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Zoho and MariApps Partner to Bring Human Capital Management to Maritime Sector
[August 23, 2017]

Zoho and MariApps Partner to Bring Human Capital Management to Maritime Sector

Zoho (News - Alert) and MariApps Marine Solutions, a leading provider of digital solutions to the marine industry, announced today that they have partnered to bring human resources automation to the marine sector by integrating Zoho People, an HR management tool by Zoho, with MariApps' PAL ERP solutions. Zoho People will be implemented by the Bernhard Schulte group of companies by MariApps and Zoho jointly.

"Our focus was always to enhance our flagship product PAL ERP, tailored to the marine industry. Zoho People brings its vast experience in HR solutions that will be integrated with our PAL ERP, as we continue to focus on providing a comprehensive solution to the marine industry. We had specific needs from our customers for human capital management modules, and we found Zoho People was the perfect tool for us that could be customized and integrated with PAL ERP," said Sankar Ragavan, CEO MariApps. "I foresee a strong partnership between our organizations, working with several other products Zoho has developed in the areas of customer support, development platform, project planning and digital office, and a bright, mutually beneficial future for both companies."

MariApps customers will now have access to a complete online HR management software, along with the suite of maritime enterprise solutions. The users will be able to manage personnel records, workforce scheduling, training administration, and leave accounting, as well as generate travel requests and more.

"Today, the challenge for the employers is to serve their employees, wherever they are. Employees expect instant personalized service from their employer," said Raja Ramasamy, product manager of Zoho People. "Zoho People will help the marine community to streamline HR service delivery processes, create an HR help desk, equip HR reps with a 360-degree employee view, and even empower employees with a self-service community."

Zoho People will help streamline HR processes for the cruise and shipping industry

Zoho People focuses on creating a better workplace by making the HR department focus on more strategic work rather than administrative tasks. Highlights include:

  • Employeedatabase management to centralize control
  • Performance management to automate reviews
  • Onboarding and exit management to ensure smooth transitions
  • Roster management to mitigate the hassles of shift rotations and notifications
  • Expense management speeding up expense processing

Pricing and Availability

Zoho People will be available immediately to users of PAL ERP. Learn more about the different editions of Zoho People and PAL ERP modules. Zoho People is free for up to five users. Paid (News - Alert) plans begin at $9/month for the Startup Edition, increase to $99/month for the Premium Edition, and $199/month for the fully-featured Enterprise Edition.

For more information on Zoho People, please visit

About Zoho

Zoho is the operating system for business-a single platform with all the applications needed to run a business entirely from the cloud. Businesses can acquire and manage customers using Zoho's marketing, sales and customer support applications like Campaigns, CRM and Desk; empower employees to create, store and distribute content on the cloud with Zoho's productivity and collaboration applications like Office, Mail and Docs. Businesses can run their own operations on Zoho's finance and HR applications like Books, People, and Recruit.

More than 30 million users around the world, across hundreds of thousands of companies, rely on Zoho every day to run their businesses-including Zoho itself. Each business can choose to run the entire Zoho suite or just a single application. Zoho applications are available directly through, or through an ecosystem of hundreds of worldwide Zoho partners.

Zoho is a division of Zoho Corp., a privately held and consistently profitable company with more than 5,000 employees. Zoho is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with international headquarters in Chennai, India, and offices in Austin, Texas; London, U.K.; Yokohama, Japan; and Beijing, China. For more information, please visit

About MariApps

MariApps, a subsidiary of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement is a Singapore based company offering state of the art maritime enterprise solutions for the marine industry. It is a pioneer in web based ship management ERP. The ERP covers all modules like Crewing, Payroll, PMS, Purchase, Accounts, Catering, Voyage, Dry Dock, QDMS, Insurance to name a few. It is a web based system which can operate in all browsers and in all platforms like mobile, tablet and desktop.

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