5 Zoho Features Everyone Uses

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5 Zoho Features Everyone UsesAre you thinking about investing in a CRM system, such as Zoho? Are you already using Zoho, but not quite sure where to begin? The following are five Zoho features that most Zoho users take advantage of, so if you aren’t already using some of these key features, there’s no better time than now to start.

Shared history and notes

From emails to phone calls to meetings, people throughout your team are constantly taking notes and documenting details of important events. Keeping track of these notes can be difficult, but with a CRM system like Zoho, users have the option of sharing history and notes. This way, it’s easy to retrieve specific details of a phone call or meeting from several months ago.

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What is Zoho CRM?

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What is Zoho CRM?Customer relationship management, otherwise known as a CRM, is one of the most helpful tools that any business could use. So, what is CRM software and what is Zoho CRM?  Some people refer to a CRM system as a rolodex on steroids. It’s a one-stop shop where you can keep all of you client’s contact information, organize your business deals, track marketing campaigns, and so much more. Zoho released their CRM software in 2005, and since then has been improving and updating to truly focus on the “relationship” part of customer relationship management. Zoho CRM is widely used across the world due to its low cost, and different software programs that are easily integrated into the main CRM.

 

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Zoho Features: What is Field History Tracking?

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Learn more about Zoho featuresIf you’ve added or modified pick list fields recently, you probably have noticed one of the newest Zoho features: the new checkbox option available labeled “Enable History Tracking.”

What happens when you enable history tracking?

By enabling history tracking, it will auto-compute the duration of time the field was set to a particular value, and also track the values of up to 10 other fields in the record at the time the value of the tracked field changes.  This is basically the functionality of stage history in the Deals module that has been ported to other modules. With this new option, it is now much easier to set up history tracking in other modules. A great example is setting it up for the Lead Status field, so that you can better track and evaluate your lead processing.  Give it a try the next time you’re in your Zoho CRM system.

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New Features with Mail Merge Templates in Zoho Mail Suite

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New features in Zoho Mail SuiteYou can now add subforms and related lists to mail merge templates in Zoho Mail Suite.  If you have a module in CRM that contains a subform (more information on subforms), you can now display the subform information in a mail merge template. Likewise, modules that have related lists, information from the related lists can now be pulled into mail merge templates as well. Here’s how:

Templates in Zoho Mail Suite

When creating a mail merge template in Zoho Mail Suite, under the tools menu, you’ll now see “Insert Dynamic Tables” in the list of merge fields.  When you click on a “Dynamic Table” from the list, the list of fields in the table will be displayed for your selection as shown below. Select the fields you want to include in the table and click “Create Table.”  The table is inserted into your document, where you can then add formatting and styling.

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Zoho CRM Templates and Cloning Capabilities

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Cloning Zoho CRM templatesIt used to be that in order to clone Zoho CRM templates, you had to use the good-ole copy and paste, but no more!  With recent updates to the ever-evolving and improving Zoho CRM, cloning Zoho CRM templates is now just a single click and a fairly simple process. In our latest post, we go over the steps to show you how you can easily clone a template in Zoho CRM in just a matter of seconds.

Cloning templates in Zoho

Cloning templates in Zoho CRM can be done is just three simple steps, as shown below:

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Scheduling Business Hours and Creating Shifts in Zoho

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With Zoho, scheduling shift hours is simpleWith Zoho, scheduling customized business hours and allowing users to specify different hours for each day has never been easier with its new feature update.  You can even create shift hours in specific time zones and assign to specific users.  Here’s how:

  1. Setup->General->Company Details
  2. Select “Business Hours” in the horizontal navigation menu towards the top to open the Business Hours Definition screen
  3. Click “Custom Hours” and set your hours
  4. Click “Save”

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Linking to Specific Deals in Zoho Email Settings

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Link to deals in your Zoho email settingsRepeat customers will have multiple deal records in Zoho.  There is now a feature where Zoho allows users to customize their Zoho email settings so that they can link emails to/fm contacts to its best guess at the related deal. If there is more than one deal open, it will link the email to the deal with the latest modified date. So what if Zoho guessed wrong?  You can manually unlink an email from one deal and connect it to another in your Zoho email settings. Here’s how.

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