Clarizen is a project and work management application that was constructed with the user in mind. The application covers many vital areas of managing projects. User can maintain budgets, utilize Gantt charts, set up a project hierarchy, manage a project portfolio and oversee multiple projects using Clarizen. The application also helps users manage and budget resources through the use of role permissions, resource calendars, details, project assignments, interactive resource load views and user groups. Clarizen gives the user more insight into their project progress through bug and issue tracking, task feedback, reports that provide actual versus remaining efforts, project completion percentages, and email progress reports. Clarizen allows users to easily manage their projects, even down to the small details.
Clarizen was founded in 2005 by Avinoam Nowogrodski. Today, the team consists of around 40 individuals, including CEO Nowogrodski, CTO Lior Sion, Vice President of Sales Guy Shani and Vice President of Marketing Sharon Vardi. The company also maintains two offices, with one in San Mateo, California and the other in Hod Hasharon, Israel.
The features offered by Clarizen help users get right down into the smaller details of project and work management. Users can oversee project progress through percentage and effort reports, track time, allot resources, monitor budgets, manage issues and collaborate in numerous ways. Clarizen helps users work more efficiently by presenting more information in a way that is easy to digest.
Clarizen provides users with a clean, user friendly interface that users just enough appealing color to present information in a readable format. The design is nothing flashy, but this helps maintain a professional feel to the application. Users can browse through activities which are accented by small color icons of clip boards, time sheets, coins and more.
New users can click on the green “Start Your Free Trial Now” button found across the center of the Clarizen homepage. The user can log in using one of the five icons found at the top of the form or by filling out he form. The icons include log ins through LinkedIn, Facebook, Yahoo, Google and Twitter. The form asks the user for a first and last name, email address, phone number, organization name, country location and verification code. Users must also check the terms and conditions acceptance box before completing account creation.
Users who sign up for the free trial are given 30 days to try Clarizen. After the 30 day period is up, the user must select from one of two editions offered by Clarizen. Each includes access to core project management features, time and budget tracking, expense and resource management, interactive roadmap widgets, collaboration tools, templates, issue management, iPhone application access, built in integrations and support. The Professional edition costs around $35 per month per user and includes up to three customizable fields, three business rules and predefined integrations. The Enterprise plan costs around $50 per month per user and upgrades to include up to 100 customizable fields, 200 business rules, open integrations, Burndown chart and full API access.
Clarizen is a helpful tool for business owners and professional teams that need a better way to collaborate. The price may get a bit high for larger teams and the application doesn’t offer a very diverse price range as far as membership goes. It does provide numerous features that allow users to manage many aspects of any project.