Chennai, India - November 09, 2015 - Zoho Corporation the parent company of Zoho.com, ManageEngine, and WebNMS, announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to contribute towards MicrosoftÍs O365 Marketplace, Azure Marketplace, and the mobility of Windows at MicrosoftÍs Future Unleashed event, held in Mumbai, India, last week. Zoho Corporation will work together with the Microsoft local cloud to enhance customer experience and redefine productivity.
The partnership will provide Microsoft's customers with a suite of business productivity applications and IT management products on its O365 and Azure Marketplace. Users can benefit from Zoho Corporation's products running on the Microsoft local cloud as well as integrating with third-party products to enhance productivity and solve IT management and business problems online. Zoho Corporation will also support the mobility of Windows for all its products on Windows environments. This will offer customers a variety of software options from a single repository, ensuring a seamless user experience on the cloud.
Zoho.com's applications, such as Zoho CRM and Zoho ShowTime (an interactive presentation tool), will be integrated with Office 365, increasing usersÍ efficiency on the cloud. Also, Zoho Finance mobile apps, such as Zoho Books and Zoho Invoice, will be available for Windows phones, helping users to be productive on the go.
ManageEngine's Password Manager Pro, a password security software, and ServiceDesk Plus, an ITIL ready IT help desk software, will now be available on Azure Marketplace. Azure users can now use these specialised offerings as a BYOL (bring your own license) model. The basic version of the Password Manager Pro and the Standard version of the ServiceDesk Plus will be available for free with complete technical support.
"Technology in the hands of brilliant people drives business and societal progress. Our partnership with Zoho Corporation is a step towards making the best of technology available to SMBs and Enterprises across the world. Integration of Zoho Corporation applications with Microsoft Office365 and Microsoft Azure will empower them to collaborate better, engage faster with their customers and drive business growth," said Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India.
"India is taking a huge leap in digitisation with the adoption of cloud technology, and we appreciate MicrosoftÍs initiative in setting up new data centers here. Zoho Corporation is excited to partner with Microsoft to offer integrated solutions to customers. The end users in enterprises will now have better software options to efficiently work online. We are confident that this partnership will prove pivotal in reaching out to the growing Indian Enterprise market. We look forward to adding more products from Zoho.com and ManageEngine, to make the marketplace increasingly rich and diverse." - Manikandan Vembu, COO, Zoho Corporation.
With the advent of digitisation and availability of better cloud services in India, the cloud adoption rate has been soaring to new heights. Enterprises can now evade the capital investment burden of setting up of servers and maintaining them on a day-to-day basis, at an organizational level. This facility will aid growing enterprises to move online.
Zoho Corporation, the parent company of Zoho.com, ManageEngine, and WebNMS, was started in 1996 as AdventNet, a network management software company. Renamed as Zoho in 2009, the company is a leading IT product company offering an online office productivity suite of products, as well as network and IT infrastructure management solutions. Zoho Corporation is privately-held and has been profitable since inception. The US and Indian headquarters are in Pleasanton, CA and Chennai, respectively. The company also has offices in London, Tokyo and Beijing, and Austin.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 7,000 employees engaged in sales and marketing, research and development, and customer services and support across ten Indian cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.