Clarizen vs Workfront

Last updated: January 12, 2021

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Clarizen
Clarizen's online project management software facilitates team collaboration and project execution, ensuring data is always up-to-date and aligned with business objectives. No complex software or hardware installations are required due to Clarizen's software-as-a-Service (SaaS) structure, resulting in immediate business impact as teams and projects get up and running instantly.
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Workfront
Manage work in one place with Adobe Workfront, the only online cloud-based project management software to support all work in any methodology.
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2021. Planview acquires Clarizen and Changepoint



Planview announced the acquisitions of two industry leaders: Clarizen, a global leader in enterprise Collaborative Work Management, and Changepoint, a leading enterprise Portfolio Management provider. As a result of the transaction, Planview, Clarizen and Changepoint customers will benefit from being part of a premier community of PMOs, PPM, and Professional Services Automation (PSA) practitioners. The expanded portfolio of solutions will provide customers the tools and resources to better strategically plan and deliver on their most important initiatives. The combination will be transformative for the industry and has received strong feedback from customers to date. The close of the transactions closely follows Planview’s acquisition in December 2020 by TPG Capital and TA Associates, whose investment has focused on accelerating Planview’s growth and vision for Agile and PPM for Enterprises. Clarizen and Changepoint are the company’s largest acquisitions to date and represent an important first step in Planview’s growth strategy for 2021.


2020. Adobe acquires project management startup Workfront for $1.5B



Adobe just announced that it is acquiring marketing workflow management startup Workfront for $1.5 billion. The acquisition gives Adobe more online marketing tooling to fit into its Experience Cloud. This one helps companies manage complex projects inside the marketing department (or elsewhere in the company, for that matter). Workfront’s customers include Home Depot, T-Mobile and Deloitte, and the two companies share 1,000 common customers among Workfront’s 3,000 total customer base. In fact, it has APIs that connect to Adobe Creative Cloud and Experience Cloud, two parts of the company’s product family that marketers frequently access.


2015. Project management service Workfront raised $33 million



Project management solution Workfront (previously known as AtTask) today announced that it has raised a $33 million Series E funding. Workfront currently mostly markets its services at marketing, IT and services teams, but the solution isn’t limited to those kind of teams. It offers these teams everything from basic project and task management services to more elaborate workflow automation, approval, document management and proofing tools. Workfront’s customers include Cisco, Comcast, Trek and Cars.com. Workfront seems to offer more robust enterprise tools than some of its competitors, but it’s obviously operating in a very competitive market with well-funded upstarts like Asana and companies like Atlassian, which is now seeing a lot of traction for its project management tools outside of its traditional developer-centric market.


2009. Clarizen 3.0 add Issue and Expense management

Clarizen 3.0 adds a variety of new features, including the option to manage business issues, track expenses, and view Gantt charts. The company also tweaked Clarizen's design and added more tutorials to its site to make it easier for users to learn how to use Clarizen. The two major updates in this version - Issue management and Expense management. Clarizen's Issue management pane allows project managers to highlight problems with the project, assign someone to solve the problem, and describe exactly what needs to be fixed. In the Expenses pane, you can create an expense report. You can input your own expense description or pick those created by the project manager. If the project manager created expense categories, you can choose the appropriate item from a drop-down list. If not, you can add your own.Clarizen plans start at $24.95 per user per month up to $49.95 per user per month, depending on the number of licenses you need and the length of time you plan to subscribe to the service


2009. Clarizen: Project Management for Non-Project Managers

Israeli startup Clarizen positions itself as a project management and collaboration tool specifically aimed at non-project managers. Of course, Clarizen is a latecomer to the space, but they seem to have the right ingredients: A fairly convenient interface, a smidgen of unique differentiation. Clarizen was designed as a PM tool for operational/functional managers. This is a good move because the biggest failing point in project management is probably during the set-up stage which requires the project be planned out to the “T” before it can be rolled out. This is a process that requires a high level of familiarity with such methodologies, so it’s no surprise why non-professional project managers bail on it so often. Clarizen deals with this basic problem by allowing the project participants to assist in the planning, even if the project has already begun. The collaborative planning and execution can transpire among teams working within the same organization, or among those whose resources are dispersed between two or more companies.