Zoho Corporation (formerly AdventNet) established in 1996, exists in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The organization was established and directed by Sridhar Vembu, who earlier worked in Qualcomm USA. In the opening, the organization was called AdventNet Inc, and during 2009, the organization was renamed as Zoho Corporation based on their online office suite, Zoho Office Suite. The company is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, The USA with offices located globally in the main countries. The software development, sales, and support services are carried out from their Chennai office. Among the expected global workforce of more than 2000 workers, 90% of operators are working in their Chennai office.
Zoho is a web-based online office suite comprising word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, note-taking, wikis, consumer relationship management (CRM), project management, billing, and other applications. It was started in 2005 with a web-based word processor. Further products such as spreadsheets and presentations, were included later into Zoho. Zoho applications are classified as software as a service (SaaS).
Zoho uses an open application programming interface for its Writer, Sheet, Show, Creator, Meeting, and Planner products. It also has plugins into Microsoft Word and Excel, an OpenOffice.org plugin, and a plugin for Firefox.and
Clients use Zoho Applications to operate their business processes, control their data and be more productive while at the office or on the go, without having to depress about overpriced or old hardware or software.