What users are saying about
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
1434 Ratings
18 Ratings

Confluence

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
1434 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.2 out of 100
18 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence

Integrations Users can integrate applications into Confluence either through templates created by other applications or through other Atlassian products. Users also tend to integrate their Jira software with Confluence for streamlined project management. Integrating applications with Confluence can help users centralize and simplify project planning. [Enterprise-Grade] SecurityUse the popular Atlassian tool and feel comfortable uploading your files and personal information to the public. Confluence features [enterprise-grade] security across entire organizations.
Hari kapse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mattermost

Mattermost is a fantastic alternative to Slack and Microsoft Teams in terms of cost-effectiveness, simplicity of maintenance, and control over your business data. We chose Mattermost because our company's structure is cost-prohibitive for Slack and Microsoft Teams. Mattermost allows us the user control we need to attach external guest users to specific projects, as well as the security of knowing exactly where our business data is stored. A self-managed installation of Mattermost may not be as effective when applied to large, rapidly scaling teams as that may require more IT support than available - however they do provide a paid, managed option.
Jonathan Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Confluence
7.5
Mattermost
8.9
Task Management
Confluence
7.7
Mattermost
8.7
Gantt Charts
Confluence
7.9
Mattermost
9.0
Scheduling
Confluence
7.2
Mattermost
9.0
Workflow Automation
Confluence
8.0
Mattermost
8.4
Mobile Access
Confluence
6.9
Mattermost
9.2
Search
Confluence
7.7
Mattermost
9.4
Visual planning tools
Confluence
7.5
Mattermost
9.0

Communication

Confluence
8.0
Mattermost
9.1
Chat
Confluence
6.4
Mattermost
9.8
Notifications
Confluence
8.6
Mattermost
8.6
Discussions
Confluence
7.9
Mattermost
9.5
Surveys
Confluence
7.0
Mattermost
7.9
Internal knowledgebase
Confluence
9.3
Mattermost
9.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Confluence
6.0
Mattermost
9.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Confluence
9.3
Mattermost
8.9
Integrates with Outlook
Confluence
9.6
Mattermost
10.0

File Sharing & Management

Confluence
8.3
Mattermost
8.5
Versioning
Confluence
8.6
Mattermost
9.1
Video files
Confluence
7.7
Mattermost
8.1
Audio files
Confluence
8.0
Mattermost
8.8
Document collaboration
Confluence
8.6
Mattermost
8.5
Access control
Confluence
8.8
Mattermost
9.0
Advanced security features
Confluence
8.6
Mattermost
9.0
Integrates with Google Drive
Confluence
7.9
Mattermost
8.0
Device sync
Confluence
8.0
Mattermost
7.3

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

Mattermost

  • I found this the smoothest app with advanced features that helps to express all feelings and knowledge properly. Its various tools and automation programs increase the collaboration with my clients.
  • I use Mattermost to interact with my team members and clients without any disturbance and interference.
  • It has an authentic search function that creates filtering automatically and provides amazing services.
Alex Charles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Confluence

  • Some of the components can be a little clunky to use and configure on pages.
  • I've run into a few issues where edited pages refuse to publish and work is either lost or time wasted copying and pasting to a new document that will publish.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mattermost

  • Audio/Video capability, implementation could be better (such as what current competitors have)
  • Customization could be better, with more options, such as theme, layout, and notifications
  • Some users have trouble with distinguishing between Teams and Channels, and are unsure of hierarchy or how to organize.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Mattermost

Mattermost 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Ryne Fiebig | 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

Mattermost

Mattermost 5.2
Based on 4 answers
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.
María Lucía Santagata | 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

Mattermost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Confluence

Confluence 8.1
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

Mattermost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Confluence

Confluence 7.1
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

Mattermost

Mattermost 7.5
Based on 15 answers
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.
Angela Goldsmith, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Confluence

Confluence 8.3
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

Mattermost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Mattermost

Mattermost was in a class of its own when compared to a host of Microsoft solutions and ownCloud. MS products are always encumbered with ongoing licensing and maintenance costs, plus the cost of people to maintain the servers those run on. Mattermost runs on a cloud VM and is basically self-healing for the most part. ownCloud was almost a success, but never quite achieved that, and then ownCloud's licensing and custom development got in the way.
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

Mattermost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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
Anonymous | 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

Mattermost

General

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

Starting Price

$3.25 Per User Per Month

Mattermost Editions & Modules

Edition
Cloud Professional$10.001
Enterprise E10$3.251
Enterprise E20$8.501
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence
8.5
Mattermost
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence
9.7
Mattermost
10.0

Usability

Confluence
8.3
Mattermost
5.2

Reliability and Availability

Confluence
9.0
Mattermost

Performance

Confluence
8.1
Mattermost

Support Rating

Confluence
7.1
Mattermost
7.5

Implementation Rating

Confluence
8.3
Mattermost

Scalability

Confluence
8.0
Mattermost

Add comparison