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3E Elite

1 Ratings

Confluence

Top Rated
708 Ratings

3E Elite

1 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Confluence

Top Rated
708 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

3E Elite

3E Elite is well suited for a company or firm that has many clients and is engaged in pro bono activities, particularly one that will track pro bono time for employees and credit them for that time. Additionally, companies with large clients can use it to determine where the bulk of their business comes from.

Confluence

It works well for remote teams that need to communicate and keep track of many projects happening all at once. It keeps everything all in one place so that everyone can find things and we all know where stuff should go. If you are tracking KPIs using complicated formulas in excel, you will find it annoying to try and replicate that in confluence.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

3E Elite
Confluence
7.4
Task Management
3E Elite
Confluence
7.5
Gantt Charts
3E Elite
Confluence
7.3
Scheduling
3E Elite
Confluence
7.1
Workflow Automation
3E Elite
Confluence
7.9
Mobile Access
3E Elite
Confluence
6.7
Search
3E Elite
Confluence
7.6
Visual planning tools
3E Elite
Confluence
7.5

Communication

3E Elite
Confluence
7.8
Chat
3E Elite
Confluence
6.5
Notifications
3E Elite
Confluence
8.0
Discussions
3E Elite
Confluence
8.3
Surveys
3E Elite
Confluence
7.3
Internal knowledgebase
3E Elite
Confluence
8.9
Integrates with GoToMeeting
3E Elite
Confluence
5.9
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
3E Elite
Confluence
8.5
Integrates with Outlook
3E Elite
Confluence
8.9

File Sharing & Management

3E Elite
Confluence
8.2
Versioning
3E Elite
Confluence
8.6
Video files
3E Elite
Confluence
7.8
Audio files
3E Elite
Confluence
7.9
Document collaboration
3E Elite
Confluence
8.4
Access control
3E Elite
Confluence
8.5
Advanced security features
3E Elite
Confluence
8.1
Integrates with Google Drive
3E Elite
Confluence
8.4
Device sync
3E Elite
Confluence
8.2

Pros

  • Tracks time
  • Separates billable and nonbillable hours
  • Separates by Matters and clients
  • Documentation of policies and procedures and information about key infrastructure.
  • Collaboration on documents and data (including discussion about the information that is not part of the document itself).
  • Discoverability of information -- all articles are indexed, taggable (labels), and searchable.
  • Security -- fine-grained security is possible, and access-based enumeration makes it less likely that someone without permission to certain data will even be aware of its existence.
  • Single Sign-on -- integration with LDAP (including Active Directory) and other SSO possibilities makes user administration easier and end-user login processes easier.
  • Intuitiveness -- I've evaluated many wiki products and Confluence is by far the easiest to start using and continue using, both for technical and non-technical users.

Cons

  • Being more interactive
  • Allowing for more updates when dates are submitted
  • More easily accessible tracking numbers
  • Most of the tools my organization uses are controlled with a "single sign-on". Confluence, unfortunately, is not, but to be honest that might not be due to a limitation of Confluence. I don't know enough about the inner workings and available features to know for sure.

Likelihood to Renew

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Confluence10.0
Based on 15 answers
Confluence remains well worth its support renewal price, and features continue to be improved and added. We are adding internal users to Confluence even without an internal push (which we hope to do within a year, where we expect a major uptake by labs)

Usability

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Confluence9.3
Based on 4 answers
Overall I find Confluence to very pleasing to use. I don't feel like it's getting in the way of the task at hand. It just feels easy. Creating pages, editing pages, finding pages, sharing pages, exporting, printing, organizing all feel natural to me. Occasionally using certain macros can be cumbersome inside the WYSIWYG editor but for the most it's smooth.

Reliability and Availability

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Confluence10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is always on, always ready. It is very adaptable and reliable.

Performance

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Confluence10.0
Based on 1 answer
Pages load quickly. If something closes abruptly (such as the browser), it lets us know when work needs to be reviewed/saved/deleted to avoid any unintentional overrides.

Support

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Confluence8.1
Based on 3 answers
I have not had a lot of support experiences with Atlassian, but of the few I have, I wasn't very satisfied with the results. I found that multiple people would respond to the issue at various stages, requiring re-communication (even though the support system stores everything and shows it to both them and you). Often responses came at odd hours, resulting in 24+ hour turnaround on basic responses, even if you respond right away. Support often asks you to do things which require downtime, and don't seem sympathetic if your organization requires that downtime to be done off-hours. This makes it difficult to resolve issues in a timely manner, if at all.I must note that I have not opened a support incident with them in close to 2 years, and it's my understanding from colleagues that there has been much improvement. My comments and ratings reflect my older experiences.

Implementation

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Confluence9.0
Based on 1 answer
Great process overall

Alternatives Considered

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I think this is a quick and easy way to collaborate, it's secure, and more simple to use than Dropbox

Scalability

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Confluence10.0
Based on 1 answer
This tool is very adaptable. So much so we use it for three completely separate projects, in three very different ways.

Return on Investment

  • Very little
  • I think it has helped sharing knowledge across our organization which eliminates the need to go over the same items with individual people.

Pricing Details

3E Elite

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Confluence

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details