Zoho Books: Zoho Launches Its Own SaaS Accounting Software
One might think 25 SaaS enterprise apps is enough for any cloud developer. But Zoho is adding a 26th to its offering with the launch of Zoho Books, which, as the name suggests, is a browser-based accounting and bookkeeping tool highlighting ease of use. The company describes Zoho Books as “accounting for the rest of us.” And it integrates with Zoho CRM and Zoho Sheet.
In fact, integration is a big part of the Zoho Books offering. The company’s official blog entry notes that while the official integration of Zoho CRM with Quickbooks occurred in late 2010, it’s only going to get better with Zoho Books. And Zoho Invoice users can migrate their data to Zoho Books without breaking a sweat.
And outside of the Zoho ecosystem, Zoho Books integrates with online payment portals such as Paypal, Google Checkout and Authorize.net to receive payments.
Zoho Books, like other Zoho offerings before it, will be available on the Google Apps Marketplace at launch. And whether you get it there or from Zoho directly, Zoho Books is $24/month for two users and $5/month more for every additional user.
The company had gone a whole three months without launching a new application, but it looks like 2011 will see Zoho further its commitment to competing against Google Apps with a focus on the needs of the enterprise at the same time it works with them to enhance its offering.