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What Is Zoho Creator?

Zoho Creator is an all-in-one low-code application development software platform that helps businesses digitize their operations 10x faster with a visual, intuitive approach to development.

We believe that every business is unique and our platform is built to address this uniqueness by delivering custom solutions. More than 13,000 organizations and 7 million+ users around the world trust us to be their technology partner. Start your custom application journey with Zoho Creator today.

Who Uses Zoho Creator?

A comprehensive low-code app development software that caters to the needs of businesses of all sizes (small, medium, and large enterprises) across industries.

Where can Zoho Creator be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Zoho
  • Founded in 1996

Zoho Creator support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others

Languages

English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and 1 others

Zoho Creator pricing

Starting Price:

US$8.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Zoho Creator does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Zoho Creator paid version starts at US$8.00/month.

About the vendor

  • Zoho
  • Founded in 1996

Zoho Creator support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others

Languages

English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and 1 others

Zoho Creator videos and images

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Zoho Creator video
Zoho Creator Software - Insightful dashboards using Zoho Creator
Zoho Creator Software - The all new BI and Analytics feature
Zoho Creator Software - Manage events and schedule meetings
Zoho Creator Software - Quick overview Dashboard of Helpdesk
Zoho Creator Software - Hotel management dashboard

Features of Zoho Creator

  • 3PL Management
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Tracking Software
  • Attendee Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Business Process Automation
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Management Software
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configuration Management
  • Content Library
  • Contract/License Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Aggregation and Publishing
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Replication
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Database Conversion
  • Debugging
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Deployment Management
  • Document Management Software
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Employee Database
  • Event Scheduling
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing Software
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • Fleet Management Software
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • HR Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Integrations Management
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Investigation Management Software
  • Iteration Management
  • Knowledge Management Software
  • Lease Tracking
  • Maintenance Management Software
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • No-Code
  • Offboarding
  • Onboarding Software
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management Software
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Project Management Software
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Updates
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management Software
  • Sales Forecasting Software
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Sourcing Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management Software
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management Software
  • Templates
  • Tenant Portal
  • Tenant Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transportation Management Software
  • Vacancy Management
  • Vendor Master Data Management
  • Vendor Payment
  • Version Control
  • Visual Modeling
  • Warehouse Management Software
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews of Zoho Creator

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.0
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
José
José
IM Manager in Dominican Republic
Verified LinkedIn User
Oil & Energy, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Amazing tool for database creation and application

5.0 last year

Comments: 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.

Pros:

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.

Cons:

So far everything is adjusted to the required needs.

Alternatives Considered: Microsoft Access

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Creator: Easy way to create and manage the database.

Michael
President in US
Publishing, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Extremely Versatile - Perhaps Too Versatile.

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: 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.

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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.

Phill
Phill
New Zealand
Verified LinkedIn User
Food Production
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

Security flaw within Zoho Creator

1.0 6 years ago

Pros:

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

Cons:

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.

Omid
Product Engineer in US
Computer Hardware, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Zoho Creator For Workflow Management

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: We have had great success with creator and it has allowed us to come up with our own solution to various issues.

Pros:

We use zoho creator build a custom integration of desk, projects and cliq. This allows us to manage all of our tasks including projects, shipments and accounting.

Cons:

The low code platform makes it a bit less customizable.

Zach
Music Teacher/ Business Owner in US
Music, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Happy User

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Tracking billing, services, expenses, and clients in one place has made zoho my one stop shop. Great customer service whenever I need it.

Pros:

It is what you put into it. I'm happy with mobile access through the web and endless customization abilities.

Cons:

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.

Alternatives Considered: Salesforce Sales Cloud

Switched From: TrackVia

Reasons for Switching to 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.