Zoho Adds Single Sign On Across Online Suite

We’ve been tracking the progress of Zoho’s online office suite for since its launch last year.

The Zoho development team regularly releases new feature and tweaks (one or two per month on average) instead of the occasional monster update. We like that, but we don’t cover every update here on TechCrunch. If you’re interested in up to date information on what they are up to, we recommend subscribing to the Zoho blog.

One problem with the constant flow of updates is that the Zoho suite, which includes 10+ products, required a different sign on for each service. This was a problem because many of the services were already integrated. For example, you can embed a Zoho Sheet spreadsheet into a Zoho Writer document, and the spreadsheet will auto update in the Writer document whenever it was updated in Zoho Sheet. Great feature, but the fact that Zoho Writer and Zoho Sheet required different sign ons reduced the value of the feature.

That changed today when Zoho released a single sign on for six of their core services – Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet, Zoho Show, Zoho Planner, Zoho Creator and Zoho Chat. There are some issues with sorting out unique user names, though. Details on the Zoho blog.

This isn’t a particularly exciting update, but it goes a long way towards making the Zoho Suite more usable.

Previous TechCrunch coverage on Zoho is here.