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Confluence

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Google Drive

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Google Drive ranks higher in 1 feature set: File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.5

Confluence

75%

Google Drive

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

7.4
74%
81 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Communication

8.0

Confluence

80%

Google Drive

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

8.3

Confluence

83%
8.7

Google Drive

87%
Google Drive ranks higher in 5/9 features

Versioning

8.6
86%
88 Ratings
8.5
85%
176 Ratings

Video files

7.7
77%
65 Ratings
8.4
84%
166 Ratings

Audio files

8.0
80%
59 Ratings
8.7
87%
161 Ratings

Document collaboration

8.5
85%
99 Ratings
9.3
93%
194 Ratings

Access control

8.8
88%
97 Ratings
8.7
87%
191 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
8.5
85%
182 Ratings

File search

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
195 Ratings

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Confluence

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

Google Drive

87%
Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

User and role management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
178 Ratings

File organization

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
189 Ratings

Device management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
101 Ratings

Cloud Storage Platform

Confluence

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

Google Drive

87%
Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

Performance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
188 Ratings

Reliability

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
190 Ratings

Storage Reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
89 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Atlassian Confluence is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Implementation Rating
  • Google Drive is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Performance, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Confluence

83%
121 Ratings
8.9

Google Drive

89%
197 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Confluence

97%
19 Ratings
9.9

Google Drive

99%
5 Ratings

Usability

8.3

Confluence

83%
12 Ratings
6.8

Google Drive

68%
38 Ratings

Availability

9.0

Confluence

90%
5 Ratings

Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Confluence

80%
9 Ratings
9.4

Google Drive

94%
14 Ratings

Support Rating

6.5

Confluence

65%
45 Ratings
6.9

Google Drive

69%
83 Ratings

In-Person Training

Confluence

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Google Drive

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

8.4

Confluence

84%
6 Ratings
8.0

Google Drive

80%
9 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Confluence

80%
2 Ratings

Google Drive

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

Google Drive

Drive works wonders as a cloud storage tool for simple to medium complex projects. It allows any digital operation to grow remote and adds remote capabilities to collaborating on digital projects. For a small-medium operation, is an affordable option only bested by a NAS or any other kind of physical on-site storage solution. UI/UX is easy to understand and there's a very short learning curve to it. For bigger or multi-format operations where complex software files are to be used, I'd advise exploring more specific options.
Juan Miguel Rojas | 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

Google Drive

  • Any user with access can store a file using different platforms like Android, IOS, Windows, or Ubuntu (Desktop version)
  • You can share files with any number of different users with different access rights or you can even keep it public by providing the access link and assign different rights for public access
  • You can open Excel/Word files using google software Sheets/Docs in the browser environment without having to install software like Microsoft Office etc on your Windows OS
Humayun Farooqi | 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

Google Drive

  • Having a little bit more control and clarity over what is shared and how it is shared would be a useful improvement.
  • Could be more robust and flexible as far as assigning restrictions.
  • Google Sheets could be enhanced because Excel really is not there yet as a product with equal capabilities as there are still quite a few limitations to the functionality.
Anonymous | 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

Google Drive

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per month

Google Drive Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$6.001
Business$12.001
EnterpriseContact Vendor for Quote1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.

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

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.9
Based on 5 answers
For its compatibility, easiness, quick responses, user interface, storage capacity, files management and file listings. These are some of the reasons for giving higher ratings and Google Drive has become an integral part of my professional life. We use this software on daily basis and most of the time saving lot of time.
Sumant Luhar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Google Drive

Google Drive 6.8
Based on 38 answers
It is the company's primary cloud storage facility. It overcomes communication issues, serves as an information wall, and stores sensitive data for several accounts managed by admin users. It has a wide range of applications: mechanics use it to store installation guidelines, offices use it to store sensitive data, and salespeople use it to store client personal information.
Dewan Ahmed | 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

Google Drive

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

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.4
Based on 14 answers
The documents load fairly quickly and also update in real time, especially given the fact that multiple people can be using it at once. The "Offline" feature works great to allow the user to make edits and access the document without access to the internet, and then sync changes later once they're back.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Confluence

Confluence 6.5
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

Google Drive

Google Drive 6.9
Based on 83 answers
I cannot really speak to the overall support for Google Drive since I've never had to call on support from the team at Google. That said, I'm sure any problems that come up would be easy to solve by talking to the team or even just looking up the answer on Google search.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Confluence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The effective google workspace using training that my organization received and was conducted by me (as a team lead of the ICT team) was mind-blowing and as a result, our staff is performing well in terms of using the application for their daily jobs than before. Now, in my institution, all teachers and all the administrative personnel are very much interested in cloud storage facilities, in previous my institution was afraid of losing all important documents in the cloud storage. But, after having received the training they are now realized that if anyone has only one google account then he or she can use 15GB of cloud storage freely and they are now happy because now it is not necessary for anyone to carry the traditional pen drive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.0
Based on 9 answers
It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
Elizabeth Sullivan-Hasson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Google Drive

Google Drive was the 1st Product that I evaluated of its kind about 15 years ago. I used it then and I still use it. You do not require anything else. It is flexible, easy to use, and accessible. It also gives you a very decent space of 15 GB free of charge. Who needs anything else?
Anonymous | 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

Google Drive

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

Google Drive

  • It is best to use if your university has partnered with Google. Unlimited Cloud Storage plus simplicity is evert student's dream!
  • It would be good, though, if Google would partner with other companies to be able to support/run other file types.
  • It is not pricey for all it's worth!
Nicolas Van Levi Buenviaje | TrustRadius Reviewer

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