Zoho Creator is a cloud-based database solution that helps organizations create customized applications, automate processes and store application data. The solution enables professionals to access data from remote locations using any mobile device. A key feature of Zoho Creator is to clean, normalize and analyze data to create dashboards.

Zoho Creator’s workflow automation feature enables managers to create process-automation scripts with the help of drag-and-drop functionality. Further, process automation helps team leaders eliminate unnecessary, manual overhead tasks.

Zoho Creator offers mobile applications compatible with Android, iOS and Windows devices.

The solution can be integrated with third-party software such as Zoho Apps, Google Apps, QuickBooks, Paypal and Salesforce. The pricing is on a monthly and annual subscription basis that suits small businesses as well as large enterprises.

Dashboards
Dashboards
Dashboards
Edit fields
Edit fields
Edit forms
Edit forms
Mobile devices
Mobile devices

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10



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Colin from Trade IT

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Powerful App Builder for Non-Programmers

We have used Zoho Creator for both internal and public facing apps. It is probably the quickest way to get data collection forms on a web page. Power users can make use of Zoho Creator for simple data collection and reporting apps that need more than a spreadsheet but don't warrant the involvement of the development team. Great value, especially when included as part of the Zoho One bundle. Good solution for the right business applications.

Pros

While there is a bit of a learning curve, Zoho Creator can be used by non-programmers to create quite sophisticated applications using a drag and drop form builder and report builder. There is also a scripting language for more sophisticated requirements, but many simple apps can be created with no coding at all. Customer support is generally good and responsive. If you are already familiar with other Zoho products (CRM, Survey, Forms etc.) you should be able to get productive right away.

Cons

Can be tricky to brand exactly as you might like; lots of settings and interface isn't as intuitive as it could be. You'll likely want some oversight from the development team for anything that will be public facing, but that would be the case for any app in the wild.

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Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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October 2018

a powerful DIY builder

Pros

* a simple application to create our own small apps.
* its like a whiteboard with tools where you can build your own app with out having a bunch of developers or techies.
* low cost so it is ideal for small business/startups

Cons

* it is time-consuming and complicated while you start configuring your app but you can be a master on it by following knowledge base and tutorials.

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September 2018

Perfect for internal apps, to complete workflows - not much code required to get started

It solves some very specific tasks we have internally such as case reporting, profit analysis, purchase order workflow.

Pros

We can develop applications to satisfy some specific requirements internally. Most of the applications can be developed using drag and drop, and some simple code.

Cons

It is still limited to what can be done on the page, numerous improvements are needed such as picking objects or variables from lists - just not there, so you end up having to note them down.

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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Automate your business processes!!!

Overall, very happy with the solution. We use it to manage our QC and RMA processes.

Pros

Zoho creator is intuitive and a great tool to automate business processes. We are a manufacturer and use this for QC and RMA management. I love that whatever you create can work on phones, tablets, and the web. They also have great support and they have conferences you can attend to get one on one with the developers and experts and get your questions answered. You can't beat the price either!

Cons

Creator was upgraded to creator 5 relatively recently and all of the help documentation has not yet been updated accordingly.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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August 2018

Disappointing

Pros

It wasn't hard to get set up at first but after only a week of exposure I knew this wasn't the right choice

Cons

Lack of platform support, clunky UI, does many things sort of okay but doesn't do anything well.

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July 2018

Best Software for creating own apps

This software saves a lot of time compared to using our own time for creating apps.

Pros

This is the best software for creating simple apps on our own for the web as well as mobile without much programming knowledge. It will save a lot of time for those who build apps with programming knowledge. Its price is also low compared to other similar apps to start with.

Cons

Look of user interface needs improvement. It is difficult for starters to make complex applications. User Interfaces of mobile apps can be much better.

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July 2018

Decent application builder if you're working with ZohoCRM

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Integration with ZohoCRM is simple with Creator. Features are decent but I would suggest that you look into whether Creator meets your specific business needs as the templated solutions may not fit.

Cons

Exclusive use of Zoho's deluge language makes any troubleshooting a bit of a challenge since support is not 24/7. If Creator used a standard programming language, we could ask questions through stackoverflow or the general public who knows that language.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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July 2018

Zoho Creator is an easy way to create data collection forms on the fly

Zoho Creator is a quick way to create a web form for user submissions, for anything from an internal survey, to a work-related data collection form, or a web site submission form from customers.

Pros

A user can get up and running with Zoho Creator within about ten minutes. It is very intuitive and requires very little set-up. Any time I need to collect data, Zoho is my go-to app for form creation, and it is easy to distribute the forms securely using a link, a password, or to embed it in another site. Zoho has great customizable workflows if you are able to handle minimal programming.

Cons

The user interface is very basic and could probably use an update to modernize a bit. It would also be nice if the front-end interface could be more highly customized. I use Zoho Creator mostly to create forms that I'm sending to people who don't require something super pretty with lots of graphic design. If i needed a visually compelling form, Zoho would not be my choice because it isn't rich in those features.

Kristen from Morningstar Global Translations

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May 2018

Versatile and dynamic software

Pros

I like that it's very easy for someone like me to create my own database. I was also able to embed the form into my website and receive automated email notifications every time a client or service provider submitted a new request or their details. All for a reasonable price.

Cons

There are some components of the software that are too technical and complicated for even me to understand, so they go unused.

Marlyn from SOAINT

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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May 2018

Zoho is a useful software to create commercial applications and has a reasonable price

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Easy to create your own database without any knowledge or experience in making a database before. The fact that the results columns from a basic search are not editable. Also, the "view" results when you click on a record has limited fields. Must view the whole record using the "edit" feature instead.

Cons

Take a little time to get used to the interface, but then it's very easy to work. The fact that the results columns of a basic search are not editable makes the software somewhat complicated. In addition, the results of "seeing" when clicking on a record have limited fields. It should allow to see the complete record with the "edit" function.

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May 2018

Zoho Creator is a very useful and reasonably priced to build business apps

Pros

It has a satisfactory user interface with no navigation issue. A good choice at this price range. less code and fast app creation.

Cons

Its initial set-up is not very friendly and has definitely some scope for improvement as far as setting up for the first time is concerned.

Michelle from Integrated Maintenance

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May 2018

Easy to Use - Great For Business Email

Pros

We use this mainly for the email for our business. We were able to use our own domain name. It's easy to use and love the interface.

Cons

The sorting capabilities are a little limited. It's not easy to find the settings to forward your email to something like Outlook. I had to search for them.

Ravikiran from SHARP Software Development India

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April 2018

Best way to create our own business application based on our needs and wants

Easy to create a business app with the business domain

Pros

Any person with little experience on computer and good business domain knowledge is able to create a business application according to the need of the business goals

Cons

It would be great, if the price of the service is reduced, most of the small companies can use this software to move forward

Ayesha Tabassum from VoltusWave

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March 2018

No code application platform as a service.

Pros

I have stumbled upon Zoho in my attempt to find the best application platform as a service. I wanted something simple as I am not a great technical person. Zoho hit home with me with all the tutorials, and the ease if it all.

Cons

A bit costly for small and emerging companies. The screen freezes sometimes and you wouldn't know if your data is saved or not

randall from Consullting to Real Estate investors

Specialty:  Real Estate

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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March 2018

Zoho Creator

Great piece of softwar overall,,, for any competent software user.

Pros

Flexibility and Customization capabilities, to define it's parameters, to match your Business Processes, customer tracking and Scheduling Flow of your business

Cons

needs more ease of use, help, dialogue to specific tasks necessary to program correctly it's "rules" of useage

Scott from Right Now Mobility

Specialty:  Health Care / Medicine

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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February 2018

Zoho Creator to build your own application within ZOHO

ZOHO ONE, is the way to go if you are looking at the ZOHO Platform, saved us money.

Pros

I like the concept of being able to create an application within the ZOHO platform, the preset app's work great.

Cons

The implementation of the custom application is a little more complicated than creating the app. For what I was trying to do, I wasn't able to figure it out, but I do use some of the present apps regularly.

AYUSH from SRM University

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February 2018

Zoho Creator is one of the Frontier in Mail and CRM Service. The reliability is way too good.

Pros

1. CRM Tools are so scalable. You can scale to any level you wish.
2. The Integration support is what makes it Stand apart.

Cons

1. A bit costly for small startups but worth every penny.
2 . Adding more Open API will give more access to Resources and Sevices.

Chase from Firewalls.com Inc.

Specialty:  Retail

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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February 2018

Great for reports!

Pros

Zoho creator gives you the ability to generate so many different reports for sales and inventory as well as others.

Cons

Sometimes when Zoho updates it can break a report or take away access that you may have granted but that is an easy fix.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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February 2018

With limited knowledge ofcoding languages Zoho creator is a great platform for beginners.

Rapid app development

Pros

Using deluge programming language was a lot easier than using any other programming language. We did not have to spend long time learning a new programming language

Cons

We found user interface design limited for what we needed out of the software however it had great API with Zoho CRM

Jacob from Chameleon IT Service

Specialty:  Software / IT

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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February 2018

Customizable and easy to use when set up

Good for someone that needs something very specific that they cannot find, but cannot afford a completely custom built solution.

Pros

You can customize it all, eliminated necessary components and making an easy to use work flow. Stable apps with easy to use interfaces

Cons

It is a bit time consuming to set up, but once you do it is really nice. Not as many features as lots of other similar non-customizable solutions.


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