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Zoho Creator


What is Zoho Creator?

Zoho Creator is a low-code application development platform for building enterprise-class applications that run on mobile, tablet, and web. It is designed to allow users to create custom forms, configure workflows, build pages, and deploy apps quickly.

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Zoho Creator - Review

4 out of 10
October 19, 2022
We use Zoho Creator to eliminate the paper trail and automate most of our processes including:

1. Inventory
2. Manufacturing
3. Quality …
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  • Platform User Management (17)
  • Reusability (17)

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  • Free/Freemium Version
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Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $8 per month per user
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Low-Code Development

Low-code development tools allow non developers to build simple process applications with little oversight. These tools simplify the application building process, and are frequently used for simple process applications.

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What is Zoho Creator?

Zoho Creator is a low-code platform engineered to help organizations build scalable custom business solutions faster than traditional development methodologies. Built with enterprises in mind, the platform combines an application builder, an integration builder, and an analytics builder under a single subscription deployable with features that span across no-code, low-code, and pro-code to cater for different developer personas.

Why the Zoho Creator platform?

> It simplifies application development
> It reduces IT complexity and cost
> It supports extensive 3rd party integrations
> It enables extensive business process automations
> It has data privacy, data security, compliance at its core
> It scales as processes and business scales

Zoho Creator Features

Low-Code Development Features

  • Supported: Visual Modeling
  • Supported: Drag-and-drop Interfaces
  • Supported: Platform Security
  • Supported: Platform User Management
  • Supported: Reusability
  • Supported: Platform Scalability

Additional Features

  • Supported: Process blueprinting
  • Supported: Multi-device app builder
  • Supported: Unified builder

Zoho Creator Screenshots

Screenshot of Multi-Platform App builderScreenshot of Dashboards created using Zoho CreatorScreenshot of An overview of Hotel management dashboardScreenshot of Schedule and manage eventsScreenshot of BI and AnalyticsScreenshot of Help Desk overview

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Zoho Creator Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesGlobal - All countries
Supported LanguagesAt development platform level - Arabic, German, English, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified) At application level - 60+ languages

Frequently Asked Questions

Zoho Creator is a low-code application development platform for building enterprise-class applications that run on mobile, tablet, and web. It is designed to allow users to create custom forms, configure workflows, build pages, and deploy apps quickly.

Zoho Creator starts at $8.

Power Apps, Mendix, and OutSystems are common alternatives for Zoho Creator.

Reviewers rate Platform Security highest, with a score of 8.8.

The most common users of Zoho Creator are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).

Zoho Creator Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)30%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)50%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)15%
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Hemant Joshi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Zoho Creator as a low code tool. Major use cases are if we have to quickly build a solution prototype and test it. Apart from that if there are any solutions that need to be built for an internal audience, we try using a low code approach. In both the use cases, it helps in reducing time to market and cost to build.
  • If any use-case requires a workflow, it does really well.
  • The ability to read data from different sources is good.
  • Options to parse data and fetch relevant details is also one thing I like.
  • Integrations with many SaaS applications can be improved.
  • Running loops can also be improved in workflow.
It's best for building internal tools which have workflow or data visualization requirements. It's not suited for complex customized applications, especially if customer-facing.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have implemented for one of our customer. There need was , they want a seperate application for inventory management that should be integrated with Zoho Inventory. The integration was very easy to be made in Zoho Creator and now their team can manage there inventory through Zoho Creator App.
  • Multiple drag and drop Fields
  • Subforms
  • Integration with other zoho and Third party apps
  • Dashboard and Report creation
  • Better app templates are missing. Templates are just basic type. You can create templates but you need to know html and css for that.
If you are using some application of Zoho and want some more functionality into it, Use Zoho creator to develop a separate app as per requirement and integrate it with your Zoho App.
Small organization can use creator to make apps but it can be used for small range of storage, For Large organization , it may be not feasible.
December 15, 2023

Easy, Simple, Solutions

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Zoho Creator to create and manage various lite databases to store information. The software is very easy to use and manipulate into any form or spreadsheet style tool you want to use. I currently have 3 different creator tools setup and being used across different departments at our company.
  • easy
  • quick
  • intuitive
For our use of Zoho Creator we only have 2 people that manage the information. It works well that only certain users can edit the information but all users can view the public data. Zoho Creator works well on web and mobile browsing. I have no complaints with the software it does as described and more.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are a logistics service provider and are in the industry for 40 years.Being a traditional business house its really difficult to implement Modern Softwares as existing team will not accept modern technologies.Because of this generation gap we are had lot of issues in implemeting zoho on initial stages.

As far as considering problems with the business, just like any business house we did have lot of issues especially with meeting our customer demand on real time basis and providing them with timely data.Also we had too many un used manpower and we sorted it out using zoho creator.

We were able to identify our weaker side and patch it with multiple methods which slowly increased our profit
  • Accountability for each employee work which is very vital for any organization
  • Making operations very simple even that a simple lay man would be able to perform detailed work like a pro
  • Data tracking in live was made possible
  • Using proper Manpower for the work they are apt.
  • Visual Customization is something more important as modern day users need fresh layouts
  • Apps need more changes wrt to layouts
  • Costing to be re worked for MSME sectors as we cannot afford like a Corporates
A specific incident is where we were proud using zoho , was when we challenged a MNC who has more than 10k employees, for providing a same service matching them technically, where we are a small organisation in size comparing them having around 70 employees.

The less appropriate is where , implementing accounting system properly integrating with the existing operatoins.Need lot of improvement on this

Also more easy integration with Zoho Books
March 03, 2023

amazing platform

Bat-Shachar Kaniel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We need to know the services that we gave to our customers and the storage they have with us. when we started it was easy to use excel, but once our customer's base grew it was impossible. ZOHO creator can support so many features - it is amazing.
  • logging data
  • searching for old information
  • customer portal - for our sellers
  • ZOHO creator can integrate to other ZOHO platforms, but it doesn't do it so well
  • their ability to add more space is based on adding users which doesn't always make sense.
it is amazing for growing business. the flexibility and ability to tailor the features to your needs is amazing.
I believe that in large businesses where they have many users, it will be harder to implement ZOHO CREATOR.
Pranesh Padmanabhan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's always perceived that wedding photographers have the best job and it's all fun. However, in reality, it's the most complex service offering in the whole wedding industry because it's the only service that has a very long customer lifecycle—90+ days—and also the riskiest. For the first few years, Studio 31 was busy building a strong foundation, and it solely focused on the creative aspect of the business, along with great customer service. From inquiry to delivery, there were more than 37 processes that had to be diligently followed to provide a hassle-free experience for its customers. For Studio 31, everything was smooth initially, when we captured a limited number of weddings. However, as we grew, we lost control over what was happening, and a creative profession turned into an administrative one, with all the hassles that entails.<br><br><ul><li>Data management and accuracy </li><li>Expensive human error due to business complexity </li><li>Dependency on spreadsheets that had to be manually updated </li><li>Updating customers manually resulted in over 46 email threads per customer and staff having to invest over four hours every day in replying to emails</li><li>Lack of analytics and reporting</li><li>And more random issues that would pop up every day </li></ul>After investing a lot of money and time in over 15 CRM's, we learnt that any ready to use platform will not suit our business model and this is where Zoho Creator came in. We are able to build whatever we've in mind without much restrictions. It's like an open canvas. <br><br>There's nothing that you cannot achieve in Zoho Creator. You just need clarity and direction on how to make best use of the product.
  • Build anything from scratch
  • Saves tons of time when compared to traditional development
  • Can see results instantly if we've the right people working on it
  • Citizen developer friendly
  • Integrations with other Zoho Products + Third Party tools makes life easier
  • Easy reporting and analytics
  • The fastest and best solution for building internal tools that wont cost you a bomb
  • Technical support through live chat where we can get help on coding etc.
  • Partners and developer resources
I was researching economic alternatives to achieve this somehow, and that's when I learned about low-code tools. They're like a canvas; one can build and achieve anything, and save 90% of the actual development cost. We researched several solutions and figured out that Zoho Creator worked the best. We started building the software in 2017 and it took us about 19 months to get the entire workflow sorted. However, a boon in disguise was the time that we got during the Covid lockdown. We put all hands on deck, and in about 200 days, we had built a much-improved software solution. We'd built something outstanding, and we knew this because we were able to see the results.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
ZOHO Creator is primarily used for digital transformation. We take our historical manual and paper-based processes and digitize them with automated workflow. This allowed us to automatically integrate our processes and provided a real-time Management Information System.
  • Standardizing of Data Types to improve data quality.
  • Workflow and automated notifications.
  • Reporting / Dashboards.
  • In C6, the new setup of permissions is not logical. Admins now have access to every application rather than specific applications, which impacts data confidentiality.
  • In C6, the new feature for having multiple environments is very limited as it does not work for ZOHO Creator applications that are linked to other Zoho Creator applications in the same workspace - which is not logical at all.
  • In C6, the revised permissions for Developers do not allow the developer to assign permissions to users or to publish forms, reports, pages, etc....which again is not logical.
ZOHO Creator is excellent for creating surveys and analyzing data in real-time - the reporting and dashboard features are very, very useful. ZOHO Creator is good for creating Smart forms - ie, forms where fields are displayed depending on the content of previous forms (ie, is the response to a radio button is "Yes," then display text fields....if not, hide it. This makes it very user-friendly. Also, the automatic format checking of fields (i.e., dates, emails, etc.) ensures data quality is high. The differences between Zoho Creator Users and Zoho Creator Customer Portal users means that you often have to create two versions of each App (i.e. for field permission settings), which can make it difficult to maintain.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Streamlining internal business processes such as data gathering through forms along with automated alerts, validations, and follow-ups.
  • Creating customer-facing apps with real-time built-in dashboards.
  • Leveraging pre-built templates for resource management and support request ticket management
  • Pre-built templates are easy to use, detailed and customisable
  • Mass data import through file or pre-defined email template
  • user-friendly interface and deluge language
  • More customization options or pre-defined functions in deluge
  • Providing selective app access to multiple users in one go
  • more API integrations such as MS office suite
I was able to pick up app creation practically without any prior training or demo along with customised alerts, notifications and follow-up workflows and created a full-fledged app for an internal process
November 01, 2022

A Low Code Champ!!

Gaurav Kakkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Zoho Creator is used in almost every department in Emirates Logistics India, We have been able to solve and automate manual processes of various departments like HR, IT, Operations, CS to name a few. Zoho Creator has allowed our On Filed employees who doesn't have access to system, they are not able to upload the required details using the Zoho Creator Mobile App. Another problem we solved was for HR, developed the Recruitment module for them to be able to track, trace, and record every recruitment data in single system. Another Application created for Managing Companies Compliances, helps the Taxation and HR Compliance to be sure no compliance is missed, system even provides notification of expiry.
  • Simple Workflows for Complex Functionalities, We were able to create Workflows with multiple criteria's for capturing and storing data with very simple code.
  • Availability of Mobile App without any additional development, Creator's Mobile Application is as good as Web Version, Just need to customize the view and its done and available to all users. The Offline component of Mobile application helps the team complete the work even if they are not in network and data is synched later successfully.
  • Data Analysis, Reporting Dashboards and by default integration with Zoho Analytics allows automatic dashboard creation which our Management Team can use to take necessary decisions.
  • In the C5 Version, User Management was easy, but in C6 due to the by default integration of analytics, we at our end are not able to deactivate the users, which can be improved as to add new user, we need to have the control at our end.
  • While integrating with third party software's, creator should develop mechanism to use multiple applications using common points
  • Though the system is very easy to use and develop, UI customization option should be provided with similar low code facility
1. Zoho Creator is best suited for all organizations which do not want to invest much in technical staff or outsource the products at heavy cost. Since Zoho creator provides trainings to all users (Business User / Developer), it becomes easy for the organization to just hire a BA which can understand the requirement and at the same time develop it.

2. In terms of where it is less appropriate, as per my observations, if organizations have the requirement of having a customer front applications and again they do not want to spend heavy, Zoho creator might not suite them. Other wise Zoho Creator is useful to all small, medium and big organizations.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used the Zoho creator for the beginning of our business. It is really a great platform and also a pack of all services that are much needed for the start-up on this age. It is also very cheap and fast to on board with the setup process with amazing assistance of the team.
  • CRM
  • Invoicing
  • Inventory
  • Marketing
  • User Interface can be improved
  • User management and support must be released
  • Multimedia device management can be introduced to import multiple media.
My experience with Zoho creator in both personal and professional level is really amazing. The services and products provided by the Zoho are really incredible. I was totally new in the industry, but thankfully i got all sorted with all in one suite that Zoho provided to us in the packages. It can be improved if costing is managed.
October 19, 2022

Zoho Creator - Review

Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Zoho Creator to eliminate the paper trail and automate most of our processes including:

1. Inventory
2. Manufacturing
3. Quality control
4. Invoicing
5. Accounts
6. Reporting & Forecasting
  • Fast development
  • Cross-platform
  • Easy to learn language
  • Support is non existent
  • Reports take time to display updated information
  • User interface needs a major overhaul
Zoho Creator Platform is better suited to small companies / personal use. As a medium size company, Creator has been a challenge to use, especially in my experience due to the extremely incompetent support team. Offline functionality is advertised but should not be as it requires that your application has no logic which completely nullifies the whole . Application logic will work at times and fail at others. Support team will insist that it had always been working when it is clearly evident that they are scrambling to fix the issue at the backend.
Rafael Grandizoli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We needed to solve an internal problem by creating a new online software. One of the main requirement was to find something that we could create and give maintenance by ourselves, with no-code or low-code skills. Then with Zoho Creator we had the possibility to hire a company to develop the basis of our new software and then we could evaluate inside with our team.
  • Low-code skills needed to create complex process.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Best for simple form design software (that don't need 'beautiful' design).
  • A bit tricky for integrations with 3rd party software.
  • Layout customizations very limited.
  • A bit expensive when you need to give access to many users.
If you need to create a very simple CRM (or CRM-like) system, with tailor-made functions for your business, it is well suited. You can customize and create modules specific for your company needs. Another good use is when you need a separate software to handle a specific need, beside other software you already use.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Zoho Creator Platform to develop web and mobile based apps to automate processes and generate reports, with integration with front end and back end apps, including e-commerce platform, ERP, payment gateway, SMS gateway, logistics platforms... etc.
  • Digitization & Automation
  • Simple development & app creation
  • no geek-level coding required
  • enhance integration with JS, to create a dynamic/auto-refresh pages
  • More customization for mobile App display for main menu, forms and reports
  • Live-sync entries across main forms and subforms on user input (before submitting the form)
Easy to develop and design, no need for high level coding skills with Zoho Creator Platform.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use our custom apps on the Zoho Creator Platform to manage all our business aspects. Sales, Operations, Trainees Registration, and more.
  • User Management
  • Rapid Development
  • Complicated User Forms
  • Some UI Components can look better
  • Translation for multiple languages can be difficult to maintain
  • For creating complex applications, you need to use a workaround that is hard to know without using forums and support.
I will recommend Zoho Creator Platform mainly for back-office purposes like Custom CRM/ERP software. The UI/UX is not great for using by clients, in this case sometimes it's better to create an external interface
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it to track patient movements across healthcare settings, collect visit data and charges, and send notifications to specific stakeholders about their assigned patients whena new event is recorded.
  • We make visits on nursing home patients on a monthly basis. With Zoho Creator we can easily track the last visit date and use it as point of reference to create visit lists for patients who have not been seen in 30 or more days.
  • We send notifications to primary care physicians by email or SMS messages when we admit or discharge their hospitalized patients to keep them abreast.
  • We use it to track employees and their timesheets for payroll purposes.
  • It could benefit from dumbed-down API user guides
It would be well-suited for just about any type of small business in need of collecting, tracking and analysing information to benchmark operations and improve eficiencies.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Zoho Creator is a low to no code solution that enables businesses to create custom applications quickly and cheaply.
  • Good workflows
  • Great Integrations
  • Easy to use
  • Better stand alone functionality
  • More documentation
We were able to build applications to support various business processes. We have used it to create a custom CRM, employee onboarding, expense tracking and so much more
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Zoho Creator is a wonderful app and a program we use to manage data heavy components of our business. Creator is a great complement to Zoho CRM, where we manage most of our customers. The ability for Zoho Creator to talk to or syn with the Zoho CRM is what makes this tool so valuable. Part of our business includes entering and storing a lot of data. Once entered we use this data to generate intuitive reports and dashboards to give us insights in to this part of our business.
  • The ease of creating data collecting forms. Anything from creating a form to import all your old excel documents to creating a mobile on-site application where you can input data directly into the app. For a company like us this can help to eliminate the pen and paper approach to recording data.
  • Reporting features are excellent. Slicing and dicing the data from your forms to create any report is possible. Think of it has filters on steroids. The ability to combine data from different forms is a huge plus.
  • Dashboards! Zoho Creator has so much depth to it that it's easy for one to get lost if they are not as familiar with Creator, for example an exuctive or decision making manager. This is where dashboards come in. Admins can build intuitive and smart dashboards that combine all the relevant KPI's that a manager needs to see.
  • Zoho Creator has their own scripting language, Deluge, which is the powerful engine behind what makes Zoho Creator so great. Problem is if you have no coding background it can be a bit difficult to learn, and use to it's full potential.
  • The new UI is awesome, except for parts of the homepage. I wish there was a bit more room for custimization and organization of all your stored apps.
  • The ability to create documents or what they once called record summaries from your stored data. This is our most requested feature for them to add, is an integration with a word processor such as Zoho Writer and the ability to create mail merge like documents within the app.
If you wish to initiate workflows while using online data application, you will love Zoho Creator. This is where we see the biggest efficiency gain in regards to operations. What use to take multiple steps we can now setup as workflow with (mostly) other Zoho apps so that once something is entered once the data gets moved to other apps where actions are taken. It's awesome. As far as less suited, I would say if you are looking to design feature rich and intuitive dashboards, you could be left wanting more. The dashboards work great for us. The data is really what's important, so I can design a dashboard to present the data we need to see and filter it anyway we want. Considering I am not a developer or expert deluge/html pro, creating custom pages or dashboards to really spice it up is not for me.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We publish books. About 200 per year. Each book has around 50 separate pieces of data associated with it. Publication date, warehouse due date, printers, print quantities, trim size, editorial team, etc. We use Zoho Creator as our "bible" for all books we own and publish. It is the one-stop source for all authoritative data regarding each title we publish. The entire company uses our custom-built Creator database to maintain ongoing updates of every title, of which we now have thousands.
  • Extremely customizable for any need
  • Excellent options for reports, both public and private
  • Powerful ability to link databases for deeper sets of data
  • Very very powerful programming language for custom applications
  • Zoho Creator's new version isn't as well documented as older versions. The changes were dramatic so it's hard to find help relevant to Version 5.
  • Zoho Creator is so powerful, it is sometimes TOO powerful. It can be intimidating if your needs are very basic.
  • The new version of Zoho Creator was meant to be more intuitive, but after using it compared to the previous version 4, we find it's often more difficult to accomplish the same tasks.
  • The search feature, while powerful, is also cumbersome. Ideally, it would be simplified if possible.
I have a software web app development background, so we considered hand-rolling an in-house MYSQL application for our needs. But, programming a home-grown web app also requires a dedicated programmer and some deep thought regarding specifications. Within just a couple of hours, I developed a tool in Zoho Creator (easily expandable) that accomplished the same tasks. It saved us a considerable amount of frontend and backend programming. Nothing can truly fit EVERY need, so some extremely specialized applications might find Zoho Creator limiting, but for the bulk of normal, everyday database management, Zoho Creator is an excellent tool. The fringe cases where Zoho Creator's off-the-shelf abilities may not be enough could be addressed in a number of creative ways, be it linking to outside data or using their custom programming language to hand-code specific needs. It is very, very powerful. The only place where it may not be appropriate is if someone needed extensive front-end customization (although data can still be pulled using its API for display externally). It may be too powerful for extremely basic needs. Overall, however, it is hard to find fault with this system.
Muhammad Hassan Hafeez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Beneficial and unique email service, I have been using it for five years for my freelancing and other business opportunities. I use it full time on my Smartphone to get updates of my transactions. Replies by some companies. It is somehow better than Google because it is easier to understand than Google. The app is excellent and Organize with Unique UI.
  • User Interface is great.
  • Updates are on time.
  • Android App is great.
  • Quick Delivery.
  • Sometimes the android app faces some problems displaying email, and it keeps loading.
  • It doesn't show the OTP screen when logging in through the WEB sometimes.
  • If you need a unique email.
  • If you don't find a username, you desire to use it on Gmail.
  • Best security features.
  • It can be used anywhere with a mobile App.
  • Well organized Inbox.
  • Well, categorize emails into Spam.
  • I have found the support team to be personable, thorough, helpful, and, most of all, concerned to ensure that I'm getting what I need. from my subscription. They've helped me with setup, configuration, and found solutions to my key problems.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Creator for the management of our College enrolment process. We have 2 users, myself as the app developer and my PA as the app user. We receive over 500 expressions of interest (EOI) per annum. We use the automation capabilities of ZOHO to manage the enrolment process - initiation (EOI) > applicant providing pre interview information > interview booking > Course selections > Report uploading > Special applications ( Scholarships etc). We have now extended the use of Creator for staff leave management and student course change tracking.
  • Workflow efficiencies: Automated emails triggered by a user response has saved our College a huge amount of time and our users are very impressed about confirmation emails and the immediacy of our 'replies'.
  • Scheduled csv report exports which are then incorporated into our network database, easily.
  • The ability to develop an app which meets the specific needs of any organisation is the clincher. We have spent far too much money on 'off the shelf' IT 'solutions' which always lack the capacity to be adjusted. Creator, true to it's name, enables us to do (nearly) anything that we want to do. The scripting language is intuitive and is easy to learn. (I'm 62 yo and the last time that I wrote script was over 40 years ago - I was a Maths teacher in the interim )
  • None, really. They have gone to a new interface which appears to be trying to be more user friendly. I'm not a fan because the power of ZOHO Creator is the ability to free script or (script builder) , which you can still do, but you need to navigate a dashboard designed for people who should probably look for off the shelf solutions.
I write this review only because of a sense of paying forward. Creator has allowed us to revolutionise College operations. The streamlining of our workflow practices and error handling have been very significant. Conservatively, the workflow efficiencies achieved have reduced our cleric requirement by more than 1.0 FTE. This particular ZOHO product is sensational! It is value for money, allowed the College to be a market leader (In our industry, at least) and the flexibility enables us to respond to nearly every/any innovative thought.
The deal is that you need someone in your organisation to have the inspiration to make it happen. You need a Creator! (With a very basic inclination/capacity to script.)
George C. Thiess III | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use a Course Management app in Zoho Creator to track activity in our English language courses that we give onsite at our customers' place of business or homes. We have all schedules set up and classes can be cancelled and rescheduled on the app. In addition, we collect attendance and lesson plan information for each class. The information that is input creates reports and also creates invoices from teachers for the classes that they have taught.
  • Allows us to have an app for our exact needs. We had searched and searched for solutions and even tried some off-the-shelf, ready built apps but none of them were complete. With Zoho Creator we were able to create the app that we needed.
  • We have the ability to access our app across all devices.
  • We also have the ability to update and add functions to the app as we discover and identify other needs.
  • I think that Zoho Creator needs to have better training tools made for the non-developer user. The marketing information makes it sound like you can build an app with no real coding knowledge. From my experience, that is simply not true. There are things that are relatively simple to do, but other things definitely need more advanced coding.
I would say Zoho Creator is good for two things: creating simple applications without the need of a developer, or for creating complex apps to meet your specific business process needs, but in this case, it is best to have an experienced developer work on your project.
John M. Whitney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have elevated and improved business and laboratory workflows to the cloud using Zoho Creator. For example, we had an inventory system siloed in three different departments. Now we have one system in Zoho Creator that drives the whole process . In another instance, we had an ill defined analytical request system without a transparent workflow. I created a well defined and totally transparent workflow using Zoho Creator so everybody knows where their requests stand in priority and when the results are available. Additionally, the app was duplicated and is now also used at our Chinese affiliate. Finally we had a need for tracking time on projects. I deployed a time tracking tool that is now used in 6 countries by over 70 users.
  • Prototype a form and database in under 5 minutes
  • Automation of business workflows
  • Easily import or export large databases
  • Create a dashboard of graphs and charts that update in realtime
  • Programmatic manipulations of large databases often run into usage limits for Deluge Statements
  • Limited GUI customizations but they are working on that
  • It's often hard to identify where some code is generating a bug
  • The Zoho team is constantly updating the platform capabilities: this may cause instability in current applications
It's well suited for medium-sized databases and a smaller team of users interacting with the data. It's perfect to encode business workflows. I would not recommend it for document storage and retrieval scenarios. Global accessibility is totally reasonable.
Aaron Thornock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Zoho Creator as a backend database and database tool set to help us automate real estate contracts.
  • Flexible.
  • Easy to program.
  • Does a lot of the work for you in database creation and manipulation.
  • Hosted already so you don't have to figure out your own hosting solution.
  • Control - Zoho allows you complete control and portability over your data.
  • Integration with other web services.
  • Design tools to control the look and feel could be improved. I believe they are working on this.
  • Ability to store very sensitive information, such as social security numbers/encrypted database.
  • Easier way to manage multiple access profiles available to web/customer users.
Highly secure databases may not be a good fit, though I understand that Zoho is developing the ability to export the whole database and tools (Zoho Creator) to a user's server. This would eliminate this issue. It is useful for a highly customizable data base with minimal programming experience required.
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