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Clarizen

66 Ratings

Conga ActionGrid

9 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

Clarizen

66 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Conga ActionGrid

  • It is perfect for finding opportunities near a certain zip code.
  • Also great for finding candidates in the same regard.
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Clarizen

I have had the pleasure of seeing Clarizen implemented in many different ways by many different organizations. I attended an event where we received presentations from a few organizations and I was blown away at the vast differences in implementations. Clarizen is not a one size fits all. Clarizen is a "How can we fit you" company. There is one key question to ask during a selection process. What are my requirements? Clarizen will meet them, will others? Here were our key requirements (I fully expect yours to be different):
  • Robust API tool set to connect with existing technologies
  • Versatile in order to fit in the “middle” of TCiCT’s environment
  • Capture project metrics – particularly effort/time tracking
  • Give PMO insights into project costs and actual resource utilization
  • Store and organize work notes
  • Enable ongoing, real-time project visibility
  • Accessible by all necessary team members, not just PMO staff
  • User friendly to avoid triggering change management issues
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Conga ActionGrid
7.8
Clarizen
6.5
Task Management
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Clarizen
8.8
Resource Management
Conga ActionGrid
8.0
Clarizen
7.8
Gantt Charts
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Clarizen
4.2
Scheduling
Conga ActionGrid
6.0
Clarizen
8.6
Workflow Automation
Conga ActionGrid
7.0
Clarizen
5.6
Team Collaboration
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Clarizen
7.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Conga ActionGrid
8.0
Clarizen
3.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Clarizen
5.1
Document Management
Conga ActionGrid
9.5
Clarizen
7.9
Email integration
Conga ActionGrid
10.0
Clarizen
7.9
Mobile Access
Conga ActionGrid
9.5
Clarizen
5.5
Timesheet Tracking
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Clarizen
8.1
Change request and Case Management
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Clarizen
3.9
Budget and Expense Management
Conga ActionGrid
6.0
Clarizen
5.3

Professional Services Automation

Conga ActionGrid
4.9
Clarizen
3.1
Quotes/estimates
Conga ActionGrid
5.5
Clarizen
Invoicing
Conga ActionGrid
4.0
Clarizen
Project & financial reporting
Conga ActionGrid
5.0
Clarizen
4.1
Integration with accounting software
Conga ActionGrid
5.0
Clarizen
2.0

Pros

  • Helps me find candidates within a certain radius
  • Keeps me organized with talent within my network
  • Gives optimum results for all tasks related to recruiting
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  • Incorporation of dependent dates for milestones; series of events automatically adjust depending on other events in the product pipeline.
  • Ability to share personalized schedules, in real time, with our clients.
  • Built-in ecosystem for magaging and notifying assigned personel to duties
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Cons

  • It could be more accurate
  • Better views would be nice. cleaner
  • Wish the refreshing was quicker
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  • I'm not completely satisfied with the reporting. I have access to the Excel plug-in, but system users run ad-hoc reports directly in Clarizen. The issue is that the tables are not relational. For example, if someone wants to run a project comparing project variables to timesheets, they have to build pivot tables which is daunting for many users. Ideally, we would have a company wide reporting infrastructure that we could use in conjunction with Clarizen and we are starting to look into acquiring an appropriate data analytics / visualization tool.
  • The Clarizen system comes with some pre-set flags that are based on industry benchmarks. While these can be useful, they do not always apply, and I wish we could turn them or at least modify them to meet our own criteria. For example, red flags sometimes get generated if a budget is off track or a project is a day late. But these are often not real issues and we would like to be able to clear the red flags or set our own thresholds.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Clarizen7.5
Based on 27 answers
It has worked well for us so far and it took a long time to get the users to adopt it and use it on a regular basis, I cant think of anything that would make us want to change.
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Usability

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Clarizen7.3
Based on 5 answers
easy to use and it is very effective for meeting our project management requiremtns
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Reliability and Availability

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Clarizen8.2
Based on 3 answers
Sometimes it is slow when everyone is entering their time on Fridays or Mondays but other than that we rarely see downtime and maintenance notifications are well in advance.
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Performance

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Clarizen9.1
Based on 5 answers
Reports: Quick to Reasonable

Most Ancillary Pages: Quick to Reasonable
(By "ancillary" I mean lesser used/master data maintenance pages - e.g. People, Customers, Individual Tasks, Milestones, etc.)

Work Plan (with 100 sub items): Reasonable to Slow
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Support

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Clarizen8.8
Based on 5 answers
Any questions we pose to Clarizen are addressed immediately and I receive an answer usually within a matter of hours as opposed to days with other software companies. Clarizen really works hard to get back to it customers quickly and it is well appreciated. When you have a question or struggling, timeliness is important.
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In-Person Training

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Clarizen8.2
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• We worked with a Project Manager on their side. He was very good about developing a project plan to hit our goal. I think we had weekly or twice weekly calls – very steady cadence over 3 month period.
• Their PM skills were great – kept us on task. For the last week, they sent 2 people on site and they did training for power users. After that a couple of them revisited here
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Online Training

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Clarizen5.4
Based on 5 answers
Our trainer, Alex, is exceptional and knows the product really well. I swear he must have wrote the product himself! His manner with training is very easy going, gives you homework that is applicable to what you need to learn and stages it correctly for you. It was a pleasure to be trained by him.
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Implementation

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Clarizen8.2
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I performed the implementation with our Clarizen provide trainer, who knew the product 100% and it went quickly and without a problem. It was a pleasurable process without the problems other software implementation often encounter. Kudos to the Clarizen team for making this a worry free process for their clients because it is worry free.
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Alternatives Considered

It's excellent. It really helps optimize a search.
Natalie Fiore profile photo
AtTask, EPM Live, CorasWorksThere were many different reasons why we chose Clarizen but ease of use, functionality and price and adaptability were our top reasons.
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Return on Investment

  • It has allowed me to stay more organized
  • It has yielded great search results
  • I like the search capabilities
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  • It helped us keep track of scheduling.
  • It helped us manage resources for projects.
  • It helped us know when resources were overbooked and we needed to delegate or loop in a freelancer.
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Pricing Details

Conga ActionGrid

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Conga ActionGrid Editions & Modules
Conga ActionGrid
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Clarizen

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Clarizen Editions & Modules
Clarizen
Edition
Enterprise Edition
$451
Unlimited Edition
$601
1. per user per month
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