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Score 8.1 out of 101

IT Glue

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Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence

Confluence is very good in situations where you need to share with the customer what are your instructions and procedures to resolve a specific problem. When asked, you only need to send him the knowledge-base article as a proof of work. We also use it to share this kind of information with the overseas team, as we are in a country and some of our coworkers live in another country far away.
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IT Glue

IT Glue is well suited to any size managed service provider that requires a secure central knowledge base. IT Glue also integrates well with N-Central to automatically populate the configurations tab with all the relevant Workstation, Printer, and Server information making client on-boarding a breeze.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Confluence
7.5
IT Glue
Task Management
Confluence
7.8
IT Glue
Gantt Charts
Confluence
7.6
IT Glue
Scheduling
Confluence
7.0
IT Glue
Workflow Automation
Confluence
7.6
IT Glue
Mobile Access
Confluence
7.5
IT Glue
Search
Confluence
7.5
IT Glue
Visual planning tools
Confluence
7.7
IT Glue

Communication

Confluence
7.9
IT Glue
Chat
Confluence
6.4
IT Glue
Notifications
Confluence
8.4
IT Glue
Discussions
Confluence
8.3
IT Glue
Surveys
Confluence
7.0
IT Glue
Internal knowledgebase
Confluence
8.9
IT Glue
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Confluence
6.0
IT Glue
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Confluence
8.8
IT Glue
Integrates with Outlook
Confluence
9.3
IT Glue

File Sharing & Management

Confluence
8.2
IT Glue
Versioning
Confluence
9.0
IT Glue
Video files
Confluence
7.5
IT Glue
Audio files
Confluence
8.2
IT Glue
Document collaboration
Confluence
8.6
IT Glue
Access control
Confluence
8.6
IT Glue
Advanced security features
Confluence
8.5
IT Glue
Integrates with Google Drive
Confluence
7.3
IT Glue
Device sync
Confluence
8.0
IT Glue

Pros

Confluence

  • Collaboration. Confluence allows our entire organization to collaborate together. Instead of storing files and documents in folders, Confluence stores the files including versions, allows comments and context to be added, assigns permissions, and tracks workflows all in one place.
  • Organization. Confluence is great at keeping everything organized. Assuming you set up your structure properly, it is easy to find your place in Confluence. Furthermore, the search engine allows you to search the entire instance for information.
  • Notification. Confluence sends email notifications when you are referenced by someone else, assigned a duty, or any change is made to a page or group that you are subscribed to.
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IT Glue

  • Linking related items together to form a big picture view of a network and all of its moving pieces.
  • Integration with our PSA and RMM to provide alerts by creating tickets for things that are expiring like domains, certificates, warranties, and documentation.
  • The ability to track our users' engagement with the tool to encourage a culture of documentation and standardization.
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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.
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IT Glue

  • So far we have enjoyed the functionality of ITG with one exception:
  • The search feature is severely lacking. We have thousands of articles in this knowledge base but the search window is about 1" wide and only shows the first few words of each article. Within our system, those first few words are often the same "SYSTEMS: How-To...". If we are searching for a system, we will have no alternative but to manually try to find this document by browsing through folders within ITG.
  • Unfortunately ITG has not responded to a flurry of enhancement requests around this feature, that go back quite a while.
  • The functionality that would make this a killer app for us would be a dedicated search page that displayed results like a Google search page.
  • Ability to export all client documentation if the client moves to another provider.
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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.
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IT Glue

No score
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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.
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IT Glue

IT Glue 8.7
Based on 6 answers
Easy to train and use. Everything is in the same place. Multi factor authentication and access from anywhere make secure and convenient. Can do my job with out it. It also has a free read and paid write option for the client. We up sell this option making it a money maker as well.
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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.
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IT Glue

IT Glue 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Other than a few access outages, ITGlue is always up and available to us. Their ability to export Playbook, that contain our customers data, and securely send those over to them is amazing and are produced pretty fast. We have IT Glue linked with several other services and software and we have not found that it slows anything down.
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Support

Confluence

Confluence 8.5
Based on 18 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.
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IT Glue

IT Glue 8.3
Based on 3 answers
I haven't had much experience with IT Glue support, but whenever I have had to contact them, they have been quick to respond and have provided solutions for any problems we have come across. They have been a big help in keeping our documentation accessible for our growing client base.
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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.
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IT Glue

We chose IT Glue particularly because it's tailored to IT documentation. As a managed IT service provider, it's perfectly in line with what we were looking for. The flexibility and tagging in particular were the kind of features we were looking for. Confluence is very good, and can be used for a number of things, not just IT documentation, but IT Glue shines for that.
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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.
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IT Glue

  • This has made us more productive as far as finding reliable data to manage our customers.
  • Its ease of use has allowed us to make passwords and configuration more secure.
  • The ability to gain access to data from anywhere has saved time and removed the need to constantly remote in to the office for information.
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Pricing Details

Confluence

General

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

Confluence Editions & Modules

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IT Glue

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$495

IT Glue Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$191
Select$291
Enterprise$391
  1. per user
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