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Clarizen: Building a Better Project Team

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Clarizen: Building a Better Project Team

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The team behind Clarizen wants users to "Kiss Microsoft Project Goodbye." Clarizen, Inc. credits its project management solution with three key benefits that give it an edge over Microsoft Project software: It's intuitive, it's web-based, and it promotes easy teamwork.

Avinoam Nowogrodski, CEO and co-founder along with executive vice president of R&D Tanya Epstein, says Clarizen holds true to its name, which is a combination of "clarity" and "Zen." More than 13,000 users have seen the value in the management solution and are now signed up for the service.

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Nowogrodski says the on-demand solution takes project management to a higher level so users can manage the project execution phase as well. Users can try out collaborative features such as wikilike notes, email alerts, and discussion boards to keep the entire team informed. One of the biggest pluses is the fact that email can be seamlessly integrated along with a SaaS platform to let users adopt and collaborate wherever they are. Since the project planning is done in real time, the results are in sync with existing timelines and budgets. "Managers can keep users accountable for any of the tasks involved in a project," he says. …

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