San Mateo, Calif. – April 13, 2017 – Clarizen, the global leader in collaborative work management software, today announced new, unique features that increase team efficiency, boost collaboration, and accelerate time to value in the newest version of its cloud-based platform.
Improved Collaboration and Efficiency
Clarizen’s Slide Publisher features a wizard-based tool for creating branded presentations with project data collected from team members, using the organization’s standard corporate branding and reporting template. No more wasted staff hours collecting data from disparate sources, and manually copying-and-pasting information into a presentation. Users can now create branded a PowerPoint template for project reporting that is available across the entire organization.
“We understand that teams need to provide updates on project status to executives, customers and/or partners that highlights whether milestones are met, and flagging areas of concern,” said Yoav Boaz, VP of Product at Clarizen. “Slide Publisher makes it easy by automating the traditionally painful status reporting process. Project managers may have to rush to their next meeting, but now they will be fully prepared. And, professional service managers will now find it considerably easier to collaborate with their clients, which increases satisfaction rates and drives better project outcomes.”
The new Financial Planning module combines the simplicity of a spreadsheet for data entry with the control and structure that large organizations require for tracking a project’s business impact and financial status at scale, and over time.
Financial Planning offers users several benefits, including the ability to track actuals, budgets and forecasts of project costs and revenue; identify capital and operational expenses, including both billable and nonbillable; and easily identify variances over the entire project duration. Clarizen makes it simple for project managers to track and analyze financials across the entire life of the project, gain foresight earlier into financial overruns, and allow effective collaboration between project leaders and the financial team.
Information-rich Project Overview
With the latest release, it’s never been easier to bring project views alive with color and varied formatting options such as rich text, tables, embedded images, multiple text sizes and hyperlinks. Clarizen’s Project Overview feature lets customers mix key project data inside Clarizen with custom-designed content.
Faster Time to Value
Clarizen works with its customers to regularly analyze and document best practices for helping companies become business agile quickly. With that, Clarizen is releasing a new set of customer-proven IT best practices for delivering successful projects from ideation to execution, including prepared packages of apps that have proven to be best-suited for specific IT use cases.
Users can follow Clarizen’s best practices to manage the entire project lifecycle from request intake through resourcing to project reporting, all with role-based guides on how best to deploy Clarizen.
Clarizen’s new Excel Import is an enterprise grade feature that allows companies to quickly migrate their projects from Microsoft Excel to Clarizen, saving considerable time. It enables users to work offline, share updatable data with external stakeholders, and bring in data from third-party tools in just seconds. It’s easy to import data directly from Microsoft Excel to quickly add or update existing Work Items, Cases, People, Customers, Groups, or Data Objects into Clarizen.
The Clarizen Spring 2017 Release is now available at no additional charge to existing Clarizen customers. All Clarizen customers enjoy bi-weekly product updates, which include new features in preview mode, as well as major scheduled quarterly releases with new functionality and enhancements.
The new financial planning module is accessible via a controlled availability program. Interested customers should contact their customer success manager.
Clarizen delivers secure, cloud-based collaborative work management solutions built on the vision of business agility. Clarizen’s PPM solution combines cross-company project management with configurable workflow automation. Discussions, tasks, projects and portfolios are all accessible from Clarizen’s scalable enterprise platform. Internal and external stakeholders both gain easy access to a single source of information to improve work execution, collaborate in-context, optimize resources and respond faster. Clarizen is a leader in Forrester’s Enterprise Collaborative Work Management report and is a two-time leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management. To learn more, visit clarizen.com.