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Confluence

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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 6.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence

I think [Atlassian] Confluence is an amazing option for larger companies however for a smaller team of less than 20 it might not be the best choice. It definitely helps our team stay connected while working remotely and we're able to stay on top of projects with ease.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational DOORS

It is quite powerful and robust as a tool for all of our requirements. It is also compatible with HP ALM, our formal test management tool so that we are able to export comprehensive trace matrices for reporting purposes. However, it is a clunky, difficult, and extremely slow tool that is not well adapted to agile software development.
Kathy Ding | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Confluence
7.7
IBM Rational DOORS
Task Management
Confluence
7.9
IBM Rational DOORS
Gantt Charts
Confluence
7.9
IBM Rational DOORS
Scheduling
Confluence
7.2
IBM Rational DOORS
Workflow Automation
Confluence
7.9
IBM Rational DOORS
Mobile Access
Confluence
7.2
IBM Rational DOORS
Search
Confluence
7.8
IBM Rational DOORS
Visual planning tools
Confluence
7.8
IBM Rational DOORS

Communication

Confluence
8.0
IBM Rational DOORS
Chat
Confluence
6.4
IBM Rational DOORS
Notifications
Confluence
8.8
IBM Rational DOORS
Discussions
Confluence
8.0
IBM Rational DOORS
Surveys
Confluence
7.0
IBM Rational DOORS
Internal knowledgebase
Confluence
8.9
IBM Rational DOORS
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Confluence
6.0
IBM Rational DOORS
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Confluence
9.3
IBM Rational DOORS
Integrates with Outlook
Confluence
9.6
IBM Rational DOORS

File Sharing & Management

Confluence
8.1
IBM Rational DOORS
Versioning
Confluence
8.7
IBM Rational DOORS
Video files
Confluence
7.6
IBM Rational DOORS
Audio files
Confluence
7.7
IBM Rational DOORS
Document collaboration
Confluence
8.6
IBM Rational DOORS
Access control
Confluence
8.7
IBM Rational DOORS
Advanced security features
Confluence
8.2
IBM Rational DOORS
Integrates with Google Drive
Confluence
7.8
IBM Rational DOORS
Device sync
Confluence
7.4
IBM Rational DOORS

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

IBM Rational DOORS

  • Parent to child requirement traceability
  • Auto tracking of all changes made to an object
  • Ability to create a toolkit to generate documents straight from DOORS
  • Linking between DOORS modules using DXL
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Confluence

  • Over the past 6 years the feature set has not significantly expanded
  • Integrations with 3rd party apps (DropBox, Google Drive, Slack) is either through 3rd party plugins or rudimentary at best
  • Frequent interface upgrades and complicated permissions settings makes getting new employees up to speed fiddly in some cases
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational DOORS

  • The program can seem overwhelming because it is very complex. Maybe a beginner, intermediate and advanced mode?
  • The software has some dependencies on other software that make it easy to break at times.
  • Setting up the software was a nightmare. It has too many components, and once the connection between them is set you cannot make changes easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence

Confluence 9.5
Based on 18 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

IBM Rational DOORS

IBM Rational DOORS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
At the moment we are required by contract to continue to use the IBM DOORS software for our current client. Given that it can be expensive, if we were to use it after our current client's needs were met, we would have to secure other projects in order to justify the continued use of the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Confluence

Confluence 8.5
Based on 11 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

IBM Rational DOORS

IBM Rational DOORS 3.0
Based on 2 answers
The UI is terrible and not intuitive. Users need training in order to complete tasks. Much like SAP, it's not the clearest tool. The tracing feature is especially complicated because you must write the scripts yourself. There is a learning curve. Also, even the setup, installation, and logging in each time takes a considerable amount of time.
Kathy Ding | 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

IBM Rational DOORS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Confluence

Confluence 8.8
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

IBM Rational DOORS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Confluence

Confluence 8.3
Based on 44 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

IBM Rational DOORS

IBM Rational DOORS 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Internal to our company we have several experts who have extended DOORS functionality to include some great features. And these folks are well regarded by IBM as DOORS experts in the industry.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Confluence

Confluence 8.0
Based on 5 answers
Take a bit more time to explain the purpose of Confluence and show demos prior to actual use and content additions.
Normand Whitehead | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational DOORS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Confluence

[Atlassian] Confluence is backed by direct, and superior support from Atlassian versus their vendors. For end users, [Atlassian] Confluence provides way more options for layout and content, while also being simpler and easier to use. Most other tools also require a higher level of interaction with IT or global administrators. With confluence, both content creators and consumers can draft an consume content with a much smoother, more intuitive experience.
Jeff Tillett | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational DOORS

Requisite Pro (and Rational Requirements Composer, it's successor) is more simple and focused on requirements. Is like a part of DOORS and can be suitable to smaller projects. IT people on the other hand prefer agile tools like JIRA. Of course if the project is big enough, DOORS is a good option to consider.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | 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

IBM Rational DOORS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Confluence

  • Confluence has increased cross-departmental visibility into content, activities, and projects
  • Confluence has also increased collaboration across teams
  • The lack of a workflow has created a wild west environment where stakeholders are confused of where to create and find various types of content
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational DOORS

  • If you can setup DOORS to your project, you will experience lower costs.
  • Also, less rework in the project, which means lower times to achieve your milestones.
  • Finally, the cost of setting up a related project is considerably lower, and the estimates obtained in the process are much more precise.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Confluence

General

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

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
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Rational DOORS

General

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

IBM Rational DOORS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence
8.4
IBM Rational DOORS
5.6

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence
9.5
IBM Rational DOORS
8.0

Usability

Confluence
8.5
IBM Rational DOORS
3.0

Reliability and Availability

Confluence
9.0
IBM Rational DOORS

Performance

Confluence
8.8
IBM Rational DOORS

Support Rating

Confluence
8.3
IBM Rational DOORS
5.5

Implementation Rating

Confluence
8.0
IBM Rational DOORS

Scalability

Confluence
8.0
IBM Rational DOORS

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