Wrike Software Review for 2020

Overview Presentation

Wrike is a versatile online project management and work collaboration platform that enables teams to deliver work with speed and efficiency. It has tools that allow users to simplify project planning, centralize communication, and streamline workflow, even when remotely apart. Easily view the status of all your teams’ projects with real-time reports. It has the flexibility to allow growing companies to scale, or to quickly implement ready-made solutions to specific requirements, such as agile project management, marketing, or professional services automation.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Project Organization, Planning, and TrackingWrike lets you maintain a balanced workload with tools to help you plan and allocate resources before you assign tasks. It then provides all the needed information to your team to help them work on active projects and priorities. Choose from a variety of views such as list, board, table, timeline, workload, and more. Interactive and adjustable Gantt charts allow your project managers to visualize deadlines and critical paths. They can monitor project progress in real-time with advanced reporting tools. Monitor and manage your portfolio with increased visibility using different views to get a better perspective. Free customizable project templates are easy to use and allows you to launch your projects quickly.
  • Collaboration and Reporting – The project management and collaboration software enables team members to discuss details of their tasks and project within the context of their work. It has a built-in proofing and approval tool that allows for faster review and approval of images, videos, PDFs, and more. Users can tag images and videos to provide feedback. They can update task descriptions, post comments, and use @mentions in real-time. Teams can share interactive reports and schedule notifications on a regular basis. Customizable dashboards and reports let you monitor progress and drill down to details for deeper insight. Work can be further analyzed according to project, team member, timeline, and other criteria.
  • Customizations, Automations, Ready Solutions, and more – Wrike includes custom workflows, custom fields, and custom project folder structures to provide teams with flexibility. Thus, they are able to create and fit work for today’s challenges, and also adjust for growth when the time comes. Automated workflows and customized request forms enable teams to increase efficiency while focusing on tasks that matters. They can turn comments and group chats into actionable tasks and projects with custom request forms. Specific solutions are available to to marketing teams, creative teams, project management, product management, business operations, professional services, or any other type of team. Also available are third-party software integrations, desktop apps, and mobile apps.
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Pricing

Wrike online project management software offers a free plan for 5 users with limited task management features, basic integrations, file sharing, mobile apps, and 2 GB of storage space for a small team. The Professional plan is priced at $9.80 per user per month for groups of 5, 10, and 15 users. It includes full project planning and collaboration features, advanced integrations, shareable dashboards, collaborators, 5 GB of storage space, and 15 GB of video uploads per month. The higher plans include all features of the previous lower plan in addition to more features. They are the Business plan for 5 to 200 users and the Enterprise plan for 5 to unlimited users. Specialized plans include Wrike for Marketers, Wrike for Marketers Performance, Wrike for Professional Services, and Wrike for Professional Services Performance. Premium add-on are available and include Wrike Resource, Wrike Proof, Wrike Publish, Wrike Integrate, Wrike Analyze, Wrike Lock, and Two-way Sync with GitHub and Jira. A free 14-day trial period is also offered.

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Target Market

Wrike project management software is for teams of all sizes. It is ideal for enterprise organizations with distributed, remote, or virtual teams. Special solutions are available for marketing, creative, project management, product management, business operations, and professional services teams.

Supported Languages

Supports English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Polish (user-translated).

Some of their Clients

Clients include Airbnb, Hootsuite, SurveyMonkey, Stitch Fix, TGI Fridays, and Goodwood.

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Testimonials

Lydia Baillergeau leads the video team and they were managing an increasing number of projects due to the growth of the business. She was desperately looking for a tool that can help her and her team prioritize, schedule, and scale video projects. With Wrike, they gained the ability to communicate production schedules using one tool. The software allowed her to simplify planning and production, thereby making her job easier. Furthermore, it enables her team to deliver all of their projects on time and with a standard of excellence.

Eve Maidenberg were previously using multiple project management tools. They have limited views for their workload, and all these resulted in delayed project delivery due to conflicting dates and timelines. After implementing Wrike, her creative team gained instant visibility to project and tasks, a wider variety of project views, and a single source of truth for all project information. Since then they have seen increases in productivity and fewer questions about due dates.

Why Wrike

Wrike is an award-winning work management platform that allows companies to transform their business to a digital environment while providing tools that can be used by workers at any computer-skill level. The recently re-imagined platform is constantly innovating and adding features to support growth and scalability, ensure privacy and security, but still promote connectivity and transparency across teams, projects, and workflows. It is ideal for larger teams and enterprises, especially for global companies or businesses with distributed teams where work visibility is crucial. The company also offers excellent resources, best practices information, online training, professional services, and customer support.

Company Info

Wrike, Inc., is a computer software company with headquarters in San Jose, CA, and offices in San Diego and Dallas, Dublin, Melbourne, Prague, Tokyo, and St. Petersburg. The company was founded by Andrew Filev, CEO, in 2006. To date, it has over 20,000 customer organizations and millions of users in various industries. In November 2018, it was acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm focused on software, data, and technology-enabled business. Vista’s resources and operational expertise will help the Wrike team accelerate innovation and expedite growth.

 
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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com and Bridge24. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

2 Responses

  1. Can the Enterprise Version be customise for advertising management system, such that jobs, brief, estimates, invoicing and purchase order management fits into the workflow. Also clients, suppliers and document management inclusive. Also cost implication inclusive.

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