Leading Industry Award Earned for Innovation, Vision in SaaS

MENLO PARK, Calif. – May 3, 2007 – In recognition of its innovative on-demand project management software, Clarizen Inc. received the Software 07 Conference Visionary Award at the Israeli software industry group’s recent Software 2007 Summit. The coveted award recognized three companies for advances in software for business innovation.

“Clarizen’s vision and deep understanding of the potential of the Software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model to promote collaboration between businesses has resulted in an innovative and highly collaborative enterprise-grade project management solution that can rapidly bring value to business users in a wide variety of industries around the world,” said Software 2007 conference chairman Amos Maggor.

“The global trend of strong support for SaaS and on-demand delivery models will continue, bringing dynamic new players to the global software stage,” says Ken Wasch, president of the U.S.-based SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association). “Clarizen’s SaaS approach and ability to ease significant business and operation pain points makes it an exciting new innovator to watch.”

Clarizen CEO and co-founder Avi Nowogrodski addressed the general assembly with “Winning Through Partnerships” and participated in the SaaS panel on “SaaS for the Enterprise” at the conference.

Clarizen’s collaborative project management solution is already being tested by users from dozens of companies worldwide who have joined the company’s design partners program. Clarizen will launch the public Beta of its project management service in mid-2007. Businesses may register to join Clarizen’s Beta service or apply to become a design partner at the company’s website: clarizen.com

About Software 07

Drawing 1,500 participants, Software 2007 Summit is Israel’s leading software conference. This year’s event included keynotes by Mr. Richard H. Jones, U.S. Ambassador to Israel; Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, Leader of the Opposition and former Prime Minister of Israel; and industry leaders including Shlomo Waxe, Director General, Israeli Association of Electronics and Software Industries (IAESI); Reuven Agassi, former chairman of SAP Israel, and Ken Wasch, President of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). More information can be found at //www.software-conf.co.il

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 800 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit //www.siia.net

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