Wrike is one of the most advanced project management solutions in the world. It enables users to manage and track projects, deadlines, schedules, employees working time, and other workflow processes. But with all its sophistication, Wrike is priced quite expensive, especially for small businesses.
As we know, the cost is a big factor for most small businesses. However, choosing the cheapest or even free product available may not be the best option. The cheaper the project management software solution, the fewer features offered. But Freedcamp is different, it offers almost all the essential tools and features in their free version. In addition, their paid plans also quite cheap.
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Freedcamp provides a suite of task management tools to help you organize projects, tasks, and track your team working time. Its core applications include tasks, milestones, calendar, time, files, wall, and discussions.
Meanwhile, Wrike provides project management tools to help teams track everything associated with projects. These include an interactive Gantt chart, a workload view, and a sortable table that can be customized.
In addition, Wrike has powerful collaboration tools which are designed to aid in conversations and asset creation. These include Wrike’s Live co-editor, discussion threads on tasks, and tools for attaching documents.
Between Freedcamp and Wrike, there are fundamental differences in their task status options. When workflow and task statuses in Wrike can be fully customized as you want, Freedcamp only gives 3 options of task statuses: No Progress, In Progress, and Completed. Also, tasks in Wrike can be assigned to more than one project members, while Freedcamp doesn’t allow it.
|Project Planning & Scheduling|
|Setting priorities and deadlines||√||√|
|Resources & Workload Management||√||√|
|Support Agile Methodologies||√||√|
|Intake / Request Forms||√|
|Attach files to the task||√||√|
|Progress Tracking / Status||√||√|
|Project Financial Management|
|Payments / Billing||√||√|
|Integration with Accounting Systems||√||√|
As shown in the comparison table above, Wrike is more feature-rich than Freedcamp. Also, real-time collaboration tools are Wrike’s main advantage over its competitors. So on Wrike, you will know quickly when your teammates make changes or adding a new comment on tasks without needing to refresh the page.
Wrike provides native integrations with other systems such as CRM Software, code repositories, online cloud storage, single sign-on, chat/messaging, and many more. And the best of all is the desktop application for Windows and Mac to remove the distraction of other browser tabs, better focus on work, and more easily access Wrike.
If you are a software developer, either Freedcamp or Wrike provides an Open API that enables you to build your own custom integrations. Both also work with Zapier, which means you can connect to 1500+ apps with pre-existing and customizable integrations. And the good news, the Open API and integration with Zapier in Freedcamp are available in the free version.
Ease of Use
Based on my experience using Freedcamp and Wrike, Wrike is easier to use rather than Freedcamp. Because everything is displayed in real-time on Wrike. Thus, collaboration becomes easy and fast.
Freedcamp has five plans — Free, Minimalist, Freelancer, Business, and Enterprise. The paid plans range between $1.49 to $16.99 per month (per user). The main differences between the plans include the available integrations, customer support response time, and more available features.
Meanwhile, Wrike has five pricing options — Free, Professional, Business, Marketers, and Enterprise. Prices range between $0 and $24.80 per month (per user) and are billed annually. But for Marketers and Enterprise plans, users need to contacts Wrike teams for a custom quote. The main differences between the plans include features, storage space, number of users/collaborators, and integrations.
Pros and Cons
|Pros||Freedcamp is a complete suite of project management tools. Its features include tasks management, documents/files management, discussion, invoicing, and reporting. Another good thing about this software is the ability to integrate with many other apps, whether in the paid plan or free plan.||Wrike is one of the best project management software on the market that provides intuitive features and easy to use. It also has flexible workflows and statuses that can be fully customized. Another good thing about Wrike is the ability to integrate with many different applications.|
|Cons||Workflow and tasks status can’t be customized. Also, There is no way to automate a workflow process.||For Agile teams, the main drawback of Wrike is creating a Backlog and several sprint planning using a folder isn’t easy enough.|
We recommended Freedcamp for you who are looking for project management software that can cover almost all features required for managing projects and tasks, especially for you who have a limited budget. It’s really cheaper than most other project management platforms.
But if you are looking for an advanced project management platform which is quite flexible to fit your team workflows, Wrike is the best choice for you.