What is ClickUp Used for and How Does It Work?

What is ClickUp? 

ClickUp is an all-in-one productivity platform that works as an ideal place for teams to come together, brainstorm, plan, and collaborate on everything from process docs to product designs. While relying on a single tool for so many use cases might sound like a stretch—ClickUp was built for this.

ClickUp was founded on the mission of saving the world more time and has consistently stayed on the cutting edge of productivity ever since. Its rich work management features are completely customizable, and with the launch of its own AI tool, there’s very little ClickUp can’t do.

From campaign planning to agile workflows, there are endless ways to make your Workspace your own. The beauty of it lies in ClickUp’s ability to align with the needs of virtually any project methodology, department, or industry and scale with you as your business grows. 

Visualize your tasks with over 15 views in ClickUp including List, Board, and Calendar 

Collaboration is at the core of every feature, making it possible to connect with peers from anywhere in the platform for peak efficiency—whether you’re working with five or 500 other members. 

Plus, you don’t need to enter the platform with a clear strategy already in mind to make the most of ClickUp’s capabilities. Through online courses, an extensive Help Center, webinars, and more, ClickUp is ready to support you at any phase in your productivity journey.

Not to mention, its extensive Template Library has something for everyone in your organization. With thousands of pre-built frameworks to kickstart your processes, you’ll never have to start from square one again. ✅

Choose from the many pre-built templates created by ClickUp to kickstart any process 

ClickUp also integrates with more than 1,000 other work tools to centralize data across your tech stack into a single secure Workspace. This, combined with its built-in document editor, whiteboard software, flexible goal-tracking, in-app chat, and more, helps ClickUp streamline any process while eliminating the need to open yet another tab.

How Top Teams Are Using ClickUp 

From planning your kitchen remodel to onboarding an entire company, we wholeheartedly believe that everyone could benefit from a little more ClickUp in their lives. That said, some teams naturally take ClickUp’s features, functionality, and flexibility to the next level. 

As we dive into the specifics of how teams across disciplines make the most of their Workspaces, bear in mind that we’re still only scratching the surface. ClickUp’s complete customization capabilities allow teams to tailor their platform in truly infinite ways. 

And if the following use case examples inspire new ways for your own team to stay lean and increase productivity—good! This article is just the beginning.

Follow along for details on how software, service, marketing, and project management teams find success with ClickUp. 

How software development teams use ClickUp

ClickUp is a lifesaver for software teams looking for a flexible solution to solidify their strategies, simplify the development lifecycle, and support cross-functional teamwork.

These teams juggle the needs of product managers, engineers, and designers daily—all while toggling between multiple apps to meet deadlines before the next sprint meeting. They need a feature-rich software solution to unify their tech stack and team members alike, with the ability to access Kanban boards, real-time analytics, roadmaps, issue tracking, and more.

Basically, all of the functionality that ClickUp is best known for.

Work Breakdown Structure Example in Board view in ClickUp 

There are over 15 customizable ways to visualize your workload from every angle including List, Gantt, Timeline, and Kanban-like Board view. For a bird’s eye view of your overall progress, Agile Dashboards in ClickUp can surface deeper insight into your projects in real-time. 

Dashboards in ClickUp are completely customizable, allowing teams to hone in on the metrics and KPIs that are most critical to their success. From burnup and burndown charts to lead and cycle time tracking, there are more than 100 ways to keep your finger on the pulse of your projects in Dashboards.

Another excellent use case for Dashboards?

Tracking issues and bugs promptly. With features like drill-down on Line, Bar, Pie, and Battery chart cards, you can click into your data to identify specific tasks and fast answers.

Dig into the granular details of your data with drill-down capabilities in Dashboards