Zoho Gets Social with Pulse
Zoho, a popular provider of productivity, collaboration and business applications, today released Zoho Pulse, a private social network built for businesses.
Companies can use Pulse to set up their own internal social network similar to Yammer or Salesforce Chatter to encourage communication and collaboration across their enterprise (e.g. within individual business units/departments).
What makes Zoho Pulse rather unique is that it integrates with other Zoho apps including Zoho Docs and Zoho Creator. Features of Zoho Pulse include activity streams, discussion forums, a notification center, private messaging, search capabilities (users, streams, groups), and the ability to set up groups and pages. Zoho Pulse is even available on mobile, both iOS and Android, out of the (virtual )box.
“When it comes to communication and collaboration, one size doesn’t fit all,” said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist. “Just like there is room for various communication tools like email, instant messaging, audio conferencing, video conferencing, web conferencing and more, there is also room for collaboration apps like discussion forums, blogs, wikis, etc. They all have their place in an organization. Now, Zoho Pulse expands the collaboration potential of any company with a unique but complementary tool that can serve as a virtual water-cooler and keep employees informed about company-related activities. The best part is that Zoho doesn’t offer just one tool, but offers a broad variety of these communication and collaboration tools, all integrated together.”
Along with the Free Edition, Zoho Pulse is available in the Professional Edition for $2 per user per month and the Enterprise Edition for $5 per user per month.