Zoho Contextually Integrates Zoho Apps with Google Apps

Zoho Invoice, Zoho Projects, Zoho CRM Information Displays in Gmail Messages Zoho Contextual Gadgets for Gmail lets users work with Zoho information without leaving the Gmail interface Video and slideshow tours of the Zoho Contextual Gadgets for Gmail can be seen at http://bit.ly/9XoKzA (Zoho Invoic

PLEASANTON, Calif. (September 29, 2010) – Helping people work online, Zoho today announced that it has contextually integrated several of its online applications with Google Apps. Users can now work with Zoho Invoice, Zoho Projects and Zoho CRM information in the context of a Google App

For Gmail, Zoho created the Zoho Invoice Contextual Gadget, Zoho Projects Contextual Gadget and Zoho CRM Contextual Gadget to let users view and act on relevant Zoho Invoice, Zoho Projects and Zoho CRM information while reading their Gmail messages.

“We’re committed to contextual integration because it makes life easier for the user,” said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist.

The Contextual Integration of Zoho and Google

The Zoho Contextual Gadgets for Gmail take advantage of a new Gmail API, which lets third-party applications intelligently display relevant information to users as they read their Gmail messages. Users can then interact with the data from within the Gmail UI. Zoho CRM, Zoho Invoice and Zoho Projects are the first of the Zoho applications to be contextually integrated with Gmail.

Zoho CRM Contextual Gadget for Gmail displays CRM information within relevant Gmail messages, enabling users to perform CRM functions such as:

  • Add the email sender to Zoho CRM as a contact or a lead
  • Assign tasks, add notes, and create a new potential
  • View existing tasks, notes and potentials

View the Zoho CRM Contextual Gadget for Gmail video tour at http://bit.ly/cqLabP.

Zoho Invoice Contextual Gadget for Gmail displays invoicing information within relevant Gmail messages, giving users crucial, customer-related information such as:

  • Organization details, including billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers and contacts
  • Email history, including all emails sent from the user’s Zoho Invoice account
  • Unpaid invoices, including all open or overdue invoices
  • Payment history, including all payments received to date

View the Zoho Invoice Contextual Gadget for Gmail video tour at http://bit.ly/9XoKzA.

Zoho Projects Contextual Gadget for Gmail presents project-related information within relevant Gmail messages, so users can view information and perform tasks such as:

  • Create a project in Zoho Projects
  • Transform a Gmail message into an actionable task in Zoho Projects
  • Convert an idea sent via Gmail into a forum post and brainstorm with the project team
  • Assign a task to any team member

View the Zoho Projects Contextual Gadget for Gmail slideshow presentation at http://bit.ly/aOpLlq.

Pricing and Availability

Available now, the Zoho CRM Contextual Gadget for Gmail, Zoho Invoice Contextual Gadget for Gmail, and Zoho Projects Contextual Gadget for Gmail are free and installable from the Google Apps Marketplace.

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About Zoho

Zoho is a comprehensive suite of award-winning online productivity, collaboration and business applications for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as consumers. Over three million direct users rely on Zoho for their Business, Productivity & Collaboration needs and actively connect via Forums and Blogs. To date, Zoho has launched 22 different applications which include several online office applications such as Writer, Sheet, Show, and Mail along with a host of business applications ranging from CRM to Projects, Invoice and Meeting. These applications are offered directly via Zoho.com or through hundreds of partners in the Zoho Alliance Partner Program, which brings in millions of additional Zoho users. Zoho has received numerous awards, including a 2009 Webware 100 Award and an InfoWorld 2009 Technology of the Year Award. For more information about Zoho, please visit www.zoho.com.

Zoho is a division of ZOHO Corp., a privately-held and profitable company, which also provides IT Management Software (ManageEngine with 50,000 customers) and a Network Management Suite (WebNMS with hundreds of OEMs). With headquarters in Pleasanton, CA and offices in Austin, New Jersey, London, Tokyo and Beijing, ZOHO Corp. serves the technology needs of millions of customers worldwide. For more information about ZOHO Corp., please visit www.zohocorp.com.

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