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Celebrating 25 years of Zoho

Roundup of product updates

Zoho Voice, our new business phone system

ZohoDay 2021 & industry accolades

25 years of Zoho

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.


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.

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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.

Constellation Research recognizes our CEO

Sridhar Vembu, Zoho's CEO and cofounder, was recognized by research firm Constellation Research as "Best CEO" in their 2020 Enterprise Awards. Constellation Research attributes his win to his steadfast commitment to people over profit, his belief that excellence lives everywhere, and his emphasis on the importance of privacy. Here's an excerpt:

Best CEO

Although Sridhar won the award, he views it as a win for Zoho. He's also denounced the notion that he got here alone: it's taken the effort of many people over many years to get to this point. With more than 500 employees who have been with the company for over a decade, his commitment to culture is evident in the way he leads.

Reflecting back on the year

Before we fully embrace 2021, we wanted to highlight some of the key milestones we passed last year. Thanks for showing us so much trust and support along the way—we hope you enjoy the recap!

2020 in review

Zoho 2020

A poetic example is Zoho Remotely: a synthesis of existing Zoho technologies brought together in a unified suite, all while our employees transitioned into working exclusively from home.

And that's just one of the many things we're proud of from this past year!

In addition to our company-wide year in review above, some of our product teams put out their own 2020 wrap-ups: Zoho One, Zoho Analytics, Zoho Bigin, Zoho CRM, Zoho Forms, Zoho Meeting, Zoho People, Zoho Recruit.


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
  • Zoho Books turns 10
  • Zoho Projects launches a redesign
  • Workplace mobile app for both Android and iOS
Zoho Notebook

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 Books

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

Zoho Workplace

We've launched an integrated Workplace mobile app for both Android and iOS, with a convenient launcher to open and work on any of the products in the bundle. Advanced search capabilities—with multi-level filters—makes searching across the Workplace suite easy, quick, and precise. Download on Android or iOS now.

Zoho Projects

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' 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.


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...

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! 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 us know your thoughts.

Until next time,

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