The US-headquartered company opened a new office in Melbourne as part of plans to expand its global footprint in the Asia Pacific market.

Clarizen, which is used by thousands of organizations in more than 79 countries around the world, is a work and project management software company based in California, USA.  Using advanced collaboration and automated workflow techniques, the web-based platform enhances organizations' abilities to communicate and manage projects effectively.

Over the past 18 months, Clarizen has strengthened its international presence with employee growth of 50 per cent and across-the-board growth in Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific markets.

"Clarizen's continued growth highlights global demand for better work management, improved visibility and purposeful collaboration," said Clarizen CEO, Avinoam Nowogrodski.

"Our new Australian office will serve this tech-savvy region's need for solutions that help them move faster and adapt to the changes that confront them every day."

Melbourne is Australia's technology hub and is home to more than half of Australia's top 20 technology companies. Victoria's ICT industry has over 8000 companies, and it employs 91,300 people directly.  The ICT industry workforce underpins innovation and competitiveness across Victoria's economy and accounts for approximately 31 per cent of Australia's ICT workforce.