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Wrike Project Management Review [2018]

Businesses of all sizes often have issues organizing their tasks and tracking their projects. It is then essential for them to invest in a good and reliable project management tool, that will take the edge off the team. So, can Wrike be that magical tool that will diminish your project management nightmares? According to many successful enterprises worldwide – yes.

Companies such as Paypal, Airbnb, Verizon, and Hootsuite (to name a few), have decided to start using Wrike as a solution to managing their digital projects. The main reason for this is that it provides both small and large businesses a place for the staff to do work together and organize all of the resources they have.

Therefore, stay tuned and keep reading this Wrike review because you’ll discover more about this helpful software, including details such as pricing, main features, strengths, weaknesses and how it compares to the competition.


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What Is Wrike?

Wrike is so much more than just a simple office tool. It is an all-around project management software oriented towards supporting collaboration. It provides a complete visibility of the status of the project, as well as a timeline that can be edited by users.

Wrike project management is intended to help you reach your deadlines by helping you to prioritize the tasks in a more logical way, as well as linking them to files, discussions, emails, and more. Since it also features time tracking it means that you have a real-time overview of your multiple projects at any time, even on your mobile using the Wrike app.

What is also important, this also saves you valuable time and energy that you would spend on boring meetings, and you can now invest that time in a much more productive way.

What Do You Get with Wrike?

Wrike Gives You a Detailed Overview of Your Portfolio

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Wrike’s ingenuity become most obvious when having multiple teams and multiple projects that are running side-to-side. With its simple to use and real-time dashboard, Wrike allows you to always stay on top of your game and on top of your team’s work, eliminating the need for status meetings and excessive emailing.

With a well-built resourcing overview, you will easily see which team member is engaged on what project, learn about dependencies, the duration of the task, as well as the deadline. On top of that, it allows you to create repeatable processes, have real-time visibility of milestones, clients, projects, as well as streamline operations.

Team Collaboration Made Easy

Having several times in company working on different tasks and different projects can at one point or another cause various problems and discrepancies. A very common one occurs when one team passes the task to another team and after that loses track of what is going on with the project.

However, Wrike eliminates this issue because your team is able to work together on projects and collaborate in real-time. Every team member can be more fully engaged in the project because they are aware of how their work relates to that of other people, what they need to do, and when they should finish their part of work. Every task is handed off, new participants get a complete overview, they can view completed decision-making discussions, and because all relevant documents are included, they will have access to all of the information they need to continue the work.

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Managers Get Better Results and More Control

The most challenging part of project management often falls on managers’ backs. They need to hold all of the strings at all times, but that is difficult, if not impossible without the proper tools. Therefore, a simple software intended for planning, PM, and optimization of workload gives a manager the ability to get the maximum out of their team’s potential.

Wrike supports drag-and-drop features, as well as bulk changing capabilities, so it is extremely easy to create new and maintain existing schedules to stay on track with any complex business.

Time Tracking a Click Away

The Wrike app features a very handy built-in time tracking system. It allows users to see the amount of time spent on a particular project and in that way assess the efficiency of their employees. This allows the user to realize if there are any possible issues and to improve the effectiveness of the team. Within the app, you can very easily, start, pause, stop, and make edits with comments. Within this “time reports” area, you will be able to create payrolls, pay contractors, as well as bill clients.

Wrike Pricing and Plans

Wrike offers five types of service, with a free plan included. These are Free, Professional, Business, Marketers, and Enterprise. Each is different, gives different possibilities and is intended for different groups of users. Let’s first learn more about the free plan and after than explore other options.

Free Plan

When it comes to the free account, the number of users it supports is five, but the number of collaborators is unlimited. However, collaborators do not have the same levels of permissions like the ones users do. Collaborators can see and comment on a project, but they are not allowed to edit existing tasks or create new ones. Moreover, the free account gives you 2 gigabytes of available storage space and does not limit the number of projects that you wish to create.

Inside of folders, you can create only two levels of hierarchy and you do not get access to Gantt charts, mass actions, subtasks, dashboards, email add-ins, filters, and several other features that you would have in a paid package.

However, not many project management tools nowadays even offer free accounts anymore. Those that do offer them, usually give them reluctantly, with a huge number of limitations. Wrike project management, as you can see, is not very different in this regard. However, Wrike is conservative when it comes to free features, but it is very generous when it comes to the number of projects that you are allowed to create without paying.

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Professional Plan

When it comes to the professional plan, the price is determined regarding the number of users. The price per one user is $9.80. However, the minimum number of users is 5 and the maximum number is 15. So, the price range for this plan is between $50 and $150.

Every professional plan comes with 5 gigabytes of storage. However, if this is not enough for you, you can buy more, or connect an online storage service. Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox are supported and offer free storage space.

Every professional account has the same number of features and the same support. With a professional plan, the number of collaborators you can have is unlimited, as well as the number of folder levels that you can create. This plan also provides Gantt charts, filters, a dashboard, and several other handy features.

Wrike professional not only allows you to incorporate your own free storage, which is great because you are not obligated to buy it from them, but it also lets you connect to several other business apps. Some that are supported and might prove handy are Outlook, iCal, Apple, Microsoft Project, RSS, and Excell. On top of that, Wrike also allows you to connect with Zapier, so you can connect to other apps, which aren’t naturally supported when using this service.

Business Plan

This plan is intended for bigger teams of up to 200 users, who require straightforward management of work, customization, as well as exec reporting.

However, the good news is that you do not have to pay right away. A free trial is included, so you can always try it out first, sum up your impressions and then make a choice. This package will cost you $24.80 on a monthly basis, but remember that you can ask for discounts for higher volume.

When it comes to additional features that you get with a business plan, there are many. However, some worth mentioning is that you would get time tracking features and a support for Salesforce integration. You would get 50 gigabytes of storage readily available, with the possibility of connecting external free sources of storage, like in the professional plan. On top of that, you get 15 gigabytes of video uploads every month.

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Marketers Plan

When it comes to Wrike for marketers, it is a tailored solution intended for creative and marketing oriented teams that aim to have unlimited users. As with the previous plans, you are entitled to all approval and proofing, and you may ask for discounts on volume. The pricing for this plan amounts to $34 per users per month. Some of the features that are included in this package are:

  • All features of the Business plan
  • Approval and Proofing
  • Review and approval of pdf documents and images
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Extension
  • Tailored Workspace

Enterprise Plan

The final plan is intended for Enterprise users and the price estimate will need to be acquired through a consultation with Wrike. The minimum number of enterprise users is five, which is strangely low and does not really fall within something we would regard as an enterprise. However, it can eventually support thousands of users.

For starters, enterprise plan offers 100 gigabytes of storage space. On top of that, the enterprise plan contains all of the features that the above ones contain plus some additional ones. Some of the most interesting ones are:

  • Two-factor authentication
  • Password policies
  • User audit reports
  • Active directory integration
  • IT-controlled admin permissions

How Does Wrike Pricing Compare to Other PM Services

Once you take a closer look at what Wrike has to offer, you find out that it is a tad bit expensive. For example, Teamwork Projects has a plan that would cost you $49 a month but offers unlimited users, 20 gigabytes of storage, and 40 projects. Similarly, Zoho Projects costs $50 and also offers an unlimited number of users, plus 15 gigabytes of storage, and a maximum of 50 projects.

Therefore, services that charge per month, based on the number of users, instead of charging a fixed monthly price, are more suitable for large businesses. Startups and small businesses might find other such project management tools more fitting for their business environment.

What Challenges Does Wrike Solve?

Unaligned Teams and Costly Delays

By choosing to use Wrike, PM teams can easily gain flexibility and managed many projects at a time, as well as have access to all information that is relevant and updated promptly. To make things better, within Wrike, many different accurate reports can be generated, and in that way, a full picture of the progress can be created, accompanied by various stats for each separate task.

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Severe Administrative Burden

Wrike can serve as a powerful tool for marketing teams as well. As such, it can help teams meet and exceed the expectations of customers. Interactive timelines accompanied by connections between all the dependencies aid teams to keep track of performance and create and manage various useful events. Moreover, Wrike is a good solution for creative teams because it offers Adobe Creative Cloud integration that provides administration and approval, as well as deals with other similar administrative problems and allows teams to instead focus on creative ideas.

Improper Prioritization

Our Wrike review also showed that this tool is a go-to solution for teams that need to improve their project development and delivery. It helps teams to prioritize requests, as well as assign them quickly which keeps everything under control from the beginning to completion of the project. It is a wise software for resource management as it can break down silos, keep everyone’s focus on the important tasks and make delivery faster. Wrike has many robust features that can solve many issues, such as Live Editor. Gantt Charts, File Management, Timelines, as well as compulsory reporting function.

Wrike Layout and Main Features

Wrike has a very modern and a very simple look. Some reviews claim that the default font size is too small, as well as that they had a problem with not being able to change the default theme, so that might be a problem for some.

Once you pass the Wrike login, on the left side of the panel you can see the main navigation, usually with a threefold window view. The general layout is quite similar to that one of Asana, so if you have used it, you will have little problem finding your way around. On the top of the window, you can find a search bar, notifications when you are tagged in a comment, inbox, and a menu that allows you to access settings and your profile.

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On top of this platform, Wrike app is available both for iOS and Android and it is optimized both for smartphones and tablets.

What is also good about Wrike is that it offers a lot more than just ordinary project management, which sets it apart from other similar tools. It also offers options for work management and allows you to make folders for existing work.

Let’s go through some of the main features that you are most likely to use and that will most likely create the gist of your experience with Wrike.

Task Management and Workload Management

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The basis of Wrike project management tool relies on tasks. When you are working on some project, you have the ability to assign tasks to a specific person and add deadlines, attachments, and subtasks. Moreover, you can keep track of the progress by viewing the general project or that of a specific team member. It’s also easy to create meetings, project types, or recurring tasks.

Another important feature of this tool is notifications, by which members can better communicate things related to projects. By using “@” you can tag a person and draw their attention instantly. Moreover, you can communicate with people who are not part of the nucleus group, or even not a part of the company, and share tasks and documents.

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If you have already been using another productivity software, you are most likely going to be able to connect Wrike to it. You can sync your project milestones or tasks with a calendar that you’ve been using or make emailing more efficient by transforming it into a task.

A personal workspace like this allows you to make a better plan for your work. You are able to see tasks related to all of your projects, as well as add new tasks that do not have to be related to any project. Finally, you can just move any task to the date that best suits you.

Interactive Gantt Charts

With Wrike Gantt Charts it is very simple to keep track of your projects and make sure that you are not falling behind. It includes functional bar charts with many features which give project managers as well as other members a visualization of their progress on the timeline. On top of that, you can create dependencies between different tasks and have a better overview of how the whole project is progressing.

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These Gantt charts are operated by creating milestones and project phases with particular dates. By having the complete picture in front of you, you can easily figure out if something needs rearranging. Moreover, you can assign people who are responsible for different tasks. Any changes that are made to the tasks will be visible to all team members through notifications.

Finally, Wrike even gives you an option to view attached files of a particular task and add comments that everyone can see, and with the Wrike App, all of this is available to you via your smartphone while you are on your feet.

Time Tracker

Many creative agencies bill their employees by the hour, so it is very important for them to keep track of the billable hours. Wrike comes with a built-in feature that allows you to track the team’s hours easily. This feature is especially important for service providers, anyone who works with freelancers, add hourly pay, or keep track of multiple projects and many employees.

On top of that, time-tracking is essential for improving the efficiency of a team. It allows you to have an overview of the number of hours expended on a certain project or task and determine how effective your employees are.

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Employees can add time entries to their tasks by opening the task, choosing the date and simply adding the number of hours. After that, you can make time reports for each project and have an insight into the workload of your team. What is handy is that you are able to export reports to CSV, print them, or forward them to clients.

Speaking of time, within Wrike, you can also assign due or recurring dates. You can either choose for your task to be due on one day, or on several days, but it cannot be due at a particular time during the day. Which is a great feature, but it might be a limitation for teams that operate on fast turnaround, completing several tasks in one day.

Collaboration Tools

Wrike offers a customizable dashboard that can show updates, tasks, graphs, and you can easily share and discuss with others whatever is happening. On top of that, Wrike offers a newsfeed, so at any moment you have an insight into the real-time progress of tasks.

The tool allows multiple members of the team to have access and contribute to the task at the same time. It makes sure that no member is locked out of a document or a file when they need it the most. What’s more, the Wrike app for mobile allows you to manage tasks, organize the time, answer notifications, view reports and more, while on the go.

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Tool Integrations and Email Integration

The Wrike app has the ability to integrate with numerous tools, including many Google apps. Some of these are Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive. Therefore, you are able to increase your productivity without having to leave your Google environment. For developers, it is important to know that they can use the Wrike API in order to code and integrate various tools. Wrike also boasts that their Wrike App was developed by using that same Wrike API platform.

Within the integrated tools, however, you can easily transfer documents from Google Drive to maintain the smoothness of work and communication. Moreover, with the presence of the Gmail feature, you can very easily turn emails into tasks and then integrate those tasks straight into the calendar.

Concerning the email integration, users have the ability to quickly leave comments by using their emails within the app. Furthermore, everyone receives an update within the application, or via an email reply. On top of that, progress can also be tracked by using dashboards which can be customized and can show statuses, graphs, as well as updates. You can also assign tasks to specific people using email, by adding their email in the recipient list. And finally, you can share tasks with others, add attachments, schedule tasks, change task status and priority, email task to a subfolder, and more.

Wrike Document Editor

One more very useful tool that you can find within Wrike is the Wrike Document Editor. You have to download this tool and install it onto your computer before you can fully use it, but it is worth the extra work. This Document Editor allows you to edit files, markup both images and PDF, without the need to launch another application. While in Wrike, you can find a file that someone else has created, open it, make edits or comments, save the progress and close it. Wrike will pay attention to the version history and automatically save your edited version of the file to that location where you found the original one. This tool can work with JPG, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, PDF, OpenOffice, as well as PNG files.

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Wrike Labs

A lot of time, users are dissatisfied with an app because not many things are changing for the better, or they are not changing fast enough. However, Wrike is dealing with that issue through Wrike labs, by allowing its users to evaluate important new features before the official release. Wrike labs is an interactive platform that is open to all users who are willing to participate in the experiment progress and contribute to the development of the software.

By subscribing to Wrike labs, you get an exclusive insight into what the developer teams are working on and developing. By trying out the features you can find something that proves to be of great help for your work environment, but you also impact how the feature develops. All you need to do is use your Wrike login credentials and chose the features that you would like to try out. However, do not worry, if you happen to dislike the feature, you can simply disable it once again, by unticking it from the list. In any case, you can easily provide feedback and comments and give Wrike labs some insight into what they are doing well or not. 

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Wrike Strengths

The upsides that a good project management tool can bring into a work environment are numerous and they are always evolving with the team. These benefits include faster delivery of projects, better communication with fewer misunderstandings, unlimited access to files, and more. Let’s learn more about the most important ones.

Accelerating Project Delivery

The main idea behind Wrike is to produce a tool that can really help companies deal with complicated collaborative and managerial processes, as well as collects all important information and tasks in one place. Many positive reviews online also claim that it is a very simple, straightforward, and user-friendly tool. On top of that, Wrike app offers a universal access wherever you are, and there are many safety features that secure your data and make sure that it will not end up in wrong hands.

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Superior Interface

There are, however, many other features because of which Wrike is that popular. The main feature that most users find indispensable is the possibility to import data almost instantly. This can be done through a threefold layout in which all tasks, projects, and data are clearly visible. Through this interface, you can easily follow subtasks and tasks, but also prioritize operations, monitor progress, communicate with members of your team, and so much more.

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Unlimited Number of Subfolders

Moreover, an important addition that not many project management tools have is an unlimited number of subfolders. Using folders and tags is a great method to create a hierarchy of multiple tasks, which is great when you know that Wrike prohibits data duplication. What it does instead is intelligently sorts data instead of you and makes groups of related files.

Unlimited number of folders feature

Real-time Collaboration

Wrike also comes handy to teams who lack engagement in their projects, as it shows the complete image of the progress of micro-management, as well as shows activities that each team member is engaged in, in a chronological order. The idea here is that you can observe progress in real-time, and engage another employee just by using the “@” function to let him know about it. By using this tagging function, that team member instantly becomes involved in a group or a project and he can start sharing or approving ideas.

Customized Reports

Wrike proved to be a great choice for performing easy analytics. These are important in order to create different types of reports, using either templates or the customized reports feature. A great feature in this area is the Global Report, which you can use to analyze the complete data of all of your tasks and projects with just one click. The report provides 8 categories, which includes a Performance Chart which shows you all of the due dates and completion dates, as well as a Folder Statistics feature which can show you the metrics for main tasks for each week.

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Reliable Access

Chances are you have many times been stuck in a situation without access to a very important file. In a situation like that, you have to email your colleague and urge them to send you that document as soon as possible and then wait. Alternately, you could try guessing that co-worker’s password to access their presentation slides, but just thinking about it can give you a headache.

However, when the whole project with all the data is located in the cloud, the whole team has access to all of the valuable information at any time. Whether you are at an event, at a meeting with a client, or completely out of office, you can always have access to everything. The Wrike app works on all platforms – desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, so you will never have to go through your colleague’s folders again.

Eliminates Lengthy Meetings

Since with Wrike project management everything is located in one tool, the need for frequent status updates and lengthy meetings becomes redundant. Once a team member or a manager needs insight into how the project is evolving and whether the deadline will be met, they can simply open the tool and analyze the information presented. Moreover, if they feel that they need to make changes or give further appointments to team members, they can do it simply within the tool. Through the elimination of those frequent and unnecessary meetings, more time is left for more important and pressing tasks, like problem solving and decision-making.

Superior Forms and Requests

Our Wrike review and other reviews completed also show that a lot of effort has been invested into producing a tool that can make work simpler, prioritize important tasks and help teams which are drowning in chats, meetings, and emails.

Often problems like complicated management and inaccurate project delivery stem from work priority that is not clear enough. However, that is exactly what Wrike tries to eliminate – increase project delivery speed, reduce the number of costly mistakes, eliminate miscommunication, and improve visibility.

Within Wrike, teams have access to many custom requests that are easy to use, like New Project Requests, Proposals, Change Requests, Creative briefs, and more. All of these are extremely useful during the submission process and can make the time needed to begin working on another project a lot shorter.

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Wrike Weaknesses

Even though Wrike is a great all-around app that can really bring big improvements to your working process and delivery system, it still has some downsides. These mainly have to do with the lack of some features, steep learning curve, high price, and more. Let’s learn more about how Wrike can be even better.

Steep Learning Curve

Many users online report that Wrike is not such a simple tool to use. This is both good and bad. It is good because Wrike offers so many options and has so many features, it is bad because it is easy to get lost in them if it is the first Project Management tool that you and your team have used. Wrike also often makes updates to add or improve features and within Wrike Labs, you can choose to be a beta-tester of the newest ones. This is great; however, it can easily become too much for a small team. Teams which are planning to incorporate Wrike into their working environment as their first PM tool should make sure to incorporate some initial time before they are fully familiar with the features they will use the most and are able to reap all of the benefits of this software.

No Shared Calendar

Wrike lacks the feature of a shared calendar where all team members could view daily, monthly, and yearly tasks all in one place. This feature would be good both for managers and team members as it would be much easier to track the overall progress of the team and the efficiency. It would also be much easier to find a specific project and link it to a specific period of time and in that way analyze it in greater detail.

5 User Minimum

Within the Professional plan, which is the smallest one, the minimum number of users that you can pay for is 5. This, however, can be a problem and an unneeded expense for small companies that have fewer members than this, but still require a good, powerful tool to complete their tasks. This is especially a problem since Wrike charges its services per user, which in this case is little help, as you still have to pay a minimum of $50 dollars per month.

Occasional Lags

Some Wrike reviews written by users online report that the app can sometimes lag. Especially when opened in Chrome or Firefox, the processes can experience a delay, which can, in turn, slow down the progress of work. Therefore, it seems like it can be a very resource-hungry app. The problem could possibly be solved with a desktop version of the app, but, according to the company, there are currently no plans for that.

Customer Service Concerns

A few users have reported dissatisfaction with the quality of customer service that they received. They claim that the attitude of the customer support team shows disinterest to really help but just acknowledge the problem. Obviously, it would be better to receive some real help and advice and to engage manpower into finding a solution to the problem, rather than just providing support.

Wrike Alternatives

Wrike might not be the best solution to every team and to every particular type of organization. It might not meet the individual expectations of various team members or the pressing circumstances in the sector. In that case, there are many Wrike alternatives that you can consider and try out before making the final choice. These Wrike alternatives can better match the functionalities, pricing range, or features that you require. Most experts out there put Wrike vs Asana, but Project Management tools such as Clarizen, Trello, Microsoft Project, and Taskworld also stack up well. Let’s dive in and see why these Wrike alternatives may or may not be a better choice for your working situation.

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Wrike vs Asana

Asana is a project and task management tool that has been developed to meet all of the basic requirements that small, average, and big businesses may have regarding PM. It is one of the most popular tools out there and it mainly focuses on doing two things: customized user personal dashboards and improved communication between multiple team members engaged in a project.

Asana can be a big help with accelerated project completion because of its focus on communication and team collaboration. It is very easy to share tasks, files, and projects with the rest of the team, which is very handy since there is no need to add one member at a time to the project in order for them to have complete access.

Asana’s search function is also highly praised because of its functionality and helpfulness especially when you are working on a project that may be related one that has already been finished.

What makes Asana better:

  • A robust and functional free version.
  • Streamlining of workflows and collaboration which improves the overview of what is going on.
  • With the use of the smart inbox, it is easy to convert items into tasks.

What makes Wrike better:

  • Wrike UI provides a better control of the projects and better overview.
  • The dashboard gives a good insight into where the resources are being used.
  • It has a superior reporting feature to Asana

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Wrike vs Clarizen

Clarizen is a good Wrike alternative because of its ease-of-use, fast deployment, and simplicity.

Because of its intuitive system, it is easy both for project management teams and employees to improve their efficacy through better prioritization and correlation of tasks and projects, as well as conversations. The customizable interface can also help individual team members create a better and more suitable working environment.

One superior feature that Clarizen offers is its dashboard that wraps all of the things that you may need in one place. You can easily find all of the files and documents without having to go through numerous previously completed projects. Because of this, Clarizen is regarded as one of the most flexible tools on the market.

What makes Clarizen better:

  • Users can prioritize their need using the customizable dashboard.
  • The end to end dashboard allows you to adjust every part of the project from beginning to the end.
  • It’s easy to set up and use.

What makes Wrike better:

  • Wrike’s free version gives many features that Clarizen offers in its paid version.
  • Wrike’s simpler interface makes it easier for team members to collaborate on projects.

Wrike vs Trello

Trello is most commonly known as a “small but powerful” tool for project management. Its main benefit is that it simplifies the whole idea of project management by diving it into “lists” and “boards”, and brings it together through an efficient UI which is simple to navigate and understand. However, it does not contain some of the powerful features that can be found in other PM tools, but it is still enough to complete the job for many organizations out there.

What makes Trello better:

  • Very simple interface that is great for users who do not have complex requirements
  • Dividing projects into “boards” and “lists” makes it easy to manage multiple tasks.
  • It is very easy to learn how to use this tool as the UI is extremely simple, which makes it great as a first-time PM tool.

What makes Wrike better:

  • Wrike is simply a more powerful tool that is intended for those users whose needs exceed Trello’s possibilities.

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Wrike vs Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is probably the most uninspiring tool on this list, regarding its design. However, it is still a very powerful software that offers various possibilities and its UI makes it easy to use. It is regarded as one of the most intuitive tools that can be most useful for large-scale working environments.

What makes Microsoft Project better:

  • It’s a powerful tool with many features that can be of great help even to advanced users.
  • Microsoft’s seasoned customer support team provides a lot of help to users whenever needed.

What makes Wrike better:

  • Even though Microsoft Project is very powerful, Wrike is still a more user-friendly tool.
  • Microsoft Project is only partly cloud-hosted, while Wrike is completely operating from the Cloud.
  • Wrike is not limited to Windows devices, contrary to Microsoft Project.

Wrike vs Taskworld

Taskworld is a great combination of tidy UI and UX design, as well as many powerful PM features, all inside one tiny package. It is a software that is almost completely focused on project management – it makes data organization a priority and offers users neat charts in order to better visualize different aspects of the projects. Users can this way have a good overview of tasks that have been completed, opposed to those that still need completing.

What makes Taskworld better:

  • Taskworld features a powerful tool that allows detailed data analysis.
  • The organization and presentation of data give managers great insight into what is working and what isn’t, and what to change to make progress better.

What makes Wrike better:

  • Wrike is a much more powerful tool that can meet the expectations of more experienced and demanding users.
  • Because of Wrike’s data consolidation, users do not need additional tools to make superior reports and make various data easily visible.

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Final Verdict

To sum everything up, after a lot of talk about various aspects of this powerful tool, of its features, benefits, utilization, downsides, as well as alternatives, the conclusion would be that this is a very popular project management tool that fulfills most (if not all) needs serious users can have, focuses a lot on communication and provides a lot of ways to keep track of the progress. It is affordable, even though it could be more competitively priced, since when compared to other alternatives as there are some that offer seemingly better choices of less money. Anyhow, it proves to be a decent choice for most needs.

However, nothing can be perfect, so there are several problems. Wrike can at times be too complicated and requires initial time to learn the ropes. This, when compared to PM tools like Trello or Asana makes it less user-friendly. On top of that, it lacks some features and requires high IT resources in order to operate efficiently.

Bottom point is that Wrike does not deserve a lot of criticism. It is great at what it does, especially when you have overcome that initial learning curve. All in all, it is a product that offers good quality, nice design, lots of incorporations and it is definitely worth trying out.

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