Zoho Launches Agile Project Management Software – Business Wire (press release)

PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zoho today announced the launch of Zoho Sprints, its agile project
management solution. Available immediately, Zoho Sprints encourages
teams to work iteratively and incrementally, over short periods of time,
to quickly release potentially shippable products. Zoho Sprints follows
the scrum framework and combines backlogs, agile reports, collaboration
tools, and customizable scrum boards, making it ideal for software
developers and other teams that follow the agile methodology.

“Developing new software is nothing like making trains run on time,”
said Sridhar Vembu, CEO of Zoho. “It’s more like laying train tracks
through unknown terrain, which requires one to improvise and make
decisions on the fly. Agile project management formalizes that spirit of
improvisation, and Zoho Sprints brings that spirit to life for all agile

Inside Zoho Sprints

The “Agile Manifesto” puts individuals and interactions over processes
and tools. Unfortunately, the speed and simplicity advocated by the
manifesto is nowhere to be found in today’s clumsy, complicated apps for
managing agile projects. With Zoho Sprints, agile project management
finally becomes fast, easy, and clutter-free, enabling teams of all
sizes to put all their energy and focus on building the best products
possible. Zoho Sprints lets users:

Put a plan together with the Backlog. The Backlog is where Zoho
Sprints users create user stories, tasks and bugs, which can be
prioritized in to-do lists based on the business value they deliver.
Estimation points, priority rating, and user assignments make it easy to
break down the nuances of each user story.

Know where each task stands. The Scrum Board in Zoho Sprints lets
teams see how far each work item has progressed. Work statuses can be
customized so the Scrum Board reflects a team’s personalized workflow.

Access analytics that enable change. Zoho Sprints produces
real-time Velocity Charts, Burn-Down reports, and Cumulative Flow
Diagrams, so the team can identify bottlenecks and estimate its
progress. The Sprints Dashboard gives the snapshot of all activity in
the project, so the big picture is always in sight.

Work with collaboration tools for both co-located and distributed
Zoho Sprints makes it easy to share progress, comment on
developments and engage with the team from anywhere. The Meetings module
lets teams schedule sprint reviews, retrospectives, and automate daily
standup reminders. For social interaction, team members can use Feeds.

Track work hours: All users in Zoho Sprints can log billable and
non-billable hours with Timesheet. Project owners and scrum masters can
approve users’ timesheets with just a click.

Pricing and Availability

Zoho Sprints is available immediately with user-based pricing that does
not tie customers to contract slabs. The free plan supports up to five
users and five projects. Paid plans start at $20 for 20 users per month
and support an unlimited number of projects and features such as
Timesheets and Sprint Replanning. Complete pricing details are available
at here.
Zoho Sprints is also included in Zoho One, the company’s all-in-one
suite of applications to run an entire business.

Additional Resources

Zoho Sprints website: https://www.zoho.com/sprints
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About Zoho

Zoho is the operating system for business—a single platform with all the
applications needed to run a business entirely from the cloud.
Businesses can acquire and manage customers using Zoho’s marketing,
sales and customer support applications like Campaigns, CRM, Desk and
Assist; empower employees to create, store and distribute content on the
cloud with Zoho’s productivity and collaboration applications like
Office, Mail, and Docs. Businesses can run their operations on Zoho’s
finance and HR applications like Books, People, and Recruit.

More than 30 million users around the world, across hundreds of
thousands of companies, rely on Zoho every day to run their
businesses—including Zoho itself. Each business can choose to run the
entire Zoho suite or just a single application. Zoho applications are
available directly through zoho.com, or through an ecosystem of hundreds
of worldwide Zoho partners.

Zoho is a division of Zoho Corp., a privately held and consistently
profitable company with more than 5,000 employees. Zoho is headquartered
in Pleasanton, California, with international headquarters in Chennai,
India, and offices in Austin, Texas; London, U.K.; Yokohama, Japan; and
Beijing, China. For more information, please visit https://www.zoho.com/.

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