Increased Demand for Enterprise Work Collaboration and Project Management Solutions Drives Record APAC Growth
SAN MATEO, CA – November 7, 2013 – Clarizen, the leader in enterprise work collaboration software, today revealed an enterprise-wide contract with Mirait Corp, a division of NTT in Japan, furthering its continued momentum in the Asia Pacific region. By enabling organizations to energize and empower high-performance teams, Clarizen’s APAC business has grown 30% year-over-year, while the company’s worldwide growth also accelerates with the addition of more than 250 customers in Q3 alone.
“At Mirait we see the cloud, and Clarizen specifically, as an integral part of our business strategy,” said Takuma Hori, solution department manager at Mirait. “By helping to improve many of our priorities – including reducing costs, increasing utilization rates, and making our teams more efficient and agile – Clarizen has helped to truly empower our organization.”
There is a new level of cloud maturity growing in the Asia Pacific region, according to the 3rd annual VMware Cloud Index, a commissioned study conducted across Asia Pacific by Forrester Consulting and ITR (in Japan only). For example, cloud computing is increasingly seen as a business enabler, with 83 percent of participating organizations stating that cloud can empower their businesses by simplifying access to IT resources.
Reflecting this strong industry momentum, Clarizen’s work collaboration solutions are being selected by small businesses and large organizations alike, across all industries and sectors in APAC. Companies such as Mirait Corporation, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Pinnacle Films, Airbus China, and D & M Holdings, a Denon and Marantz Company are choosing Clarizen to help increase efficiency and transparency across their company initiatives.
“We needed better visibility and real-time access to information in a centralized system instead of relying on a combination of spreadsheets, emails and other technology to manage projects and Clarizen fit the bill,” said Sherard Kingston, managing director of Pinnacle Films. “Plus they recognize that the future of work and project management is now global, mobile and social – a key pillar in Pinnacle’s philosophy of getting work done more efficiently.”
“This is the era of real-time and there is a true need for immediate visibility in order to make better business decisions,” said Avinoam Nowogrodski, CEO and co-founder of Clarizen. “Like so many others, APAC organizations are now tapping into new, unique and powerful technologies like Clarizen, to energize high-performance teams to gain a competitive edge. We are looking to arm our customers with tools to reinvent the way they conduct business – literally to change the future of work.”
Clarizen’s acceleration in APAC reflects its growing momentum in the market. Other recent highlights include:
- The release of Clarizen v6, the newest version of its award-winning cloud-based platform, and the first solution to combine true social engagement with powerful project management. Clarizen v6 redefines collaboration for the enterprise by putting social to work to help organizations achieve operational excellence.
- The launch of its integration with JIRA to deliver an end-to-end solution for engineering and agile development. The JIRA integration allows companies to link existing bug and issue tracking system to Clarizen’s leading enterprise work collaboration and project management solution.
- The appointment of former SAP executive Ted Purcell as Clarizen senior vice president, worldwide sales.
- Winning the 2013 Deloitte Fast 50 “Top 5” regional recognition for company growth, the 2013 Silver Stevie® International Business Award in the fastest-growing company category, the Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International for fast growth, and the 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner for creating technology innovations for the global Silicon Valley.
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 2,000 organizations across 76 countries, including more than 25 of the Fortune 500. In 2013, Clarizen received the SIIA CODiE Award for “Best Product Management Solution.” Founded in 2005, Clarizen is privately held with offices in San Mateo, California and Hod Hasharon, Israel. For more information, visit clarizen.com.
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