Zoho People

Zoho People is a complete cloud-based HR management solution by Zoho Corporation and is the flagship product of the People Plus application bundle. We like People…sort of.

  1. Zoho People pricing
  2. Zoho People features
  3. Zoho People integrations
  4. Is Zoho People worth it?
  5. Zoho People FAQ

People earns an overall rating of C. It's fun to play around with and has lots of potential, but comes with a few downsides.


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Zoho People Pricing

Zoho People provides good value for money when compared to competing HR software. HR departments get a lot of bang for not very many bucks.



  • Up to 5 users on free plan
  • Employee files
  • Integrated e-signing
  • ZIA artificial intelligence
  • Employee database
  • Custom time off policies
  • Holiday tracking
  • Webhooks
  • Leave management

Essential HR


  • Per user
  • Zoho Vault integration
  • New hire onboarding
  • Workflow checklists
  • Workflow tasks
  • Template configuration
  • Custom functions
  • Connections



  • Per user
  • Attendance tracking
  • Facial recognition
  • Biometric integration
  • Time tracker
  • Timesheet scheduling
  • Billing integration
  • Invoicing integration



  • Per user
  • 360 feedback
  • Performance appraisals
  • Self-appraisals
  • Multi-rater feedback
  • Zoho Analytics integration
  • Skillsets
  • Goals



  • Per user
  • Personal file uploads
  • Multi-entity management
  • Zoho Sign templates
  • Bradford score
  • Blended learning
  • Learning management
  • Discussion forums
  • Trainer access
  • Assessments
  • Case categories

Zoho People Features

Zoho People has tons of functionality and can be quite useful for those willing to put in the time required to learn all of People’s quirks and idiosyncrasies.

Zoho People features and benefits:

  • Solid payroll solution
  • Fast response time
  • Talent management
  • Employee onboarding
  • Manage employee experiences
  • Employee data management
  • Employee selfservice
  • Tracking time
  • Low starting price
  • Learning management system
  • Integration with other Zoho software
  • Timeoff management

….and more!

Zoho People’s glut of features is both a blessing and a curse: without a guided onboarding, it can take a little while to fully understand. However, the time spent learning and implementing People can pay off once you’ve mastered all its nuances.

Zoho People Integrations

People integrates with other Zoho apps, which is nice if you’re tied into the Zoho ecosystem. For example, if your company has implemented Zoho One, People makes a lot more sense than if you are viewing it as a standalone HR solution.

Zoho product integrations include:

Is Zoho People Worth It?

The downside of all People’s functionality is that the software can feel quite bloated and overwhelming.

Implementing features as they are needed for your organization is usually the best way to learn new software, as it is fed to you in manageable, bite-size chunks.

But People takes the opposite approach, dumping everything on your plate at once though lots of default forms and automations, forcing admins to struggle to understand how everything connects together. This is made worse by the often half-baked, lackluster implementation of a lot of these features, leading to a sometimes frustrating user experience.

Don’t get us wrong: People is a robust human resource management software. It’s just a bit extra where it doesn’t need to be.

If you’re using a different human resources software and you’re happy with it, we might not recommend switching to People.

If you’re already a Zoho or Zoho One organization, reasons for switching start to add up.

At People’s low pricepoint, it’s hard to go wrong. Unless you get bogged down in its complexity.

If that happens, contact us for some Zoho consulting help and we’ll get you straightened out.


Zoho People is free for up to five users—with limited functionality. To get the full power of an HR operations management suite, you’ll want to upgrade to one of the paid plans.

Zoho People is an HR management solution by Zoho Corporation. Though it does not include HR payroll functionality, it integrates well with Zoho Payroll.

Zoho People is a good core HR solution in that it can do everything you could possibly need it to do. 

Its downside is its unnecessary complexity. If you can get over that, you’re golden.

People is an HR software that lets you manage employee experiences, conduct time sheet tracking and performance management, do attendance tracking, and all the other functionalities you’ve come to expect from a human resources information system (HRIS software). 

Zoho’s entire software suite, including People, is built with the company’s Deluge programming language. Deluge has a very elegant syntax and it enables integration across different Zoho apps.

Absolutely. If you don’t feel confident after taking our Zoho People training courses, one of our certified consultants can provide onsite training and implementation.

Zoho users find that some aspects of Zoho are easier than others. That’s why we offer Zoho training and education for those facets that may not be the easiest to grasp.

Yes, we have created extensive training and education for most Zoho applications. Visit our Zoho training page to learn more

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