Zoho Extends Chinese Reach With Baihui Partnership

Partner Takes Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet, Zoho Show & Zoho CRM to the Chinese Audience

PLEASANTON, Calif. (April 24, 2008) –

-Zoho today announced it has partnered with Baihui to re-brand and distribute Zoho’s online collaborative productivity and business applications to users in China.

“We are very excited to partner with Baihui in China. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) revolution is in full swing, and we believe that Chinese users and companies can leapfrog by moving online faster,” said Sridhar Vembu, Zoho CEO. “We combine Baihui’s breadth of experience in the market with Zoho’s innovative technology to offer the best online applications in the market. Both Baihui and Zoho/AdventNet are making substantial investments to make this relationship succeed. This partnership will bring tremendous cost and productivity benefits to Chinese users and companies”

Baihui’s parent company, PC Stars, is the biggest software online distributor in China with more than 2,400 software resellers across China and more than 1,000 system Integrators.

“It’s a great cooperation for Baihui to launch Zoho applications in China,” added Mr. Liu Jianhua, CEO of PC Stars (Baihui’s parent company), “As the leading SaaS provider and vertical search engine in China, Baihui is going to bring more and more wonderful and useful SaaS services to Chinese users. Zoho is the best choice for Baihui to push its SaaS business forward, even though we value it as a global market by now.”

Zoho in China

Under the partnership agreement struck with Zoho’s Chinese office, Baihui will re-brand and distribute the following Zoho applications in the Chinese language.

* Zoho Writer re-branded as Baihui Xiexie,
* Zoho Sheet re-branded as Baihui Gege,
* Zoho Show re-branded as Baihui Xiuxiu, and
* Zoho CRM re-branded as Baihui CRM.

These applications are hosted by Baihui in China and will be distributed under Baihui brand.

Baihui plans to offer the re-branded Zoho productivity applications free of charge for individual users in the Chinese market. Business applications like Zoho CRM, Baihui CRM will be free for the first three users, and the price from the fourth user will be 99 RMB per user per month. Baihui plans to extend these offerings with other Zoho business applications going forward.

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About Zoho and AdventNet

Zoho is creating the most comprehensive suite of affordable, online collaborative productivity applications and business applications for today’s knowledge workers. To date, Zoho has launched 16 different applications and more are in the works. Zoho has received numerous awards including a 2008 PC WORLD 25 Most Innovative Products Award for Zoho Notebook and “Best Enterprise Start-up” at The 2007 Crunchies. Nearly 200 developers work on the Zoho suite. For more information on Zoho, please visit www.zoho.com and blogs.zoho.com.

Zoho is a division of AdventNet, in business since 1996 providing innovative software products and serving more than 25,000 customers worldwide. For more information on AdventNet, please visit www.adventnet.com.

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Source: Zoho