SaaS unicorn Zoho has launched Zoho Sprints, an agile project management solution which encourages teams to work iteratively and incrementally, over short periods of time, to quickly release potentially shippable products.
The new product from Zoho 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.
Sridhar Vembu, CEO of Zoho on the launch, stated, “Developing new software is nothing like making trains run on time. 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 teams.”
Zoho Sprints which 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 can support an unlimited number of projects and features.
Zoho Sprints is also included in Zoho One, the company’s all-in-one suite of applications to run an entire business.
A Quick Look At Zoho Sprints
The “Agile Manifesto” puts individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Thus 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.
It allows users to put a plan together with the Backlog where Zoho Sprints users create stories, tasks and bugs, which can be prioritised in to-do lists based on the business value they deliver. Also, the Scrum Board in Zoho Sprints lets teams see how far each work item has progressed. Access to analytics like real-time Velocity Charts, Burn-Down reports, and Cumulative Flow Diagrams helps team to identify bottlenecks and estimate progress. The Sprints Dashboard gives the snapshot of all activity in the project, so the big picture is always in sight.
Additionally, it is easy to share progress, comment on developments and engage with the team from anywhere with the Meetings module. Moreover, all users in Zoho Sprints can log billable and nonbillable hours with Timesheet. Other such agile project management softwares include Atlassian JIRA, SprintGround, Wrike among many others.
With Zoho Sprints, Zoho has added yet another offering to its vast array of products used by more than 30 million users around the world. The launch of Zoho Sprints was preceded by the launch of its enterprise messaging service Cliq last month. Prior to that in July, the SaaS company unveiled Zoho One, an all-in-one suite of applications for businesses across every function and organisational group. In April, Zoho had rolled out its GST-compliant finance suite, Zoho Finance Plus, aimed at helping Indian businesses make a smooth transition to the new GST regime. The launches are a part of the SaaS company’s aim to target a billion paying users in the near future.