Wellesley, MA - April 6, 2009 - THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that Clarizen has been named the latest winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.
The BoSS Awards program was announced in January 2009 as the latest initiative by THINKstrategies to bring attention to SaaS and cloud computing companies which are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations, and greater profitability.
Clarizen is a leading provider of collaborative online project management software that allows businesses to easily manage all of their projects and resources in a single environment. The company has enabled Runbeck Election Services, providers of secure and automated ballot production and processing, to manage their complex projects and reduce the length of status calls from 1.5 hours to about 20 minutes. This translates into productivity improvements of several hours a week for the project team.
Another example of Clarizen's business benefits is Stone Cobra, a leader in enterprise software and services that align organizations with industry best practices and market-leading technology solutions. Stone Cobra's engineering team has saved approximately 40 hours or $4,000 worth of billable hours by leveraging Clarizen's project management application.
"Online project management is a necessity for teams that need an efficient tool for effective collaboration, participation, communication and accountability," stated Avinoam Nowogrodski, CEO of Clarizen. "Clarizen's SaaS solution helps users translate their investment into significant cost savings. Winning the BoSS award is further proof that we are committed to providing project teams with the highest level of functionality, without the complexity."
"As organizations become more dispersed they must adopt new tools and methodologies to effectively manage and coordinate their employees and external stakeholders," stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, the founder of the SaaS Showplace and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the strategic consulting firm which conceived and administers the Showplace. "In just 18 months of availability, Clarizen's rapid growth is a clear indication that it solutions are responding to these changing needs and delivering measurable business benefits to its customers."
The BoSS Award program is an ongoing initiative to identify and promote SaaS, and 'cloud computing', companies which are offering on-demand solutions which are generating measurable business benefits for their customers.
BoSS award winners are given special designation on the SaaS Showplace, with a summary of their award-winning solution(s) and customer success story. Award winners are also recognized in the SaaS Showplace newsletter, and are able to promote their award designation on their website and in pre-approved company material.
IT/business decision-makers a quick directory of the leading SaaS providers and a convenient source of valuable insight regarding SaaS trends.
SaaS providers a targeted tool to increase their visibility among enterprise decision-makers, and gain access to key enabling technology suppliers.
Enabling technology suppliers a specialized platform to increase industry awareness regarding their SaaS solutions.
The SaaS Showplace is now the largest and highest ranked, vendor-independent, online directory and resource center of industry best practices in the SaaS market. For more information, go to www.saas-showplace.com or www.thinksaas.com.
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About THINKstrategies, Inc.
THINKstrategies, Inc. is the only strategic consulting services company formed specifically to address the unprecedented business challenges facing IT managers, solutions providers and investors today as the technology industry shifts toward a services orientation.
THINKstrategies' mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.