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What Is Zoho Sprints?

Zoho Sprints is a free online agile project management tool for Scrum teams. Add user stories to your backlog, estimate and prioritize work items, stay on track with personalized scrum boards and swimlanes, get actionable insights from velocity, burn up and burn down charts, collaborate with your team on a social feed, and schedule your review and retrospective meetings from one place.

Who Uses Zoho Sprints?

It is used by teams of all sizes, to plan and track projects the agile way. It is suitable for anyone who wants to work in iterative cycles, particularly software development teams.

Where can Zoho Sprints be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premises

About the vendor

  • Zoho
  • Founded in 1996

Zoho Sprints support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others

Languages

Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English and 11 others

Zoho Sprints pricing

Starting Price:

USD 1.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Zoho Sprints has a free version and offers a free trial. Zoho Sprints paid version starts at USD 1.00/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Zoho
  • Founded in 1996

Zoho Sprints support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others

Languages

Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English and 11 others

Zoho Sprints videos and images

Zoho Sprints Software - Effective sprint planning with Backlog
Zoho Sprints Software - Organize work items effortlessly with Epics
Zoho Sprints Software - Track work item progress with Board
Zoho Sprints Software - Log hours and track time efficiently with Timesheets
Zoho Sprints Software - Derive insights into your projects with Reports
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Zoho Sprints video
Zoho Sprints Software - Effective sprint planning with Backlog
Zoho Sprints Software - Organize work items effortlessly with Epics
Zoho Sprints Software - Track work item progress with Board
Zoho Sprints Software - Log hours and track time efficiently with Timesheets
Zoho Sprints Software - Derive insights into your projects with Reports

Features of Zoho Sprints

  • @mentions
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Backlog Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Content Management
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Email Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Guest Access
  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Notes Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Presentation Tools
  • Prioritization
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Release Planning
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Sprint Planning
  • Status Tracking
  • Sub-Task Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Editing
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Template Management
  • Ticket Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Visualization
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of Zoho Sprints

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Adarsh
Adarsh
Founder & CEO in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

The Best Agile Project Management Solution ever built!

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: We have been using Zoho Projects and to our development model, this was a better choice. We switched to Sprints and We love it more than ever. This product has increased the entire team's productivity by a very large extent.

Pros:

Amazingly user-friendly and fast. Very fast updates and new features. Ideal for startups who work from simplest software applications to most complex one's. Amazing customization options, beautifly laid out with neat UI. Quick support and perfect resolution to queries.

Cons:

Nothing Specific but we are looking forward to get some friendly features like Cumulative timesheets across the project for a user. Its very annoying to calculate every user's individual project's timesheet to know a month's performance.

Alternatives Considered: Jira and Trello

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Sprints: Zoho Projects is meant for Waterfall model of software development. We are now into agile model hence we made the switch.

Switched From: Zoho Projects

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Sprints: This was value for money, easy to configure and get it running and was offering lot more features in a bundle ideal for our requirement.

Sean
Sean
API Integrations Engineer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Zoho Sprints is Manageable and Customizable

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: We decided to use Scrum methodology. Zoho Sprints was able to handle backlog and bug log the way we have been using it. It was available and it worked without a huge learning curve for a short deadline.

Pros:

I like the customization of features, especially creating card templates and statuses. Custom templates comes in handy when we are importing from another platform like Trello and we want to use the same format. I also like the integration between other platforms including Zoho Projects for Gantt charts. I like that we can add a custom 'Status Type'. I used this feature to add a 'Review' status for code review. I also like the integration with Zoho Projects and Trello. I also liked how I can simply reorder users stories or work items, from sprints or backlog, into different Epics.

Cons:

I found Epics to be a little confusing. I am curious as to why this is a premium feature. It appears there are many other features I would consider premium. Some of the dashboard items were hard to setup to be useful.

Alternatives Considered: Zoho Projects , Trello and Microsoft Teams

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Sprints: Most of the features were free and the rest was included with the trial. We used Zoho for other business processes and decided to give it a try.

Switched From: Trello

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Sprints: Price and availability. Messages and alerts were in Zoho.

Jared
LMS Administration Supervisor in US
Professional Training & Coaching, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Zoho Sprints

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Pros:

I liked the ability to organize work in a different way, easy to use interface, easy integrations, drag and drop

Cons:

I wish there was more out of the box automation kind of like Desk

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

User Experience is more than slapping together hodge-podge of few screens!! Zoho Sprints FAILS!!!

1.0 5 years ago

Comments: TWO THUMBS DOWN!! Who is such an idiot that came up with a concept of a "Global View" concept - an Icon that you have to click simply to access your completed sprints/workitems - that too ungrouped dumped in front of you??? Honestly, Zoho - being such a large corporation, I put so much value into your brand when I picked your Sprints. Your CEO should read and try creating and managing one project himself/herself - NOT WATCH A DEMO as a passive audience member - I would be curious to see how many in the senior leadership of this product called Zoho Sprints remain in their job at end of that experience of creating and managing a single project with multiple sprints! How hard can be creation of a user interface that guides user through... - Creation and management of EPICs, associate work items and sprints, and print meaningful reports for a given EPIC?
- Listing all sprints together - and marking completed/canceled/upcoming/active sprints as such? And allow user to click through and access all of the details of that selected sprint? And allow user to generate a meaningful summary and detailed reports for that sprint?
- Allowing you to generate a project-level report that includes all Epics, Sprints, Work Items reflected in there at summary or detailed level based on who the user is.
Also, I don't think permissions work correctly: I have someone in my team as "Manager" but he can't see any of the completed items in the "Global View", but I can as an Admin??????

Pros:

Positive First impression is the only positive note I can make on this software. During my free trial, I got carried away with pretty look of this application and charts/dashboards etc., and signed up for a year long Professional contract. BIG MISTAKE!

Cons:

These developers are like a fresh kids out of some d-School, who have no clue that people need to be able to access their data efficiently at a later point after data was entered into this thing that leads it to ABYSS of no-where land! There are plenty of pretty looking charts that DO NOT ALLOW click-throughs for further details. AND Literally, there are no printable reports in the system - a chart is not a report! And exported Excel spreadsheet with hodge-podge of my data slapped together is not a report either, my friend! There is literally NO CONSISTENT WAY of creating/accessing your Sprints.

Zoho Response

5 years ago

We’re really sorry to see that our product did not meet your expectations. This is certainly not a situation we want to see our customers in. Thank you for sharing what you went through in great detail. We read your feedback carefully and feel we can address them. Let us take them one by one. 1. Purpose of Global View All the info we show in the beginning is just a starting point. You can filter, search, and sort within this to drill down to the information you want. The enterprise plan also has a custom-view-tab where you can customise based on one or more criteria. You can then save these custom views you created for quick access later. 2. User interface that guides through Epics module There is indeed such an interface. Through six different steps, it takes you through all you can do with epics. And it fires up just after you create your first epic. If this is disabled, you can view it any time by clicking the ‘help tour’ icon at the bottom right bar. The same option is available not just in this module but across the product. 3. List all sprints We are working on making the sprint counters in the dashboard clickable, which would let you view this. An update we are planning for the custom view should show you the same info here also. 4. Detailed reports Please check if you’ve seen all these reports. In the reports module, burn up and burn down are shown by default for sprints. However, this can be changed to show the same info for epics. Additionally, we also have an epic progress report. You can view a sprint level dashboard, by clicking the ‘view details’ button next to the sprint name on the board module. Custom sprint-wise reports and dashboards are ‘work in progress’ and we can let you know as soon as they are ready. All our existing reports are, and future reports will be, printable. 5. Project level report of all sub-items As mentioned in point 1, you can drill down to this by filtering from the global view. And you need not do this everytime - you can save this view to get to it quickly. 6. Manager not able to see all info in global view The manager is probably looking under the ‘My View' tab in the default view. The purpose of this view is to see just his or her own items. The manager can see all items in all the sprints he or she is part of by choosing the appropriate criteria in the custom view. 7. Click through reports We do provide click throughs wherever applicable. However, some reports aggregate info from several views, so we cannot provide a click through here. In reports that show past activity, again, we cannot provide click throughs as the underlying data may have changed over time. If you feel we have missed a clickthrough where it is possible, do let us know the specific case and we will add it ASAP. I would like to share that the team that built this product also built Zoho Projects, a project management platform that has been around for over 10 years. They have spent these years developing domain expertise, honing the product and improving everything that adds to the customer experience. So it follows that the experience you had is something we are determined to change. We would like to speak with you on a call to learn more from you, walk you through these features and do our best to meet your needs. Please get in touch with us by mailing to [email protected].

Soumil
CTO in India
Information Technology & Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Best And Cost Effective

5.0 3 months ago

Pros:

Overall UI/UX and the feature set does all for your requirements as a startup. It helps manages all the task and project planning is done in ease

Cons:

No dark version in the mobile app is the only thing we would want as developers.