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Confluence

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Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence

Confluence works well in a system where a lot of people are collaborating. It keeps everything organized and is located in one easy to access location. It is ideal for working on projects together. Especially projects that require information sharing. Compared to email communication, Confluence holds the information from all users. This is compared to using traditional file folders and email, whereby there are access issues and not all information is shared or searchable.
Chris Snelling, CFA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

Google Drive is perfect for team projects and as a cloud if you want to access your files from any computer or device. You do have to make sure to sign in to your account to access if the device you're on doesn't have the app downloaded to it. I wouldn't suggest using Google Drive if you're not on one of your main devices (i.e. on a public computer).
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Confluence
7.6
Google Drive
Task Management
Confluence
8.0
Google Drive
Gantt Charts
Confluence
7.8
Google Drive
Scheduling
Confluence
7.0
Google Drive
Workflow Automation
Confluence
7.6
Google Drive
Mobile Access
Confluence
7.6
Google Drive
Search
Confluence
7.6
Google Drive
Visual planning tools
Confluence
7.8
Google Drive

Communication

Confluence
8.0
Google Drive
Chat
Confluence
6.4
Google Drive
Notifications
Confluence
8.6
Google Drive
Discussions
Confluence
8.3
Google Drive
Surveys
Confluence
7.0
Google Drive
Internal knowledgebase
Confluence
9.0
Google Drive
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Confluence
6.0
Google Drive
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Confluence
9.1
Google Drive
Integrates with Outlook
Confluence
9.5
Google Drive

File Sharing & Management

Confluence
8.4
Google Drive
8.9
Versioning
Confluence
9.1
Google Drive
8.8
Video files
Confluence
7.8
Google Drive
8.3
Audio files
Confluence
8.4
Google Drive
8.6
Document collaboration
Confluence
8.8
Google Drive
9.6
Access control
Confluence
8.8
Google Drive
8.9
Advanced security features
Confluence
8.7
Google Drive
Integrates with Google Drive
Confluence
7.5
Google Drive
Device sync
Confluence
8.1
Google Drive
9.4
File search
Confluence
Google Drive
8.9

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Confluence
Google Drive
8.7
User and role management
Confluence
Google Drive
8.8
File organization
Confluence
Google Drive
8.8
Device management
Confluence
Google Drive
8.6

Cloud Storage Platform

Confluence
Google Drive
9.1
Performance
Confluence
Google Drive
9.3
Reliability
Confluence
Google Drive
9.3
Storage Reports
Confluence
Google Drive
8.6

Pros

Confluence

  • Organizing content so that people can find what they are looking for.
  • Putting restrictions on certain pages so that it can be seen/edited by appropriate employees
  • Letting people collaborate on documents simultaneously
  • notifying when a page has been updated
  • combining content with tasks so that things get done
Holly Wallace Nielsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • Google Drive allows you to upload files in different types of formats
  • This software offers a large storage space and its developers work continuously in order to expand it even more
  • I can access my information from any platform (smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer)
Roberto Farfan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Confluence

  • Atlassian is not intuitive for the user. Several of our staff who have not received training on the platform find that it is not user-friendly.
  • Posting on Atlassian can also take more time than expected due to the plethora of options available.
  • Atlassian Confluence does not always look the same in different internet browsers. In talking with a co-worker, he told me it works best on Chrome. My computer has IE and Chrome, so I have to be sure I am using Chrome when I log into Confluence.
Alexandria Alvarez Gerbasi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • There is a big problem when you share a document within a group of people and that is that anyone who have accces to the document can erase without any warning to the other members of the group, this can be very dangerous if you have problems in your teamwork and someone wants to sabotage the job.
  • Google Drive unlike gmail and another apps has no opportunity to use without internet connection, that means that you do not have the opportunity to work or consult a document if your internet connection it is down or it is unstable.
  • Google Drive only offers a limited number of free gygabytes of storage, if you manage big files like music or videos you can have some trouble because if you do not want to pay for the premium version, you have to constantly erase your files every time you need to put new ones on the app.
Cesar A Siso L | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence

Confluence 10.0
Based on 15 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 9.5
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 8.4
Based on 9 answers
It's overall pretty straightforward and intuitive. You get a simple editing window that presents a live view of your formatted document, plus a toolbar for formatting options. If you're familiar with any word processing program (Google Docs, Word, etc) you should be able to master Confluence without much (if any) difficulty.
Sean Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.5
Based on 30 answers
While I might feel like the phone is too small to use to create content, they have done a great job in creating a UI / UX that doesn't prohibit you from creating that content on your phone. On a full blown desktop they have done a great job in creating a suite of office tools that can compete with Microsofts' Office suite. While saying that I do think it's fair to point out that Excel will still knock the socks off of a Google Sheet, due to the fact that it's running in a browser.
Jacob Carlisle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Confluence

Confluence 9.7
Based on 4 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 9.6
Based on 7 answers
Its surprising features always amaze me and make me use Google Drive. There is one [benefit] that is more of a neat feature than a benefit, but it’s still worth mentioning. Google Drive’s image recognition technology can easily recognize the content of my pictures. For instance, if I have visited a famous landmark on a recent vacation and upload my photo in front of it, the picture comes up when one searches for that landmark using Google Drive’s search.
Mayur Shewale | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Confluence

Confluence 8.5
Based on 20 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.
Brian Scholer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.6
Based on 71 answers
Their documentation is good and simple, but I found it rather short for some functions. That said, it's compensated by the vast technical documentation of Google Apps Scripts, that make it clear and easy to learn their scripting capabilities.I've never had to contact technical support.
Jose F. Gomez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Confluence

Confluence 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.0
Based on 6 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

For our needs, Confluence absolutely blew both SharePoint and Google Docs out of the water. We were able to get more granular security than with SharePoint while maintaining the collaborative tool sets found in both SharePoint and Google Docs. Additionally, the integration into tools we already had in place, rather than needing to jerry-rig a solution that would "work", was a critical deciding factor.
Brian Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

Having the ability to create, edit, and collaborate in a real time environment is hands down what set Google Drive above all the competitors for my business. I have stored files in Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, Copy, and even MediaFire. Once I was set on Google Drive, I increased my storage plan and migrated all files into one source and it has been so efficient!
James McQuillin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Confluence

  • At a previous company, Confluence made creation and resolution of support tickets across a large and distributed organization very manageable. This was a major positive impact in that it allowed efficient management of many different customer deployments in a responsive manner.
  • At my current company, Confluence would have had a negative impact do to the slowness of the product, adding a significant overhead for our small team to get things done.
David McCann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • I would definitely say Google drive has been crucial for many of the businesses I’ve been a part of. There’s no other collaboration system that works quite as well or is as easy to learn and use as Google drive. Plus, it helps that Google is an empire when it comes to platforms such as this; it makes syncing a breeze.
Sierra Freeman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Confluence

General

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

Google Drive

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence
8.3
Google Drive
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence
10.0
Google Drive
9.5

Usability

Confluence
8.4
Google Drive
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Confluence
10.0
Google Drive

Performance

Confluence
9.7
Google Drive
9.6

Support Rating

Confluence
8.5
Google Drive
8.6

Implementation Rating

Confluence
9.0
Google Drive
8.0

Scalability

Confluence
10.0
Google Drive

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