[Status: Not Planned] Please allow single user licenses

I've been researching extensively, and there's nothing on the market that really works that well for freelancers who want to manage their own projects.

Wrike seemed like a really great fit for this, but you demand a minimum of 5 licenses, which makes it pretty unaffordable.

I think you're really missing an opportunity here.

Please rethink this limitation and let me know if you have a change of heart.

I can honestly say would change my life.

Thanks

Phil

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I wholeheartedly agree with everyone. Wrike seems to favour the multi-user purchases. I work within a team of 6 and one of us has to just do without Wrike, because how can I justify double the price for one more licence? The flexibility isn't great.

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Another vote here for single user license here too.  The free version is too stripped down, it doesn't even have sub-tasks under that license.

I understand that a single user may not have collaboration features, but why would it lack project management features any individual would still require.  Sub-tasks isn't a collaboration feature, it's a project management feature.

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Hello, I agree that Wrike can be also a great project manager tool, so for a single user limit stop the collaboration setting, (not reports that that are the very interesting things of this new evolved types agendas) and other advanced things that work with collaboration.

I have the same problem, am an architect and maybe I need of 1 or 2 licence, not more ! I found (I'm using trial now) Wrike very different tu use from other software, because is funny to use and for me the goal is that have a workspace that feel me I'm doing a funny things and not going to have headache with complex reasonings as well in the nature of this software.

Unfortunatly I will let this software becase the version I need should be the professional with only added reports and analitics (that stay in business plan) and I  could will pay also 30/40 or 50 for a single user that have the property of a project manager, but not 124 to have 4 non used user.

I think that limitate at a minimum of 5 user, limits  the diffusion of wrike but maybe e this it  been decided from Wrike headquarter.

Really a pity  !!!!

 

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Please go to a per user model. It's a weird pricing model and it has created a lot of purchasing friction for me. 

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Yes another vote for single users.  I have contacted both sales and customer service but same response which is sad.  I find Meistertask a great alternative to Wrike but if the 5 user buckets was changed, I would gladly pay and use Wrike because of the gantt chart features.  We don't hire people in 5 person increments, why would I order Wrike subscriptions in increments of 5?  

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please give us a single user license. I am a contractor and I am the only employee. I need the functions from the professional option. Even at 50 dollars its great however for me as a one man show it adds up. I already pay 70 per month for one and 87 month for another software I use. I would pay 15 or 20 if it was a single user license. 

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I'm a solopreneur.

As a solopreneur, I need to manage at least 5 "pseudo-departments": Legal, Marketing, Sales, Production, and Accounting, etc.

Each "pseudo-department" may have 2+ project/idea paths running. The first one is the main critical-path and the other one is a backup, in case project 1 fails. The more project tests - the better. While complexities of my sub-projects grow, I need a way and a method to manage this complexity without letting unimportant projects consume resources of the mission-critical ones - the ones that pay license fees. I need deep project nesting, I need separation, I need folders, I need lots of freaking folders and I need a schedule.

Now, while Wrike's current free Kanban-style license may work for a one-off project, it does not suffice in any way or form for the project-management-mess this solopreneur got himself into!

 

Wrike, I need your help with a Single User License, because while "pseudo-departments", projects and tasks of a solopreneur are many, my resources are of ONE! Please help.

 

PS. I hoped for Single User License for 2 years now, but was silent, as some in this thread mentioned, until now.

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I'd pay for a Single User License immediately.  I love using this program at work.

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"Natalia P.: If we have enough customers/potential customers requesting a single-user subscription, then it may be taken into consideration by our Product team. At the moment, the numbers may be too low..."

Adding to that comment, 

You won't get enough votes or comments. I see no comments (or users) older than 2016 and the company has been there since 2006. All the votes and follows to this thread will be gone after a little more than a year. Any requests will be deleted. The numbers will reset.

Before my company decided for Wrike I did some research looking for single-user license requests and the posts I found with a lot more votes aren't there anymore.

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@Christian Hello, just wanted to jump in here to share a little information. We used to collect feedback through another platform which was unfortunately discontinued. Before the platform was discontinued we exported all data and saved it internally so that we had it as a reference. Our intention is never to reset or delete requests. We then moved our Feedback collection process to our Community which we launched in August 2016 (that's why the earliest members we have are from that time). Let me know if you have any questions about this! 

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And another vote for a 1 or 2 user option. In fact, just the flexibility to add in increments of one! I would not hesitate to change over from existing system which costs $20 per month if this was available. I would happily pay for 2 user licence so that could collaborate fully with a remote team mate, but I can't afford $50 a month. Even my microsoft office package is way less than that. 

So for what I thought was such a great solution, just is not. Looks like will have to reconsider smartsheets, but it is not as suited as Wrike. If you just totted up the revenue from the 40 or so posts here, and the other threads, then multiply that by the number of other threads AND the many who don't comment........ you'd probably be quids /dollars in team Wrike. 

I hope you reconsider... 

Thanks

Kate 

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@Kate Wilson, I had to switch to asana, it's a good program but it lacks Wrike's refinement.  The little things really make a big difference and Wrike attends to a lot of the little things.  You don't know what you got 'till it's gone.  😔👻

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I would really like 1 or 2 user license. If Wrike turns out to be a success in my company, we will buy more licenses by time.

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please give us a single user license. As a startup I need the functions from the professional option but 50 dollars for me as a one man show is too much.   

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Like the others i have just wasted a considerable amount of time researching different alternatives.  My suggestion is to simply state in the pricing section something to the effect of: the actual cost of the product is much higher than it appears, the minimum cost is for five users, there is no work around, To find your cost multiply the stated price by five (the minimum) times twelve, and that's your upfront cost. 

Place the following disclaimer to ensure unsatisfied customers don't become even more unsatisfied once they realize the true upfront cost:

We at Wrike understand that a large number of small businesses are sole props, are short on time, and are short on cash.  Understanding this we feel its prudent to tell you now in hopes of informing you prior to wasting time/money thinking you have a solution to your software needs.

To reinforce how well we understand this each person involved in this decision is now going to go buy five cheeseburgers each knowing that we only need one.  Its unfortunate restaurants only sell a minimum of five burgers but we understand.

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Please launch the plan for single-user!

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Couldn't agree more! I'm just starting up as a 1-person company, and would love to use Wrike to keep track of my projects using the features of the Professional version, but until I'm in a position to add additional team members, I can't justify spending $600/yr for it. Alternatively (and unfortunately), I'll have to go with an option that offers single-user pricing and odds are that as my company grows, the workflows will be build around that tool instead of Wrike.

:(

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You are missing out on two markets by doing this:  1-2 user businesses & business' looking to convert with older management/younger staff.  

As a younger person in a budding PMO office, I have to prove the "value added" of a PMO software prior to it's use, and 14 days isn't long enough, and shelling out a couple thousand dollars on a potential loss is too high of a risk-value.  Especially when everything you do is offered through other services.   

As an example, my company is looking into purchasing the DELTEK PMO software to go with the general Materials/Production Control module, but I dislike it's interface.   I was looking for something with a modern UI that can export to MS Projects with the needed reports to maintain the fidelity of my schedule.  As the output of the software is the important feature, if I could prove that Wrike was more 'value-added' with the user interface & live updates as well as cost efficient (500k License vs $500/month subscription), my company would rather subscribe.   However, you put people such as myself, lead PMs, in positions with little negotiating power to advocate for your software to the previous generation of dinosaurs clogging up the progression of Project Management.  

Shooting yourself in the foot, imo.   Even companies such as Adobe, Microsoft, Google, etc have changed their subscription models.  

Get with the times.  For such a forward thinking company you are lagging behind in this aspect.  


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Right i've got to jump on this bandwagon. 

One thing i hope the mods understand is the need for this. As a PM all the functionality that Wrike provides will trickle down to who it is exposed to using a single user licensing model. I can pull great reports and monitor individuals with ease showing this to a colleague boss or a potential client will work wonders. The free trial can't expose them to the full potential, i need to have back ups of projects outside of this tool and therefore wont fully utilise it knowing it may not be pulled in by a company. 

Find a way to let us PM's use it as a single license because we can act as marketing tool for you. 

We can make this tool more popular than Trello! Asana and others which is where it should be. 

This is one of the most powerful tools out there, the more exposure the better for the company i'm sure. 

I do wonder why this is not a thing already!? 

 

I'm going Freelancing and can expose this to big companies who are not aware of this tool.  

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+1 for single user license

I want to agree that the tiers below Business really defeat the usefulness of the product and feel quite gimmicky. Not only do I feel like core functionality is spread across the different tiers forcing users into the business plan, but with no single user option it's instead forcing us to a different product altogether.

With so much of the functionality requiring the Business plan I cannot recommend this product for a team of less than 5 until a single user license is added.

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+1 for single user license

Wrike is the best app for Project Management

but for personal use and for one-people factory, not worth $ 50 a month

 

I will evaluate another alternative

 

Thank you

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+1 for a single user license
For more than a year people are asking you to sell licenses for a single user, but still no reaction. Sad.
Why don't you give it a try?

UPD. Just found out that now Asana also has timelines. And it is 5-times cheaper than Wrike. Good-bye :D

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+1 for a single user license

Just do it! (c)

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+1 for single user license

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+ 1 for a single user license. If it existed I would purchase it immediately. We are a small team that could grow in the future but 50 a month is too expensive for a new born business

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I was impressed with the features but having to buy 5 licenses when I need 1 is a show stopper for me. Took another users advice and looking at Smartsheets. Feel free to contact me when you offer single user pricing for your business plans. 

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I also vote for the Single user license.  I bit the bullet and forked out for a Professional License, and realised that options like custom fields and reports are only available at the Business License level.  Would gladly pay for the business license but not for 4 additional users I don't have as I am an independent consultant.  I also use Monday.com as an alternative as their professional package satisfies the reporting needs and allows you to create custom columns.  I would rather use Wrike, but cannot justify the additional price for the Business License cost. Disappointed.  

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It seems we are punching into thin air , no response whatsoever. I personally moved forward as follows :

1- for the mid to large organizations that I manage there is nothing that beats Wrike , so we bought corporate license for few teams and are very happy with that. We plan to buy more license for other teams.

2. For small startups that I have invested in , we opted for the free version of Asana ( get the young engineers assign tasks to each other, chat and share files).

3. for something that is in between ( SME design and product development), we opted for a Chinese product called Teambition. A very versatile piece of software with an overseas version in English where the server is hosted at Amazon. The entry level at around USd400 per annum for 10 staff. We do encryption on what we deem sensitive files (just in case !)  , but they are few and far in between in our case.

 

Only competition will change the mind of the people at Wrike , even though I belive they are missing out today. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Abdulsattar Al Murshidi, You're absolutely right. Competition is the only thing that will motivate Wrike to serve those looking for single user versions of each tier. I check back every once in a while, but I forget about Wrike when they fail to make the change and I just feel like they are saving me money by not creating the option.

I am now personally writing dev teams all around to world to direct this unmet demand. When people see how easy the infrastructure is now they'll make preparations. I have a few years left on my Wrike professional trial for student and it's not even worth it, literally free and it's not even worth wasting my time without custom workflow reserved for business platform. 

The longer they take to add single user licenses the more satisfied I become with rapidly developing alternatives, you can really afford to experiment with the money saved from rejecting Wrike's unfair pricing structure! On top of the 5 min person for business version they want their $1,500 a year up front because they know most people don't see value justifying the monthly rate. Their motive is to extract maximum value before you realize you're suffering. This philosophy alone breaks trust, and alarms everyone to think about the most important part of their business being exposed to a system that anticipates users disappointment. Anticipating, not to gain feedback and provide suitable pricing options, but merely to strategically drain people. 

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I just tried Wrike for one hour and it is fantastic.  I just need it for myself, a single user.  I can see how it would add so much value to my life that I am considering purchasing the $49/month plan for 5 users, even though I'm the only one who will be using it.  That's how much I like it.

But, MS Project, which seems to have the same functionality, has a $30/month plan for 1 user, so I may go with Microsoft.  The only reason I am still undecided is that MS Project doesn't have an Android app, but Wrike does.  I have to say that if Wrike offered a single user plan for $30/month, I would purchase the plan immediately since the next best option is Microsoft at that price.

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