Wrike Alternative

Wrike’s project management software has been built for wide range of companies – small businesses to large enterprises. While it provides many features for project management, it is not focused on providing a holistic solution to small businesses. TeamWave is a complete platform to manage & streamline everything in your company: Project Management, CRM & HR. 

Why TeamWave is the leading Wrike Alternative.

1. Application Suite

TeamWave is a unified platform for collaboration, sales and HR management. This means you’d get an application suite that integrates three apps. Some of the benefits:

Sales and Projects: Important files can be copied from deals to projects (example: requirement document) with a few clicks. Comes in handy when you commence project delivery after winning a deal.

Projects and HR: Project admin can keep track of the performance of the employees along with appreciation received from clients and log them as private notes in the HR app. During appraisal these notes can be reviewed for better decision making.

Sales and HR: In the HR app, if you add someone as the reporting manager of a sales rep, then the reporting manager will be automatically added as a deal follower whenever the sales rep adds a new deal. This fosters collaboration and helps in progress tracking.

Here is a sneak peek of our upcoming features:

We’ll be providing tighter integration of CRM and project management app to help you directly convert deals into project and smoothly transfer all the required files.

Wrike doesn’t offer CRM and HR management app. You’ll have to use Zapier to set up some form of integration and it’ll require additional subscription fee along with time.

2. Pricing

Wrike has tiered pricing structure that starts from $9.80/user/month and goes up to $24.80/user/month with annual billing. It can also increase depending on the type of addon or the type of vertical solution you select. For example, the ‘proofing and approval’ addon costs $9.80/user/month and ‘Wrike for Marketers’ costs $34.60/user per month.

All of these plans have following drawbacks:

  • limit on the number of users you can invite
  • restriction on the type of feature and integrations you can use
  • restriction on the storage space

TeamWave has a straightforward pricing – $3/user/month. For annual subscription, the pricing is $2/user/month. All the plans get all the features and apps – absolutely no restriction.

TeamWave Pricing

Here is the cost comparison for a company with 10 employees:

Wrike vs. TeamWave Pricing

3. Collaboration

It is inevitable that at some point you’d have to collaborate with clients/vendors while delivering projects. Wrike doesn’t have a dedicated workflow for involving clients or vendors in the project. Sure you can add client to your Wrike account as an external user, but you’ll have to take care of permissions and make sure that they’re removed from your account once the project gets completed.

With TeamWave, you can collaborate with clients or vendors simply by inviting just one person from your client’s team and they will be able to independently add/manage their entire team. Focus on project delivery, not on the management of client’s team.

Client or Vendor Collaboration in TeamWave
TeamWave Client Collaboration

TeamWave’s discussion dashboard helps your team discuss proposals, ideas and gather feedback. Embed images and files right into messages. Give everyone a chance to weigh in on their own time. Reach consensus and keep important decisions on the record.

TeamWave Discussion Board
TeamWave Discussion Board

4.  Reporting

As a small business owner, time is your most precious resource. You need reporting capability that provides actionable insights quickly and helps you deliver projects. While Wrike provides reports, it can be complex and time consuming for a small business.

Here is a screenshot that shows the multiple steps required for creating reports in Wrike.


TeamWave’s reporting feature comes with essential pre-built reports, so you spend time in gathering actionable insights instead of configuring & creating reports. These reports are both graphical and tabular (downloadable in CSV/XLS format).

Project Management reports have following categories:

  • Projects
  • Users
  • Time log
TeamWave Project Report
TeamWave’s Project Report

Project-related questions that can be answered with a few clicks:

  • Which project is in a critical state with respect to overdue and total tasks?
  • Which project is contributing the most to the total number of overdue tasks across all the projects?
  • Which project has been continuously contributing more to the billable time log?
  • Which user has maximum work load? Who has the most number of overdue tasks?
  • Whether the time logged by team members has been consistently increasing or decreasing?


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