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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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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Pros

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

Cons

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Cons

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.

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.

Pros

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.

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.

Pros

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.

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

Cons

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.

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.

Pros

The intuitiveness and ease of use.

Cons

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.

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.

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.

Cons

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.

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.

Pros

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,

Cons

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.

Source: GetApp
 

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

April 2017

April 2017

Build applications quickly and instantly improve your team!

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The applications I have built and also help create have been essential in reorganizing our management team, allowing everyone to track issues and leads in a centralized location, removing the reliance of email trails and phone calls. Without this software, our processes would be completely differently and likely lacking in structure and reliability.

It is important to understand that this software is primarily learned on the go, though it is user friendly for non-programmers. There are several missing scripting functionalities I found were not available at this time or the coming future. My biggest issue was the field number limit which caused issues when creating surveys with multiple drop down options.

Pros

Easy to learn and allows free flow scripting for advanced users
Perfect for building your own web based applications
Ability for multiple users to edit applications simultaneously
Great community of supporting users

Cons

Maximum field # for forms is 70, anything else will break the app
Very slow load time for multiple "on user input" field actions
Poor internal support (several outstanding tickets without a response 1 week plus)
Deluge script is only used for Zoho to my knowledge

Source: Capterra
 

Jonathan from Global Billing Solutions Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

I love it!

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I started using Zoho's emails first and then gradually other features. Great company, cheap and effective. Their interface is better than Google Apps for sure - Put the two side by side and compare, you will see.

Pros

Great value for money.

Cons

Their live ticket generation system takes way too long.

Advice to Others

Forget GMAIL, Zoho is the best corporate emailing solution there is.

Source: GetApp
 

Annette from East Bonner County Free Library District
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

So simple to use

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Very user-friendly. Some limitations that can be forgiven because of the ease of use. Used it to create an online application form.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Limitations.

Advice to Others

Great for those who are not tech savvy.

Source: Capterra
 

Dan from Nordstep
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Easy to create your own Database

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The creator makes it easy via forms etc to add content into a database. They have themes to choose from and the option to build one from scratch.
It's easy to use once you get the hang of it. Basically, you can create your own CRM if you just want a good system to store information in.
The creator is fun to build in and easy to add cool features with ease.

Pros

Easy to create your own database without any knowledge or experience in doing a database before.

Cons

Took a little time to get used to but once there its easy to work in.

Advice to Others

Wanna build your own CRM or something like that without a bunch of functions you dont use this can be an awesome option!

Source: Capterra
 

Guillaume from Orvega

December 2016

December 2016

Best application creation platform

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With Zoho Creator, I can build any kind of applications in a very short time.
Very easy to use and a lot of possibility to extend the application with some easy development.

Source: Capterra
 

Sanjeev from RMatters

December 2016

December 2016

Good experience

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Honestly, I really didn't like the interface, I needed to help a friend with initial setup and it's a little confusing.

Here's what it offers
- Start with 15 days free trial( After the 15-day fully featured trial you will be moved to our Free Plan, without losing anything but with limited access to premium features)
- Drag & Drop Development
- Reports & HTML Pages
- Unlimited Workflows
- Schedules
- Webhooks.

Zoho offers everything you need to build custom applications on the cloud. Again worth trying!!

Pros

Everything at one place. Build custom applications on the cloud. Yes, Zoho Creator's drag-and-drop interface makes it easy for any non-programmer to build custom applications.

Cons

Not so simple as it seems. Initial setup is time consuming, confusing.

Advice to Others

Keep it simple, stupid.

Source: Capterra
 

Kevin from Fluency Group
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2016

December 2016

Super simple to start, then can get overwhelming!

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Needed a simple database to keep track of media inventory. I created something simple, which worked, but after a demo by a zoho expert I am upgrading the whole system through a zoho consultant. This system seems to be able to do anything (that's the overwhelming part) but if you do your business requirements and use cases carefully it is a great value.

Pros

Great value. Very simple to start, but super powerful if you need it to be.

Cons

Beyond the "simple" stuff, if you want to take advantage of all the power of the system you'll need assistance.

Advice to Others

If you are going to use an outside zoho creator consultant, make sure you scope your project carefully and completely.

Source: Capterra
 

Terri from CallisonRTKL

November 2016

November 2016

License renewal tracking system

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I use Zoho to track license renewals and continuing education requirements for a large design firm. I used to have to use multiple Excel worksheets to track all of the variables involved in this task. Zoho allows me to have all of my info in one place, but I can still create specific spreadsheets on request.

Source: Capterra
 

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

November 2016

November 2016

Great product at a great price

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I use this relational database to manage over 600 architectural licenses and association memberships. One database contains all of the licenses for 100 architects for all fifty states plus several Canadian provinces. The other database contains the continuing education (CE)requirements for each jurisdiction. The reports and query modules are used to alert me to expiration dates and how many CE credits that licensee needs before renewing. States and provinces may impose heavy penalties if the licensee does not have the required credits, or renews late.

Pros

Flexibility: I can add and modify fields and drop lists, create and modify reports and queries, perform bulk edits.

Cons

While backing up the data, it does not tell me when it's done. Sometimes it's done but the status is still "backing up." Usually refreshing the page helps.

Advice to Others

The customer support is excellent. I have used the live chat on occasion and someone is always there and will contact me later if they cannot troubleshoot right away.

Source: Capterra
 
 
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