January 16, 2010

Clarizen – Your Company’s Work Management Solution

Clarizen is a tool that keeps companies organized and on track by allowing them to manage all of their projects in one, centralized place. Without any extensive training or software downloads, Clarizen users can begin working together on all sorts of projects within a matter of minutes. Whether you’re working on budgeting, preparing a presentation, or collaborating on ideas for a new proposal with multiple members of the team, Clarizen is a centralized hub where much (if not all) of your work can be performed and stored.

Whether your company is big or small, Clarizen’s powerful tools make it easy to collaborate, share, and stay organized while working on a wide variety of projects. As a manager, you can establish a project and assign tasks to individual employees. Not only that, but Clarizen allows you to give access to independent freelancers and contractors, even if they have not previously purchased a subscription to the system. As time goes on, users will be sent email notifications asking for status updates, which they can then submit to the Clarizen system without even logging in.

Because Clarizen is web-based, your information—including project plans, status updates, documents, and discussions—is readily available from any computer at any time, giving your employees an easy way to work remotely without missing a beat. Overall, Clarizen is a comprehensive project management system that allows teams of people to work together seamlessly.

Practical Uses:

  • Track the progress of a complex project
  • Assign individual tasks to each member of your team
  • Receive progress reports through email notifications
  • Collaborate on presentations or documents

Insider Tips:

  • Save time when starting a new project by using a pre-made template
  • Track the status of multiple projects at once
  • Receive email notifications when certain tasks are complete
  • Use the time tracking feature to determine where most of your energy has been spent

What we liked:

  • Ability to attach documents to any project
  • Update project status via email without logging into the site
  • The budget management system is comprehensive and highly intuitive
  • Centralized documents allow everyone to see the latest version at any time

What we didn’t like:

  • Clarizen is built primarily for larger organizations, and as such, its pricing plans might be out of reach for freelancers or small businesses


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2007
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Mateo, California
  • Founded by: Avinoam Nowogrodski and Tanya Epstein
  • Web site:


  • Pricing plans start at $24.95 per user, per month with a two-year subscription

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