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What Is Zoho Projects?

With 4 million users and counting, Zoho Projects emerges as a solution that facilitates real-time communication among teams, enables optimal task allocation, ensures meticulous bug tracking, generates analytical reports, and seamlessly automates workflows.

A host of industry-specific project templates, a List view that allows you to make edits over just the keyboard, Gantt charts to help visualize your projects and features like Blueprints and Workflows that automate everyday tasks are some of the highlights that make Zoho Projects a powerful and dynamic project management platform for diverse industries.

What's more, Zoho Projects' tight integrations with a plethora of in-house and third-party applications make it a versatile project management tool, addressing all your project management needs while keeping all your favourite apps close.

Who Uses Zoho Projects?

Teams of all sizes and industries that are looking for a PM tool to plan, track and collaborate on their projects.

Where can Zoho Projects be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Zoho
  • Founded in 1996

Zoho Projects support

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

Countries available

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile and 27 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 13 others

Zoho Projects pricing

Starting Price:

US$5.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Zoho Projects has a free version and offers a free trial. Zoho Projects paid version starts at US$5.00/month.

About the vendor

  • Zoho
  • Founded in 1996

Zoho Projects support

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

Countries available

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile and 27 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 13 others

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Features of Zoho Projects

  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Workflow
  • Assignment Management
  • Backlog Management
  • Bar Chart
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Bug/Issue Capture
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Colour Codes/Icons
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Content Management
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customisable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • File Storage
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Idea Management
  • Import Tasks
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Kanban Board
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multiple Projects
  • Notes Management
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritisation
  • Productivity Tools
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Risk Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Skills Tracking
  • Stakeholder Defined Attributes
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Traceability
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Video Conferencing
  • Visualisation
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of Zoho Projects

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Jhon
Jhon
Master of Information Technology in Colombia
Verified LinkedIn User
Telecommunications, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A homogeneous distribution of responsibilities guarantees project success

5.0 10 months ago

Comments: In many occasions with the eagerness to achieve corporate objectives the allocation or distribution of the different tasks is something cumbersome and exhausting for some team members and tracking progress is much more exhausting, this causes that objectives are not achieved or that some members have much more workload than others, Zoho Projects allows us to optimally manage each and every one of our projects or tasks, distribute them homogeneously, make a detailed monitoring of both the progress of the task or the people involved in them; All this translates into work effectiveness, time optimization, a good use of this resource considerably increases the performance of the team and exploits the capabilities of its members.

Pros:

Continuously our operation is measured with a series of operational indicators that show the status of the work group, many of these metrics depend on individual team members, but there are other correlated ones that depend on more than one member of the group, here comes into play and in a very efficient way Zoho Project as it presents us with a platform capable enough to allow us to schedule each and every one of the objectives that month by month are evaluated to our group, through the tool I can easily distribute the tasks to each team member and analyze their progress as the week or month progresses and based on this reassign other tasks or otherwise add more members to the task to achieve its completion, an important point is that we can realize that member is overloaded with work in order to balance loads, This is very useful and is reflected in productivity, all the above mentioned although it sounds complex in the Zoho Projects platform is not, even the interface is very intuitive and allows you to customize the views of the different projects according to our taste or need.

Cons:

There are more benefits than negative points about Zoho Projects, maybe at first getting familiar with the different types of views where you can see the daily, weekly and even monthly distribution of the different tasks is a bit cumbersome, of course, the tool has filters and aids to adjust the view according to your own comfort, for example for some team members the kanban view is extremely clear although I particularly prefer compact and filtered weekly, so I realize the short and medium term objectives.

Amanda F
Amanda F
System Engineer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

With Zoho Projects we have been able to be more efficient managing our projects

4.0 10 months ago

Comments: We were able to plan, coordinate, and manage all of our work projects in a safe and straightforward manner after using Zoho Projects.organize, coordinate, and manage all of our work initiatives in a streamlined, risk-free manner.

Pros:

Zoho Projects is a stress-free way to collaborate with your team. In order for a project to be successful, it usually requires input from a number of people. You can use the chat box at any time without having to leave the page or switch tabs.

Cons:

The time monitoring software is complicated and difficult to use. Why this particular device was ignored is baffling. The availability of resources is limited. Zoho contains dozens of apps for different purposes, and they could be more easily navigated if they were categorized.

Neelesh
Admin in India
Architecture & Planning, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Versatile platform

4.0 last month New

Comments: While the overall software is easy to understand, understanding the internal functions is complicated

Pros:

Lots of different features. Can be used for multiple different areas

Cons:

Set up process and understanding the software is complicated

Alternatives Considered: Clockify

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Projects: Needed a software that can concise different features into one platform

Switched From: Clockify

amy
Operations Manager in US
Management Consulting, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Do not get Zoho Projects!

1.0 6 years ago

Comments: Terrible.

Pros:

There is very little, if anything about this product that is likable. I guess, if pushed, I would say the calendar feature and the forum features are interesting but by no means makes up for the lack of features overall of Zoho Project. We are a small to medium business that recently, and regrettably, transitioned from Harvest to Zoho. There is quite a gap in pricing between the two platforms but you get what you pay for, mainly how many users you have. Zoho Project feels more like a bata test platform, then an actual product that should be live and used by any business. If you are doing very basic project management, like planning a wedding or a home renovation this tool would be good for you. But why would you pay for it when you can get any template on-line for free. The only other "pros" I could manage to list is their support. They have a help representative chat feature which is good and they are responsive. Unfortunately for them and mean most of it was used to inform me that "that feature is currently not available". Overall go with Harvest!

Cons:

Does not integrate with Quickbooks. Can not add basic client contact information. Can't view all invoices that are due or in draft form (they force you to use another one of their clunky platforms). The Zoho Dashboard is terribly unhelpful and uninformative. You can not run basic reports like; time reports for team members across projects, expenses, invoiced projects, etc. You can't even simply alphabetize Client Users, so as you add clients they are sorted by when you entered them, only. You can only export information in one format and the reports provide very little (helpful) information; for example if you want to export your Clients. The report that is generated only provides the internal Client ID#, Name, User Name, Email Address, Role, Invoice. It does not provide State/End Dates, what Projects are associated with Clients, any Budget information, and so on, and so on. Invoice, Expense, and Time information are shown and available only through each individual Project. You can not see all invoices due, total amounts out standing, or time sheets across Projects and Clients. You are forced to click into each individual project to access that information and once again, the reports you are able to generate are very limited. I could go on about all the "cons" associated with Zoho Project but I don't have time.

anthony
CEO in US
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Agency Implementation - Multiple projects, templates and checklistd

5.0 3 months ago

Pros:

Ease of use compared to JIRA and Notion. Our design goal of the next phase is to implement Checklists to provide the "process street" like project management for recurring services for outsource team. Slack integration is easy. But you have to pay license fees/per user if you want to retain records older than 30 days.

Cons:

Resource planning for 5 workers assigned to multiple projects did not easily provide a 360 view of the workers - but it could have been user error.