Wrike Pricing: Features, Costs and Top Project Management Alternatives

Wrike is an all-in-one project management and collaboration tool that allows teams to collaborate, share documents and track everything they’re working on. This solution is beneficial for many companies, including small businesses, business divisions within larger organizations or firms with remote workers. All users can collaborate to manage individual and team tasks from the same platform.

We reviewed Wrike and compared it to other project management solutions in terms of features and other attributes. This post will focus on its pricing, as well as the pricing of alternative solutions.

How Much Is Wrike?

Wrike offers five pricing plans: Free (5 users), Professional (five to 200 users at $9.80/user/month), Business (five to 200 users at $24.80/user/month). The Marketers and Enterprise plans accommodate unlimited users but require custom quotes. All paid plans offer a free trial.

Learn more about the five pricing plans below:

  • Free – Businesses can use the free plan for up to five users. It allows unlimited collaborators and offers 2 GB of storage space. This plan includes Wrike’s core elements, i.e., board and spreadsheet views, real-time Activity Stream, file sharing, tasks discussion, mobile apps and cloud storage integration.
  • Professional – The pricing starts at $9.80 per user per month (billed annually). It includes subtask management, storage space starting at 5 GB, shareable dashboards, Gantt charts, collaborators and advanced integration.
  • Business – This plan is also for five to 200 users and is priced at $24.80 per user per month. It includes advanced features such as custom fields and workflows, time tracking, real-time reports with scheduled notifications, report templates, user group and permissions, graphical analytics, calendars, request forms, projects and tasks approvals, integration with Salesforce and an automation engine and 50 GB of storage space.
  • Wrike for Marketers – This plan is intended for marketing and creative teams and includes all the features of the Business version, plus marketing-oriented functions, such as Wrike Proof (track proofing and approval processes), Wrike Extension for Adobe Creative Cloud, Wrike Publish (digital asset management), and tailored templates and workspaces. Interested prospects will need to get a custom quote.
  • Enterprise  – The Enterprise plan is aimed at businesses with an unlimited number of users or companies that have custom requirements. It includes even more advanced features, such as 100 GB of storage, two-factor authentication, real-time reporting, single sign-on and folder permissions. Companies have to get a pricing quote from Wrike (the average price is about $35 per user per month).

Top Alternatives to Wrike

Wrike offers pricing plans that are targeted to users in many different job roles (marketing, IT, etc.) for almost all company sizes and industries.

However, for companies that want to compare prices, we’ve come up with three alternatives that are also intended for various job positions for companies of all sizes in a range of industries.

Asana: Asana offers four price options: a basic, free version with limited access to features and paid Premium, Business and Enterprise tiers. The free tier supports up to 15 team members, with access to limited dashboards and search functions as well as unlimited task projects and conversations.

The Premium plan costs $10.99 per user per month when billed annually. This tier adds such features as a timeline to create project plans that help team members stay on schedule, creation of unlimited dashboards, and advanced search and reporting.

The Business plan costs $24.99 per user, per month (billed annually) and has all of the features of the Premium plan, plus portfolios, custom rules builder, approvals and integration with Salesforce, Tableau and Power BI.

The Enterprise plan has everything from the Business plan, and adds more advanced administrative controls, same-day customer support, and added security and data protection, including user provisioning and deprovisioning as well as cross-regional backups. Pricing for the Enterprise version is available upon request.

Trello: Trello offers three price options: Free, Business Class and Enterprise. The free option offers unlimited boards, lists, cards, members, checklists, and attachments as well as one Power-Up per board. Users can attach files up to 10 MB from their computers or link any file from Google Drive, Dropbox, Box or OneDrive.

The Business Class plan is $10 per user per month (if paid annually) and includes everything in the free version plus added features, like unlimited Power-Ups and the ability to attach files up to 250 MB.

The Enterprise option is tiered and varies based on the number of users. Contact the vendor for an exact quote. It comes with all of the features in Business Class plus other features, including enhanced security and support, and personalized onboarding assistance.

Jira: Jira Software offers cloud hosting and on-premise options. For cloud hosting, companies looking for cloud-based deployment and that have a small team of up to 10 users can take advantage of the free plan, which includes basic features, up to 2 GB file storage and community support. For larger teams (11 to 100 users), Jira offers three pricing plans. The Standard plan costs $7 per user, per month and accommodates up to 5,000 users, has unlimited single project automation and has a 250 GB file storage space. The Premium plan costs $14 per user, per month and includes additional features, such as audit logs, unlimited storage and 24/7 premium support. Jira Software provides an online calculator for companies with over 100 users to calculate their costs. Jira also accepts annual subscription payments. The Enterprise plan adds on unlimited sites, the Atlassian Access, data residency and 24/7 enterprise support. Please contact Atlassian for a price quote.

There’s an annual Data Center licensing plan for companies that prefer to self-host the solution. It varies depending on the number of users, so a company with 500 users can pay about $42,000 per year, whereas a company with 50,000 users can pay about $840,000 per year. Companies can try out the plan for 30 days. Note that Jira had a Server licensing plan, but it’s no longer available as of February 2021.

Takeaways

When you consider what other project management services offer, Wrike seems to be on the pricey side. Although Wrike is very flexible and customizable, companies have to spend $9.80 per user per month to fully use its project planning and collaboration features. Wrike can scale from small business to enterprise and is great to help fast-growing companies with their increasing project management needs.

Although Asana’s free plan allows for teams with up to 15 members, it only provides standard dashboards. It doesn’t offer reporting and basic search. To use features such as advanced search, custom fields, task dependencies and reporting, users have to upgrade their accounts. Trello offers competitive pricing and small teams would benefit from its free plan. However, although Trello’s free plan has no limit on users, it only offers one integration. Jira is now offering a free version for teams of up to 10 users, and it does provide multiple options for all size companies.

These four vendors are just a handful of project management solutions to consider. If you’re looking at other solutions, check out our detailed reviews page where we’ve reviewed over 25 vendors.  

If you need more information on project management solutions in general, our definitive guide can help. This guide discusses benefits, features and what to look for when purchasing a solution.