Who Uses This Software?

Small and medium businesses in any industry. Zoho Creator is used by entrepreneurs, small businesses, educational institutes, and even non-profits.

Average Ratings

115 reviews
  • Overall 4.3/5
  • Ease of Use 4/5
  • Customer Service 4/5
  • Features 4.3/5
  • Value for Money 4.3/5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$10.00/month
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  • Pricing Details Starts with $10/user/month.
  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial Yes, get a free trial
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support 24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Zoho
  • https://www.zoho.com/creator/automation.html
  • Founded 1996

About Zoho Creator

When every business process is unique and different from one another, there cannot possibly be one software that solves them all. This must be why more than 4 million users around the world have built custom applications to manage their unique business processes.

Zoho Creator provides essential tools and all the help you need to build custom apps; all by yourself, regardless of your technical expertise. Watch our case studies!

Zoho Creator Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Business Process Automation
  • Business Rules Management
  • Collaboration
  • Process Change Tracking
  • Process Mapping
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Accounting Integration
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • CRM
  • Change Orders
  • Commercial
  • Contract Management
  • Contractors
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Incident Reporting
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Residential
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Relational
  • Virtualisation
  • Barcoding / RFID
  • Import / Export Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Purchasing
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Shipping Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Event Management
  • Gift Matching Management
  • Mobile Giving
  • Online Giving
  • Payment Processing
  • Pledge Management
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Commercial Properties
  • Equipment Management
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Schools
  • Incident Management
  • Inspection Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Residential Properties
  • Room Scheduling
  • Space Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Visitor Management
  • Work Order Management
  • Automatic Re-ordering
  • Commission Management
  • Construction Tracker
  • Franchise Intranet
  • Job Scheduling
  • Online Store
  • Website Manager
  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Inventory Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Requisition Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Corrective Actions (CAPA)
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Incident Reporting
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Root-Cause Diagnosis
  • Safety Management
  • Task Management
  • Ticket Management
  • Appointment Management
  • Customer Database
  • Dispatch Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Photos In Reports
  • Print on Site
  • Report Templates
  • Speech Recognition
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Credit Check
  • Online Payments
  • Tax Management
  • Tenant Portal
  • Tenant Tracking
  • Vacancy Management
  • Website Management
  • 3PL Management
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • CRM
  • Cross Docking
  • Fleet Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Transportation Management
  • AI-assisted Development
  • Business Process Automation
  • Collaborative Development
  • Data Aggregation and Publishing
  • Deployment Management
  • Drag & Drop Assembly
  • Integrations Management
  • Iteration Management
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Requirements Management
  • Templates
  • Visual Modeling
  • Web / Mobile App Development
  • Workflow Management
  • Automated Quoting
  • Catalogue Management
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Discount Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Configurator
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Employee Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Kitchen Management
  • Menu Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reservations Management
  • Table Management
  • Wait List Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Performance Metrics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sourcing Management
  • Transaction History
  • Vendor Master Data Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Tools
  • Event Management
  • Member Directory
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Recognition Management
  • Registration Management
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Volunteer Recruiting
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Document Management
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Mobile Access
  • No-Code
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Configuration

Zoho Creator Most Helpful Reviews

An Incredible Builder of Mobile Applications

Reviewed on 14/01/2019
Rose T.
IT Network Manager
Banking, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Zoho Creator has always been one of my top softwares because of its incredible capabilities and ease of use when making simple mobile applications.

Pros: With Zoho Creator, I do not need to have the best programming skills to build a mobile app. The process is not difficult at all. Zoho Creator is a great online platform that makes it easy to build simple but excellently-looking mobile applications. I like the ease of use of Zoho Creator.

Cons: Zoho Creator continues to be my favorite builder of mobile applications. The only con I have about it is the slow support team.

Extremely Versatile - Perhaps Too Versatile.

Reviewed on 25/11/2019
Michael W.
President
Publishing, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
2/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: All in all, I would rate my experience as a 9 out of 10. Building basis databases and creating reports is very straightforward and by and large you can do a lot of things with their drag-and-drop interface quite easily. I do admit to not being very impressed with their support, and occasionally we've had issues with server uptime, but their pricing is fair and the tool is powerful. In spite of the shortcomings I have expressed, I still wouldn't hesitate to deploy Zoho again in another enterprise. It continues to drive our daily production schedule with hundreds of projects simultaneously in motion.

Pros: I ran a web development firm for nearly 20 years prior to moving into a different industry, so I knew the power of databases and the importance of them in day to day processes. Moving in to a startup with zero infrastructure, one of my first tasks was to get a production database going. We struggled along for awhile passing Excel spreadsheets back and forth for a few months and quickly outgrew that. I did not want to create a web app from scratch with mySQL. We didn't have the developers, time, or budget to do that. So, I started looking around for a tool that would let me do what I needed to do. Zoho Creator was a perfect match. To be honest, there's not much you can't do with this tool. It will probably handle 90% of what most mid-sized businesses need. It's totally customizable, and their Deluge programming language lets you do special things that most basic web-based drag-and-drop solutions wouldn't be able to handle. To be honest, Zoho is almost too powerful. It fits our needs and we've barely scratched the surface of its abilities.

Cons: The documentation for Zoho Creator is fair, but if you can't get your questions answered through their knowledge base, finding an expert isn't easy. Their support email is not too helpful. And while they do have a database of experienced Deluge developers that you can call on, it seems a little cumbersome to have to bring in a third party. Also, there are a couple of different versions of Zoho Creator currently in deployment. So, depending on which version your account is on, the documentation might differ - the features certainly do differ. It's a very very powerful product, but because it is a closed-source, proprietary solution, you're somewhat at the mercy of Zoho to get answers to your programming questions.

Zoho Creator - Rapid App Development

Reviewed on 24/04/2019
Colin M.
Consultant
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Mostly this has been used for prototyping and proof of concept for larger projects that end up being developed on other platforms. It's great value for what you get. If you are using other elements of the Zoho suite there are good integrations and Creator would be great for adding functionality for the likes of first-line workers in the organisation.

Pros: Zoho Creator is an application development tool sold as a stand-alone SaaS product or as part of the Zoho One Suite. Zoho Creator is a quick way to create applications without writing code. You can create forms, reports, pages and workflows largely through a drag-and-drop interface. There is a custom scripting language available for more complex requirements, but most users will be sticking to the no-code features. This is a good solution for collecting data on web forms and presenting it in meaningful reports. Completed apps can be embedded on websites or made available to users within or external to the organisation. Apps created are responsive and designed to display well on desktop, tablet or smartphone. Typical use cases are collecting data for surveys, tests and managing assets. With a bit of practice, you can create functional apps with triggers for email notifications and the like. Zoho Creator can be a good tool for agile teams to use for proof of concept for larger projects that may be developed further on other platforms.

Cons: Could be dangerous in the wrong hands - ease of use is a double-edged sword. You'll still want to retain control of these kinds of tools; it's easy for enthusiastic amateurs to get carried away!

A Helpful Tool for Short Reports & Info Sharing

Reviewed on 16/11/2019
Christian B.
Demo Representative
Veterinary, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: In general the app is a quick and easy way to submit and share data reports - especially for companies with remote employees who need to share customer and sales data in a timely fashion.

Pros: I like that the Zoho Creator is pretty flexible and can be customized to meet the needs of any company. For us, we use this app to allow remote employees working events in retail locations to submit customer and sales data in real time through the app.

Cons: The app could use a bit more of a cosmetic face lift as right now it is somewhat bland. The app is simple enough to use but can be more engaging for the user if the layout is improved.

Security flaw within Zoho Creator

Reviewed on 09/09/2017
Phill D.
Food Production
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: GetApp
1/5
Overall
1/5
Ease of Use
1/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: I've been using this app for a couple of years and a lot of my business is based around it. I would usually rave about how good it is

Cons: I have a data security issue with the app. The product claims that your user data is protected, but there is a flaw with the way the dropdown menu data is shared. Lets say you enter some data in one sheet, and want to use this data in another sheet via a dropdown menu. Not only is your data shown, but so is everyone else. This cannot be fixed by profiles / roles / filters etc. I am on the unlimited users plan and this is a serious flaw in the system for me. I have been unable to further develop my app for a month or so and take it to the next level for my business. I have communicated this with Zoho and they have acknowledged the issue and told me a developer can fix the problem. I have paid one of their certified developers to fix this for me - but he just took my money and hasn't been in touch for a month or so. I have made a formal complaint to Zoho about him, but he is still listed on their website as a certified and recommended developer. I have asked numerous times for help and have got no where. I am now just being passed from one unknown support person to the next. I am absolutely fed up. It seems that this issue could be solved in an hour or so, but I have now probably spent over 12 hours of my own time on it and still don't have a solution.

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