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Score 9 out of 100

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    ActiveDocs

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Confluence

    75%
    Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    84 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    12 Ratings

    Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    21 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    56 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    81 Ratings

    Search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    104 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    83 Ratings

    Communication

    ActiveDocs

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Chat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    15 Ratings

    Notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    104 Ratings

    Discussions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    98 Ratings

    Surveys

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    15 Ratings

    Internal knowledgebase

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    98 Ratings

    Integrates with GoToMeeting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings

    Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    7 Ratings

    Integrates with Outlook

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    10 Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    ActiveDocs

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    90 Ratings

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    67 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    61 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    101 Ratings

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    99 Ratings

    Advanced security features

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    75 Ratings

    Integrates with Google Drive

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    48 Ratings

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    47 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • ActiveDocs is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Ease of integration
    • ActiveDocs and Atlassian Confluence are tied in 1 area: Performance

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    ActiveDocs

    90%
    4 Ratings
    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    123 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveDocs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7

    Confluence

    97%
    19 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    ActiveDocs

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    12 Ratings

    Availability

    ActiveDocs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Confluence

    90%
    5 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    ActiveDocs

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    9 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    ActiveDocs

    80%
    2 Ratings
    6.2

    Confluence

    62%
    45 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    ActiveDocs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4

    Confluence

    84%
    6 Ratings

    Configurability

    ActiveDocs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    Confluence

    60%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    10.0

    ActiveDocs

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    ActiveDocs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    ActiveDocs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    ActiveDocs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ActiveDocs

    There are not a lot of competitors to compare this product with, but ActiveDocs holds its own as a very useful software for the need. I recommend doing a demo to see how the process works, but it's rather streamlined and easy to create a template and produce a document from it.
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    Atlassian

    It has a comment option on the page, where you can tag other teammates tagging them. it sends the mail notification. Comment at the page end is pretty good for referring to other stakeholders and future references of the topic on the page. Creating the highlights of the discussions, and meeting held points with highlighted tagging. Easy shortcuts such as to add a date just type "//". The interface is cool and has easy shortcuts for quick page making.
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    Pros

    ActiveDocs

    • The User Interface was pleasant to use.
    • it is a very intuitive software
    • the available templates help and facilitate the day-to-day work
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    Atlassian

    • QUICK How-to Guides that can be generated and share instantly
    • One can subscribe to the pages and spaces and receive updates in the feed on their home page
    • Automatic Email notifications of new updates in the Confluence area
    • The platform integrates easily with other Atlassian platforms including third-party apps thus improving its reliability
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    Cons

    ActiveDocs

    • Template could be better by adding features that make it easier for users.
    • Some features are missing like image editing, and SEO management.
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    Atlassian

    • Navigation. Similar to other Atlassian products, users have complained that aspects of Confluence are difficult to learn right away[.]
    • An issue that users can face when using Confluence is attempting to edit a document while someone else is editing. Although users can access the document and save it, they are unable to see the changes happening in [real-time] that other users are implementing until they refresh their page. Some users have also noted that this can result in loss of edits.
    • Another drawback of using Confluence is its specific organizational structure. All information is stored within one page or project, although the page is able to be broken up into sections, some users do not prefer this style. Users can use the ‘page tree’ on each page to organize the different elements of each project.
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    Pricing Details

    ActiveDocs

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    ActiveDocs editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Confluence

      Starting Price

      $10 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Confluence editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Free0.001
      Standard5.002
      Premium10.003
      EnterpriseContact Sales4
      Server10.005
      Server2700.006
      Server5300.007
      Server10,200.008
      Server19,800.009
      Server30,000.0010
      Server45,000.0011
      Server90,000.0012
      Server150,000.0013
      Data Center15,000.0014
      Data Center30,000.0015
      Data Center52,000.0016
      Data Center79,200.0017
      Data Center105,600.0018
      Data Center132,000.0019
      Data Center143,000.0020
      Data Center154,000.0021
      Data Center165,000.0022
      Data Center176,000.0023
      Data Center187,000.0024
      Data Center198,000.0025
      Data Center209,000.0026
      Data Center220,000.0027

      Footnotes

      1. Free for 10 Users
      2. Per User Per Month
      3. Per User Per Month
      4. none
      5. 10 Users - Perpetual License
      6. 25 Users - Perpetual License
      7. 50 Users - Perpetual License
      8. 100 Users - Perpetual License
      9. 250 Users - Perpetual License
      10. 500 Users - Perpetual License
      11. 2,000 Users - Perpetual License
      12. 10,000 Users - Perpetual License
      13. 10,001+ Users - Perpetual License
      14. 500 Users - Annually
      15. 1,000 Users - Annually
      16. 2,000 Users - Annually
      17. 3,000 Users - Annually
      18. 4,000 Users - Annually
      19. 5,000 Users - Annually
      20. 10,000 Users - Annually
      21. 15,000 Users - Annually
      22. 20,000 Users - Annually
      23. 25,000 Users - Annually
      24. 30,000 Users - Annually
      25. 35,000 Users - Annually
      26. 40,000 Users - Annually
      27. 40,001+ Users - Annually

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      ActiveDocs

      No answers on this topic

      Atlassian

      I am confident that Atlassian can come with additional and innovative macros and functions to add value to Confluence. In 6 months, Atlassian transformed a good collaborative tools into a more comprehensive system that can help manage projects and processes, as well as "talk" with other Atlassian products like Jira. We are in fact learning more about Jira to evaluate a possible fit to complement our tool box.
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      Usability

      ActiveDocs

      Very good usability overall. Any user can pick this up and run with it. HotDocs, the closest competitor, has similar end-user usability, but from a designer of templates perspective, ActiveDocs definitely has the edge in this regard. I would recommend this for any company that mass produces documents from templates as deliverables.
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      Atlassian

      Confluence can - and in my personal opinion, it will - be a bit hard to use in the first moment. Atlassian is a great company and is eager to help you with any question you have, though. The interface seems to be a bit clumsy at first but the customization options are enough to make it easier and simpler. In general, Confluence is easy to use when you understand what each section does, but this can take a while.
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      Reliability and Availability

      ActiveDocs

      No answers on this topic

      Atlassian

      I do not recall having outages or applications error so far, very reliable and available.
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      Performance

      ActiveDocs

      The software overall is very excellent. It responds quickly and produces documents well. The integration with systems makes data input easy. Questions can be designed to allow further expansion of template creation/customization. The rules section is very useful for complicated If/Than/Else style templates. Although experience and training help, the software is very user-friendly out of the box.
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      Atlassian

      Pages load very quickly, which makes it useful for quickly obtaining information. The search functionality is also very quick and is able to parse through all of the documents to provide the most relevant results for the query. Other information based software gets bogged down, but so far Atlassian Confluence maintains its performance.
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      Support Rating

      ActiveDocs

      ActiveDocs can be a considerably complex product because your use cases can be potentially endless. In our experience, when we have come across a problem or issue with the product ActiveDoc's support has always responded to our queries within 24 hours. Support is only provided via email in 95% of cases. Each year your support and maintenance includes support hours. These are used when you contact support and your issue is not found to be a bug or problem with the product (completely fair and understandable). When we've identified or discovered bugs (mainly with the latest version of Word) it is patched by the next release. They typically release about 4-5 updates per year.
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      Atlassian

      This rating is specifically for Atlassian's self-help documentation on their website. Often times, it is not robust enough to cover a complex usage of one of their features. Frequently, you can find an answer on the web, but not from Atlassian. Instead, it is usually at a power user group elsewhere on the net.
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      Implementation Rating

      ActiveDocs

      No answers on this topic

      Atlassian

      Overall, I am very satisfied with the initial implementation (and the subsequent upgrades and implementations made over the years).
      This product has never rose to the level of being an major issue at an executive level. It has quietly and valiantly done it's job for our company!
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      Alternatives Considered

      ActiveDocs

      In relation to other software that have a functionality similar to ActiveDocs, they don't even compare in relation to the interface, I didn't use all the software available on the market, but the ones I used and I can compare, ActiveDocs is without a doubt the best among them. We really likes the interface.
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      Atlassian

      I haven't use any other software that I could compare to AtlassianConfluence. The closest one would be Sharepoint, but it's a different beast. Sharepoint has more feature, but it's a lot harder to use and understand. Furthermore like many Microsoft solutions the UI is terrible and very difficult to understand sometimes. Atlassian Confluence is just plain easy to use.
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      Scalability

      ActiveDocs

      No answers on this topic

      Atlassian

      This tool is very adaptable. So much so we use it for three completely separate projects, in three very different ways.
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      Return on Investment

      ActiveDocs

      • ActiveDocs allows us to create, edit and validate any type of content quickly and with no coding skills.
      • Easy and quick editing.
      • Really flexible and simple to set up
      • Helped us achieve a much higher level of efficiency in our daily operations.
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      Atlassian

      • We've gone from folders and folders of Word documents and PDFs into a single system with a search feature to bring all of our data together and trackable
      • While onboarding took a bit longer for the company (to switch from a Word document centric mindset - to a web-based one), overall the company has embraced the features and power of Confluence within the working stack
      • However, as costs continue to climb for the Atlassian product, we are forced to continue our evaluation of the product - with replacing it a remote possibility if it begins to outprice its usefulness to us.
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