Wrike is an exceptionally well-developed tool that even offers integration with Outlook to help keep project communication and schedules organized and on-time.
I'm a big fan of squeezing every additional second of my day, and as such, I'm constantly trying to do more in less time! Wrike keeps my projects on-time & on-budget, while allowing client collaboration.
I haven't found any major issues, perhaps the setup could be a little less involved but if you put in the time, you reap the rewards of a top project management tool.
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
Wrike really change our approach in collaborating project, the process has been simplified and we manage to cut the time to finish our project compared to before using Wrike. Integration with other software is doable and adding value to the software.
Wrike is really easy to use for managing our sales and marketing related project, we has the all the tools that much needed to managing a complex and resource rich project. Collaborating project with multiple department is smoothly run and we are using the messenger platform to coordinate and communicate quickly.
The feature and tools in this software is great, but that is another story with is user interface. The graphic design is not helping us to move faster, as many of the icon design is almost identical and sometimes confusing me. Sometimes, the system is not refresh automatically and i need to refresh it manually to get the real-time update.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Wrike is all i need for our project, task and product launching. Every stages of the progress is very detailed so that we will not miss any important steps in between. Talking about notification, i can tags every team members in each steps of the progress to take more attention on the progress and vice versa. I really helping to making our project progress as smooth and as effective as possible.
Wrike really has help my team to work as a unit, especially when we had to work from remote area or work from home(WFH). Collaborating on project in virtual setting is never has been easy, but using all the features and integration with other software really has make this software one stop center for all my project management needs. Launching a product with Wrike has its own benefit and everything can be accelerate for more fast product launching.
Wrike is actually not that simple to setting everything up especially when i have use so many software integration like JIRA and Okta. Some of integration is working without any problem, but some need the helps from the customer service to fully integrated it with my system.
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
Wrike is a pretty good tool, but it is not a "very" good tool. And the cost of entry for basic project management (including effort estimation) is very high compared to Wrike's competitors. The free, Business, and Professional versions are missing one very basic and essential component of basic project planning. The UI is pretty good, but a bit clunky. Most painful has been my experience working with the sales reps and customer engagement staff -- when I've raised my concerns (that the Pro and Business editions missed a very basic project planning capability, which requires an up-sell to overcome; and that the cost of entry for small teams is excessive when the gap is filled)... I've been very sad and puzzled at the disconnect from what project planning and project management is, and the lack of desire to connect or find a solution for prospective customers. This was the third time over the last 15 months that I've engaged Wrike to see whether we can find common ground, whether there is any flexibility, or whether they are willing to try to meet their customers half-way, and the answer is still "no" on all three fronts. I promised myself I'd stop giving them chances and move on. There are other solutions in the project planning and project mgmt space, so I am moving on.
First, this is a pretty good tool for: 1. Nested task lists that look like a project plan 2. Task board views (if not on the free plan) 3. Customer-facing task-list dashboards
The description for the Pro plan states clearly "Full project planning and collaboration" and for the business plan "Robust work management with customization and exec reporting". But neither plan will total up work estimates for a project based on sub-task level of effort. Let that sink in for a moment: a "full project planning" tool that does not total up expected effort for the project plan. Yes, you can get that, but only if you buy the Resource Allocation addon for another 15 per user. Resource allocation is not the same as basic project planning (which must include level of effort estimation) Also, the interface is a bit clunky for quick-edits and quick-adds of sub-tasks.
Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you had such a frustrating experience, but I really appreciate your bringing this issue to our attention.
Likelihood to recommend: 3/10
It's flexible and there are multiple ways to look at projects/task depending on how users like to see things. For example as a list, Gantt chart, table or Boards which is really handy as we have designers and programmers who work very differently. The decision to go with Wrike was also skewed by the ability to have external collaborators join the team. The ability to add custom fields makes it easy to add information required. Different views enable tasks to be seen by project, person, folder etc. Being able to track time on each task is also really useful and easy for everyone. New features are being rolled out frequently and Wrike is fast catching up on the areas I thought were lacking initially.
The flexibility and customisation makes it a bit confusing to start with, and I also found that the initial set up we had was not optimal. This was the first time we used a Project Management system to this extent, so this may be more of a user error issue. The "CRM" workaround I don't think is worth the trouble. The pricing model is the one that I think lets Wrike down the most. I understand the reason for a minimum of 5 seats, but every increment after this is in 5 seats as well. For a small business, this is a real issue in my view. This is also the case for additional features, many of which are only used by Admin, but are invoiced for each seat.
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10
FREE basic plan for teams up to 5 users: Unlimited projects & collaborators, key features.
Professional: $9.80 per user/month
Business: $24.80 per user/month billed annually
Enterprise: To receive accurate pricing, contact Wrike directly.
Business decisions happen at the speed of light, and most managers don’t have time to wait around for their project management software to keep up. Wrike is a real-time collaboration and project management solution that allows organizations to work more efficiently and transparently.
By connecting popular business apps and providing tools like workload management, document collaboration, time tracking, dynamic Gantt charts, and customizable reports, Wrike keeps professional teams on the same page with fast-moving projects. Users can prioritize assignments, offer personalized feedback, and monitor progress updates that appear in real-time activity streams.
Wrike can be tailored to anyone’s needs, from independents freelancers to multi-national corporations. The company has worked with users in many different departments and industries, but focuses primarily on co-located and distributed teams.
Wrike is a management and collaboration solution that delivers real-time project insights to its users. Built with the goal of making day-to-day work easier and more transparent for professional teams, Wrike serves as a project hub where users are able to discuss tasks and ideas, manage schedules, and store files securely in the cloud.
Teams that use Wrike are able to organize all of their projects and related tasks in single, unified workspaces. Uploaded files are accessible to all team members at any time. Managers are encouraged to assign tasks to specific employees, adjust for scheduling changes using interactive Gantt charts, and host collaborative group discussions in real-time. This real-time element is an important part of Wrike. The solution aims to give its users up-to-the-minute updates based on the status of their projects. Live updates are distributed to users through group activity streams, while built-in analytics tools provide an instant visual of the progress of any project.
Wrike was developed in a way that makes it just as suitable for individual freelancers as it is for larger organizations with thousands of employees. The platform can be tailored to individual needs depending on the pricing plan that a user selects. Organizations can add an unlimited number of collaborators to their Wrike accounts.
Because Wrike is an all-in-one solution, the cloud-based platform can be used by people within virtually every business department. CEOs, managers, directors, salespeople, strategists, and marketers have all used Wrike to stay better connected to their co-located and distributed teams. In particular, project managers will find the solution helpful for tracking tasks and managing large, multi-step projects.
Wrike provides its users with streaming activity feeds that look and function similarly to Facebook newsfeeds. Activity feeds are populated by the tasks that have been assigned to employees or created by them. Users can filter their feeds to remove extraneous tasks that involve unrelated departments, or they can comment on specific items within their feeds to share their points of view.
To share your thoughts and ideas with colleagues, simply type those thoughts into the box atop your activity feed. Your comments will appear in the activity feed for every user at your organization. To make your comments even more impactful, you can attach files, as well.
Dynamic Gantt charts help users visualize plans and projects in real-time. Wrike automatically converts project schedules into interactive Gantt charts. As new milestones are added and tasks are rescheduled, users can adjust dependencies to ensure their timelines stay on track. Team notifications are automatically sent out whenever adjustments to a Gantt chart are made.
To review a timeline as a dynamic Gantt chart, click on the folder panel and the “Timeline” icon at the top of the page. When you look at your Gantt chart, you’ll notice that completed tasks show up in green, overdue tasks show up in red, and active tasks show up in blue. You can convert any task into a milestone on your Gantt chart by clicking the “Convert into milestone” link. This removes the start date and duration from the task.
Distributing files via email is a process that is wrought with complications and prone to error. Instead of relying on email, Wrike encourages users to upload files into the cloud. Files are connected to individual tasks, and they can be edited online without having to be downloaded first. This ensures that the most recent version of any file is always available for the group to see.
To attach a file to a task or folder, click the paperclip icon and tell Wrike where the file is coming from. Wrike lets you upload files from your computer, along with Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box. Once your file has been uploaded, you can work on it with colleagues using Wrike’s version control tools.
Without knowing how many hours a group has spent working on a particular task, it’s virtually impossible for managers to accurately bill their clients. Wrike provides users with time tracking tools that can be used to track the minutes and hours spent working on individual tasks. Users can also create reports based on the time spent working on groups of tasks.
To create a time report, click on a task and then start the timer. When you’ve completed the task or decided to take a break, pause the timer. Wrike allows you to add detailed explanations of what you were working on. These entries are then added to your time logs.
Using Wrike’s workload management feature, managers can create interactive charts to monitor their teams’ workloads and adjust schedules or allocations when necessary. Workload management tools help users handle resources that are in flux, and ultimately lead groups to work together more seamlessly.
To see your team’s workload, click on the project folder and the person icon at the top of the page. The interactive chart you see is your workload management schedule. The names of each team member will appear next to that person’s upcoming tasks. You can focus on specific times or days by adjusting the zoom level.
Wrike can be integrated with any app through its API. The platform has several main integration categories in place, including Gmail, Apple Mail, Outlook, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, and the Google apps marketplace. Besides, integration with GitHub is coming soon.
In particular, Wrike’s Outlook and Apple Mail add-ins can be especially beneficial for users. Teams that use Outlook or Apple Mail for email can automatically turn their emails into tasks. Those tasks can then be edited via an interactive tab that appears within the email client.
Wrike offers a SaaS pricing model, with a free version for teams of up to five users. For larger organizations, the company’s Professional plan starts at $49 per month for teams of up to fifteen users. Enterprise solutions are also available for organizations with thousands of users, with custom pricing based on individual needs.