Zoho Connect

Enterprise private social network

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Zoho Connect Overview

What is Zoho Connect?

With Zoho Connect, faster communication and better collaboration is guaranteed.
To put it briefly, here are some things offered by Zoho Connect:

Your organization's very own social network complete with administrative control, governance and user roles.

With Zoho Connect, you can create an internal network exclusively for your employees, and external networks to bring together all the other stakeholders.

Real-time team chat, and the ability to have a voice call or a video call with anyone in your network.

Bring all your files to one place by creating a document repository for your team in Zoho Connect.

Create a work plan and easily manage all your team's work using Boards.

Employee handbooks, best practices guides, company policies--all of these can be easily documented and shared using our built-in knowledge management tool, Manuals.

Integrations with apps such as Trello, Google Drive, MailChimp, GitHub, Zapier, Lucidchart, and many more.

Zoho Connect Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$0,50/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free Plan: unlimited users, 5GB (shared storage)

Enterprise Plan:
$1/User/Month - For 1-100 Users
$0.8/User/Month -For 101-500 Users
$0.5/User/Month - For 500+ Users


Zoho Connect Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 others, India, Japan, Germany
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English and 14 others, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Media

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Zoho Connect Reviews

Zoho Connect Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
36

Very good
17

Average
3

Poor
1

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,5
Customer Support
4,2
91% recommended this app
Rick P.

Powerful team-collaboration tool with stunning extras and a generous free plan

Powerful but overwhelming. Several features and tools would make a compelling sidegrade for my team but I'm not sure the learning curve is worth it. Others may have different experiences and requirements.


Verified Reviewer

Exactly what small teams need

I absolutely love the "manuals" feature where you are able to create standard operating procedures with ease and share them with specific colleagues and groups. I also love the video conferencing feature that also allows scheduling.

The learning curve is very steep and it's easy to implement in teams.


Chris A.

Layout not perfect


Laurent C.

The perfect Intranet for a company

The tool has been adopted very easily by our employees and its ability to integrate with the other business tools is a strong asset.


Verified Reviewer

Great communication tool to compete tasks

The overall experience I have had has been a positive one, where I can jot different things down to each team member and see what I am assigned to as well.


Rick P.
Industry: Design
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Powerful team-collaboration tool with stunning extras and a generous free plan

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2019/04/29
Review Source: Capterra

Powerful but overwhelming. Several features and tools would make a compelling sidegrade for my team but I'm not sure the learning curve is worth it. Others may have different experiences and requirements.

Pros

My teams have moved from Yammer to Slack to Flock, with some experimentations with Asana, Trello, Dropbox Paper and probably a half-dozen other ancillary project management/collaboration apps.

They all have their strengths. (Yammer was by far the app my varied team took to the quickest, but Flock is popular, too.)

The free plan which pretty much has everything a small team/business could need, supports up to 25 users. Cool.

Zoho Connect is more than a project management or team collaboration tool, it's an online file cabinet, library, calendar, call tool, integrated chat, docs, presentation tool, manuals, and tons more, with extensive integration with all of Zoho's other apps and tools. Is there a deeper ecosystem? But, see below:

Cons

All that power has a cost in terms of UX. It's exhausting figuring out where everything is and how to use all of the tools together. The devs have built a fairly easy to use collaboration space but it can be overwhelming and easy to overlook some integrations. I had to squint to see Cliq, the chat app, and Channels, way down on the bottom right. (Still don't know what distinguishes Channels from Groups...)

If you need to get up and running fast with a temporary team there are better options, such as all the ones I mentioned. If your company is looking for an all-in-one powerful tool, Zoho Connect is in the top 3 you need to look at.

Only 100 GB file storage for an enterprise plan is pretty stingy!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Management Consulting
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Exactly what small teams need

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/05/07
Review Source: Capterra

I absolutely love the "manuals" feature where you are able to create standard operating procedures with ease and share them with specific colleagues and groups. I also love the video conferencing feature that also allows scheduling.

The learning curve is very steep and it's easy to implement in teams.

Pros

The software is incredibly easy to use, it's very intuitive and it has enough features to make it worthwhile using. What's also great is the integration with other tools like Zoho CRM and Zoho Projects for scraping tasks or Google Calendar for syncing events.

It's very simplistic in nature and that's what makes it great. Need a full-fledged project management software? Go use Zoho Projects. Need instant communication? Use Zoho Cliq.

Still Zoho Connect serves us as a central hub to manage the different applications and have a neat and easy to understand interface for the most important tasks.

Cons

There are some quirks I'm not happy with like that you aren't able to edit the forum posts of other members, only your own. Also the mobile app doesn't allow the creation of new forum posts.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Chris A.
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Layout not perfect

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/05/10
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

Functionality wise, its good and got all the features. Definitely good to use as price is affordable.

Cons

Quality on graphics are not good, and the way it helps to navigate is still confusing. Little bit have to improve.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Laurent C.
Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The perfect Intranet for a company

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/08/27
Review Source: Capterra

The tool has been adopted very easily by our employees and its ability to integrate with the other business tools is a strong asset.

Pros

The key success factors for an Intranet is to provide users with:
- Business value & efficiency
- User friendliness & ease of access
- Interactivity & possibility for a user to be an actor (not only passive).
Zoho Connect has it all!

Cons

The design is clearly business oriented and puts efficiency before fancy design.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Government Administration
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great communication tool to compete tasks

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/30
Review Source: Capterra

The overall experience I have had has been a positive one, where I can jot different things down to each team member and see what I am assigned to as well.

Pros

I like that I can add certain individuals to a task I need to complete to get their input or have them complete a piece I need to complete my project.

Cons

I don't like that there can be a bunch of different chats open or in the list all at once. They need to have a task expiration or something. Maybe I don't see where this can be added. User rights maybe.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,5/10
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Zoho Connect Pricing

Zoho Connect Pricing

Starting from
US$0,50/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free Plan: unlimited users, 5GB (shared storage)

Enterprise Plan:
$1/User/Month - For 1-100 Users
$0.8/User/Month -For 101-500 Users
$0.5/User/Month - For 500+ Users

Free Plan: unlimited users, 5GB (shared storage)

Enterprise Plan:
$1/User/Month - For 1-100 Users
$0.8/User/Month -For 101-500 Users
$0.5/User/Month - For 500+ Users

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 58 user ratings
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Zoho Connect Features

Zoho Connect Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for Zoho Connect

Additional information for Zoho Connect

Key features of Zoho Connect

  • Active directory integration
  • Blogs, Forums, Wiki
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Create & Edit Documents
  • Custom application builder
  • Customizable branding
  • File storage
  • Full text search
  • Group creation
  • Groups
  • Instant Chat, Notifications
  • Instant messaging
  • Mobile Applications (iOS & Android)
  • Notifications
  • Online file Storage
  • Personalized profiles or pages
  • Polls
  • Private Groups
  • Private messaging
  • Search functionality
  • User access controls
  • User profiles, User management

Benefits

  • Unify People & Process: Zoho Connect allows seamless communication and collaboration to form a connected enterprise.


  • Improve Learning & Development: You can use Zoho Connect to reduce the complexity in accessing knowledge, and make learning very informal and less complex.
  • Boost Productivity: Pool in grey matters and work on some business-impacting projects. Enjoy the assorted outputs and see more visible impacts of one genius on the other!
  • Propel Innovation: Flaunt your ideas by sharing them, create your groups and get more minds at your workplace to use some participation.
  • Break Down Silos: Zoho Connect uses crowdsourcing and hence you have the total freedom to receive ideas, needed services or content from a large group of your own people.
  • Discover Expertise: Zoho Connect is also about is finding the hidden talent and experts from across your organization. Experience the delight of meeting new intelligent and smart bodies.
  • Cultivate Open-Door Culture: An open door policy at work helps in developing a friendly and transparent organizational culture.
  • Simplify Onboarding: Use Zoho Connect to ramp-up the speed of the newcomers to get familiar with their respective roles and responsibilities; to understand the culture of your company; and get them going on the road to success!
  • Zoho Connect FAQs

    Zoho Connect FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Zoho Connect.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Zoho Connect offer?

    Zoho Connect offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$0,50/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Free Plan: unlimited users, 5GB (shared storage) Enterprise Plan: $1/User/Month - For 1-100 Users $0.8/User/Month -For 101-500 Users $0.5/User/Month - For 500+ Users

    Q. What are the main features of Zoho Connect?

    Zoho Connect offers the following features:

    • Active directory integration
    • Blogs, Forums, Wiki
    • Collaborative workspace
    • Create & Edit Documents
    • Custom application builder
    • Customizable branding
    • File storage
    • Full text search
    • Group creation
    • Groups
    • Instant Chat, Notifications
    • Instant messaging
    • Mobile Applications (iOS & Android)
    • Notifications
    • Online file Storage
    • Personalized profiles or pages
    • Polls
    • Private Groups
    • Private messaging
    • Search functionality
    • User access controls
    • User profiles, User management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Zoho Connect?

    Zoho Connect has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Zoho Connect support?

    Zoho Connect supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Zoho Connect offer?

    Zoho Connect has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Zoho Connect support mobile devices?

    Zoho Connect supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Zoho Connect integrate with?

    Zoho Connect integrates with the following applications:

    Cognito Forms, Lucidchart, Retently, SharpSpring, SurveyMethods, Visual Visitor, Workato, Zoho Flow, Zoho Meeting, Zoho Projects

    Q. What level of support does Zoho Connect offer?

    Zoho Connect offers the following support options:

    Forum, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials