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Likelihood to Recommend

Workfront

Workfront seems to be incredibly useful for individuals who manage multiple implementation/project management opportunities. Due to the required upfront training, there can be a lot of development costs associated with transitioning a large user base over to this platform. I view Workfront as a tool that enables a small number of power-users the ability to manage their projects with the utmost detail. I do not see Workfront as a necessary tool for those with only a handful of projects on their plate. This is a project management tool for those who need extremely detailed timelines.
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Wrike

Wrike is a great fit for teams who need significant reporting capabilities, strong collaboration tools, and the ability to create dynamic project templates. It might be overkill for small teams who don't need as much cross-team visibility, who prefer in-person or chat-based project collaboration, or whose work doesn't require repeatability of project templates.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Workfront
8.3
Wrike
8.0
Task Management
Workfront
9.2
Wrike
8.9
Resource Management
Workfront
8.5
Wrike
7.4
Gantt Charts
Workfront
8.1
Wrike
8.1
Scheduling
Workfront
8.4
Wrike
8.5
Workflow Automation
Workfront
8.5
Wrike
8.0
Team Collaboration
Workfront
8.5
Wrike
9.2
Support for Agile Methodology
Workfront
7.6
Wrike
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Workfront
8.3
Wrike
7.4
Document Management
Workfront
8.2
Wrike
7.5
Email integration
Workfront
7.3
Wrike
7.7
Mobile Access
Workfront
7.9
Wrike
8.1
Timesheet Tracking
Workfront
8.6
Wrike
7.5
Change request and Case Management
Workfront
8.5
Wrike
7.8
Budget and Expense Management
Workfront
8.4
Wrike
7.2

Professional Services Automation

Workfront
7.7
Wrike
8.0
Quotes/estimates
Workfront
7.2
Wrike
8.2
Invoicing
Workfront
7.6
Wrike
7.3
Project & financial reporting
Workfront
7.7
Wrike
8.4
Integration with accounting software
Workfront
8.2
Wrike
8.3

Pros

Workfront

  • WF enabled us to provide a complete culture shift when tracking marketing and design projects. We now have a place that captures as many details as needed to get a project started and worked through. It's been a great way to know the number of projects we're working on and accountability on all parts to maintain a timeline that respects everyone's needs.
  • We pull reports that are able to show our board of directors the type of work we're doing and how we are doing it.
  • We are able to have transparency between departments to have an understanding of everyone's needs, strengths, and deliverables.
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Wrike

  • Usability: Wrike rivals Asana for usability and blows Workfront out of the water. Its UI is attractive, consistent, and relatively intuitive.
  • Collaboration: Wrike has become our sole location for collaborating on projects and their component tasks due to its easy comment threads and ability to comment directly on PDFs, Word docs, videos, etc.
  • Visibility: Wrike has flexible reporting capabilities that have been a huge help to our Marketing leadership team, especially because we don't have a dedicated project manager - that responsibility is carried by team managers who need to be able to see team member workloads and project status at a glance.
  • Flexibility: Wrike's robust project templating capabilities are mission-critical for our team due to the volume of similar projects we work on.
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Cons

Workfront

  • We would like an option to create a Kanban style storyboard.
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Wrike

  • Notification timing: Unless we keep Wrike open and constantly check the inbox, it's easy to miss conversation on projects since the integration with Outlook results in a 1-2 hour delay in email notifications being sent.
  • Default Task Status Filters: This is a HUGE pain. The default filter for the tasks that show in a project hides any tasks marked complete. This default filter cannot be changed, and has to be manually overridden by the user every time. This means, for instance, when a designer is ready to start a design task and needs the approved copy, she has to un-filter the task list just to be able to access the completed copy task.
  • Assignee Switching: Minor gripe, but frequent. In list view, clicking on the assignee and choosing a different assignee from the resulting dropdown ADDS an assignee rather than switching the assignment to the new person. As a manager who frequently reassigns tasks to my team, having to go into the individual task view is a waste of time.
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Likelihood to Renew

Workfront

Workfront 8.1
Based on 59 answers
we could not manage without it.
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Wrike

Wrike 10.0
Based on 33 answers
Wrike is the best project and task management system I've ever used by far. I like that there's always more to learn; I like the community (including the blog, videos, and social media) and how thoroughly it covers all our needs.
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Usability

Workfront

Workfront 8.0
Based on 17 answers
I gave a rating of 10 on overall usability because Workfront is cloud based and very easy to use. Workfront also provides collaboration on projects which is critical to a projects success. The tool gives everyone high level visibility in their projects down to the smallest detail. Wonderful project management system, allows you to cut down on emails, meetings and no more spreadsheets for tracking your projects.
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Wrike

Wrike 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Because i am comfortable in using this product.
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Reliability and Availability

Workfront

Workfront 9.1
Based on 8 answers
Reliable uptime with posted maintenance windows. Frequent updates to hosted environment with minimal disruption.
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Wrike

Wrike 9.0
Based on 8 answers
Over two years of (almost) daily usage without outages. Don't remember any errors. I give it 9 only because some Wrike plugins (for online document edit) are based on NPAPI architecture. These types of plugins are being phased out in new browsers, and NPAPI plugins are disabled by default in recent versions of Chrome so you have to do some browser adjustments when you switch browsers or move to another computer.
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Support

Workfront

Workfront 7.7
Based on 11 answers
Very knowledgeable help desk. Very responsive to my needs.
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Wrike

Wrike 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Their support was done mainly through email and depending on their work lord, could take longer to get a response. But the response was still within a reasonable time frame and courteous every time.
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Online Training

Workfront

Workfront 8.9
Based on 4 answers
The training is very easy to use and you can simply choose the topics included in the course(s) that are most important to your training needs. After each training course, you are tested on what you have learned. If you need a refresher course, they provide Course Catalogs as well as instructor-led courses & workshops.
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Wrike

Wrike 8.9
Based on 2 answers
Wrike does a great job of provide a breadth of videos for learning their program. This includes a 'getting started' sett of videos along with a collection of more in depth videos to assist more experienced users. Combined with their excellent chat support learning wrike is easy and it includes easy access to best practices.
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Implementation

Workfront

Workfront 8.3
Based on 10 answers
I would recommend all user's using Workfront to go through the training material provided. Have all user's practice in the Sandbox environment and have your workflow documented for the consultant before he arrives on site.
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Wrike

Wrike 8.5
Based on 6 answers
Stick with it and resist the temptation to slack in your use of project management software.
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Alternatives Considered

Workfront

The limitations of Advantage revolve around project management. While its financial package is strong and agency focused it is unable to mange complex projects in any fashion. The selection process for Workfront was not in my hands but the impact of the selection is my bread and butter and I can see the synergies quite clearly.
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Wrike

I think Wrike is easy to use... maybe not as easy as Basecamp, but easier than JIRA or Asana. I like the power it provides. Isn't as deep as JIRA, but more customization and power than Asana can provide. The collaboration is fantastic - again, still on the simple side - JIRA shines here, but powerful enough to get projects done across teams.
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Scalability

Workfront

Workfront 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have been using Workfront for about 3 years. During this time they continue to be a very stable project management system. Workfront's overall scalability is able to handle increased loads of work. When using Workfront for a project management tool for the web team, we store documents, images & video's without any issues. They work with their customer's to provide the best project management system in the market today! I highly recommend Workfront for all project management needs. Workfront strives to deliver unique technology solutions to growing companies!
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Wrike

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Return on Investment

Workfront

  • The TCO or ROI of Workfront is not a part of my condensed interactions with it unfortunately. I would have to dig for information on this which wouldnot then be my own experiences with it.
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Wrike

  • We spend less time managing tasks/projects and more time actually doing them.
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Pricing Details

Workfront

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Workfront Editions & Modules

Workfront
Additional Pricing Details

Wrike

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Wrike Editions & Modules

Wrike
Edition
Wrike Free
$0
Wrike Professional
$492
Wrike Enterprise
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2. per 5 users/month
Additional Pricing Details
Every premium plan begins with a 15-day trial period to make sure Wrike is right for you.

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