SOURCE: Clarizen

Clarizen

February 24, 2016 12:14 ET

Clarizen's Winter Release Delivers 360-Degree Visibility Into Business Operations, Productivity Enhancements

Latest Release Offers External Collaborator Portal, Interactive Calendar and Editable Reports for Greater Agility, Simplicity and Effectiveness

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2016) - Clarizen, a global leader in collaborative work management software, today announced its Winter 2015/2016 Product Release, offering customers increased visibility into the health and operations of their business. The newest release also delivers collaboration and productivity enhancements for users, boosting agility, efficiency and responsiveness.

Clarizen is also announcing its latest integrated solution, the Clarizen Salesforce Edition, which brings its award-winning collaborative project management to the Salesforce AppExchange, bridging the gap between sales and services. The company also recently announced the outcome of its annual Harris Poll status meeting survey and its successful 2015 year-end results, which includes a 45 percent year-over-year growth in total bookings and a record number of enterprise expansions.

"Our vision of collaborative work management uniquely involves empowering workers with expanded visibility that is actionable across all lines of business, departments and teams, including customers and partners. Our latest release takes this one step further with a best-of-breed interactive calendar and Gantt chart color coding, to provide exception driven visibility on any KPI -- driving immediate action based on consumable visual insights without leaving one's view," said Rachel Hadas, VP Product, Clarizen. "The external collaborator portal also provides an extended, more efficient way of communicating throughout the service delivery lifecycle. By allowing teams to effectively collaborate with their external stakeholders, organizations can increase client satisfaction rates ultimately helping to ensure success and increase profitability."

"We constantly need to focus on developing and evolving our retainer business, because we need to engage with customers over time in order to achieve our profit targets," said Justin Gray, CEO, LeadMD. "Clarizen's external collaborator portal, real-time feedback data and the ability to share information in dashboard format are critical tools that support our business."

Winter Release Featured Highlights:

  • External Collaborator Portal: New functionality allows external collaborators -- such as an organization's customers, partners and suppliers -- to have specific visibility into the organization's service delivery, submit new requests and track requests and projects. This bi-directional visibility aligns Clarizen customers with the third parties they work with. For additional details, click here.
  • Interactive Calendar: New fully interactive and easily digestible perspective on work, with a familiar calendar-based layout of relevant tasks projects and cases. Conditional color formatting allows team members and management to view all of the demand placed on the team.
  • Color Coding in Gantt Chart: Clarizen's interactive Gantt chart has been further enhanced with conditional color coding of tasks and milestones for deeper visibility for project managers and executive teams.
  • Dynamically Editable Reports: Clarizen's best-of-breed reporting and dashboard-creation engine has been enhanced with editable report tables. Customers can now review the health of their business operations and take corrective action in real-time directly on the report.

Clarizen has also released an out-of-the-box integration to enterprise data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) solutions enabling companies to aggregate data from across all aspects of their business into a BI solution for visualization and reporting.

All customers enjoy quarterly release upgrades with increased functionality. The Winter Release is now available at no charge to existing Clarizen customers, with the exception of the external collaborator portal, which requires additional service fees. To learn more, register for the Winter Product Release webinar on March 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM PST | 5:00 PM GMT and on March 8, at 11:00 AM AEDT | 8:00 AM SGT.

About Clarizen
Clarizen is a global leader in collaborative work management software, bringing together cross-company project management, configurable workflow automation, in-context collaboration and a tailored, role-based experience, all built on a secure, scalable enterprise platform. Clarizen simplifies work, reduces communication overload, and provides extensive visibility at any level of the enterprise, so everyone can work more effectively, adapt to changes and achieve their objectives. Thousands of organizations across 79 countries, including dozens of the Fortune 500, rely on Clarizen's award-winning solution. The company is privately held with locations all around the world, including San Mateo, CA, Tel Aviv, Melbourne and London. For more information, visit www.clarizen.com.

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