Product Brief: Wrike
What is it?
A collaborative web-based and mobile task and project management service.
Who makes it?
100 W Evelyn Ave, Suite 220
Mountain View, CA 94041
What does it do?
Wrike offers collaborative take on task management that includes the following features:
- Task management easily migrates to project management
- Activity streams
- External team integration
- External tool integration, including Google Docs, Salesforce.com, Zapier, Dropbox and outlook.com
- Unique integrated e-mail access to Wrike tasks
- Dashboards and customizable views
- Rich document editing
- Wiki-modeled access control for tasks & content
- Custom fields that allow for end-user customization of the Wrike experience
- Resource analysis, including a “Burndown chart” that give a quick glimpse into how people are doing against commitments
- Time tracking
- Cloning of project for reuse
- Calendars and calendar synchronization
Wrike is a hosted web service. Typical competitors include:
- Zoho Projects
- Attlassian JIRA
Where can I get?
When it is available?
Wrike is available now.
How much does it cost?
Small teams of up to five people can use Wrike for free. Professional feature level runs $49/mo for 5 users and $99/mo for up to 15 users. Enterprise licenses pricing, at volume, runs about $25 a user per month.
Where in the world is it available?
Wrike is available globally and has customers from over 100 countries. Wrike supports English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Japanese and Chinese.
Wrike is a social project management environment. It combines many aspects of modern collaboration tools, including activity streams, with project management tools like Gantt charts.
Wrike is first and foremost about getting things done. The service focuses on user engagement with tasks, status communications and project visibility. Wrike effectively offers insight into the aggregation of tasks across projects for individuals and for their managers. User interface clutter could make a large number of projects difficult to manage.
Unique to Wrike is an e-mail client that permits direct access to Wrike data from within a message. If a user has been notified that a task is due via e-mail, the embedded e-mail form will accept updates to task status and other data directly in the e-mail client window.
Wrike for business also includes strong encryption and integration with OKTA & SAML for single sign-on.
Mobile users will appreciate the clear understanding for how to translate Wrike’s core features for feedback and status on mobile devices.
While Wrike isn’t a knowledge management (KM) platform, it is built with project KM in mind. Managers can clone previous work, bringing across the elements needed to executive a similar project.
If your organization is focused on getting things done and helping people keep tabs on assignments, Wrike is a good tool to consider. Organizations with document management or large project collaboration needs should first ensure that Wrike meets their needs, particularly for large pre-planned, multi-year programs.