Wrike is #3 in Top 25 Project Management software
Last updated: November 02, 2019
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.
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#3 in Top 25 Project Management software
The best alternatives to Wrike are: Asana, Trello, JIRA, Monday.com, Smartsheet, Teamwork, Slack, Microsoft Project, Basecamp, Clickup
Latest news about Wrike
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. 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. Wrike - is a popular online project management tool. The free version of Wrike will be attractive for small businesses and workgroups. It is designed for 5 users, that can create and assign tasks and unlimited number of collaborators that may participate in the teamwork (for example, it may be clients or freelancers). Note that the free version (unlike the paid) doesn't include Gantt Chart and time-tracker.
2011. Wrike launches free project management tool for Google Apps
Wrike is one of the best project management services. It provides really simple and effective task collaboration tools and is closely integrated with email. 2,000+ new companies sign up for Wrike every month. And it's used even by Salesforce, which has recently launched the own similar service - Do.com. But Wrike had one drawback compared to other popular tools like Basecamp, Teamlab or already mentioned Do.com - it didn't provide a free version. But now this drawback is fixed. Wrike has launched the free version for 5 users (and 2Gb) for Google Apps Marketplace. So besides the free plan, now you can use Wrike in combination with Google tools: create tasks directly in GMail, sync projects with Google Calendar and attach Google Docs to Wrike's tasks. And of course, you can log into Wrike using your Google Apps account. By the way, the 5-user limitation applies only for employees of your company. You can invite an unlimited number of users to collaborate on tasks.
2010. Wrike makes Project Management social
Online project management service Wrike continues to implement the Project Management 2.0 philosophy (invented by Wrike's founder, Andrew Filev). An updated Wrike version is focused on one of the main Enterprise 2.0 features - Social. And the first Wrike's social feature - is a simple user-friendly interface in the style of popular consumer services. The main Wrike screen now reminds Google Wave - a list of projects, task list and the task pane. Like in Google Wave it features avatars, which allow to identify the author of a task, or who the task is shared with, etc., with just a quick glance at the workspace. Instead of old-way comments taks now contain microblogs with activity streams, which allow not only to discuss the task, but also display automatic updates on any task activities, such as attaching a new file or changing the task status. Thus, you can see the full history for that particular task: In addition to task microblogs, there are microblogs for projects and team-wide general microblog, showing the general pulse of the company. As well as in Facebook and Twitter you can "follow" streams to monitor specific tasks or projects. The dashboard now looks like iGoogle. It's built with widgets that you can add/remove and arrange in a custom order. The widgets can show specific task lists or activity streams. You can also create custom widgets. Another Wrike innovation is Backlog - the list of tasks without a due date. This is a handy tool to collect ideas that can be implemented in future projects.
2009. What is Project Management 2.0? Ask Wrike
Andrew Filev, Wrike CEO and founder, wants his service to become the One, who invented the 2.0 generation of project management, just like Salesforce did in CRM space. Of course, Wrike is not the most innovative product in the market and has very strong competitors - Basecamp, Zoho Projects, Worksection, etc. But sometimes marketing is a king. Search Google for "project management 2.0" and you will find numerous Andrew's articles and links to his conference speeches. Project Management 2.0 - is a new brand that can be very attractive to Wrike's potential customers, and here is why: There is a little chaos in the project management space now. Along with traditional project management software (and methodologies) like MS Project, there is a number of online services, like Basecamp. Unlike traditional systems, that focus on project planning, the new services focus on project communications and collaboration. But the problem is that they also call themselves "project management solutions". That is why sometimes executives that select a project management tool are quite confused. And that is where the Project Management 2.0 brand can help - to make the right choice. According to Andrew Filev, PM 2.0 - is the next project management generation, that fixes 3 problems with "old-school project management": - the project planning goes not only top-down, but also bottom-up, that makes the project more adaptive to constant changes - today tasks are transparently linked to the strategical project goals and plans - the gap between planning and collaboration (email) systems is removed (By the way, one of Wrike's most original feature is email integration) Besides the Project Management 2.0 tag, Andrew invented one more brand - Agile Enterprise. In project management "Agile" term is known as a new methodology for software development projects. Agile-projects are divided into several short-term iterations with close and clear goals. In particular, that allows developer teams to track the constantly-changing client requirements. In the same way Agile Enterprises can quickly adopt to changing market environment and survive in the Global Recession.