Atlassian Confluence vs. Mattermost

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Confluence
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Confluence is a collaboration and content sharing platform used primarily by customers who are already using Atlassian's Jira project tracking product. The product appeals particularly to IT users.
$10
per month
Mattermost
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Mattermost from the company of the same name in Palo Alto is a messaging, collaboration and communication platform providing high security and compliance for the businesses that need it.
$0
per month per user
Pricing
Atlassian ConfluenceMattermost
Editions & Modules
Free
$0
Free for 10 Users
Standard
$5
Per User Per Month
Premium
$10
Per User Per Month
Server
$10
10 Users - Perpetual License
Server
$2,700
25 Users - Perpetual License
Server
$5,300
50 Users - Perpetual License
Server
10,200.00
100 Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
15,000.00
500 Users - Annually
Server
19,800.00
250 Users - Perpetual License
Server
30,000.00
500 Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
30,000.00
1,000 Users - Annually
Server
45,000.00
2,000 Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
52,000.00
2,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
79,200.00
3,000 Users - Annually
Server
90,000.00
10,000 Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
105,600.00
4,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
132,000.00
5,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
143,000.00
10,000 Users - Annually
Server
150,000.00
10,001+ Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
154,000.00
15,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
165,000.00
20,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
176,000.00
25,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
187,000.00
30,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
198,000.00
35,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
209,000.00
40,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
220,000.00
40,001+ Users - Annually
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Starter
$0
per month per user
Professional
$10
per month per user
Enterprise
Contact Us
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConfluenceMattermost
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Community Pulse
Atlassian ConfluenceMattermost
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Atlassian ConfluenceMattermost
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Confluence
7.5
107 Ratings
Mattermost
8.7
32 Ratings
Task Management7.785 Ratings8.221 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.912 Ratings8.414 Ratings
Scheduling7.221 Ratings8.514 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.956 Ratings8.715 Ratings
Mobile Access6.781 Ratings9.331 Ratings
Search8.0105 Ratings9.230 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.484 Ratings8.616 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Confluence
8.0
107 Ratings
Mattermost
8.4
34 Ratings
Chat6.415 Ratings9.634 Ratings
Notifications8.4105 Ratings8.734 Ratings
Discussions8.199 Ratings9.432 Ratings
Surveys7.015 Ratings8.219 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase9.299 Ratings8.319 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting6.03 Ratings7.311 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts9.37 Ratings8.117 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook9.610 Ratings7.811 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Confluence
8.2
107 Ratings
Mattermost
8.4
34 Ratings
Versioning8.191 Ratings8.317 Ratings
Video files7.668 Ratings8.427 Ratings
Audio files8.062 Ratings8.527 Ratings
Document collaboration8.5102 Ratings8.524 Ratings
Access control8.8100 Ratings8.328 Ratings
Advanced security features8.276 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive8.148 Ratings8.616 Ratings
Device sync7.948 Ratings8.520 Ratings
User Ratings
Atlassian ConfluenceMattermost
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(124 ratings)
9.2
(35 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(19 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(12 ratings)
5.0
(4 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.9
(45 ratings)
7.2
(15 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.6
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(4 ratings)
9.2
(17 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Atlassian ConfluenceMattermost
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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Mattermost
Overall, Mattermost is a great option for teams looking for an enterprise-grade solution. It's easy to set up and use, has plenty of integrations, and offers advanced security features. While it may not be the right choice for everyone, there are certainly some compelling reasons why you might want to give this project management tool a try.
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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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Mattermost
  • We collaborate as a team with great efficiency and ease, we solve any problem or need together through the Mattermost chat.
  • Communication is made regardless of the distance where my colleagues are, it is very fast and does not slow down the progress of our work.
  • We can create many channels and be more efficient, we enhance the internal productivity of each department.
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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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Mattermost
  • Some of the features in paid plans could be free, however, they have much offered in free plan (self-hosted)
  • The Desktop App we use on windows has some bugs, like when Mattermost is down and comes back up, the app needs restart
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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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Mattermost
Mattermost works perfectly within our company as a way to communicate seamlessly. I have had no issues with the product and continue to use it often while on and off site. The mobile app allows me to continue to communicate with my team even when I don't have my laptop with me.
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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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Mattermost
It's an extremely easy to use software, and I would recommend it to every company that is growing. I think they could improve their notification system, as it gets a little spammy sometimes and important notifications get lost. Also needs to improve the number of private chats that you are allowed to create.
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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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Mattermost
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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Mattermost
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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Mattermost
We have not had to contact support for Mattermost ever. All that we have needed has been available in the documentation or website. One of our DevOps team members set it up in a couple of hours. The whole team was using Mattermost that same day. No support needed.
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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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Mattermost
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Atlassian
We used to use Google Drive to store all of our documentation, but it is disconnected from our every day working environment and it was easy to lose documents and become disorganized within the broad drive environment. [Atlassian] Confluence has kept us more organized and its tight coupling with Jira has made documents more accessible and more likely to be kept up to date.
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Mattermost
Before Mattermost, we used Stride first, and then Slack as our communication platform. Stride got discontinued so it is not comparable, but Slack got very costly for us, with basically the same features as Mattermost - a matter of fact, the "reply" feature is surprisingly non-existent on Slack (you can reply by opening a different thread, but that is hard to follow in most cases), and not only exists in Mattermost but very straightforward. We have considered using Discord too, but then chose Mattermost for its open-source nature, and the possibility of running our very own self-hosted servers, with total control.
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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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Mattermost
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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Mattermost
  • It has reduced ticket quantity by a vast percentage, which has reduced costs due to less call being placed to the help desk
  • It has reduced email flow as well, which requires less management by Mail Administrators
  • It has made software developers within the organization very happy, as most of them are now ambassadors for Mattermost
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