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50 Fastest Growing Tech Companies 2016

Manage projects to success: On track. On task. On Clarizen.


“We help you create a meaningful engagement experience that allows everyone in your organization move your business forward.”

The Time Value
Clarizen is a collaborative work management solution designed for people who value their time, and for organizations that value cross-company engagement. Built on a secure, scalable platform, Clarizen brings together project management, configurable workflow automation and in-context collaboration to create a meaningful engagement experience that allows everyone to work the way they work best. Everyone involved can track projects, communicate effortlessly and participate on their terms. When employees can connect to a larger and more meaningful purpose, progress is not only clear, it’s accelerated.

As a leader in collaborative work management software, Clarizen has several key product differentiators that set it a part from the competition. They include the following:

Collaboration in-context:
Clarizen strongly believes that transparency and open collaboration are the keys to portfolio and project success. Internal team members, external customers and/or partners alike can use Clarizen’s social and collaboration capabilities to link their unstructured conversations to actual work items in context (tasks, milestones, deadlines, etc.) and take action directly from real-time discussions.

Configurable workflow automation:
Clarizen’s best-in-class configurable platform allows both admins and users to configure the workflow processes, and business rules and user interface to their unique needs. Automated workflows can be tailored for multiple departments within one organization, without the need for coding or customization. Workflows can be scheduled to run on regular intervals, or they can be triggered by events—either an action the user takes, or a condition being met (for example when the actual cost exceeds budget by x %).

Tailored, role-based UI:
Clarizen prides itself on user adoption and usability. Its modern and intuitive User Interface (UI) is optimized based on profile. As a result, project managers and executives can immediately gain critical visibility into project health, and can better plan and course-correct. All users can also easily create and tailor out of the box reports and dashboards to promote 360° visibility. The result is a simplified and secure user experience while ensuring data privacy and security.

The Future Sight

  • Accelerate growth in the enterprise space
  • Focus on IT PPM & Professional Services, and continue to support other areas such as marketing and development teams.
  • Expand leadership position and drive innovation in the collaborative work management space

It is All about Customers
Clarizen’s horizontal collaborative work management solution is used by customers across all industries, verticals, geographies, job functions and company sizes. Organizations across 79 countries already rely on Clarizen to help engage their people and move their business forward. A few of its most notable clients include Dell, Ricoh, Clariant, Box, Sodexo, Cisco, Equifax, Western Union, Santander Bank and Newell Brands.

“We’ve cut through layers of complexity, and the immediate gain has been an increase in productivity around 40%. Plus, the added visibility and transparency has inspired my team to work harder and smarter, and feel good about themselves at the end of the day.”– Debbie Collins, PMO Manager, Professional Services, Ricoh Australia

“We selected Clarizen so that we could really drive change within our organization, and deliver the big results that are expected of us. Thanks to Clarizen, we have cut our project preparation and planning time in half – from 89 days to 45 days, and we are saving 8,000 hours a year in review and meeting time.”– Tom Leonard, Director of IT, Newell Brands

Company History
Nowogrodski founded Clarizen in September of 2005, and in December of 2006 the company received its first round of financing from Benchmark Capital and Carmel Ventures in the amount of $7 million dollars. To date, Clarizen has raised $90 million in venture funding, with its most recent round led by Goldman Sachs & Co. In February of this year, Clarizen announced that it had Boaz Chalamish as its new chief executive officer to aid in its transition from an entrepreneurial company to a maturing organization.

Leader in the Marketplace
For the second year in a row, Gartner analysts named Clarizen as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute across 7 areas: product/service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, marketing responsiveness/record, marketing execution, customer experience, and operations.

Clarizen CEO

Boaz Chalamish, CEO: Boaz brings over 25 years of technology industry experience to Clarizen. He previously held executive positions at VMware, where he led the company’s cloud management and end-user computing business. He was responsible for strategy, products, engineering and delivery for these high growth VMware businesses. Previously, Boaz was senior vice president of research and development at HP Software. He also served as senior vice president and general manager at Mercury Interactive, where he was instrumental in helping create the business technology optimization category. Boaz received his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and holds an MSC in computer engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology.

“Clarizen is the leading project management solution that gives employees the visibility and flexibility they need to engage and work the way they work best.”