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The Restructuring of the Activities Module in Zoho CRM: What You Need to Know

In response to the ever-evolving needs of its users and the drive for enhanced efficiency and organization in customer relationship management, Zoho CRM is introducing significant changes to its Activities module. This module has been a cornerstone of CRM operations, facilitating the tracking and management of important customer interactions. However, as Zoho continues to innovate and optimize its services, the Activities module is being restructured to better serve users’ evolving requirements.

In this article, we will delve into the reasons behind this restructuring, the changes that are taking place, and what this means for users of Zoho CRM.

Zoho Activity Module

Why is the Activities Tab Getting Split and Deprecated?

The decision to split and deprecate the Activities tab in Zoho CRM is motivated by several key factors:

  1. User Feedback and Evolution: Zoho CRM continually listens to user feedback and aims to align its offerings with evolving business practices and user needs. Over time, it has become evident that users require more flexibility and efficiency when it comes to handling different types of activities.
  2. Diverse Activity Types: Businesses engage in a variety of activities, including calls, tasks, and events. With the split of the Activities module, users will be able to access these different activity types more conveniently, streamlining their workflow.
  3. Enhanced Organization: The restructuring will lead to improved organization within the CRM system. It will be easier to locate, manage, and report on specific types of activities, enhancing overall productivity.

What is Changing?

Here’s an overview of the key changes that users can expect with the split and deprecation of the Activities module:

  1. New Modules: The Activities module is being split into separate modules, such as “Tasks,” “Events,” and “Calls.” These modules will provide specialized functionalities for each activity type, making it simpler to manage and record different interactions.
  2. Enhanced Filtering and Sorting: Users will have more advanced options for filtering and sorting activities within the new modules. This will facilitate better organization and quick access to the information they need.
  3. Improved Reporting: With separate modules for different activity types, reporting and analytics will become more focused and relevant. Users can generate specific reports for tasks, events, or calls, gaining deeper insights into their CRM data.
  4. Streamlined Workflow: The restructuring is designed to streamline users’ workflow by aligning the CRM with their day-to-day activities and priorities. This, in turn, should boost overall productivity.

What Does This Mean for Zoho CRM Users?

For existing Zoho CRM users, the transition to the restructured Activities module is relatively straightforward. Users will need to adapt to the new modules for tasks, events, and calls. It is important to familiarize oneself with the improved filtering, sorting, and reporting options within these modules to make the most of the changes.

If you need assistance with this change, we are happy to help. Simply email [email protected] and we will take care of it for you.