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We're turning 25 this year!

We're able to look back at our 25 year journey with an appreciation for the people involved at every step of the way. For this occasion, we're sharing stories about our customers, employees, and partners who have made this possible. Get those stories below, as well as the insider scoop on #ZohoDay2021 and other recent developments in Zoho news.

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Celebrating 25 years of Zoho

Roundup of product updates

Zoho Voice, our new business phone system

ZohoDay 2021 & industry accolades


A quarter-century corporation

We started our journey in 1996 as AdventNet Inc., with a focus on network management. In 2005, we announced a name change that represented the evolution of the company. We became Zoho Corp. and designated three divisions of the company:, ManageEngine, and WebNMS. Over the years, these divisions' purposes have remained largely the same, but the breadth and depth of each have expanded, in large part due to the people we've employed.

Quarter Century

Over the last two and a half decades, we've invested in people at the core of our work. We have nearly 100 employees who've been with us for over 20 years, as well as a swath of employees who are younger than the company itself. Additionally, 10% of Zoho employees are graduates of Zoho Schools, our in-house alternative to college education. We intend to expand our people-first efforts by providing traditionally underserved communities more opportunities to climb the first step toward economic freedom.

Sridhar Vembu

Want to learn more about our purpose, passions, and principles? Head over to our 25th anniversary site to read about all of the things that drive us and the people who make it happen. You can also check out the #ZohoTurns25 tag for more stories on social media.

Zoho 25 years


ZohoDay 2021, our annual analyst meeting

Taking place across two days during the last week of February, ZohoDay 2021 was the first time we were able to present and facilitate the entire event virtually, within the Zoho ecosystem. Sridhar posted a Twitter thread with background information on some of the technical details behind the event. At ZohoDay, we previewed some of the things we have in store in the coming months and announced that we now have 60 million global users!

ZohoDay 2021 took months of planning, and even with all the work beforehand, there were many factors to consider while the virtual event was live. That's why we get such a huge sense of accomplishment when analysts connect with our vision and purpose. We gave over 150 analysts a look into our past, present, and future, and provided them opportunities to interact with Zoho's employees, partners, and customers, and each other. Here are just a few of the things said about ZohoDay 2021:

Alaa Saayed
Rieva Lesonsky
Doug Henschen
Liz Miller

If you're interested in reading more about ZohoDay 2021, a few reviews have already come out, including one from Diginomica and another by CX-Create.


What's new

Despite much of our attention being on our anniversary, we don't want to miss covering some of the developments coming from our product teams. This month we have:

  • The premier of Zoho Voice
  • Major updates to Zoho Social
  • New features for Zoho PageSense, Zoho Sheet, and Zoho Writer
Zoho Voice

Introducing Zoho Voice, our new cloud-based business phone system for companies of all sizes. Zoho Voice makes it easy to use any device for local and international calls. Want to make high-quality phone calls to customers, colleagues, and partners? Just get yourself a local or toll-free phone number from any country and begin dialing!

Zoho PageSense

Zoho PageSense introduces a breadth of new features, like Web Analytics, Personalization, Push Notification, Polls, and Pop-Ups. With these additions, PageSense has all the tools—both quantitative and qualitative—to help marketers make more informed decisions and increase their website conversion rates. Start making sense

Zoho Social

Say hello to the new Zoho Social! There's a lot to unpack in this update to help you expand your social media marketing horizons. Whether you're a marketing agency or a one-person team, there's bound to be something useful for you here.

Zoho Writer

Zoho Writer's newest update removed unnecessary error lines and improved language skills. These changes include custom dictionaries for organizations, the ability to understand broken or incomplete phrases, a better-defined spell check for people and places, and more. Type away

Zoho Sheet

Zoho Sheet has a list of new, in-demand features, including images in cells, spell check, dark mode, text rotation, indent, and wrap options. Additionally, we've included some new functions in this update. See the spread


Awards and acknowledgments

  • Zoho Creator was positioned as a Leader in the "Nucleus Research for LCAP Technology Value Matrix, 2020"
  • Zoho Recruit has officially been listed under the “Top 50 Products for HR,” “Top 100 Software Products,” and “Top 50 Small Business Products” for 2021 by G2, the world’s largest tech marketplace
  • Zoho Analytics was named one of the "2021 Business Intelligence Data Quadrant Gold Medalists" by SoftwareReviews
  • Zoho Social was shortlisted by Constellation Research under the category "Shortlist for Social Listening and Engagement Platform" for Q1 of 2021

Over to you...

With a festive spirit in mind, I'd like to see if there's anything you'd like to celebrate about Zoho. Do you have any fond Zoho memories? What stands out as your favorite parts of Zoho? How different do you think Zoho will look when it turns 50? Hit reply and let me know your thoughts.

Until next time,

Nick at Zoho

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