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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/DE/6Q/WIEGV0GIINFF.PNGZOHO Creator - Best decision ever!We use Creator for the management of our College enrolment process. We have 2 users, myself as the app developer and my PA as the app user. We receive over 500 expressions of interest (EOI) per annum. We use the automation capabilities of ZOHO to manage the enrolment process - initiation (EOI) > applicant providing pre interview information > interview booking > Course selections > Report uploading > Special applications ( Scholarships etc). We have now extended the use of Creator for staff leave management and student course change tracking.,Workflow efficiencies: Automated emails triggered by a user response has saved our College a huge amount of time and our users are very impressed about confirmation emails and the immediacy of our 'replies'. Scheduled csv report exports which are then incorporated into our network database, easily. The ability to develop an app which meets the specific needs of any organisation is the clincher. We have spent far too much money on 'off the shelf' IT 'solutions' which always lack the capacity to be adjusted. Creator, true to it's name, enables us to do (nearly) anything that we want to do. The scripting language is intuitive and is easy to learn. (I'm 62 yo and the last time that I wrote script was over 40 years ago - I was a Maths teacher in the interim ),None, really. They have gone to a new interface which appears to be trying to be more user friendly. I'm not a fan because the power of ZOHO Creator is the ability to free script or (script builder) , which you can still do, but you need to navigate a dashboard designed for people who should probably look for off the shelf solutions.,10,Again, Creator has allowed the College to make significant savings in workflow practices, clerical administration, photocopying, postage - everything we now do is online. Our efficiencies have been recognised by our users/applicants who view us as a point of differentiation as to how we do business. Negative impact - None!,Zoho Survey,Zoho Campaigns, Zoho Survey, EventbriteZoho Creator is must have in your Zoho toolboxZoho Creator is a wonderful app and a program we use to manage data heavy components of our business. Creator is a great complement to Zoho CRM, where we manage most of our customers. The ability for Zoho Creator to talk to or syn with the Zoho CRM is what makes this tool so valuable. Part of our business includes entering and storing a lot of data. Once entered we use this data to generate intuitive reports and dashboards to give us insights in to this part of our business.,The ease of creating data collecting forms. Anything from creating a form to import all your old excel documents to creating a mobile on-site application where you can input data directly into the app. For a company like us this can help to eliminate the pen and paper approach to recording data. Reporting features are excellent. Slicing and dicing the data from your forms to create any report is possible. Think of it has filters on steroids. The ability to combine data from different forms is a huge plus. Dashboards! Zoho Creator has so much depth to it that it's easy for one to get lost if they are not as familiar with Creator, for example an exuctive or decision making manager. This is where dashboards come in. Admins can build intuitive and smart dashboards that combine all the relevant KPI's that a manager needs to see.,Zoho Creator has their own scripting language, Deluge, which is the powerful engine behind what makes Zoho Creator so great. Problem is if you have no coding background it can be a bit difficult to learn, and use to it's full potential. The new UI is awesome, except for parts of the homepage. I wish there was a bit more room for custimization and organization of all your stored apps. The ability to create documents or what they once called record summaries from your stored data. This is our most requested feature for them to add, is an integration with a word processor such as Zoho Writer and the ability to create mail merge like documents within the app.,10,With using Zoho Creator we are able to build apps that we may otherwise pay a pretty penny for. We may risk some features we could get from a 3rd party app but the fact that the data we do collect can easily syn with our CRM and Accounting systems makes up for this. Negatively speaking, it takes time to fine tune and really craft your application. I am not a coder, nor do I have a coding background, so patience is key as you design and build out your application.,TrackVia,Zoho CRM, Zoho Reports, StripeCourse management on Zoho CreatorWe use a Course Management app in Zoho Creator to track activity in our English language courses that we give onsite at our customers' place of business or homes. We have all schedules set up and classes can be cancelled and rescheduled on the app. In addition, we collect attendance and lesson plan information for each class. The information that is input creates reports and also creates invoices from teachers for the classes that they have taught.,Allows us to have an app for our exact needs. We had searched and searched for solutions and even tried some off-the-shelf, ready built apps but none of them were complete. With Zoho Creator we were able to create the app that we needed. We have the ability to access our app across all devices. We also have the ability to update and add functions to the app as we discover and identify other needs.,I think that Zoho Creator needs to have better training tools made for the non-developer user. The marketing information makes it sound like you can build an app with no real coding knowledge. From my experience, that is simply not true. There are things that are relatively simple to do, but other things definitely need more advanced coding.,8,We really have not tracked the savings in a dollar amount, but our overall ability to have a birds eye view of all of our courses and classes at any moment has been a great tool. And we save time when we need information about courses or classes because the reports are there and ready when needed.,,Zoho Books, Zoho CampaignsAutomate that Workflow in the Cloud with Zoho CreatorI have elevated and improved business and laboratory workflows to the cloud using Zoho Creator. For example, we had an inventory system siloed in three different departments. Now we have one system in Zoho Creator that drives the whole process . In another instance, we had an ill defined analytical request system without a transparent workflow. I created a well defined and totally transparent workflow using Zoho Creator so everybody knows where their requests stand in priority and when the results are available. Additionally, the app was duplicated and is now also used at our Chinese affiliate. Finally we had a need for tracking time on projects. I deployed a time tracking tool that is now used in 6 countries by over 70 users.,Prototype a form and database in under 5 minutes Automation of business workflows Easily import or export large databases Create a dashboard of graphs and charts that update in realtime,Programmatic manipulations of large databases often run into usage limits for Deluge Statements Limited GUI customizations but they are working on that It's often hard to identify where some code is generating a bug The Zoho team is constantly updating the platform capabilities: this may cause instability in current applications,10,Increased employee efficiency Reduction of redundant inventory items Better project management,Salesforce.com and ASP.NETZoho Creator, the most powerful easy to use database tool available!We use Zoho Creator as a backend database and database tool set to help us automate real estate contracts.,Flexible. Easy to program. Does a lot of the work for you in database creation and manipulation. Hosted already so you don't have to figure out your own hosting solution. Control - Zoho allows you complete control and portability over your data. Integration with other web services.,Design tools to control the look and feel could be improved. I believe they are working on this. Ability to store very sensitive information, such as social security numbers/encrypted database. Easier way to manage multiple access profiles available to web/customer users.,9,Very high ROI. The system provides the whole backend of our website.,KnackHQ,1
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July 16, 2018

User Review: "ZOHO Creator - Best decision ever!"

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We use Creator for the management of our College enrolment process. We have 2 users, myself as the app developer and my PA as the app user. We receive over 500 expressions of interest (EOI) per annum. We use the automation capabilities of ZOHO to manage the enrolment process - initiation (EOI) > applicant providing pre interview information > interview booking > Course selections > Report uploading > Special applications ( Scholarships etc). We have now extended the use of Creator for staff leave management and student course change tracking.
  • Workflow efficiencies: Automated emails triggered by a user response has saved our College a huge amount of time and our users are very impressed about confirmation emails and the immediacy of our 'replies'.
  • Scheduled csv report exports which are then incorporated into our network database, easily.
  • The ability to develop an app which meets the specific needs of any organisation is the clincher. We have spent far too much money on 'off the shelf' IT 'solutions' which always lack the capacity to be adjusted. Creator, true to it's name, enables us to do (nearly) anything that we want to do. The scripting language is intuitive and is easy to learn. (I'm 62 yo and the last time that I wrote script was over 40 years ago - I was a Maths teacher in the interim )
  • None, really. They have gone to a new interface which appears to be trying to be more user friendly. I'm not a fan because the power of ZOHO Creator is the ability to free script or (script builder) , which you can still do, but you need to navigate a dashboard designed for people who should probably look for off the shelf solutions.
I write this review only because of a sense of paying forward. Creator has allowed us to revolutionise College operations. The streamlining of our workflow practices and error handling have been very significant. Conservatively, the workflow efficiencies achieved have reduced our cleric requirement by more than 1.0 FTE. This particular ZOHO product is sensational! It is value for money, allowed the College to be a market leader (In our industry, at least) and the flexibility enables us to respond to nearly every/any innovative thought.
The deal is that you need someone in your organisation to have the inspiration to make it happen. You need a Creator! (With a very basic inclination/capacity to script.)
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December 05, 2018

Review: "Zoho Creator is must have in your Zoho toolbox"

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Zoho Creator is a wonderful app and a program we use to manage data heavy components of our business. Creator is a great complement to Zoho CRM, where we manage most of our customers. The ability for Zoho Creator to talk to or syn with the Zoho CRM is what makes this tool so valuable. Part of our business includes entering and storing a lot of data. Once entered we use this data to generate intuitive reports and dashboards to give us insights in to this part of our business.
  • The ease of creating data collecting forms. Anything from creating a form to import all your old excel documents to creating a mobile on-site application where you can input data directly into the app. For a company like us this can help to eliminate the pen and paper approach to recording data.
  • Reporting features are excellent. Slicing and dicing the data from your forms to create any report is possible. Think of it has filters on steroids. The ability to combine data from different forms is a huge plus.
  • Dashboards! Zoho Creator has so much depth to it that it's easy for one to get lost if they are not as familiar with Creator, for example an exuctive or decision making manager. This is where dashboards come in. Admins can build intuitive and smart dashboards that combine all the relevant KPI's that a manager needs to see.
  • Zoho Creator has their own scripting language, Deluge, which is the powerful engine behind what makes Zoho Creator so great. Problem is if you have no coding background it can be a bit difficult to learn, and use to it's full potential.
  • The new UI is awesome, except for parts of the homepage. I wish there was a bit more room for custimization and organization of all your stored apps.
  • The ability to create documents or what they once called record summaries from your stored data. This is our most requested feature for them to add, is an integration with a word processor such as Zoho Writer and the ability to create mail merge like documents within the app.
If you use excel, Zoho Creator is designed for you. The only scenario where it may not be appropriate is if you have thousands upon thousands lines of stored data where you would need to pay extra for this storage.
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April 25, 2018

User Review: "Course management on Zoho Creator"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use a Course Management app in Zoho Creator to track activity in our English language courses that we give onsite at our customers' place of business or homes. We have all schedules set up and classes can be cancelled and rescheduled on the app. In addition, we collect attendance and lesson plan information for each class. The information that is input creates reports and also creates invoices from teachers for the classes that they have taught.
  • Allows us to have an app for our exact needs. We had searched and searched for solutions and even tried some off-the-shelf, ready built apps but none of them were complete. With Zoho Creator we were able to create the app that we needed.
  • We have the ability to access our app across all devices.
  • We also have the ability to update and add functions to the app as we discover and identify other needs.
  • I think that Zoho Creator needs to have better training tools made for the non-developer user. The marketing information makes it sound like you can build an app with no real coding knowledge. From my experience, that is simply not true. There are things that are relatively simple to do, but other things definitely need more advanced coding.
I would say Zoho Creator is good for two things: creating simple applications without the need of a developer, or for creating complex apps to meet your specific business process needs, but in this case, it is best to have an experienced developer work on your project.
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October 08, 2015

Review: "Automate that Workflow in the Cloud with Zoho Creator"

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I have elevated and improved business and laboratory workflows to the cloud using Zoho Creator. For example, we had an inventory system siloed in three different departments. Now we have one system in Zoho Creator that drives the whole process . In another instance, we had an ill defined analytical request system without a transparent workflow. I created a well defined and totally transparent workflow using Zoho Creator so everybody knows where their requests stand in priority and when the results are available. Additionally, the app was duplicated and is now also used at our Chinese affiliate. Finally we had a need for tracking time on projects. I deployed a time tracking tool that is now used in 6 countries by over 70 users.
  • Prototype a form and database in under 5 minutes
  • Automation of business workflows
  • Easily import or export large databases
  • Create a dashboard of graphs and charts that update in realtime
  • Programmatic manipulations of large databases often run into usage limits for Deluge Statements
  • Limited GUI customizations but they are working on that
  • It's often hard to identify where some code is generating a bug
  • The Zoho team is constantly updating the platform capabilities: this may cause instability in current applications
It's well suited for medium-sized databases and a smaller team of users interacting with the data. It's perfect to encode business workflows. I would not recommend it for document storage and retrieval scenarios. Global accessibility is totally reasonable.
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September 30, 2015

Review: "Zoho Creator, the most powerful easy to use database tool available!"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Zoho Creator as a backend database and database tool set to help us automate real estate contracts.
  • Flexible.
  • Easy to program.
  • Does a lot of the work for you in database creation and manipulation.
  • Hosted already so you don't have to figure out your own hosting solution.
  • Control - Zoho allows you complete control and portability over your data.
  • Integration with other web services.
  • Design tools to control the look and feel could be improved. I believe they are working on this.
  • Ability to store very sensitive information, such as social security numbers/encrypted database.
  • Easier way to manage multiple access profiles available to web/customer users.
Highly secure databases may not be a good fit, though I understand that Zoho is developing the ability to export the whole database and tools (Zoho Creator) to a user's server. This would eliminate this issue. It is useful for a highly customizable data base with minimal programming experience required.
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About Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator is a low-code application development platform that aims to empower users to build enterprise-class applications that run on mobile, tablet, and web. You can create custom forms, configure workflows, build informative pages, and get your app up and running in minutes.

The product is used by business of all sizes, and many industries, including logistics and order management. According to the vendor, customers have built more than 2 million+ apps on Zoho Creator.

Zoho Creator Features

Has featureDrag and drop App builder
Has featureWorkflow builder
Has featureMobile Builder
Has featureSupport of iOS and Android devices
Has featureDeluge scripting Language
Has featureCustomer Portal
Has featureRoles and Permissions
Has featureMulti-language Support
Has featureHTML Pages
Has feature50+ Ready-to-use Apps

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Zoho Creator Integrations

Zoho Creator Competitors

Quick Base, FileMaker Pro, Caspio, KiSSFLOW, Trackvia, Microsoft PowerApps

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?Optional
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Basic$15/user/month
Prmium$30/user/month
Ultimate$35/user/month billed annually

Zoho Creator Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
5%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
60%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
20%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)Enterprises (> 500 employees)
15%

Zoho Creator Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Phone
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Zoho Creator Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:Everywhere
Supported Languages: All