December 22, 2011 update:We have released a new Outlook Add-in! Information in this post may not be correct. Please read our post about the new, improved Wrike Outlook Add-in to get the most up-to-date details.Contact Support if you have any questions. Wrike’s frictionless integration with other ubiquitous tools you use in your work is one of the core things that make it so friendly and easy to use. According to the feedback that we receive from you, Outlook sync is a popular feature that many of you enjoy using. This week, we’ve enhanced it with a very important project management update – we’ve released a new version of the add-in for those of you who use the 64bit version of Outlook 2010. To download this add-in, simply click on the “Sync” link in your Wrike workspace and download the Outlook add-in from that page. After you’ve gone through the download and installation process, you’ll need to fill in your login information and adjust the sync settings between Outlook and Wrike: frequency, direction, etc. If you have any doubts, these help pages will guide you through the process step by step. Getting your tasks automatically synced between Outlook and Wrike will connect your work into one big picture. Thus, you’ll have a clear overview of your most important tasks in both apps at any time, which will make you more efficient in getting things done. Do you have any questions or suggestions about Wrike’s Outlook sync? Don’t hesitate to drop us a note in the comments or contact Support.
Unlike traditional conference formats, Product Camp lets the participants decide themselves what issues they find important to discuss. The agenda is defined through online voting for the proposed topics. We invite you to support Andrew Filev’s proposal, named “Be innovative, Yet Familiar: How to Create Business Software That Sticks.” In his speech, Andrew is going to cover the question of how traditional tools like e-mail can be leveraged to create innovative, but still very user-friendly, software. To get Andrew’s proposal on the event’s agenda, please vote for it at the Product Camp website. Please note that voting is open until March 25, and you can give up to three votes for a proposal.
Last week, Wrike’s team took part in the Dallas Vendor Showcase 2011. The event, organized by the Project Management Institute, attracted several hundred representatives from the best project management software, training, consulting and staffing companies. As a leading vendor on the Web-based project management software market, Wrike gained such high interest among the visitors that our stand was quickly left without a single brochure! About 300 people who visited our booth during the day found out how easy it is to manage projects in Wrike. Nic Bryson, our VP of Customer Relations, answered the visitors’ numerous questions and told them about Wrike’s unique collaborative features. As a great finale for such a day, Nic raffled off a few discounted Wrike subscriptions. Wendy Overturf, PMP, IT project manager at Texas Instruments, became the lucky winner of the free 1-year subscription to Wrike. The spring of 2011 is rich with events that are interesting for project management professionals. On March 29, you can meet us at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, where Wrike’s CEO will share practical tips on creating innovative, yet familiar, software that “sticks.” On April 2, we invite you to join the world's largest free get-together of product managers and product marketers - Silicon Valley Product Camp in San Jose. This year, we’re one of the event sponsors and can’t wait to meet you there!
The biggest milestone we reached in 2010 is the launch of Wrike’s new, social version. The months of hard work and lots of effort that we put into this release have resulted in making Wrike project management software as friendly and easy to use as a social network. A brilliant new interface, activity streams and built-in microblogging, interactive dashboard, handy backlog and many other powerful features have been introduced in the new version to give an extra productivity boost to you and your team. On the heels of the social version release we enhanced Wrike with table view for fast task editing, a new image viewer for convenient work with visual graphics and more helpful updates. In 2010, we’ve greatly extended Wrike Apps & Integrations. Collaborative document management has become quick and easy, thanks to Wrike’s integration with Google Docs. Also, Wrike has become the first project management solution to integrate with Google Wave. Finally, a few weeks ago, we unveiled Wrike’s development platform, which gives your development team an opportunity to integrate Wrike with other software you use. We’ve been happy to hear the positive feedback on the updates from our customers. Enthusiastic reviews, such as “Wrike has been the most productive tool we’ve added to our arsenal,” “Wrike has become an irreplaceable tool we rely on,” and many others are worth the sleepless nights we dedicated to making Wrike as helpful and efficient as it is today. You can learn more about other users’ experiences with Wrike in the success stories. This year, we published quite a few new interviews! Our accomplishments also have received positive reviews from influential media. Wrike has been covered in TechCrunch, Computerworld, eWeek, Venturebeat, GigaOM and many other blogs. Also, Wrike was honored as the tool of the month by the Clever Tester network, one of the largest independent software testing resources on the Web, which testified that Wrike is a great match for the needs of software development and quality assurance teams. We’d like to thank you all for your business and your loyalty to Wrike. We highly appreciate your opinion and try to address your needs with every release. If you ever have comments, ideas or feature suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact our Support team. In 2011, we’ll keep working on making Wrike the best project management and collaboration software that exceeds your expectations! Wrike’s team wishes you and your family Happy Holidays! See you in 2011!
December 22, 2011 update:We have released a new Outlook Add-in! Information in this post may not be correct. Please read our post about the new, improved Wrike Outlook Add-in to get the most up-to-date details.Contact our Support team if you have any questions. .
First of all, we're happy to let you know that this year brought us numerous new users! Some of them agreed to share their Wrike experience with us. As a result, we published quite a few new customer success stories, including interviews with: Laura Roeder, a popular online marketing strategist and social media expert Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, show host at The Project Management PrepCast Luther Cale, chief of marketing, HealthStream Ciaran Rogers, marketing manager, UKSA Nick Doherty, managing editor of television, SBS Online and some others. We hope that we'll be able to publish a case study with you next year. Ready to share your story already? Contact us at [email protected], and we'll be happy to put it out. By the way, here's a very inspiring SlideShare case study presentation by one of our customers, SayitRight Marketing Solutions. We hope that this slide deck will push you to share your online collaboration and project management best practices with the world. In 2009, we continued to lead the web-based project management space with our Intelligent Email EngineTM (smart email integration), which remains the most advanced among project management software solutions. Despite this fact, we never stop innovating in this and other areas. This year has been remarkable in terms of development achievements and new feature releases. Let us innumerate the most important of them: new user management engine: allowed you to create your own cost-effective mix of user licenses in your account; email-integrated task discussions: let you add comments to task by simply emailing them to Wrike, and made Wrike's email integration even more robust and universal; Outlook add-in: made it easy for you to synchronize your emails marked for follow-up and tasks in your Outlook and Wrike accounts; WinMobile app: made Wrike's tasks accessible from your smart phone; intraday tasks: allowed you to build a more precise schedule by creating tasks that start and are estimated to be completed on the same day; recurring tasks: simplified scheduling of tasks that occur every day, week, month or year for you. Wrike also was enhanced with 535 "small things," like handy shortcuts, version tracking for files, improvements in task management and daily to-do emails, as well as many other useful features that make you more productive in your day-to-day jobs. The last, but definitely not least, we delivered Wrike Simple Projects, a productivity application for the My Yahoo! platform. So the past year brought us a lot of exciting events that couldn't have happened without you. You, our valued customers, continuously inspired us to improve the service and make it an even better solution for your business productivity. Now, what should you expect from Wrike in the year 2010? Even more amazing news, of course! We're thrilled to share some of our development plans with you. The beginning of the next year will be packed with new feature releases. We're currently working on delivering an iPhone app and Google Docs integration. Want even more? You'll get it! Our development roadmap also includes a new user interface, resource management, budgeting, microblogging, BlackBerry and G1 plug-ins and lots of other productivity and management features that will make your team even more efficient. In addition, we plan to localize Wrike to more than 10 languages! This year, we released the Spanish version of our project management software. German and French versions are next on our list. We'd like to underline here that our development plans change over time, as they greatly depend on your feedback and suggestions. Your opinion and requests are always welcome in the comments to this blog. We wish you and your family a happy, safe and restful holiday season! Your success is our success, and we hope to continue to build our partnership throughout 2010 and the future.
The eWEEK Excellence Awards program’s aim is to point IT buyers to the most promising new enterprise products and technologies. eWEEK Editors have made their picks for the best of the best in each of the Excellence Awards categories. On June 9, 2008 the winners were named. Wrike, the leader in on-demand project management, has won the award in the Productivity Applications category. “It is exciting for us that Wrike has been recognized as a service that raises the technology bar,” said Andrew Filev, CEO at Wrike. “We use the principles of Enterprise 2.0 to transform the notion of project management software and dramatically increase the productivity of our customers.” Besides Wrike, the products of Sun Microsystems, Adobe, Netuitive, IBM, Salesforce.com, Fujitsu and Hewlett-Packard were among the eWEEK’s 8th annual Excellence Awards program finalists. Download the official press release.