A few months ago I declared the Zoho Suite complete with the addition of Zoho Show to the already existing Zoho Write and Zoho Sheet. The Zoho team did not slow down, they kept on pumping out new products at an amazing speed – at this point there are 11 Zoho branded products accessible from their main portal, and I know of a few more in the pipeline.
The company’s strategy has been for most of this year to focus on developing the individual products, and the next step will be to tighten the integration between them. That said, the individual products work together pretty well, as they demonstrated at the Office 2.0 Under the Radar event, presenting a seamless flow and real-time data updates between a spreadsheet, database, document and presentation.
A hot item on users wish-list was the creation of a single sign-on: if it’s really a Suite, why do I have to log into the individual products separately? In fact some of these products required a username, others the full email address to log in. Not anymore: as of today, users of Zoho’s Writer, Sheet, Show, Planner, Creator & Chat will only have to sign in once, and can seamlessly surf between all these products. If so far you’ve been using the same email address to sign in, you’re just fine, otherwise you may want to read the consolidation details here.