Wrike is a project management software that helps marketers, project managers, creative agencies, team leads, and product developers track and manage their daily work. First launched in 2007 by CEO Andrew Filev, Wrike’s cloud-based software has won several awards since and is used by major companies like PayPal, Hootsuite, and HTC. Here is a brief review of Wrike’s benefits and capabilities:
Wrike Makes Work Management and Collaboration Easy
Wrike’s project management software has a modern, user-friendly interface that’s easily customizable and quick to navigate. Organize your work into a series of folders and subfolders however you wish, whether by company department, client, project, urgency, etc., so everything is easy to find.
With a unique three-panel layout, users can see their folder tree, task list, and individual task details all in one view, without having to switch back and forth between different windows.
Share tasks and folders with colleagues and user groups, then discuss work updates, provide instruction or feedback, or ask for assistance in task comments instead of sending emails. Wrike lets you upload and attach files directly to the relevant task, so important documents are always up-to-date and easy to find.
Wrike’s online project management tools include a Gantt chart maker for project planning. Drag and drop on the interactive timeline to adjust your plan, set milestones, and make sure your project is progressing on schedule. Use Wrike’s visual analytics and customizable reports to check team productivity, balance everyone’s workload, and compare your initial plan with your actual progress.
Work management is easier as project leads can simply browse the real-time Activity Stream newsfeed to quickly catch up on task updates and discussions, without asking each and every team member for a status update or slogging through email.
Integrate with Your Other Favorite Webtools
Wrike integrates with dozens of popular web apps, including:
- Cloud storage, including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive
- Gmail, Apple Mail, and Outlook
- MS Project
- MS Excel
- iCal, Outlook Calendar and Google Calendar
- Survey Monkey
- Hubspot and Marketo
- Google Apps
- Slack and HipChat
- Quickbooks and Harvest
- Plus an open API so you can build your own custom solution
Because Wrike is an online project management tool, all you need to do is sign up for an account and get started immediately. No lengthy installation or updates required. The software is also available for mobile users through free Android and iOS apps.
Wrike provides short video tutorials and free webinars to help new users quickly master the tool’s features and assist their teams in adopting Wrike. Customer support is also available through Live Chat, email, and phone.
Wrike is available in several languages in addition to English, including French, Italian, Japanese, German, Spanish, Turkish, Chinese and Portuguese, with additional languages on the way.
Pricing & Plans
Wrike offers a variety of plans to accommodate teams of any size.The free option offers 2GB of storage space and essential work management features, including file sharing, the real-time Activity Stream, and email integrations. The paid Professional plan is $10 per user/month for 5, 10, or 15 users and includes project management features like the Gantt chart, subtasks, custom Dashboards, and a notification center. The Enterprise plan, designed for large teams, offers advanced features like custom fields, custom workflows, real-time reports, and custom calendars. See details for each plan here, or start a free trial to test out Wrike for yourself.