• 10 Feb 2016

    Clarizen Closes 2015 with Record Number of Enterprise Expansions, International Presence

    Company Reports Continued Enterprise Customer Momentum, Product Enhancements and Industry Accolades

    SAN MATEO, Calif. – February 10, 2016 – Clarizen, a global leader in collaborative work management software, today announced it has closed out a successful 2015, with 45 percent year-over-year growth in total bookings and a record number of enterprise expansions. The company also opened an office in Australia, appointed new EMEA-region leadership, announced significant product enhancements, and won several industry awards.
    “Our growing enterprise customer roster and international expansion underscore Clarizen’s commitment to delivering collaborative work management that enables companies to move faster,” saidBoaz Chalamish, CEO at Clarizen. “Today’s employees need a work management solution that is as innovative and forward-looking as they are. We will continue to fine-tune our industry-leading product, empowering today’s workers to get their jobs done efficiently and effectively.”
    Clarizen posted a record number of enterprise expansions and welcomed many new enterprise customers during the second half of 2015. Several include: Equinix, Kaiser Permanente, Shutterfly, AAA Carolinas, and quote-to-cash software provider Apttus.
    “Equinix is the largest global data center & colocation provider, offering the world’s most connected data centers in 40 markets across five continents. Connection, communication and collaboration are core company values – and teaming with Clarizen has sharpened our teams’ ability to collaborate both internally and externally,” said Brian Lillie, CIO at Equinix. “Real-time access and information sharing – anytime, anywhere – is helping all teams stay synchronized on projects, deadlines and updates, eliminating gaps and delays.”
    Additional 2H 2015 Highlights:

    • Clarizen expanded its US operations by 50 percent and moved into its new US headquarters to accommodate the expansion and continued growth in 2016.
    • Clarizen appointed Paul Roberts as the new vice president of EMEA and Hayley-Jayne Cone as director of EMEA professional services and customer success, both based in the company’s fast-expanding London office. The company opened its London office earlier in 2015.
    • The company opened a new Australia office in September 2015.
    • The company announced its Summer 2015 Release, offering 360-degree visibility at any level of the enterprise, allowing teams to identify and manage exceptions to increase their effectiveness.
    • The Fall 2015 Product Release, announced in November, delivers dynamic new options for viewing work as well as a stronger integration between JIRA and Clarizen.
    • Clarizen released its integration with Gainsight™, leveraging Clarizen’s existing Salesforce platform integration to increase transparency across all roles involved with procuring and managing a customer.
    • Clarizen was named to JMP Securities’ “Hot 100” list of Best Privately Held Software Companies for the second consecutive year. Companies are selected each year based on financial growth, products and services, quality of leadership, customers and market potential.
    • Clarizen was selected a winner for “powerful collaborative work management software” and named toKMWorld’s Trend-Setting Products of 2015; it also received finalist award designations from V3 Technology Awards 2015Computing Vendor Excellence Awards and Constellation SuperNova Awards 2015.

  • 27 Jan 2016

    EMC and Cellwize Validate Technology that Delivers Enhanced Customer Centricity Capabilities to Operators

    Closed-loop customer-centric solution enables operators to tweak network resources for target markets

    Cellwize, a leading Self-Organizing Network (SON) solutions provider, has validated that its Value-Driven SON® (VDS) technology interoperates with EMC’s Real-Time Intelligence (RTI) platform to create a solution that enables mobile operators to self-adapt and prioritize their network resources in real-time.

    The Cellwize closed-loop system feeds quality measurements back to the analytics engine to continuously improve services, enabling operators to tweak network resources to solve performance pain points and offer revenue generating services for specific market segments in an agile and systematic way. The end goal is to reduce subscriber churn, increase positive word-of-mouth, social media endorsements and enhance brand perception in addition to creating potential for new revenue streams.

    There are several opportunities for an enhanced customer experience for specific target markets being explored including first responders, rush hour commuters, enterprise customers, university campuses, and IoT applications including smart cities and connected cars.

    “The multi-vendor, cross-technology nature of the Cellwize customer-centric solution has been a key reason for our choosing to work with Cellwize to validate its technology,” said David Hudson, General Manager of Telecom Modernization at EMC Corporation. “Finding ways to bring innovative SON solutions from Cellwize to market will help enable us to provide mobile operators with lasting customer loyalty and new opportunities.”

    “EMC’s ability to ingest and distribute millions of data events per second will give our customer-centric SON solution the ability to take action on a superset of business and network insights and boost performance for precise market segments,” said Ofir Zemer, CEO of Cellwize. “Working with EMC is part of our strategy to leverage our latest infusion of capital to create a stronger SON ecosystem to provide end-to-end differentiating solutions for our customers.”

  • 27 Jan 2016

    Personetics Secures Multiple Multi-million Dollar Agreements with Leading Global Financial Institutions

    NEW YORK, January 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

    Personetics, the leading provider of personalized digital guidance solutions for the financial industry, announced the company has signed several seven-figure contracts with major global banks and card issuers that will extend the deployment of itspersonalized digital banking technology to over 15 million users.

    The Personetics Predictive Analytics platform is a white label solution embedded in a bank's web and mobile applications. It empowers banks to analyze vast amounts of customer data on-the-fly to accurately identify and anticipate individual customer needs. Based on real-time analysis of customer situation and behavior, Personetics delivers personalized and relevant self-service and guidance at each step of the customer journey.

    The signing of these multi-million dollar contracts marks a record-breaking growth year for Personetics. The number of financial institutions using the Personetics solutions has more than doubled over the past twelve months, and the number of bank users that enjoy the benefits of these solutions has more than tripled.

    "Over the past year, we have seen a groundswell of personalization initiatives in banks all over the world. There are many smart people in leadership positions at these banks that are seeing the writing on the wall and realizing they have to do something different if they want to remain relevant to their customers in the digital age," said Personetics Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer David Sosna. "The banks we are working with are seeing an impressive lift in satisfaction and engagement rates as a result of delivering personalized insights and advice to their digital customers. These results underline the accelerated pace of adoption and deployment that we are seeing over the past year and continuing into this year."

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