GE Drops Google, Selects Zoho
Posted by Jeff as web 2.0
I agree with Daya on two points, Google Spreadsheets is a disaster and Zoho is a remarkable company that has defied the odds to become the leader in online productivity apps. With 1 million users, before this 400k GE agreement, they have outmaneuvered everyone else.
A GE spokesperson who did not want to be identified said their decision was based around issues of personal and corporate privacy, functionality, support, features and Zoho won hands down. The spokesperson said the Google application was intrusive and the ads started to become a nusiance. I tested both applications today. Google Spreadsheets was a disaster. I have not noticed any major change with it over the past year. However I would encourage you to try both products to get a feel before you choose one.
Zoho’s product portfolio is broad, very broad, and it further highlights how well this company just “gets shit done” because none of these products are crippled or feature bare. What I like best about Zoho is that in a business obsessed with who is going to buy so-and-so, these guys have gone for it and are building a real brand.
Simply put, Zoho owns this category, everyone else is an also ran.