The Perfect Project Management Tool for Your Business
Good project management requires the right management software. Today’s recommendation: Wrike. As a project management tool, it has everything you need, from marketing management and product development to team collaboration. For both big and small businesses, it’s used by worldwide companies like Airbnb, Fitbit and L’oreal. Here are some of the services they offer, and why it’s the right solution for your business.
Using software like Wrike eliminates the need to constantly check in with your team, and for them to take time away from their work to let you know what’s happening. You can log on in real time to see how your team is getting on and whether there are any problems. This improves efficiency for everyone and, as a project manager, sets your mind at ease.
With a number of people contributing to a single project, keeping to a single vision is key, and staying true to the original vision can be easier said than done. By centralizing your work and your plan, everyone can stay on track, in touch, and true to the game plan.
Using collaboration software means you significantly reduce the need for progress reports and meetings, which lets everyone get on with what they need to do. It also ensures that everything is clear and easy to understand, meaning do-overs are minimal. It also makes hand-offs easier and allows you to assign work to whoever’s least busy, as well as prioritize urgent work over less urgent projects.
For service teams, being in contact on a regular basis – usually several times a day, is key to working well. As a team leader or manager, you know where your teams are and how they’re progressing. Shared boards and reporting with clients mean they can report problems as soon as they arise. This also means you can respond quickly and efficiently and prioritize better, and redirect teams out in the field to new tasks as they arise.
In terms of compatibility, for both devices and people, Wrike is at the top of its field. It’s offered in 10 languages, namely English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Turkish. You’d be hard-pressed to find a similar software application available in even half as many languages.
Its compatibility across devices is also designed to suit every office and every need. It’s available as both an Android app, and an iOS download for apple. It can also be added as an extension to Chrome, which is available on most operating systems. It also integrates well with a whole host of other applications, including, email, file storage like Google Drive, several Microsoft applications and many more.
Ease of Use
The program itself is fairly easy to find your way around, but to get a better idea of the product before you start using it, or to improve the way you use it, you have a few options. You can take a tour of the product on their website, watch live demos or subscribe to their YouTube channel for regular tutorials on existing features and updates to the software. There’s also a live help chat on their website, so you can get instant feedback on any issues that arise.
Products and Pricing
There are several different plans available, and pricing varies accordingly. If you have anything under five members on your team, you can use the more basic shared task board side of things for free. The professional version will cost you just shy of $10 per user per month, and the rates are slightly higher for the business version (up to 200 members). The marketing and enterprise versions increase your feature even further, and the number of people in your team is unlimited.
For larger volumes of users, you can get volume discounts, and all of the paid versions of the program offer a free trial, so you can see whether it’ll work for your business. You can also compare plan features before you settle on which one to use.
As well as creating and managing some great project management software, Wrike also runs a blog on project management. They post regular articles on several topics, including productivity tips, team building, collaboration, and marketing tips and strategies.
Whether you use it for your maintenance team, in product design and development, or for your marketing team, it’s a great project management tool. You can load it on your computer, phone or tablet to access it anytime, anywhere.