AdventNet/Zoho to Deliver its Web-Based CRM and Productivity 2.0 Suite of Applications for New WebEx Connect

Software-as-a-Service Platform Unifies On-Premises and On-Demand Solutions to Create Intelligent “Mashup” Applications for Knowledge Workers

PLEASANTON and SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 26, 2006—AdventNet Inc. creators of ZOHOTM and WebEx (Nasdaq: WEBX), the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for collaborative business on the web, today announced that Zoho’s web-based CRM and office productivity tools will be available via the new WebEx Connect application grid. Zoho CRM is a complete relationship lifecycle management solution delivered as a service, while Zoho Writer, Sheet and Show each provide full-featured “office in a browser” functionality.

Zoho CRM combines the best of sales and marketing features at a fraction of the cost of alternatives. By integrating sales force automation with lead generation and campaign management combined with help desk, customer service and order tracking, small and medium-sized businesses can manage the entire customer lifecycle from any browser without the hassle and cost of traditional premise-based software applications. With the new WebEx Connect integration, Zoho CRM users can now instantly schedule or launch WebEx meetings directly from Zoho CRM.

Zoho Writer, Sheet and Show individually deliver web-based full-featured document, spreadsheet and presentation creation with the added dimensions of online collaboration and all the benefits of the latest Web 2.0 technologies such as AJAX. These include: instant document publishing and sharing; embedding other data sources such as video feeds into documents and productivity enhancing rolldown/rollover menus.

“Integration with WebEx provides our joint customers with a seamless solution for online collaboration. WebEx Connect is a great vehicle for simplifying the whole business of launching and managing the key applications to run your business” said Sridhar Vembu, CEO.

Zoho’s web-based CRM and office productivity tools are some of the many applications users will be able to access through their personal WebEx Connect workspace and the WebEx Connect grid of partner applications. WebEx Connect is the first application platform specifically designed for on-demand collaboration and third party application integration. A unique composite collaboration and application platform, WebEx Connect will allow users to integrate data from multiple applications and create a collaborative workspace custom designed for their particular workflow and business process. By leveraging open Web 2.0 protocols and collaborative WebEx connector APIs, WebEx Connect will make it easy for developers to adapt on-demand, desktop and enterprise applications to the platform or create new composite applications.

“Zoho CRM and Zoho’s office tools are an excellent addition to WebEx Connect and we are delighted that Zoho has joined WebEx Connect grid,” said Subrah Iyar, chairman and CEO, WebEx.

About AdventNet
Founded in 1996, AdventNet delivers cost effective software solutions that meet the technical and implementation challenges of over 10,000 customers and partners worldwide. Its product portfolio is divided into five core areas and brands: Network & Systems Management (ManageEngineTM); Security (SecureCentralTM); Web-based Collaboration, CRM and Office Productivity (Zoho); Database Search and Migration (SQLOne); and Test Automation tools (QEngine).

AdventNet and its global network of partners provides solutions to multiple market segments including OEM’s, global enterprises, government, education, small and medium-sized businesses and to a growing base of management service providers.,,

About WebEx Communications
WebEx Communications, Inc., is the global leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for collaborative business on the web. WebEx applications combine both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration capabilities and allow businesses to leverage the web as an efficient channel for interaction with customers, partners and co-workers. These software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications enhance high-touch business processes, such as sales and training, with efficient web-touch interactions. WebEx delivers its range of applications over the WebEx MediaTone Network, a global network and platform specifically designed for secure delivery of on-demand applications. WebEx is based in Santa Clara, California and has regional headquarters in Europe, Asia and Australia. Please call toll free 877-509-3239 or visit for more information.

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