Zoho CreatorProduct Overview
Zoho Creator product overview
Zoho Creator is a low-code application development platform that enables users to build powerful and custom applications for their business needs. Users with any level of technical expertise can create functional applications because of the platform’s intuitive interface and short learning curve. Be it a simple task manager or a complex ERP system, you can build any type of tailor-made solutions faster than traditional methods.
It’s packed with a suite of features like a drag-and-drop interface, guided scripting, prebuilt integrations, and predictive analytics, which makes app building easier. Moreover, it supports cross-platform functions with offline capabilities, thereby reducing costs and speeding up development cycles. This empowers businesses to fast track their digital transformation and stay on top of the automation game.
Apart from this, it is also equipped with role-based controls that allow for secure sharing of data within the application and are employed with industry-standard encryption for data at rest, in transit, and during backup, with strong ciphers like AES_CBC/AES_GCM and TLS 1.2 protocols. With 99.9 percent of monthly uptime and auto scaling, the platform provides secure hosting infrastructure that is monitored 24×7.
Zoho Creator is part of a larger Zoho ecosystem, with over 25 years of experience catering to businesses of all sizes. With Zoho Creator, you can automate complex workflows in short bursts of time without compromising on the quality of the business model.
Pros of Zoho Creator
- Faster deployment: Low-code platform provides an abstracted layer that hides elements of your work responsible for crippling slowdowns, yet offers the same result as a traditional programming approach. Low-code helps you to move at your natural speed. Unlike in the traditional programming approach, bundling the master code and pushing them to the server is just a matter of a few clicks in a low-code platform. It does the hard work of automating the deployment process for you.
- Write once, run everywhere: With traditional programming, you have to code the same set of functions in different platforms. Building a web application and developing a mobile app would mean twice the effort. Low-code, however, lets you deploy mobile apps without writing a single line of code.
- Hassle-free collaboration: Low-code platforms simplify the integration process by remaining visual rather than text-based, which makes collaboration easy. You can seamlessly connect to the existing systems with third-party APIs, built-in connectors, and other smart integration tools.
Cons of Zoho Creator
- Zoho Creator uses a proprietary scripting language called Data Enriched Language for the Universal Grid Environment, or Deluge. It is a powerful scripting language that links all the products in the Zoho suite. If your team doesn’t have coding experience, you may not be able to take advantage of its full potential.
Breakdown of core features
Zoho Creator easily assists you in creating layouts for making forms, dashboards, and analytics. Powerful coding is offered as drag-and-drop elements.
Configure workflows easily to automate your business applications with minimal steps and iterations. With Zoho Creator, any user who understands business logic can build an application in no time. The automated workflows you build can perform multiple tasks in one click, accept payments in any currency, send reports or invitations on schedule, submit requests, and get approvals.
Zoho Creator lets you install and customize solutions from its collection of pre-built application templates to meet your unique requirements. Choose from several categories such as IT and administration, sales and marketing, operations, education, human resources, and more.
Integrations and cross-platform capabilities
Zoho Creator integrates with other Zoho applications to let you collaborate and expand your idea across products. The applications you build can be deployed both on laptops and mobile phones on Android and Mac products.
(Last updated on 07/02/2020 by Abby Dykes)