Atlassian Confluence vs. OpenText Content Suite Platform

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
OpenText Content Suite Platform
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
The OpenText Content Suite Platform oversees the lifecycle management of information across the enterprise from capture through archiving and disposition. With agile information governance to address the latest data governance and data privacy best practices, the vendor states their Content Suite reduces risk and empowers organizations to focus on using information to drive strategic growth and productivity.N/A
Pricing
Atlassian ConfluenceOpenText Content Suite Platform
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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConfluenceOpenText Content Suite Platform
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Atlassian ConfluenceOpenText Content Suite Platform
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Atlassian ConfluenceOpenText Content Suite Platform
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Confluence
7.1
109 Ratings
10% below category average
OpenText Content Suite Platform
-
Ratings
Task Management7.087 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.912 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling7.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.958 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access6.882 Ratings00 Ratings
Search6.7107 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.586 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Confluence
7.8
109 Ratings
3% below category average
OpenText Content Suite Platform
-
Ratings
Chat6.415 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications8.1107 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.9101 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys7.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase8.5101 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts9.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook9.610 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Confluence
7.9
109 Ratings
3% below category average
OpenText Content Suite Platform
-
Ratings
Versioning8.292 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files7.869 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files7.763 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration9.0104 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control8.7102 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features8.278 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive7.048 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync6.648 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Content Management
Comparison of Enterprise Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Confluence
-
Ratings
OpenText Content Suite Platform
7.7
6 Ratings
7% below category average
Content capture & imaging00 Ratings9.36 Ratings
File sync, storage & archiving00 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Document management00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Records management00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Content search & retrieval00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Enterprise content collaboration00 Ratings8.86 Ratings
Content publishing & creation00 Ratings4.35 Ratings
Security, risk management & information governance00 Ratings6.55 Ratings
Contract lifecycle management00 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Automated workflows00 Ratings7.15 Ratings
Artificial intelligence00 Ratings4.34 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings4.94 Ratings
Integration00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
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User Ratings
Atlassian ConfluenceOpenText Content Suite Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(126 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(19 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(12 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(5 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(25 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 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 ConfluenceOpenText Content Suite Platform
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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OpenText
Great for content management and records even for organizations whose staff are not much experienced in the technical backgrounds as it's easy to use and no previous knowledge on HTML is required. It is great for storing invoices and payment proofs and for organizations dealing with global clients for general use documents.
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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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OpenText
  • Document Management is being done well since it allows you to put in a corporate folder structure that applies to the business unit you currently work in.
  • Records Management works well in this organisation as it allows you to classify the document according to the file plan, as well as manage it according to the retention schedule for tat file plan.
  • The ability to collaborate on files works really well. You can share with users within your group, as well as allow other users access to the files for either read access to read/write access.
  • Access control of the folder and even individual files allows you to ensure only necessary people can have the right type of access. This is especially welcome in the government environment where document management is of utmost importance.
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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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OpenText
  • The user interface and configurability of that interface lack a lot of flexibility and modern tools.
  • There needs to be stronger and more powerful integration to electronic forms and workflow capabilities which are core to modern ECM.
  • Management of audit and content history needs to be modernized and made more dynamic and sustainable.
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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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OpenText
The staff is comfortable with it and I doubt they'd change at this point.
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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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OpenText
The interface is easy to understand and learn quickly.
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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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OpenText
I never had any issues with access internally or via VPN. But, the response via VPN, was a bit slow.
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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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OpenText
  • I used OpenText nearly every day and I never had any performance issues that I can recall. That said, it's not terribly fast either.
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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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OpenText
OpenText has an outstanding support and knowledge base. All problems which couldn't be solved by us (high complexity cases) were promptly resolved and the resolution also shared with us.
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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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OpenText
No, it's pretty easy to implement and use.
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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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OpenText
Having used OpenText Content Suite for a long time, I can say it stands the competition. It offers many versions which is unlike many products in its category. Also, while it is not affordable, I believe the cost is justified considering what a business can achieve with this software.
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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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OpenText
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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OpenText
  • With OpenText Content Suite, we can easily keep documents safe
  • Document collaboration is easy with OpenText
  • We can easily handle invoicing and automation thanks to features such as content capture and imaging.
  • With OpenText Content Suite, there is better file sync and archiving
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