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Clarizen to Demonstrate SaaS Project Management for AutoCAD Software at Autodesk University 2008

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. – November 10, 2008 – Clarizen, a provider of on-demand, online project management software, today announced its integration with Autodesk’s AutoCAD software. The partnership lets engineers and developers using AutoCAD software work directly with Clarizen’s SaaS project management solution to update and manage their projects directly without leaving their AutoCAD system.
Clarizen will also exhibit and demonstrate its SaaS project management solution at the Autodesk University 2008 trade show in Las Vegas from December 2-5, 2008. Autodesk University brings together a community of professionals including product users, instructors, software developers and tools suppliers to participate in a time-tested model of efficient learning and networking. Clarizen’s session will explore the benefits of integrating on-demand project management and computer-aided design (CAD) to manage and track projects within the AutoCAD software environment and enable real-time collaboration for designers and suppliers that need to be in constant communication.
The integration between the AutoCAD system and Clarizen lets users update, change or create documents within the CAD environment so that all project information is available via AutoCAD’s main menu. In addition, information is accessible to managers, clients and other distributed teams via Clarizen’s online project management solution. Users benefit from increased productivity and streamlined project execution that helps ensure that no items are overlooked while managing multiple projects at the same time.
The integration responds to the market demand of being able to seamlessly move between design and project management environments. The SaaS platform lets CAD users in industries work in network-based multi-dimensional collaboration which is needed in today’s project management world. Industries include architecture, engineering, construction, automotive, transportation, education, government, manufacturing, media, entertainment, utilities and telecommunications. This integration responds to the market demand of being able to seamlessly move between design and project management environments.
“Clarizen is able to provide a completely new and innovative solution for engineering teams who use AutoCAD software by connecting their existing on-premise enterprise desktop systems with the online world” said Clarizen CEO Avinoam Nowogrodski. “This integration ensures that our customers can manage their projects seamlessly and with absolutely no disruption to their existing work processes.”