Wrike, Asana, and Trello are popular project management software that has been around for a while. Also, the three has many users around the world. Wrike was first released in 2006, then followed by Asana in 2008 and, lastly, Trello in 2011.
If we compare Asana vs Trello vs Wrike, there is a big difference between Trello and the two others. Because without integration with other tools, Trello is only very simple project management software. While Wrike and Asana offer complete suites of project management tools. However, Trello is the easiest between the three.
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Actually, Wrike and Asana obviously have more functionality than Trello. Because basically, Wrike and Asana are designed to cover almost all things related to project management. Also, has the ability to supports various project types. However, Trello offers an integration feature named “Power-Ups” to add extra functionality to your boards.
Another difference between the three is a way to display tasks. When Trello only provides Kanban boards to display tasks, Wrike and Asana give more options for displaying tasks.
There are 3 different view options in Wrike: List view, table view, board view, and Gantt Chart View. Meanwhile, Asana allows you to visualize projects as a list or board, as well as on a calendar or Timeline. In addition, you can see how all your projects are progressing in real-time with Portfolios, so you can proactively address risks and report updates to stakeholders.
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|Project Financial Management|
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|Screen Capture Tool|
Wrike, Asana, and Trello provide native integrations with other systems such as time tracking software, cloud storage, source code repository, etc. Also, the three provides an Open API that enables you to build your own custom integrations.
In addition, there is Zapier that gives you access to 1500+ apps with pre-existing and customizable integrations. With Zapier, your team can automate exactly what they need.
Ease of Use
Based on our experience using the three, Trello is easier than others. Because Trello has a very simple and clean interface. So in Trello, everyone can easily start managing their projects in just a few seconds, even for first-time users.
Meanwhile, the main advantage of Wrike from Asana and Trello is its task management tools which are displayed in real-time. Which mean you will know quickly when your teammates make changes or adding a new comment on tasks without needing to refresh the page.
In addition, Wrike provides LIVE Editor that bringing real-time collaborative text-editing right into your workspace. Thus, between the three, Wrike is the best at providing collaboration tools.
One of the interesting things about the three is their free plan. But of course, the free plan has limits on the use of available features. In addition, Asana and Wrike have a limitation on the number of users. Asana only allows up to 15 users to collaborate. While Wrike is even less, only 5 users are allowed to collaborate on its free plan.
Besides the free plan, the three offer paid plan for use of certain features and services. Asana has prices range between $9.99 and $19.99, while Trello has prices range between $9.99 and $20.83, and Wrike has prices range between $9.80 and $24.80.
Pros and Cons
Either Wrike, Asana, or Trello, each of them has advantages and disadvantages. So perhaps between the three, the best tool for you is not the best or not suitable for someone else. For that reason, we summarize the pros and cons of the three.
The best thing about Wrike and Asana are the platforms provides a complete suite of project management tools that cover almost everything required in project management activities. Also, those platforms are quite flexible to supports various project types. Meanwhile, the best thing about Trello is its ease of use.
For Agile teams, the main drawback of Wrike is creating a Backlog and several sprint planning using a folder isn’t easy enough. While Asana’s main drawback is the status of its tasks that can’t be customized. Meanwhile, as mentioned above, the main drawback of Trello is that the platform only provides simple task management tools and has no real reporting tools.
Either Wrike or Asana, both of them are rich in functionality. Also, as mentioned above, the two are flexible enough to fit your needs. Therefore, Wrike and Asana are suitable for any types of project teams, even for personal use. In addition, with the ability to integrate with Adobe Creative Cloud, both are very suitable for Creative teams.
Meanwhile, Trello is suitable for you who are looking for simple project management software which is easy to use even for first-time users. We also recommended Trello for you who are looking for agile project management software and does not really need project reporting features.