March 27, 2015
Score 8 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Wrike
Wrike is how we run our weekly meetings and see how every project is coming along, we use Wrike to track our allocated project time are and keep track of time efficiently. I love that the entire team can access Wrike on their own, whereas before our account team was the only source for running reports to show how much time was remaining for each product. One big improvement that Wrike has brought to the business, is the way we communicate now. It almost forces us to talk to each other more than we used to, which is great.
- Creating Subtasks within each folder, I think this makes for more organization throughout, instead of having to continuously click through each folder.
- As many jobs as we have going on at one time, sometimes it can get hectic within Wrike. That's when I utilize the Filter option, It saves me from over load sometimes when I think all the jobs are assigned to me....when in fact they are not.
- I love the detail within the Gantt chart, for those more visual types of people it is easy to see where we are headed.... it even has different colors so those of you who don't like to read that much can easily use the color coding.
- I wish there was a way to hide tasks that aren’t due yet. I understand that companies like to know what is coming so they can prepare. But we should have the option to be able to hide the dependent tasks if we want to.
- Refreshes could be a little quicker, and being able to pull data based on several assignees instead of just one person at a time.
- Instead of coloring a completed task, maybe more of a strike through the word, or even both just to be a little more clear.
- There really is no need for an email reminder every single morning, maybe every Monday but for the most part I get to work and go to Wrike, I don't need a reminder.
- Staying within hours allocated to each individual project.
- It is one more tab open on your screen that you have to check in with frequently, and stay on top of certain tasks.
- Weekly meetings have become seamless when going down the organized list on Wrike, rather than having separate non effective spread sheets.
- Basecamp,Function Point
Wrike is very user friendly, the others were very pricey and hard to manage. Some of the integration went smoothly, but majority of it was a waste of time because there was no real integration happening. They did not want you to have to use anything else but their software, that just doesn't work in my office. We have a few different accounting and payroll softwares. Where as with Wrike its very easy to go through and see what we have been doing and then combine it with our other softwares. That might not work for everyone, but we now have a system that works great for us thanks to Wrike.
Some key questions to ask are:
- How well is this software going to integrate with our process(explain process)?
- Will everyone be able to use Wrike throughout the team, or is there a limit on the number of users?
- Is it easy to find how to's and tutorials when I am feeling like I need to know more about Wrike?