Podio vs Wrike

Last updated: January 19, 2021

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Podio
Get work done with your co-workers and clients on a social work platform that you make your own. Work with any group of people inside a workspace and your entire company in your Employee Network. Owned by Citrix
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Wrike
Juggling multiple projects? Wrike makes it easy and efficient for you. It lets you easily adjust plans on the Gantt chart, optimize schedules in the workload view, create custom reports, track time and much more — all with a few mouse clicks.
Podio vs Wrike in our news:

2021. Citrix is acquiring Wrike for $2.25B



Citrix, which sells network security and desktop virtualization software tools, is trying to expand into the collaboration space by acquiring the work management platform provider Wrike in a deal valued at more than $2 billion. The Wrike platform is a digital work management tool that teams can use to track dates and dependencies associated with projects, manage assignments and resources, and track time. It also provides collaboration tools designed to aid in conversations, asset creation and decision-making. Recently Citrix's main focus has been on Citrix Workspace, which combines various collaboration tools. And, of course, the technology and experience of Wrike will be very useful for the development of this product.


2020. Wrike launches new AI tools to keep your projects on track



Project management service Wrike today announced a major update to its platform at its user conference that includes a lot of new AI smarts for keeping individual projects on track and on time, as well as new solutions for marketers and project management offices in large corporations. Wrike can now predict potential delays and alert project and team leaders when it sees events that signal potential issues. AI based Task prioritization helps you figure out what you should focus on right now to help a project move forward. Another new feature that falls into this category is support for optical character recognition to allow you to scan printed and handwritten notes from your phones and attach them to tasks (iOS only). Also there are voice commands (through Siri on iOS) and Gmail-like smart replies (in English for iOS and Android).


2018. Wrike integrates with Microsoft Teams


Own Microsoft's project management tool for Office 365 (Microsoft Planner) - is not so popular yet. That is why integration between team messenger Microsoft Teams and popular project management service Wrike makes sense. First of all the integration allows companies to use single sign-on for Office 365 and Wrike user-accounts. Second, in any Teams chat you can add Wrike's tab with needed project, where you can work with task list and timeline view. Any task can be published to Teams chat for discussion and collaboration. Besides, in Teams chat you can automatically receive project notifications from Wrike. It's very easy to connect Wrike to Teams - it takes just several clicks in the Teams Store.


2016. Wrike launched project management tool for marketers



Project management service Wrike is looking at how it can better serve certain verticals through more specialized products. With Wrike for Marketers, the company launched the first of its new vertical solutions this week. Targeting marketers was an easy choice because 40 percent of the company’s new revenue is already coming from this vertical. Unsurprisingly, the product was designed around the typical marketing workflow, which often revolves around briefs, requests, assignments, reviews and approvals. The Wrike team also noticed that a lot of the creative work in marketing agencies happens in Adobe tools like Photoshop and InDesign. To integrate these into Wrike, the company built an extension for the Adobe Creative Cloud that brings some of Wrike’s features right into Adobe’s tools.


2015. Project management service Wrike raised $15M



Project management and collaboration platform Wrike has raised a $15 million Series B round. “At a time of huge digital transformation in the workplace, our customers were stuck with a choice between overly complex enterprise IT solutions that were impractical, or overly simple tools and apps that don’t scale,” said Wrike CEO and Founder Andrew Filev in a canned statement. “Our goal was to bridge that gap with our enterprise product and focus on smoothly integrated, scalable customization. Now each customer can easily configure Wrike to support their unique business goals.” He also argues that its recent addition of new customization options has allowed it to gain extra traction in the enterprise world, where it’s typically quite a hassle to add individualized features to services like Wrike.


2014. Project Management app Wrike improves customization options


Work management and collaboration service Wrike unveiled so-called “dynamic platform,” that gives users the ability to customize the service to their needs. The new Custom Fields let you configure each project to track exactly what you need. Need to track budgets? Priority? Custom statuses? No problem. Whether you’re in Product Development, Marketing, Finance, or any other team, you can now configure your projects with exactly what matters to you. This feature is available to Wrike Enterprise customers. Also the new feature is Table View that works like a spreadsheet, making it easier to use for project planning. Besides, Wrike added integrations with Evernote, Wufoo, Zendesk, and more tools.


2014. Wrike allows to convert any web page into task


Popular project management service Wrike added a clever Chrome extension that lets users annotate the web. Using the extension, Wrike users can not only pull in information from any website, but more importantly, when other team members land on that site, they will see that there are tasks associated with it. In a way, this is similar to web annotation tools, but none of those have ever had much impact, likely because they weren’t integrated into any other productivity applications. Other new features include the ability to include outside parties to Wrike projects, something the company argues is especially important for agencies that work with their clients.


2013. Wrike turns into Google Wave


Remember Google Wave? That was the super-app for collaboration that Google has closed. But, as you know, not everything that Google closes - is bad thing. That's why it's not surprising that other providers are following Google Wave's best practices. For example, the project management service Wrike. Last year Wrike implemented real time collaboration editing of task and project pages. And now they have added the "playback" feature that allows to track text changes. So If you were offline or was busy doing other things for a while and then come back to the task - you can quickly run through the change history of the task from the beginning to the end. You can also roll back the task to one of the intermediate versions. In general, if you now look at the Wrike interface right now, you'll definitely remember the Google Wave.


2012. Podio - Social intranet + App buider + App store


Podio - is yet another service to create enterprise social network (like Yammer, Chatter, SocialCast, etc). May be even the definition "yet another" - is not quite correct in this case, because Podio is already one of the most successful representatives of this class. Two months ago Podio was acquired by Citrix, which competes with Microsoft, Google and Salesforce for the enterprise collaboration market. And among Podio's customers are such companies as Alcatel-Lucent, BMW, BBC, Twitter and SubWay. Podio is popular in many countries and available in 10 languages: Russian, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Danish and English. So how is Podio different from its strong competitors?


2012. Socialcast and Wrike go freemium



Freemium scheme is becoming more and more popular in the Enterprise 2.0 space. Two more popular SaaS services Socialcast and Wrike - have released the free versions with wide feature set. Socialcast - is the service for building corporate social networks, which is owned by VMWare. Unlike its main competitors (Chatter and Yammer), which offer free versions for unlimited number of users, but with limited functionality, Socialcast is offering free subscription for up to 50 users, but without any functional limitations. The main advantage of this offering is the high level of security and administrative tools.