[Early Access - Updated to LIVE] Introducing the Canvas Design Studio.

[Early Access - Updated to LIVE] Introducing the Canvas Design Studio.

Greetings Customers!
 
Before we kick back and enjoy the holidays, we'd like to make a post about our next big thing. In January 2021, Zoho CRM will be launching its magnum opus for delivering world-class user experience - here's a sneak peek of what's coming.
 
Are you ready to transform the way Zoho CRM looks? Do you want to breathe new life into your CRM user interface?
 
Presenting Canvas for Zoho CRM, where data meets design.

Here's an overview video:



What is Canvas?

Canvas is a design garage built into Zoho CRM, where customers can reimagine the user interface of their Zoho CRM on a blank canvas.

Previously, Canvas enabled users to customise only the list view of various modules in Zoho CRM, which is already available in your CRM right now. Canvas for list view was the starting point for our quest to create a highly customisable CRM, and with the upcoming update, we'll be reaching new feat.
 
And with the next update, we're bringing Canvas customisation for the detail view of records as well. Using the new Canvas builder, you can give your Zoho CRM a complete redesign, to ensure that your needs and preferences are met.
 
Design is subjective and therefore, Canvas will empower you with a wide range of formatting options, to create a masterpiece that feels like your down to the last detail. There is a powerful editor in here, where so much is possible.
 
Here's an example of a standard contact page reimagined with the new Canvas builder.


Here are some sample screens!





Impressive, right? Oh, we're just getting started. We'll save the surprises for another day.

How does Canvas help? 

Canvas enables customers to build a CRM that they prefer, period. One of the biggest challenges that businesses are tackling right now, is enforcing CRM adoption, and much of it has to do with the complexity of the user interface and the industry verticals. Salespeople have an aversion towards using CRM and tasteless designs are one of the main reasons.

Every CRM software looks the same; rows of data on a white background with one contrasting color at the top and the sides. It's just vanilla. And with Canvas, Zoho CRM is offering all the ingredients to help you find your flavor. 
 

1) For your industry, and you.

Every industry is different, and every business is unique. Every CRM vendors' vertical solutions can never get offer something perfect; it all comes down to individual preferences. Canvas helps you design a version of Zoho CRM that represents your industry and work culture, that meets your standards and requirements. 
 
With Canvas, your CRM will stand out.



2) For a cleaner, usable CRM interface.

Salespeople spend a significant portion of their working hours with Zoho CRM. It only makes sense to give them a CRM that they don't hate to use. With Canvas, you can build a CRM that's pleasant to work with, is easy to navigate, is not overloaded with information, is easy to sort and search, and more. This increases the team's productivity.




Canvas will come pre-loaded with design templates created by our in-house designers to help you work on top of something. If you're not feeling inspired, you can feel free to pick one of our templates and dive right in. You can edit these templates to suit your needs instead of having to build one from scratch.
 
We're also working on additional features to improve the overall Canvas experience such as conditional styling, where views can be loaded dynamically based on a set criteria. You will also copy customisation settings between accounts but without the data, so that your designs can be used by other organisations.
 

Register now for early access! 

Canvas is unique proposition that Zoho CRM has to offer, which none of the competitors have. With Canvas, Zoho CRM will the best customisable CRM in the market. This is the new benchmark for CRM customisation, and we're excited to bring this to you in soon. While we're working on the launch date and options, we want to open Canvas for early access to customers who are interested in taking it for a test drive.
 
If you're using the Enterprise or Ultimate edition of Zoho CRM, then register your interest in the form below and we'll get back to you after holidays with the early access program.

Note: Canvas is available for CRM Plus and Zoho One users as well. 
 

This January.. 

Canvas is all set to break the stereotypes that surrounds business software, particularly CRM in general. This January, we're going to show the world that aesthetics, colors, and more importantly, personalisation matters in software design. And it's all available in Zoho CRM.

So, don't wait up! Beat the queue and join our early access program to try Canvas.
 
We'd like to take this moment to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Take care.
 
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Have any questions or suggestions? Leave a comment below or email pilot@zohocrm.com, and we'll write back to you.
 
Best regards,
Zoho CRM team.

Update:

Registrations are closed for the Canvas Early Access Program.

Final Update: Canvas for Zoho CRM is LIVE!

Dear customers, we're happy to announce that Canvas for Zoho CRM is now LIVE. Canvas is available in all paid editions, right from the Standard edition to the Ultimate edition. That's right! Canvas is available in your account right now.

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