Zoho People Software: Overview – Features – Pricing


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Overview Presentation

Zoho People is a human resources software solution. It is a single platform to organize, automate, and simplify HR processes. From onboarding and attendance management, to time tracking and appraisals, the cloud-based HR management system makes it easy for users to take care of their employees. With a secure online employee database, they can manage all their HR administrative actions in a central location. It improves accuracy and efficiency by eliminating errors due to manual entries. It also provides a 360-degree view that helps and simplifies employee performance reviews.

Features, Benefits, Strengths

  • Central Database, Core HR Processes – Zoho People includes an employee database management system that streamlines data collection and secure storage. The centralized database allows for efficient organization setup and employee records maintenance. The HR solution also provides tools to help both HR staff and employees stay up-to-date and productive, even when on the go. It has an attendance tracker, a leave tracker, a task time tracker, and shift schedule management.
  • Performance Evaluations, Case Management – This HRMS provides users a better view and deeper insight when they make employee performance evaluations. It allows them to use additional ways such as giving and receiving feedback throughout the year, or use evaluation modules like KRA and Goals to further customize the appraisal cycle. Employees can review and be reviewed by their peers, which allows managers to gather insights about each member of the team. The Case Management module enables employees to initiate queries with their HR, and HR can sort, track, and resolve issues quickly and all the time.
  • Employee Self-service, Document Management, Customization, and more – Zoho People includes features such as employee self service portals that eliminate middle men and give employees more autonomy to view and maintain their own records. It has feeds and notifications that help keep people updated on all workplace activities. Document management enables HR to manage and share letters, contracts, policies and other HR documents more efficiently. The File Cabinet stores and sorts all documents. It also integrates with Zoho Sign, Docu Sign, and Adobe Sign for digital signature requirements. Other features include intelligent automation, custom forms, advanced analytics, Zoho and third-party app integrations, and user access management. Native iOS and Android apps are also available.


Zoho People offers several plans. A Free plan is available for up to 5 employees with basic features. The Essential HR plan is priced at $1 per employee per month, plus tax as applicable. It includes basic HR features, self-service login for employees, and leave management. The Professional plan is at $2 per employee per month, and includes additional features of attendance and timesheets. The Premium plan is $3 per employee per month, while the Enterprise plan is $5 per employee per month. These plans include more and advanced features, and yearly subscriptions result in discounts. A 15-day free trial period is available.

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Target Market

Zoho People is ideal for companies and organizations of all sizes, in most industries such as media, advertising, IT, education, healthcare, and financials.

Supported Languages

Supports English (USA), English (UK), French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Hebrew, Turkish, and Arabic.

Some of their Clients

Clients include iCredit, People First, Tesena, Abou Ghaly Motors, Ezhoms, and Gadgeon. Take-me-to-their-Website


Natalia Oprica stated that they are very pleased with Zoho People. The platform keeps improving, and keeps getting easier to use. Also, with every update, new features and customizations become available. Zuzana Reingraberova stated that flexibility is the best feature they liked. Thus, Zoho People is used not only by HR department, but also by Delivery Leaders, Office Management, Training Department, and Finance.

Why Zoho People

Zoho People is a stable and reliable HR system with over a decade of existence. Regular updates make it more intuitive and relevant, and Zoho’s product integration and customer support also adds to its many advantages.

Company Info

Zoho People is a product of Zoho Corporation Pvt. Ltd., a privately held information technology and services company with headquarters in Pleasanton, CA, USA. The company, which was initially named AdventNet, was founded in 1996 by Sridhar Vembu, CEO. The first Zoho product was launched in 2005. Early in 2008, Zoho People was launched, and later that year, the company reached its first million user base. AdventNet became Zoho Corporation in 2009. Today, the company has more than 40 software products. It is committed to providing quality products and exceptional service for the long term.

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