Worth Exploring!
January 30, 2015

Worth Exploring!

Cheryl Yifrach | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

free version

Modules Used

  • project management

Overall Satisfaction with Wrike

We used Wrike for communications with outside vendors and various internal departments connected to a real estate development project. It was used on a limited basis on a test basis to ease communications tracking. Three departments were involved in the set up and testing.
  • The interface was pretty intuitive, and it didn't take long to be able to set up projects and users, from an admin perspective.
  • Notifications were promptly sent to all required users, it is a good way to coordinate communications
  • Very flexible!
  • Setting up projects with templates is not as easy as it seems. Going back to change setups later wasn't smooth.
  • Outside vendors weren't keen on having to learn a new software.
  • Tasks and folders were difficult to use - hard to find what you are looking for, hierarchy was confusing.
  • No branding.
  • Found it wasn't suited to our specific real estate development needs, we ended up trying other products.
  • WorkZone,Asana,Excel
Wrike was less intuitive than WorkZone, but easier to use than Asana. Excel was more efficeint than all of them, as there was no need to familiarize anyone with the system. Excel didn't solve any email/communications issues, or version controls, but Wrike proved not to be our solution in the end.
Spend time with the webinars and online tutorials -- it may take more than once -- but they are very useful in understanding the capabilities and limitations of the system. The connection with email was also very useful.

Budgeting features were nice, but lots of subtasks made finding things more difficult. If you have patience to work through set up, and an effective way to teach users, this can be a good choice.