Those who decide to invest in the Zoho One bundle will gain access to all the Zoho apps their business might need. But did you know that the bundle can also be heavily customized? The Zoho One Platform lets managers, devs and IT teams in general to create custom-made solutions and upgrades to Zoho One.
Build custom apps, connect with third-party apps through integrations and develop extensions when needed. Your devs can even make use of Zoho’s considerable cloud infrastructure to build serverless applications. All of this makes Zoho One truly an all-in-one solution – one that lets you adapt tools to your processes, and not the other way around.
Keep reading to learn more!
1) Create custom applications and integrations
Zoho Creator is a powerful, low-code app platform that lets you design and build your own software.
Create new iOS and Android apps with an easy drag-and-drop logic; just pick and choose the exact features you need to build a custom app. There are also 550+ preassembled integrations you can use to connect all your favorite tools. Creator has plenty of automation options that let you set up tailored workflows. Use Zoho’s AI to better understand your analytics or add it to your custom apps without any coding!
Zoho Flow is the app for integrating all your tools, apps and platforms. Build efficient integration workflows with automation and ensure a smooth flow of information between different apps, teams and departments. Skip coding and simply set up triggers and drop actions. Multi-step workflows will make sure that all the routine tasks get done on time.
And for those who have high demands when it comes to customizability, Zoho One satisfies those high expectations with Custom Functions. It’s a feature that lets you modify Zoho apps! Custom Functions can be used via Zoho Deluge, an easy-to-write scripting language that lets you add personalized logic and capabilities to Zoho One. You can take the time to learn how to use Deluge or you can choose a faster route and work with a Partner. They will help you create custom functions and workflows tailored for your business.
2) Develop custom extensions
Another efficient way to streamline complex IT processes with Zoho One is to develop your very own custom extensions. This can be extremely useful as your business expands! New business processes and needs will arise and a bunch of different, disconnected apps and solutions will just make everything more complex.
Extensions are an efficient way to extend the capabilities of any app. Zoho Sigma is an extension development platform where your devs can host and build extensions for Zoho apps. In this way, they can create connections among Zoho apps or with third party apps. You can also choose to make your custom extensions public and list them for free or for a price in the Zoho Marketplace.
If you wish to see all the extensions currently available, browse through Zoho Marketplace.
3) Build serverless applications
Building and hosting your own app usually comes with a rising cost of maintenance and management of underlying structure. Especially as your business and demand grow!
Serverless architecture can be used to build scalable and cost-effective applications, without worrying about servers, virtual machines or containers. It’s a software design pattern where application hosting is outsourced to a third-party cloud-based vendor, in this case – Zoho. This means that the cloud provider maintains and manages the servers to run your application, databases and storage systems, reducing the operational overhead for you.
Zoho Catalyst is a cloud-based serverless platform that works with Zoho One bundle apps and which lets developers build and deploy scalable custom applications without the need to manage servers or other infrastructure. It boasts a complete set of serverless computing components, including functions for running code without managing servers, circuits for designing workflows and orchestrating functions, as well as various storage options. Additionally, it offers advanced features like user authentication and push notifications.
With Catalyst, you can build a wide range of serverless solutions, including microservices, data processing pipelines, serverless APIs, web applications, AI solutions and mobile apps. The platform is developer-friendly, offering support for multiple languages, deployment from anywhere and separate sandboxes for development and production.
Complex business processes made easy with Zoho One
If you’re tired of having to constantly adapt your business processes to software’s limitations, Zoho One is the solution for you. Build your own apps with Zoho Creator, make them stronger with custom integrations or modify any Zoho app with Custom Functions. Support your business’ growing demand with custom extensions you can build in Sigma. Use Zoho Catalyst to build scalable and reliable apps and host them in Zoho’s cloud to get rid of the additional cost of maintaining your own servers.
Try out Zoho One and build a unified software ecosystem that adapts to the needs of your business.