Wrike - quite good but not perfect for project management
Updated February 16, 2023

Wrike - quite good but not perfect for project management

Sven Passinger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Wrike

We use Wrike for project and resource management in all of our R&D projects ranging from small (1 month) to big (several years) projects. We are doing our personal resource planning within Wrike and manage all tasks within our projects (resulting in hundreds of tasks in the large projects at a time).
  • Task assigning to colleagues
  • Good overview about resources and resource management
  • All projects and tasks in one place - good overview for upper management and portfolio management
  • With a self-set-up workflow for tasks and projects, Wrike can be configured very well to the company processes
  • Speed to the data server is quite bad. Opening a task can take several seconds, which is a problem, especially when working in meetings with Wrike and everybody is waiting for Wrike
  • In my opinion, the Wrike API is very bad. Some functionalities which are available in the GUI are not available in the API. This prevents some automation- making more work than necessary.
  • Each resource in Wrike needs an email address. That is no problem for people, but it is a very big problem for laboratories, big machines or similar you want to have as resources in our project planning. It is simply not possible. Very big drawback compared to MS Project.
  • Workload of people
  • Assigning tasks to colleagues
  • Dashboard and the possibility to configure them as you need
  • Better overview about our projects
  • Better interaction of our projects
  • Better resource management
The advantage compared to MS Project is that Wrike is one tool, while MS Project needs Teams for conversation and is usable for project management, but not for task management and assigning. onepoint PROJECTS and Workfront are similar to Wrike. The decision for Wrike was a corporate decision because Wrike was already in use at other sites. For Germany, we would have preferred a European program as the problem of data safety would have been much easier.

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Wrike works well for all kind of project planning, when talking about giving tasks to persons, especially in creative jobs which do not need special equipment (so computer work). The problem of missing material resources is a very big issue for jobs working in laboratories or in general with expensive materials.
I love the flexibility of Wrike, that it can be configured to the company and colleagues specially needs.

Wrike Feature Ratings

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