Zoho integrates ChatGPT with Zia and strengthens Generative AI Capabilities

Ramprakash Ramamoorthy, Head of Labs and AI Research for Zoho

Zoho Corporation, a leading global technology company, yesterday announced execution plans and ongoing investment in AI, beginning with the launch of 10 generative AI Zoho application extensions and integrations, powered by ChatGPT. Zoho’s developing AI strategy includes platform expansion and its innovation roadmap with a focus on delivering superior customer experience and value while ensuring the highest level of customer privacy and security.

For over a decade, Zoho has been executing and implementing AI (Zia) across its product portfolio, developing in-house technology running on the company’s private cloud.

“The fusion of ChatGPT’s generative AI with our homegrown AI features will provide users with a more intuitive, efficient, and secure experience, reflecting Zoho’s deep R&D-first culture,” said Ramprakash Ramamoorthy, Head of Labs and AI Research for Zoho. “As a technology partner, Zoho’s customers continue to rely on us for keeping them ahead of the curve while retaining core tenets like privacy and value, which they have come to respect. We will continue to deliver on this promise without compromise.

The following are the three core tenets of Zoho’s AI strategy:

  • Customer Experience: Zoho’s AI solutions deliver the context, intelligence, and efficiency necessary to produce exemplary experience. Zia is woven into the fabric of each step, be it enhancing customer records, producing documents, providing insights into processes or proactively forecasting, and preparing for user issues that might arise.
  • Customer Privacy: Zoho builds its AI in-house, resulting in optimal privacy protection that  effortlessly unifies with users’ greater technology ecosystems. Tools powered by Zoho’s AI extensions deliver intelligence without compromising customer data or sending information to an unverified third party. Examples include handwriting detection, phishing protection, communication translation, and more.
  • Customer Value: Zoho delivers multifaceted value in the form of customer productivity, ease of use, cost, relevant KPIs, and making AI widely available to a broad set of people. Any piece of technology that saves customers time will become a priority for Zoho, and AI is no exception.

AI Roadmap and Vision

In the short term, Zoho will facilitate Zia’s integration with third-party intelligence, as we’ve done with ChatGPT, bringing the newest technology into the company’s broad portfolio of business solutions. As Zoho progresses, the company intends to take generative AI technology in-house, ensuring its 90 million global users benefit from intelligent experiences as well as Zoho’s leading value and privacy standards. In addition, Zoho is currently developing proprietary Learning Language Models (LLMs) capable of conversing, summarizing, paraphrasing, and adapting to new tasks with zero-shot learning techniques, empowering seamless AI-driven communication and knowledge discovery like never before.

Generative AI in Zoho Applications

Available in its marketplace, Zoho’s new generative AI extensions, powered by ChatGPT, complement the broad portfolio of AI technology Zoho already supports. This new technology has been contextually integrated into Zoho’s applications and can be leveraged right away by users of all stripes. Here’s what ChatGPT is facilitating right now:

Zoho CRM with Generative AI

  • Extract and summarize key information from customer records
  • Offer predictive analysis on deals in progress
  • Create personalized emails and custom templates from scratch
  • Check content for grammatical errors

Zoho Desk with Generative AI

  • Automatically summarize incoming and outgoing tickets
  • Analyze mood of customer based on tone of request
  • Generate automatic replies from knowledge base articles
  • If not enough KB pieces available, track down publicly available information for solutions

Zoho Writer with Generative AI

  • Suggest headlines, titles, and better word replacements
  • Fix punctuation and shorten content, when necessary
  • Ask questions within Writer and integrate answers into document

Zoho Cliq with Generative AI

  • Maintain anytime access to ChatGPT from within messages
  • Paraphrase incoming messages for faster responses and analysis
  • Transform message threads into shareable outlines
  • Shorten or summarize responses to clarify communication

Zoho Social with Generative AI

  • Aid in producing diverse and engaging content for posts from trending topics
  • Iterate on style of post to identify the best way to present information
  • Suggest relevant supporting content and images to be sourced from media libraries or uniquely generated
  • Optimize existing posts by adding hashtags, removing superfluous words and implementing SEO best practices

Zoho Assist with Generative AI

  • Generate shareable summaries from sessions, events, chats, and audio calls, including accompanying statistics
  • Enhance customer service with automatic chat suggestions for technicians and representatives
  • Modify existing text by rephrasing, translating, or reformatting

Zoho LandingPage with Generative AI

  • Develop complete, functional, product-specific landing pages from a single request, including  supporting high quality images
  • Build and incorporate forms to collect information and improve conversion rate
  • Personalize landing page content or call-to-action via guided suggestions tailored to specific audience segments, then automatically optimize for SEO
  • Extract content from existing landing pages and reconfigure into the new template, simplifying migration

Zoho SalesIQ with Generative AI

  • Transcribe and summarize conversations
  • Automatically tag transcripts to enhance searchability and shareability
  • Message Review
  • ChatGPT Block in Zobot

Zoho Notebook with Generative AI

  • Illustrate a custom image on-the-fly, based on any suggestion, to be used as a cover in Notebook
  • Organize notes via automatic tagging and summarizing, or turn them into checklists
  • Alongside Zoho Blue Pencil, receive grammar, spelling, and word choice suggestions to enhance writing on-the-fly

Zoho DataPrep with Generative AI

  • Find external datasets
  • Transform by Example
  • Formula suggester

Availability and Pricing

Zia is available by default in Zoho’s applications, while ChatGPT-powered integrations are available in Zoho’s Marketplace. Customers choosing to enable generative AI capabilities within Zoho’s applications may do so using their existing OpenAI account API key. Based on the number of APIs used, customers will be billed directly by OpenAI. Zoho will maintain a steady rhythm announcing new generative AI extensions and integrations to its portfolio.

Zoho Privacy Pledge

Zoho respects user privacy and does not have an ad-revenue model in any part of its business, including its free products. The company owns and operates its data centers, ensuring complete oversight of customer data, privacy, and security. More than 90 million users around the world, across hundreds of thousands of companies, rely on Zoho everyday to run their businesses, including Zoho itself.

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