Wrike vs Asana Comparison Chart

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Wrike is a work management software solution that comes outfitted with project management and team collaboration functionalities. Asana is a project and task management solution that offers features including collaboration and communication, scheduling, and project tracking.

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Reviews

Brian Latchford

A good project tool

2019-04-15

We use Wrike and Asana. Both have their plus and minuses but I do find Asana to be a little cleaner with a better "search" feature.

Pros

Wrike is a good project tool that lets you easily keep track of projects. You can also assign different levels of access for different users as well as export and import data pretty easily.

Cons

It can get "busy" with data and I think the layout could be a little more clean.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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nathan8823

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Wrike is awesome

2014-10-08

I've used Asana and Basecamp in the past and Wrike blows them out of the water.

Pros

Easy to use Correct level of complexity

Cons

Gant chart and export are a little wonky

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Dan Krolcyk

Like Wrike as Asana

2018-12-14

I would adoption and onboarding took longer in Wrike compared to using a combo of Slack and Asana, but eventually it had better value.

Pros

Analytical and account management team seemed to be more prone to Wrike than our creative team. Those who use MS Office seem to appreciate the integration and look at feel.

Cons

Some of our team had more experience in Asana, and continued to talk about more playful and intuitive views in Asana vs Wrike.....

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
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Good service, could be more user friendly

2017-12-21

Pros

It functions much like asana, which I find to be a major plus.

Cons

A few features were really bothersome.. First the order of tasks was Counterintuitive (and not in a good way.) when writing tasks in a list the program ordered from bottom to top instead of from top to bottom.... Because we were writing step by step systems this feature drove us crazy! Also, I think the speed could be better... It felt clunky at times.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Aaron King

Best Project Management Tool on the Market

2017-09-12

Increased collaboration and accountability across departments when working on company-wide projects.

Pros

I like how easy to use and intuitive the software is. There are several default views available that all work together, making it easy to switch back and forth between views. It has helped our team become more collaborative on large projects we are working on, helping us close the gap on loose ends.

Cons

Sometimes I wish I was able to drag and drop the order of tasks (like you can in Asana) to prioritize tasks in folders, but this isn't a huge issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Cameron Evans

Good for project management and not as hard as other tools, but a little too complicated

2019-04-15

Worked to implement the tool and slowly start using things. If you do use it, don't expect everyone to be on board and use it day one - it takes time. Also, make sure you have the time to train and get people used to things, otherwise it'll just be another shiny tool that never gets used and costs money to the company.

Pros

I like the functionality and the way this is a step above a simple to-do board like Trello or Asana. It's easy to create flows and gannt charts and tasks and assign to users, etc.

Cons

Wrike is a good program and helps organize things, but sometimes I think some of the features are a bit overkill for those teams that don't need all the bells & whistles. It's not too bad though and I like using it to organize our teams' projects.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Wrike has stolen my heart

2019-03-07

Pros

I've used Asana, JIRA, Basecamp, etc., and always had the best team engagement & results with Wrike.

Cons

The variety of options in Wrike might be a bit too heavy-weight for new PMs unless they have a good sys admin or coach overseeing use and best practices. I think that Wrike really shines in teams over 5 people, if you're a 2-3 person operation you can probably get away with something lighter. Honestly, these are the best "Cons" I could think of.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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William Masur

Wrike gets the job done

2014-12-26

Some PM software is too idealistic (Trello, Asana). Wrike lives in the space between the reality of what people are used to are far as project management(Gannt Chart, sub-tasks) and the future of what work will be (zapier integrations, well-designed mobile app).

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Florian Laudahn

Wrike boosted our efficiency

2015-10-08

After working with several other project management / intranet solutions like trello, jira, asana & jira, Wrike was the first tool which made the onboarding for all departments very easy and fast and helped us to spend less time on understanding/teaching/integrating the tool because: - the UI ist straigth forward so we didn't have to explain a lot - the different views helped our employees to choose their favorite work layout - setting up groups, repeating tasks and custom fields was very easy We are using wrike for all elements of our business, HR, Marketing, Finance, Tech and even shopping/wish lists for lunch and events.

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John Tarnoff MA

Glad to Have Found Wrike

2018-08-22

Keeping my entire project life in Wrike, and also linking to Evernote as my reference library (putting links in each project as needed), as well as Google Docs/Sheets - which are integrated right into Wrike. They also have a Zapier integration that's letting me add new Google Contacts right into a light CRM folder so I can follow up with them.

Pros

I tested/trialed a number of enterprise team collaboration product managers, which I was forced to do because I found the functionality of the task managers like Asana, To-Doist and others to be inadequate for my purposes.

Cons

Nothing really so far. The design is good, but not A+. It's functional, attractive, but will probably need a refresh in the next year or so. Compared to others out there, e.g. Teamwork Projects, Zoho, Monday, Podio etc., it holds its own.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ken Lai

Good app but doesn't distinguish itself

2018-08-28

Good but not essential.

Pros

They finally came out with a mobile app after only having a browser version. The organizational structure is helpful to separate out between different projects. It is easy to setup groups and different tasklists. The UI is clean and easy to use.

Cons

We had tried other apps such as Wrike but didn't derive significant value from them.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Goods company, 1001-5000 employees)

Asana is a great, simple and clean project management software.

2018-05-15

Pros

Asana is great for small businesses and the way that tasks and projects are organized make it easy for administrators and users. The interface is very clean and easy to learn.

Cons

Applications like Wrike are able to organize and display multiple tasks, hours, deadlines, calendars, etc. without getting too clunky.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Victor P.

Very good and useful

2015-02-19

only Negative in comparison with Wrike: Asana do not allow to import or export from Microsoft Project.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Beth Simon

Great for light duty task and project management

2018-07-20

Pros

Asana is project and task management with a light touch. If you work in a small, streamlined organization and don't need a lot of project management functionality and simply want to group tasks by topic/client/team, track owners and due dates, Asana might be a good fit. If you are looking for a to-do manager for your personal life (home projects, errands, school projects, prompts for recurring tasks like paying bills, etc.), Asana is terrific. That's how I use Asana now, and have really come to depend on it to keep me organized and on top of everything.

Cons

My small organization found that we outgrew Asana the moment our projects became more complex with many moving parts and dependencies and we finally ended up switching to Wrike which we've been using for the past 3 years quite successfully.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Raphael Sanguinete

The most flexible project management software

2018-01-18

Flexibility, powerfull organization tools, grat integrations and awesome design are few of the many things that you get when using Asana. And you can have all of that in the free account too.

Pros

Since them I used Trello, Redbooth, Wrike and other tools.

Cons

Its time to put more formatting options for the description and comments areas (Markdown, PLEASE Asana). For newcommers and people that are not used to work with PMs, the interface may be a little overwhelming when compared with other PMs softwares.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Nice and simple UI, ideal for not too complex projects, very easy to use, very fast and responsive

2018-03-21

Pros

I used to all kinds of project management tools: Wrike, Redmine, Trello, Freedcamp etc.

Cons

It definitely is not suitable for bigger marketing agencies, although they claim that this is one of their target customers. Why? There is no way to create customers in Asana, add finished tasks to invoices or something like this. The only workaround is the excessive use of custom fields and reports which really isn't all that intuitive. Oh and there is no GANTT view available so it's almost impossible to create a meaningful bird's eye view of a project with dozens or even hundreds of tasks.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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David VandeWaa

Over 2 Years of Using Asana - And Counting

2016-11-04

I've also used other project management software in the past (Wrike, Teamwork, and a few others), and none of it compares to what Asana has to offer.

Pros

I like just about every facet of Asana

Cons

The reporting functions could be more robust. The advanced search is amazing - if those searches could be exported as a CSV or converted into a report of some kind, that would be outstanding. There are tools that will do Asana reports, like Weekdone, but they're a little annoying. It would be much more convenient to have it within the platform itself. Time tracking within the platform could also be good. Harvest in particular is a truly awful time tracker. We use Toggl's integration (an extension in Chrome), but even that's not ideal since it's hard to determine how much time has been spent on any 1 task (or task and subtasks).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Asana

Not really. I'm an enormous fan of Asana. I recommend it to everyone who even whispers "project management" :)

Source: Capterra
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Sarah M

Pretty intuitive and great for Marketing depts

2018-09-14

Like I said, easy to use tool, perfect for standard or creative project management.

Pros

Smartsheets is robust, but overwhelming, depending on the type of project. Wrike is ok too, but I didn't use it enough to truly have an opinion.

Cons

Well, I wish our company had tried the paid version. This is not a con at all. I heard the deluxe version of Asana is pretty slick, so that would be great to experience next time around.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David Sanchez

Great and easy, but tweaks would be good

2016-11-03

It is also much easier to use than other "similar" products like Wrike (what a nightmare!)

Pros

- Ease of use - Helps productivity - Settles accountability discussions

Cons

- Some items can be improved (see my full review)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Asana

haha, again, see my full review :) Maybe I was too quick!

Source: Capterra
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Everything you need to know

Wrike is a work management software solution that comes outfitted with project management and team collaboration functionalities. Asana is a project and task management solution that offers features including collaboration and communication, scheduling, and project tracking.

Since both tools offer project management functionalities, it can be hard to differentiate which of the two is a good fit for your business. Below, we've listed core features of Wrike and Asana in a head-to-head comparison, helping you choose the right project management tool for your small business.

Project planning: In Wrike, you can use the Gantt chart (timeline view) to view and make adjustments to project timelines, balance resources via a workload view, track time spent on project planning and budget management, and use a duplicating feature to recreate recurring projects by using the same templates.

In Asana, you can use the timeline to create project plans and schedules and create a project road map to identify and fix dependency conflicts between tasks and timelines. You can then modify project plans and share them with your team.

Task management: Wrike's task manager lets users access personal to-do lists and a team project in one place without the need to switch tabs or windows. Users can create tasks, set schedules, discuss project details, track task progress, and more within the task manager. Asana has features that let users track individual and team tasks, assign subtasks to team members, set project deadlines, and share files.

Collaboration: Wrike lets users manage individual work, consolidate to-dos of entire projects and tasks, manage tasks through a drag-and-drop system. You can use @mention to send an instant notification to an individual or teams. Asana lets users share files (e.g. Google Docs, PDFs, JPGs) with team members, view the team's work in one calendar, comment on individual tasks and projects.

File management: Wrike's file-management and live-editing features enable users to collaborate on files attached to tasks and see team edits in real-time, upload and edit documents without the need to save attachments to the computer. In Asana, users can attach files from their computer, Dropbox, Box, or Google Drive directly into tasks or conversations. Asana's view functionality lets users search project files in a gallery view along with all attachments.

Integrations: Wrike integrates with a variety of apps, including email, accounting and invoicing, chat/messaging, and several third-party CRM apps. Asana also integrates with apps that support file sharing, communication, time tracking, and reporting.

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