Focusing on building innovative and useful mobile apps for business, Zoho is partnering with Microsoft on several joint development projects, including the launch of Zoho Books for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT in the Microsoft Windows Store. The new edition of the accounting software is optimized for tablets and desktop computers running the Windows operating systems.
“Increasingly, SMBs are looking for ways to simplify their accounting processes. Zoho Books allows businesses to easily manage the money flowing in and out, keep track of customers and invoices, record, monitor and reconcile bank accounts, and much more. It offers SMBs all the functionality they need to make accounting a hassle-free process, and we are pleased to work with Zoho to bring this application to Windows desktops, tablets and phones,” said Joseph Landes, general manager-developer experience and evangelism at Microsoft.
During the course of the project, Microsoft provided Zoho with training in Windows technology, assistance with app design in the Windows platform and assistance with app development. With the new launch, Microsoft is helping in the marketing and promotion of the app as well.
“Zoho and Microsoft see eye-to-eye on the importance of delivering easy-to-use mobile and web apps that help business people work more effectively,” said Sivaramakrishnan Iswaran, director of product management for Zoho’s financial apps.“
Zoho Books now supports the entire lineup of Microsoft platforms, including Windows Phone mobile devices, Windows 8.1 desktops and Windows RT tablets and gives users instant insights about their businesses, helping them stay on top of their cash flow at any time.
The solution enables companies to track outstanding invoices and customer payments easily and simplify international sales, invoices and payments with the built-in, multi-currency calculator, when transactions involve two or more currencies.
Expense tracking and categorizing helps business owners identify and curb unnecessary expenditures, while employees can snap and upload photos of expense receipts, such as travel tickets or stationary expenses, to their accounts. Plus, customers and their contact information are organized with the address book, making it easier to access customer information anytime.