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Clarizen

Enterprise Project Management Solution

4.29/5 (109 reviews)
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Clarizen's online project management platform for enterprise combines the power of social collaboration with robust project management. It facilitates team collaboration and project execution, ensuring data is always up-to-date and aligned with business objectives.

No complex software or hardware installations are required due to Clarizen's software-as-a-service (SaaS) structure, resulting in immediate business impact as teams and projects get up and running instantly.

Clarizen’s enterprise work management solution is a simple to use platform encompassing an employee’s full workload, ensuring all tasks are aligned with the overall business objectives.

Clarizen features:
• Project and portfolio management
• Resource management
• Document management
• Reports and dashboards
• Email and mobile collaboration
• Time and expense tracking
• Budget tracking
• Social collaboration

Clarizen is highly configurable and able to support hundreds of custom fields and business rules. You’ll even find dozens of Clarizen apps for common or specialized customizations, which you can add with a mouse-click in the Clarizen Apps Marketplace. And since Clarizen is so well-mapped to your workflows, you’ll find end-user adoption rates are high.

Clarizen is the leader in enterprise-class work collaboration and project management solutions that harness the power of the cloud to get work done efficiently, effectively and with better results. Fast to deploy and easy to use, Clarizen is redefining enterprise collaboration by connecting social context with tasks and projects to drive increased productivity and profitability. Founded in 2006, Clarizen's customers include UPS, Autodesk and Lenovo.
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Clarizen Reviews (109)

Most positive review

 Excellent Project Management application

A web -based tool that allows so easy and orderly management of all projects within the organization , allowing making management decisions is more accurate

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Reviewed 23rd of December, 2015 by Edmundo Morales

Most critical review

 Serious and Specialized System

There is always a room for improvement, Clarizen is relatively a new product that needs to build an ecosystem around it. That includes more integrations with other cloud services, 3rd party products in its marketPlace, and faster customer support. Clarizen is not a generic light tool for simply ...

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Reviewed 26th of January, 2016 by Mohannad Amr

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Clarizen Pricing

Starting from: $45.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Clarizen licenses are per user per month starting from $45/user/month.

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Key Features of Clarizen

  • Project Scheduling, Gantt Chart
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Time Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Budget Tracking
  • Issue Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Mobile App for iPhone & Android
  • Salesforce Integration
  • Project Hierarchy
  • Personal Calendars
  • Role & Assignment Per Project
  • Billable & Non Billable work items
  • Templates
  • Project Percentage Completion Reporting
  • Document Sharing
  • Real Time Team Updates
  • Financial Indicators
  • Expenses
  • Planning tools
  • Demand management
  • Estimation
  • Task management
  • Task scheduling
  • Task tracking
  • Project budgeting
  • Document review
  • Document management
  • Timesheet management
  • Timesheets
  • Time & expense tracking
  • Progress tracking
  • Risk assessment
  • Change tracking
  • Bug tracking
  • Financial management
  • Dashboard creation
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Activity tracking
  • Third party integration

Clarizen Screenshots (13)

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Specifications

Intended Users
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, Mac, Windows, Web-based
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Alternatives to Clarizen

Benefits

Clarizen is a leading global provider of collaborative online work and project management software for large, enterprise businesses. Clarizen allows enterprise-level companies to easily manage all of their work, projects and resources in a single, simple to use environment.

Clarizen’s enterprise work management platform combines the power of social collaboration with robust project management. It facilitates true team collaboration and project execution, ensuring data is always up-to-date and aligned with business objectives.

No complex software or hardware installations are required due to Clarizen’s SaaS architecture, resulting in immediate business impact as teams and projects get up and running instantly.

Who is Clarizen For?



Clarizen is especifically designed for mid to large size organizations and can be used by project managers, IT departments, project management offices, professional services groups, agile development teams, and marketing teams. The company’s most well-known customers include Marketo, Zendesk, Zazzle, Urban Outfitters, Kaiser Permanente, HP, FedEx,Shutterfly, and PG&E, among many others.

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Clarizen Category Leaders

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Security

#6 in Project Portfolio Management

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#14 in Project Management

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#15 in Task Management

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#23 in Project Collaboration

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Security and privacy

Encryption

Yes
Encryption of sensitive data at rest
Yes
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Yes
Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Yes
Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Neha Hiranwal

review for clarien

12/05/2017

Pros

Clarizen planning tools allow project managers to define the scope and size of projects and estimate resource and workforce requirements.

Cons

Seemed a bit expensive, and for our needs we found that any license except the most expensive was pretty useless. The levels of functionality in the lower licenses didn't help us at all. We ended up getting all licenses at the highest level.

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Ralph Malen

Good software off and on-site staff

04/02/2017

I like this software. I work out of office and it is easy for me to be able to view projects on the go. It’s easy to connect with clients and set up tasks to remind me of what still needs to be done.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Clarizen

Good for a small business. For largest scale might need something more advanced.

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Candace Dralen

Good for Projects Bad for Accounting

03/02/2017

Clarizen is okay in terms of the project management capabilities. At my previous job, we used Zoho Projects and CRM and I found it much more efficient in the accounting integration aspect. With Clarizen there isn’t many options as far as billing and timesheet information goes. I use Great Plains for accounting and we tried to integrate everything into Clarizen but there’s just not enough customizable features to where it would be beneficial for us.

Pros

project management, tracking, teamwork

Cons

accounting

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Krista Mansini

Ability to get very detailed

01/02/2017

I used Clarizen to track my time for specific projects while working on an operations team. I think our company got way too specific with the tasks, as I would be tracking time as little as 15 minute increments, but I do think that is a plus with the software! You can be assigned to many, many tasks and be reporting time to all of them. It is easy to use and search for what you are looking for and a very short learning curve.

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Ease of use
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Likelihood to recommend

6/10
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Bill Crose

Love Clarizen!

18/01/2017

My organization selected Clarizen from a wide array of project management software options just over 2 years ago and we're very happy with our decision. We're a training organization, so slack built into most projects is used up before we get the handoff. This means we must be very efficient and well-coordinated. Clarizen gives us what we need all in a single application. Social, email, file attachment/link to work items... prevent us from checking multiple sources for information. We've customized Work Plans and documentation templates our project managers use to quickly execute tasks. The social functions have replace our Outlook email and we've found that makes projects much more transparent and eliminates hidden agendas that often hit projects. Clarizen support is phenomenal! We have a dedicated expert that currently meets with us every other week and I get quick resolution to any issue posted to their Support Request Center. The dedicated expert has been especially helpful as we're constantly customizing the system to the point that it will soon become the training department's operating system with schedules, timesheets, project plans... everything right in Clarizen.

Pros

All in one; Social, Work Plans, Scheduling...

Cons

The User Guide is useless.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Clarizen

It's so customizable that you can spend the rest of your career optimizing Clarizen and it's all worth the time.

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Brian Hunsberger

Full Featured Project Management Software

28/12/2016

Clarizen is the foundation of our project management process. It provides a wide range of features and customization to support the needs of our design team, project managers, production, upper management and sales staff. With customized reports, each team member can see the data that is important to them. With customized views estimating can see what is important to them, sales can see that they need and project management can see their information. The dashboards are great to show a snapshot of how many projects are doing. It is obvious the people at Clarizen have put a lot of time and effort developing and refining the project management process. It's a great program to get everyone on your team involved

Pros

The almost unlimited features and options

Cons

There are almost too many choices, it takes a while to really gain a full understanding of how everything works

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Clarizen

If there is something you are trying to do in the program but can't figure it out, join one of the free questions and answer sessions. There is probably a workaround that will get the job done.

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Rich Gold

Good tool with lots of features

28/12/2016

Clarizen is a feature-rich tool that has lots of capabilities and customizability. The negatives I have observed are the omission of some fundamental features like Undo, and some quirks, particularly in adjusting predecessors, cascading updated dates and adding new tasks in the work plan.

Pros

Sharing, resource management, Very powerful reporting tools

Cons

No undo, Workplan can be quirky and often have to refresh the page for updated/correct info to show. Slow.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Erne Ianetti

Mandatory $7,500 Onboarding Fee Sucks

18/12/2016

I've been using an extended trial of Clarizen for several months. I love it, but when I was ready to subscribe the fee was high. High but affordable and worth it. What nobody told until I was ready to pay is that there is a mandatory minimum onboarding fee. That's not cool.

Pros

Easy to use, comprehensive tool

Cons

Onboarding fee of $7,500

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering Clarizen

Try it, but unless you're willing to put down $7,500 for unnecessary training don't waste your time.

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Jeff Davis

One of the best project management solutions

08/12/2016

We researched for the best project management software app we could find and ended up at Clarizen. It has the best features and an easy to use interface. Very helpful tools to get the job done and the pricing was fair.

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Ryan Hadlock

Clean interface, pretty easy to set up; social aspect excellent

06/12/2016

I liked Clarizen's product. I've used other large PM software products and Clarizen's offering was easier to use overall.

Pros

The interface is very clean, it's very flexible and fits with many processes. It was pretty easy for us to customize to what we needed. The social functionality was great, it lead to improved team interaction and teamwork. I really liked that. The reports were good, and again pretty easy to set up. Creating custom fields to report on was easy. Support was good, I think our consultant was very flexible and helped us with things even he wasn't used to; he was very open to our processes and helped us make them happen in the tool. He was very responsive as well.

Cons

Seemed a bit expensive, and for our needs we found that any license except the most expensive was pretty useless. The levels of functionality in the lower licenses didn't help us at all. We ended up getting all licenses at the highest level.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Clarizen

Make sure your processes are well-defined before implementing this software and they'll help you fit everything in, and in a user-friendly manner as well.

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GetApp Analysis

Thousands of tiny details go into every business task, but disconnected apps and tools make it difficult for companies to effectively keep track of the mountains worth of work they often handle on a daily basis. Clarizen is an enterprise-class project management and work collaboration solution that organizations can use to manage initiatives, work, and projects from a centralized, cloud-based system.

Created for project managers, IT teams, professional services, agile development teams, and marketing teams, Clarizen virtually eliminates the need for organizations to utilize old-fashioned tools like spreadsheets, white boards, calendars, and email when handling major projects. Instead, businesses can update, track, and manage critical resources from within Clarizen’s integrated platform.

What is Clarizen?

Clarizen was developed to give organizations an easier way to manage initiatives, work, and projects. The work collaboration and project management solution automatically prioritizes budgets, resources, projects, portfolios, and tasks, and ensures that critical information and resources are always handled appropriately.

Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to project management, Clarizen has developed a system with tailored solutions designed for users with exacting needs. For example, teams that work primarily through email can set up Clarizen to update tasks sent via email. Individual conversations are attached to projects and tasks, giving collaborators a straightforward way to stay updated on the status of all their ongoing initiatives. In addition to managing their projects through email or Clarizen’s web-based platform, users can also work on projects with their smartphones and tablet devices.

Main Features

Creating Projects

Use Clarizen’s navigation panel to get one-click access to all of your modules, beginning with your list of active projects. To create a new project, use one of Clarizen’s pre-defined templates. Pre-defined templates have workflows built in. Make adjustments to Clarizen’s templates to fit your needs, or disregard the platform’s pre-defined templates altogether by creating your own.

You can create a project in Microsoft Excel or Projects and upload it to Clarizen, or create projects directly from email messages. You can also create your own forms to capture new project requests, and route those requests for scoring or approvals.

Engaging in Social Workspaces

Clarizen’s social platform connects unstructured communication to structured work. Host online discussions and share files with ad-hoc groups, and create new work items directly from the discussions that take place within Clarizen’s interface.

Each of your projects will have a “workspace.” This is where you’ll go to assign tasks, collaborate on documents, and update your current status in the context of a discussion or a work item. In addition to working with colleagues, you can also invite customers, clients, and third-party contracts to participate in your workspaces.

Managing Resources

Instantly see which resources are available to work on a project by opening the resource load view. The resource load view lets you manage the workloads of individuals and groups. Workloads can be managed by originally planned work or remaining effort, load, and real-time availability. They can also be filtered by project scope and displayed by hour or unit.

Once you’ve gotten a look at which resources are available to work on your next project, you’ll want to assign tasks to the people with the best skillsets. To assign and re-assign team members to your projects, use Clarizen’s drag-and-drop interface. You can balance workloads and plan resources more effectively using these tools.

Tracking Tasks

As team members work toward accomplishing specific tasks, Clarizen tracks their progress automatically and updates the status within the cloud-based platform. Every person who is associated with a project can see how that project is progressing by logging into Clarizen and reviewing the current status of all associated tasks.

Because Clarizen integrates with iCal, among many other business applications, entire teams can quickly access the task lists they’re associated with. This ensures that everyone remains on the same page for the duration of every project. Clarizen offers time tracking tools that can be linked to specific tasks, as well.

Integrations

Clarizen links to a number of popular business systems, including Salesforce, Box, Google Drive, Intacct, QuickBooks, iCal, and Jira.

Pricing

Clarizen offers multiple pricing options for businesses with varying needs. The Professional Edition costs $29.95 per user, per month. The Enterprise Edition costs $44.95 per user, per month. The Unlimited Edition costs $54.95 per user, per month. Clarizen is available in four different license types, as well.

Bottom Line

  • Enterprise-class project management and work collaboration solution

  • Manage initiatives, work, and projects from a centralized system

  • Prioritize budgets, resources, projects, portfolios, and tasks

  • Developed for project managers, IT teams, professional services, agile development teams, and marketing teams

  • Update, track, and manage resources from within an integrated platform

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