Zoho Creator Software


 

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.

 

Zoho Creator - Dashboards
 
  • Zoho Creator - Dashboards
    Dashboards
  • Zoho Creator - Edit fields
    Edit fields
  • Zoho Creator - Edit forms
    Edit forms
  • Zoho Creator - Mobile devices
    Mobile devices
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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randall from Consullting to Real Estate investors
Specialty: Real Estate
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

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

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

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

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Scott from Right Now Mobility
Specialty: Health Care / Medicine
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Zoho Creator to build your own application within ZOHO

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

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

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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.

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Chase from Firewalls.com Inc.
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Great for reports!

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

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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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Jacob from Chameleon IT Service
Specialty: Software / IT
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Customizable and easy to use when set up

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

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

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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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Nohea from Pikes Peak Children's Museum
Specialty: Nonprofit
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2017

December 2017

So excited to have found Zoho Creator

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We just found this product and have only started to use it, however, we love that they are providing this system to nonprofits. Plus, the ease of it is so much better than our current CRM. There is a slight learning curve that tricks you when it comes to this, however, we are willing to learn it. The basics are super easy, drop and paste. If you need to make things a little more customized, things can get tricky.

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There is so much to do. It can be a time consuming as you are first starting and really diving into the program. There are so many options, don't loose track of time.

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Suresh from Sidd
Specialty: Software / IT
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Zoho Creator is easy to use

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If your team needs a customized app to store your contacts, manage your inventory, track changes to your code, or just about any other data-intensive task, you don't have to build your own customized app just for that. Instead, you can use tools like Zoho Creator to make a database-powered app that works the way you need, but still has the conveniences of mobile apps, online accounts, and integration with the rest of your tools.

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Tamás from Meritum Kft.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Online scripting

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The program language called Deluge. Deluge containts Java script, HTML, C# and some other codes. Easy to create forms, and reports.

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You have limited options in design. You have to practice a lot to be expert in Deluge scripts. If you can not use Zoho creator well, the price for your Zoho apps could be too expensive.

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Ravikiran from SHARP Software Development India

April 2018

April 2018

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

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Easy to create a business app with the business domain

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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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jay from SRM University

April 2018

April 2018

It is a user friendly software and has easy access to all commands.

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1) High maintenance
2) Easily accessible
3) Functioning up to date
4) Designing also upto the mark

Cons

1) Lags when opened in multiple windows.
2) Not fully supported to be used on phones.
3) Delays on update is the main issue

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ayesha Tabassum from VoltusWave

March 2018

March 2018

No code application platform as a service.

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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.

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

AYUSH from SRM University

February 2018

February 2018

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

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 


February 2018

February 2018

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

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Rapid app development

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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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tesh from http://www.diamondvita.com
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

To be honest, the application is confusing and expensive

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What not to take away from the team Zoho, so this is an excellent technical support. The guys came to help at any time of the day and night, explained the nuances, helped to set up the project.

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In our company, several people tried to understand the software in detail from Zoho, but the interface seemed rather complicated. In addition, the application is quite expensive.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Esteve from Mapit IoT
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Well thought

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Zoho Creator has helped us to improve our efficiency at work thanks to the advantages of having a personalized app.

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The main function allows you to build apps to manage your different business processes. This is a very useful tool that, when well managed, can make your life much easier than you think. We were really surprised with the results. We can add/change various fields with just draging and dropping things on the interface. when things get too rough, we make use of a professional. You can export to Excel and do analytics. Also, the integration with other Zoho apps is, as always, very useful and well designed.

Cons

There are some limitations that can be a little bit bothering, but not a great deal. Also, the mobile app needs to be improved.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from Healthflow

December 2017

December 2017

Enjoyable to use and productive but lacking in theming functions and scalability questionable

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Very easy to create a CRUD application to gather and manipulate data with some integration and reporting features.

Pros

Very easy to build a CRUD application using drag and drop form designer.

Deluge scripting language is javascript like and easy to carry out simple transformations and calculations. It's simple to pick up and quite powerful.

The UI is clean and quite nice by default but themes cannot be customised.

Ability to take input from web facing forms captured to a backend Creator database for further processing and workflow. This is a great feature that makes it very suitable for web based leads and enquiries, CRM functions and bookings.

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Very limited UI customisation, basically you have to pick a theme and stick with that

Feels quite restrictive to the Zoho ecosystem

Report design is poor and difficult to understand but actually quite versatile once you dive deep

Mobile app is appealling, but I don't like the way it has to run within the Zoho wrapper app. End users don't really understand that you open Zoho Creator and then you open your database/application. Would be better to be able to compile to individually wrapped apps.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Debra from CallisonRTKL Inc.
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Easy to learn, immediate results, excellent support, flexible.

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I use this software to manage over 400 architecture licenses. It is also used to keep track of the continuing education (CE) units required by each jurisdiction. These two databases are relational in nature. The reporting tools I use alert me to which licenses are up for renewal and how many CE units are needed in order to renew. Very valuable tool since a lapsed license will put the firm at legal risk.

Pros

Flexibility and it is easy to get up and running without a lot of effort. Good import/export tools and great reporting functions

Cons

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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Emad from decor

September 2017

September 2017

Relational database web apps made simple!

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I really like this web app software. It allows me to quickly create database driven web apps. As soon as I create a new form and place my first field on that form, a database table is created without me doing that! I used to do Oracle development and you have to do a lot just to set up tables, relations, etc. Is so simple to do it with Zoho Creator. You can set up the relations by relating 2 forms together. I think you will however need to write some coding in the Deluge scripting language that comes with Creator to make sure you don't delete any parent rows if child rows exist.

Pros

Ease of use, creation of web form apps very quickly.

Cons

None but I would love to see more choices on the form themes like they have in Zoho Forms and the ability to place fields anywhere on the form.

Advice to Others

It's worth every penny! Do the trial and you will see what I mean.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Phill

September 2017

September 2017

Security flaw within Zoho Creator

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I've been using this app for a couple of years and a lot of my business is based around it. I would usually rave about how good it is

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I have a data security issue with the app. The product claims that your user data is protected, but there is a flaw with the way the dropdown menu data is shared. Lets say you enter some data in one sheet, and want to use this data in another sheet via a dropdown menu. Not only is your data shown, but so is everyone else. This cannot be fixed by profiles / roles / filters etc. I am on the unlimited users plan and this is a serious flaw in the system for me. I have been unable to further develop my app for a month or so and take it to the next level for my business.

I have communicated this with Zoho and they have acknowledged the issue and told me a developer can fix the problem. I have paid one of their certified developers to fix this for me - but he just took my money and hasn't been in touch for a month or so. I have made a formal complaint to Zoho about him, but he is still listed on their website as a certified and recommended developer. I have asked numerous times for help and have got no where. I am now just being passed from one unknown support person to the next. I am absolutely fed up. It seems that this issue could be solved in an hour or so, but I have now probably spent over 12 hours of my own time on it and still don't have a solution.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Jacob from Davis & Sanchez
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Good quality database making app, but not the best out there.

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I learned they were a good option for online database\app creation.

Pros

I like the drag and drop interface and the fact you can customize the app you build with their Deluge language.

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I don't like that they bill per user, this creates some issues when building your apps. It is less user friendly than it could be. Plus if you want o customize anything you have to use the deluge language which isn't super common. The look of the app you build is a little dated.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Megan from LEGACY TEAM SALES
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Just scratched the surface

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The sky is the limit here. Get creative. Learn how to use the programs. And then start creating unique systems and solutions that reflect the unique problems your organization faces.

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We are excited to see what we can create with Zoho Creator. It has so many options and possibilities! Short term we use it to collect forms and track information from different departments in our company. If a product gets damaged in the warehouse, they can fill out our Zoho Creator Form and it gets notification to the proper channels. Longterm I'd like to build our ordering system on Zoho Creator, to have a fully customized software system unique to our business and our needs.

Cons

Because of its complexity, there's a learning curve in using it. You've got to dedicate a lot of time to learning the program to best use it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Al from Al Baker Attorney at Law
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

July 2017

July 2017

Simple and flexible custom database creator.

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Versatility and ease of use. I was able to start using right away.

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very intuitive. You can get started quickly and build the application you need. Easy to enter information. There are enough options to be useful but not so many that it becomes so complex that you cannot use it.

Cons

There is one feature, importing a image into a separate field (a copy of a portion of a pdf file) that it cannot do, but I cannot find any other database app that allows this.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tesh from http://www.diamondvita.com
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Excellent Database Designer

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In our work, we constantly maintain databases. First we used Excel for this purpose, but then realized that Zoho Creator is much better. Its main advantages are the possibility of teamwork and storage of our data in the cloud.

Cons

The administration was not able to offer customers a simple and understandable payment system. In order to understand the number of team users / projects you need to pay for, you need to contact technical support for assistance.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kartheeban from Team Everest
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Simply the best in the market. You can build 90% of all internal apps using Zoho Creator

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We were able to scale quickly because of Zoho Creator.

Pros

1. Simple drag and drop feature.
2. Less code. If you are a first timer, You can build an app just by exploring the platform for 15 mins
3. Takes less than 10 mins to build an app.
4. Complex apps too can be built on this platform.
5. Very user-friendly

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1. I do not see much fault with this.
2. When requirements get tricky, you need a person who is good at logical thinking and problem solving to handle those requirements.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2017

July 2017

Making customized business apps

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This app takes away the need to approach other companies to design custom apps for your business. It is also linked to several other functions relevant to a business owner.

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The intuitiveness and ease of use.

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I stumbled across this by chance. The company needs a better advertising strategy!

Advice to Others

Use this app. It's great. I wish I had known about it when I first opened my clothing business.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Paul from Vixxo
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Great software. If you need customization, you need to try it.

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Was less costly than our previous software solution with more customization as long as we were willing and able to learn how to use Zoho to its full potential.

Pros

The software is easy to pick up and build simple applications or customize pre-made application to suit your needs. But also you can build some complex applications, don't be fooled. We use the software daily in a large corporate environment for various tasks such as a sales lead contact directory by modifying a pre-made application and also we built a ground-up application for a service ticketing system/workflow management.

Cons

What could use improving is the documentation for the more complex functions when building an application. There is lots of help, but sometimes for the more complex tasks I am doing it may take a few days to find what I need. But I will say that there is much more documentation and also help videos than in the past.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Johannes from Vixxo
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Great value for the money for the do it yourselfer

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Zoho creator is easy to use and learn! Creating a basic application can be done in as little as a few minutes and it as the developer gain greater knowledge, there are able to build a powerful application with automation and workflows. There are even pre-made applications that you can adjust to tailor to you specific business needs.

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The customer support isn't as great as I would like but it's hard to complain for the money. Also, sometimes if your application is gets too complex, I've experienced some lag.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Renan from Eztech Tecnologia e Automação LTDA
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Completly outstanding!

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This software is very complete, helpfull and easy to use. I could build all the tools i need in my manage system. The video tutorials are also very helpfull.

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Very easy to use build codes. I have been use this software to create a system to manage informations in my company and i'mvery happy with the results,

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I didn't identify a complain so far. The Zoho Creator offers all the features i need and the support team is very good.

Advice to Others

If you are looking for a software that alows you to build your system the way you wish through a very intuitive method, you should try the Zoho Creator.

Review Source: GetApp
 
 
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