Zoho is a global software firm with more than 7,000 workers in offices spread throughout the U.S., India, China, Japan, Mexico and other countries.

The company says it has more than 300,000 corporate customers, and that its services reach more than 45 million users. Some of its most notable customers include Amazon, Facebook, Netflix and the city of Philadelphia, according to company executives, according to an article in the Austin American Statesman.

It was founded in India in 1996 by CEO Sridhar Vembu. Zoho markets itself as a “unique and powerful suite of software to run your entire business,” offering email, analytics, accounting, IT management and other services that businesses can use in their daily operation.

The company is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA not far from Silicon Valley. But as it grew, Zoho looked for a new headquarters location that would be a good fit for business, and its employees.

“The software firm’s leadership began looking for a central location with lower costs for business operations and living, but one that had an attractive talent pool of workers and high quality of life for employees,” Zoho executive Raju Vegesna said, according to the article.

Austin fit the bill. With costs higher in California, Austin has been attracting locations of tech firms such as Google, Facebook and Apple.

“One of the things we value is quality of life for employees,” Vegesna said. “We had to make a decision: We need a lot more people. Do we add jobs in California or elsewhere? We picked Austin and started hiring.”