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Clarizen

Work Collaboration & Project Management Platform
16 reviews

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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Key Features

  • Project Scheduling, Gantt Chart
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Time Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Budget Tracking
  • Issue Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Mobile App for iPhone and 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

Overview

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.

Clarizen's online project management platform 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.

  www.clarizen.com

Specifications

Intended Users
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, Mac, Windows, Web-based
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, 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

Pricing

Starting from: $30.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Clarizen licenses are per user per month starting from $30/user/month.

Benefits

Clarizen is a leading global provider of collaborative online work and project management software that allows businesses 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.

User Reviews

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Powerful, Flexible and Robust.

Ken Blankenfeld, Principal, KBCm Group, LLC17th of January 10:55

Very robust software with great flexibility, having actual account representatives and live support would make it unbeatable. Clarizen has an extensive learning center and an abundant access to live interactive webinars, however the automated process is not a replacement for the interaction of a personal account representative. With an account representative and a live onboarding session Clarizen would earn a 5 star rating.

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Overkill

Claire Schneeberger, Founder, Chief Innovation Officer at Monarch Media14th of January 16:10

while clarizen’s feature looks great from the outside, our experience is that they the product is convoluted and we did not get effective support or responsiveness to our support requests in a timely or complete way. For us the time and money invested in clarizen has not paid off. buyer beware.

Response from Clarizen


We appreciate your feedback and look forward to meeting with you to ascertain your needs. Please watch for a meeting request from your customer success manager. Clarizen holds customer success as a top priority.

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Clarizen Does it All

Tony Laban16th of September, 2014 10:06

Clarizen is an intuitive, easy to learn and professional cloud based project management application that will improve the effectiveness of any organization. You can use it on your computer, tablet or smartphone and gives you everything you need to create and monitor a project. It also tracks staff timesheets, project budgets, resource allocation, Gantt charts, roll ups project progress reports and integration to Salesforce as well. They have thought of just about everything, their support and training is stellar and their people are always there to help and support their clients. You can't do better than Clarizen!

All in one place

Jeff Driscoll5th of February, 2014 08:10

Clarizen brings all of our previously disparate levers and knobs into one package. Since deploying, they have constantly upgraded and innovated to allow for more capability and smoother operation. The API has proven strong for us, and the customization means we can use it exactly how we like. Mobile and Outlook integration have proven valuable as well. We can present our users with multiple ways to use the technology so that they can pick the method they feel most comfortable with. My remark to our VP: "We're going to put success right out in front of you, where you can grab it." Our support has been excellent. Multiple people from Clarizen have supported us not only through the transition and rollout, but well beyond. When I need support, I get it, fast.

Great Project Management tool

Andrzej Lechowicz27th of December, 2013 15:56

Clarizen is the most versatile saas solution for all kinds of project managers. It's highly collaborative and communication solution.

Terrific Product with Outstanding Customer Service

Ashley Hoyt13th of December, 2013 06:49

I highly recommend Clarizen for my clients. The ability to start running out of the box, or customize the product to your exact specifications provides the ultimate flexibility. The product can evolve with your company, allowing you to maintain one product as your company grows. The customer service is unparalleled. Webinars, forums, and online resource tools prove to be invaluable resources when customizing this product.

Three way integration with Intacct and Salesforce works great

Scott27th of March, 2013 16:50

With Clarizen's integration to Salesforce anyone with appropriate access can check the status of a project without having to pick up the phone and call our delivery team - visibility into project status is right there in Salesforce. If you happen to use Intacct Cloud Financials you will be even more pleased as time and expenses can flow from Clarizen to the accounting system. This three way integration has been a huge win for our company

Reporting is not flexible enough

Nick Taylor1st of March, 2013 23:55

Decent product overall and cheaper price, but you sacrifice a lot of functionality when compared to other offerings in the space.

Clarizen 5.4 review

Fr. Van Hecke25th of May, 2012 09:12

Clarizen brings peace of mind in a fast paced environment - we create multimedia animations - and makes sure everyone can focus on their key competences. Since we use Clarizen, we feel we have more control over our business, margins, reporting and overall customer success. Using Clarizen and customizing it is straightforward, for project managers using common tools (MS Project), Clarizen is a very easy to understand and use solution. The most important thing that impressed me is the proximity of the Clarizen team. They are quick with to the point answers, very accessible and open to listen to your challenges.

Project Visibility inside SFDC

Jim3rd of February, 2012 09:07

I have just completed our Clarizen and SFDC integration a few weeks ago. We are very satified with the results! We have 100s of active projects - these dashboards allows our Services Organization to better manage our business. The Clarizen-SFDC integration allows anyone from our Sales, Customer success, or our Support teams to see up to date project data. If you're familiar with Microsoft Project you can easily find your way around this app in minutes. Definitely recommend

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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.

Ticket Management

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.

Document Management

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.

Project Planning

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.

Social Engagement

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.

Resource Management

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.

Task Management

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

FAQs for Clarizen

Below are some frequently asked questions for Clarizen.

Q. What are the main features of Clarizen?

Clarizen offers the following features:

  • Project Scheduling, Gantt Chart
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Time Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Budget Tracking
  • Issue Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Mobile App for iPhone and 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
Q. How much does Clarizen cost?

We have the following pricing information for Clarizen:

Starting from: $30.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Clarizen licenses are per user per month starting from $30/user/month.

Q. Who are the typical users of Clarizen?

Clarizen has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations

Q. What languages does Clarizen support?

Clarizen supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Clarizen offer?

Clarizen has the following pricing plans:

Free Trial, Subscription

Q. Does Clarizen support mobile devices?

Clarizen supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone-iPad

Q. Does Clarizen offer an API?

Yes, Clarizen has an API available for use.

Q. What other apps does Clarizen integrate with?

Clarizen integrates with the following applications:

GoogleDocs, Intacct , Salesforce.com, Zendesk, JIRA, QuickBooks Online, OneLogin, Box

Q. What level of support does Clarizen offer?

Clarizen offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Q. What are the main benefits of using Clarizen?

Clarizen offers the following benefits:

Clarizen is a leading global provider of collaborative online work and project management software that allows businesses 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.

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