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Feature Set Ratings

  • Bolste ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Project Management, Communication, File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.5

Confluence

75%
8.8

Bolste

88%
Bolste ranks higher in 6/7 features

Task Management

7.6
76%
84 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Gantt Charts

7.9
79%
12 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Scheduling

7.2
72%
21 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Workflow Automation

7.9
79%
56 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Mobile Access

6.8
68%
81 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Search

7.8
78%
104 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Visual planning tools

7.5
75%
83 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Communication

8.0

Confluence

80%
8.7

Bolste

87%
Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 5/8 features

Chat

6.4
64%
15 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Notifications

8.4
84%
104 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Discussions

7.9
79%
98 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Surveys

7.0
70%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

9.3
93%
98 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Integrates with GoToMeeting

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

9.3
93%
7 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Integrates with Outlook

9.6
96%
10 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

File Sharing & Management

8.3

Confluence

83%
8.9

Bolste

89%
Bolste ranks higher in 6/8 features

Versioning

8.5
85%
90 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Video files

7.6
76%
67 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Audio files

7.8
78%
61 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Document collaboration

8.5
85%
101 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Access control

8.9
89%
99 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Advanced security features

8.7
87%
75 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Integrates with Google Drive

8.0
80%
48 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Device sync

8.0
80%
47 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Bolste is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Confluence

83%
123 Ratings
9.1

Bolste

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Confluence

97%
19 Ratings

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.3

Confluence

83%
12 Ratings

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.0

Confluence

90%
5 Ratings

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Confluence

80%
9 Ratings

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.2

Confluence

62%
45 Ratings

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.4

Confluence

84%
6 Ratings

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

6.0

Confluence

60%
1 Rating

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.0

Confluence

80%
4 Ratings

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Confluence

80%
2 Ratings

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.0

Confluence

80%
1 Rating

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

8.0

Confluence

80%
1 Rating

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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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Bolste

Bolste is best suited for companies that rely on team work and e-mail communication within/between departments
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Pros

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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  • Keeps everybody on the same page.
  • Easy to access/use.
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Cons

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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Bolste

  • There is only 7GB of storage in the Plus Pack.
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Pricing 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

Bolste

Starting Price

$0 per user

Editions & Modules

Bolste editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Basic01
Pro9.992

Footnotes

  1. per user
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Bolste offers three (3) packages that meet the exact needs of any user. BASIC is a free version perfect for an army of one or for small group to try out the solution. PRO is a more robust version perfect for larger teams and SMB organizations. CORPORATE is a full-scale version perfect for enterprise solutions.

Likelihood to Renew

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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Bolste

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Usability

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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Bolste

No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Atlassian

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

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Performance

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

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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Bolste

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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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Bolste

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Alternatives Considered

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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Bolste

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Scalability

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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Bolste

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Return on Investment

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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Bolste

No answers on this topic

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