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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

Microsoft Power BI

In case of information that is being generated and used by different departments in organizations who might not be working closely with each other but still see and use the information, being able to put together all the information in an understandable and easy to interpret format is important so that everybody is making decisions based on the same information and its easy to digest the information. I believe here the powerbi dashboards and reports are really very valuable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

Clarizen One
4.5
Microsoft Power BI
Project & financial reporting
Clarizen One
6.5
Microsoft Power BI
Integration with accounting software
Clarizen One
2.6
Microsoft Power BI

BI Standard Reporting

Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Publish to Web
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Versioning
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
7.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Access Control and Security

Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.9

Mobile Capabilities

Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
REST API
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
iFrames
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Java API
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Clarizen One
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

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

Microsoft Power BI

  • Using features like Power Query, which is in itself like a tool like Excel, you can clean and preview data before using it for analysis purposes. If you have used Excel in the past, Power Query will, for the most part, be a cakewalk for you.
  • The predominant feature one comes to Power BI is the ability to create automated formidable dashboards that everyone refers to before or during meetings to encourage and substantiate decision-making.
  • If required, based on specific data points, reports are triggered automatically to certain people as well.
Tanish Pruthi | 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

Microsoft Power BI

  • Since it's a complex system, need a technical team or administrator to manage.
  • I don't like being locked out. Make it easier to stay log[ged] in and not fill in password.
  • SSO login would be huge! This would save a lot of time and improve security.
Greg Watkins | 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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | 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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 51 answers
It is a great product, but unless you already have a lot of experience with similar software it can be a little difficult to really get going in using the software. Once you get the hang of the UI and the data importing/sync, it is pretty simple to build the reports you need and to manage and update those reports.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Microsoft Power BI

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

Microsoft Power BI

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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.3
Based on 47 answers
Microsoft's support is standard, and typically the difficulties that arise when using Power BI correspond to managing Azure. Regarding the use of Power BI to do reports and analysis, the support of Microsoft is regular; However, the Power BI Users Community is active and frequently publishes manuals and tutorials on YouTube, with which practically all doubts regarding the basic and intermediate use of the tool can be resolved.
Dustin Ghia | 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

Microsoft Power BI

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

Microsoft Power BI

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

Microsoft Power BI

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

Microsoft Power BI

Again, I would say [Microsoft] Power BI stacks up right in the middle against their competitors. It gets the job done in terms of data aggregation and visualization, but it lacks user experience and ease of building. Most sales reps I spoke with didn't like the tool because it wasn't easy to look at or pretty. And most developers didn't prefer building on it because it was clunky and we had a lot of bugs. At the end of the day it was usable and not the worst, so we dealt with it as we were a Microsoft company.
Alex Brielmann | 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

Microsoft Power BI

  • Positive - Allowing users to migrate from Excel to a more modern platform saving hundreds of man hours from dealing with poor data practices and VBA related shenanigans.
  • Positive - Good and inexpensive entry point to serve as a starting point on educating developers and end users on data visualization best/worst practices.
  • Negative - Another barrier to hiring, as users are expected to have Power BI experience which lowers the number of potential candidates.
David Shi | 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

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$9.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Clarizen One
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Clarizen One
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Clarizen One
7.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Clarizen One
8.2
Microsoft Power BI

Performance

Clarizen One
9.1
Microsoft Power BI

Support Rating

Clarizen One
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

In-Person Training

Clarizen One
8.2
Microsoft Power BI

Online Training

Clarizen One
5.4
Microsoft Power BI

Implementation Rating

Clarizen One
8.2
Microsoft Power BI

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