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Pros
"The most valuable feature of this solution is time management.""The solution is very useful for project planning.""In my experience, this solution is one of the best for the waterfall management model.""It is easy to use and pretty intuitive. User interfaces have stayed the same for the most part for the last 20 years. So, there is a familiarity.""It can auto-connect based on the dates, which makes it easy. It auto-assigns people, and when you're starting to type in, it auto-fills and populates for you, which is great. It provides little time savers when you're typing everything out.""Technical support has been very helpful.""It comes with our Office 365.""Microsoft Project is user-friendly and easy to use to do very complex project plans."

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"It's a very easy-to-use and flexible tool. We can easily write and create queues for different themes. It's very user-friendly."

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Cons
"Its price can be improved.""The technical support could be improved. They are okay, however, they could be much better.""If Project had a better mechanism to allow those who are not the project manager to see their own work tasks, that would be of help or of value to us.""Microsoft's solution isn't really a collaboration tool, however. If you need a collaboration tool, you can use Slack, which can be integrated with your JIRA.""Once we commit our status, changing it is hard.""This solution needs more customization.""There are a few bugs that can affect the stability. This is typical of most applications.""The dashboard could be improved."

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"On one side, it's very easy to create a task with text, but on the other side, it's not very well-formatted. Therefore, it's difficult to track specific data written in a task. We are making templates, but it's not enough to use a template to know the exact status of different tasks. One thing that we are looking for in Wrike is a better workflow. Because we can only move the status of tasks, we can't really manage workflow and send a task to a specific person. This is what is really missing in Wrike as compared to other tools. We are looking to replace Wrike because we need support for workflow. Another issue with Wrike is that they bring a lot of versions of the tool, which it's not so easy. They bring new versions very frequently, and these versions look similar. For example, we are using robots to read the tasks in the tools, which is problematic with Wrike because it is changing very frequently."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It gets expensive when having to add all of the plugins and everything that you need."
  • "It probably was $30 per license on a monthly basis. There is no additional fee."
  • "I do not remember the exact cost we paid but usually, they charge per user per month."
  • "Its price could be reduced a little."
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  • "Wrike is not so expensive, but I don't know exactly how it compares with other tools. Wrike might not be so cheap when we are using it for a lot of users."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The standard project planning features and charts are most valuable.
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    I don't deal directly with sales or licensing. I can't speak to the exact cost or licensing structure of the product itself. It's not an aspect I deal with directly. We likely have a support contract… more »
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    When a project plan becomes huge, it is painful to arrange and structure the project in Microsoft Project. Currently, you require a separate product for managing agile projects, and people are using… more »
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    Overview

    Microsoft Project helps you get started quickly and execute projects with ease. Built-in templates and familiar scheduling tools help project managers and teams stay productive.

    Wrike is an online collaboration and project management software bringing together centralized task management and social collaboration features into one real-time workspace. It connects tasks, discussions, and emails to your actual project plan. You get an up-to-date picture of the project and can keep your team aligned with your strategy without boring status meetings. Challenges Wrike helps solve:

    • Data silos: Tasks, discussions and documents scattered across email, Skype, personal computers and spreadsheets
    • Poor visibility into work status
    • Missed deadlines and project failures
    Main benefits:
    • Accelerating project delivery by using a platform your team will actually use and love
    • Keeping all team members on the same page even across borders without lengthy status meetings, long email threads and spreadsheet updates
    • Big picture of project progress with real-time updates and cross-project reports and newsfeed
    • Real-time team collaboration with discussions, files attached to tasks, and a built-in document editor

    Why Wrike?
    • Wrike is a system your team will use. It helps them do their work, not just track it.
    • Wrike can be easily customized to your needs as each team can set up their own workflow.
    • Wrike scales as you grow, providing visibility and ease of use for teams of any size.
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    Sample Customers
    Aston Martin, ABANCA, Airbus Group, Capita, Cardiff University, City of Saskatoon, Intel, Pegasus Airlines, South Australia Power Network (SAPN), Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing
    Down Association, Clever Clicks, Sevenly, Palatov Motorsport, LLC, Koch Ink, Opportunity To Do, Quark Software Inc., Transamerican Auto Parts, PlumChoiceÂ, Inc., InScribe, Evisions, Giant Steps, TechRepublic
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Marketing Services Firm14%
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    Computer Software Company29%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise13%
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    Microsoft Project is ranked 3rd in Project Management Software with 19 reviews while Wrike is ranked 15th in Project Management Software with 1 review. Microsoft Project is rated 7.8, while Wrike is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Project writes "Resource leveling is useful, but it is time and manpower intensive and not at all dynamic". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Wrike writes "Flexible and easy-to-use but lacks real workflow support and tasks management feature". Microsoft Project is most compared with monday.com, Smartsheet, Broadcom Clarity PPM, ProofHub and Jira, whereas Wrike is most compared with Trello, Asana, Project.net, monday.com and Jira.

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