Zoho Creator is an online database platform where users can build business applications or customize ready-made ones for their company. It is a multi-platform app builder that allows them to create tools that manages a range of activities, from everyday tasks to complex process automation. They can use their own web and mobile apps to automate their business, so they can work less on tedious repetitive tasks, and focus more on building their business. Simple drag-and-drop interface allows users to start from scratch, add sophistication, or install and customize from pre-built tools available from the App Deck.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Plan and Build Apps Fast – Zoho Creator has a powerful database platform that enables users to build and structure their applications from the bottom up. They can organize their apps by each form and its entities. They can see how an entity and its attribute are related, and how actions affect one another. They can control user access with profiles, and set workflows to work automatically. They can develop apps quickly with code-free drag-and-drop visual app builders, employ pre-built schedules, use default scripts instead of coding from scratch, and re-purpose workflows built in other apps.
- Collaborate and Automate – The business app builder allows users to create native mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. With the apps they build, they can receive email, SMS, and push notifications in their devices. They can white label the apps for clients and vendors, accept payments, work offline, and customize mobile screens and repeated actions. From the apps, they can collect 31 types of information, such as bar codes, location coordinates, and files. Other features include automated data look-up, pre-filling, and validation. It also has calendar, timeline, and kanban views, and users can customize single-click buttons and schedule routine tasks. They can add users with permissions, control access based on hierarchy or location, and create self-service portals that can be personalized.
- Migrate Data, Integrate with other Apps – Zoho Creator enables users to migrate their data from MS Excel, MS Access, Filemaker, Quick Base, Caspio, and Google Sheet. Those using legacy systems can ask the Zoho team for assistance. They can create multiple apps within the platform and share information between them. They can also take advantage of pre-built integrations with other Zoho services, such as CRM, Books, and Invoice. Its own scripting language, Deluge, has simple script blocks that can link to other services like PayPal, Salesforce, QuickBooks, and Zapier, among others. A wide variety of other cloud services can be connected through its REST API.
Zoho Creator offers 3 paid plans. The Basic plan is priced at $10 per user per month billed annually ($15 per user monthly). It includes for 3 apps and a maximum of 25,000 records or rows of data. It also includes forms, reports, pages, and workflows, customize design for web, mobile, and tablet interfaces, choose from ready-made apps, collaborate and share, use integrations, and get 24×5 live support. The Premium plan at $20 per user per month billed annually includes all Basic features, up to 50 apps, unlimited records, and more advanced features. The Ultimate plan can only be availed on a yearly billing, and includes unlimited apps, a minimum of 10 users, enterprise features and premium support.
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Zoho Creator is for businesses of all sizes, from individual entrepreneurs, to large firms. It is ideal for those who prefer customized apps to tailor-fit to their unique requirements. It is a recommended solution in the education sector, logistics, manufacturing, and in retail, as well as for non-profit organizations.
Supports English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese (Traditional).
Some of their Clients
Clients include Tesla, Adobe, Suzuki, Kaiser Permanente, Dolby, and Cisco.
Simone Mangili stated that working with Zoho Creator is great, because when they had some matters to solve urgently, the Zoho team were always ready to help. She stated that their company Marionnaud is growing very fast, and their apps are growing with them. She recommends the business app builder for its adaptability, simplicity, and effectiveness.
Dr. Kristy Prous stated that the needs of their institution are different from the needs of the conventional world and the naturopathic medical community, thus, there really was a need for customization. Their Zoho Creator application enabled the practitioners to collect information, fill up forms, and create reports and letters that go to doctors. With customized apps, the institution was able to provide custom solutions to their patients.
Why Zoho Creator
Zoho Creator is a modern platform that allows people, teams, and organizations to create custom applications for their specific business. It is an affordable and flexible solution that caters to a wide range of industries and applications, but also allowing for fast setup, configuration, and deployment to stay competitive and effective.
Zoho Creator is a product of Zoho Corporation, a privately held IT and services company based in Pleasanton, California. It was founded in 1996, and today, it offers over 40 web-based applications that can help businesses to manage, connect, and automate business processes across organizations. Apps range from sales and marketing, finance, email and collaboration, to IT and help desk, human resources, and custom solutions.