add team members without them needing an account

I am working with an elderly cohort and external people. I only want to use WRIKE as a tool for overall management BUT I do want to allocate tasks to other people. I do not want them to have to create an account themselves. IS this possible and how ?

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Hi Judith,

This can be done using Collaborators. This is an unpaid user type with limited rights. The number of Collaborators you can add depends on your license. You can learn more about them here! https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/articles/210323405-Collaborators

Hope that helps! 😃

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Hey Judith, 

I can understand the situation you're in. Working with a number of private contractors around the world with varying degrees of technical competency, I often wish there was a way to do this. However, to my knowledge, it is not possible exactly as you have described it. Ultimately if you want them to be able to see things in Wrike, change statuses, etc, they are going to need an account of some sort - be it a user or collaborator. Here's a helpful page explaining the difference between those account types.

That said, I have found a slight workaround. If you want to track work that another person who is not in Wrike is assigned, you can create a folder with that person's name and place all projects or tasks they are assigned in that folder. You can then use any of the Wrike email integrations (like Outlook) to pull their assignments/responses/updates into Wrike as you send and receive them. I will typically then create a dashboard widget under my "Contractor's" dashboard with all tasks from that folder pulling to it. This way I can see all of my contractors who are not on Wrike in a single place and reduce the complexity of managing them somewhat. It's not as easy as having them use a collaborator or user license, so that is still what I would recommend if possible, but if that's simply not an option for whatever reason this system works pretty well. Hope that helps!

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