|Headquarters||Chennai and Pleasanton, California|
|Sridhar Vembu (CEO)|
Number of employees
Zoho Corporation is an information technology and business management software as a service (SaaS) developer. The company was founded in 1996 by Sridhar Vembu and Tony Thomas in Pleasanton, California and has development offices in India and China.
From 1996 to 2009, the company was known as AdventNet Inc. In 2009, the company was renamed Zoho Corporation after its online office suite of the same name. The company launched and grew without outside funding, a term known as bootstrapping, and is held privately.
The company is headquartered in Pleasanton, California with a research and development campus in Estancia IT Park in Chennai, India. The company operates in China in a joint venture with Baihui and also has offices in Singapore and Japan. The bulk of its support operations are carried out from its office in Chennai. In Singapore, Zoho entered into a joint venture with Fujitsu and operates under the brand name of skydesk.
Network Management Framework
Zoho Corporation started as a network management framework provider for telecommunications and network equipment vendors. Initially the company developed other software such as an SNMP API stack, an element management system (EMS). The NMS framework is marketed as WebNMS which competes with similar NMS products from HP, CA and few other enterprises.
IT Management Products
Until 2003, the company's business focused only on large and enterprise class customers. During the slowdown in 2003, and as a plan to bring in more revenue, the company ventured into SMB market by offering commercial IT management products which were either stripped down versions of their WebNMS framework, or built on top of WebNMS codebase. The company marketed their IT management products under the ManageEngine branding.
Zoho Office Suite
In 2005, the company launched Zoho Office Suite, which includes a web-based word processor, a spreadsheet program, a mail program, a calendar, contacts list, and other business-oriented programs.
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Developers at zoho’s office in Ramapuram, Chennai. Zoho has around 2,600 employees, of which about 96% are based in India.
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