Team players are in demand. According to a recent survey of 500 professionals, 87 percent work on distributed or hybrid teams. And nearly 40 percent of those spend at least 65 percent of their workdays on these teams.

There’s no shortage of collaboration tools. But many companies are still struggling to find the optimal technology.

Clarizen is attempting to help with an update to its workplace collaboration software. Along with enhanced integration with Box, the update should drive efficiency, participation and motivation, the company claims.

3 in 1

Rachel Hadas, vice president of product for Clarizen, said the company offers a "robust but easy-to-use platform." It combines a social business tool with task management and project management, she said. The latest update includes a reports and dashboards module to provide performance insights from multiple perspectives.

Clarizen supports businesses of all sizes and works across industry segments.

Clarizen’s goal was to merge employee communication, collaboration and execution into one cloud-based platform, Hadas said.

This most recent round of updates seeks to distinguish the company from competitors by giving users multi-functionality in one place, Hadas said.

She said the company wants to help organizations increase their ability to respond to market conditions and customer needs — and make it possible for employees to work more efficiently, collaboratively and enthusiastically.

“The roadblocks that have long frustrated employees – lack of visibility into the bigger picture that drives their activity, working at odds with other teams, tasks that are misaligned with bigger corporate goals – are no longer just annoyances. They’re serious impediments to innovation that, if left unchecked, put the future of the enterprise at risk," she said.

The Clarizen solution comes in three editions, ranging from $30 to $55 per month per user.

Last year, Gartner named Clarizen to the visionaries quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services