Evaluation Based on Strategy, Current Offering and Market Presence

2016q4_collaborative-work-management_121721San Mateo, CA – October 17, 2016Clarizen, a global leader in collaborative work management software, today announced it has been positioned by Forrester Research as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Collaborative Work Management, Q4 2016 report*. After conducting product evaluations of thirteen different software vendors, Forrester included Clarizen among the Leaders in the Wave based on a 25 criteria evaluation which were grouped into three high-level buckets: strategy, current offering and market presence.

In its review of Clarizen, the report states “Clarizen leads the pack in enterprise collaborative work management. A strong performer in project portfolio management (PPM), this vendor also shines in [collaborative work management] CWM, allowing organizations to get tremendous visibility into both planned and ad hoc activities,” wrote author Margo Visitacion, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research in the report. “Clarizen’s ability to connect employees, partners, and customers in secure workspaces drives greater productivity coupled with a rewarding user experience.”

“In 2013 we set out on a mission to bring a modern, more productive approach to work management: to connect people to their work, engage teams and give organizations the visibility and real-time intelligence they need to succeed,” said Boaz Chalamish, CEO of Clarizen. “We not only consider our designation as a leader in collaborative work management by Forrester confirmation of this mission, but validation that we have created a work management solution that brings immediate value and ROI to enterprises who adopt it.”

Chalamish adds, “This market continues to mature and with companies like Slack and Facebook entering the market, it only serves to validate the importance of collaborative work management. To make a difference at work people need to connect but not just socially—they need to collaborate in context with real work and real objectives to move things forward. We thank Forrester for this acknowledgement and look forward to continuing to innovate and deliver a world class product for our customers.”

According to the report: “Customer-obsessed firms take an outside-in approach, relying heavily on collaboration, to deliver desirable products and services. Product, marketing, and technology teams exchange information with a wide circle of people, both internal and external to the company.” The report notes, “Email remains the primary vehicle for sharing information: 77% of information workers use email to communicate internally, and 76% use it to share information with external partners — and they do so frequently.”

The report also states, “CWM provides an antidote to email disruptions, as it allows users to create a workspace for teams to collaborate in order to deliver an outcome, capture conversations in the context of the work they’re performing; plan and manage projects without having to adhere to a formal methodology; [and] personalize the workspace to support the way an individual works.”

The report also states that Clarizen’s “strong yet intuitive UI enables users to adapt the product to support multiple formal project delivery practices…” and that its “collaboration capabilities are especially strong.”

Clarizen sees its ranking in the report as a reflection of the company’s commitment to solving one of the biggest issues enterprise companies face today: keeping people engaged and productive so that company investments and initiatives can deliver on their expected business goals.

With project management, configurable workflow automation and in-context collaboration Clarizen’s work management approach delivers new context and insight that empowers employees with a sense of purpose. They see how their work connects to the bigger picture and gain a full real-time view of what is really happening. Leaders are able to flourish in this environment as well, with an accurate view of the enterprise they can predict trends, seize opportunities and focus on delivering better business and customer outcomes.

Forrester employs a rigorous process to create a Forrester Wave. Highlights include generating a detailed taxonomy of product attributes, gathering and validating data, and creating the Forrester Wave graphic. The Forrester Wave also includes a spreadsheet tool that is designed for end users to create their own shortlists based on their own particular needs.

Most recently, Clarizen also received top placement in Software Advice’s new FrontRunners quadrant for project management software, powered by Gartner Methodology. Similar in design to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, the FrontRunners quadrant provides a data-driven assessment of top performing products that offer the best capability and value for businesses.

To read the full 2016 Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Collaborative Work Management report, please click here. To learn more about Clarizen’s offerings, view a product tour, or subscribe to the Clarizen blog.

*The Forrester Wave™ is copyrighted by Forrester Research, Inc. Forrester and Forrester Wave™ are trademarks of Forrester Research, Inc. The Forrester Wave™ is a graphical representation of Forrester’s call on a market and is plotted using a detailed spreadsheet with exposed scores, weightings, and comments. Forrester does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in the Forrester Wave. Information is based on best available resources. Opinions reflect judgment at the time and are subject to change.

About Clarizen
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. Clarizen is a twice-recognized leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management and brings greater engagement and progress to enterprise companies across 79 countries. The company is privately held with office locations including San Mateo (California), Tel Aviv and London. To learn more, visit clarizen.com.

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