Wrike’s project management app is one of the most popular online project management software available.
I reviewed it around this time last year on GeekersMagazine.com, so have a look. This Wrike Review 2016 is a much needed update, and includes the latest information on Wrike plans and popular features.
Having spent a lot of time in Wrike’s project management tools over the last 12 months or so, I can tell you it’s just the right project management software for individuals, marketers, and businesses, which is available at a really affordable price.
Wrike is cheap, compared to its competitors in the online project management space, very flexible, and allows you to schedule, discuss, track and prioritize work across multiple projects efficiently and in real time.
Let’s have a look at some of the features of Wrike’s online tools for project management:
All the Crucial Information Available at a Glance
Wrike has a 3-pane layout which allows you to view the most important data on a single screen. You can see all your project folders on the left pane, the selected project’s task list on the middle pane, and the selected task’s details on the right pane. Also, you can use the task comments section to discuss work, ask for updates from teammates, and share feedback and ideas.
View and Share Project Data
Wrike has tags and folders that allow you to add tasks to multiple folders for easy organization. Any changes made to it are reflected in all folders simultaneously, so there aren’t multiple, conflicting versions of a file or task to confuse your team.
See the Big Picture and Manage Your Team Effectively
With features like the real-time Activity Stream newsfeed and @mention function, project managers can easily manage work without micromanaging their team, interrupting them for updates or scheduling time-consuming status meetings. Get up to speed on all the latest updates and discussions by scrolling through your Activity Stream, and use the @mention feature to send an instant notification and draw your colleagues’ attention to critical issues.
Track Each Team Member’s Progress
Wrike’s web based app for work management allows you to break large projects into subtasks, which can each be assigned to a specific team member. With Wrike, you can manage the activities and subtasks effectively and monitor the progress made by each individual team member. You can also monitor the overall progress made by your team.
Great Analytics Tools
Wrike has excellent analytics tools that allow you to create reports faster and more efficiently. You can create global reports on Wrike that show the tasks on all folders and see the project data in as many as 8 different categories. Wrike shows just how well the project has been progressing with respect to the deadline and flags tasks if you are falling behind.
Wrike Plans and Pricing
Wrike plans and pricing have changed since I reviewed the software last year. There is still a free option and a paid option. The free option is for simple shared task lists and is appropriate for small teams only.
The Professional plan costs $9.80/user/month for 5, 10 or 15 users and allows for full project planning & collaboration.
The Business plan allows for a more robust work management with customization and exec reporting and costs $24.80/user/month for 5 to 200 users.
The Enterprise plan offers a comprehensive work management and comes with advanced security and admin controls. You will have to contact Wrike for a custom quote.
There’s also a specialized plan for marketers called Wrike for Marketers, which costs $34.60/user/month.
You will find all the details on Wrike plans and pricing on their website here.
I’m a long time user of Wrike and I’ve only grown to appreciate it better the more I use it. It has many features, which can be a bit daunting at first if you have no experience of working with project management software, but you’ll get used to it quickly, especially with the help of Wrike’s knowledge base, user forums, and video tutorials. It has everything you would expect from a project management software in 2016 and is surprisingly affordable.
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