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Zoho announces fixed local pricing to ease fluctuations on Kenyan businesses

The move aims to significantly reduce barriers to entry for SMEs who are considering multiple solutions from different global vendors

In Summary
  • This move comes in a bid to combat Coronavirus which has brought several businesses and sectors on its knees and as part of the firm’s global survive-and-serve strategy.
  • Zoho, through the small business emergency subscription assistance program, is also offering its existing, qualifying small business customers a three-month waiver on their subscription fees.
Zoho Africa Country Manager, Andrew Bourne
Zoho Africa Country Manager, Andrew Bourne
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Global technology company, Zoho Corporation, has availed more than 45 business software applications at a fixed price  to reduce the impact of currency fluctuations amid covid-19.

“Zoho seeks to provide its world-class software solutions at a fair price, protected from exchange rate fluctuations,” said Andrew Bourne ,Country Manager Zoho Africa.

This move comes in a bid to combat Coronavirus which has brought several businesses and sectors on its knees and as part of the firm’s global survive-and-serve strategy.

It aims to significantly reduce barriers to entry for SMEs who are considering multiple solutions from different global vendors. 

“Serving our local communities and businesses is a key focus for Zoho, and we recognize that the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic is forcing businesses to adopt digitization much faster than they might otherwise have.” Bourne added.

Zoho, through the small business emergency subscription assistance program, is also offering its existing, qualifying small business customers a three-month waiver on their subscription fees.

A number of additional initiatives and resources have been launched for businesses to help them weather the Covid-19 crisis including a remote working toolkit, which is freely available to all businesses until July 1, 2020. 

Zoho has plans for long-term growth and expansion in Africa, having seen 35 per cent growth in the region in 2019-2020.

The company is compliant with both GDPR and EU-US privacy shield framework, and seeks to constantly exceed industry-specific compliance standards.

Zoho currently hosts data in 10 data centers across the globe, with plans to open more to meet data protection regulations in different countries.