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A Review of Wrike Online Project Management Software
Wrike is a popular project management software based in Silicon Valley. You may want to have a look at my reviews of Wrike on GeekersMagazine.com here and [here] to get a better idea of the software and what it does.
Wrike’s project management app has all the features that you would expect from an online project management software, including visual reporting, Gantt charts, real-time collaboration, time tracking, resource allocation, and scheduling. The task management software has a very simple but elegant interface, which is easy to use and intuitive.
Wrike can be easily integrated with 35+ other popular business applications, including Microsoft Excel, Dropbox, Google Drive, JIRA, Microsoft Project, and Google Apps. Wrike’s online tools for project management are available in a number of subscription tiers to fit the needs of teams of all sizes, including a free version, and it’s one of the most affordable online software for project management out there.
Let’s have a look at the pros and cons of Wrike Online Project Management Software…
#1: Easy Organization. What I like most about Wrike is that it’s easy to keep all your work organized. Tag tasks into folders based on whatever you like: specific projects, departments, clients, and so on. Larger projects can be divided into tasks and subtasks, which can be assigned to different members of the team. Wrike allows for collaboration and sharing in real time, and is one of the most user-friendly collaboration tools out there.
#2: Allows for Faster, More Effective Task Management – Wrike’s email integration makes it easy to turn messages into Wrike tasks, so you can stop working out of your inbox and keep all your work discussions, files, and feedback in one place.
#3: Wrike believes in the “Wisdom of the Crowd” – One of the things I like most about Wrike is that the developers of the software are not afraid to seek out opinions from Wrike users on critical issues. They are always open to make changes or upgrades to the software based on suggestions from users, and even have a Wrike Community with user forums.
#4: Affordability – With Wrike, you get the biggest bang for your buck of all the online project management software out there. The Professional Plan, for example, costs less than $10/user/month for 5, 10 or 15 users. You can scale up as your company and team grows, choosing to upgrade to the Business or Enterprise plan at any time.
#5: Instant Desktop Notifications – Wrike has a very good desktop notification system which alerts you with a small pop-up when someone leaves a @mentions you, comments on a task you follow, or assigns you a new task. This allows your team to stay up to date with the latest developments in the project without having to check their email. Notification preferences can be customized in your profile settings.
#1: You’ll Likely Need to Watch a Few Video Tutorials to Get Up and Running – When you’re just starting out with Wrike, you may need some guidance when it comes to setting up your workspace, creating custom workflows, inviting your team, etc. Luckily, Wrike provides a ton of materials to help you, including video tutorials, a searchable Help Center, Wrike Community user forums, and 24/7 customer support via live chat, phone, and email.
#2: The Free Version Sticks to Basic Features – While Wrike does offer a free version of the software, it’s meant for small teams who only need basic task management in a shared workspace. To access the advanced project management and collaboration features like the dynamic Timeline, Custom Workflows, and visual reports, sign up for a free trial of one of the paid plans such Professional or Business, which allow you to benefit from all the features of the software.