About Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects is a cloud based project management software with over 200,000 customers worldwide. It helps you plan your projects, and execute them with perfection.

With Projects, you can assign tasks easily, communicate effectively with both your team and clients, be informed on all project updates, get detailed reports on work progress and deliver projects on time, everytime.

With a ton of customization capabilities and features such as Gantt Charts, Blueprints and Time sheets, Zoho Projects is a full-fledged project management tool which caters to the business needs of companies of all sizes and industries.

With a wide range of in-house and third-party integrations, Projects is one of the most integrated project management tools available and can be a perfect fit for your work ecosystem.

Pricing starting from:

€5.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects, one of the best web based project management and collaboration tools, includes an issue tracking software that allows teams to collaborate and get projects done faster.

With Zoho Projects users can post their work status and project members can chat with each other. The Project Feed helps all team members get immediate updates about the current status of their project. Users easily can keep all content organized and accessible by centrally posting files and easily creating a project web page or documentation.

Create project files directly on a browser, without any need to install additional software. Upload Microsoft Office, Open Office, Star Office, AutoCad, Photoshop, ZIP files and any other kind of document, that can also be associated to a specific task, bug or project.

Zoho Projects' Bug Tracking module is a powerful issue submission software with which users can define a structure and organize how bugs are to be handled.

Users can customize their own interface by using Zoho Projects' WYSIWYG configuration options.

Keep track of your projects on the go with Zoho Projects' mobile apps available for iOS and Android.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United Arab Emirates, Australia, Canada, China, Germany , France, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, United States, South Africa

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch , English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Pricing starting from:

€5.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Zoho Projects

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Zoho Projects Software - Looks that matter - A refreshing UI that supports multiple themes, including an eye-catching dark mode.
Zoho Projects Software - Task Automation with Blueprint - Map out your entire workflow with no code as flowcharts. Automate your tasks and notifications and set approval criteria with blueprint.
Zoho Projects Software - Inbuilt Issue Tracker - You can log, organize, track, and fix any problems. Features such as status and workflow, can be customized to suit the exact needs of your project.
Zoho Projects Software - Intuitive Gantt Charts - Say what, say who, say when. And done. Zoho Projects' Gantt chart comes feature loaded with advanced operations such as Critical path and Baseline.
Zoho Projects Software - Drag, Drop and Done - A view of your tasks as cards placed along columns. Helps you identify bottlenecks and reorganize quickly using drag and drop.
Zoho Projects Software - A quick pulse of all your work - The Portfolio dashboard, is a compact overview of all the work that's been happening across projects with widgets that address the project level timeline, status, ownership, budget health, and clients.
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Zoho Projects Software - Looks that matter - A refreshing UI that supports multiple themes, including an eye-catching dark mode.
Zoho Projects Software - Task Automation with Blueprint - Map out your entire workflow with no code as flowcharts. Automate your tasks and notifications and set approval criteria with blueprint.
Zoho Projects Software - Inbuilt Issue Tracker - You can log, organize, track, and fix any problems. Features such as status and workflow, can be customized to suit the exact needs of your project.
Zoho Projects Software - Intuitive Gantt Charts - Say what, say who, say when. And done. Zoho Projects' Gantt chart comes feature loaded with advanced operations such as Critical path and Baseline.
Zoho Projects Software - Drag, Drop and Done - A view of your tasks as cards placed along columns. Helps you identify bottlenecks and reorganize quickly using drag and drop.
Zoho Projects Software - A quick pulse of all your work - The Portfolio dashboard, is a compact overview of all the work that's been happening across projects with widgets that address the project level timeline, status, ownership, budget health, and clients.

Features

Total features of Zoho Projects: 129

  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Workflow
  • Assignment Management
  • Backlog Management
  • Bar Chart
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Bug Tracking Software
  • Bug/Issue Capture
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Charting
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Deadline Management
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management Software
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • File Sharing Software
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Idea Management Software
  • Import Tasks
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking Software
  • Kanban Board
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat Software
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Multiple Projects
  • Notes Management
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Parent Task
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Planning Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Planning Software
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management Software
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Tagging
  • Task Board View
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timeline Management
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • To-Do List
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing Software
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5
(288)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support Software
4.1/5

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Kevin W.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A Comprehensive Project Management Platform

Reviewed on 05/12/2018

I have used a number of project management tools (Microsoft Project, Basecamp, Trello) and we are...

I have used a number of project management tools (Microsoft Project, Basecamp, Trello) and we are quite happy with Zoho Projects. We are a technology SaaS startup running distributed operations across the US and Caribbean. Zoho Projects allows us to collaborate and track progress on a myriad of tasks seamlessly. Highly recommended.

Pros

Zoho Projects offers a comprehensive suite of capabilities and allows a large distributed team to collaborate and manage a myriad of tasks.

Cons

The range of functions and capability means Zoho Projects does not have the ease of adoption of a Basecamp so there is more of a learning curve for you and your staff.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

The best of both worlds: value and features

Reviewed on 13/09/2022

Overall the experience has been very good for our team, since we are in apparel manufacturing, we...

Overall the experience has been very good for our team, since we are in apparel manufacturing, we have a ton of projects that span 6-12 months and different concurrent projects every month so Zoho keeps us track and schedule our seasonal projects without getting confused.

Pros

It is very easy to use the strong time tracking tools and project task setups

Cons

It does not include templates or anyway to create custom templates and some of the views are a bit odd

Alternatives Considered

Google Analytics 360, ScheduFlow, and SAP Concur

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Projects

the cost and usability were too high and difficult

Switched From

AnyDesk

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Projects

the ease of use and cost
Courtney
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Least intuitive software I've ever worked with

Reviewed on 15/03/2022

Pros

It has about 1000 features, which is cool. Unfortunately, 999 of them are obscure, unnecessary, confusing, and remain unused. So it lacks proficiency in the most basic and most necessary of features.

Cons

Zoho Projects is truly one of the least intuitive, most frustrating softwares I have ever used. It's been nothing but a headache from start to finish with some of the worst UX/UI I've ever seen and it lacks some of the most basic tools a project management software should have. I'm so relieved to be moving on.

Alternatives Considered

monday.com and Asana

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Projects

We wanted more advanced options and better integrations with all aspects of business (finance, CRM, time tracking). In the end, with Zoho, we got none of these.

Switched From

Asana

Response from Zoho

Hello, Courtney.

We appreciate you taking the time to leave this comment. We at Projects take customer feedback seriously and are always looking for ways to improve our customer experience. Is there anything in particular about the UI/UX you think we could improve? We'd like to work with you to figure out what you believe is wrong with the UI/UX and how we can make it better. We'd be more than happy to set up a conversation with you to go over this in greater detail. Please email us at [email protected] to start the conversation.

Jaideep
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  • Industry: Financial Services Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great online collaborative project management tools with feature you have always wanted

Reviewed on 24/10/2019

While I have not used the customer support for Zoho Projects extensively, all of the other Zoho...

While I have not used the customer support for Zoho Projects extensively, all of the other Zoho tools that I use have an extensive Knowledge Base, very active public forum where people respond quickly, in-built live-chat to chat with a customer service representative, and plenty of videos on YouTube to learn different aspects of the software.

Pros

Zoho Projects has the following features - no restrictions on number of projects you can create. Easy to switch between projects in the same online interface vs managing multiple files. Ability to create workflow automations that trigger on event based activities, which enables standardization of processes. Ability to share projects with outside vendors/project participants and improve the collaborative nature of Project management.

Cons

More flexibility on making the user interface more compact (like Excel or MSP). Current interface is well spaced, but some users may like a more compact view. More simplified Gantt Charts that help us understand progress and dependencies. Ability to export projects to Excel for sharing with others we can't/don't want to bring on to Zoho projects

Alternatives Considered

Trello and Asana

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects is well suited for corporates who want to make project management a more collaborative tool rather than a PM managed tool. It's well suited for startups where founders/co-founders come from large corporate settings and prefer to use comprehensive project management tools over new age tools like Asana and Trello. Its well suited for those who appreciate the importance of dependencies between tasks and want to build and track comprehensive plans for their projects.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great solution for agency resourcing

Reviewed on 03/03/2020

We're very happy with the power of the solution and feel that it will support our growth. Getting...

We're very happy with the power of the solution and feel that it will support our growth. Getting the system configured and learning how to use it properly was a steeper curve than we anticipated.

Pros

We evaluated tons of online solutions for managing our small agency's projects. Most would be good at one thing, but fall down in others. Zoho Projects allows us to see projects and tasks, capture timesheets, and view resource allocations across the agency. It may be slightly on the over-powered size for just the few of us, but we want a platform that can support our growth. This seems to be the one.

Cons

The software seems to have a ton of features that we're still finding. It would be nice to have a way to make sure we're using it to it's fullest. For example, we were archiving tasks when they were complete but then realized that this process made it so timesheet hours couldn't be applied to those closed tasks. Adding a "closeout" custom status seemed to have solved it, but we'd love some info or training on best practices.

Alternatives Considered

Wrike

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Projects

We needed a solution that could manage tasks across multiple projects, provide resource allocation, and track hours of labor.

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Projects

Cost
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Zoho Projects FAQs

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Zoho Projects offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: €5.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Free Plan - 3 users and 2 projects; Premium Plan - $4/user/month if billed annually, $5/user/month if billed monthly; Enterprise Plan - $9/user/month if billed annually, $10/user/month if billed monthly

Zoho Projects has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Zoho Projects supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Zoho Projects supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Zoho Projects integrates with the following applications:

Basecamp, Bitbucket, Box, Crashlytics, Dropbox Business, GitHub, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Jira, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Slack, Trello, Zapier, Zoho Analytics, Zoho Assist, Zoho Books, Zoho BugTracker, Zoho CRM, Zoho Cliq, Zoho Desk, Zoho Docs, Zoho Flow, Zoho Forms, Zoho Invoice, Zoho Mail, Zoho Meeting, Zoho People

Zoho Projects offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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