ZOHO One | March 11, 2021, By Bob Ritter.
Operations management is the internal systems and processes that powers a business. The success of your business depends on the efficiency of its operations. Small businesses can optimize, streamline, and improve their effectiveness with tools that enhance collaboration and productivity. Zoho One has gained a reputation for being “the operating system for business.”
Zoho One is a suite of 45+ applications all under one log-in that address all the major categories of needs that businesses have in order operate. Zoho One addresses:
Under each category are specific software applications designed for each of the related function. In this article we will focus on the tools that Zoho One offers to enhance operational collaboration and productivity.
Zoho has many applications to help with operating an organization. Highlighted below 5 essential areas and an explanation of specific applications that Zoho offers.
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Zoho One offers collaboration tools that streamline team communication, increase team transparency and visibility, make cross-team collaboration easier, and enable your organization to have productive team meetings.
Communicate with an individual or a group via chat/audio/video
All Zoho applications are mobile ready. Users can access any application on any device, on any platform from any location.
With Zoho One’s collaboration software, your business can bring people and resources to one place, keep your employees engaged and productive, and get work done easily.
In Zoho One, you get team communication tools to organize conversations and information in one place.
You and your teams can plan and execute projects and tasks together and manage everything else from a central hub. With better communication, you can improve process efficiency within your team and boost productivity.
Zoho One offers a business communication software suite that helps you bring teams, actions, and tasks together in one place and get work done faster, smarter.
Whether you build products, sell products, or provide services, you need to manage each project to make it successful. Zoho One provides a range of project management tools to get more word done using your preferred methodology.
You get Zoho Projects with Zoho One that keeps your entire team engaged in different projects with collaborative features like the Feed, Forums, chat, documents, and Gantt chart. Use agile methodology or waterfall project management methodology based on types of projects and your management style.
Zoho One offers inventory and warehouse management tools that streamline your order and fulfilment processes. You can manage, monitor, and measure the success of your orders and services from one central dashboard. With advanced analytics and custom reports, you can get a view of your sales and purchase orders and stay ahead of competitors.
To differentiate your small business and gain a competitive advantage sometimes as business will chose to create custom apps and apply greater use of business intelligence. Some business’s processes are so unique that they require customized systems to operate. A business smaller business can topple competitors and take a market or industry by storm with a better business process, not just a better mouse-trap.
Zoho One offers tools for building your process without the need for teams of developers with expensive coding skills.
Zoho One offers Zoho Creator, a low-code platform, to build multiplatform applications the way you want. As a small business, you have a limited budget and team. Why waste money on outsourcing application development projects when you can build them in-house with Zoho Creator. From simple call logs to complex ERPs, build anything with drag-and-drop builders, code editors, and prebuilt templates.
You could say that Zoho has a mind of its own. Zoho has a built-in artificial intelligence (AI) tool called Zia throughout its platform. Zia blends data to help you reveal hidden insights about your business.
Zia is a self-service business intelligence (BI) and data analytics software. Zia is able to blend data from different sources and intelligent enough to answer questions and generate reports. Plus Zia is always learning, so the more you challenge it, the smarter it gets.
Zoho Analytics is a fully featured business intelligence application which is included with Zoho One. Zoho Analytics is easy to use and has an intuitive user interface (UI), making it easier for everyone in your company to navigate the product’s functionality.
Zoho Analytics can collect data from various sources such as databases, cloud storage, and your offline or online applications. You can utilize these data to merge, format, clean, split, and calculate feeds, without any coding skills or IT’s help. With Zoho’s BI and data analytics software, you can track key business metrics, identify outliers, see longtime trends, predict sales and leads, and unearth hidden insights. Some of the key features of Zoho Analytics:
Differentiate and innovate faster with Zoho’s Creator and Business Intelligence tool to build a great business.
Zoho One is the “operating system for business.” It’s integrated applications meet a full spectrum of operational needs under one log-in with one central point for administration.
Zoho One is ideal for small businesses and available at an unbeatable price. No other company offers so much, 45+ applications in one bundle at one affordable price: ~$1.5 per employee per day when billed annually.
And it does all this in an award-winning fashion! Check reviews and analyst views on Zoho One here.
As a Zoho Authorized Partner, First Direct is here to help you implement Zoho applications and realize better results. As your implementation partner, we work closely with you to integrate your business processes with Zoho One. First Direct provides talent, skill and human resources to augment your own internal team.