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Hitting milestones

This past month we reached some major milestones, including the release of Zoho Projects 7 and Zoho Books turning 10. Get those stories below, along with other notable highlights from January. We also have a few other milestones to celebrate this year, so keep an eye out in the coming months!

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Zoho Projects launches a redesign

Zoho Books turns 10

Industry articles & a roundup of product updates

Sridhar awarded India's Padma Shri

Conquering the chaos in your project management process

Zoho Projects turns 15 this year, and with that comes its 7th major release. This version of Projects is faster, comes with a complete UI makeover, and includes new features to help businesses deal with disruptions.

Zoho Projects

Projects' new look includes images and art-based themes, as well as an eye-catching dark mode. The new single-page layout ensures there's no more clutter in the UI, and you can now eliminate bottlenecks and delays by using the status timeline to track your transitions. Get a quick pulse of all the work that's been happening across various projects with the Portfolio dashboard. Then take advantage of integrations with Zoho Cliq, Zoho Meeting, and Zoho People to increase productivity.

Read the release blog or explore the launch site.

Here’s to 10 years of simplifying accounting!

We created a timeline to take a look back at the evolution of Zoho Books through the years. Join the Zoho Books team as they celebrate 10 years of doing what they love: redefining and reimagining online accounting. Head over to the 10 year celebration site and maybe you'll learn something new about your favorite accounting software!

Another year in the books

Zoho Books celebrates 10 years


What's new

Zoho Notebook

Notebook users can now share and co-work in their note cards along with fellow users, individually or within an organization. Share note cards with either read-only access or edit permissions—and expect more collaboration features in the future!

Zoho Writer

Meet Sections in Zoho Writer! Create distinct parts within a document, each with independent layouts and properties. This is something that customers have been requesting for a while now, so be sure to read up on all the features included in this update!

Zoho Recruit

Zoho Recruit is now integrated with SkillSurvey Reference, to simplify your reference checking. From traditional job candidates to volunteers, temporary staff, gig workers, and even interns, SkillSurvey Reference gives recruiters the insights they need to hire the right people for the right jobs.

Zoho People

We're excited to announce that facial recognition is now available as part of Zoho People’s attendance management system. Have your employees remotely check in and out, while helping to prevent identity theft, attendance fraud, and other malicious activities.

Zoho Vault

Zoho Vault's new interface is now live. Switch to the new version to enjoy all the updates and enhancements, including new features like the security dashboard, trash, SIEM integration, customizable themes, and dark mode.

Zoho Analytics

Zoho Expense is the newest addition to Zoho Finance Analytics. With the Zoho Expense advanced analytics connector, you can gain insights into your organization's expense and trip management data. You can also get details about various expense categories and policy violations.

Bigin by Zoho CRM

Although Bigin's integration with Zapier was introduced back in September, Zapier recently featured Bigin in its "App of the day" series. Now is a great time to read about the integration to see if this is a perfect match for you!

Zoho Sprints

Zoho Sprints now has two new integrations: Zoho Meeting and Zoho Show. The Zoho Meeting integration means you no longer have to switch from Zoho Sprints to schedule an online meeting. With the Zoho Sprints integration, we introduced the option to insert Sprints cards directly into your slides on Zoho Show.

Zoho WorkDrive

Meet the improved Zoho WorkDrive!

  • WorkDrive is now better integrated with Zoho Projects.
  • Use the WorkDrive TrueSync app to view all your WorkDrive files on your desktop, without losing hard disk space.
  • Several feature updates have been introduced to facilitate better team coordination, helping teams focus on their goals and driving a productive workforce.

And that's just what we cover in part 1 of the update! In part 2, learn about these useful updates to Zoho WorkDrive: WorkDrive Genie, Client Users, Data Templates and Labels, Remote Wipe, and many more.

Reinvent work. Revolutionize productivity.

Zoho Survey

Zoho Survey is now integrated with Shopify. Send surveys automatically when customers trigger certain events, or manually target specific segments like unhappy or loyal customers.


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Sridhar awarded India's Padma Shri

Sridhar Vembu, Zoho's CEO, was awarded Padma Shri—India's fourth-highest civilian award—for his involvement in trade and industry.

Sridhar Awarded Best CEO

This award validates Sridhar's leadership and vision, but Sridhar has humbly dedicated the honors to his employees. In an exclusive interview with, Sridhar said about the award, "I wouldn’t be where I am today without my country, and I am doing all I can to give back to India." Our heartiest congratulations to you, Sridhar.

Over to you...

The year is just getting started! In addition to Zoho Projects, we also have Zoho Sheet, Zoho Show, and Zoho Creator turning 15 this year. It's amazing that we've been on this journey for so long and have so many milestones to celebrate—and we're glad to have you with us for the ride! Are there any Zoho-related milestones that you want to celebrate? If so, what should we do to mark the occasion? Hit Reply and let us know.



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