Wrike: The Project Management Software To Grow Your Tech Business
As a wholesale company, we’ve grown at a fast pace over the past 10 years supplying our B2B clients with high quality electronics worldwide. At a certain point in our history, things got chaotic; especially as we grew over 50 employees. We would like to take this opportunity to share how we tackled difficulties we faced on managing projects as well as specific communication issues. The first thing you need is to have the right technology in place. Among all the project management tools, we at Chinavasion love to use Wrike. Email and Skype isn’t effective anymore, and it can be really hard to stay organized.
From Drop Shipping To Growing A Big Business
As a drop shipper, you probably don’t need any project management software, but as you grow your business and the number of employees increases, project management becomes more important to stay efficient. With a tool like Wrike, you work smarter and get things done faster. Here’s an example of what we use Wrike for (which might also apply to you if you’re in the wholesale electronics business):
- Marketing: assign product launch tasks to writers, photographers, and video makers. Monitor after launch promotion campaign progress and report results.
- Sourcing: all product suggestions from customers are listed in Wrike and assigned to sourcing staff to follow up. Notes are added on why a product is launched, or rejected for launch. Once the product arrives, our quality team follows a checklist to make sure everything is right before our logistics team stocks it in the warehouse. The good thing is that templates can be duplicated, so every product request can go through the same process again!
- Projects: project management is pretty complicated in our organization. We recently updated our customer support software, involving IT, marketing, sales and customer support staff. Wrike was the right project management software to keep everyone on the same page. The Gantt chart functionality, which clearly displays the project timeline as well as how different tasks are related, is a killer feature.
Have you ever used Wrike or any other project management tools? If you haven’t, then why not give it a try. For up to 5 users, Wrike offers a free version with basic task management functionality. Feel free to share your experiences with us by leaving a comment below. If you have any other efficiency tips that might be useful to others, feel free to share them as well!