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1149 Ratings

Confluence

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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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

It could work well as a service desk ticketing system. It is great at building out and managing a specific workflow. Using the workflow Jira can be used to manage any number of development type projects. This allows you to be strict on the steps being followed in development while turning over the management of that process to the developers. That allows for fewer hands-on project management and allows for more of an Agile approach where you focus on impediments and removing roadblocks. It's also a great tool for managers to be able to see everything that is going on without reading through hundreds of emails. Additionally, managers can quickly dive into issues and see the full history of what has gone on with a particular ticket.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Confluence
7.7
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Task Management
Confluence
7.9
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Gantt Charts
Confluence
7.9
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Scheduling
Confluence
7.2
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Workflow Automation
Confluence
7.9
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Mobile Access
Confluence
7.2
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Search
Confluence
7.8
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Visual planning tools
Confluence
7.8
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Communication

Confluence
8.0
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Chat
Confluence
6.4
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Notifications
Confluence
8.8
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Discussions
Confluence
8.0
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Surveys
Confluence
7.0
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Internal knowledgebase
Confluence
8.9
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Confluence
6.0
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Confluence
9.3
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Integrates with Outlook
Confluence
9.6
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

File Sharing & Management

Confluence
8.1
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Versioning
Confluence
8.7
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Video files
Confluence
7.6
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Audio files
Confluence
7.7
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Document collaboration
Confluence
8.6
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Access control
Confluence
8.7
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Advanced security features
Confluence
8.3
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Integrates with Google Drive
Confluence
7.8
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Device sync
Confluence
7.4
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Incident and problem management

Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
9.0
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.9
Expert directory
Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
9.0
Service restoration
Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
9.5
Self-service tools
Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.4
Subscription-based notifications
Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.4
ITSM reports and dashboards
Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.7

ITSM asset management

Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
Configuration mangement
Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
Asset management dashboard
Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
Policy and contract enforcement
Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0

Change management

Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
7.7
Change requests repository
Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.2
Change calendar
Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
6.5
Service-level management
Confluence
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.5

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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

  • Highly configurable Notification Scheme, allowing free customization on who receives notifications and when
  • Ability to add extra features through the highly diverse Atlassian Marketplace.
  • Simple and highly customizable ticket interface. The Software can be almost completely branded in every aspect to represent your organization.
  • Integration with Jira Software allows support tickets to be moved into other Log Term projects as necessary.
Gary Smolyak | 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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

  • Some of the built-in functions and workflows are surprisingly limited given the fact that you can customize a lot with JQL. These limited areas do not allow you to use JQL. For instance, the built-in notifications are lacking. They have one that is great-- "notify on critical ticket creation"-- EXCEPT that it does not allow you to notify a group or anything, only individual users.
  • The ticket interface is a little odd for agents. Changing the status is not a simple drop down from unassigned to open to in progress to pending, etc. There are a couple of tabs ("investigate", "pending", "workflow") where you can change the status in different ways. Maybe I am just not used to this way of doing it, but I feel like it could be simplified.
  • It can get complicated deleting/changing some of the out-of-the-box fields and rules, because you never know what will break workflows or other automated/built-in features.
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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I give it this rating because one has to be a creator or a master of tool before he renews it.
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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk) 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I gave JIRA a score of 9 since I am happy with the service it offers. I can easily see the SLA since it gives me visibility. I can pull up the reports I need. I can reach out to our clients using the PR ticket so it is hassle-free for me.
Mhatet Ramos | 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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk) 8.4
Based on 50 answers
I have not used the technical support from Atlassian. In terms of online help and resources, they are a bit limited thus making it more of a challenge to troubleshoot issues and learn more functionality. There aren't a lot of resources available on the Atlassian site besides developer documents. It would be nice to have a blog or forum where users can get the help they need.
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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Before JIRA, I used Basecamp to track all projects. We did not have a "ticketing system", but Basecamp served to track any open issues that we needed to be worked on. This was not very effective as Basecamp is not made for this purpose. Switching over to JIRA has been a much better experience. Tickets are not lost, there is accountability across the team.
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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

  • We would not be very organized as a software company without using JIRA and it would in turn reflect negatively across the entire studio and the products that we release.
  • Almost everyone in our company uses JIRA in one way or another from developers to testers to marketing and every team in between.
  • The only time I have witnessed that JIRA has a negative effect on our objectives is if they suffer a major failure on their part and JIRA is not accessable or usable for a length of time. Thankfully in over 3 years of using JIRA this has only occurred a handful of times.
Anonymous | 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

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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

General

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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk) Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Standard$202
Premium$402
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. per agent/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence
8.4
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence
9.5
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0

Usability

Confluence
8.5
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Confluence
9.0
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Performance

Confluence
8.8
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Support Rating

Confluence
8.3
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.4

Implementation Rating

Confluence
8.0
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Scalability

Confluence
8.0
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

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