Zoho CRM

Updated 1 month ago by Jonas

GETTING STARTED GUIDE: How to set up a new connection? 
ALL FEATURES EXPLAINED: All our features/functionality explained in detail - no app-specifics.

Zoho's CRM takes administration out of your hands, allowing your sales team to stay sharp and focus on their all important targets. Lead generation from existing websites, lead activity tracking, email integration, task management and complete sales cycle views are just some of the features enabling very efficient workflows for teams.

Supported Zoho CRM integrations

Authorizing Zoho CRM

To be able to connect to your Zoho CRM account, we need the following things:

1.Your Zoho CRM login details (email and password).
2. Your Zoho CRM domain. This you can find in your browser and is either 'zoho.com' or 'zoho.eu'

In case you are using 2-factor authentication, please create an Application Specific Password as described here.

If you already authorized Zoho CRM in the past or in any other PieSync integration, you'll be able to skip this step and choose from your CONNECTED ACCOUNTS.

Choose your contact type

Distinguish between Contacts or Leads before proceeding to the configuration page.

Learn more about syncing Leads here.

[IF] Supported Conditions/Filters

 You can choose to have PieSync only sync a subset of these contacts:

  • LEAD SOURCE (Advertisement, Chat, Cold call, Employee referral, ... )
  • HAS (NOT) OPTED OUT FROM EMAILS (so you can gate a sync towards an e-mail marketing tool)
  • a filter on FIELDS, including CUSTOM FIELDS

[THEN] Supported Actions

When you are syncing contacts into Zoho CRM, you can choose to have specific actions take place:

  • OPT IN/OPT OUT FROM EMAILS (to sync back a subscription status from your e-mail marketing platform)
  • update CONTACT FIELDS, including CUSTOM FIELDS
Please note that TAGS are only supported in the paying Zoho CRM plans.

Default Field Mapping

Depending on the other app you're syncing with, you'll see a number of standard Zoho CRM fields being mapped by default. For instance, in a connection with Google Contacts, the default field mapping looks like this:

PieSync syncs the default name field(s) that come with the apps. Sometimes they have a different structure in both apps you connect. E.g. first and last names are separate in app A and joint in a single field in app B. In the background, PieSync joins first and last names together from app A to B and separates them again from app B to A. Our algorithm is smart about which part it updates in app B.

Customizable Field Mapping

You can custom map your Zoho CRM Custom Fields and any additional standard fields that aren't included in the default mapping yet. Bear in mind a mapping between two fields can only exist if the types of fields are compatible, and the particular compatibility will determine the direction of the mapping as well. More information on Customizable Field Mapping here.

Additional Options

Syncing Deletions

Currently, there are no Zoho CRM integrations on the PieSync platform that support our deletions sync.

Syncing Unsubscribes

Currently, there are no Zoho CRM integrations on the PieSync platform that support our unsubscribes sync.

The availability to Sync Unsubscribes/Deletions is app and connection dependent. If the box (screenshots above) is not there to tick, it's simply not possible. We need to be able to detect unsubscribes/deletions on one side and at the same time be able to create add the tag 'PieSync Unsubscribes' or ‘PieSync Trash’ on the other side. More Information on Syncing Unsubscribes here or on Deletions here.


Zoho CRM has "workflows" that can be activated after contact or update is created. A workflow is a process that runs on a single record and can trigger email notifications, tasks and field updates. Enabling the option below will cause the workflows to be triggered. 

Learn more about Zoho Workflows here.

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