All posts by Wrike Team

New Automation: Assign the Right Project, Team, and Schedule from Inbound Requests
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017
News

New Automation: Assign the Right Project, Team, and Schedule from Inbound Requests

Does your team receive a lot of similar requests? If so, you have an opportunity to scale your team's productivity and project volume. According to a recent study by McKinsey Global Institute, over 70% of time spent collecting and processing data can be automated with current technologies today.* In comparison, time spent interfacing with stakeholders (24%), applying expertise (23%), and managing and developing people (14%) are much less likely to be automated anytime soon. If you hav...
Read more
0 0 0
4 Tips for an Effective Project Management Plan
Thursday, 11 May, 2017
Project Management

4 Tips for an Effective Project Management Plan

Even before contracts are signed or budgets set aside, every new project begins with a plan. And in order to cope with the chaos that will come with the work, leaders must have a complete and well-thought out project management plan in hand. This will be a document that predicts the timeline of how long work will take, who the main stakeholders are, what deliverables are expected and when, contingencies in case of emergencies or delays, and details that should help any manager deal wit...
Read more
0 0 0
Wrike Deepens Microsoft Office 365 Integration With Outlook Actionable Messages
Wednesday, 10 May, 2017
News

Wrike Deepens Microsoft Office 365 Integration With Outlook Actionable Messages

With more than 100 million commercial monthly active users, we know that, in addition to Wrike, Microsoft Office 365 is an integral solution for enterprises to get work done. With the launch of Microsoft Teams last month, Microsoft introduced a chat-based workspace to Office 365, enabling enterprises to more easily connect conversations to work. And with the concurrent launch of Wrike's Teams integration, we enabled enterprises to bring complete project management into Teams and work with th...
Read more
0 0 0
Announcing New Dynamic Request Forms: Adapt to Different Customer Needs
Tuesday, 4 April, 2017
News

Announcing New Dynamic Request Forms: Adapt to Different Customer Needs

When you have a conversation with your customers, do you vary your questions based on their needs? Of course you do. Now, you can do the same thing with Wrike's New Dynamic Request Forms.* Wrike Request Forms allow you to capture a variety of fields, and manage inbound requests as tasks, projects, or projects from a template in Wrike. Field types include short answers, paragraphs, checkboxes, dates, dropdowns, numerics, file attachments, and an importance field. Now, this latest feature g...
Read more
0 0 0
Announcing Wrike Integration with Microsoft Teams
Tuesday, 14 March, 2017
News

Announcing Wrike Integration with Microsoft Teams

Here at Wrike, our core job is to foster purposeful collaboration by making all elements of work more clear and actionable. So when Microsoft announced Teams, a chat-based workspace, as part of Microsoft Office 365, we knew it was an important development. Office 365 is one of the most popular productivity suites on the market and chat-based collaboration tools, such as Slack or HipChat, are gaining deeper acceptance as enterprises aim to take collaboration out of email threads to get w...
Read more
0 0 0
Can Time Tracking Apps Improve Your Team's Performance?
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Productivity

Can Time Tracking Apps Improve Your Team's Performance?

One of the biggest challenges a project manager faces is finding ways to monitor employee progress on tasks without micromanaging or needlessly interfering. After all, who does their best work when they feel like a superior is constantly looking over their shoulder? On the other hand, an organization that doesn't have transparency into how workers spend their time can be caught by surprise when there's a major setback or delay. For many businesses, time tracking apps have emerged as vit...
Read more
0 0 0
Announcing Video Proofing, Advanced Markup, and Extension for Adobe® Premiere
Wednesday, 15 February, 2017
News

Announcing Video Proofing, Advanced Markup, and Extension for Adobe® Premiere

Video producers have a very complex job. Between coordinating equipment, talent, lighting, locations, crew, motion graphics, and sound design, even simple videos are complicated projects. Trying to achieve perfection takes experience, attention to detail, and multiple iterations. We've all been in a situation where the client asks where the final deliverable is, and we point out they never responded to our email about the revised color scheme. Then everyone searches their inboxes for...
Read more
0 0 0
Is it Time to Go Beyond Online Whiteboard Collaboration?
Wednesday, 8 February, 2017
Collaboration

Is it Time to Go Beyond Online Whiteboard Collaboration?

Gathering around a dry-erase board with markers at the ready is a time-honored way of bringing a team together to work out a business problem or learn a new skill. In recent years, though, leaders have been more likely to opt for online whiteboard collaboration as a tool for pulling together everyone's ideas and feedback. Using a free, digital option is a quick way to get some thoughts down and put a project on track. Though there are benefits to a visual whiteboard for training session...
Read more
0 0 0
UK Survey says: Older Workers Less Stressed Than Millennials (Infographic)
Wednesday, 8 February, 2017
News

UK Survey says: Older Workers Less Stressed Than Millennials (Infographic)

We've been doing a deep dive into some research we conducted last year on European productivity, and have more interesting insights to share. We initially found that UK businesses were struggling to close the productivity gap with their European counterparts, and that stress levels in British offices were soaring, leading to less family time. When we dug a little deeper into the age groups among the 3,000 office workers we surveyed across the UK, France and Germany, it exposed some unexpecte...
Read more
0 0 0
5 Ways to Use Google Collaboration Tools for Effective Teamwork
Wednesday, 1 February, 2017
Collaboration

5 Ways to Use Google Collaboration Tools for Effective Teamwork

Because Google collaboration tools are easily accessible and free, they are definitely a painless way to get started with online teamwork. Simply bear in mind that if you're looking to properly set a project on track and keep it moving forward, there are more specific work management tools you can use. Younger workers especially are very familiar with the Google collaboration suite, so this can serve as a comfortable way to begin encouraging teammates to work together through the cloud. L...
Read more
0 0 0