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 Microsoft’s O365 Marketplace, Azure Marketplace, and the mobility of Windows at Microsoft’s 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 users’ 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.
Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman of Microsoft India, said, “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.”
Manikandan Vembu, COO of Zoho Corporation, said, “India is taking a huge leap in digitisation with the adoption of cloud technology, and we appreciate Microsoft’s 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.”
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.
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