Dummy (Virtual) Users

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I need to add subcontractors to my project so that I could count on them in Gantt planning. Meanwhile they do not need to see that and will not colaborate in my account in Wrike. For the moment, I can't do that without collaborator to confirm the email. Which makes me adding fake addresses which is painful. Would be great to have such feature.

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This would be a great feature. I set up collaborator accounts for each department, allowing those departments to assign their own tasks to whomever they like instead of the project creator picking or assuming one person will work on the task over another. To do this, I needed a number of different departmental emails created so we could have our departmental "bot" accounts. If it was possible to create virtual users, that would make things so much easier in the future.

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A very interesting suggestion, thanks @Vladimir and @Patrick!

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This would be great! Sometimes Executives own the tasks which I need to document....but I don't need their email bombarded from Wrike. These are tasks that would be followed up on in a different forum completely.  

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Michelle brings up a GREAT point I didn't even think about. Most of our execs haven't ever logged into Wrike. Their assistants/directors do everything for them within Wrike, so sometimes we don't know the difference between an assistant or a VP working on tasks or project ownership. If the assistants could create an account assigned to the VP, it would make things much more organized and transparent within the executive branch. 

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This would help us enormously! I too, need to set up virtual users so all tasks are assigned initially, but depending on the task it will get reassigned to a 'real' user at a later date. We need to ensure all tasks are not left unassigned and virtual users would be a good way of achieving this.

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Has there been any further feedback on setting up dummy users? Is this possible? 

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Just like Michelle and co, I want to plan in Wrike with tasks against  generic assigned or virtual users identifying a particular external System Integrator in my plans. 

 

Not everyone should have access to Wrike.  This is the same process as in MS Project for Resource assignment.  

How can we do that now?

 

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Honestly, no virtual resources support?? This is a deal breaker.

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Yes! Virtual users would be very useful and easier to plan resources and suppliers.

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Desperately in need of this. There is another community suggestion Ability to Assign Task to "Generic" or General Assignees which says that it has been launched but I can't ascertain how this functionality can be used. I work with teams across multiple countries where they don't need to see the project plan but for other stakeholders the process is much clearer if they can see who is responsible for a certain task rather than it just being "unknown".

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Hi everyone!

Laura C Turner The suggestion that you mention is launched as Job Roles are launched (more info here: https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/articles/360035989794-Job-Roles). Please note that for now, Job Roles are available as a part of Wrike Resource add-on and Wrike for Professional Services package. 

@All No updates on virtual users currently, but I'm passing on all your feedback and I'll let you know as soon as I have any news. 

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