As you can read in our Wrike review, this excellent project management tool has a lot to offer despite not winning any beauty contests. However, its cost structure and plan progression are a bit odd, which is why we’ve dedicated an article to explaining Wrike pricing to make sure you’re choosing the right plan for you.
- Wrike’s free plan is one of the best out there, meaning you could have access to an excellent project management tool and never need to spend a penny.
- The Professional plan is good, but all it really adds are some bells and whistles and a Gantt chart. As Gantt charts go, it’s not the best, making this tier a questionable purchase.
- The Business plan is where Wrike really shines, and we really like it. It’s far from cheap, but it’ll have you running your business like a boss.
When comparing Wrike to its competitors in our roundup of the best project management software, we have to say its pricing isn’t the greatest. There are some odd jumps, and we’re not sure if it is always worth the money. For instance, as you can read in our article on Asana pricing, the progression between plans is a lot better and makes a lot more sense.
Another example is monday.com’s pricing, which is a little cheaper than Asana while also being a better piece of software (read our full monday.com review for more on that). All that said, Wrike is still a contender; it’s just not one that springs to mind first. Let’s take a look at how Wrike prices its product.
You can only pay monthly for the Professional plan, while the Business plan only takes annual subscriptions.
Yes, Wrike is very good, though it doesn’t quite hit the upper levels of our project management rankings. Still, for the right company, it will do wonders.
Wrike has an excellent free plan that will have you do almost all the basic functions. It’s one of the best in the business, in fact.
How Much Does Wrike Cost?
Wrike has four plans: one free and three paid. The free plan is very good and is one of the top picks for the best free project management software, mostly thanks to it being one of the few providers that offer a full suite of features despite costing nothing. The other plans are a bit more of a mixed bag, as we’ll discuss shortly. First, though, it’s table time.
- Maximum of 5 users. Basic features.
- Price is per user. Plans for 5, 10 and 15 users.
- Price is per user. No monthly option. Plans for 5 to 200 users.
- Plans for 5 to an unlimited number of users.
Wrike Pricing: Plan & Cost Guide
As you can see, the progression goes in stops and starts. We’ll go over it very quickly so that you get a sense of what you’d be buying. First up is the free version, which is very good. In fact, it’s almost as good as Asana’s free plan, as you can read in our Wrike vs Asana article, with both services pretty much offering a fully functional suite for the price of nothing.
Wrike offers a list view and a kanban board under the free plan, though the list view doesn’t work as well as it does in monday.com (we discuss this further in our Wrike vs monday.com article). It splits its functionality between the list and a separate table view — or spreadsheet — which actually looks good. We just wish Wrike would have chosen one or the other.
The Professional Plan: For Small Teams
The Professional plan’s biggest draw is its Gantt charts, plus the dependencies and subtasks that go with it. We’re not crazy about the Gantt chart, to be honest; it’s tiny and isn’t as striking visually as that of TeamGantt or other competitors (read our TeamGantt review). How subtasks are handled, though, is really good, so the verdict isn’t all bad.
The Professional plan is almost $10 per user per month, and we’re not sure if we see the value, to be honest. The Gantt chart is kind of meh. Plus, upping file storage to 5GB from 2GB under the free plan doesn’t justify the cost, either, especially considering you can integrate most of the best cloud storage services with ease.
On top of that, you can only sign up for five, 10 or 15 users. So, if you have, say, 11 people on your team, you’re on the hook for paying for four people that don’t exist. Though we won’t go so far as to recommend against the Professional plan, we do advise potential buyers to make sure they don’t have other options.
The Business Plan and Enterprise Options
The next two tiers of Wrike are mainly aimed at large companies or businesses that need more and better security options. We won’t go too much into detail here, as we discuss the main points in our full review of Wrike.
However, generally speaking, if you have a large team and need to keep files and projects safe, it’s probably well worth the $25 per user per month of the Business plan (Enterprise is quote-only).
Besides security options, the Business plan adds one more view to Wrike, namely the calendar. This is fairly unique among project management tools in that it offers a lot more filters and options to move tasks around. Though it won’t justify the cost of an upgrade all by itself, it’s a very nifty little feature.
Overall, we like Wrike’s Business and Enterprise plans a lot but love the free tier. The Professional plan is a bit of a turkey; we wish Wrike would dress it up a bit or even just make it cheaper. Still, a small company could probably make use of it.
However, there’s no need to make a choice right now, as Wrike offers a free 14-day trial of the Business plan from the get-go. So, we recommend you give it a shot and let us know your experience with it in the comments below. Thank you for reading.