Zoho Connect Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Zoho Connect

Enterprise private social network

4.47/5 (57 reviews)

Zoho Connect overview

What is Zoho Connect?

With Zoho Connect, faster communication and better collaboration is guaranteed.
To put it briefly, here are some things offered by Zoho Connect:

Your organization's very own social network complete with administrative control, governance and user roles.


With Zoho Connect, you can create an internal network exclusively for your employees, and external networks to bring together all the other stakeholders.


Real-time team chat, and the ability to have a voice call or a video call with anyone in your network.


Bring all your files to one place by creating a document repository for your team in Zoho Connect.


Create a work plan and easily manage all your team's work using Boards.


Employee handbooks, best practices guides, company policies--all of these can be easily documented and shared using our built-in knowledge management tool, Manuals.


Integrations with apps such as Trello, Google Drive, MailChimp, GitHub, Zapier, Lucidchart, and many more.
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Pricing

Starting from
$0.50/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch and 14 other languages, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
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Zoho Connect reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Rick Powell

Powerful team-collaboration tool with stunning extras and a generous free plan

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2019-04-29
Review Source: Capterra

Powerful but overwhelming. Several features and tools would make a compelling sidegrade for my team but I'm not sure the learning curve is worth it. Others may have different experiences and requirements.

Pros
My teams have moved from Yammer to Slack to Flock, with some experimentations with Asana, Trello, Dropbox Paper and probably a half-dozen other ancillary project management/collaboration apps. They all have their strengths. (Yammer was by far the app my varied team took to the quickest, but Flock is popular, too.) The free plan which pretty much has everything a small team/business could need, supports up to 25 users. Cool. Zoho Connect is more than a project management or team collaboration tool, it's an online file cabinet, library, calendar, call tool, integrated chat, docs, presentation tool, manuals, and tons more, with extensive integration with all of Zoho's other apps and tools. Is there a deeper ecosystem? But, see below:

Cons
All that power has a cost in terms of UX. It's exhausting figuring out where everything is and how to use all of the tools together. The devs have built a fairly easy to use collaboration space but it can be overwhelming and easy to overlook some integrations. I had to squint to see Cliq, the chat app, and Channels, way down on the bottom right. (Still don't know what distinguishes Channels from Groups...) If you need to get up and running fast with a temporary team there are better options, such as all the ones I mentioned. If your company is looking for an all-in-one powerful tool, Zoho Connect is in the top 3 you need to look at. Only 100 GB file storage for an enterprise plan is pretty stingy!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Exactly what small teams need

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-05-07
Review Source: Capterra

I absolutely love the "manuals" feature where you are able to create standard operating procedures with ease and share them with specific colleagues and groups. I also love the video conferencing feature that also allows scheduling. The learning curve is very steep and it's easy to implement in teams.

Pros
The software is incredibly easy to use, it's very intuitive and it has enough features to make it worthwhile using. What's also great is the integration with other tools like Zoho CRM and Zoho Projects for scraping tasks or Google Calendar for syncing events. It's very simplistic in nature and that's what makes it great. Need a full-fledged project management software? Go use Zoho Projects. Need instant communication? Use Zoho Cliq. Still Zoho Connect serves us as a central hub to manage the different applications and have a neat and easy to understand interface for the most important tasks.

Cons
There are some quirks I'm not happy with like that you aren't able to edit the forum posts of other members, only your own. Also the mobile app doesn't allow the creation of new forum posts.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Great communication tool to compete tasks

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-09-30
Review Source: Capterra

The overall experience I have had has been a positive one, where I can jot different things down to each team member and see what I am assigned to as well.

Pros
I like that I can add certain individuals to a task I need to complete to get their input or have them complete a piece I need to complete my project.

Cons
I don't like that there can be a bunch of different chats open or in the list all at once. They need to have a task expiration or something. Maybe I don't see where this can be added. User rights maybe.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Chris Antonio

Layout not perfect

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-05-10
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Functionality wise, its good and got all the features. Definitely good to use as price is affordable.

Cons
Quality on graphics are not good, and the way it helps to navigate is still confusing. Little bit have to improve.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Vedarth Deshpande

It's like THE most used app in our company.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Our entire office runs on this. Chat, tasks, groups, events, files. What more can one ask for?

Cons
Nothing really. The only thing I event wanted here is the ability to set past dates as due dates for the tasks, like in Trello.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Zoho Connect pricing

Starting from
$0.50/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Free Plan: unlimited users, 5GB (shared storage)

Enterprise Plan:
$1/User/Month - For 1-100 Users
$0.8/User/Month -For 101-500 Users
$0.5/User/Month - For 500+ Users

Zoho Connect features

API
Access Control
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management

Activity Dashboard (143 other apps)
SSL Security (121 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for Zoho Connect

Key features of Zoho Connect

  • User profiles, User management
  • Create & Edit Documents
  • Instant Chat, Notifications
  • Group creation
  • Private messaging
  • Blogs, Forums, Wiki
  • Custom application builder
  • Online file Storage
  • Private Groups
  • Mobile Applications (iOS & Android)
  • Groups
  • Active directory integration
  • Notifications
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Customizable branding
  • File storage
  • Full text search
  • Instant messaging
  • Search functionality
  • Polls
  • Personalized profiles or pages
  • User access controls
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Benefits

Unify People & Process: Zoho Connect allows seamless communication and collaboration to form a connected enterprise.

Improve Learning & Development: You can use Zoho Connect to reduce the complexity in accessing knowledge, and make learning very informal and less complex.

Boost Productivity: Pool in grey matters and work on some business-impacting projects. Enjoy the assorted outputs and see more visible impacts of one genius on the other!

Propel Innovation: Flaunt your ideas by sharing them, create your groups and get more minds at your workplace to use some participation.

Break Down Silos: Zoho Connect uses crowdsourcing and hence you have the total freedom to receive ideas, needed services or content from a large group of your own people.

Discover Expertise: Zoho Connect is also about is finding the hidden talent and experts from across your organization. Experience the delight of meeting new intelligent and smart bodies.

Cultivate Open-Door Culture: An open door policy at work helps in developing a friendly and transparent organizational culture.

Simplify Onboarding: Use Zoho Connect to ramp-up the speed of the newcomers to get familiar with their respective roles and responsibilities; to understand the culture of your company; and get them going on the road to success!