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Confluence

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.5

    Confluence

    75%

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    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

    7.8
    78%
    103 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    7.4
    74%
    82 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Communication

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    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

    8.6
    86%
    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

    9.3
    93%
    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 BI (MSBI)

    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

    7.7
    77%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    8.0
    80%
    60 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    8.4
    84%
    100 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    8.8
    88%
    98 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Advanced security features

    8.6
    86%
    74 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Google Drive

    7.9
    79%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    8.1
    81%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Confluence

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    82%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    44 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    51 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    49 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Confluence

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    83%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    46 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    51 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    41 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    51 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Confluence

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    83%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    46 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    46 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    42 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    45 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    26 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Confluence

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    82%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    49 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    46 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    44 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Confluence

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    85%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    48 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    45 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    48 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    30 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Confluence

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    84%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    38 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    29 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    38 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Confluence

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    81%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    21 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    21 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    20 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    19 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    20 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    16 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Atlassian Confluence is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Performance
    • Microsoft BI (MSBI) is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Availability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    122 Ratings
    8.9

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    89%
    75 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.7

    Confluence

    97%
    19 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    80%
    25 Ratings

    Usability

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    12 Ratings
    8.7

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    87%
    14 Ratings

    Availability

    9.0

    Confluence

    90%
    5 Ratings
    9.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    95%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    9 Ratings
    7.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.3

    Confluence

    63%
    45 Ratings
    8.8

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    88%
    21 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Confluence

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    69%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    Confluence

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    85%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.4

    Confluence

    84%
    6 Ratings
    9.6

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    96%
    14 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Confluence

    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.
    Abhishek Nandi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    The Microsoft BI suite of tools, which comprises tools from the SQL Server suite, provides end-to-end features and functionality for businesses of any size. Users who need dashboards and reports fast will benefit from this tool. It’s simple to connect to databases, cloud storage systems, and CSV files of any type. This makes the dashboards suitable for a more rapid presentation workflow because we can easily incorporate them into PowerPoint presentations. Enterprise and standard editions are both available for some tools.
    Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    • The layout of Power BI is very intuitive. Someone that is familiar with Excel and working with Charts and Graphs in that environment will find the learning curve a rather short one to start using Power BI.
    • I like the way Power BI fits an assortment of users and how the functionality that you engage is replicated in Excel, that being Power Query and Power Pivot. So what you learn in one tool can be readily applied towards the other which allows you to more effectively apply your training.
    • I appreciate how Microsoft is working to develop tools that go a long ways to empowering the end user. Prior to Power BI I would have had to consult with a "BI" professional to develop a dashboard. With Power BI I don't have to consult with anyone, I can work to put together the dash board I want and using a tool set that is really robust and allows me to engage an enormous amount of data. It's provides a great deal of flexibility and the types of data I can connect to.
    • Updates...Microsoft is working diligently to keep Power BI current with monthly updates. They do a really good job of listening to the end user, if there is functionality not currently present just give them a month or so.
    • Just to be clear, even though it's easy to get going right out of the gate with Power BI it provides plenty of opportunities to create some really sophisticated reporting solutions. With DAX in Power Pivot and M language in Power Query, you are provided with plenty of head room to do some really amazing things in Power BI.
    • Training...there are resources across the web for learning and growing your skills and Power BI. And what's even better is the majority of those resources are free.
    • Data engagement, when presenting the data to the end user Power BI goes a long way to allowing that end user to engage the data and begin to identify root cause by simply interacting with the graph/chart/data set. It allows for really fluid engagement. Prior to Power BI so many times during the presentation of data we often times ended the engagement with that data with more questions than what were answered. With Power BI, more often than not, the end user is able to get answers to the questions by simply clicking on the data in the graph/chart/dataset to see the details. This tool really does have the capacity to make you look like a rock star.
    Jason Leidig | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Confluence

    • 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.
    Hari kapse | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    • The race to perfect gathering of Non-Traditional datasets is on-going; with Microsoft arguably not the leader of the pack in this category.
    • Licensing options for PowerBI visualizations may be a factor. I.e. if you need to implement B2C PowerBI visualizations, the cost is considerably high especially for startups.
    • Some clients are still resistant putting their data on the cloud, which restricts lots of functionality to Power BI.
    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

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $999 per user/per month

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Power BI Pro9.991
    Power BI Premium$4,9952
    1. per user/per month
    2. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    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

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.0
    Based on 25 answers
    Microsoft BI is fundamental to our suite of BI applications. That being said, Northcraft Analytics is focused on delighting our customers, so if the underlying factors of our decision change, we would choose to re-write our BI applications on a different stack. Luckily, mathematics are the fundamental IP of our technology... and is portable across all BI platforms for the foreseeable future.
    Lee Cullom | 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

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.7
    Based on 14 answers
    The Microsoft BI tools have great usability for both developers and end users alike. For developers familiar with Visual Studio, there is little learning curve. For those not, the single Visual Studio IDE means not having to learn separate tools for each component. For end-users, the web interface for SSRS is simple to navigate with intuitive controls. For ad-hoc analysis, Excel can connect directly to SSAS and provide a pivot table like experience which is familiar to many users. For database development, there is beginning to be some confusion, as there are now three tool choices (VS, SSMS, Azure Data Studio) for developers. I would like to see Azure Data Studio become the superset of SSMS and eventually supplant it.
    Anonymous | 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

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.5
    Based on 4 answers
    The product has been reliable.
    Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Confluence

    Confluence 8.0
    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

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 7.0
    Based on 4 answers
    SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) can drag at times. We created two report servers and placed them under an F5 load balancer. This configuration has worked well. We have seen sluggish performance at times due to the Windows Firewall.
    Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Confluence

    Confluence 6.3
    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

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.8
    Based on 21 answers
    While support from Microsoft isn't necessarily always best of breed, you're also not paying the price for premium support that you would on other platforms. The strength of the stack is in the ecosystem that surrounds it. In contrast to other products, there are hundreds, even thousands of bloggers that post daily as well as vibrant user communities that surround the tool. I've had much better luck finding help with SQL Server related issues than I have with any other product, but that help doesn't always come directly from Microsoft.
    Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Confluence

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 6.9
    Based on 3 answers
    This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
    Stephanie Grice | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Confluence

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.5
    Based on 2 answers
    I have used on-line training from Microsoft and from Pragmatic Works. I would recommend Pragmatic Works as the best way to get up to speed quickly, and then use the Microsoft on-line training to deep dive into specific features that you need to get depth with.
    Sean Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Confluence

    Confluence 8.4
    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

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.6
    Based on 14 answers
    We are a consulting firm and as such our best resources are always billing on client projects. Our internal implementation has weaknesses, but that's true for any company like ours. My rating is based on the product's ease of implementation.
    Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    We have used the built in ConnectWise Manager reports and custom reports. The reports provide static data. PowerBI shows us live data we can drill down into and easily adjust parameters. It's much more useful than a static PDF report.
    Bradley Geppert | 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

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    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

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    • As a SaaS provider we see being able to provide self-service BI to our client users as a competitive advantage. In fact the MSSQL enabled BI is a contributing factor to many winning RFPs we have done for prospective client organisations.
    • However MSSQL BI requires extensive knowledge and skills to design and develop data warehouses & data models as a foundation to support business analysts and users to interrogate data effectively and efficiently. Often times we find having strong in-house MSSQL expertise is a bless.
    Haibo Yang | TrustRadius Reviewer

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