Over 500 Dubai businesses benefit from Dubai Economy and Zoho partnership

Dubai, December 6, 2020: The Business Registration & Licensing (BRL) sector of Dubai Economy announced that more than 500 businesses in Dubai have benefited from its partnership programme with Zoho, as registered companies can now run their sales, support, finance, IT, and other business functions using the Zoho One suite of apps.

Dubai Economy and Zoho signed an MoU in October 2020 to make enterprise-level technology available and affordable for all businesses in the Emirate to support them in their digital transformation journey. With this agreement, local businesses registered with Dubai Economy can gain one-year free access to Zoho One, a unified cloud-based suite of over 45 applications, which seamlessly connects the diverse functions of a business.

“We are happy to see businesses in Dubai adopting the technology offered by Zoho to digitise their business operations. We see this as a positive step towards creating competitive knowledge economy in Dubai. By lowering the entry-barrier businesses face when adopting technology, we help in creating an ecosystem that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in the country,” said Omar Al Mehairi, Director of Development and Follow-up Division in the BRL sector of Dubai Economy.

“Regional empowerment and holistic prosperity are at the heart of everything we do,” said Hyther Nizam, President for MEA at Zoho Corporation. “We strive to grow with the community, by enabling local enterprises to achieve business success, leadership, and global outreach with increased access to cloud technologies. Our alliance with Dubai Economy is in the same spirit. It’s heartening to know we are helping businesses digitise their operations to effectively engage with their clients and run both their front-office and back-office operations irrespective of where they are. Our conviction that local community upliftment is the way forward has been strengthened this year, and we hope to actively contribute to UAE’s technology advancement initiatives.”

Zoho, a global technology company offering the most extensive suite of business software applications in the industry, is currently exhibiting in GITEX Technology Week at stand H7-B22.

In March 2020, Zoho moved its MEA headquarters to a bigger office in Dubai Internet City. The new office has provisions for hosting workshops and community meet-ups for customers and partners, while accommodating a larger team for sales and support.

Zoho One is an all-in-one solution, which is customisable, extendable and integratable, making it the ‘Operating System for Business’. It can be customised with powerful service options and grows to fit each business’ needs and goals, leading to a shorter time-to-value and overall success.

Zoho One’s highlights include: Customer Experience; Finance and Accounting; Productivity and Collaboration; HR Management; Custom Solutions; and Business Intelligence and AI. To avail of the offer, which is valid for new Zoho customers, please visit http://www.zoho.com/ded and use the promo code DED2020.


About Dubai Economy

Dubai Economy (Department of Economic Development – Government of Dubai) is the government body entrusted to set and drive the economic agenda of the emirate of Dubai, UAE. Dubai Economy supports the structural transformation of Dubai into a diversified, innovative service-based economy that aims to improve the business environment and accelerate productivity growth. Dubai Economy and its agencies develop economic plans and policies, identify and support the growth of strategic sectors, and provide services to domestic and international investors and businesses.

About Zoho

With 45+ apps in nearly every major business category, including sales, marketing, customer support, accounting and back office operations, and an array of productivity and collaboration tools, Zoho Corporation is one of the world’s most prolific software companies. Zoho is privately held and profitable with more than 9,000 employees. Zoho is headquartered in Austin, Texas with international headquarters in Chennai, India. Additional offices are in the United States, India, Japan, China, Singapore, Mexico, Australia, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates. Zoho respects user privacy and does not have an ad-revenue model in any part of its business, including its free products. More than 50 million users around the world, across hundreds of thousands of companies, rely on Zoho every day to run their businesses, including Zoho itself. For more information, please visit http://www.zoho.com.