Zoho to increase investment in South Africa

Zoho One will help local businesses with digital transformation initiatives

We are increasing our regional partner network for better supporting our customers here and reaching out to local businesses, says Nizam.
We are increasing our regional partner network for better supporting our customers here and reaching out to local businesses, says Nizam.

Global cloud business software provider, Zoho, has announced its plans to expand its footprints in the region in order to help African businesses in their digital transformation journey. The announcement was made on the sidelines of its first African user conference, Zoholics: South Africa, hosted in the city.

“We have noticed a significant rise in the number of customers in South Africa and other African countries. Businesses here are adopting cloud technology as a way to catapult their digital growth,” said Hyther Nizam, president MEA, Zoho Corp. “We are increasing our regional partner network for better supporting our customers here and reaching out to local businesses. We are also expanding our presence by conducting and participating in more events.”

Zoho One is a single platform comprising 45+ products built on one technology stack that can run an entire business in the cloud, making it the operating system for business. Zoho One is priced at USD30 per employee/per month.

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“South Africa is quite high on cloud literacy. Unlike some of the other markets facing challenges with moving away from legacy systems and adopting cloud, South African businesses are already taking advantage of the cloud technology,” said Ali Shabdar, business development director, MEA, Zoho Corp.

“Even as the other parts of the world are inching away from multiple best-of-the-breed software towards pre-integrated suite of products, local businesses here are already choosing suites, thereby significantly lowering their IT costs and minimizing integration problems. This is why Zoho One, which goes one step further by creating a platform for running the whole business, is seeing rapid adoption in the country."

Zoho’s product portfolio consists of more than 45 apps in nearly every major business category, including sales, marketing, customer experience and support, finance and back office operations, and an array of productivity and collaboration tools.

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