Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The all-new Zoho Campaigns is here!

Email marketing is no longer a simple, one-message-fits-all activity. Today it is a complex exercise which requires understanding your subscribers’ behavior and interests in order to see results. Targeted, relevant, and personalized messages are the way to make every subscriber feel unique.
We developed the new Zoho Campaigns with this in mind, and it is available for all users starting today.
Email marketing automation software - Zoho Campaigns
Here are some of the highlights:
A fresh new look.
This is the most obvious change that you will notice when you switch to the new version. Our polished interface is designed to improve the user experience and help you achieve your goals faster.

Drag, drop, and deliver.
The design of email templates is one of the primary factors that determines its success. The new editor allows for complex, responsive template designs through a simple drag-and-drop interface. The template gallery is also loaded with a number of new designs for almost every occasion.

  • Preview designs on multiple devices: We have teamed up with Litmus so you can see how your templates look on various devices and systems before sending your campaign.
  • Design to improve engagement rates: Adding pre-header text, attachments, and links to social media profiles is easier than ever now.
  • Template version: Each template iteration is saved so that you can seek the history behind your final design.
Personalization at the time of open.
Personalization goes beyond just the first and last names. More subscribers will engage with your email if your messages feel like they are written specifically for them. Dynamic content shows different sections of your template based on the information that you have about your subscribers.

As a marketer, you can craft multiple messages for different users, and Zoho Campaigns shows the most relevant content for them, right when they open their email.
Automation that works for you.
Effective automation is a huge time-saver for marketers. We have added a number of customizable autoresponders that put email campaigns on auto-pilot. The new version has a lot more triggers and workflows that allow you to send follow-ups based on audience behavior and actions.
Trigger emails based on subscriber actions
Reports to help you plan your next move.
Performance reports are most effective when they guide your actions to increase conversions. Whether it is your mailing list health or subscriber engagement, now you see detailed reports at every level of a campaign. Once your campaigns are running, the customizable dashboard shows you a summary of your email marketing performance.

Email marketing that follows the rules.
Zoho Campaigns has always provided tools that allow marketers to conduct successful permission-based email marketing. In this latest update, we are introducing email limits that can control the number of emails that any subscriber receives in a particular period. You can set this based on what works best with your audience.

Become more organized.
Our updates were designed to make the marketer’s life as easy as we can make it. The new version lets you get your work done as quickly and accurately as possible.
Create custom roles for your users
  • User roles and privileges: Now you can set permissions for different types of users working on your campaigns and define roles for each team’s unique needs.
  • Folder and Favorites: Lists, campaigns, and reports can now be grouped so that you see only relevant information. Favorite your most frequently used page in your account to reach them in just a single click.
  • Managerial Approvals: If you have more than one person working on your team, you can add managers make final decisions on your email campaigns.
There is a lot more to explore in this updated version and plenty more to come in the days ahead. We hope you like what we have built, and as always, we would love to hear your feedback!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

How to properly set Subforms in Zoho Creator Part 3

The first step is to have the Subtotal or Total field value in the Order Form. Normally this would be a currency field or decimal field if you need to consider 1 or more decimals into your calculations. If not you can also set it the field as a Numeric value field. Our example uses a currency field.

Second you need to think about the places where the script to aggregate the rows needs to occur. in our case there are several places. On Add Row, On Selecting a new Product, On Changing the Qty amount or the pricing. Its important that all scenarios are considered otherwise your calculations may not be properly aggregated if it encounters a scenario that you have not considered in your scripting yet.
Last but not least, the script below is ready for you to copy and paste into your application. Assuming of course that the field names of your Order Form are named exactly as our test application.


if ((row.Price  !=  null)  &&  (row.Qty  !=  null))
{
    row.SubTotal = (row.Price  *  row.Qty);
}
t = 0.0;
if ((row.Price  !=  null)  &&  (row.Qty  !=  null))
{
    for each rec in Item_Details
    {
        t = (rec.SubTotal  +  t);
    }
}
input.Subtotal = t;
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I would be more than glad to help you buil an amazing online database application with Zoho Creator.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Every Zoho application you need to run your business on the Cloud


Sales & Marketing

Give your sales team the perfect set of apps to help close more business deals in less time.


A good CRM gives you insights into running your business. A smart CRM gives you the information you need in a way that you can use it. An ideal CRM offers you a solution to simplify your processes from day one. Zoho CRM includes the good, the smart, and the ideal in an enterprise-ready package.


Create and share online forms, receive email alerts, and get your team involved to manage your data—it's easier done than said with Zoho Forms.


A complete digital signature app for business signatories. Create and send documents for signatures anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Sign approval forms, NDAs, sales contracts, invoices, and more in any document format with no fuss.

Social media management software for growing businesses and agencies. Manage multiple social networks, schedule unlimited posts, monitor keywords, and collaborate with your team — all from a single dashboard.
Zoho Sales IQ
Hassle free live chat software re-imagined for business growth.
Start proactive online live chat with your website visitors and provide live customer support. Increase the ROI on your content, SEO, Adwords and email marketing efforts. Get started now to connect with real time visitors.

Zoho Contact
Contact management software, refreshingly simple.Zoho ContactManager is an online contact management software that lets you organize contacts, tasks, and deals in one place. Managing your business contacts just got easier.

Zoho Inbox
Think inside the (in)box.Turn unopened emails into closed deals with the only email client built exclusively for salespeople.

Business Process

Simplify complex business processes with apps that will make your team's work easier.

Create custom apps for your unique business needs.
Automate business processes, manage data, and make your work easier with custom applications. Streamline business process and collaborate online with your team.

Zoho Reports
Transform raw data into valuable insights.
Zoho Reports is a BI and analytics solution that allows you to create insightful reports and dashboards. It assists you to visually analyze your business data, and to take informed decisions.

Zoho Site24x7
Monitoring Availability and End User Experience Made Simple. Performance Monitoring Solution for DevOps and IT Operations. Monitor the performance of internet services like HTTPS, DNS, FTP, SSL, SMTP, POP, URLs and APIs from 90+ global locations (or via wireless carriers) and those within a private network.

Email & Collaboration

Empower your workforce with apps to collaborate and transform the way they work.

Take Control Of Your InboxExperience email that provides a clean, ad-free, minimalist interface alongside features geared for business and professional use. Get started with up to 50 free users.

Zoho Docs
Bring your office to Zoho Docs. Store, share and manage all your business files on the cloud.Run your business more efficiently with your personalized workspace in the cloud. From documents to images, spreadsheets to presentations, and even your music, movies, and pictures, carry all your files with you wherever you go. With everything stored in a centralized location, now you can conveniently share your files with your friends and colleagues.
Zoho Projects
Project management, as effective as it gets.  Plan, track, and collaborate using the preferred project management software of more than a million businesses. Plan your project activities, assign work, manage resources and collaborate with your team better to get things done on time.

Finance

Accounting software for growing businesses. Zoho Books is an easy-to-use, online accounting software designed for small businesses to manage their finances and stay on top of their cash flow. Stay connected to your business, no matter where you are. Send out quotes, track time for projects and also get critical insights about your business on the dashboard of your iOS, Android or Windows device.

Zoho Expense
Expense reports, the easy way. 
Zoho Expense is an online expense reporting software, tailor-made for businesses to automate their expense report creation and approval.
Hassle-free Invoicing software.
Zoho Invoice is web-based invoicing software that helps you craft beautiful invoices, automatically send payment reminders and get paid faster online. Design and send professional invoices.

Zoho Subscriptions
Smarter recurring billing and subscription management software.
Zoho Subscriptions is your definitive recurring billing and subscription management software. Effortlessly manage the entire customer life cycle, from accepting recurring payments to handling customer subscriptions.
Inventory management software for growing businesses.
Increase your sales and keep track of every unit with our powerful stock management,order fulfilment, and inventory control software.

Human Resources

Recruiting Software for Staffing Agencies and HRs
Streamline your hiring processes and acquire better talent with Zoho Recruit’s applicant tracking system and recruitment software. Source better talent, track resumes and interviews efficiently and never miss on a good hire.
Zoho People
Your complete online HR solution. We take care of all your HR activities while you take care of your employees. The perfect HR software to manage your workforce. Manage all your HR administrative actions from a central location. Search employees, set favorites, view organization trees and analyze attrition reports - all from a single dashboard.

Friday, December 1, 2017

How to properly set Subforms in Zoho Creator Part 2

To build a robust Order form in zoho creator you need to be able to automatically "fetch" the information about a product and let the system pre populate the subform with pre existing data in the Products Table.

First, you need to have a Products form with all the relevant information about the Product. Price, Description, etc.

Second, you  need to fetch the Product information based "On user input" inside the items Subform and add the below deluge scripting.

prodct  =  Products  [ID == row.Product];
row.Description = prodct.Description;
row.Price = prodct.Price;
row.Qty = 1;
if ((row.Price  !=  null)  &&  (row.Qty  !=  null))
{
    row.SubTotal = (row.Price  *  row.Qty);
Subform Zoho Creator

Saturday, November 25, 2017

How to properly set Subforms in Zoho Creator Part 1

This is the most important step in the process of setting up your zoho creator database. A properly linked setup will enable your information to run smoothly and avoid waisting space ( MB )

First, you need to create at least 2 Forms. For example.- Orders and Items. An Order can have multiple items and 1 item can be part of many Orders. Creating a many to many relationship.

Second, you need to add the Subform Items inside the Form Orders and name it. Then you have to add a Lookup field in the Items Form and click on Existing Relations. 
Do NOT forget this part. This is the key. You must have a lookup field linking the original Form to each record on the subform you are creating. Makes Sense?

If it does not or need any help do not hesitate to contact us. We can guide you through the process to set your Subform for success.