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Top Rated
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Score 8.1 out of 100
10 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Project Management, Communication, File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.5

Confluence

75%
7.3

Micro Focus Vibe

73%
Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 4/7 features

Task Management

7.7
77%
83 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Gantt Charts

7.9
79%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Scheduling

7.2
72%
21 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Workflow Automation

8.0
80%
55 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Mobile Access

6.8
68%
80 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Search

7.9
79%
103 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Visual planning tools

7.3
73%
82 Ratings
5.7
57%
2 Ratings

Communication

8.0

Confluence

80%
6.7

Micro Focus Vibe

67%
Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 8/8 features

Chat

6.4
64%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications

8.5
85%
103 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Discussions

8.0
80%
97 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Surveys

7.0
70%
15 Ratings
6.7
67%
2 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

9.4
94%
97 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 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%
7.3

Micro Focus Vibe

73%
Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 7/8 features

Versioning

8.6
86%
89 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Video files

7.6
76%
66 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Audio files

8.1
81%
60 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Document collaboration

8.4
84%
100 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Access control

8.9
89%
98 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Advanced security features

8.6
86%
74 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

8.0
80%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Device sync

8.2
82%
46 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Atlassian Confluence is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Implementation Rating
  • Micro Focus Vibe is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Confluence

83%
122 Ratings
9.0

Micro Focus Vibe

90%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.8

Confluence

98%
19 Ratings
9.9

Micro Focus Vibe

99%
5 Ratings

Usability

8.3

Confluence

83%
12 Ratings
5.0

Micro Focus Vibe

50%
1 Rating

Availability

9.0

Confluence

90%
5 Ratings

Micro Focus Vibe

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Confluence

80%
9 Ratings

Micro Focus Vibe

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.0

Confluence

60%
45 Ratings

Micro Focus Vibe

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.5

Confluence

85%
6 Ratings
7.1

Micro Focus Vibe

71%
4 Ratings

Configurability

6.0

Confluence

60%
1 Rating

Micro Focus Vibe

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.0

Confluence

80%
4 Ratings

Micro Focus Vibe

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Confluence

80%
2 Ratings

Micro Focus Vibe

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.0

Confluence

80%
1 Rating

Micro Focus Vibe

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

8.0

Confluence

80%
1 Rating

Micro Focus Vibe

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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Micro Focus

Feature of granting the right to
users/groups for specific entries (role-based), access of it through Single
Sign On internally, and for remote users through multiple platforms like
Mobile/PC/Tablet is really helpful in this pandemic or work from anywhere culture
and it helped us in achieving our business outcome, some features are missing
like the ease of document printing, of workflow instant update access.
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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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Micro Focus

  • RSS Feeds: As a project manager (at the time and still am in a sense) being updated as information is posted helped me to stay on top of progress as it happened. The feeds also allows me to foresee problems before they happened, coming in like Super Woman to save the day...kidding (or am I?).
  • Customizable workspaces: While we've got our video project workflows down to a science, our website projects are a different monster. Because we offer customized websites, each client's needs are different from the next. Vibe's Workspaces reflects this - not only for our projects, but for the users as well. Everyone has a different way of organizing their thoughts and with Vibe no one has to fall in line with cookie cutter layouts...or at least they can start out with one and develop it into their own.
  • My god MOBILE DEVICE Support: I know many many many project collaboration tools have migrated to the mobile device platform - but I found that a lot of times, features are limited. I'm always on a go and can't always access my Surface for a brief look at what's going on. But when you fall in love with a platform, it makes it all the better that it is usable outside the confines of my desktop box.
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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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Micro Focus

  • Having build lot of websites over the years this is one of the most user unfriendly systems I [have] run across. The learning curve is very steep and a lot of stuff is not findable on the internet.
  • The Java used under water has some quirks that makes working with the interface almost undoable. If you make a tree and you change something in that tree it is completely reset to the top level every time so the workflow is broken constantly.
  • There is no copy option in the tool which is strange as 80% of the things you build is the same or similar with minor adjustments like a different color code. Like the previous remark this makes the workflow constantly interrupted.
  • The learning curve for a regular user is also a little too steep. They can do too much and it goes beyond the daily things they need to do with it. To configure Novell Vibe so that the user is protected from doing or seeing too much is a lot of work which means you will have to hire an FTE to manage Novell Vibe alone.
  • Because the end product depends on the use of jsp pages a lot it requires you to hire a specialist with a big salary-tag to build it for you. once it is up and running changes will be very dependant on the guy you hired to build it!
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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

Micro Focus Vibe

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Micro Focus Vibe 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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    Micro Focus

    We would never go back to a spreadsheet to manage our inventory! Since Vibe is essentially free for us there's no reason not to continue using it. We plan on rolling out more processes in other departments for the coming year. The biggest obstacle is change. People don't want to change doing things they have been doing for years. If the workflow saves time people will embrace it.
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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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    Micro Focus

    At this moment it still looks you need to do a lot to be able to use it and to be honest that time should be used for work not for configuring a communication tool for the business. Yes I understand that it takes time to learn something to use in the organisation , but with this tool I see the help desk having to answer a lot of questions on how to use it or once someone has done something how to undo 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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    Micro Focus

    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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    Micro Focus

    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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    Micro Focus

    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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    Micro Focus

    The implementation was good, it is the follow up that we need to do ourselves that takes time and effort.
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    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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    Micro Focus

    We are a mixed shop (Microsoft and Novell). We had the entire Novell suite and realized Novell Vibe was included. After meeting with Novell and learning what Vibe had to offer for collaboration and application integration, and since we wouldn't incur have any additional costs, we decided to try it before looking at other solutions. We are happy with our decision.
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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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    Micro Focus

    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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    Micro Focus

    • It has improved communication. Before often people who needed to know certain things weren't getting the information, now it is delivered automatically.
    • Made forms more efficient.
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