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Confluence

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M‑Files

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.5

    Confluence

    75%

    M‑Files

    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

    7.8
    78%
    103 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    7.4
    74%
    82 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Communication

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%

    M‑Files

    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

    8.6
    86%
    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

    9.3
    93%
    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%

    M‑Files

    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

    7.7
    77%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    8.0
    80%
    60 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    8.5
    85%
    100 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    8.8
    88%
    98 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Advanced security features

    8.6
    86%
    74 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Google Drive

    7.9
    79%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    8.1
    81%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Atlassian Confluence is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • M‑Files is rated higher in 3 areas: Availability, Performance, Product Scalability
    • Atlassian Confluence and M‑Files are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    122 Ratings
    8.3

    M‑Files

    83%
    66 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.7

    Confluence

    97%
    19 Ratings
    1.5

    M‑Files

    15%
    11 Ratings

    Usability

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    12 Ratings
    5.5

    M‑Files

    55%
    8 Ratings

    Availability

    9.0

    Confluence

    90%
    5 Ratings
    9.1

    M‑Files

    91%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    9 Ratings
    9.1

    M‑Files

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.4

    Confluence

    64%
    45 Ratings
    1.7

    M‑Files

    17%
    12 Ratings

    Online Training

    Confluence

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    M‑Files

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.4

    Confluence

    84%
    6 Ratings
    6.4

    M‑Files

    64%
    9 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    M‑Files

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Confluence

    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.
    Abhishek Nandi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    M‑Files

    M‑Files is great for companies with multiple locations. Drive letters can become cumbersome to use and collaborate with colleagues and M‑Files fills that gap. The check out/check in system is great and allows only one editor at a time. This can be good and bad depending on the situation.
    Gary Downs | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    M‑Files

    • Reliable: Our M-Files system has only gone down one time (for a very short period of time) at the beginning of the two years that we have been with M-Files. Our previous vendor's system had so many downtimes that our IT Department had to assign an associate to work with me for sending out notifications to associates etc. With our last vendor, one day I came to work and only 60 of the 260 consent for surgery forms were available to our end users although they were visible to me as the Administrator but weren't showing up for the end-users!
    • Our M-Files system was created for us. It was created by working with developers to only have on our system what we required, and I must say, there were so many extra features that M-Files offered in our program that weren't available with our previous vendor. As mentioned previously, we can have two policies or forms visible to the end-user so one can be listed as "draft" or "training only" so our end users can read and use for training as we get ready to roll out a new medical record system. I can also preload policies and leave them in the working stage until they are approved and go back and publish them the day they are approved. The list goes on with so many great features.
    • Our end users would say the greatest asset of this product is the search function. It's amazing how fast it is. There are many ways to search out a form or policy which makes it a true asset for our associates.
    Penny Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Confluence

    • 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.
    Hari kapse | TrustRadius Reviewer

    M‑Files

    • If you are new to Electronic Document Management, this can be a really difficult product to roll out. Since it is infinitely versatile, there are infinite ways to configure it wrong. I highly recommend the M-Files admin training offered by M-Files as it will set you in the right direction.
    • Many options are paid add-ons. So while you are not paying for what you don't need, many great features will come at a cost.
    • If you don't have a technical person on staff, this will be tricky to maintain. Not impossible. If your processes do not change, once setup it will be fine.
    Jason von Innerebner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Confluence

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $10 per month

    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
    3. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    M‑Files

    General

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

    Starting Price

    M‑Files Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Confluence

    Confluence 9.7
    Based on 19 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

    M‑Files

    M‑Files 1.5
    Based on 11 answers
    Because M-Files became a important tool inside the company. It supports very well the way that a document should be handle. The idea of using metadata instead of the physical file is too much better than handle folders and files. It has capabilities to create new features that can automate the daily basis usage of users, improving performance.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Confluence

    Confluence 8.3
    Based on 12 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

    M‑Files

    M‑Files 5.5
    Based on 8 answers
    It is a powerful system that can locate content fast and effectively. The system takes quite some time to setup initially. It can be hard for M-Files support to know how businesses operate and how they want to use the system in a way that works for them. The customization makes it great for companies to cater to their own needs. Once the system is set up in a way that makes sense for the business, the user experience is positive. There is room for improvement in the notifications, workflow, and support areas.
    Anonymous | 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

    M‑Files

    M‑Files 9.1
    Based on 6 answers
    always there.
    Tim Goetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Confluence

    Confluence 8.0
    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

    M‑Files

    M‑Files 9.1
    Based on 4 answers
    I noticed some lagging with the integration with Microsoft Office but not so much that I would not use it. It has gotten better with updates. to be fair the issues were when Office 2013 first came out.
    Tim Goetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Confluence

    Confluence 6.4
    Based on 45 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

    M‑Files

    M‑Files 1.7
    Based on 12 answers
    Usually when I need help from them I got support and it was very good and focused to solve my problem. I didn't have so many problems, but when used it worked. I just would like to have a support in my native language, but I can understand that sometimes is hard for the companies.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Confluence

    No answers on this topic

    M‑Files

    We had online conference call training with a recording to use later as needed
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Confluence

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    M‑Files

    M‑Files 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    They answer all questions and record your training for later use.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Confluence

    Confluence 8.4
    Based on 6 answers
    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!
    Bill Kratzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    M‑Files

    M‑Files 6.4
    Based on 9 answers
    The key insight is that the most important thing is to have a open mind. The application is easy to use, but if you have a company with different views and it is not aligned could be a huge problem. So the company transformation is required together with the application. Ensure to use as much as possible the capabilities of the application helps to have best ROI.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Confluence

    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.
    Benoît Desroches | TrustRadius Reviewer

    M‑Files

    The customization ability seemed to be a level above and easy to navigate and available options are constantly being reinvented. We have used OnBase for years and now desire to move away from this option for a number of reasons.
    Sarah M.C. von Innerebner | 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

    M‑Files

    M‑Files 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    do so much more than we need but has all the stuff we do need.
    Tim Goetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Confluence

    • 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.
    Brandon Patton | TrustRadius Reviewer

    M‑Files

    • M-Files allows us to track important milestones and expiration dates. We are now able to easily track revisions to contracts with community partners and record comments and history in one place.
    • We are able to track all contracts that come through our District and to create monthly reports to present to our Board.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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