoho Recruit in top-right quadrant

Zoho Recruit named a Leader in Nucleus Research's Talent Acquisition Technology Value Matrix, 2020.

Nucleus Research

Over to you...

Our CEO recently said: "to have a product mindset, you have to embrace uncertainty. You can never plan a perfect product. This is the one know-how we have deeply developed in Zoho." With that in mind, we're always trying to find new ways to delight our users, even if it takes some time to execute properly. Have something that you think we should be working on? We'd love to hear about it.

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