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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.5

    Confluence

    75%

    Knova

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Task Management

    7.7
    77%
    83 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    7.9
    79%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    7.2
    72%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    8.0
    80%
    55 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    6.8
    68%
    80 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Search

    7.9
    79%
    103 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    7.3
    73%
    82 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Communication

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%

    Knova

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Chat

    6.4
    64%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications

    8.5
    85%
    103 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Discussions

    8.0
    80%
    97 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Surveys

    7.0
    70%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal knowledgebase

    9.4
    94%
    97 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with GoToMeeting

    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

    9.3
    93%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Outlook

    9.6
    96%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%

    Knova

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Versioning

    8.6
    86%
    89 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video files

    7.6
    76%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    8.1
    81%
    60 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    8.4
    84%
    100 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    8.9
    89%
    98 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Advanced security features

    8.6
    86%
    74 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Google Drive

    8.0
    80%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    8.2
    82%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Atlassian Confluence is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Knova Knowledge Management is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    122 Ratings
    3.0

    Knova

    30%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.8

    Confluence

    98%
    19 Ratings
    10.0

    Knova

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    12 Ratings

    Knova

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.0

    Confluence

    90%
    5 Ratings

    Knova

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    9 Ratings

    Knova

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.1

    Confluence

    61%
    45 Ratings

    Knova

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.5

    Confluence

    85%
    6 Ratings

    Knova

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    6.0

    Confluence

    60%
    1 Rating

    Knova

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Knova

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Knova

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    1 Rating

    Knova

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    1 Rating

    Knova

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Atlassian

    It has a comment option on the page, where you can tag other teammates tagging them. it sends the mail notification. Comment at the page end is pretty good for referring to other stakeholders and future references of the topic on the page. Creating the highlights of the discussions, and meeting held points with highlighted tagging. Easy shortcuts such as to add a date just type "//". The interface is cool and has easy shortcuts for quick page making.
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    Avolin

    We expereienced an upgrade by Aptean in March 2014 and it actually created issues with our interfaces to Word and well as performance issues. As of November, we have most of the performance issues resolved, however our interface with Word is still not working. It takes alot of upfront work to convert with Word and with the upgrade that was affected. Authors are still frustrated with many issues in the formatting and editing of existing data. A vital tool to update the product home pages has not been available except for sporadic late night periods since the upgrade in March. Overall, many authors are not happy with this knowledge management tool
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    Pros

    Atlassian

    • 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
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    Avolin

    • Aptean offers simple access to Knowledge Management for our Clients, Customer Support teams as well as internal support teams. Allows our knowledge management team the ability to provide consistent and up-to-date processes and troubleshooting tips for our associates as well as ADP Clients.
    • Aptean provides an easy to use user interface with tools for authors that mimic Microsoft Word (Cut, Paste, Spell Check, Bullets, Indentation etc). It also provides an easy to user user interface for our associates in accessing the Knowledge Management solutions. The Search tool is very powerful and allows the users quick access to the information they need!
    • In the more than 3 years that we have been using Consona/Aptean, we have had very little down time. This is important to our authors as well as end users in being able to access the information. Allowing the authors the ability to update the information in near real time is another key feature of keeping our information current.
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    Cons

    Atlassian

    • Navigation. Similar to other Atlassian products, users have complained that aspects of Confluence are difficult to learn right away[.]
    • An issue that users can face when using Confluence is attempting to edit a document while someone else is editing. Although users can access the document and save it, they are unable to see the changes happening in [real-time] that other users are implementing until they refresh their page. Some users have also noted that this can result in loss of edits.
    • Another drawback of using Confluence is its specific organizational structure. All information is stored within one page or project, although the page is able to be broken up into sections, some users do not prefer this style. Users can use the ‘page tree’ on each page to organize the different elements of each project.
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    Avolin

    • We have experienced some slowness with importing pictures into our Aptean application. While they do eventually complete, it is very timeconsuming when several images are needed. Definitely tries our patience, or consider not including them at all!
    • Some of the formatting issues transfering our information from Word to Aptean are still challenging and require too much manual intervention than necessary.
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    Pricing Details

    Confluence

    Starting Price

    $10 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Confluence editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Free0.001
    Standard5.002
    Premium10.003
    EnterpriseContact Sales4
    Server10.005
    Server2700.006
    Server5300.007
    Server10,200.008
    Server19,800.009
    Server30,000.0010
    Server45,000.0011
    Server90,000.0012
    Server150,000.0013
    Data Center15,000.0014
    Data Center30,000.0015
    Data Center52,000.0016
    Data Center79,200.0017
    Data Center105,600.0018
    Data Center132,000.0019
    Data Center143,000.0020
    Data Center154,000.0021
    Data Center165,000.0022
    Data Center176,000.0023
    Data Center187,000.0024
    Data Center198,000.0025
    Data Center209,000.0026
    Data Center220,000.0027

    Footnotes

    1. Free for 10 Users
    2. Per User Per Month
    3. Per User Per Month
    4. none
    5. 10 Users - Perpetual License
    6. 25 Users - Perpetual License
    7. 50 Users - Perpetual License
    8. 100 Users - Perpetual License
    9. 250 Users - Perpetual License
    10. 500 Users - Perpetual License
    11. 2,000 Users - Perpetual License
    12. 10,000 Users - Perpetual License
    13. 10,001+ Users - Perpetual License
    14. 500 Users - Annually
    15. 1,000 Users - Annually
    16. 2,000 Users - Annually
    17. 3,000 Users - Annually
    18. 4,000 Users - Annually
    19. 5,000 Users - Annually
    20. 10,000 Users - Annually
    21. 15,000 Users - Annually
    22. 20,000 Users - Annually
    23. 25,000 Users - Annually
    24. 30,000 Users - Annually
    25. 35,000 Users - Annually
    26. 40,000 Users - Annually
    27. 40,001+ Users - Annually

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Knova

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Knova editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Atlassian

      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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      Avolin

      Many business units are using the Aptean product for knowledge management and a change now would be too crucial to the processes that the associates are becoming familiar with using. We have spent a lot of time promoting our Aptean Knowledge Management tool and interfaced it with our call tracking system.
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      Usability

      Atlassian

      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.
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      Avolin

      No answers on this topic

      Reliability and Availability

      Atlassian

      I do not recall having outages or applications error so far, very reliable and available.
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      Avolin

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      Atlassian

      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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      Avolin

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Atlassian

      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.
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      Avolin

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Atlassian

      Overall, I am very satisfied with the initial implementation (and the subsequent upgrades and implementations made over the years).
      This product has never rose to the level of being an major issue at an executive level. It has quietly and valiantly done it's job for our company!
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      Avolin

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Atlassian

      I haven't use any other software that I could compare to AtlassianConfluence. The closest one would be Sharepoint, but it's a different beast. Sharepoint has more feature, but it's a lot harder to use and understand. Furthermore like many Microsoft solutions the UI is terrible and very difficult to understand sometimes. Atlassian Confluence is just plain easy to use.
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      Avolin

      No answers on this topic

      Scalability

      Atlassian

      This tool is very adaptable. So much so we use it for three completely separate projects, in three very different ways.
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      Avolin

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Atlassian

      • We've gone from folders and folders of Word documents and PDFs into a single system with a search feature to bring all of our data together and trackable
      • While onboarding took a bit longer for the company (to switch from a Word document centric mindset - to a web-based one), overall the company has embraced the features and power of Confluence within the working stack
      • However, as costs continue to climb for the Atlassian product, we are forced to continue our evaluation of the product - with replacing it a remote possibility if it begins to outprice its usefulness to us.
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      Avolin

      • Increased Employee Effciency adding ability to look up processes and troubleshooting tips is invaluable.
      • Ability to share information with our Client Facing interface, which results in better customer service. Encouraging ADP associates and clients to become more self sufficient is what we're all about!
      • Ability to keep the information current with the effciency of the product.
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