Wrike

Wrike

Manage your projects from start to finish with Wrike

4.2/5 (1472 reviews)

Wrike Overview

Wrike is a cloud based collaboration and project management tool that helps users manage projects from start to finish, providing full visibility and control over tasks. The end-to-end solution takes projects from initial request to tracking work progress and reporting results.

With Wrike, project managers and team leads get an efficient tool to collect and organize project requirements, create project plans, and visualize schedules on the Gantt chart. As work progresses, project plans can be adjusted easily, and all involved teams will get notifications about work changes. The custom report builder helps users slice project data to present results to execs or teams.

With real-time work updates and personal dashboards, each team member will have a clear understanding of their work priorities. As tasks, files, and discussions are retrieved from email threads and unshared spreadsheets and brought to a central workspace, teams can spend more time doing the job instead of searching for work updates and information.

Pricing

Starting from
US$9,80/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and 4 others, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

Wrike Reviews

Overall rating
4.2/5
84% positive reviews
694
Excellent
547
Very good
155
Average
48
Poor
28
Terrible
Prince G.

Wrike truly delivers on its promise

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/31
Review Source: Capterra

Overall is simply one of the best team management and projects software out there in the market, even when you compare it to its peers and its competitors it holds its own, it simply does the job it needs to do and sometimes it does more in value considering the price. I'm futuristically it is a software to look out for because if it keeps improving the way it has done in the last two years I think he's going to just be an A+ software soon rather than later

Pros

For what is what Wrike has improved the way our team works, in fact, to put it simply he can simply change our level of efficiency. As a member of a team under a small business, we usually used to outsource team projects two other companies that will oversee how our team is working on projects and that used to accrued extra cost to a business that already struggling to compete and make it in the marketplace. But on discovering Wrike we were able to do things better, do things within the confines of the company overview and also save cost why being more efficient in all projects. It has helped reduce miscommunication, misinterpretation and common mistakes between team members have brought about more transparency and a better understanding amongst team members. Another thing I personally like is the fact that it is web-based and I can log in to assess what the team is doing, I can also send out weekly notification reports which come in handy whenever you're managing any projects, also the fact that I'm able to create custom folders and even subfolders, task, and subtasks, add users and include due dates is perfect for anyone who's trying to manage a project. I think it is a one-stop-shop for anything project management, and that's how much it has revolutionized the way we do business.

Cons

One of the challenges I face with Wrike is the fact that it is not really easy to set up. In our today's business environment where we are more in need of software and products that could assist us in being more effective such products being user-friendly both at setting up and during operation must be given more consideration.

I also feel that there should be an offline version so that users don't need to always connect to the internet to be able to use it effectively.

Another thing is that it takes a little bit of time to get used to, so businesses that are planning to use Wrike it must give room for an adequate learning curve.

And in all these little challenges are few things that can you get around with time.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Michelle K.

Highly Recommend

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/05
Review Source: Capterra

We have been able to get organized and store a ton of information in one place. This has also given us great insight as to what everyone’s workloads are like. Even if not everything is in the program, you can still get a good idea of what they’re up to or have time to work on. It’s a great way to group your tasks and you can create custom dashboards to make it so you see important tasks and what needs to get done at a glance. Despite some of the quirks, I recommend it.

Pros

For the most part, I really like this product. It has allowed us to easily organize, group and assign projects to our team and really helped us get more organized. I like that it has a nice, simple look with lists. It is easy to create a task and assign it to yourself or someone else, set dates, change priorities, add attachments, links, format text in your task description, and group them into folders. I also like that you can put the same tasks in different locations so, if it applies to 2 different categories, then it can live in both places. It is also great that you can set it up so that certain tasks set their dates according to other task dates.

Cons

There are some features that would really make this a great product and whenever I have contacted support, they basically try to upsell us to a different level plan that still doesn’t solve the problem we’re having. One thing that’s funny is that it will gladly notify you when someone has assigned a task to you... but if you assign a task to someone and they mark it complete... it won’t tell you. It’ll wait until all the sub tasks are complete and then tell you after a certain period of time that you can mark the task complete. This has literally NEVER been useful to me. It also has a funky set up when it comes to grouping related tasks underneath another tasks so you have to play around with a set up that works for you. Lastly, they have a desktop app that they always prompt you to use when you click links to Wrike in other locations like your email. The app was just another thing I had to have open that did not help with my programs and it doesn’t seem to allow you to not receive that notification each time you click a Wrike link.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Jessa D.

Brought sanity and transparency to our work

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/01/08
Review Source

Pros

I choose Wrike specifically for the ability to submit project requests. 99% of our projects have to go through some sort of compliance approval, and auditing through a bunch of emails and folders that hopefully had everything was a recipe for disaster. Wrike allows us to have reporting and automatically assign tasks It's incredibly, almost overwhelmingly customizable, so I can have my own workflows to manage website issues while print projects can have their own process, etc, and these templates are automatically assigned, filled out, and dated when the requester fills out the form. The dashboards are nice so you can customize how you want to view your projects, and you can also monitor your team's projects to make sure everything is moving along, and easily step in and request help. Another pro is the collaborator user role, so coworkers not in our department can track, comment, and answer questions within tasks without seeing the other projects, and all of their communication is attached to the project and on record for everyone, including compliance, and not just trapped in one person's email.

Cons

Set up is daunting. Although we paid for someone to help us set up the process, we quickly realized that their orientation instructions weren't suited for our situation at all, so it took a few weeks for us to get everything into place. And I don't think our situation was particularly unusual, we're an in-house marketing department that needed to accept tickets.

While Wrike is really good about constantly releasing updates, there are some common sense things that have yet to be ironed out, for example, someone requesting a project can set a due date in the past.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Nicole H.

Wrike: A Great Tool for Small Teams (probably big teams too!)

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/03/29
Review Source: Capterra

We're a small team of about 15 employees and were originally hesitant to bring on a project management software since email seemed to be working alright for our needs but after realizing things were getting lost in the shuffle, we decided to try Wrike out.

I'm so glad we did. We've been using them for about three years and it's really helped us move forward in project planning and scoping. Right off the bat, Wrike held a training for our company. They did an in-depth training for those of us who were looking to learn the application inside/out and an overall training for the rest of the team. Sure, lots of people do training but then they followed up about 30 days later to uncover what we felt was lacking. From there they did a second training where they helped us customize our work space. I thought that was a really nice touch.

Currently we use Wrike to manage internal and external team hours, create project scoping timelines, uncover potential roadblocks and to get everyone on the same page about changes/updates/etc. It's a great tool. One of my favorite features is that you can print individualized reports for a person or print out the total hours by project.

I'd love for Wrike to add more color and font customization options just because it's hard to see changes sometimes in the comment boxes. I'd also like to see more customization options for the interface for individual users. Overall, I'd recommend Wrike if you're looking to grow your business efficiency.

Pros

Multiple chart options for displaying timelines
Easy comment buttons (can just reply to an email and everything is captured)
Ability to create custom folders and other set up features
Can grab a visual of a project in under 30 seconds
Customized reporting options

Cons

If you don't do the training up front or keep up with updates you can easily get lost. Wrike has some awesome features but you have to stay on your toes to take advantage of them.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Andrei P.

Why do we need to give our attention for this App?

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/03/09
Review Source: Capterra

Wrike is my favourite Saas decision for my work and personal life. I have two accounts - one is for personal GTD and the second is for my teams, where I do my tasks, even if in reality there are no people in these projects - just for self-registration of completed tasks.

- What are the features you like most in Wrike? 1. A flexibility of projecting regimes - you can do it under waterfall, or kanban (boards), or even scrum . 2. A flexibility of tasks views. 3. You can have a deal with numbers and a resource management inside your project management in Wrike. 4. http://club.wrike.com - a place where you can earn additional bonuses and a real money on amazon! 5. vote.wrike.com - a place where you can source the devs about new features and they usually respond! 6. wrike labs - a place where you can switch on/off the prototypical features

- What are some of your favorite Wrike updates? Custom Statutes, Custom Fields, Reports, Dashboards/Boards

- What would you add to Wrike features? Oh, there are many of them. A good normal integrated calendar, not a current one, a normal internal instant messenger, which will be a really instant - a current system of commentaries doesn't work properly with a really needed for a typical burst conversation without pressing f5, some lacks in the dashboards and widgets interface are needed to neutralized, a desktop client version is strongly needed, because chrome browser could have too many opened pages, including custom statuses feature in a professional plan is strongly needed for those who don't need the other functionality of a business version!

- Who would take advantage of using Wrike? Pms, marketers, freelancers, small agile taskforces

- How did Wrike change the way you work? I'm trying to register all my life in it from a moment

Pros

? 1. A flexibility of projecting regimes - you can do it under waterfall, or kanban (boards), or even scrum . 2. A flexibility of tasks views. 3. You can have a deal with numbers and a resource management inside your project management in Wrike. 4. http://club.wrike.com - a place where you can earn additional bonuses and a real money on amazon! 5. vote.wrike.com - a place where you can source the devs about new features and they usually respond! 6. wrike labs - a place where you can switch on/off the prototypical features

Cons

What would you add to Wrike features? A good normal integrated calendar, not a current one, a normal internal instant messenger, which will be a really instant - a current system of commentaries doesn't work properly with a really needed for a typical burst conversation without pressing f5, some lacks in the dashboards and widgets interface are needed to neutralized, a desktop client version is strongly needed, because chrome browser could have too many opened pages, including custom statuses feature in a professional plan is strongly needed for those who don't need the other functionality of a business version!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Wrike Pricing

Starting from
US$9,80/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

FREE basic plan for teams up to 5 users: Unlimited projects & collaborators, key features.

Professional: $9.80 per user/month billed annually
Business: $24.80 per user/month billed annually
Marketers: $34.60 per user/month billed annually
Enterprise: To receive accurate pricing, contact Wrike directly.

Wrike Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Gantt Charts
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Tracking
  • Third Party Integration

  • Automatic Notifications
  • Timesheets

Additional information for Wrike

Key features of Wrike

  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access control
  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Andriod and iPhone app
  • Approval process control
  • Asset management
  • Automate recurring tasks & projects
  • Automatic backup
  • Branded workspace
  • Budget tracking
  • Built-in time-tracker
  • Built-in timer and reports
  • Calendar
  • Calendar integrations with Google and iCalendar
  • Calendar management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Configurable workflow
  • Custom calendars for vacations, sick leave etc.
  • Customizable reporting
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data backups
  • Data encryption
  • Due date tracking
  • Email & calendar synchronization
  • Email-to-task syncing
  • File management
  • File sharing
  • File version control
  • Forms management
  • Personal dashboard
  • Planning tools
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress reports
  • Project reporting
  • Project time tracking
  • Project tracking
  • Project workflow
  • Real time reporting
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Resource management
  • Role-based permissions
  • Secure data storage
  • Shared workspace
  • Subtasks
  • Task management
  • Task planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Task tracking
  • Task-related discussions
  • Template management
  • Third party integration
  • Time tracking by project
  • Timeline management
  • User access controls
  • User groups
  • Workflow management
  • Workload view & scheduling
  • assignment tracking
  • bug tracking

Benefits

Project and task management: Create, schedule, and delegate tasks, visualize your plans on the Gantt chart, track time and budgets spent on projects.

Team collaboration: Discuss tasks with your team, get real-time notifications on work updates, share files and edit them online, review and approve digital assets.

Real-time workspace: Streamline all requests, keep work files, tasks, and discussions organized, and manage your tasks on the go with free mobile apps.

Project and team reporting: Build custom, interactive reports by project, team, department, etc. and share it with execs or employees.

Advanced security: Role-based access control, SSO, 2FA, strong data center security and protection.

Customizations & integration: Custom workflows, fields, user groups, branding, 30+ integrations (including Salesforce, JIRA, etc.)

Team behind the app: Best-in-class 24/7 support team and professional product team releasing killer features every month

GetApp Analysis

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.

Example of a task list created with Wrike

What is Wrike?

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.

Dashboard view of Wrike

Wrike Main Features

See real-time updates in the group activity feed

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.

Real-time activity stream

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.

Visualize plans with dynamic Gantt charts

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.

Dynamic Gantt chart

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.

Share important files with colleagues

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.

File sharing module

Track how long you’ve spent on a particular task

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.

Time-tracking tools

Get an overview of your team’s existing workload

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.

Workload management schedule

Wrike Integrations

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 Pricing

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.

Wrike Bottom Line

  • Real-time status updates for busy teams
  • Collaborate on documents using file sharing tools
  • Manage scheduling issues with dynamic Gantt charts
  • Prioritize assignments and tasks
  • Developed for organizations of all sizes

Wrike FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Wrike.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Wrike offer?

Wrike offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$9,80/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

FREE basic plan for teams up to 5 users: Unlimited projects & collaborators, key features.

Professional: $9.80 per user/month billed annually
Business: $24.80 per user/month billed annually
Marketers: $34.60 per user/month billed annually
Enterprise: To receive accurate pricing, contact Wrike directly.

Q. What are the main features of Wrike?

Wrike offers the following features:

  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access control
  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Andriod and iPhone app
  • Approval process control
  • Asset management
  • Automate recurring tasks & projects
  • Automatic backup
  • Branded workspace
  • Budget tracking
  • Built-in time-tracker
  • Built-in timer and reports
  • Calendar
  • Calendar integrations with Google and iCalendar
  • Calendar management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Configurable workflow
  • Custom calendars for vacations, sick leave etc.
  • Customizable reporting
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data backups
  • Data encryption
  • Due date tracking
  • Email & calendar synchronization
  • Email-to-task syncing
  • File management
  • File sharing
  • File version control
  • Forms management
  • Personal dashboard
  • Planning tools
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress reports
  • Project reporting
  • Project time tracking
  • Project tracking
  • Project workflow
  • Real time reporting
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Resource management
  • Role-based permissions
  • Secure data storage
  • Shared workspace
  • Subtasks
  • Task management
  • Task planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Task tracking
  • Task-related discussions
  • Template management
  • Third party integration
  • Time tracking by project
  • Timeline management
  • User access controls
  • User groups
  • Workflow management
  • Workload view & scheduling
  • assignment tracking
  • bug tracking

Q. Who are the typical users of Wrike?

Wrike has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Wrike support?

Wrike supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

Q. What type of pricing plans does Wrike offer?

Wrike has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Wrike support mobile devices?

Wrike supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Wrike integrate with?

Wrike integrates with the following applications:

Azuqua, Bitium, Built.io Flow, Bynder, Cronforce, Dropbox, Hubstaff, KiSSFLOW, Workato, Zapier

Q. What level of support does Wrike offer?

Wrike offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials