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Score 9.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.5

    Confluence

    75%

    BMC Helix CMDB

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Task Management

    7.6
    76%
    82 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    7.9
    79%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    7.2
    72%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    8.0
    80%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    6.9
    69%
    80 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Search

    7.8
    78%
    102 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    7.5
    75%
    81 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Communication

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%

    BMC Helix CMDB

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Chat

    6.4
    64%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications

    8.6
    86%
    102 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Discussions

    7.9
    79%
    96 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Surveys

    7.0
    70%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal knowledgebase

    9.3
    93%
    96 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with GoToMeeting

    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

    9.3
    93%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Outlook

    9.6
    96%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    8.2

    Confluence

    82%

    BMC Helix CMDB

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Versioning

    8.6
    86%
    88 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video files

    7.7
    77%
    65 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    8.0
    80%
    59 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    8.5
    85%
    99 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    8.8
    88%
    97 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Advanced security features

    8.5
    85%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Google Drive

    7.9
    79%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    8.0
    80%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Atlassian Confluence is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • BMC Helix Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    121 Ratings
    10.0

    BMC Helix CMDB

    100%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.7

    Confluence

    97%
    19 Ratings

    BMC Helix CMDB

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    12 Ratings
    8.0

    BMC Helix CMDB

    80%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    9.0

    Confluence

    90%
    5 Ratings

    BMC Helix CMDB

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    9 Ratings

    BMC Helix CMDB

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.6

    Confluence

    66%
    45 Ratings

    BMC Helix CMDB

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.4

    Confluence

    84%
    6 Ratings

    BMC Helix CMDB

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    2 Ratings

    BMC Helix CMDB

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Confluence

    Integrations Users can integrate applications into Confluence either through templates created by other applications or through other Atlassian products. Users also tend to integrate their Jira software with Confluence for streamlined project management. Integrating applications with Confluence can help users centralize and simplify project planning. [Enterprise-Grade] SecurityUse the popular Atlassian tool and feel comfortable uploading your files and personal information to the public. Confluence features [enterprise-grade] security across entire organizations.
    Hari kapse | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BMC Helix CMDB

    Lets you run more effective CABs with accurate configuration and dependency data. Understand the impact of change on other assets applications and services. Detecting potential underlying issues [when multiple] changes are made. Provides very adaptable and highly reliable data quality and integrity engines configured through rules [to] ensure normalization, data source prioritization, and deduplication.
    Malik Austin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Confluence

    • 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
    Binoy Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BMC Helix CMDB

    • Incredible with cloud migration of servers.
    • Efficient with getting audit reports on systems.
    • Terrific with compliance management.
    • Fabulous with optimization of business operations.
    usamah momin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Confluence

    • Some of the components can be a little clunky to use and configure on pages.
    • I've run into a few issues where edited pages refuse to publish and work is either lost or time wasted copying and pasting to a new document that will publish.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BMC Helix CMDB

    • The best IT services management that helps to increase overall service management does deliver business value.
    • Great change manager.
    • Service desk agent.
    Lucas Michael | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Confluence

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $10 per month

    Confluence Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Server10.001
    Server2700.002
    Server5300.003
    Server10,200.004
    Server19,800.005
    Server30,000.006
    Server45,000.007
    Server90,000.008
    Server150,000.009
    Data Center15,000.0010
    Data Center30,000.0011
    Data Center52,000.0012
    Data Center79,200.0013
    Data Center105,600.0014
    Data Center132,000.0015
    Data Center143,000.0016
    Data Center154,000.0017
    Data Center165,000.0018
    Data Center176,000.0019
    Data Center187,000.0020
    Data Center198,000.0021
    Data Center209,000.0022
    Data Center220,000.0023
    1. 10 Users - Perpetual License
    2. 25 Users - Perpetual License
    3. 50 Users - Perpetual License
    4. 100 Users - Perpetual License
    5. 250 Users - Perpetual License
    6. 500 Users - Perpetual License
    7. 2,000 Users - Perpetual License
    8. 10,000 Users - Perpetual License
    9. 10,001+ Users - Perpetual License
    10. 500 Users - Annually
    11. 1,000 Users - Annually
    12. 2,000 Users - Annually
    13. 3,000 Users - Annually
    14. 4,000 Users - Annually
    15. 5,000 Users - Annually
    16. 10,000 Users - Annually
    17. 15,000 Users - Annually
    18. 20,000 Users - Annually
    19. 25,000 Users - Annually
    20. 30,000 Users - Annually
    21. 35,000 Users - Annually
    22. 40,000 Users - Annually
    23. 40,001+ Users - Annually
    SaaS Edition
    Free0.001
    Standard5.002
    Premium10.002
    EnterpriseContact Sales
    1. Free for 10 Users
    2. Per User Per Month
    3. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    BMC Helix CMDB

    General

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

    Starting Price

    BMC Helix CMDB Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Confluence

    Confluence 9.7
    Based on 19 answers
    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.
    Charles Thomasset, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BMC Helix CMDB

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Confluence

    Confluence 8.3
    Based on 12 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BMC Helix CMDB

    BMC Helix CMDB 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Once you have an understanding of the many use cases that this software can meet, you will be able to tightly integrate this into a ticketing system which increases the ROI of the product tremendously.
    Shayne Froelich | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Confluence

    Confluence 9.0
    Based on 5 answers
    I do not recall having outages or applications error so far, very reliable and available.
    Normand Whitehead | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BMC Helix CMDB

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Confluence

    Confluence 8.0
    Based on 9 answers
    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.
    Kaleb-John Loo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BMC Helix CMDB

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Confluence

    Confluence 6.6
    Based on 45 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BMC Helix CMDB

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Confluence

    Confluence 8.4
    Based on 6 answers
    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!
    Bill Kratzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BMC Helix CMDB

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Confluence

    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.
    Benoît Desroches | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BMC Helix CMDB

    I didn't even know there was competion with BMC Atrium CMDB. I have been in the tech industry for sixteen plus years and I have never seen another product accomplish the task that BMC Atrium CMDB performs on a daily basis. Also BMC Atrium CMDB has been around longer than anyother product which means it has been tested over time.
    Richard Etienne | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Confluence

    Confluence 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    This tool is very adaptable. So much so we use it for three completely separate projects, in three very different ways.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BMC Helix CMDB

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Confluence

    • 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.
    Brandon Patton | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BMC Helix CMDB

    • Moving towards a fully chargeback model would help non-IT departments help curb their spend. However, a company needs to be fully mature in order to do this. Without an iron tight process, the CMDB will be quickly filled with garbage. It'll require experienced asset admins to continuously monitor the system.
    Gordon Yeh | TrustRadius Reviewer

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