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De Beers chooses Clarizen to bolster collaboration between project and product teams

Diamond giant replaces disparate array of project tools with unified platform

London, September 6 2017 – Clarizen, the global leader in collaborative work management software, today announced that the world's leading diamond company, De Beers, has chosen its cloud-based platform to improve communication and collaboration between its project management and product development teams – and, in turn, boost efficiency within the group.

“We are committed to providing our customers with a high level of service and a key part of this is being able to deliver projects on plan, on time and on budget, ” says John Bowe, Program Manager, De Beers Group of Companies. “By consolidating all our tools, Clarizen has enabled us to become more productive, centralizing all our project information. Our teams now have accurate and up-to-date information, meaning we can plan and prioritize much more effectively.”

De Beers Technologies, the research and development division of the Group, has already begun to deploy Clarizen and has reported it is already seeing positive results. Prior to choosing Clarizen, much of De Beers’ data and documentation was managed though a variety of disparate tools. Bowe notes that this set-up was inefficient: “Teams wasted a lot of time switching between tools and couldn’t make fast, informed decisions about projects.”

Clarizen consolidates and replaces this array of tools with a single work management platform, making it easier for product development and project management teams to track the status of projects – with the result that collaboration improves. It also ensures that communications within and between teams are in context, by automatically connecting related messages, tasks and documents.

“We’re at a state now where we have pretty much all of what we wanted in terms of project management within Clarizen, ” says Bowe. “Clarizen was the obvious choice for us because it is one of the most business agile and adaptable collaborative work management solutions on the market.”

David Goulden, Product Director at Clarizen, notes: “Global businesses such as De Beers are employing cloud-based platforms such as Clarizen to make sure all their information is efficiently organized, up-to-date and accessible. This ensures they are business agile – able to adapt to changing circumstances and collaborate across sites, borders and time zones, and thus improving efficiency.”

Founded in 1888, De Beers has established itself as the world’s leading provider of diamonds. It operates in 28 countries and has over 20, 000 employees worldwide.
 
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