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This CRM Review examines Zoho Sprints
In-Depth CRM Review
|Zoho Corporation Pvt. Ltd.|
|4141 Hacienda Drive|
|Pleasanton, CA 94588-8566|
|CRM Taxonomy:||CRM – Cloud|
|Sub-Category:||Agile Project Management|
|Seats:||Small Business/SMB/Small Enterprise|
About the Company:
The art of software.
Software is our craft and our passion. At Zoho, we create beautiful software to solve business problems. We believe that software is the ultimate product of the mind and the hands, so our products are forged by craftsmen, rather than churned out by machines.
But as much as we love building beautiful software, we think our people and company culture are our most important assets. Our engineers spend years mastering their craft, bringing together decades of engineering expertise to produce a real work of art. When you choose Zoho, you get more than just a single product or a tightly integrated suite. You get our commitment to continuous refinement and to improving your experience. And you get our relentless devotion to your satisfaction.
A focus on what matters.
Zoho is committed to spending your money wisely. We invest more in product development and customer support than in sales and marketing. It always struck us as paradoxical to charge the customer extra for the privilege of marketing back to them. By keeping our cost of attracting customers low, we keep our prices affordable and pass the savings onto our users. We’re gentle in our sales approach, so we don’t push our people to push you. You won’t find us trying to endlessly upsell you, or buying your loyalty through multi-year contracts. And with growth that regularly outstrips our competitors, we know that this model works.
A private company with – a public vision.
We’ve stayed private and we’ve never taken other people’s money. Neither will change. This keeps us independent and beholden to only the customer, permitting a long term view to naturally unfold. We are private, but far from small. With nearly 5,000 employees across the globe, our style of unconventional thinking seems to have paid off. Our investment in people is a vital part of our R&D edge. We have a comprehensive program to hire high school students and train them – a program we call Zoho University. Over 15% of our engineers come from this program. Not only is the program good for our company, it is also good for the communities we live in.
Free from prying eyes.
The decision to value customer privacy isn’t one you make after watching which way the wind blows. It must stem from prior belief, perhaps even dogma. This is exactly why we made the decision more than two decades ago that we weren’t going to sell ads inside our products, not even within the free editions. We’re not interested in tracking your clicks to feed the marketing monster. We will make our money the traditional way—bringing you valuable software that you are happy to pay us for. So why did we make this choice to put privacy first? Simple. We valued our privacy; we figured you would, too. And that’s why we’ve prided ourselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to government regulations about privacy; we don’t need to be told what good business should look like.
A product to meet every need.
Over the years, we’ve crafted dozens of products with equal fervor. Now they are even available under one single integrated suite, Zoho One, that can put a business completely on the cloud. Unlike our competitors, who periodically wake up to discover gaping product holes that they must now fill urgently with acquisitions to reassure their shareholders, we craft our portfolio with patience and anticipation. Our strategy is born from the realization that the vast majority of acquisitions fail, and it’s the customer that pays the price. Many of our products were developed to meet our own needs—for Zoho itself runs entirely on Zoho. This means our software often must fail us, before it can fail you.
About the Product:
A planning and tracking tool for agile teams
Zoho Sprints is a clutter-free agile tool that lets you stay ready for change and deliver great products on time.
Going agile has never been this easy
Create user stories, add estimation points, stay on track with personalized scrum boards, and schedule your review and retrospective meetings from one place.
- Plan to accommodate change – Get early feedback and ship the products your customers really want. Move what’s on top of your backlog to your next sprint to build what matters first.
- Get a quick pulse of the project – Dashboard gives you an overview of where things stand. See who the top users are, a summary of the sprint activities, backlog metrics, planned vs actual graph and more.
- Track progress on the board – The Scrum Board lets you track your tasks through the ‘To do,’ ‘In progress,’ and ‘Done’ columns. Add your own custom columns to match your team’s unique needs.
- Keep improving with analytics – Velocity charts, burn-down reports and Cumulative Flow Diagrams help you turn raw data into actionable insights. Learn from each sprint and get more out of the next!
- Time is money when you can account for it – Use Timesheets to to give your clients a picture of the time involved or to estimate the next sprint better.
- Collaborate in real time – A feed for every project helps to keep the discussions alive. Schedule sprint planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives and the app reminds everyone to be there!
Your agile journey, uninterrupted
Sprints for iOS and Android helps you manage and track your agile projects. Know where each sprint stands in the Scrum Board, get insights from agile reports, and collaborate on the go.
The cost of Zoho Sprints ranges from $10 per month to $67 per month. For complete details, see:
Of course, Zoho Sprints is included in the Zoho One Suite!
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