Over Zoho Creator
Zoho Creator is software voor de ontwikkeling van toepassingen met weinig code waarmee je aangepaste, mobiel-klare apps bouwt om je bedrijf te runnen.
Its more intelligent easy to access and faster.
Not to functional unless you pay for the additionals.
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Very handy software (if you are already using Zoho One)
Amazing tool for database creation and application
Opmerkingen: The amazing thing about creating applications, rules, and approval flow. The ease of creating tables with its different types of data, the ease of easy or complex calculations. The resources of the mobile application to be able to use it from anywhere.
What I like most about this application is the ease and resources available so that the user with less experience in application development can intuitively generate an application that meets the needs of the moment.
So far everything is adjusted to the required needs.
Extremely Versatile - Perhaps Too Versatile.
Opmerkingen: All in all, I would rate my experience as a 9 out of 10. Building basis databases and creating reports is very straightforward and by and large you can do a lot of things with their drag-and-drop interface quite easily. I do admit to not being very impressed with their support, and occasionally we've had issues with server uptime, but their pricing is fair and the tool is powerful. In spite of the shortcomings I have expressed, I still wouldn't hesitate to deploy Zoho again in another enterprise. It continues to drive our daily production schedule with hundreds of projects simultaneously in motion.
I ran a web development firm for nearly 20 years prior to moving into a different industry, so I knew the power of databases and the importance of them in day to day processes. Moving in to a startup with zero infrastructure, one of my first tasks was to get a production database going. We struggled along for awhile passing Excel spreadsheets back and forth for a few months and quickly outgrew that. I did not want to create a web app from scratch with mySQL. We didn't have the developers, time, or budget to do that. So, I started looking around for a tool that would let me do what I needed to do. Zoho Creator was a perfect match. To be honest, there's not much you can't do with this tool. It will probably handle 90% of what most mid-sized businesses need. It's totally customizable, and their Deluge programming language lets you do special things that most basic web-based drag-and-drop solutions wouldn't be able to handle. To be honest, Zoho is almost too powerful. It fits our needs and we've barely scratched the surface of its abilities.
The documentation for Zoho Creator is fair, but if you can't get your questions answered through their knowledge base, finding an expert isn't easy. Their support email is not too helpful. And while they do have a database of experienced Deluge developers that you can call on, it seems a little cumbersome to have to bring in a third party. Also, there are a couple of different versions of Zoho Creator currently in deployment. So, depending on which version your account is on, the documentation might differ - the features certainly do differ. It's a very very powerful product, but because it is a closed-source, proprietary solution, you're somewhat at the mercy of Zoho to get answers to your programming questions.
Security flaw within Zoho Creator
I've been using this app for a couple of years and a lot of my business is based around it. I would usually rave about how good it is
I have a data security issue with the app. The product claims that your user data is protected, but there is a flaw with the way the dropdown menu data is shared. Lets say you enter some data in one sheet, and want to use this data in another sheet via a dropdown menu. Not only is your data shown, but so is everyone else. This cannot be fixed by profiles / roles / filters etc. I am on the unlimited users plan and this is a serious flaw in the system for me. I have been unable to further develop my app for a month or so and take it to the next level for my business. I have communicated this with Zoho and they have acknowledged the issue and told me a developer can fix the problem. I have paid one of their certified developers to fix this for me - but he just took my money and hasn't been in touch for a month or so. I have made a formal complaint to Zoho about him, but he is still listed on their website as a certified and recommended developer. I have asked numerous times for help and have got no where. I am now just being passed from one unknown support person to the next. I am absolutely fed up. It seems that this issue could be solved in an hour or so, but I have now probably spent over 12 hours of my own time on it and still don't have a solution.
Building applications without code.
Opmerkingen: It has helped me to make tests or design paths of applications at a surprising speed, it is suitable for all types of developers: from a junior to a senior.
Its most outstanding functionality is the possibility of creating applications without the need to know programming through codes, thus streamlining processes and adapting to the needs of each company.
It is a good application but it has difficulties in the construction of complex software, besides the security measures required may not be those given by Zoho.
Opmerkingen: Tracking billing, services, expenses, and clients in one place has made zoho my one stop shop. Great customer service whenever I need it.
It is what you put into it. I'm happy with mobile access through the web and endless customization abilities.
Some time so many customizable options can be overwhelming. It's clean, but if you aren't in it regularly and they make a big backend design change... you may get lost really easy.
Eerder overwogen alternatieven: Salesforce Sales Cloud
Overgestapt van: TrackVia
Redenen om over te stappen op Zoho Creator: I needed something more like a simple relational database. I didn't really feel like what I needed from a product was customizable in other strictly CRM products.
Powerful and easy to use creator solution at a reasonable cost.
Opmerkingen: We use the software to keep track of computer assets from an app created in Zoho Creator and like the rest of their solutions was easy to use and powerful. Support is also excellent and responses are quick despite the time differences.
You can quickly and easily make a powerful app or database that you can use across desktops, tablets and mobiles. There are a lot of templates to start with or you can make your own without too much of a learning curve.
A lot of the template wizards are aimed at solutions for the States and need a lot of changing around if in the UK.
Redenen om voor Zoho Creator te kiezen: Microsoft Access didn't have a good online solution and we needed access to all staff via the internet and not just internally.
Redenen om over te stappen op Zoho Creator: Zoho has a cost effective route to market and as we use a lot of their other products, we can easily switch data between each of their applications or incorporate data from cloud solutions.
Just what we needed!!
Opmerkingen: A cost-effective way of designing your own CRM, great for non-profits who need to store specific information relating to their service users.
We had been looking for a CRM to meet out needs for a long time, trial and many errors left us frustrated and with limited funds, we didn't have the money to have one designed for us. We then met Zoho Creator...WOW! we were able to make our own customised CRM that is exactly how we want it, using forms and subforums. Affordable subscription, ability to make any changes to the layout and always the option to upgrade or add moe users.
It took us a while to get to grips with the layouts and moving around fields but once we checked the tutorials we were well away.
A Helpful Tool for Short Reports & Info Sharing
Opmerkingen: In general the app is a quick and easy way to submit and share data reports - especially for companies with remote employees who need to share customer and sales data in a timely fashion.
I like that the Zoho Creator is pretty flexible and can be customized to meet the needs of any company. For us, we use this app to allow remote employees working events in retail locations to submit customer and sales data in real time through the app.
The app could use a bit more of a cosmetic face lift as right now it is somewhat bland. The app is simple enough to use but can be more engaging for the user if the layout is improved.
Zoho Creator Review
Opmerkingen: I would say that my experience about the Zoho Creator is that, this platform is very useful for the developers that will start in development an application.
What I like the most about the Zoho Creator is that this platform gives the user or the developer a low code process that helps to build an Application.
What I like the least about the Zoho Creator is that about the User Interface of the platform.
Zoho Creator makes all are programmers
Opmerkingen: Zoho Creator is amazing for non-developer use.
Zoho Creator is most easiest of application developments
Zoho Creator has some limitations for customizations.
Good for administrative apps
Opmerkingen: Overall I found that is quite easy to build a stable, clean and powerful app in Zoho creator, it's a big deal to be able to write my own code and customize the form definition as well.
I found Zoho creator easy to use and developer friendly as well. They made things quite simple, for every app the users will need to input data (forms) and view that data (reports), to create both is really easy and the new editor lets you create custom HTML pages so extend your app to any possible layout. I like to be able to write code for the app, Deluge does quite good. The syntax is quite easy to understand and the error hints are most of the times really accurate. Is good to be able to communicate between forms and apps, making Zoho creator apps quite versatile. I also use Schedules often to collect trash, organize records or upgrade records based on a time variable; the reports can go from barebones to complex pivot charts, is useful that you can see underlying data clicking on each segment of the chart.
I have had some issues with the introduction of the new editor, I like the Old editor to code and the New editor to create custom pages (you are forced to do so), it's often confusing to remember that you have to switch in order to perform one task or the other. Another issue I have had to cope with several times is the lack of a time-only field, not date-time. I had to use workarounds when I needed the user to input time. Same with try-catch functionalities or being able to edit the fields labels dynamically. Is also strange that most of the answers in the forum are only visible for the user that asked the question, making it almost useless for users trying to troubleshoot an error. The charts might take a while to load if the report has a big volume of data.
Best Database software for beginners
Opmerkingen: Easy to use and great value for money for a small business. The companion iPhone app is also excellent and you can easily enter data from the app. The iPad app is perfect as a POS (Point of Sale) companion.
The things I like about this software are - 1. It is best for beginners who don't have much knowledge of building complex databases 2. It has a superb way of building databases from the excel sheets. I used to use excel sheets before and when I switched to Zoho, it turned my excel sheets into forms and tables with data in no time at all 3. The types of variables are very good. Every variable a small business owner would need is there. And it automatically selected the best variable type from my excel sheet. 4. The reports are also there easily and are very customisable. 5. There is an excellent knowledgebase also for support
The UI could be better. It still feels clunky like a 90s software. Does not take away from the ease of use and functionality, but this is not the software I look forward to using. The colours and general design could be better.
Great product at a great price
Opmerkingen: I use this relational database to manage over 600 architectural licenses and association memberships. One database contains all of the licenses for 100 architects for all fifty states plus several Canadian provinces. The other database contains the continuing education (CE)requirements for each jurisdiction. The reports and query modules are used to alert me to expiration dates and how many CE credits that licensee needs before renewing. States and provinces may impose heavy penalties if the licensee does not have the required credits, or renews late.
Flexibility: I can add and modify fields and drop lists, create and modify reports and queries, perform bulk edits.
While backing up the data, it does not tell me when it's done. Sometimes it's done but the status is still "backing up." Usually refreshing the page helps.
Great value for the money for the do it yourselfer
Zoho creator is easy to use and learn! Creating a basic application can be done in as little as a few minutes and it as the developer gain greater knowledge, there are able to build a powerful application with automation and workflows. There are even pre-made applications that you can adjust to tailor to you specific business needs.
The customer support isn't as great as I would like but it's hard to complain for the money. Also, sometimes if your application is gets too complex, I've experienced some lag.
Data management made easy
Opmerkingen: For us, Zoho Creator was the solution for data management, and easy-to-use database handling and form creation. To that, you add various integrations and you get a great way to handle and use your data in different ways.
I have used Zoho creator for more than four years, so I have witnessed many changes and implementation of new features, and that's is one of the things I love about Zoho Creator, how they modernize the product and improve it year after year. In our case, we use Zoho Creator for data management and some integrations and, for us, it is an excellent and easy-to-use solution.
Despite being, in general, an easy-to-use tool, the advanced options are not easy to master, and the documentation is not the best.
Truly an Operating System for Business
Opmerkingen: My overall experience of working on logo to develop application was excellent. I have no plans of switching to another technology/platform.
As the zoho tagline said, Operating system for business. It is truly an amazing platform to run your business with ease. Being able to solve the clients business problems and helping them build an app with zoho platform is really an amazing experience.
If you are not a programmer then you need to hire a certified developer. That's all it takes and you are on you way to successful business app.
Automate your business processes!!!
Opmerkingen: Overall, very happy with the solution. We use it to manage our QC and RMA processes.
Zoho creator is intuitive and a great tool to automate business processes. We are a manufacturer and use this for QC and RMA management. I love that whatever you create can work on phones, tablets, and the web. They also have great support and they have conferences you can attend to get one on one with the developers and experts and get your questions answered. You can't beat the price either!
Creator was upgraded to creator 5 relatively recently and all of the help documentation has not yet been updated accordingly.
Enjoyable to use and productive but lacking in theming functions and scalability questionable
Opmerkingen: Very easy to create a CRUD application to gather and manipulate data with some integration and reporting features.
Very limited UI customisation, basically you have to pick a theme and stick with that Feels quite restrictive to the Zoho ecosystem Report design is poor and difficult to understand but actually quite versatile once you dive deep Mobile app is appealling, but I don't like the way it has to run within the Zoho wrapper app. End users don't really understand that you open Zoho Creator and then you open your database/application. Would be better to be able to compile to individually wrapped apps.
i will give it a fair trial
i am solving problem of keeping on changing documents numbering and have a continuous numbering
and easing keeping of records
its more intelligent easy to access and faster
The software is quite advanced it make my job easier and faster
With limited knowledge ofcoding languages Zoho creator is a great platform for beginners.
Opmerkingen: Rapid app development
Using deluge programming language was a lot easier than using any other programming language. We did not have to spend long time learning a new programming language
We found user interface design limited for what we needed out of the software however it had great API with Zoho CRM
Just scratched the surface
Opmerkingen: The sky is the limit here. Get creative. Learn how to use the programs. And then start creating unique systems and solutions that reflect the unique problems your organization faces.
We are excited to see what we can create with Zoho Creator. It has so many options and possibilities! Short term we use it to collect forms and track information from different departments in our company. If a product gets damaged in the warehouse, they can fill out our Zoho Creator Form and it gets notification to the proper channels. Longterm I'd like to build our ordering system on Zoho Creator, to have a fully customized software system unique to our business and our needs.
Because of its complexity, there's a learning curve in using it. You've got to dedicate a lot of time to learning the program to best use it.
Versatile and dynamic software
I like that it's very easy for someone like me to create my own database. I was also able to embed the form into my website and receive automated email notifications every time a client or service provider submitted a new request or their details. All for a reasonable price.
There are some components of the software that are too technical and complicated for even me to understand, so they go unused.
The BEST Online database development platform bar none...
Opmerkingen: We built solutions in days (NOT MONTHS) and had staff working on custom solutions in no time at all. The support is excellent and you can build a database for nearly anything you can think of in no time. Wow Wow Wow
Easy drag and drop form and table creator Extensive reporting Works on Web and Native apps Very affordable
Interface was a bit older looking but they have just upgraded that...
Easy and Advanced Application Developer for mobile applications
Opmerkingen: Overall this is a really good solution for selecting if you don't have advanced skills. The GUI is also really helpful in doing developments.
I used this because I don't have more skills in mobile application development. But using this tool it's easy to do the task without any issue. this is really a great online platform to do application development. This is not only an application tool but also can do database designs, web developments, and data management also.
nothing to tell any cons, because this is really helpful to me.
Great App Builder for Everyone
Opmerkingen: My experience with Zoho has been great. It has helped me build a lot of customised applications. It is one of the best CRM custom creators I have come across.
I've been using this app for a couple of years. Zoho is very easy to pick up and build simple applications or customise pre-made templates as per your needs. Nevertheless, it is a mighty application builder, and if one knows how to use it correctly, one can build complex applications on it.
1. Documentation on how to use it and an appendix of features will be good for newcomers. 2. The UI of Zoho can be complicated and overwhelming sometimes. 3. The results from a simple search are not editable. The inclusion of different "view modes" and "edit" features would be great.