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Cloud Content Management Comparison Essay

Wrike software offers 5 flexible enterprise pricing plans designed to suit the varying needs and specifications of businesses, organizations, and independent professionals. A free plan for teams up to 5 users is also included. You can easily start your free trial of Wrike here.

Here are the details of all the plans:

Wrike Free Plan

The Free Package is great for a small team composed of up to 5 users, plus an unlimited number of collaborators. Other features include:

  • Managing tasks
  • Discussions in tasks
  • File sharing
  • Real-time activity stream
  • Spreadsheet view
  • iPhone/Android apps
  • Advanced email integration
  • Basic app integrations

Wrike Professional Plan – $9.80/user/month with packages of 5, 10 or 15 users (billed annually).

This plan is ideal for teams that need project planning and collaboration. Features include:

  • All features from the Free plan
  • Unlimited number of collaborators
  • Storage space from 5GB
  • Unlimited levels of hierarchy folders
  • Dynamic timeline (Gantt Chart)
  • Subtasks
  • Advanced mass actions with tasks
  • Dashboard with custom widgets and 10 shareable dashboards
  • Workload view
  • Time-tracking
  • Reports
  • Notification center
  • Advanced filters
  • MS Project, Excel, iCal, and RSS integrations

Wrike Business Plan – $24.80/user/month (billed annually)

This plan works well for teams with 5-200 users, in need of robust work management with customization and exec reporting.

  • All features from the Professional Plan
  • Custom fields & workflows
  • The ability to track anything related to your work. Customize workflow stages to fit your process.
  • Shared real-time reports with scheduled notifications
  • The powerful and easy-to-use report builder lets you visualize and share project status. Subscribe to scheduled notifications to stay on track with regular report updates and reviews.
  • Report templates
  • Use Templates to create reports in seconds. Edit or build reports from scratch using additional filters and groupings. Select column, bar or table charts.
  • Graphical analytics
  • View compelling charts and graphs about any project, folder or tag, and add them to your dashboard. Compare baseline plans to current status. Include column or bar charts in reports.
  • Resource management
  • Allocate people to tasks and projects, resolve schedule conflicts, and reorganize assignments with just a few clicks.
  • Request forms
  • Requests provide the structure and control you need for work intake so you get the right information from the start.
  • Time tracking
  • Track the time spent on a particular task and create time reports for a group of tasks at any given moment.
  • User groups & permissions
  • Group your team members (e.g. accounting, marketing, design etc.) for easier user management and control while advanced privacy settings allow you to control team activity.
  • Salesforce integration
  • Branded workspace
  • Align the look and feel of your Wrike workspace by replacing the Wrike logo with your own.
  • From 50Gb of storage space

Wrike for Marketers – $34.60/user/month (billed annually)

This plan works perfectly for marketing and creative teams with unlimited users.

Wrike Enterprise Pricing – by quote (the average price is about $35/user/month)

A flexible plan for enterprises that can support from 5 to thousands of users. This plan is ideal for teams that need customization, reporting, and advanced security. The actual pricing is influenced by factors such a number of seats, type of license (annual or monthly), premium support/implementation etc. Features that come with this plan include storage capacities starting from 100GB and special functions like Custom Calendars, Progress Reports, and Extended Security controls among others. Other features included are:

  • All Professional plan features
  • Storage space from 100GB
  • 20 shareable dashboards
  • Custom fields
  • Custom workflows
  • Critical path
  • Progress reports
  • Custom reports
  • User groups
  • Custom calendars
  • Salesforce
  • Single sign-on
  • Extended security controls
  • Folder permissions
  • Branded workspace and emails.

You can request a pricing quote from Wrike here.

For years, Box has been seen by many in the press, analyst and investor communities as a storage product and nothing more, which given its roots, was an understandable misperception. But CEO Aaron Levie and his company have always had a much broader ambition.

Through the years, Levie made it clear that he was in business to transform the entire category of enterprise content management, and that meant storage was simply a part of a larger platform of services, not the end game by any means. Yet the storage piece stubbornly persisted as the central perception of the company to the point that perhaps it was time to change the messaging.

In its most recent quarterly report earnings call, delivered on May 31st, Levie used the words “content management” 12 times in his introductory remarks. I don’t think this was a coincidence.

The overall approach appears to be working as revenue continues to grow steadily. Over the last five quarters the company has grown from $90.2 million in Q1 2017 to $117.2 million in the most recent quarter, Q1 2018.

 

“We delivered year-over-year revenue growth of 30%, grew billings 31% and generated positive free cash flow. These results demonstrate the significant need for cloud content management in all industries and the inherent leverage in our business model,” Levie stated in the call.

Levie went on to say that the growth was driven in large part by the introduction of some new products that have greatly expanded the company’s market reach and helped give more credence to that content management messaging.

“We introduced significant new capabilities to drive continued adoption of our Box KeySafe, Zones, Governance and Platform products. Our product innovation and new products are key competitive differentiators and significant growth drivers for Box,” Levie explained in the call.

He added that customers bought at least one of these new products in 60 percent of the deals over $100,000, and Levie emphasized the idea of Box replacing legacy enterprise content management systems from vendors like Microsoft, IBM and OpenText as a key part of his company’s strategy, while also emphasizing partnerships with some of these same companies, particularly IBM.

And that was always the goal. Even in its earliest marketing campaigns, Box (then known as Box.net) boldly went after Microsoft Sharepoint on billboards on Highway 101, and it has been those legacy vendors like Microsoft that the company has always had firmly in its sights. What it lacked was a complete content management platform. It’s much closer to that now and the results are beginning to show.

Photo: Box

“Our new products are also opening up opportunities for Box to replace legacy enterprise content management systems. We are seeing increasing momentum from customers looking to move to Box and retire the legacy content management solutions over time,” Levie stated in the call.

Whatever you call their underlying business, companies like Cisco, GE, Airbnb and Uber have switched to Box for their content management needs. The messaging, the vision and the functionality seem to be finally coming together, just as Levie always predicted they would.