Wrike is a GODSEND for tracking projects and time
December 23, 2022

Wrike is a GODSEND for tracking projects and time

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Wrike

We had a manual system of assigning and jobs to creatives, with no insight into where a project was at any point. All conversations were in email, so unless you were cc'd, you were out of luck. When someone was sick, it was impossible for the rest of us to see where that person was on the project. Tracking was pretty much nonexistent.

Pros

  • Assigns project numbers to projects
  • Neatly organizes tasks for projects for smooth workflow
  • Easily allows for deadlines to be set and approvals to be made
  • Communication with others is as simple as an "@"
  • Tracking billable and nonbillable time is a cinch

Cons

  • Sometimes it appears the time tracker is on after you have paused it; a page refresh fixes this
  • When you mark yourself out for PTO, it automatically adds the same amount of days to your project deadline
  • On rare occasion, I have submitted a comment to someone, and it appears in the feed, but next time I got back, it's no longer in the feed, still waiting as if it needing to be submitted
  • I don't have numbers, but after Marketing implemented it, so did the rest of the departments in our organization.
  • Thus, it has made collaboration across departments (and communication regarding those projects) smooth.
  • I know it saves everyone time. Not just in day-to-day work, but also in determining project status and locating past files and documents.
  • Our productivity would plummet if we got rid of Wrike.
As mentioned in a previous answer, I don't know how our department of 100 people
strong ever functioned without it. That said, going without it was better than
going with Workamajig and other options we tried, which were not intuitive at
all. Workamajig in particular was a wretched beast. We had one person assigned to vet it and learn it, and then she trained all of us on it. Every team member hated it. We'd sit down to open a project and be lost, as if training had not occurred. I cannot remember the two other programs we tried. I want to say InTask was it, which would have been passable at the time, but not as our department scaled heavily.

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?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Wrike go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Wrike again?

Yes

As a project management and time tracking system, it is unparalleled to any system I've worked on before. I honestly, truly love it. Working on it is easy and even fun. It can be grasped almost with zero training, but a quick, 15-minute lesson will get you up and running. I don't know how our department of 100 people strong ever functioned without it. That said, going without it was better than going with Workamijig and other options we tried, which were not intuitive at all.

Wrike Feature Ratings

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

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