We are happy to announce that we’ve just unveiled Wrike’s Development Platform, which opens up an opportunity for you to synchronize all your data between Wrike and other business applications and thus get a step closer to a transparent enterprise. Wrike’s Development Platform allows you to connect project collaboration in Wrike with other software you use, or even build new applications. The platform is a set of API (application programming interface) methods that enable your engineers to integrate Wrike with desktop, Web or mobile tools that you and your team use extensively. “ Some companies already have planned an integration for their business needs. “We’re building an integration that will enable transferring contacts and tasks from BatchBook, a powerful social CRM application, into Wrike. With the data brought together in one spot, the customer relations teams will definitely gain in efficiency while planning follow-ups, tracking leads and closing deals,” says Kurt Milam, VP of Software and Internet Services at Xioup, a fast-growing Web development company. You can explore the API documentation and register your application right now! If you have limited engineering resources in-house and would be interested in hiring a third-party consultancy to help you integrate Wrike project management software with your other applications and automate your business processes, drop a note to our sales team at https://www.wrike.com/contact-sales/. We’ll connect you with one of our development partners.
We know that your business is unique and you need tools that adapt to the way you work. Today, we're excited to announce our Dynamic Platform Release, which completely changes the way you can use Wrike. Watch this short video of our CEO Andrew Filev sharing his thoughts on this release. The Dynamic Platform Release consists of many new powerful features that make Wrike more configurable and connected with all the other tools you use. Personalize Projects with Custom Fields The new Custom Fields let you configure each project to track exactly what you need. Need to track budgets? Priority? Custom statuses? No problem. Whether you're in Product Development, Marketing, Finance, or any other team, you can now configure your projects with exactly what matters to you. This feature is available to Wrike Enterprise customers. Meet the new Table View For all users, we've upgraded the Table View to work more like a spreadsheet, making it easier to use for project planning. More powerful integrations During the last several months we've worked hard to deliver more integrations with your favorite tools including: Salesforce integration. Our new Salesforce integration make collaboration between Salesforce users and cross-functional teams faster, easier, and more accountable. This integration is available to our Enterprise customers. Integrations with Evernote, Wufoo, Zendesk, and more tools. Now you can sync Wrike with dozens of common apps with the help of our integration with Zapier. Learn more about Wrike's Zapier integration or see the full list of apps provided by Zapier. New App Portal Did you know that Wrike integrates with dozens of apps like Outlook, Gmail, Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Quickbooks, and Slack? Visit our new App Portal to see how to get more out of Wrike by connecting it with the other tools you use. Developers rejoice. Integrating with Wrike just got easier We've made it easier for developers to integrate with Wrike by releasing our new API v.3 and a new Developer site. The functionality of the new API now includes all popular features such as Subtasks, Custom statuses, and account management functions. Visit our new Developer Portal to get API keys and start developing on Wrike. Wrike's Dynamic Platform release lets you customize Wrike in unique ways so that you can successfully run your business both now and as it grows.
Over the last year, the number of IT tools and apps used at work has increased for nearly half of people working in offices across the UK, and the majority now juggle between three and six different types of desktop software, web applications, and mobile apps. This trend among UK workers however, falls well short of that seen among its Continental neighbours France and Germany, where adoption of digital tools has grown much more substantially. According to the Wrike Digital Work Report 2016, the number of apps being used in British businesses may be rising, but outdated work practices mean UK companies aren’t necessarily being more productive as a result. In addition, our report reveals that using more apps also correlates with greater stress level for nearly 70% of respondents. Organizations need to start paying attention to where their productivity is dipping, and using an operation efficiency formula to investigate how it can be improved. Digital working - blessing or curse? While half the UK respondents in the survey say apps and other IT tools help in performing tasks by making work easier and more efficient, in France and Germany these perceived benefits were much higher (77% and 64% respectively), perhaps reflecting their more enthusiastic uptake for IT solutions. Similarly, respondents across all three countries said that digital tools made it easier to work remotely and made access and sharing of information more reliable. However, for over a fifth of UK workers (22%), apps were said to hinder or be detrimental in helping perform work tasks. Overall, productivity levels among French and German workers has risen over the past year (by 53% and 47% respectively), compared with just 26% among UK workers. The fact that app adoption levels have not been so prolific and that the UK appears to lag behind the times when it comes to new ways of digital working might go some way towards explaining this disparity between rising productivity levels: Collaboration tools – which make it easier to work on projects together and have central access to information – are only used by 15% in the UK, compared to nearly a quarter in France (24%). Conferencing is used by 17% in the UK, but nearly three in ten in top-ranked Germany (28%). There is a similar picture for project management software (UK 17%, France 28%, Germany 25%.) Email is the biggest productivity zapper While email is still the most widely used IT tool by far, over a third of UK respondents say email curbed their productivity (37%). Too many ineffective meetings, having too many tasks to juggle and prioritise, and too much admin work were next in line as the major culprits affecting productivity. This survey shows how reliant the modern workplace has become on technology to manage everyday tasks, but also how much room for improvement there is in terms of how we use that technology to best effect. Our firm belief is that technology can only ever be part of the solution. Managers, especially in the UK, need to make sure their businesses are using the right tools for the job to help employees manage their tasks productively, without inadvertently adding unnecessary workload or stress. If these tools are used properly, they should make people more efficient; allowing them to do a better job, and ultimately help them feel confident in the knowledge that they can properly ‘switch off’ knowing nothing will fall between the cracks. The survey was conducted by OnePoll in August 2016 among 3,000 office workers, with 1,000 respondents each in the UK, France, and Germany.
Wrike's app for Android™ has been redesigned for the latest Android OS update, Android 5.0 Lollipop. Because we want you to be the first to benefit from the latest innovations in the mobile space, the redesigned Wrike app now boasts the same bold colors, fluid animations, and simplified layouts that characterize Lollipop. What's distinct about the Lollipop OS and the design principles it was built from (Google calls it Material Design, we call it "awesome") is its emphasis on simplicity and on being able to know where you are in the app at all times. These characteristics are now front and center in Wrike. ?ere's a quick rundown of what's new in the updated Wrike app: - Gorgeous new design: Round avatar photos, and a redesigned task list and task view so you get a clearer look at your tasks. - Better navigation & performance: Whether you're viewing your task list or your Activity Stream, navigation is now improved and more fluid. - NEW! App Notification Center: You won't miss any @mentions or new assignments with this latest mobile addition. And don't forget, we just released three all-new features for Android: Multiple Dashboards, Time Tracker, and 3 new Android home screen widgets — Stream, Task list, and Add new task. If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, get it on Google Play and send us your favorite screenshot of the Wrike Android app in action. We’d love to see how you Wrike on the go!
You live in Wrike and your Sales team lives in Salesforce, but you still need to work together. Now, you can collaborate without having to jump back and forth between tools or bombard each other with email. Today we're announcing our integration with Salesforce to help you manage your customers and your tasks all in one view. Wrike's Salesforce integration makes collaboration between Salesforce users and other teams in your company faster, easier, and more accountable. Salesforce users can create and assign new Wrike tasks directly from Salesforce, and also check the latest status of all tasks you've associated with your Salesforce pages. Meanwhile, you can work in Wrike and any changes you make are instantly reflected in Salesforce. This eliminates time spent reiterating information in Salesforce and Wrike, avoids dropped handoffs, and saves you from toggling between systems. Wrike’s Salesforce Integration lets you: Add a Wrike Tasks module to any record type in Salesforce such as Leads, Opportunities, or Cases Create and view Wrike tasks without leaving Salesforce Instantly reflect in Salesforce any changes made in Wrike How might you apply this to your team? Here are some common use cases, but of course these are just a few of many: 1) Implementation teams – Often winning a new deal is just the beginning. For teams who work on post-sale implementation projects, client consulting engagements, or other fulfillment work, managing these projects in Wrike is easier and more effective. Now these projects can be linked to the client records in Salesforce for quick and easy reference by your account teams. 2) Marketing teams – You support Sales with campaigns, pitch materials, and competitive analysis. Now Sales reps can submit requests as a Wrike task directly from Salesforce — forget about emailing! You can easily communicate and share files directly from Wrike, and you have a full record of all the support you’ve provided Sales to quickly report on the impact of your work. 3) IT help desk – The Salesforce integration isn’t limited just to Sales teams, it works with any Salesforce Object. Let’s say your IT Help Desk uses Salesforce Cases to track tickets such as lost computers, network issues, and new employee setup. Now you can easily manage any tasks or projects related to these cases in Wrike while keeping Salesforce as your record system for cases. Getting started: Salesforce Integration is available to Wrike Enterprise accounts. Ready to give it a try? If you're on Wrike Enterprise, contact our Support team for the installation package. If you’re not on Wrike Enterprise, start a free trial and then contact our Support team and ask for the Salesforce Integration to try it out. Any other questions? Reach out to our Support team! They're standing by and ready to help. More great integrations are coming soon, so stay tuned with Wrike! Subscribe to our blog to stay in touch with all the latest product updates.
In the effort to make project collaboration on the go even more efficient, we recently empowered the Wrike app for Android™ with three important features that many of you requested: the familiar multiple Dashboards and time tracker, as well as three all-new Android widgets. 1. Multiple Dashboards: Just as in Wrike's desktop version, you can now create multiple Dashboards in the Wrike app for Android. Instantly scroll through to see project statuses, meeting updates, and your most important tasks. 2. Time Tracker: We've adapted another powerful desktop feature to bring it to you on your Android device. Track the time you spend working on tasks while you're on the go. Keep accurate time logs no matter where you are by clicking the familiar time tracking button. 3. Android Widgets: This is an exciting, all-new feature specifically for our friends using Android devices — you can now add three different Wrike widgets right to your home screen: + Add new task. This simple widget has a plus button that allows you to create a new task in a pre-defined Wrike folder. Perfect for those times when you need to capture an idea and don't want to log all the way into the app. + Stream. You can display Activity Stream updates for the whole account or for a particular folder, and apply your chosen filters. Staying on top of all your updates is now as easy as glancing at your home screen. + Task list. Like the stream widget, you can also choose to display a list of tasks from within a specific folder. You can keep track of: tasks for a particular project, your own to-do list, or tasks you've assigned to someone else. If you haven't downloaded the app yet, get it on Google Play and send us your favorite screenshot of the Wrike app in action. We'd love to see how you Wrike on the go!
Just a couple of days ago, Dropbox announced the release of a cool new feature called “Chooser”. The idea behind this update is to facilitate sharing Dropbox files through other apps. Integrating with this popular sharing tool has been on our roadmap for quite some time, so we were overjoyed by the announcement! Right after the feature was announced, we jumped at the opportunity, and today you can already enjoy the convenience of attaching Dropbox files directly to tasks and folders in Wrike with a few mouse clicks. Right after the feature was announced, we jumped at the opportunity, and today you can already enjoy the convenience of attaching Dropbox files directly to tasks and folders in Wrike with a few mouse clicks. The Dropbox integration lines up perfectly with the Wrike’s approach to file collaboration: You can access the most up-to-date file version without a time consuming re-uploading routine. Combine that with online file editing and Google Docs integration, and you have 3 powerful ways to relieve yourself from file version confusion. How does it work? In the task, right under the task description, click on the “Attach from Dropbox” link and choose the desired file. A built-in photo gallery and search function is particularly handy in finding the right file. Even if you update the file in your Dropbox every couple of minutes, your teammates will access the most up-to-date version in Wrike. We hope this update will make your file collaboration in Wrike even more convenient!
As you might’ve heard, today Google launched an improved experience for the Google Apps Marketplace™. We're excited to announce today that Wrike is taking the lead as one of the first vendors to be a part of this Google Apps Marketplace experience! The updates are aimed at improving the entire user experience. One example of this is that third-party applications (like Wrike) are now available right from the Google App admin console. There are lots of other great improvements, as well. Wrike has been a part of Google Apps Marketplace for a long time. We’ve gathered tons of positive reviews from Google apps users and became one of 10 Top installed apps among hundreds of other tools. Besides popular Wrike features like interactive Gantt charts, Workload views, and task timers, Wrike offers a set of features that Google apps users specially will appreciate, like our Gmail gadget and integrations with Google calendar and Google Drive. So if you or your friends are looking for a Project Management tool integrated with Google Apps – Wrike is definitely the way to go. And don't forget to add your review to the Google Marketplace to help others harness their productivity with Wrike.
Customers and friends, you may have heard the recent announcement that the task management app Do.com is going to close soon. This software has been quite popular, so this news surprised us just like everyone else. To make things easier for everyone who relied on Do.com in their work, we took care to provide a transition option that will be both smooth and quick. Wrike developers have just built an importer specifically for Do.com tasks that simplifies the whole process to just a few clicks.Customers and friends, you may have heard the recent announcement that the task management app Do.com is going to close soon. This software has been quite popular, so this news surprised us just like everyone else. To make things easier for everyone who relied on Do.com in their work, we took care to provide a transition option that will be both smooth and quick. Wrike developers have just built an importer specifically for Do.com tasks that simplifies the whole process to just a few clicks. If there are active Do.com users amongst your colleagues and friends, please let them know that Wrike would be happy to accommodate their tasks and direct them to this post with the instructions below. Here are the easy steps for migrating tasks into Wrike. For new users who don't have a Wrike account yet Please, go directly to our Do.com import page: https://www.wrike.com/docom-import.htm. There, you can create a new Wrike account and launch the import in one click. For users who already signed up for Wrike If you already have an account in Wrike, you can import your Do.com tasks via a backup file. Please, follow these steps: In Do.com, use the new Export function to generate a file with your data (the file will have a .json extension). Please note, that the export feature is only available to admins and owners of Do.com accounts. When you login to Wrike, click on your Team's name in the left pane of the workspace (1). On the next screen, click on the Menu button marked with "…" in the middle pane (2). Choose Import -> Do.com from the dropdown menu (3). In the pop-up window, select the file you generated on Step 1. The import is now in progress. Just have a bit of patience – it can take a few minutes – and that's it! Then you can go straight to getting your tasks done. In addition to the task info, your attached files, workspace and projects structure, tags and contacts will be safely imported, too. We've also taken care of your team. Other members of your Do.com account will get automatic invitations to Wrike. As a warm welcome, we'd be glad to provide these newcomers with a special onboarding bonus. If you're one of them, just drop a note to our customer care team here and they'll set it up.
With your projects and tasks in Wrike, it can be challenging to work with technical teams that use other systems like JIRA and GitHub. Limited visibility into what they’re doing makes it harder to manage the projects they’re involved in and you’re stuck communicating outside of Wrike, separate from where you and your team collaborate. Because we strive to keep you insanely productive, we recently released an integration with JIRA, and now we’re excited to announce our new integration with GitHub, also powered by Unito. Just as with JIRA, our integration with GitHub is a two-way sync, giving you unmatched access to the work that development teams are doing and enabling you to collaborate with them just as if they are right there in Wrike with you. The Power of Full Two-Way Sync Integrating different systems is essential, to ensure information isn’t stuck in one place. An integration can be as simple as exporting and importing data, or involve synchronization, which ensures information is always the same across systems. But, all synchronizations aren’t the same: one-way syncs only copy information in one direction, manual syncs need to be started by you, and some syncs transfer only limited information. Our new GitHub sync is best-of-breed: it’s two-way, so changes are copied in both directions between Wrike and GitHub, happens automatically (and nearly immediately), and enables you to sync all your important information, including custom fields. Sync with GitHub and Everyone Wins You stay in Wrike and they stay in GitHub. You and developers both benefit because you both stay in your system of choice and don’t have to learn something new, while still enjoying seamless collaboration. Project Managers coordinate across teams and systems in one place. Plan projects that have a mix of tasks that come from GitHub and tasks that exist only in Wrike, and maintain Wrike as your single source of truth. Executives get multi-project visibility and reporting, all in Wrike. Run reports in Wrike on work being done in GitHub and eliminate the effort and delays of getting updates from different teams. What You Can Do With Our GitHub Sync Here's some of what you can do with the new GitHub two-way sync: Create new issues in GitHub from within Wrike Leave comments in Wrike and they will appear in GitHub, and vice-versa Automatically see status updates and other changes to issues Sync GitHub milestones to due dates or custom fields in Wrike There's much more. Check out our Help Center for more details. And It’s Free for a Limited Time Both our new GitHub sync and our existing JIRA sync are free to try, but for a limited time only (you have until February 1st, 2017). They’re available to any user of a paid Wrike account, and are also included as part of a Wrike trial. Try them out today and tell us what you think below!