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Overview

Planview Clarizen is an award-winning enterprise work management solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and professional...

Microsoft Project helps businesses plan projects & collaborate from anywhere using tools such as task assignment, due-date...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

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  • No credit card required
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User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

78

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11

3

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

656

477

118

17

7

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

The vendor is very nice to deal with from a sales perspective, as well as with training. We are very pleased with Clarizen and will continue to use it after our initial subscription is up.

TL

Tony L.

Clarizen is a great product with fantastic support. Their webinars are great examples of how to do things right, they have Q&A sessions that anyone can join and get all of your questions answers.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

All of the people we've dealt with are likable and eager to help...just not on our terms, which is the place they could improve the most.

JH

Jeff H.

Pros

Good for helping a team see what other team members are doing, and allowing work to be tracked effectively. Helps to keep deadlines in mind and on goal.

DF

Delaney F.

Extremely robust and powerful tool once fully understood. Fairly simple construction of charts and data visualization, and the ability to expand capabilities within the software.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Helps you to keep a track of all your project activities and schedule all your tasks. The tool is easy to use for beginners and helps to understand its working with less time and great efficiency.

MAIRA M.

Cons

Can be a pain in the ass to configure when the application need to so specific for your organization.

YB

Yari B.

The fact that there are so many features also has a downside.

MS

Maria S.

Our biggest struggle comes with the idea that a PSA should be a three legged stool (projects/task management, time tracking/resource management, and project financial management).

GS

Garret S.

Cons

To me this may be more important than planning as the lack of project visibility might put the project at risk more so than a poor plan.

MR

Melanie R.

The only dislike that i encountered in Microsoft Project, is that it is desktop-installed; other than that nothing.

li

layal i.

Sometimes it gets confused. Also, sometimes working with multiple teams and multiple people per team, it has a hard time allocating resources.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review3 months ago
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  • Last review4 days ago

Key features

  • Total features100
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assignment Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Automation
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Charting
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • Forecasting
  • Forms Management
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Idea Management
  • Integrations Management
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Projects
  • No-Code
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Planning Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Request
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Skills Tracking
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Utilization Reporting
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features36
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assignment Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Automation
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Charting
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • Forecasting
  • Forms Management
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Idea Management
  • Integrations Management
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Projects
  • No-Code
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Planning Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Request
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Skills Tracking
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Utilization Reporting
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations20
  • Asana
  • Basecamp
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations63
  • Asana
  • Basecamp
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Planview Clarizen

Clarizen - Great Project Management cloud software

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

I like that it is web-based, and I can access my projects anywhere that I can log into a computer or even on my phone.

Cons

Being a Microsoft Project user as well, quickly editing and making changes to timelines, and seeing what is affected can be more challenging in Clarizen.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Planview Clarizen

Clarizen PM Tool

Reviewed 5 years ago

Interesting experience, however the tool is too detailed and not easy to use if you are not a PM. There are too many dependencies that need to be filled in before moving ahead. The timesheet feature is not very user friendly. No integration with QuickBooks online Canada. No customization allowed with this tool.

Pros

It captures the right areas required for project management, provides more detail that Microsoft project and allows for all projects to be captures in one place. Has great reporting and pictures of timelines and milestones

Cons

Timesheets are to complicated and difficult to complete. No option for capturing project expenses against a project. difficult to enter in dependencies, very repetitive task, rather than allowing for templates to be used.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Planview Clarizen

The "Swiss Army Knife" of Project Management

Reviewed 5 years ago

Working with Clarizen for a few years. Started before the rich reporting capability existed. Using it for Portfolio and Project Management in an Advanced Engineering Product Development team.

Pros

It is Microsoft Project Management on steroids. It gives you the same capability to manage a project but adds features to provide a complete solution. Easy customization to fit each department needs. Resource Management across of projects, Collaboration at all levels, robust reporting module...

Cons

The reporting module provides the capability to easily create dashboards. I have created dashboards for every level and function of the organization. However, it is difficult for a manager to see his staff's dashboard.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Planview Clarizen

Very capable, customizable & user friendly

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

This product is very capable. This does mean that it can be complex however. There will be a learning curve based on the level of use your interested in using the software for. The vendor has been very helpful in getting us off the ground and holding one-on-one training webinars. We have also found the software to be highly customizable. There have only been a couple of things we'd like to customize that currently isn't an option. The others we've changed to how "we" want to use the software. And, the software is user friendly. It did not take us long to figure out how to start entering projects and tasks. The admin role can be a little overwhelming, but the user role is pretty straight forward.

Cons

The team at Clarizen has been very diligent in their training approach. I'm sure they do so to ensure their clients' success. For us though, it's been too slow. If you know how to use Microsoft Project or other project management software, a lot of the training they will go through is common knowledge.

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Planview Clarizen

Project Visibility inside SFDC

Reviewed 10 years ago

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

Pros

I especially like their design of allowing Clarizen Projects to be linked to Opportunities, Accounts, and/or Campaigns.

Cons

Pricing a bit high