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New Patent Recognizes Clarizen’s Approach for Using Email to Trigger Workflows, Projects and More

SAN MATEO, Calif. – January 8, 2015 – Clarizen, the leader in enterprise work collaboration software, today announced that it has been awarded a patent for its innovations in the collaborative workplace.  The newly patented technology enables automation on any project-related workflows through email – the world’s most-used productivity tool.PR_patent-award copy(1)

Clarizen’s Vice President of Product Rachel Haim Hadas and Chief Architect Eyal Post authored US Patent 8856246B2 for a System and Method for Project Management Using Electronic Messaging. The patent relates to Clarizen’s InterAct™ email engine, an innovative tool that allows users to trigger specific project-related actions through their email, such as approval processes, generating reports, creating new projects and other workflows. Because email is connected to nearly every application, Clarizen’s technology can essentially integrate these systems as well.

“This patent is an important technical milestone for Clarizen, one that has been in the making for several years,” said Avinoam Nowogrodski, founder and CEO, Clarizen. “It underscores the significant investment we have made in continuous innovation to stay one step ahead of customer and market needs. The value the technology delivers is a strategic win for Clarizen’s customers, and we look forward to sharing more patented innovations with them in the future.”

The patent recognizes the uniqueness of the underlying technology of Clarizen’s cloud-based enterprise-class work collaboration and project management solution. Clarizen’s “make your own rules” capability is unique within the enterprise work collaboration market, making content configurable and empowering users to control how an email is converted into action.

Clarizen’s patented electronic messaging technology allows users to build and customize their email rules and routing system via Clarizen InterAct.

Clarizen customers can:

  • Generate an unlimited number of email addresses and associated actions, business and routing rules
  • Send an email via Clarizen requesting an updated report and quickly receive a reply with the report attached
  • Submit an issue to InterAct via email or a form, prompting the issue to be automatically added to the appropriate project with a notification sent to the project manager

“Email is still by far the most used collaboration tool, but email was not really built to support collaboration (many-to-many). What Clarizen has done with this patent is part of a trend we are seeing where team members are moving from email to more context-based in-app communications,” said David Coleman, senior research analyst at Gigaom Research and managing director of Collaborative Strategies, Inc. “Clarizen’s patented technology bridges the gap between today’s reality and supporting a more efficient process by letting the emails themselves become drivers of tasks, issues or projects.”

For more information about Clarizen InterAct, click here.

The Work Graph
The way most companies work is broken. First we build work groups, and then we engage in conversations, which may become actions and, ideally, these actions become deliverables.  Each of these typically live in disconnected “islands” of activity, managed by different systems.  Clarizen is different in that it connects these islands into a “work graph” that is organically created through the act of getting work done. The work graph enables collaboration that drives results, turning every organization into a high-performance operation.

About Clarizen
Clarizen is the leader in enterprise-class work collaboration and project management solutions that harness the power of the cloud to get work done efficiently, effectively and with better results. Fast to deploy and easy to use, Clarizen is redefining enterprise collaboration by connecting social context with tasks and projects to drive increased productivity and profitability. Clarizen fuels the high-performance teams of more than 2,300 organizations across 76 countries, including dozens of the Fortune 500. Most recently, Gigaom Research rated Clarizen at the top in its Sector RoadMap: process-based collaboration in 2014 report. Founded in 2006, Clarizen is privately held with offices in San Mateo, California and Hod Hasharon, Israel. For more information, visit

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