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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.6

    Confluence

    76%

    Microsoft Access

    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%

    Microsoft Access

    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%

    Microsoft Access

    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

    Attribute Ratings

    • Atlassian Confluence is rated higher in 2 areas: Availability, Product Scalability
    • Microsoft Access is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Atlassian Confluence and Microsoft Access are tied in 1 area: Ease of integration

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    122 Ratings
    8.5

    Microsoft Access

    85%
    100 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.8

    Confluence

    98%
    19 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Access

    100%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    12 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Access

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Availability

    9.0

    Confluence

    90%
    5 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft Access

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    9 Ratings

    Microsoft Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.0

    Confluence

    60%
    45 Ratings
    6.4

    Microsoft Access

    64%
    10 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.5

    Confluence

    85%
    6 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Access

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Configurability

    6.0

    Confluence

    60%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    4 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft Access

    80%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    2 Ratings
    5.0

    Microsoft Access

    50%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Access

    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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    Microsoft

    Microsoft Access is a productive platform to build a low cost relational database using its drag and drop features. So it can be used by organizations to build databases for marketing campaign measurements when they have low budgets and can't hire an expensive data architect. It helps build entity relationships which enable designing of advanced search queries, These SQL like queries provide actionable campaign insights to help improve engagement rates and conversions.
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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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    Microsoft

    • Very easy to create entity-relationship diagrams for various tables and designing mock layouts.
    • Really easy to navigate as it hold[s] the classic Microsoft UI. Another good thing is that it comes with the complete MS Office Suite.
    • It is really fast when joining multiple tables no matter what type of join.
    • Works on pretty much same SQL scripts so no need to learn a new language!
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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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    Microsoft

    • Microsoft Access has not really changed at all for several years. It might be nice to see some upgrades and changes.
    • The help info is often not helpful. Need more tutorials for Microsoft Access to show how to do specific things.
    • Be careful naming objects such as tables, forms, etc. Names that are too long can get cut off in dialog boxes to choose a table, form, report, etc. So, I wish they would have resizable dialog boxes to allow you to see objects with long names.
    • I wish it could show me objects that are not in use in the database for current queries, tables, reports, forms, and macros. That way unused objects can be deleted without worrying about losing a report or query because you deleted the underlying object.
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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

    Microsoft Access

    Starting Price

    $13,999 per PC

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft Access editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Microsoft Access139.991

    Footnotes

    1. per PC

    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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    Microsoft

    I and the rest of my team will renew our Microsoft Access in the future because we use and maintain many different applications and databases created using Microsoft Access so we will need to maintain them in the future. Additionally, it is a standard at our place of work so it is at $0 cost to us to use. Another reason for renewing Microsoft Access is that we just don' t have the resources needed to extend into a network of users so we need to remain a single-desktop application at this time.
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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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    Microsoft

    Microsoft Access is easy to use. It is compatible with spreadsheets. It is a very good data management tool. There is scope to save a large amount of data in one place. For using this database, one does not need much training, can be shared among multiple users. This database has to sort and filtering features which seem to be very useful.
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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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    Microsoft

    I don't think the program has ever failed me. It is one of those programs where there is always a solution if you know where to look.
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    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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    Microsoft

    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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    Microsoft

    While I have never contacted Microsoft directly for product support, for some reason there's a real prejudice against MS Access among most IT support professionals. They are usually discouraging when it comes to using MS Access. Most of this is due to their lack of understanding of MS Access and how it can improve one's productivity. If Microsoft invested more resources towards enhancing and promoting the use of MS Access then maybe things would be different.
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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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    Microsoft

    there is no key idea, since it is easy to implement Microsoft Access
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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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    Microsoft

    Excel is a fantastic - robust application that can do so much so easily. Its easy to train and understand. However - excel does not provide a reporting function and that is typically where we will suggest a move to [Microsoft] Access. [Microsoft] Access requires a little more knowledge of data manipulation.
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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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    Microsoft

    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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    Microsoft

    • Our ROI has not increased as much since using Microsoft Access to mobilize and manage the company's databases, but if you take into account the entire Microsoft office 365 suite, the overall gains have been great.
    • The ROI increase for our small development company, taking into account the use of the entire suite including Microsoft Access, is up to 700% of the annual upfront payment.
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