EPM Live is the leading work management platform that revolutionizes the way organizations manage projects and work. EPM Live's platform is the first build to order platform that extends project portfolio management (PPM) to all areas of the business regardless of work focus. Small to large organizations can apply cost saving disciplines such as delivering projects successfully, optimizing resource utilization, and selecting the right work to all business teams including new product development, IT, services, operations, sales and project management.
EPM Live's products are the only full PPM solutions that are built on the Microsoft SharePoint platform. Microsoft SharePoint is the fastest growing collaboration tool on the market. IT organizations can protect their IT investment in SharePoint by leveraging EPM Live products to extend their collaboration and document management tool into a full blown project, portfolio and work management platform. This means that organizations can manage their projects, their products, and their work (service requests, help desk tickets, etc.) all on one platform. This also means they don't need to invest in more infrastructure or system expertise to roll out PPM. EPM Live also specializes in meeting the needs of all users, regardless of their work, their processes they use, or their project management maturity. EPM Live can help lightweight users with tasks and to do lists, functional teams with easy online planning, and heavyweight PMs with comprehensive scheduling engine tools. EPM Live also contains many free application templates that allow users to work the way they want to work, making customization and coding unnecessary. PortfolioEngine has a work template for everyone.
The project management software market has experienced rapid growth in recent years, and Wrike offers cloud-based solution that can scale up with growing needs. It enhances traditional collaborative tools with social media technologies that allow for a centralized repository of multiple projects. It streamlines project management by facilitating the assignment of tasks, tracking project schedules and deadlines, prioritization of project assignments, robust Gantt charting, and more.
Project status snapshots are available to all project team members and can easily be edited and changed as the project moves forward. The transparency of such an approach can greatly improve team accountability and morale. The variety of ways that project information can be viewed assures that each member can visualize the project in whatever way suits them best. Wrike also boasts integration with a variety of document management platforms such as Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox.
Our 6-point review of Wrike
In this video, we analyze the Wrike software product on 6 critical dimensions: Usability, Maintainability, Performance, Integration Ease, Functionality and Customer Support.
What users seem to especially like about Wrike is the combination of traditional project management tools with a social collaboration workspace where project team members can interact, discuss ideas, and collaborate more efficiently and effectively. Others highlight that because the company launched the project as recently as 2006, they feel the platform has the right mindset upfront in today’s increasingly digital and social environment. Other users note that the ability to duplicate initial project parameters from a master project makes creating new projects more efficient. The same goes for the ease with which recurring tasks can be set up and edited.
The drawbacks to Wrike tend to take the form of “wish-list” items. Some users note that sub-task creation/editing is not yet enabled when accessing Wrike through mobile devices. Other users have noted that features that don’t pertain to their type of work take up valuable space in the user interface, which means a greater ability to customize would be appreciated. In general, users note that while the company is aggressive on rolling out fixes and new features, those seem to take much longer to become available in the mobile environment.