2020: A Year In Review

There have been times when it felt like this year was exceptionally long. Well, technically it was 366 days — leap year, remember? While we have lots of reasons to be glad to see 2020 go, we can also take pride in our perseverance and strength. So, a tip of the hat to you. 

We’ve been lucky enough to have some of the most amazing partners and customers, and couldn’t have accomplished all we’ve done this year without your support. We want to thank everyone who has been a part of the extended Wrike family, and wish you a healthy and prosperous 2021.

But before we call 2020 over, we want to take a moment to highlight some of its most noteworthy milestones and achievements. 

A trip down a very bumpy memory lane 

Who could have predicted that 2020, a year that came roaring in, could have so quickly ground to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic? While we turned internally to figure out how to take our 1,000+ employees to completely remote work, we realized that we were in a unique position to use our platform and our experience in collaborative work management as a means of supporting customers through similar transitions. 

Having a good plan alleviates a lot of stress when dealing with the unexpected, so we created resources to help teams start planning. We built the Business Continuity Plan Template to offer a roadmap to those working to maintain operations during times of change. Our team also designed the Remote Work Template to help keep work moving forward with tools and best practices for smarter remote collaboration. 

As effects of the pandemic surfaced and necessary aid efforts began, we launched Wrike Relief — a program that offers work management software at no cost to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and relief organizations in the aftermath of regional or global disasters. 

Sometimes, you just need to talk through it. Our way to start a dialogue was “Coffee with Wrike,” a series of short webinars in which we invited guests to take a virtual coffee break with us while we shared tips, tricks, and best practices for working remotely.

Looking ahead, and feeling optimistic

None of us were sure what the fallout would be due to the pandemic, but we focused on being proactive to put ourselves in the best possible position to go through it. We’ve been fortunate that in spite of the uncertainty, we experienced a year that feels incredibly promising for Wrike’s future.

Interest in the work management technology space increased in 2020, with Asana and Snowflake both going public and Adobe acquiring Workfront. The market is growing, and in addition to this, we partnered with some of the biggest clients in our history this year. We’re lucky enough to now count Walmart Canada, Siemens, Nielsen, Snowflake, and Nickelodeon among some of our newest customers.

This is one of the most exciting and dynamic phases in our company’s history, and we’re positioning the Wrike product and brand to enter the next phase of growth. 

The best part about growth: New Wrikers!

To meet the demand in the marketplace and ensure that Wrike continues to evolve and remain an industry leader, we made a few exciting additions to our executive staff this year. 

Chad Bennett, Chief Human Resources

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