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Wrike

Project Management Software

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  • Web Version: Yes
  • Supported Browsers: IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari
  • Other Supported Devices: iPhone, iPad, Blackberry
  • Free Trial: Yes (15 days)

Description

Overview

Wrike is a project management software title developed by Wrike Inc. This software-as-a-service title was developed with the goal of providing all tools necessary to project management in one convenient program. Additionally, Wrike contains tools to assist in team collaboration and productivity.

Technology

In the software-as-a-service software deployment method, the software title is only installed on a small number of computers. These computers are usually owned and maintained by the company that developed the program. The computers are usually part of a powerful server farm with a high-speed internet connection and a vast amount of storage space. Clients are then able to access the program remotely through a Web browser, with the company usually charging a monthly premium for access based on the number of users.

Who It Is For

Wrike is a great option for any company with several projects running simultaneously. Another type of situation where Wrike would be an effective solution would be one in which a company does not already possess many IT tools. Since Wrike provides such a wide variety of project management tools, it's perfect for meeting the project management needs of companies just starting out.

Distinctive Features

  • Robust Gantt Chart Support - Wrike's provides support for Gantt charts, which are useful for illustrating a project's status to team members and clients. Wrike provides the ability to create Gantt charts that cover multiple projects and allow project managers to drill down to an individual team member's timeline. It's possible to not only visualize a project's plans, but also manipulate them with a single mouse click with Wrike's simple chart system. Additionally, team members will have their schedules updated in real-time, without needing to refresh their client.
  • Advanced Project Organization Tools - When it comes time to change the organizational structure of a project, Wrike allows project managers to change things up with only a few mouse clicks. And because Wrike represents tasks as discreet objects, they can be duplicated easily. Instead of repeating the same actions over and over, project managers only need to drag-and-drop the task object into each related project.
  • Effortlessly Manage Multiple Projects - Keeping tabs on a team's status over multiple projects is quick and easy with Wrike. Thanks to features like project wikis, interactive dashboards, instant email notifications and real-time status updates allow project managers to always stay up-to-date with all aspects of their projects.
  • Coordinate Team Members - Wrike gives project managers the ability to send project updates to their team members instantaneously. This saves the project manager time and saves team members the hassle of having to constantly refresh their workspace in order to see updates. Wrike also allows team members to send short messages, similar to popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, these messages are secure and are only viewable by users within the protected workspace.
  • Convenient File Sharing - Every time a project resource is updated, users are immediately notified. This convenient feature saves project managers the hassle of having to send out notification emails and boosts productivity. Additionally, project managers are able to keep all project assets in a centralized location accessible by all team members.
  • Unified Mailing System - Another way Wrike boosts productivity is its powerful mail server. Wrike essentially integrates email functions with Web browsing. Wrike gives project managers the ability to add assignments, attachments and memos all from their email account. Wrike is also designed to work together with most popular email clients, including Outlook, Gmail or even mobile devices.

Videos

Overview of the dashboard and how to create a project in Wrike.

Social network tech used by Wrike.

Screens

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Wrike's dashboard

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Many lists and reports can be easily exported.

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The Gantt chart view

Wrike Prices & Plans

  • Plan 1

    • Price: $49/month
    • Users: Up to 5
    • Projects: Unlimited
    • Filesize Limit: 5 GB
  • Plan 2

    • Price: $99/month
    • Users: Up to 15
    • Projects: Unlimited
    • Filesize Limit: 15 GB
  • Plan 3

    • Price: $129/month
    • Users: Up to 25
    • Projects: Unlimited
    • Filesize Limit: 50 GB
  • Plan 4

    • Price: $199/month
    • Users: Up to 50
    • Projects: Unlimited
    • Filesize Limit: 100 GB
*Prices updated on June 5, 2011.