Wrike Overview, Review & Alternatives 2014

Wrike
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Overview

Wrike is a full-fledged cloud based project management tool designed to simplify communication between co-workers and thereby proper management of the project tasks. Headquartered in CA, USA, the company builds on the concept of social project management. It is a SaaS based project management tool accessible at anytime from anywhere. Wrike’s usability lies in its ability to fit into small teams within a larger project team.

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Features of Wrike

All-in-one Board: The dashboard gives you the overview of the current workload displaying tasks’ statutes based on different time periods including backlogs. An activity stream displays the recent updates from team members. You can share files and statuses here. The other part of the dashboard enables you navigation through projects (folders) wherein you can create hierarchy of subfolders and add new tasks.

Time Tracking: A great feature that is built into each task is time-tracking. The time tracked is logged into individual time logs. The logs can be viewed in a general activity stream or a timeline that breaks down your projects visually or a table that is formatted for easy exporting or the worklog section where you can see each team members’ assigned tasks.

Single Glance Information: Wrike automatically creates a Task Digest to tell you the the statuses of each tasks. On the same lines Wrike creates a Folder Snapshot telling you the ratio between tasks created and completed.

Social Touch: Wrike is said to be engineered around the idea of social networking. The look and feel likens to that of a social networking environment. This enables users to familiarize with the software quickly.

Intelligence: Overall Wrike is an intuitive project management system with some fine extra features such as the visual analytics and the time tracking. Wrike is helpful especially if you are managing a remote team. Wrike is apptized and hence remote management is easy like never before.

API:
With Wrike’s API you can build applications as extension to further the utility of Wrike’s project management tool.

Pricing

Free plan accommodates 5 users for 2 GB storage
5 users and extra 3 GB costs you $49/month
15 users and 15 GB is priced at $50 more.
If you have users more than 15, Wrike has customized plans for you

Alternatives of Wrike

 

Basecamp

Basecamp has an excellent user interface that is fast and responsive for anyone to use the software with great simplicity. One can login to the system to check the list of active projects and track the work-in-progress. The system allows users to browse through all the files, documents and discussions related to a project, and it helps them to remain updated about the ongoing work of all active projects.

 

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TeamGantt

TeamGantt is an online chart project scheduling tool that allows you to help manage projects in a hassle-free manner. The software allows collaboration among the team members and invites co-workers to view and edit Gantt charts easily. With its simple drag and drop feature, it is easier to schedule projects and everyone involved in the project, including the client, can see what is going on in the project. The software can help manage multiple projects and multiple clients.

 

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Trello

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Trello is a card based project management software. It places information on different cards which are then organised and presented together. Each card represents a certain task that one may be working on and different columns represent different stages of the project. The group of cards, together give you an overview of the project.

 

TeamWork

A project management system that helps in co-ordinating several tasks & projects simultaneously. This cloud-based tool allows users to access timesheets from anywhere on the web to create a collaborative work environment. It helps managers, workers and clients to work together to help accomplish projects and improve productivity.

 

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