Teamwork: The ClickUp alternative that’s built for client work

  • Made for teams and client work: every feature and update is created for — and tested by — people like you

  • Includes key client work features like invoicing, QuickBooks integrations, and unlimited free clients and freelance collaborators

  • Used by agencies, consultancies and creatives since 2007

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Brooke Fremeau
Traffic & Resource Manager
Yellow Duck Marketing
Teamwork is a perfect fit for our agency
Ultimately it came down to ClickUp or Teamwork for us. Clickup needed someone to help set it all up AND it wasn’t as user friendly.

Teamwork vs ClickUp: Feature for Feature

ClickUp may have the Project Management basics, but for delivering lots of complex projects, particularly for Client Work, nothing rivals Teamwork to delight your clients, and make your team more productive and profitable.

Teamwork
Grow Plan
$24.99 per user/month (billed monthly)
ClickUp
Business Plus
$29 per user/per month (billed monthly)
Feature
See all features
Basic Project Management
All the basics of project & task management, including sub-tasks, tags, and integrations
Advanced time tracking
Track and manage time from sub-tasks through entire projects, not simply at the task level
Set billable and cost rates
Set hourly rates for individual team members
Timesheets
personal and company level
Time budgets
Skip configuring custom fields: create a budget at the start of every project and track hours spent against it
Financial budgets
Sub-budgets
Split your budget across groups of tasks and see the breakdown at a task list level
Track fixed and one-off expenses
Add fixed costs, one-off fees, and ancillaries to your project budget.
Workload management
set custom capacity and unavailable time
Resource scheduling
Forecast and plan resources for future projects months, quarters or years in advance.
Billing and invoicing
Time reports
Project Health reports
Get a snapshot view across all projects of time left, remaining budget, and task completion percentage.
Financial reports
Profitability reports
See financial performance by project or team member and compare it against your budget.
Utilization reports
Check how your team's time is currently being distributed based on their estimated and actual utilization.
Create automations
Streamline your most repetitive, manual work by automating time-consuming tasks and creating unique workflows that work for you.
Unlimited client users
Add unlimited clients to Teamwork at no extra cost and control their levels of visibility.
Unlimited collaborators
Teams
Companies
Add client companies to Teamwork. Create companies to group individual users and projects on your site.
limited guest capabilities
Portfolios
Manage portfolios of projects with Kanban boards
Milestones
called "Goals"
Two-Factor Authentication
Custom domain with SSL
Custom branding
Spaces
Create, edit, collaborate, and share content across teams and with clients.
HubSpot integration
Quickbooks integration

Everything you need to get your work done

Built for client work

ClickUp

ClickUp is new and sold to everyone. Its mission is to change productivity for every business, everywhere, and its $537.5 million in funding has led to a bloated feature-set. The result? It’s too confusing for small businesses and too simplistic for enterprise.

Teamwork

Teamwork was founded in ‘07 and designed its feature set around your client service needs. Every new feature is built, launched, and prioritized so it complements and supports existing workflows. This leads to software that’s intuitive, easy to use, and helps you painlessly manage all client work in one place. We even have a specific plan for agencies.

Scales with your business

ClickUp

ClickUp is disorganized. Its approach to growth is haphazard: adding document features, chat, mind-mapping, and project management into one giant platform. This lack of structure hurts visibility into your projects: vital tasks and key priorities get lost in the chaos and you’re left feeling overwhelmed. Again.

Teamwork

Teamwork takes a scalable approach to growth. Our project management platform is clean, simple, and only includes what you need. This way, you can easily see the big picture. And, to help you grow, we built stand-alone options like desk, chat, CRM, and spaces that help teams do more without overwhelming the workflow.

Easy to use from day one

ClickUp

ClickUp is unfinished and confusing. The paying customer is the ultimate beta user: live-testing the string of new features and building workflows on the go. This makes onboarding chaotic and unpredictable.

Teamwork

Teamwork is simple to set up. Everything you need to start is there the second you log in, with Teamwork Academy to guide you through. And our experienced customer support team is always here to help.

How Teamwork helped Starburst Business Solutions grow by 66%

The right project management solution doesn’t just streamline the way you run projects. It creates peace of mind. And when you’re not stuck in the weeds, you can grow something extraordinary. Coincidentally, that’s exactly what Starburst Business Solutions did.

“I now know what I have to do every day. I can leave my office at 5pm knowing we have not dropped the ball. Thanks to Teamwork, we’re on top of our game: we added two new team members and 20 clients.”
Tammy Morales Starburst Business Solutions

Now that you’ve seen the features, how do ClickUp and Teamwork’s plans compare?

Right now, ClickUp is all about growth and user acquisition. When you raise a round of $400 million, investors expect major returns. To hit their target, they’ve kept their plans priced for growth. But all good things end… and unlike ClickUp, our plans are going to stay competitive. Because they have been that way since ‘07.

Plan
Teamwork
ClickUp
FREE plan
Teamwork

✓ Free plan

ClickUp

✓ Free plan

Starter Plan
Teamwork

Deliver 

$10 per user; minimum of 5 users

Everything you need to start including intake forms, time tracking, invoicing, unlimited client users, and — of course — all key project management features like Gantt charts and dashboards.


ClickUp

Unlimited

$9 per user

Manage your own workload or small team with dashboards, guests, Gantt charts, time tracking and collaborative docs. However, features are not grouped in ways that make sense for client businesses.


Mid plan
Teamwork

Grow

$18 per user

The extras larger agencies need: workload resource management, resource scheduling, project time budgets, utilization reports, 2FA security features, and more.


ClickUp

Business

$19 per user

Extras for mid-sized businesses like unlimited teams, advanced sharing, automations, advanced time tracking and workload management.



Large plans
Teamwork

Scale

Custom plan for large, scaling agencies. 

Includes agency growth-specific features like profitability reporting, advanced resource scheduling, and unlimited financial budgets.


ClickUp

Business Plan

$29 per user

Includes features like team sharing, custom role creation, and priority support. 

Enterprise Plan

Custom plan for large businesses

Includes White labeling, guided onboarding, unlimited custom roles and SSO.


We’ve converted fully to Teamwork, using it for project management and internal operations. Teamwork gives us more agility: more real time updates, better communication paths and saves us time…

Jef Williams
Managing Partner at Paragon Consult

So what can you and your team gain from using Teamwork instead of ClickUp?

The short answer? A proven, convenient product that works and has been tested by client service businesses since 2007. We built Teamwork over 15 years: for most of that time, the company was bootstrapped. This meant we had to be selective: we built the features that made the most sense for you and for the product. ClickUp, on the other hand, prioritizes haphazard weekly releases to show “activity” to investors. These new drops frequently lead to crashes because they’ve not been fully integrated into the system. This makes it hard to see the big picture and feel prepared.

Teamwork
ClickUp
See challenges before they cause problems
Teamwork
Board view*
Portfolio*
Project time budget*
ClickUp
Board view*
Portfolio*
Project time budget*
Get visibility into performance and profitability
Teamwork
Burndown reporting*
Utilization reports*
Workload resource management*
ClickUp
Burndown reporting*
Utilization reports*
Workload resource management*
Manage financial obligations
Teamwork
Billing and invoicing
Resource scheduling
Budgeting
ClickUp
Billing and invoicing
Resource scheduling (called resource management in ClickUp)
Budgeting
Manage people
Teamwork
Dependencies
Time tracking
Workload*
ClickUp
Dependencies
Time tracking
Workload*
Protect your data and support your team
Teamwork
2FA
Custom domain with SSL
Phone, live chat, and email support
ClickUp
2FA
Custom domain with SSL
Phone, live chat, and email support
Create a great client experience
Teamwork
Use intake forms
Add unlimited clients
Custom branding
ClickUp
Use intake forms
Add unlimited clients
Custom branding
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Only one of these options was custom-built for client work

ClickUp, on the other hand, was built for everyone. The company is strictly focused on growth and user acquisition: this means features are often launched before they are fully tested and speed is prioritized over efficiency and smooth operation.

Wait, can I really manage ALL my client work in Teamwork?

Yes. That’s what Teamwork was built for. You can manage projects, track time, manage billing and invoicing, forecast budgets, handle complex scheduling and resource allocation, and so much more. In short, if your clients need it, we’ve got it. And of course, you can add an unlimited number of clients to Teamwork.

“Teamwork is the first project management tool that I've been able to get clients to actually use with me. I've tried Asana and Trello, and clients just ignored them.”
Rochelle Broder-Singer President/Chief Word Wrangler
But, does Teamwork have the level of customization I get with ClickUp?

Yes! Teamwork is extremely customizable. The difference is that our features are built, launched and prioritized slowly over time and are designed to complement and support each other.

“Teamwork felt more adaptable than Clickup — which was also feedback we were getting from people that tried both — With Teamwork we could adapt more to different ways of doing business and we were always evolving. Clickup felt more boxed in.”
Cathy Edison Managing Director at HotDog PR agency
Does Teamwork replace all my apps like ClickUp promises to?

It can: but only if you want it to. We’ve designed multiple “suite-style” tools you can add: chat, CRM, spaces and more. But sometimes, it’s better to integrate than replace: that’s why Teamwork also works with your favorite tools.

“With ClickUp, we would have had to integrate with many other tools. We just wanted a tool we could use as itself: one tool that does it all…”
Brooke Fremeau Traffic & Resource Manager at Yellow Duck

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