Clarizen Work-Management Solution Enhances Enterprise Productivity With Google Apps and iCalendar1
Work Management Company Continues to Deliver Best-in-Class Solution
SAN MATEO, CA--(March 16, 2010) - Clarizen today announced V4.5 of its Work Management Solution. V4.5 is a major release that adds, among other things, the ability to edit, upload and create documents in Google Apps™ from within its SaaS work-management solution. This integration enables the more than 2 million businesses that already use Google Apps to fully manage work processes, projects and people directly from Clarizen. Google Apps™ users can now create and edit documents from within Clarizen in context of their project timelines and task lists. Version 4.5 also adds support for iCalendar, a standard format that allows sharing of calendars, giving Clarizen users more visibility into their team’s work.
Clarizen’s iCalendar integration enables users to subscribe to their projects and tasks calendars and to synchronize them with a variety of popular calendars, including Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal and Google Calendar. Clarizen users can feed lists of tasks, timelines and milestones directly into iCalendar for real-time synchronization to their team members.
"In V4.5 Clarizen has incorporated many customer feature requests into the product. By listening to the company’s customers, Clarizen is able to continually enhance its offering to better suit its customers’ needs," said Rachel Haim Hadas, Vice President Product at Clarizen. "These requests are received from our customers through either direct contact with our customer success team or through our community site where our users interact with both the company and other customers through various forums."
"Clarizen’s SaaS solution now combines the strength of operational visibility with access to Google’s powerful business collaboration tools. We incorporated key applications like Google Docs and iCalendar to provide agile response to the growing market demand for integrated cloud applications," said Avinoam Nowogrodski, Founder and CEO of Clarizen. "Version 4.5 enhances our core work management solution and increases our support for business processes. We enable customers to manage not only their projects and resources, but also collaborate through clean scheduling, scalable project views, a simple user interface, integration with Google Docs and many additional features that facilitate strong teamwork and process optimization."
Founded in 2005, Clarizen is a privately held, venture-backed company based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, with US headquarters in San Mateo, CA. The company recently secured $8 million in C-round funding put forward by Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, and Carmel Ventures, for $24 million in total investment. Clarizen customers include UPS, Autodesk, Anritsu, ESRI, Lenovo, Fortinet and NBC. For more information, visit http://www.clarizen.com
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