Dubai–October 19, 2020: Zoho Corporation, a global technology company that offers the most comprehensive suite of business applications in the industry, has entered into a strategic partnership with Business Network International (BNI) to support GCC companies in their digital transformation journey. The initiative was announced by Sridhar Vembu, CEO and Co-founder, Zoho Corp, at the BNI GCC Conference 2020—RISE, a three-day virtual event conducted by BNI UAE on October 15-17, 2020.
As BNI's technology partner, Zoho provides local businesses easy access to robust enterprise tools and technologies at affordable prices in order to help them digitally scale their operations. Through this partnership, active BNI members in the GCC can avail access to Zoho One, the Operating System for Business with over 45 pplus web and mobile applications for sales, marketing, finance (Zoho's accounting software, Books is VAT-compliant and FTA-approved), HR, and back-end processes all integrated in a single platform and strongly inter-linked using integrations and services.
This will allow business owners to leverage Zoho One's fully customizable, cloud-based platform to run an entire business from anywhere through a single console, without having to worry about data silos or integrating disparate applications.
'A smart digital transformation plan that can strategically upgrade core business processes has become indispensable for business continuity today, no matter the size of an organization. Digital adoption, when executed properly, empowers a business on all fronts such as streamlined operations, enhanced employee collaboration and effective client outreach,' said Sridhar Vembu. 'Through our joint initiative with BNI UAE, we believe we can create a platform where local business owners can converge, learn from industry experts about their experience of going digital, and eventually transition to a well-rounded digital operating system using Zoho One's suite of apps.'
Commenting on the partnership, Bijay Rajnikant Shah, National BNI Director (UAE), said, 'BNI UAE is leveraging its scale of 270,000 Members in 70 countries to lead a global movement to help small and medium sized businesses restart and get back on the path to growth. This partnership with Zoho demonstrates our core values of supporting small businesses through collaboration.'
Highlights of the partnership:
* Wallet Credits: Eligible businesses will receive free Zoho Wallet credits worth $1000, which can be used to sign up for new Zoho One subscriptions.
* Digital Awareness Initiatives: Zoho and BNI UAE will collaborate on various educational projects to create an interactive knowledge sharing network that drives enterprise technology adoption among businesses in the region. The BNI member network will get access to exclusive webinars, immersive workshops and training sessions by Zoho executives and industry experts.
* Privacy Commitment: Zoho does not allow any third-party trackers to monitor usage behaviour and never sells any data to ad-based companies. Because Zoho has built its entire technology stack, the company is able to offer the most secure experience to its users without any compromise on data privacy. Users have the assurance that their data is confidential and protected, and only users themselves maintain the ownership of the data.
* Operating System for Business: All of Zoho's business applications are built using the same technology stack to offer contextual integration, customization, and extensibility. This helps break down departmental silos, enabling a seamless convergence of data between apps as opposed to multi-vendor integration hassles. Business owners will have a bird's eye view of all the operations critical to their business under a single panel. The built-in AI-powered analytics further provides actionable business insights for smarter decision-making.