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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Clarizen One

Clarizen got the job done with time tracking and expense reports, but it didn't do enough to make our organization continue using it. We ended up switching because the key stakeholders (resource management) were unhappy with its offerings. This might be a good fit for smaller organizations that require less feature and capabilities. Instead, our company switched to OpenAir, which has more robust time tracking, expense reports, and PTO accrual and monitoring programs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

EPM Live

I think EPM Live might be the right solution for a much smaller company, who does mainly business to business material sales. As a software company with a ramped subscription model and heavy use of Salesforce, it was not well suited to our business.
Hilary Mohs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Clarizen One
7.0
EPM Live
4.6
Task Management
Clarizen One
8.5
EPM Live
7.0
Resource Management
Clarizen One
7.5
EPM Live
7.0
Gantt Charts
Clarizen One
7.4
EPM Live
7.0
Scheduling
Clarizen One
6.3
EPM Live
5.0
Workflow Automation
Clarizen One
4.8
EPM Live
2.0
Team Collaboration
Clarizen One
6.5
EPM Live
5.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Clarizen One
6.9
EPM Live
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Clarizen One
8.1
EPM Live
Document Management
Clarizen One
5.7
EPM Live
1.0
Email integration
Clarizen One
7.5
EPM Live
1.0
Mobile Access
Clarizen One
6.9
EPM Live
Timesheet Tracking
Clarizen One
8.7
EPM Live
6.0
Change request and Case Management
Clarizen One
7.5
EPM Live
Budget and Expense Management
Clarizen One
5.9
EPM Live

Professional Services Automation

Clarizen One
4.5
EPM Live
3.0
Project & financial reporting
Clarizen One
6.5
EPM Live
3.0
Integration with accounting software
Clarizen One
2.6
EPM Live

Pros

Clarizen One

  • Highly customizable, can develop organization specific workflows, modules, etc.
  • Interface (in most instances) is easy to use. Timesheets, project details, and report modules are fairly easy to navigate and understand.
  • Good comms tools like discussions, group pages, automatic reminders and notifications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

EPM Live

  • Fantastic project management features
  • Cost and Resource management features more than paid for the software
  • Social Collaboration tools improve communication between departments
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Clarizen One

  • Export: I'm not wild about the export options. We created a custom project plan formatter to turn the ugly export in CSV to a customer facing color coded PDF. It's not super easy to give your customers something pretty to look at (although they do offer PPTs)
  • Gantt Charts: All I want in life is a nice little high level set of milestones to pop into a slide I'm showing to a steering committee. It's just not something the system does. I've just had to screen shot a hard to read gantt from the system or recreate in PPT or Visio. No fun
  • Speed: I am not sure what's going on here but Clarizen can be pretty slow to update small changes to project plans. It's rough when you have a laundry list of changes to make but the system is waiting
Sarah Meerschaert | TrustRadius Reviewer

EPM Live

  • This is a solid product. I do not have any suggested changes based on our experience. Cannot understand why there are any negative reviews here. The reviewer(s) must not have given the product a fair chance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 7.5
Based on 27 answers
I give my renewal of this product a 9. It's only because we never know what product may come out next and how other factors in our office political environment may cause impact upon this. If I always had my way, this is what we'd settle on as our de facto project management system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

EPM Live

EPM Live 7.0
Based on 6 answers
The product is just not fitting our needs so we are looking at other alternatives. The system has gone down 3 times in the last 6 months and was down for at least half a day, timesheets have duplicate tasks, and it takes too long to save and submit. When trying to process updates it randomly changes our dates so we have to go back and fix them, sometimes tasks are lost and the system is just very confusing and hard to manipulate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 7.3
Based on 5 answers
It is easy to configure, intuitive. The customization process is in some ways better than Salesforce.com. It has a great UI. It does however depend on how it's implemented.

The design of it is generally fine, however the ability to data upload people from a spreadsheet is an obvious miss.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

EPM Live

EPM Live 3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Reliability and Availability

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 8.2
Based on 6 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.
Shel Hankley | TrustRadius Reviewer

EPM Live

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 9.1
Based on 10 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
Jason Beamer | TrustRadius Reviewer

EPM Live

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 8.0
Based on 12 answers
It's a good experience overall. Clarizen was useful when needed. It's mostly needed for advice on how to do more sophisticated actions or how to change something that was set up administratively. It's seldom used otherwise. The product consistently works, the documentation is acceptable, and the generally intuitive product is easy enough for most staff to pick up without much issue.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

EPM Live

EPM Live 8.3
Based on 2 answers
We get support when needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 8.2
Based on 2 answers
• 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

EPM Live

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 5.4
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

EPM Live

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 8.2
Based on 8 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

EPM Live

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Clarizen One

There were several others I reviewed that I can no longer remember but none of them compared to Clarizen when it came to flexibility. Many factors sold us on Clarizen but most importantly it was that Clarizen was capable of wrapping itself around our existing processes instead of us changing to to meet the software tool. With that said, we are now looking at changing some of our processes due to the fact that Clarizen is such a powerful tool!
Sean Woods, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

EPM Live

EPM was easier to use, with better and simpler UI. The product was also a great combination of price and functionality compared to other tools
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Clarizen One

  • Great customer feedback related to real-time availabilty of project status. We could tailor gant charts to various customers within an organization fairly quickly.
  • Seeing real-time breakdown of costs and time for projects was great. The main page with summary charts was a great way to get information at a glance.
  • Clarizen use definitely helped us stream-line project planning and assisted with identifying bottlenecks.
  • We run many projects in parallel with similar timepoints (pre-, interim-, and post-). The software was pretty straight forward, permitting us to create one project outline then dupiclating it (as a template) for a number of others.
Carlos Chang | TrustRadius Reviewer

EPM Live

  • We had to pay EPM for a solution that was, for our business, unusable
  • We gained much needed experience in working with third party software vendors
Hilary Mohs | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Clarizen One

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Clarizen One Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise Edition$451
Unlimited Edition$601
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

EPM Live

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

EPM Live Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Clarizen One
8.9
EPM Live
1.5

Likelihood to Renew

Clarizen One
7.5
EPM Live
7.0

Usability

Clarizen One
7.3
EPM Live
3.0

Reliability and Availability

Clarizen One
8.2
EPM Live

Performance

Clarizen One
9.1
EPM Live

Support Rating

Clarizen One
8.0
EPM Live
8.3

In-Person Training

Clarizen One
8.2
EPM Live

Online Training

Clarizen One
5.4
EPM Live

Implementation Rating

Clarizen One
8.2
EPM Live

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