SOURCE: Clarizen

October 16, 2007 08:00 ET

Clarizen Launches Web-Based Project Management Software for Small and Midsize Businesses

Powerful, Easy-to-Use Solution Provides Immediate Value With No Hardware or Software Installations Required

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2007) -


NEWS FACTS -

Clarizen's collaborative project management software provides small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with an online tool for planning, managing and collaborating on projects via the Web to:

--  Get projects up and running
    instantly without the hassle of
    lengthy training, customization
    or software installations;
    
--  Drive adoption within the project
    team and ensure project data
    reflects reality;
    
--  Create virtual project teams
    consisting of all project
    stakeholders, including internal
    resources, outside partners,
    suppliers and other third parties,
    sharing knowledge and collaborating
    in one place;
    
--  Update the system directly via email
    on project task progress, without
    having to log in to the system
    (more info below);
    
--  Share knowledge through discussion boards and Wiki-like notes to
    discuss and collaborate on project activity;
    
--  Enjoy spending flexibility, as the software-as-a-service-based
    solution requires no up-front investments and no long-term commitments.
    

Clarizen also announced today the Beta release of its ProjectMail feature, allowing users to update progress on project tasks directly from their email Inbox without having to log in to the system. ProjectMail is currently available for free for users who do not have a subscription license to the full project management tool.

QUOTES:

Avinoam CEO, Co-founder of Clarizen

"Clarizen's software-as-a-service project management solution has been a tremendous hit during its beta phase, and is already revolutionizing project management for growing companies around the world," said Clarizen CEO Avinoam Nowogrodski. "Clarizen is tailored and priced to meet the needs of SMBs with easy-to-use features that deliver immediate business value through a Web service that makes collaboration across the globe as simple as teaming across the hall."

Chris Shipley, GuideWire Group

"The SMB market is wide open for Clarizen right now, as they're one of only a few company offering a sophisticated solution and not a stripped down version of enterprise software," said Chris Shipley, technology and product analyst at Guidewire Group. "Coming out with 50 paying customers from a free beta is remarkable. It's great to see the impact that the beta and the user community has had on driving functionality in the final product -- Clarizen is obviously listening to its customer base and being responsive to demand."

Steve Mezak CEO, Accelerance

"Clarizen makes it easy for our clients in the U.S., U.K. and Australia to share project information with our software development partners in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. We highly recommend Clarizen to any company that wants to ensure its globally distributed teams make project decisions based on the most recent data available."

About Clarizen

Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., Clarizen offers an on-demand, collaborative project management solution for small-midsize businesses. The solution facilitates true team collaboration and up-to-the-minute reporting functionality that aligns project data 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 quickly. With Clarizen's project management solution small-midsize businesses create and securely manage an unlimited number of complex projects, using little more than email and the Internet. For more information please visit www.clarizen.com

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