Wrike is a top-notch PM tool
July 22, 2021

Wrike is a top-notch PM tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Wrike

I use Wrike to organize tasks and projects. Wrike provides many ways to view projects and tasks that are very important on our team, including a calendar view (many options here, but we use a 3-month view), Gantt chart, task list, etc. It helps us keep track of everything without all the stress, so work can continue to move forward quickly.
  • Wrike is very flexible and versatile. I have used many project management systems, and some have rigid requirements - such as needing a completion date. Wrike is customizable, so you can create the setup that works best for you. You can create custom workflows, request forms, folders, etc. - and the changes could be for your whole account, or just for a specific team/folder.
  • Wrike allows for many ways to view projects. It has kanban boards, gantt charts, calendars, lists, tables, reports, analytics, time logs, activity streams, etc. Most other tools I have used have some of these. But, everyone has their own view that they prefer to work from. In Wrike, all the projects and tasks can be managed from almost any view. In my experience, this increased adoption and efficiency as team members were comfortable using the view.
  • In Wrike, you can save filters, which makes managing projects much faster and easier.
  • I would like a better way to track upcoming projects. In my line of work, the start/end time of a task is when it is run, but it needs to be setup and worked on prior. I would like a way to keep better track. Note: there are several ways to do this, they are good, but my use case is fairly unique and they are not a perfect fit.
  • Time tracker - Wrike has a time tracker, but it is basic. I would like it to notify me if I don't stop the time after 2 hours for example. I sometimes forget to turn this off, and then it can run for hours or days (if on Friday afternoon). I can go back in and manually change it - but that is a bit of a hassle.
  • Wrike decreased the time spend managing tasks and projects by roughly 40%, allowing me to have much more time for other projects. And, there are ways to improve efficiency even more - if we fully used them, it would save probably 60% of project management time.
Here is why we went with Wrike over other tools:
  • Workfront - Wrike was a better price point at our usage level. It is more flexible and could be customized around our type of work. It is also faster to use
  • Asana - Wrike is much more robust in my opinion. Asset management, timelines, dependencies are all easier for me in Wrike
  • Smartsheet - Wrike is more versatile and customizable.
  • Trello - Wrike provides more views, like the calendar, which is very important for our work
  • Jira - I actually use both. Jira to track my sprint schedule with my team, and Wrike to manage task details, schedules, and assets.

Do you think Wrike delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Wrike's feature set?

Yes

Did Wrike live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Wrike go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Wrike again?

Yes

Wrike works great for collaborative work, work with designs/images/videos - you can make comments right inside files, even videos. Wrike works well for projects with lots of dependencies as well as short tasks.

Wrike is not a perfect solution for AB testing projects. But, it is the best solution I have tried. There are a few AB testing PM tools, but while they are more customized, Wrike is more robust.

Wrike Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Resource Management
10
Gantt Charts
9
Scheduling
9
Workflow Automation
10
Team Collaboration
10
Support for Agile Methodology
6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
10
Document Management
9
Email integration
Not Rated
Mobile Access
8
Timesheet Tracking
8
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
Not Rated
Integration with accounting software
Not Rated