Clarizen Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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clarizen-logoOverview Presentation

Clarizen is an online project management software that combines social collaboration and work management to help teams and organizations deliver high performance and operational excellence. Many companies of today work in such a way that conversations, work content and business processes are disconnected from each other. Worse, each separate activity is managed by different, sometimes multiple, and often outdated tools and systems such as spreadsheets, emails, and time-consuming meetings. However, what is really needed is just one centralized but flexible system that is capable of collaboration and work management in a highly accessible and secure environment.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Collaborative Social PlatformClarizen online project management and work collaboration software provides a social platform for all communication needs. The Social page can contain all information that is otherwise kept separated in email inboxes, minutes-of-the-meeting documents, phone conversations and personal notes. Users can directly engage both internal team members and external clients. They can link relevant items and related details to projects, tasks and files through the InterAct tool. Users can collaborate within Clarizen or by email. The Topics feature also allows users to organize and categorize work and related communication.
  • Comprehensive Project Management – This project management software has all the features to plan, execute, track and control projects and their successful delivery. Users have visibility of all their project and non-project tasks, able to prioritize them and easily collaborate with others. Project managers can monitor the status, add or reassign resources as needed. It has resource management and timesheet tracking features. It has a streamlined and automated project planning capability that allows users to establish milestones, due dates, deliverables, and interdependencies. Templates are also available as a time-saving feature. PPM features centralizes all change requests, as it also has change request, ticket and case management and risk management features.
  • Complete Work Management Solution – Clarizen is a work management solution that can handle end-to-end business requirements. It has many other business support features such as budget and expense management, a burndown chart for agile project development, document management, reports and dashboards, integrations and mobile connectivity. However, it is not a one-size-fits-all solution and is packaged for specific requirements such as the particular needs of project managers, IT teams, professional services, agile software teams or marketing teams.

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Pricing

Clarizen online project management software is available in 3 editions. The images show a pricing *based on a 36-month plan paid in full in advance. However, each edition can still be purchased on a single month basis, and pricing depends on the type of license purchased. For example, in the Professional edition, the Social license which gives users access to all social capabilities and To-do list items cost $7 per user on a month-by-month basis. The Professional full access, however, costs $50 per user monthly. Other types of licenses are Time & Expense, and Team Member. Check out the Total Cost Calculator on their Pricing page for more information.

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Target Market

Clarizen is ideal for mid-sized to large enterprises. It is a valuable tool for project managers, IT development teams, professional services companies, and marketing teams across many industry sectors.

Supported Languages

English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese (simplified and traditional) and Hebrew.

Some of their Clients

Clients include Box, Equifax, Boston Scientific, Sodexo, NetApp, Alorica, Blue Fountain Media, Marketo and Southern States.

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Testimonials

Jim Hickey of Marketo stated that they were able to instantly generate reports that used to take them over 20 hours a week, so they now have better accountability and visibility in their projects.

Mark Webb of Sodexo stated that they have seen a 30 percent increase in productivity since using the software.

Why Clarizen

Clarizen is an effective connecting platform for discussions, work content and processes that may otherwise be disconnected from one another. It is a single online project management and work collaboration solution that handles most business processes, people and information that results in increased efficiency and productivity.

Company Info

Clarizen is a privately held computer software company with offices in San Mateo, CA, USA; Hod HaSharon, Israel; London, UK, and Taipei, Taiwan. It was founded in 2006 and the remaining co-founder Avinoam Nowogrodski is the current CEO. The company was founded to solve a major work problem, which is a disconnection between work group discussions, the resulting work content, and the larger processes of the business. Its aim is to be the one central system that connects all three through a work collaboration and project management solution. Clarizen, which comes from the combined words of clarity and Zen, is now being used by high-performance teams in more than 2500 organizations across 76 countries to bring transparency and clarity to people, work and process.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

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