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Score 8.1 out of 100

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Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.5

    Confluence

    75%

    Magnolia

    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%

    Magnolia

    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%

    Magnolia

    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

    Security

    Confluence

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    Magnolia

    93%
    Magnolia ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    56 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Confluence

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Magnolia

    87%
    Magnolia ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    48 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    50 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    Confluence

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Magnolia

    83%
    Magnolia ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    51 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    51 Ratings

    Admin section

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    56 Ratings

    Page templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    58 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    51 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    59 Ratings

    Form generator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    47 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    Confluence

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Magnolia

    87%
    Magnolia ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    50 Ratings

    SEO support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    52 Ratings

    Bulk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    48 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    49 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    43 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Atlassian Confluence is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Performance
    • Magnolia is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    122 Ratings
    8.9

    Magnolia

    89%
    64 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.8

    Confluence

    98%
    19 Ratings
    8.2

    Magnolia

    82%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    12 Ratings
    7.7

    Magnolia

    77%
    59 Ratings

    Availability

    9.0

    Confluence

    90%
    5 Ratings

    Magnolia

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    9 Ratings
    7.3

    Magnolia

    73%
    58 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.1

    Confluence

    61%
    45 Ratings
    9.1

    Magnolia

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    Confluence

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Magnolia

    82%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    8.5

    Confluence

    85%
    6 Ratings

    Magnolia

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    6.0

    Confluence

    60%
    1 Rating

    Magnolia

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Magnolia

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Magnolia

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    1 Rating

    Magnolia

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    1 Rating

    Magnolia

    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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    Magnolia

    Magnolia best fits with bigger companies who can afford it and also someone who needs additional hands for content compilation and management. If you are looking for something cheap and trendy, Magnolia might not be an option for you. This is the next level of efficiency, but it comes with a price.
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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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    Magnolia

    • Includes intuitive posts and content management options.
    • It provides a powerful editor that allows us to format our content with ease.
    • It is highly customizable, thanks to the thousands of plugins and themes.
    • It has a strong and very active community.
    • Includes support for multilingual websites.
    • It allows us to manage multiple sites from a single installation.
    • It makes it possible to share data and tools between our websites.
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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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    Magnolia

    • Difficult at times to upgrade versions - moving from 5.6 to 5.7 was time consuming, 5.7 to 6.2 also has been challenging but support from Magnolia has been helpful
    • To build and troubleshoot the CMS requires Java dev skills - it is a powerful CMS but one only businesses with experienced Java developers should consider Magnolia
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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

    Magnolia

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Magnolia 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

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      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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      Magnolia

      Magnolia is an innovative CMS, for example it is possible to use the ipad to manage the contents. Magnolia’s team works hard to improve the product; the community is small but active and the support for the enterprise version is good. Magnolia’s team asks the users what they think and what they need, and the new functionalities planned for Magnolia 5.3 are very exciting for example the content personalization.
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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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      Magnolia

      I haven't used other enterprise content management systems, so I don't have a lot to compare it to. However, Magnolia works well for internal users without technical expertise with some training and support. It's not the most intuitive system but works well once users are trained and become familiar with it.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Atlassian

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

      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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      Magnolia

      I find it very resourceful and powerful thanks to its many features. While it does not lag, publishing large files is not easy. The software is not complex for people who have an IT background. It is even better for people with coding experience.
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      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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      Magnolia

      You always get an answer based on your SLA. But you always get a solution. That's the successfactor in this case. To often i was frustrated about people in a company without even a clue what there product is about or how to solve a problem. Magnolia's Support Team does a very good job and try to help you in most of the cases
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      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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      Magnolia

      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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      Magnolia

      Availability of extensions, or capacity to connect with numerous solutions is an effort that Magnolia made when other software never saw it. Browser compatibility ensures that no limitations of where or who can run the software. Flexibility and ease of customization is another outstanding concept that we find from Magnolia, and minimal or lacking from other opponents.
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      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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      Magnolia

      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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      Magnolia

      • Has provided our organization with an easy-to-use CMS. Even inexperienced web page builders can create content.
      • Has allowed us to create a bilingual website that reaches a large audience while meeting language requirements.
      • Common templates have allowed us to create a cohesive website.
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