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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence

Atlassian Confluence is extremely well suited for capturing knowledge and sharing it with your organization. Whether that takes the form of blog posts, technical documentation, or project status reports, Confluence can handle it all. Anytime that written documentation with detail would be valuable to your organization, Atlassian Confluence is THE tool to use.The only time I'd say that it is less suited for use is as a substitute for a face-to-face conversation. Sometimes people will use Atlassian Confluence as a communications vehicle when an in-person dialog would be much more expedient. Of course, you could always capture the output of that conversation as a Confluence page!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational RequisitePro

If you are familiar with IBM Rational Suite products, RequisitePro will add up due to the synergy between other components. Beyond that, if your business is not structured to an adequate development methodology or lacks the degree of maturity or necessary resources, probably RequisitePro does not add much value. If you work with developers in the requirements analysis, they probably prefer to use an SVN repository.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Confluence
7.9
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Task Management
Confluence
8.6
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Gantt Charts
Confluence
7.9
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Scheduling
Confluence
7.2
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Workflow Automation
Confluence
7.7
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Mobile Access
Confluence
8.0
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Search
Confluence
7.9
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Visual planning tools
Confluence
7.9
IBM Rational RequisitePro

Communication

Confluence
8.0
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Chat
Confluence
6.4
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Notifications
Confluence
8.8
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Discussions
Confluence
8.2
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Surveys
Confluence
7.0
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Internal knowledgebase
Confluence
8.8
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Confluence
6.0
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Confluence
9.3
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Integrates with Outlook
Confluence
9.6
IBM Rational RequisitePro

File Sharing & Management

Confluence
8.4
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Versioning
Confluence
8.6
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Video files
Confluence
8.0
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Audio files
Confluence
8.2
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Document collaboration
Confluence
8.8
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Access control
Confluence
9.0
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Advanced security features
Confluence
8.8
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Integrates with Google Drive
Confluence
8.0
IBM Rational RequisitePro
Device sync
Confluence
8.0
IBM Rational RequisitePro

Pros

Confluence

  • Confluence provides the ability to any employee to create content as they see fit, democratizing the content creation process
  • The parent and child relationships between pages makes organizing your content much easier.
  • If you're also using Jira as your task management software, the native integration allows you to work in both systems and share content and data between the two, seamlessly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational RequisitePro

  • Flexibility to customize the repository to meet the needs of your process and business unity
  • Compatibility with Microsoft Office tools
  • Flexible reporting capability to extract data and report in Excel
  • Ability to tie requirements and break them do to trace requirements to implementation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Confluence

  • Search. The search functionality of Confluence is not that great. When typing a search there are often dozens or hundreds of irrelevant pages and you can't see enough in the search results to know which page you are looking for so it can sometimes be hard to find information you are looking for.
  • Over-notification. If you subscribe to an active group, you will get a notification every time something changes. This means that if someone is actively updating during a meeting (taking minutes), you could receive several notification for the same set of changes.
Chris Snelling, CFA | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational RequisitePro

  • Learning curve, especially if you're not familiar with IBM Rational tools
  • Payment product
  • SVN Integration
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | 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

IBM Rational RequisitePro

IBM Rational RequisitePro 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Learning Curve is there, plus there performance can be an issue. It is best to understand where the server is located in relation to the team. Creation of new documents and mapping the requirements into ReqPro from Office can be a challenge to learn. Best to get help to do the initial document setup
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Confluence

Confluence 8.6
Based on 9 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 RequisitePro

IBM Rational RequisitePro 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Please keep in mind that this all has to do with you you customize the user interface. It becomes very easy to house all of your requirements, but it may and can make life difficult for you if you do not think ahead of how you want the app to work and house your data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Confluence

Confluence 10.0
Based on 4 answers
It is always on, always ready. It is very adaptable and reliable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational RequisitePro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Confluence

Confluence 9.8
Based on 8 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 RequisitePro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Confluence

Confluence 8.5
Based on 41 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

IBM Rational RequisitePro

IBM Rational RequisitePro 9.0
Based on 1 answer
IBM has good support and knowledge base. With the wealth of information on their site and the support desk, we were able to quickly resolve issues. It is smart to build up a COE and a group that manages the software otherwise it is quick to be able to lose the knowledge as team members are assigned different duties
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Confluence

Confluence 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Great process overall
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational RequisitePro

IBM Rational RequisitePro 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It had to be quick due to the demands of our implementation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Confluence

Atlassian Confluence is a great choice for our company when compared to the 2 other knowledge base software services we have previously used. The software is more robust and has more plug-in services, such as Jira. This has been tremendously useful for us to gain visibility into project planning vs. actual hours logged. The other software platforms did not have this functionality.
Alexandria Alvarez Gerbasi | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational RequisitePro

IBM Doors could be better at document management for a higher price. If you need more complex traceabilily, Doors is the way to go. If you need less, free and simple management, a common SVN is ok for you.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Confluence

Confluence 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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 RequisitePro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Confluence

  • Overall, I think the impact of Confluence has been positive. As a remote team, it simplifies process and communication for us.
  • Confluence streamlines group work and tasks to make it clear who is doing what they should be doing
  • Some of my employees do complain that confluence is hard to use and that they can't navigate around very well.
Holly Wallace Nielsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational RequisitePro

  • Requirements management saves overwork and minimizes risks.
  • Minimize time in the manual elaboration of documents, that translates into money
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 RequisitePro

General

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

IBM Rational RequisitePro Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence
8.5
IBM Rational RequisitePro
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence
10.0
IBM Rational RequisitePro
8.0

Usability

Confluence
8.6
IBM Rational RequisitePro
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Confluence
10.0
IBM Rational RequisitePro

Performance

Confluence
9.8
IBM Rational RequisitePro

Support Rating

Confluence
8.5
IBM Rational RequisitePro
9.0

Implementation Rating

Confluence
9.0
IBM Rational RequisitePro
8.0

Scalability

Confluence
10.0
IBM Rational RequisitePro

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