Developing Custom Enterprise Applications Using Zoho Creator

Posted By : Anirudh Bhardwaj | June 1, 2021

Custom application development is a complex and time-consuming process that requires strenuous efforts from developers, UI/UX designers, and QA engineers. Nevertheless, most enterprises expect swift and rapid development of their product to stay competitive in the market. At the same time, it is essential to run continuous enhancements to keep pace with the latest technological advances. Zoho Creator is a standalone software development platform that lets you build custom applications for web and mobile platforms. It is an intuitive application builder that accelerates the development processes through its user-centric, low code interface. 

At Oodles ERP, we use Zoho Creator to build custom enterprise applications with a focus on delivering high-quality software products for varying business needs. As registered Zoho Creator partners, we render complete technical support and assistance to build feature-rich business applications while offering faster time-to-market. 

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Here, we’ll explore the key features of the Zoho Creator platform that make it an ideal choice for custom application development. Subsequently, we’ll analyze the benefits of Zoho Creator development services for small-to-medium enterprises.


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What Is Zoho Creator?

As already mentioned above, Zoho Creator is a low-code software development platform that empowers developers and business users to build custom applications. The platform provides a simple and straightforward approach to building high-performance web and mobile apps to address diverse business needs. With its intuitive, low-code interface and drag-and-drop builder, developing custom applications becomes increasingly simple and faster than ever before. Moreover, it doesn’t require advanced programming skills and technical knowledge to get off the ground with Zoho Creator. All business users with a basic understanding of programming concepts can try their hands at this tool. Let’s move ahead and discover the key features and benefits of Zoho Creator development services


Key Features of Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator development services offer a broad spectrum of benefits to business users, enabling them to develop high-quality web and mobile applications. More importantly, it accelerates the software development lifecycle, reduces time-to-market, and brings significant cost savings. Below are the key features of Zoho Creator followed by the benefits of Zoho Creator development services. 


Also, Read Oodles ERP Partners With Zoho To Deliver Next-gen Enterprise Software Solutions


Graphical Interface Layer

Zoho Creator provides a responsive graphical interface that enables business users to build tables and forms in a few clicks and keystrokes. All you need to do is select a component from the menu, drag and drop it to the form. Besides, you get many options in the form of radio buttons, lookup fields, dropdowns, checkboxes to use different fields and components for creating databases. More importantly, doing all this requires minimal programming skills and technical expertise. 


Drag-and-Drop Builder

You get an intuitive interface with a drag-and-drop builder that lets you build custom applications by simply moving different virtual elements. At the same time, developers can use this tool to build custom databases and simultaneously put them into production. Despite the low-code interface, the applications built using Zoho Creator are faster, responsive, agile, and easy to scale. That being said, the applications can automatically scale as per the dynamically changing business needs. 


Built-in App Templates

The Creator platform provides a series of built-in app templates as well as ready-to-install business applications, to begin with. Users can either choose to build an application from scratch or use these built-in templates and customize them as per their needs. Either way, Zoho Creator offers high-speed development owing to its low-code interface and faster code execution. 


REST API Support

Zoho Creator development services also render REST API support to provide easy data sharing, synchronization, and accessibility. With the virtue of representational state transfer (REST) and remote procedure call (RPC), it allows third-party applications to access data from apps built using Zoho Creator. As a result, it reduces development effort, yields faster time-to-market and brings significant cost savings. 


Reporting and Analytics

Zoho Creator offers advanced analytics features, enabling users to import or synchronize their app data into Zoho Analytics to analyze it and create insightful reports. It supports different types of reports including summary charts, calendar reports, list reports, pivot tables, and more.  Besides, it generates insightful reports in all popular formats including .xls, pdf, spreadsheets, and Google docs. 


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Closing Remarks

Taking into account the aforementioned features, it is not difficult to comprehend the many benefits of Zoho Creator development services. In addition to providing a simplified development process and faster time-to-market, it offers vast integration support for a wide range of proprietary Zoho modules and services. For instance, Zoho Creator seamlessly integrates with popular applications like Zoho CRM development, Zoho Reports, Zoho Calendar, Zoho Invoice, Zoho Books, and more. Besides, it lets you make continuous enhancements in business applications and run crucial performance upgrades. As a result, it significantly improves the quality of the product and maintains consistent performance through easy upgrades and enhancements. 


Although developing an application using Zoho Creator could be easy, you might face difficulties at several stages of development. In some cases, users end up making a poorly customized software product that renders a bad user experience. It is, therefore, advisable to seek assistance from experienced developers to get off on the right foot. Alternatively, you can outsource a trusted Zoho Creator development company to cut the cord and get the best quality product developed for your business. 


Why Choose Oodles ERP For Zoho Creator Development Services?

We are a seasoned ERP development company that specializes in building custom enterprise solutions for cross-industry business use cases. Our development team is skilled at using Zoho CRM as well as open-source platforms like Odoo, OFBiz, and ERPNext to build high-performance business applications. Being Zoho Creator partners, we help you edge ahead of your competitors by delivering feature-rich software products at cost-effective rates. We have a proven track record in custom ERP application development with 100+ satisfied customers worldwide. To learn more about our Zoho Creator development services, visit our website or write to us at [email protected].

About Author

Anirudh Bhardwaj

He is a technology enthusiast with 3+ years of experience in producing insightful content on projects related to next-gen technologies like AI, Blockchain, ERP, OTT, Cloud, Big Data, AR/VR, IoT, and more.

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