I’m not sure what we’d be able to do without a collaboration platform for our content production. As we work on infographics, white papers, and even blog posts, our process moves from researchers, to writers, to designers, to editors and our clients. That’s simply too many people involved to be passing files back and forth between Google Docs, DropBox or email. We need processes and versioning in order to push progress forward on dozens of projects in progress.
Wrike was specifically built for content collaboration – operating as a central hub to manage your human resources as well as integrate with your external infrastructure. The features include:
- Task Assignments – Organize everything you need to complete your project in one spot. Break large goals into manageable pieces, attach files, and set due dates. Easily track overall progress and individual contribution.
- Communication – @mention the teammates you need to get the job done and they’ll instantly see your message right in their workspace. You can also include users from outside your company.
- Email Productivity – With one click you transform an email into a task and send it back to Wrike for action.
- Dashboards – Create customizable views of the most important projects that include graphs, tasks statuses, and real-time updates.
- Newsfeed – Updates on all project activity provide instant status reports and cut meetings and email communication in half so you can focus on the important stuff.
- Team Editing – Edit, share and collaborate on documents online and in real-time with your team.
- Access Controls – Granting the right level of access controls, creating custom user groups and selectively sharing files ensures the right people are getting the information they need to be effective.
- Custom Workflows – Streamline your process and gain visibility into the work at each stage. Create your own custom workflows with approval processes.
- Custom Fields – Add your own custom fields to any project or task and track exactly what matters to your business.
- Resource Management – Balance resources and track performance via a burn down chart.
- Time Tracking – Keep track of how time is being spent by project or by team member for accurate planning and budget management.
- Calendar Integration – Synchronize tasks and project milestones to virtually any calendar including Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar, and iCalendar.
- Mobile Applications – Wrike has both native Android and iOS Applications so that you can keep track and execute tasks even when you’re away from your desk.
To advance your productivity, you can even duplicate a project, copying tasks assignments and even dates.
Wrike also offers integrations with Google Apps, Chrome, Dropbox, Box, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft OneDrive, SAML, Salesforce, iCal, Zapier, Evernote, Wufoo, HipChat, WordPress, Slack (which we love), Zendesk, Hubspot, Quickbooks, LinkedIn, Marketo, ProofHQ, Harvest, SurveyMonkey, Okta, and Bitium!
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