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Wrike

Wrike Review

By: Wrike, Inc.

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Overview

Provides online project management software tools that allow you to go beyond the traditional task and project management. It features task discussion, real-time activity stream, advanced email integration, dynamic timeline, workload view, time tracking, reports, and more. It features hundreds of integrations, including Google Drive, Google Apps Marketplace, Dropbox, Online Document Editing, and Salesforce.

Detailed Review

All of us understand and realize the importance of project management tools. A good one can help an organization achieve unprecedented levels of efficiency, while a poorly designed one can add up to the chaos. When it comes to project management tools, you will find Wrike on the right side of things quite often. It is a tool packed with all the features you need to manage tasks and projects. It helps you with all the processes before, during, and after the completion of a task.

Pros

  • Allows nesting of projects and tasks.
  • Multiple views for tasks and projects.
  • Easy sharing of projects, tasks, updates, reports, and calendars.
  • Comes with a lot of third-party app integration options.
  • Allows time tracking.
  • Customizable at all levels and sections.
  • Easy to collaborate with team members and people from outside.
  • Allows forming a relationship between tasks from different projects.
  • Competent customer support.

Cons

  • Can’t track time from outside the task.
  • Steeper learning curve.

Introduction

It is quite common for organizations to find themselves struggling to juggle between various tasks and projects in progress. Sometimes they are not able to spread out the workload evenly, and sometimes they may not be able to monitor the progress of a project if it has got a lot of tasks involved in it.

There can be a lot of other issues too. Majority of these roadblocks show up because of improper task and project planning. Some companies may handle projects as and when they arrive without any prior planning, while there may be some which are using obsolete tools such as excel sheets to take care of tasks.

Project management applications are an easy and quick fix for organizations struggling to keep themselves out of chaos. The tool helps keep surprises at bay, especially the unpleasant ones and helps organizations enjoy a smooth workflow.

Even if there are organizations which are working just fine without a project management tool, it is highly likely that they might not be performing to the fullest of their capabilities. A project management software allows an organization to step up its game and become a better version of itself.

There is a sea of project management tools if you start looking for one. They come in all forms possible. Some may be focused on helping small companies while there may be others designed specifically to cater to large scale multinationals.

Some may be more focused on project monitoring, while others may be more tilted towards better planning and organization.

Some will use the conventional and popular project management techniques such as Kanban and Gantt charts, while there will be others with an exclusive and unconventional take on project management.

Wrike is a comprehensive project management tool which tries to provide you all the resources needed for project management at one place. They avail their services for companies of all sizes and capacities.

It doesn’t matter if you are an organization which specializes in marketing or manufacturing, the tool can help you if you can list down your work into projects and tasks.

Wrike allows all the teams and individuals in an organization to work collectively so that everyone knows what they are supposed to do. It offers services to a lot of companies around the world, and some of them are quite renowned as well. Their list of clients is also a strong statement advocating the usefulness and efficiency of this web-based project management tool.

In this review, we will take you through all the features of Wrike. We will try to find out if they make it easier for users to plan tasks, and also assess if they are efficient when it comes to monitoring those tasks.

Organizations comprise of a lot of individuals. These individuals combine together to form teams and departments. An organization can function like a well-oiled machine only if all the departments, teams, and individuals are in perfect sync.

Team collaboration on Wrike will also be under our radar throughout this review. We will discuss various techniques and methodologies used by Wrike to ensure better project handling.

By the end of this review, you will have a better understanding of how things work on Wrike. It will help you make a better decision when it comes to getting their subscription for your organization.

Start with the building blocks- Tasks, Projects, and Folders

A project management tool is all about organizing tasks at hands and planning them against measurable parameters. It helps when you can break down a big task or project into smaller entities.

These smaller entities are easier to manage and delegate to others. Wrike follows the system of classifying tasks and projects into different folders and spaces. The method helps the user keep his dashboard neat and organized.

They are quite flexible with everything you do while creating any space, folder, project, and task on the platform. There is always an option to go back and change the settings if you don’t prefer current settings.

Let us try to understand the classifications available on Wrike. Going from outside to inside, Wrike allows you to have four layers of labeling or bagging of actual actionable jobs you want to do.

Spaces are at the top of the hierarchy in this system. You can create spaces for various departments in your organization or use it to differentiate between private and public content on your dashboard. They help with broader categorization and identification.

If you use it to create departments, you will know where you will find that task you set up for preparing a marketing strategy for one of your products. Similarly, if you have separate spaces in place for your different clients, you will know where to look when you want to know about the progress made on a project.

When you add a new space on your Wrike account, it asks you to enter only a few minor details about it. You need to name it, choose if you want it to be in a public or a private space, choose a suitable icon if you feel like it, and add members if needed.

The difference between a public and private space is that all the other members added in your Wrike account will be able to see the public space. While in case of a private account, only those people will be able to see the space who you invite in that space.

The next step on this ladder of the hierarchy is Folder. Folders on Wrike have the same purpose as they have in real life. It is used as a collective space for similar items. In Wrike, you can create folders inside spaces to place more folders or projects or tasks.

For instance, if you have created spaces in such a way that they point to various departments in your organization, you can create separate folders for your clients in these spaces. It all depends on how you choose to group things. In the end, they should be placed in such a way that it enhances your efficiency.

Creating a folder is quite similar to creating a new space. The important decision you make in this case is to choose what kind of view you want for that project by default. The four options available are list, board, table, and Gantt chart.

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We will discuss the different views on Wrike in upcoming sections of this review. However, you can take note of the fact that there are options at your disposal.

Projects are where you can house a collection of tasks. Projects can be anything ranging from creating a new website to the complete onboarding process of a new employee in the organization. The scope of a project is only limited by the user’s creativity.

When you create a new project on Wrike, the noticeable difference you will see between adding a space or a folder versus adding a project is that it will allow you to specify the start and end date for the project. The option of adding a date for a project makes it actionable.

Apart from adding dates, you can also choose the kind of view you want to have for the project and also add members to it. When it comes to adding members, you can choose owners for that project, and then choose members with whom you want to share your project.

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Choosing an owner for the project allows one to introduce accountability for that project.

Finally, there are tasks. This is what you will be doing to move a project forward. Everything will depend on how well you organize your tasks, and how much effort you put in to make sure they are completed promptly.

Since tasks have so much of importance, it is necessary that you are as specific about them as possible. The more you pay attention to details while laying out a task, the easier it will be for other members to act upon it.

When you add a new task to Wrike, the platform allows you to add in as much information as possible. The first thing you need to do is name the task. The platform presents you with a lot of options for that.

You can then move on with assigning that task to people in the team, set dates, and everything else that you have done earlier. There are a lot of new entries available for you to enter as well.

You can add tags to tasks. These tags can be different folders and projects. Adding a tag will not duplicate the task in other places, but the same task will be available at both the places.

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For instance, if you add a task which is assigned to the software development department and is present in one of their projects, then you can tag the relevant client folder to it as well. It will help you find the task when you are going through jobs that need to be done for a client, and also when you go through jobs assigned to a department.

An easier way to tag folders and projects on a task is to drag and drop the folder in the tag section of the task. Tagging makes it so much easier for one to browse projects from different perspectives.

Apart from dates, there is a section for time monitoring on a task as well. However, it is not useful while creating a task since it doesn’t allow to set time for a task. We will cover time tracking on Wrike in much details in later sections of this review.

You can attach files to the task and add in a description. The description part comes with a lot of features as well. You can modify text formatting, create a task list, insert images, insert links, etc. There is an option to add version history as well, which might be useful for software development teams.

Another interesting feature is that you can set task dependency. You can specify tasks which need to be completed in order to start the current tasks. And you can also mention tasks which can’t be started until the current task is dealt with properly.

Adding such dependence allows the project manager to organize tasks even better. The dependency reflects on various charts and tables, making it easier for members to know the relation between various tasks. Setting tasks dependency makes it easier to monitor progress as well.

There are a bunch of other options at the top of a task which allows you to keep a close eye on it. You can add it to your calendar, star mark it, follow it, and lots more.

There is an option to mention team members, as well. You can notify other team members about a task which has not been assigned them. It helps with keeping everyone informed and on the same page.

Wrike allows you for as much nesting as you want on this platform. It means just like we created sub tasks under a task, you can create subfolders and subprojects as well. It allows you to be more descriptive and make it easier to traverse through sections of project management.

After you have created various groups for tasks, projects, and folders, you can cam move them around if you want. You can move drag and drop projects from between spaces, folders, and projects.

It means you get unlimited mobility when it comes to reorganizing the structure of your projects and tasks. It allows one to get smarter with time and make changes in the hierarchy to improve their experience on this project management tool.

Another useful feature on this tool is that you can assign colors to folder and projects. Color coding makes identification very easy. You can assign different colors to individual folders and projects or assign one color to a group of folders or project to differentiate between them on any basis you want.

Once you have properly laid down tasks on Wrike, you can go about using various features available on this platform to get them done within the specified time frame.

The workspace- Started from spaces now we are here.

Wrike follows a three-panel design. This holds true when you are interacting with the elements in the hierarchy you create. Let us go through these panels and try to understand what they are about.

The navigation panel

This is where all your spaces, folders, subfolders, projects, and subprojects can be found. The navigation panel allows you to move through the different elements you created on the platform.

The hierarchy is easy to understand from this panel. The spaces have icons you selected. Folders contained within spaces are slightly offset to the right. Apparently, every child element is slightly offset to the right from their parent element.

Projects can be identified from the clipboard icon present next to them. The tool comes with some spaces when you create an account. You can get rid of these spaces apart from the ‘Personal’ space.

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However, it won’t hurt to keep them as one may need to create such a space in the future anyway. You can drag and drop projects and folders to other places within the panel if you want to change their position.

If you have got a lot of spaces and elements on the panel, you can search for specific ones by merely typing in their names.

You get to see projects and folders which are present in spaces which you are not allowed to access. The navigation panel will turn out to be as efficient and useful as you organize your tasks. Since it allows you to modify things easily, you can spend some time on this panel to make Wrike a better tool for you.

The middle panel

After the navigation panel, we have got this middle panel where you will find yourself monitoring a lot of your projects and tasks.

The middle panel essentially shows all the items present inside the item selected on the navigation panel. If you select a space on the navigation panel, then you will see all the folders and projects you have placed inside that space.

If it is a project or a folder selected on the navigation panel, then you get to see tasks, subfolders, projects, subprojects, etc. on this panel. You can apply filters on the different items shown in this list.

You can sort them by their activity statues, their priority status, due dates, assignees, author modified date, etc.

You can go on to add more task in the selected element from the middle panel as well. However, the best part about this panel is the different type of ‘views’ it provides to users. Let us go through some of them.

The first one is ‘List view’ that you get to experience on this panel. It will simply show you all the elements present inside the selected group. You get to see the nested items as well. If it is a task with more subtasks, you can see them all on this folder.

Apart from this, you get to know the status of projects and tasks, their due dates, and who has been assigned those projects and tasks. You can then go on to select individual tasks from these lists and modify them as needed.

Then comes the ‘Board view.’ It displays projects and tasks from the selected spaces according to their activity status. Board view is essentially a Kanban system.

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Kanban is a very popular mechanism when it comes to project management. It is widely used across a lot of industries. The method is equally popular among manufacturing industries and software development organizations.

The different boards in this view refer to the statues of the project or task. There are five boards- New, In Progress, Completed, On Hold, and Cancelled.

The projects and groups are placed beneath the relevant board according to their status. You can drag and drop items from one board to another. This makes it extremely convenient for a user to update the status of a task or project.

The board marked On Hold, and Cancelled are usually not present on project management tools, which may lead to confusion. But Wrike did well when it came to taking care of obsolete tasks and projects.

However, these boards come under the default workflow mode. You can design your custom workflow on Wrike and apply in on projects and tasks to get things done your way.

A custom workflow will have the status of various tasks according to how you name them. You can choose to have more or fewer workflow stages as compared to the default one.

The workflow customizability allows people from different kinds of organizations and departments use this tool the way they want to.

After the board view, you get to enjoy a ‘Table view’ as well. This one is for the cases when there is a lot of information to process about different tasks and projects, or if you like to deal with information in a tabular form.

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All the information that you enter related to a project or task ranging from dates to assignee is displayed in various columns. You can choose to hide some of these columns if you feel they don’t add much value to your analysis.

There is an option to add more columns in the table as well. You can either choose to have one of the columns already available on the platform or create one of your own. Custom columns allow one to get in more details about the task or project.

Next is the Gantt chart view, which is inarguably one of the most useful of all the views available on Wrike.

Just like Kanban, a Gantt chart is one of the popular ways of managing projects. It is unique because it allows the user to establish a relation between various tasks, subtasks, projects, and subprojects.

It is not only good at establishing a relationship between tasks but also helps with assessing responsibilities of various individuals.

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With the Gantt chart, you can get a broader idea of the complete structure of a schedule. Wrike has made Gantt chart even more efficient by providing so many options to manipulate the data present on the chart.

“Easy modifications seem to be a common theme all across Wrike.”

In the Gantt chart view, you can move a task from one part on the chart to another to change their start and due dates. You can grab one end of task and expand it to increase the duration of a task. You can drag and drop the timeline of one task into the space for others to replicate the same timeline for the other task as well.

However, the most fun and useful part of the Gantt chart on Wrike is that you can map the relationship between tasks with unbelievable ease. You can grab the dot at the end of a task’s timeline and attach it to the dot at the end of others. It’s this simple to add a relationship between two tasks on Wrike.

With this feature, you can create and modify as many complex relationships between tasks as you want. It allows you to link tasks present in different projects to sweeten the deal even more. With Gantt chart view on this platform, you will not have to worry much about mentioning preceding and succeeding tasks while creating a new one.

The chart also tells which members are responsible for specific projects and tasks, giving you some more information about workload distribution.

Next comes ‘File view’ which is not necessarily a project management view, but it shows all the files attached to various projects and tasks to get them done.

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The view lists out all the files along with the name of projects and tasks in which they are present. The platform shows the size of files, a time when the files were attached, and the person who attached these files.

You get to filter the items listed as well. You can browse them by due dates, authors, status, etc. You can also download and delete these files from within this view if necessary.

There is ‘Stream view’ which show all the updates made of various projects and tasks. It is quite similar to the feed page present on social media tools. You can go on scrolling to see the updates made on projects by different members and the ones made by you as well.

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It will show you all the changes made on different folders, projects, tasks, and subtasks. You can go one to see other updates made on that item as well.

‘Timelog view’ shows you the time entries made for the different projects. As mentioned earlier, Wrike helps with time tracking for projects as well. You can fill in time entries on your own or start the timer present on the tool when you start working on a task or a project.

Timelog will present you the time entries made for various projects. You can assess and modify these time entries as well.

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After the timelog, we get ‘Analytics view’ on Wrike. The analytics section brings you data from a lot of different perspectives and helps you understand more about your and your team’s performance on different projects and tasks.

It comes with a lot of different sections with each section shedding some more light on one aspect of project management.

In the beginning, you get a small overview section of Analytics, which touches a bit on all the sections. It will give you a distribution of tasks based on their status. You can see how many of the tasks have been completed, how many of them have not even been started, and a lot more similar data.

It gives you the number of tasks under different workflow stages, the ones with higher importance, total duration, time tracked, etc. The analytics overview also touches through top performers and displays milestones.

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After the analytics overview, you have the option to watch a number of charts. You can choose to include all or none of them as per your wish.

The performance chart shows all the tasks along with their statuses. This chart majorly focusses on the number of tasks present in each status group and compares how the ratio of a number of tasks present in each group changes with time.

It will help one get a better idea of how efficient they are when it comes to moving tasks through the different workflow stages. You would not want the tasks to remain in the ‘In Progress’ stage for longer than planned else they may start to pile up.

Wrike allows users to edit charts as per their convenience. You can choose which workflow stages should appear in this case, and you can also choose which tasks to include or exclude from the chart.

The baseline chart will compare your scheduled plans for a task with the actual progress you make. It will help you keep things under control and let you know when you need to put in extra efforts. It will assist you in rescheduling tasks as you may at times assign either more or less time to tasks compared to what they deserve.

The work progress chart focusses more on individual users. It shows the status of various tasks and points out who is handling that task. You will be able to see the status of tasks under each user, and there is an option to check the task status on a particular date as well.

Finally, we have the tasks by Users chart. It shows all the tasks under the belt of each user. You can get an idea about much tasks are under different status just by looking at the graph, but you can also hover over bars to get the exact number of tasks under different status for each group.

It also helps with getting an idea about the workload distribution in the organization.

The task panel

Now we reach the third panel on the 3-panel design of Wrike. This panel will show the actual progress made on each task, which in turn reflects on your projects and spaces.

The panel gives you detailed information about the tasks under the spotlight. It will show you the status of the tasks, the projects, and folders tagged on it, members assigned to those tasks and a lot more.

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You can edit all these details if you have the required permission level. It will show the dues dates for the task, time monitored under it, the dependency of task on other tasks, other subtasks, the status of subtasks, etc.

On scrolling down, you will get to see the description for those tasks and all the updates related to it. This panel allows for every action that can be taken when it comes to a task. You can edit the task to expand its scope or change its status to let everyone else know that it is completed.

You can choose to add more subtasks in it or remove some of the preexisting ones if they turn out to be redundant.

The dashboards

There is one more screen where the user can monitor and manage tasks, and it is called dashboards. It is a plural term because Wrike allows you to create multiple dashboards based on different groups, tasks, spaces, and a lot of other factors.

The dashboards you create on Wrike are customizable. You will not have to watch the same kind of data on different dashboards that you create. The widgets available on this platform bring in the option to assign tasks in so many ways.

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There is also an option to create a custom widget if you want. For premade widgets, you can have the one which shows all your projects, one for all the files attached to projects, one to monitor active tasks by assignee, one to monitor starred tracks and a lot more.

All these widgets make it easier for you to focus on whatever aspect you would like to target. If you are much concerned about the tasks that are assigned to you, then you can have a board for it. You can have a widget which will show you the tasks assigned for that week. You can have it to monitor overdue tasks to make sure you remember which ones are priorities.

You can create dashboards suited to job roles. If you are the project manager, you can employ widgets which focus more on how others are handling their tasks. If you are in the human resource department, then you can use it to monitor the schedule of various members.

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The dashboard section of this project management tool is among the best that we have discovered so far. It is well equipped to take care of all your needs when it comes to efficient monitoring of all the projects and tasks.

Time tracking

Wrike goes beyond the scope of keeping a check on dates for projects and task. It allows you to monitor the time you spend on each project and task.

It comes with a time tracker which will keep track of time for you. You can get into a particular task on Wrike and turn on the timer from within the task. You can then go about doing things as usual.

You can close the platform window while the timer is turned on, and it will still keep tracking time.

One grey feature of time tracking on Wrike is that it does not allow you to use the timer for more than one task at once. The good part about it is that it prevents users from multi-tasking.

One may think that they are good at handling more than one tasks at once. But it’s scientifically proven that the human brain cannot focus on more than one task at once. So, what you consider as multitasking is you continuously switching your attention from one task to another.

This continual switching of attention makes people less efficient, and they end up taking more time to complete a task compared to how much time they would have consumed if they were handling things individually.

So, Wrike makes it tougher for its users to get into the bad habit of multitasking. However, the nature of tasks that one gets to handle varies across organizations and departments. There are, in fact, some jobs which require users to focus only for a short period followed by some buffer.

There are also cases when one has to handle two tasks at once since they are interdependent. For instance, if I create two tasks for writing this review, that is, one is to research more about Wrike and the other to write the actual literature.

It will be a difficult task for me to keep writing and research separate for such a long article. Instead, I would prefer doing two tasks simultaneously.

The good part is that one can keep track of time without the timer as well. This project management tool allows you to add time in bulk to the task. So, if your task was of such a nature that it was impossible for you to keep track of time using a desktop or another device, you can simply type in how much time it took you to complete the task. It will also help in case you forget to turn on the timer.

You can add in updates along with the time so that the message reaches everyone in your team. If you are the admin, you can create some custom entries for when one manually enters time for a task. The user can then select the entry from the dropdown menu each time she enters time into a task.

Another part which could have been better when it comes to time tracking on Wrike is that they could have provided some easier options to access the timer. One good example of such a feature is Paymo.

It allows the user to start tracking time from desktop or even from the platform window but without the need to access the actual task.

Project management tools don’t put much emphasis on time tracking for some reason. It is not a common feature across these tools. We are glad that Wrike took care of it and we would be happier if it makes it a bit easier to use the time tracker.

The calendar

Calendars are great project management tools if used properly. Wrike provides the user with multiple calendar options to ensure that they do not miss on any important dates. The calendar on Wrike is different from the conventional ones in a lot of ways.

The major drawback of usual calendar options is that they get crowded very easily. If you have got more than a few elements on a particular date on your calendar, it becomes tough to get a better look at them.

One can always expand dates to go through them completely, but that makes things a lot more tedious. One cannot go about expanding dates on the calendar all the time, especially when they are so busy that calendar dates are not able to show all their tasks assigned for the day within usual space.

The good thing about Wrike calendars is that they allow one to sort things with ease. You can have multiple calendars with each of them focusing on different aspects.

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If you like to view everything at once, then that is also possible on this platform. The calendars show and highlight events in different colors, making it easier for users to get a better idea of the situation in a single glance.

You can have tasks and events related to different teams and projects marked in different colors to makes them easily identifiable if they are on the same date.

Wrike calendars come with easy customization options as well. You can simply drag and drop tasks on different dates to reschedule them. They offer the option of displaying a task only with the terminal dates or with the complete duration.

You can drag and drop this whole duration strip at another place to reschedule your plans. You can click on calendar dates to create new tasks from within the calendar. You can choose to add this new task under any space or folder or project you want.

They allow you to share your calendars with others making it easier for you to keep everyone in the loop. You can have different calendars for different departments of the organization.

You can then allow members from those departments with a view of the calendars.

Wrike allows you to share calendars not only with team members but with external parties as well. You will find it easier to collaborate with clients and partners when you can share calendars with them.

It can make tasks such as scheduling meetings and conferences so much easier. You can share a link to share your calendar with others.

Reports

Reports find a place in various organizational activities. It makes assessment and analytics easier for people involved in the process.

But generating reports can sometimes be a more significant challenge than what a lot of us may assume. A report requires data from a lot of resources. This data then needs to be boiled down and laid out in a report such that it is easy to understand for anyone who goes through them.

Project management involves reports and assessments at a lot of stages and from a lot of different perspectives. Wrike helps their users create detailed reports containing all the data from the relevant resources with just a few clicks.

When it comes to the customizability of these reports, you can mold them into a lot of ways of your liking. You can create reports for multiple purposes as well.

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They provide some premade templates for reports and allow you to create ones all by yourself as well. Some of the premade templates include reports for weekly project status, active tasks by assignee, time spent this week, etc.

The templates give a clue about how one can use reports on Wrike. When you go on to create a report from scratch, you get to make some choices.

The first choice you need to make is about the level of report. The options you get are projects, tasks, and timelog. When you choose projects, the report will contain information at the level of projects. It will not show individual tasks.

If you select tasks, you will get reports which will throw lights on developments made on various tasks. Timelog will generate reports which give you a look into how much time has been used for various tasks.

The option to make choices for the level of reports helps keep confusion at bay. After the level of report, you need to select the source of data for a report. The useful part about this selection is that you can choose items from various spaces, folders, and projects.

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Putting tasks or projects from different sections at one place negates the need to jump between different tabs and folders.

The next array of options is what allows you to get specific details and generate a report which caters to your requirements. You can apply all the filters you want.

The filters are spread across categories, and there are enough of them that you will hardly feel the need for more. The filter options include all the usual ones and the custom ones created by you.

Finally, you need to pick up the layout of the report. You can either have it in a tabular form or a column chart. If you choose the column chart, there will be a few more options to modify the design. You can flip the axis and choose between the side by side and stacked view.

You can refresh reports at any time to include the latest data. There is an option to subscribe to reports as well. You can set in time and date when you will get a report through email. You can specify the day and time and have reports on your device at a set time.

This allows one to set up daily, weekly, and monthly reports with ease. You can share reports with team members and with external partners as well. You can create and save snapshots of the report for future reference.

They allow users to export the report in excel format too.

Integrations

You get a plethora of options when it comes to integrating third-party applications with Wrike. They allow users to integrate numerous apps for a lot of categories.

People use a number of tools to take care of tasks at work. Some to manage files, some to take care of emails, some for connecting with rest of the corporate world, some to share resources, etc.

Different tools suffice different needs of the user, but at times, all these tools become a bit too much to handle. Since these tools are exceptional at what they do, it is sometimes impossible for the user to get rid of them.

App integrations relieve the user of some of the stress of continuous switching between them. You can use them in conjunction with Wrike and make the most out of apps that you use without the need to login into them all the time.

There is hardly any integration that Wrike has skipped, and you can efficiently work with your existing application ecosystem while using this project management tool.

It will help you become more productive by giving you the ability to handle so many things from one place. It will also help you become less stressful since you will now have lesser things on your plate, making it easier to manage them.

Conclusion

If we are to boil down qualities of this project management tool in a few words- Wrike is a project management tool which comes with a great deal of customizability and flexibility along with the usual advantages of a project management tool.

The tool allows one to organize their projects and tasks in such a way that different nature of projects do not mix and there are not a lot of separate sections to handle at the same time as well.

The different kinds of views one gets on the workspace take care of the needs of all types of users, and the same can be said for dashboards as well. Use of Kanban and Gantt chart took care of the popular choices, while time tracking and calendars ensured that there are unique features on the platform as well.

We don’t need to say much about how easy it is to monitor progress on various projects and tasks while using Wrike. You can do it on the workspace, in the calendar, and through the reports.

One can also not help but notice the sheer number of integration options present on this tool. They seemed to have made it their mission to ensure that a user doesn’t miss any of his beloved applications while managing projects and tasks on Wrike.

There are a few areas where we felt the room for some improvement, but none of it was a deal breaker for us.

We would happily suggest our readers give this excellent project management application a try. They avail a free trial period of two weeks at the time of writing this review, which should be enough to get an idea about it.

Top Features

Core Features
  • Managing Tasks
  • Sharing Files
  • Real-time Activity Stream
  • iPhone & Android Apps
  • Basic Integration
  • Upto 5GB Storage
  • Dynamic Timeline
  • Sub Tasks
  • Mass Actions
  • Shareable Dashboards
  • Email Add-ins
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Workflows
  • Viewing Workload
  • Critical Path
  • User Groups
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Custom Calendars
  • Single Sign On
  • Folder Permissions
  • Controlling Admin Permissions
  • Branded Workspace
  • Network Access

Visibility

Overall Visibility Score 64.50

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Company Information

Company Name: Wrike, Inc.

Founded In: 2003

Address: 100 W. Evelyn, Mountain View, CA, USA

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