Zoho partners with TAQADAM to empower startups

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Zoho Corporation has entered into a strategic partnership with TAQADAM, a leading Saudi Arabian startup accelerator founded by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in collaboration with Saudi British Bank (SABB).Through this partnership, startups associated with TAQADAM can avail cost-effective access to Zoho’s enterprise technology.

Zoho’s enterprise offering includes 50+ cloud-based web and mobile applications that cater to every business need such as sales, marketing, finance (Zoho’s accounting software, Books is VAT-compliant and GAZT-approved), employee collaboration and HR. Apart from this, eligible Saudi startups can also opt for Zoho One, an all-in-one suite of Zoho apps that work collectively to run an entire business in the cloud from a single console. Early-stage and growth-stage startups often miss out on essential enterprise tools because of cost and accessibility barriers. This partnership aims to eliminate such roadblocks and help founders leverage digital technology to improve operational agility and effectively scale their businesses.

“By embracing digital technology and investing in the right array of tools, startups can streamline and automate the management of complex business processes. Running a cloud-based operating model also builds flexibility and resilience into the system, and founders do not have to worry about business interruption risks during emergencies like the pandemic. They can instead focus their time and efforts on larger goals such as improving customer outreach and exploring new growth avenues that enable them to compete with established brands. We are excited about partnering with TAQADAM and look forward to assisting the Saudi business community in their digital transformation journey,” said Hyther Nizam, President – MEA, Zoho Corp.

Commenting on the partnership, Abdulrahman AlJiffry, TAQADAM Accelerator Manager, said “We are thrilled to have Zoho tools powering the next generation of TAQADAM founders. It takes a village to build a resourceful business community and Zoho’s drive to support founders demonstrates that spirit in the best way possible.”

Highlights of the partnership:

Wallet Credits: Eligible startups working with TAQADAM will receive free Zoho Wallet credits worth $1800 (SAR 6750), which can be used to purchase and renew any of Zoho’s 50+ business applications, including the Zoho One suite.

Free consultation and technical support: The partnership programme includes cost-free consultation to guide the startups in choosing the right apps for their business as well as complimentary technical support.

Privacy Commitment: Zoho does not allow any third-party trackers to monitor usage behaviour and never sells any data to ad-based companies. Zoho has built its entire technology stack, the company is able to offer the most secure experience to its users without any compromise on data privacy. Users have the assurance that their data is confidential and protected, and only users themselves own the data.

Operating System for Business: All of Zoho’s business applications are built using the same technology stack, enabling contextual integrations, customization, and extensibility. This helps break down departmental silos, enabling a seamless convergence of data between apps across business functions as opposed to multi-vendor integration hassles.

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